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  1. what its really like here. well the attached video is our second in a series. the next one is in the can just got to finish it all up, and it takes ages but the foodlines are getting bigger now. most see up to 700 a day. I have always said that 10% would be on the take, but the 90% are broke. and its getting worse and worse. openign amusement parks, malls and hair salons doesnt do this lot much good at all, and employers wont be keen to re open, even bars, unless they already had an expat trade. latest guesstimate is we might see SOME tourism towards the end of the year but even th
    12 points
  2. I have just found out that a friend of mine took his own life on Friday night. He has had depression issues in the past, but always managed to pull through. Speaking to him a couple of weeks ago he told me he was pissed off cooped up indoors 23 hours a day and all he was doing was getting drunk at home. Any death is tragic, but people should open their eyes and realise there is more to this shite than people dying in hospital. If my friend was allowed a semi-normal semblence of life, he would still be living. Lockdown is killing more than just covid 19 patients.
    6 points
  3. Took her into Glasgow today, our usual Chinese wholesalers closed. We found a new one and stocked up. Ok, hot and sour soup, then chicken with green pepper in black bean sauce. Thanks dear Wife, enjoyed it.
    6 points
  4. OK thanks for clarifying. I think there is a big difference between: a) Benefiting from deliberating trying to screw the economy b) Being relatively unharmed by the economy being screwed I wouldn't disagree agree with you on many of the likely outcomes of this, but at the start of this crisis the world economy was booming. No government, global business or banks (and they are hardly the most financial sound, a few could go under once corporates start to default), would want this. A Conservative government choosing to implement policies that would damage business? Ma
    5 points
  5. So we are told that if we lift the lockdown in the UK that there will be 100,000k deaths. This is from the same people that told us there would be 600,000 deaths already, these people are utterly discredited. The number of deaths and infections was grossly overestimated.
    5 points
  6. The Longest Day, possibly the greatest collection of post WW11 actors in one movie.
    5 points
  7. Just lifted this off a U.K nurse's FB post. I am a nurse and I want to say to all my friends and family please do not clap for me tonight...you want to know why well I will tell you...today I have come out to do my shopping and I am truly saddened...I am sad that the traffic on the road is like any normal day...I am sad that so many people in the queue at the supermarket are talking about lockdown finishing next week...I am sad that social distancing seems to be all but forgotten...I am sad the general public believe this virus is all over and life can return to normal as we have h
    5 points
  8. Good call Ian, I rang up my credit card company last night and explained the situation, they could not understand why they were not offering me a full refund, and so they set up a dispute. I come of the phone to the bank and emailed PH Travel informing them that a Credit Card Dispute had been set up and it would be in the interesst of all parties if they agreed to give me a full refund and I would then call off the Credit card dispute. I received the following email this morning:
    4 points
  9. That is what Trump said and now look how many cases of Covid 19 there are now. I would rather rely on science than people with no knowledge whatsoever and engrossed in conspiracy theories and blatant denial. I wonder how many lives could have been saved during the Spanish flu pandemic had we had the science and technology that we have today. No government in their right mind would spend the trillions of dollars needed to to deal with C19 unless they viewed it as a very serious threat to their people. I am borderline high risk group and in almost total isolation. That is my choice. But
    4 points
  10. Britain’s Supreme Court has thrown the country’s deportation policies into chaos by ruling that a foreign criminal cannot be deported to a country with poorer free healthcare than the United Kingdom. Wow .. what f**king idiots !
    4 points
  11. Ok, let me make this clear and what I mean. Covid 19 is real, it's out there. It's another virus to add to the list of infectious viruses that help kill ill and old every year. The scam is the government, media have terrified the Nation and blew this way out of proportion. The Southern general (queen Elizabeth) and Royal are in Glasgow. The nurse I know from the Southern has taken a long holiday. In my opinion, the government has been ill advised by media and scientists. Scientists who work and take money from the likes of Bill gates. Banks, global businesses and gove
    4 points
  12. That could be dangerous if he finds discussions on thousands of other subjects he knows fluck all about to disagree with. His head could explode.
    4 points
  13. Years ago I saw a couple of vids of the wet T shirt comps in Angeles,looked like a riot!....Google is your friend....
