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  1. PatO

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    18 months after surviving a life-threatening stroke, I am not going to suggest to anyone what they could or should do to prevent having a stroke; there are many sites that can offer better advice than I can. All I will offer is, once again, you don't want to have one.
    I am slowly making progress but still handicapped with my balance, control, use of my right hand, and cannot get up or down without help. On the plus side, I can now walk without a cane if I have someone walking with me in case I start wobbling or my bad (right) leg starts collapsing.
    Working hard walking and at the gym helps fight off depression and keeping the never give up spirit and attitude.
    Watching my son grow and having a beer with my friends is enjoyable therapy. Finally, my wife taking such excellent care of me is a real blessing. Life is good.
     
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    The Land Transportation Office has waived the 150-day validity period of temporary driver's licenses until a shortage of materials for license cards is resolved.

    The LTO announced in a memorandum dated Friday that the validity period of temporary driver's licenses (TDL) will be disregarded and "the expiry date of the driver's license indicated therein shall be considered as the TDL's lifespan/validity period."

    LTO enforcers and deputized agents were instructed to refrain from apprehending drivers with expired TDLs.

    Licensing Centers/District Offices and Driver's License Renewal Centers (DLRC) will set-up hotlines and notices to inform the public of the card's availability. Rie Takumi/JDS, GMA News

    More from: LTO waives validity period of temporary licenses due to shortage of materials | News | GMA News Online

    How hard is it to scorce blue plastic cards! I should imagine there is a large outstanding bill from the lto to the supplier!
     
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  3. Jack Peterson

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    Yesterday evening (While waiting for this storm to happen) I walked my usual 30 meters to my Sorry Sorry store for my couple of bottles of SMB as I do most evenings. To my Surprise I saw something I had not seen in all my time here. Little Girls, maybe 8 to 10 year old, playing with Dolls. Now as a father of 4 girls this site was not new to me in my past situation but here, I have never seen it before. Also new to me was something that well, really astounded me a little. The same age boys, Spider Fighting. YEP! Spider Fighting. They had spiders on twigs, got the spider to spin its cord, then wrap it lightly to the twig, another did the same at the other end and when to 2 spiders met WOW! ferocious battle for 1 or 2 seconds. Never seen this before.
    Just a trivial Saturday morning thread but has any one else come across these two things here? :cool: maybe it is just me but i find this little interest in the local kids is what keeps them happy and not in my face as some type of benefactor. I can also say that these kids do not come knocking at my door for anything other than buying Ice Which I will gladly sell, if we have enough to spare. (and I do mean sell)

    I find taking some interest in the local kids can make a difference in how the parents treat me. Maybe members will remember when I bought marbles for them sometime ago, they never Forget. Respect has to be earned not demanded I feel. All to many times I think we all, do demand.

    Sorry for my Trivia today but...............:D life can be good if we go about it the right way.


    JP:wink:
     
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    Yeah ... and I am sure they will watch his back.

    Please try visiting a different website as your threatening-type language is not really wanted here.
     
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    I am a big boy lol, I will survive.. But some should read the name of this site. Dumaguete Info, not Dumaguete "get off topic". This is a valuable source of information for many, and going that far off topic does not benefit many who come here for information relevant to the thread, also kinda disrespects the deceased IMHO.
     
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    Going off of memory, so need to confirm with Dustin, I think he changed that a while back so that only 'abhorrent' and 'trolling' count as negatives on our profiles now. He actually gave me a 'disagree' on a post a week or two ago yet I still have zero negative rating on my profile.
     
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    What I'll say we can take from this is a few things.

    1. Everyone has a right to their own opinion (unless you disagree with me then stfu up *jk*)
    2. When making a review try and say a bit of details on what was liked or disliked. Things like *best ever* or *worst ever* and just that is fairly worthless on its own.
    3. No need to attack others or their opinions but questioning how they arrived at such an opinion is fine.
    4. Everyone has different tastes and quite honestly everyone has different opinions on what XYZ food should or shouldn't taste like. Eat Mexican food in Tijuana or near the border will result in different taste then way down south in Mexico. Eat Tex-Mex food and you must accept its not true Mexican food most of the time same as eating at whatever *Mexican* restaurant way up in the NE US is likely different still. Same goes for pretty much every other ethnic food. Honestly I doubt many Americans I know in the US could stand real Chinese food w/o whining and complaining that its not authentic because it doesn't taste like their favorite Chinese takeout in the US even if they are dining in Shanghai when they make the complaint!
     
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  8. DaveD

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    I concur with Dave & Imp Both Mikes Dive resort and Bambulo are very nice family type resorts. My family and I especially enjoy Bambulo Resort. They have large kiddie pool with fountain and also a large adult pool with a nice slide and a cave which has a hot tub under a waterfall. The Bambulo resort also has lots of covered areas to sit and eat or drink with friends/family and lots of foliage/native plants to help with the heat and ambiance. I was there today 4/24/16 and the place was packed as we had a area wide brownout for maintenance on power facilities all day 8am-5pm and it is Sunday locally which is a big family day here so many, many families there with the kiddies. A good time was had by all!
     
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    There was a case in the nineties (well not the last five years) where the mayor and his two body guards gunned down an american on open street.
    They thought they would get away with it. But nope. The lawyer who drove the case transfered the trial to Luzon, as the 'suspects' were too connected in Cebu. All got long prison sentences. The mayor couldn't cope with being locked up and died in prison soon after the conviction. The other two are still locked up.
     
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    :meh: Is it obvious though? It was closing time. Employees get rides from bf's/friends/relatives all the time. Go outside Why Not/Revive/Prime/any other club in the city/country around closing time and you will see the exact same thing happening. If this were "backup" all those people wouldn't have walked away or into the bar acting like they didn't know anything about what was going on.

    I don't think anything is going on in Dumaguete. There has always been violence in "the city of gentle people"....especially around christmas/holidays/elections. The city has grown quite a bit in the last 5-10 years. More people = more crime. It is still pretty easy to avoid getting killed in Dumaguete though: stay away from the drug scene, stay out of politics and don't try to fight/threaten the locals or treat them like crap and your chances of getting killed here are extremely slim.
     
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