Posts Tagged 'philippines'

Darth Vader’s #2 In The Philippines

Darth Vader’s #2 In The Philippines

Today I felt like combining two of my favorite things:  Star Wars humor and ripping on the Philippines.  For those not living here you wouldn’t understand but the reality is “toilet paper” isn’t very popular here.  Instead they use a small plastic ladle called a tabo and a bucket of water:

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If they do have toilet paper you can’t put the used material in the toilet but instead have to put it ...

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EASY way to get to USA-Only Sites!

EASY way to get to USA-Only Sites!

Found a really cool post on LifeHacker today about a free service that’ll be really useful for folks living outside the US of A.  Sites like Hulu, NBC, and even some vids on YouTube are blocked if you’re not coming from the States.  Sure you could setup a VPN or proxy connection but for the non-tech-nerd-types that isn’t exactly easy.  Changing your DNS settings though, not terribly difficult.  So that’s where Tunlr comes in.

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Dog Riding Moped in Manila

Dog Riding Moped in Manila

Now I’ve seen a lot of crazy things on mopeds here in Manila.  I’ve seen 4 full size adults packed onto on.  I’ve seen three “State Police” riding on a single moped.  Yeah, nothing says “authority” figure like riding bitch on a moped.  I often see a family: dad driving with helmet, baby in the middle without helmet, and mom riding on the back with a helmet.  I call this the nutcracker.

But nothing compares to what I saw today.  No ...

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Critter Pix

Just trying to get caught up on all the pix I’ve got to post. This post is a dump of all the recent pix of our critters that have been sitting on a memory chip in one of our camera’s. Yes, we love taking pix of our critters. They’re like our kids. Except we don’t have to pay to send them to college!

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New Condo At Serendra

Yes, Shey and I are buying a place. It’s at One Serendra which is in the Fort Bonafacio area of Manila. It’s the nicest area in the country and is a fully planned live/work/play/shop community on the grounds of what used to be Fort McKinley. Doesn’t look like much now b/c it’s totally empty but it will be bad ass once we’re done with it!

The cool thing about the development is that it’s 65% green space which means there’s ...

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