    4 points
  14. the bar with the mob was the Hollywood bar In fields in 94 it is long gone.the girls was from the old "Aussie bar" in M.H del Pilar Ermita,the bar that was the best bar in Manila back in the mid 1980s.the bar that I judge every bar on that I have been allowed to get pissed in Asia.with the Best big bot mamasan I ever met Elsia,shit she was good,she looked after her punters,like they was family,she said " if you treat the customers like family they will keep coming back"[something a few mamsans in LOS could learn from]there was 70-90 BGs on any given night most BF before 9pm,blokes would come
    4 points
  15. Got a delivery tonight , Indian set for one .. poppadom , chicken tikka and onion bhaji starter - garlic chilli chicken , vegetable curry , plain naan and pilau rice .. not bad for £16
    4 points
  16. Thought the PMs statement tonight was as clear as mud ... if you can work from home then stay at home , if you can't then go to work tomorrow.. but don't use public transport , unless you don't have a bike ...and be alert ...unless you are Scottish ..then stay home
    3 points
  17. Yup. The lockdown started 23rd March it looks like it will continue up here until June at some point, and even then, past Xmas into 2021 until pubs, restaurants, gyms etc open. Even then if the 2 metre rule applies, there's no point of them EVER opening again. Most places are packed out only at weekends, trade poor week days. We are looking at the total annihilation of the UK leisure industry. Millions of job losses. And the Nation has been so frightened that it might take Months or years for many to want to go out again. We could be looking at the total annihilation of the UK
    3 points
  18. , Of course they rise but not anywhere in the same proportion as the Covid 19 epidemic has spread. You say that the "only people You can see" etc... I really don't think any of us are qualified to make such a statement as we are not all seeing and all knowing, even if some may think they are. Everyone wants to get back to work and back to normality but that has to depend on when it's safe. You can't just categorise people's opinions by their political or social class. I am not a Boris fan but I think that he has handled the situation quite well thus far. Of co
    3 points
  19. Answer to all 3 is the irresponsible spreading of the virus leading to death in some cases and placing the economy over human life. Very easy to answer. I don't need to virtue signal. I am way to old for that stuff. I am giving an honest opinion. After all, isn't that what forums are about? Sharing opinions? I certainly would not waste time articulating a belief or opinion just for the sake of it or to try and impress.
    3 points
  20. The Longest Day is my pick for the best WW 2 film. The cast was incredible and the story lines were across the board.
    3 points
  21. an amazing photo of great actors...and not an instagram virtue signal amongst them
    3 points
  22. Nobody mentioned The Longest Day ?? Always worth a watch. Not a bad movie up there apart from the Sound of Music. In that Tele article The Cruel Sea came top. I hate to say it but agree with young Ivan ---Schindler's List. Visited Krakow couple of years ago to see where it was filmed. Very moving ......
    3 points
  23. Operation Daybreak, based on the true story of the assassination of Heydrich and its repercussions. It's also got one of the best scores of any WW2 movie.
    3 points
  24. https://southeastasiaglobe.com/cathay-pacific-flight-cx700z/?fbclid=IwAR0wj9qt4o7wuwxGt8mESst9u9eW1BvNtxsIZapL9I_NMM1lzPZvC9S-jXs
    3 points
  25. I know what you mean. It's frustrating dealing these anti-covid-19 creeps. Never mind how they want to infect the 64% that wouldn't enter the workforce even if lock downs were lifted.
    3 points
  26. that was tame compared to the swaggy days,the first pic in post 32 that is the winner from 84 or 85,she was bloody great BF. swaggy comp would always end with one or 3 naked the winner was always sort after.sunday at the swagman in Angeles after Saturay arvos where they showed the Races from Australia live and they even had a bookie working,was always great so was the Capt Cook hotel great pool, shit I got burnt sitting in the pool drinking just from tits to the top of me head,in the pic with the mob in the bar you can see how red my face is,plus I was a wee bit pissed regards g
    3 points
  27. Beef cheeks vindaloo in the slow cooker for tonight’s dinner. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  28. I was living in Barrio Baretto between 1990 - 1993 and before that I was living in Puerta Galera between 1987 - 1990, I always used the swaggy bus to get around from Manila - Angeles - Subic. Used the Centrepoint hotel bus from Manila to Batangas. Taxis were for rich people, I was on a budget. Yes I was not immune to a couple of doses as I was a bare back idiot in those days. I actually enjoyed the wet shirt competitions at Maverick City, ended up with a beauty called Fely from there, her well endowed body meant she took quite a few prizes away. We were together for over 2 years.
