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As I walk the boulevard walkway most mornings around 8:15 I see a girl sitting in a small tree directly across from Why Not. Most of the time she is still there when I go by on the round trip. Can't really tell her age or attractiveness from the walkway but doesn't look stunning. What do you think she is doing?
Apologies if it a guy's partner having morning beers at Why Not while she sits in her nest.
Hi. My wife is in Dumaguete for a couple of weeks and would like to visit some of her family one of whom lives on a dirt road in the "mountains". Is anyone aware of a taxi service where you can rent a 4 wheel drive vehicle and a driver for 1 day, so she can visit with them? Thanks.
A prominent business owner in town relayed to me that the new City Mall has roof top parking, buuut the access to the roof ramp crosses private property and that owner doesn't want to give right of way. (!)
There was something mentioned about City Mall renting temporary parking space near the bowling alley but then customers would have to cross the busy highway..
My source also said the new McDo is owned by the corporation, not by the same guy who owns McDO #1 and #2
Looking for a Rental House or Apartment, preferably close to Valencia proper. Second choice would be towards Bacong.
inverter type aircons in bedroom and sala
running water day AND night (a give away that I currently live in Valencia)
kitchen with oven or room for an oven
covered parking for 2 motorcycles
secure lot (so the bikes aren't stolen)
decent shot to a Globe tower for roof mounted antenna/wireless broadband internet (I already have the equipment)
pm me here or text me at 0917-761-1130
Dumaguete City to test one-way traffic scheme this weekend
Dumaguete City to test one-way traffic scheme this weekend
Locals tell me it is a nightmare and they should know as they cause most of them
Something PatO said got me thinking about this. If you have decided to buy is there a sweet spot price wise that give you some of the comforts you are used to, but also allows you to sell in a reasonable amount of time (a couple of months). I've seen some $500k USD homes and my thought is how many people can be in the market for something like that.
I was thinking about long range plans and the wife hating to be 'wasting money' on renting. My position is wait to buy until we actually know where we want to be as it is too far down the road to know. The current plan is she goes to school here, gets her 4-year degree, then we go to the States for 5-10 years so she can get her US citizenship, work experience, and maybe even some retirement benefits. The citizenship is where the question comes in.
If we buy property (in her name of course) before going to the US, then she renounces her Philippine citizenship to accept US citizenship, then reaffirms Philippine citizenship and becomes a dual citizen. What happens (if anything) to the property since she (even for a short period) renounced her Philippine citizenship and became a foreign owner of Philippine property? Is that a potential problem?
Many times we read and or Hear about how people (Us and Them) are treated with the Prospect of Hospital care. So I offer this to say what the law says BUT we all know what an *ss it can be;
As always Your Mileage may vary
this would be of interest to members having internet signal strength issues.
i live in the bush about 10km from duma and 6 from dauin. there's no globe/smart signal pointed up here that i know of and we have a lousy pocket wifi signal so, out of desperation, i purchased and installed a parabolic antenna about a year ago and pointed it to the strongest signal i could find using a laptop to monitor the signal strength and speed. it worked great but about every 6 months or so the signal weakens to the point of useless so i hafta go up on the roof and turn the antenna mast til i get a decent signal.
recently, after weeks of miserable signal/data transfer, we recently repointed the antenna using an app named ''Open Signal'' and it's free at the Play Store.
it has several neat features, one being a compass like device that points at the strongest signal. there's also a map that shows all the cell towers in the area, i was amazed to see how many antennas there actually are and...
i just renewed my drivers license and thot i'd post the details here for newbies like myself.
- i went to the robinson's mall LTO office and got sent next door for lab tests
- went to the lab test facility and i had to pee into a little bottle, after which, i was told to sit down and wait to be called for the eye test.
- got called into the eye test in less than 5 minutes
- after the eye test, i was sent to window three (3) and had my foto taken, then i sat down and waited to be called to the cashier to pay for the lab service.
- i got called to the cashier in a few minutes, paid p400 and i was given a receipt and sent next door to LTO.
less than 30 minutes
- i handed my lab documents to a LTO person behind the glass and was told to sit down until i was called.
- i hardly had time to find a seat and sit down before i was called to the cashier.
- i paid p6,200 and i was given a temporary ''ok to drive'' document and told to come back in april 2017 to see if my...
All the time I've spent in California, I have never felt a earthquake. This morning in Banilad, 0315ish... I was smacked in the head by my lady and was told "earthquake" it lasted 3 seconds..all i remember is the smack....
Maybe 10 minutes later...Not sure... My early warning system went off ( upside down glasses in a tupperware bowl with coffee cups on top of them....) they started rocking and i was on my feet before i knew what i was doing. All i could think about was i was on the 3rd floor and Charleton Heston.. this lasted 5 seconds ...I think ....I could be wrong due to mass hysteria...My lady told me to get back in bed ...it's the safest place...
About 10 minutes after that the cups shook slightly for a half a second.. No more sleep for me.
The State Departments credit union is opening it's door for Americans abroad. The yearly membership to join is $55/year for seniors.
US Account for overseas Americans? ACA delivers the award winning solution to its members! | Rockville, MD |
ACA has teamed up with the State Department Federal Credit Union to provide SDFCU accounts for Americans residing abroad. This is the same type of account used by Americans working at US embassies, as well as many other people around the world. You can reside full-time or part-time abroad and still qualify. You don’t have to have an address in the US. You don’t have to be connected in any way with the Federal Government.
The ACA-Members/SDFCU account is simple to open and maintain. Everything can be done online. The most up-to-date EMV secure (Chip enabled) cards are available.
Member “deposits” and savings – technically “shares” – are insured by the National Credit Union...
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