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    ^That's just the way it is, topper. Things...

    ^That's just the way it is, topper. Things constantly change. My barangay imposed its own lockdown last July 9 to 23 (2 weeks). Then now, it's the national govt declaring MECQ for Metro Manila &...
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    Pres. Du30 has placed Metro Manila on stricter...

    Pres. Du30 has placed Metro Manila on stricter quafantine again, due to increasing number of cases (103k + now). We eased up a little in June and allowed individuals stranded in the city to go back...
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    ^yes. The real numbers must be higher than the...

    ^yes. The real numbers must be higher than the reported ones, since we're not doing mass testing.

    I think for the OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers) who have been repatriated bcos they lost their...
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    @happynz - I'll try making that rice wine...

    @happynz - I'll try making that rice wine sometime this week. I've recently bought apple & cranberry juices, and will make wines from those too. So far, my fave among my wines is the Four Seasons...
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    ^Yup, that rule re: motorbikes is just...

    ^Yup, that rule re: motorbikes is just ridiculous. It's a safety hazard too!

    Re: alcohol - sorry to hear about the alcohol ban again. I did tell you to stock up on alcohol before. Either that, or...
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    ^nice gym, mendip You're already a Youtuber!...

    ^nice gym, mendip

    You're already a Youtuber! That vid was pure blackness - I didn't quite know what to expect. Maybe a quick jump scare scene?! :D

    Re: becoming a famous Youtuber, you should...
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    @edmond - 13 C is sweater (UK jumper) weather for...

    @edmond - 13 C is sweater (UK jumper) weather for me. Brrr.

    @ohoh - the 11 y.o. son of one of my colleagues wants to be a Youtuber when he grows up. Apparently it's now a career to aspire to. :D...
  8. ^lol. He has said many dodgy things in the past,...

    ^lol. He has said many dodgy things in the past, only to have his people backtrack/ offer an apology or explanation afterwards.

    But, unlike the Orange one & the Brazilian, Du30 has believed in the...
  9. ^can't blame them. They have jobs in Sabah, which...

    ^can't blame them. They have jobs in Sabah, which they won't have in PI.

    There were political issues raised in late 2012/ early 2013 re: ownership of Sabah. Historically, it belongs to the...
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    Thanks again for the pics & stories, mendip. ...

    Thanks again for the pics & stories, mendip.

    Have you considered doing a vlog/ YouTube? I've seen some vids of Filipino mariners - a day in the life type of vids, and I found them interesting....
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    Sticky: Yes, I wear a mask in public. In the PI: for...

    Yes, I wear a mask in public.

    In the PI: for most areas, especially in/ near metropolis, face masks, temp checks & hand sanitizers are the norm.

    In many places, including public transport: no...
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    @lom & headworx - Heh. You can do your own dang...

    @lom & headworx - Heh. You can do your own dang laundry & make your own effin sammiches. :D ;)

    @mendip - oops, sorry I thought you worked in a rig, kinda like Deepwater Horizon. Thanks for the...
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    ^nice vehicle. Thanks for the pics & stories,...

    ^nice vehicle. Thanks for the pics & stories, mendip. Hope you're adjusting well on board.

    Question: are there women in your rig, or is it a pure sausage fest? I know that the maritime industry is...
  14. Thanks for the pics & stories, chitty! Yes, pic...

    Thanks for the pics & stories, chitty! Yes, pic threads are great. Unfortunately due to this situation, travel options are limited. Btw, a UK couple (Travel Beans on YT) had a vid comparing motor...
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    Good luck on your weight loss journey! I'm doing...

    Good luck on your weight loss journey! I'm doing intermittent fasting now (16:8) and some exercise - I hope I can keep it up! I haven't been constant in exercising lately (it's hard to get motivated...
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    Again, good luck to you & yours, mendip. With...

    Again, good luck to you & yours, mendip. With this covid thing, most things (jobs, travel) are uncertain.