    2 points
  29. WW2 was a worldwide conflict including a genocide that esulted in the deaths of 75 million people. This is a viral infection with a fatality rate estimated to be about 0.66%, which kills mainly those who are very old and those with severe underlying illnesses. There is no comparison to be made between the two.
    2 points
  30. Ham and cheese omelette for brekkie again today followed by a chicken tikka masala on Mexican rice.
    2 points
  31. Found this interesting OPINION It's time to face grim Covid-19 reality CHARTCHAI PARASUKFREELANCE ECONOMIST PUBLISHED : 7 MAY 2020 AT 04:00 NE
    2 points
  32. It's already gas cookered mated. There is an ill-fated belief that once the lockdown is over everything will just take off again. You can't just crash the world economy for 2-3 months and not expect there to be any long term implications.
    2 points
  33. No, I don't think any number of deaths is acceptable. Seasonal flu kills tens of 1000s every year in the UK, as does other viruses and illnesses. It's also NOT acceptable that life saving treatments have been reduced by 75% in the NHS. I understand you're not well at the moment and I'm sorry to hear that. People going through treatments that weaken their bodies will of course have to isolate. The immune system will be shot, any type of flu, Covid etc could finish them. I totally get that but what I don't get is destroying the economy, and stopping life saving treatments on the NHS be
    2 points
  34. Ahhhhh the media sensationalising the extremely rare cases of young people dying of Covid19. It's amazing how well this tactic has worked.
    2 points
  35. Yeah this is sad for sure and a real reality wake up call for many. Wife had her brother take 30k baht from her bank account and give it to some local food bank. I think for most of us who have been around awhile, the haves and the have nots have been on this planet for many years now.....100 years from now, it will be the same. Puts into perspective what sometimes we take for granted.
    2 points
  36. Is that not because there has been some kind of a lockdown it's been kept down though?
    2 points
  37. Understatement mate. The damage to the economy will take years to repair.
    2 points
  38. The pianist Stark reality of the scary scenario facing the Jewish population in 1930s Germany.
    2 points
  39. GF and I are in the Philippines, a much poorer country. Her family in Manila received 8k pesos each month from the government and as well as the cash the local Barangays are distributing food parcels every week. Same here in Angeles. I have no doubt some is creamed off by the politicans but it is getting thru
    2 points
  40. Today's update on the Beach Rd drainage project. This is what happens when you employ the color blind for footpath repairs.
    2 points
  41. Reckon we'll be seeing a bunch of UK refugees here over summer considering our pubs open 1st of June. Send them back at the border I say see how much they like Brexit still.
    2 points
  42. I feel your pain. I'm sure there could be a tax deduction in there somewhere.
    2 points
  43. Here's a version of the story from Deutsche Welle, a German public international broadcaster. The DW story relies in turn on stories from Reuters. AFP and German media sources. I'll leave to BMs themselves to compare the DW story with the Australian version. Evil Coronavirus outbreak closes German meat-packing plant Days after Germany readied to ease coronavirus restrictions, three districts saw outbreaks that will delay reopening. After COVID-19 infections at slaughterhouses, two states will test all meat-processing workers. Interior view of a a bee
    2 points
  44. Back in the end of February on one day Chiang Mai registered as the most polluted place in the world. It certainly has the worst air quality regularly in Thailand particularly during the months February to April when they burn off the old crops to clear the fields for replanting so I would definitely recommend giving a visit a miss during those months.
    2 points
  45. A few others....
    2 points
  46. This is the end result and it tastes great. It will go down well tonight on a bed of brown rice. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  47. The misses kept complaining that she had nothing to cut the grass around her roses, so i bought her a Bosch strimmer/brush cutter. But that was not good enough for her, so I went to Amazon and got her something that would put her on her knees for hours, at least then she would know what it was like for me these past 20 years.
    2 points
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