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    Medicines...

    by shintarojon Updated Jun 15, 2006

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    Favorite thing: (last date bought the medicines - June 14, 2006)

    Botica ng Bayan
    Siao-Brigino Pharmacy & Gen. Merchandise
    Balut, Tondo, Manila

    1. imodium for diarrhea - 30 pcs @ 7 pesos = 210 pesos
    2. biogesic for fever - 10 pcs @ 2.75 = 27.50 pesos
    3. benadryl A.H. for allergy - 10 pcs @ 25.25 = 252.50 pesos
    4. bonamine for dizziness - 10 pcs @ 10.25 = 102.50 pesos
    5. lagundi tablets for cough - 20 pcs @ 4.25 = 85.00 pesos
    6. cetrizine tablets for allergy - 20 pcs @ 20 = 400 pesos
    7. strepsils for sorethroat - 5 packs @ 21 = 105 pesos
    Total amount - 1, 182.50 Pesos

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    Embassy of India in the Philippines

    by shintarojon Updated Jun 14, 2006

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    Favorite thing: (date written - June 2, 2006)

    I went to Embassy of India to apply for tourist visa.

    Visa fee - 2,100 pesos (for Filipino)
    a) Other nationality - 3,150 pesos
    b) American - 4,200 pesos

    Date applied - June 2, 2006
    Date of release - June 8, 2006

    Acceptance of Application:
    Monday to Friday
    9:30 am - 12:00 noon

    Location : Embassy of India
    2190 Paraiso St. Damarinas Village, Makati City
    Phone # 843-0101/843-0102

    Fondest memory: (date written - June 8, 2006)

    Multiple-Entry Tourist Visa (India)

    1. Finally, I got my multiple-entry tourist visa for India today. Valid for 3 months. (June 5 - Sept. 5, 2006)

    Since I will leave Bangkok for India this 18th of July, I can spend only 50 days in India. It means to say that I can spend only few days in Nepal and other neighboring countries if I'll be successful in getting visa in Kolkata, India.

    multiple-entry visa
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    Exchange Rate for your info.....

    by shintarojon Updated May 17, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Foreign Exchange as of May 16, 2006

    (Infotext: ABSFOREX)

    ) 1 US $ = PhP 52.15
    2) 100 Yen = PhP 45
    3) 1 HK $ = PhP 6.00
    4) 1 UK pound = PhP 95.40
    5) 1 Euro = PhP 65.45
    6) 1 Australian $ = PhP 38.70
    7) 1 Canadian $ = PhP 46.53
    8) 1 Saudi Riyal = PhP 13.75

    ================================
    (date exchanged - April 3, 2004)

    SM Manila - Foreign Exchange

    Address: SM City Manila
    Conception cor Arroceros & San Marcelino St.
    Manila City
    (1st Floor inside SM Department Store)

    10,000 Yen = PhP 5,300

    Other info: as of April 3, 2004)

    1) 1 US $ = PhP 56.15
    2) 100 Yen = PhP 53
    3) 1 HK $ = PhP 7.10
    4) 1 UK pound = PhP 99.16
    5) 1 Euro = PhP 65.70
    6) 1 Australian $ = PhP 40.74
    7) 1 Canadian $ = PhP 40.89
    8) 1 Saudi Riyal = PhP 14.27

    Philippine Peso
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    Chinese New Year Is a Big Deal in Manila

    by AKtravelers Updated May 5, 2006

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    Favorite thing: I traveled to Manila over the Chinese New Year period, arriving on the morning of Chinese New Year's Eve. While I figured that there would be some interest in the holiday given the Chinese ancestry of some Filipinos, I had no idea how big.
    The first sign was our carriage ride around Old Manila, which took us into Chinatown on New Year's Eve. The place was wall-to-wall people, many setting off fireworks or dressed in dragon costumes. Unfortunately, the low lighting and bouncing of the carriage prevented many of my pictures from coming out.
    Then, two nights later, we were invited to a boisterous Chinese New Year's party at the Heritage Hotel. There were about 300 people there, all dressed nicely and enjoying the food and drink provided (starting two hours late, of course). The party was outside around the pool, which wasn't used except for a place to float a large Chinese dog (it was the year of the dog). A line of tables was set up upon which was laid the longest salad ever constructed in Manila. All the guests were then given chopsticks and asked to toss the salad in the air -- the higher the better for good luck. Of course, salad got everywhere and all over everyone. After the salad tossing was done, a 20-minute fireworks barrage took place both overhead and riding up flagpoles behind the stage. We had to cover our drinks as remnants of the deafening pyrotechnics fell everywhere. Watching the spectacle silently -- it was too loud to speak -- I made the observation that I have never been to a party where the guests were both so well-dressed and covered with so many vegetables and fireworks casings. It was a bizarre sight.

    Chinese New Year fireworks for sale in Chinatown
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    Embassy of Philippines in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    by muddybok Updated Mar 26, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Embassy of Philippines in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    No. 1 Changkat Kia Peng
    50450 Kuala Lumpur
    Malaysia
    Kuala Lumpur

    Phone: (603) 2148-9989
    Web Site: http://www.philembassykl.org.my/


    For Malaysia citizen, you need not to apply travel Visa so long your stay in Philippines is not exceeding 21 days. This will translate into lower cost of traveling to Philippines and probably can buy few jugs of beer or 1 dive with that money.