    It's similar circumstances in PI. At the moment, only Filipino citizens are allowed, as...
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    Good luck and safe travels, Mendip! I'll miss...

    Good luck and safe travels, Mendip! I'll miss your threads as well.

    Btw, I'm surprised at how small your luggage is. To the offshore guys here (past & present) - is that all you regularly take to...
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    I'm glad you kept your cool, Mendip. Again,...

    I'm glad you kept your cool, Mendip. Again, thanks for the pics & stories. Few years ago, I took the Bkk to Ayutthaya train. It was 3rd class (I think), no A/C, wooden seats, open windows. It was the...
  19. ^I agree. Fewer people, less resources needed...

    ^I agree. Fewer people, less resources needed from the planet. Not that I think C-19 is a hoax/ scamdemic or it was planned by Bill Gates & the Illuminati, but the world's resources are finite and we...
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    I live near an industrial area a few clicks away...

    I live near an industrial area a few clicks away from Metro Manila. Two or three years ago, there was a resurgence of Japanese groups setting up companies/ factories in the vicinity. That was when...
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    No wonder Luigi has been missing from the lately....

    No wonder Luigi has been missing from the lately. He's been managing his restaurant!

    This Edmond guy seems to know a lot about BKK and kid-friendly attractions, though. I wonder if he knows Minty,...
  22. ^the OFWs who have returned home are mostly from...

    ^the OFWs who have returned home are mostly from the service sector - hotels, restaurants, shops, cruise ships. Those who are in healthcare, education, domestic helpers & seafarers/ mariners - their...
  23. I respectfully disagree. If you're travelling...

    I respectfully disagree.

    If you're travelling in your country but in a different region and the locals speak a different dialect, you're considered as a tourist and treated as one - a local...
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    @mendip - thanks for the pics & stories. It's...

    @mendip - thanks for the pics & stories. It's nice that you're exposing your daughter to different kinds of public transport and experiences. Now that my dad is gone, I fondly remember the times when...
  25. I agree with David48 & willy. I've used Air Asia...

    I agree with David48 & willy. I've used Air Asia several times, and am satisfied with their service. I hope they don't go under.
  26. Broadway actor Nick Cordero died of it recently....

    Broadway actor Nick Cordero died of it recently. He was only 41. Had a wife and baby/ toddler. (poor kid - dad died too soon)

    Nick Cordero, Broadway actor, dead at 41 - CNN

    Yes, youtuber Bald &...
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    After almost 4 months of quarantine, it's still...

    After almost 4 months of quarantine, it's still mainly the same for me. At the moment, only essential travel is allowed in my area, so I just go out for groceries, bills and errands. Still WFH,...
  28. The PI is known for its banking secrecy laws and...

    The PI is known for its banking secrecy laws and dodgy immigration officers. A few months ago, many immigration officers were sacked/ investigated because of the "pastillas" scandal. Pastillas is a...
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    @simon - I'm glad that you're happy. We all need...

    @simon - I'm glad that you're happy. We all need to find happiness during these days. Re: sex doll, to each his/ her own. I've seen a clip of a guy in Japan who married his doll - so to each his/ her...
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    Hey toot, thanks for the bump to my thread! ...

    Hey toot, thanks for the bump to my thread!

    Because of the virus, there are no hikes at the moment. The last real mountain hike that I did was in mid-January. Then in early March, I did minor...
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    @toot - it's coming along nicely. Not long now...

    @toot - it's coming along nicely. Not long now until we see the finished product. :)
  32. I've always liked this song by Marc Anthony....

    I've always liked this song by Marc Anthony. Here's the dance version.

    YouTube

    I also like La Camisa Negra by Juanes
    YouTube
    ^I saw recent vids of Juanes, he's aging well ;)
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    New Anti terror law in Philippines signed

    Pres Duterte signed the new anti terror law

    Duterte signs anti-terror measure into law | Philstar.com

    Short vid here:
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    I've heard/read of discussions about this from...
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    @topper - eat more local fruits & veggies....

    @topper - eat more local fruits & veggies. They're cheap & they're good for you. If you have some type of fruit/ veg with lunch & dinner, you're guranteed to have good bowel movement before you leave...
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    Btw topper, I saw that the cat's been drinking...

    Btw topper, I saw that the cat's been drinking Red Horse Beer. She's a strong one! :D

    (red horse is 6.8% alcohol, made by San Miguel Corp)
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    Stripey (I've had cats named Spotty, Darkie...

    Stripey

    (I've had cats named Spotty, Darkie and Yellow. Spotty and Darkie were siblings, Yellow was an older cat - different timeline).
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    @mendip - I think it's stressful for the kids...

    @mendip - I think it's stressful for the kids (and senior citizens) here in PI, since in most areas they're still prohibited from leaving their houses. As with TH, it's stricter in the big cities...
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    ^good advice, toots! Beef tomahawks matter. :D ...

    ^good advice, toots! Beef tomahawks matter. :D

    I searched for vids about Mt Kanlaon - this what what I found (it's in Taglish). Two volcanoes are now being closely monitored - Mt Kanlaon in Negros...
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    ^you're getting the hang of PI living, topper! :D...

    ^you're getting the hang of PI living, topper! :D

    You just need a major typhoon, strong earthquake & volcanic eruption, and you'll be all set! :D

    Btw, when I hiked Taal Volcano last year (July...
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    @toot - in post #65, some parts of the wall have...

    @toot - in post #65, some parts of the wall have rebar (4th pic), some don't seem to have (3rd pic). Is it standard practice to put rebar there in TH or not? (Anyone can answer). Btw, usually how far...
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    Hey topper, how's Kanlaon volcano? Did you get...

    Hey topper, how's Kanlaon volcano? Did you get earthquakes there? Hope everyone is safe (it's minor, but it may be a prelude to a bigger eruption? I dunno).

    Just so you know, Taal Volcano (near...
  42. I put this in topper's Bacolod thread, but I'll...

    I put this in topper's Bacolod thread, but I'll place the link here as well.

    The Spanish national, Javier Parra, who disobeyed police & was unruly during the enhanced quarantine, has been deported...
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    @headworx - Lol. This one's for you... :D Mula...

    @headworx - Lol. This one's for you... :D

    Mula Batanes hanggang Jolo
    Saan ka man ay halina kayo
    Isang libo at isang tuwa
    Buong bansa
    Eaaaattt Bulaga!

    Translation:
    From Batanes to Jolo (...
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    Hi Wally, thank you for telling your story - it...

    Hi Wally, thank you for telling your story - it takes courage to bare your soul like that, especially to this forum!

    To answer your question, I have been in love, and I thought he was the one. We...
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    ^I think it depends on location. In my university...

    ^I think it depends on location. In my university town, apartments (rooms) and dorm-type places are always springing up bcos of the need for housing by students and university employees. The rent of...
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    @toot - thanks for the tips. The land is there...

    @toot - thanks for the tips. The land is there (it's small compared to Dillinger standards, lol). I'm still thinking & researching on what to do with it later. At the moment, I'm watching house...
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    Thanks shutree & toot for the answers! I...

    Thanks shutree & toot for the answers!

    I looked at the pics on the previous page, and I saw that they did dig deeper for the posts. And yeah, if it's to be a 2-storey building, the posts/ columns...
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    @toot - 2k baht per unit per month is cheap! I...

    @toot - 2k baht per unit per month is cheap! I assume this is in the province? In my area, I don't think there are flats which go for 2k/ month. Maybe in the very rural provinces in PI, you'll find...
  49. Sorry for the late update.. The vid was uploaded...

    Sorry for the late update.. The vid was uploaded June 6

    Illegal covid 19 testing facility in a night market/ food court in Las Pinas city, Metro Manila. Around 100 Chinese nationals caught. Vid is...
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    Just saw this now - thanks for sharing the pics....

    Just saw this now - thanks for sharing the pics. I miss hiking! With the current situation... I hope I will be able to hike again soon...
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