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  • AMA

    by arabian10 Written Jan 21, 2006

    Favorite thing: 2-Year Diploma in
    Business and Information Management

    A course that will provide you basic knowledge on the broad spectrum of activities involved in the development of information system. It covers all general Information Technology applications found in a modern business setup.

    AMA

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  • AMA

    by arabian10 Written Jan 21, 2006

    Favorite thing: 2-Year Diploma in
    Computer System Design and Programming

    A course that will equip you with the core knowledge on the latest techniques and methodologies in program logic development, software development tools, software testing tools, documentation, software maintenance, and entry-level software engineering. These subjects will enable you to develop world-class skills in program applications for both local and foreign industries.

    AMA

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  • AMA

    by arabian10 Written Jan 21, 2006

    Favorite thing: 2-Year Diploma in
    Computer-based Accountancy

    A course designed to give you greater knowledge about the Internet or the World Wide Web. Skills will be developed in database management, Web-based designed and programming, business transaction via the Internet and computer networking.

    AMA

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  • AMA

    by arabian10 Written Jan 21, 2006

    Favorite thing: 2-Year Diploma in
    Computer System and Network Technology

    A course designed to get you involved in the Information Technology field as computer system technician, network administrators or support staff.

    The first year of this course gives you knowledge in computer system repair and troubleshooting. Completion of the second year provides you the skills in building computer networks.

    AMA

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  • AMA

    by arabian10 Written Jan 21, 2006

    Favorite thing: 2-Year Diploma in
    Internet Technology

    A course designed to give you greater knowledge about the Internet or the World Wide Web. Skills will be developed in database management, Web-based design and programming, business transaction via the Internet and computer networking.

    AMA

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    Chickens! even in the city...

    by Travel2write Updated May 3, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Chickens! even in the city they wake you up at the crack of dawn! Everyone has at least one. Boiled Chicken! Grilled Chickens! Chicken at the market, dead or alive! Chicken fights! And the most memoriable experience I have had of all my travels!
    Balute! In fact I don't think that is even the proper spelling! What is it? An egg with a fully developed chicken embryo (or in my case a duckling) is taken and buried to ferment for a couple of weeks.

    Fondest memory: Eating balute after being invited to a persons house which I met walking down a street in Subic. You take the egg crack it, and eat the fermented chick. Ahhh.
    I recomend you don't look at it, or give as much thought as I did. Once I got it in my mouth, I rolled it continuously around until I worked up the courage to force it down. With a big swig of my San Miguel Beer I survived. Oh well, I think of a quote I heard on T.V. today 'I am not afraid of dying, I am afraid of not living!'

    Sweet Balute
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    National Flag of The Philippines

    by xuessium Written Mar 30, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The symbols on the white triangle of the Philippine flag are an eight rayed sun and three stars in gold. The sun represents the dawning of a new era of self determination that was desired in 1897 (when the flag was first designed) after the Spanish-American war and the US promise of independence, which was granted in 1946. The 8 rays on the sun stand for the 8 provinces that rose in revolt against Spanish rule in the late 19th century. The 3 stars stand for the 3 principal geographic areas of the country, Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao. To complete the symbolism of the flag, the red stripe represents courage and bravery and the blue stripe is for noble ideals. The white triangle stands for the Katipunan, a revolutionary organization that led the revolt against Spain and the color white represents peace and purity. This flag is unique in that in peacetime, the blue stripe is uppermost but during wartime, the red stripe is on top.

    PhilippinesFlag
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    VT Meet in Manila

    by littlegirl0130 Written Jan 19, 2005

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    Favorite thing: would be a BLAST to attend one in Manila...
    see my homepage for our very 1st VT Meet last December 16, 2004...we all had a great time...just post a meeting sched and will call the troops!!! HEHE!

    Fondest memory: oh the food and the stories we all share when we're together...

    VT Meet at the Fort Pier One
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    Food Sanitation

    by wreckloose Written Dec 22, 2004

    Favorite thing: Remember to clean all fruits and vegetables thoroughly. "Night soil" is still utilized as a source of fertilizer so locally grown produce must be disinfected. I read somewhere to soak all fruits and vegetables, that couldn't be peeled or cooked, in clean, boiled water with a drop of bleach for fifteen minutes... and then in another bath of boiled water (without bleach) for another fifteen minutes. I did that and whether it actually worked or not, I never once got ill from the local produce. I've been told that there is also a product available in the grocery stores called "FIT", which is supposed to be a fruit and vegetable "cleansing dip".

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  • Try native food at major...

    by demonsword Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Try native food at major native restaurant chains. These are easy to find. Order 'adobo with coconut milk', 'special bibingka', roasted pig or 'lechon.

    Fondest memory: Too many since I live here. My most memorable experience, unfortunately, cannot be relived by anyone else. Its about something I did at work when I outfoxed many older more experienced people.

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