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“I'd rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not.”
― Lucille Ball

Friday, December 9, 2016

Is this the END ?



YES, 

for now I will stop writing new posts on this blog.

You might want to know why?

Well I want to pay much more attention to my family, I have many other things to do and it's time to hide for what is going on these times here and now.

It's not the time to speak out and give an opinion, so I shut my mouth and suspend my blog. That is to say I will not write new posts for a while or may be never again, but the blog will not be removed, so whoever is seeking info he or she is looking for on my blog can still do so.

Comments and requests via the email interface on this blog will not be processed / answered from now on!

Perhaps there comes a time that I will continue this blog or start another one with other subjects than I choose before. More likely it will then be a more specialised blog for nerds or geeks or a non-public blog for my family.

Thanks for your attention the past few years and have a merry Christmas and New Year!

You might want to enjoy the song from "The Doors" with the title "The End"  here. This song was released in 1967, the time of my youth, now almost 50 years ago.


Friday, November 4, 2016

Renewal ACR I-card and Change of Address

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Yesterday I went to Manila to renew my ACR I-card. This card is required by foreigners staying or living in the Philippines temporarily or permanently.

The validity period for permanent cards is 5 years, as in my case. It's the first time I had to renew it, since I got my permanent card in 2011.

As we were moved in this period from our temporary house, actually of my parents in law, to our own built house not far away, we had a change of address. The rule for the ACR card is that you have to inform them. Read below when.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

TY 1621 Int: SARIKA - Ph: KAREN

Courtesy PAGASA
Landfall of 1621 was early morning today in Baler, Aurora province.

Meanwhile the eye has past already our place, just before lunch time. The heavy rains and wind gusts are less now, compared to this early morning.

The center of the typhoon was closer than ever to our place, see map below, since we are living here in Pangasinan, as of 2010.

Damage is limited, some trees lost branches and flower plants are flat. And a lot of water, swimming pool level high, but no flooding up to now.


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Congenital toe anomalies

Today we went to a glass & aluminum shop in Dagupan, to inspect a possible solution for our kitchen cabinet doors.
An extra minimus to his right foot

While waiting for one of the managers to help us, an old guy - I guess in his seventies - came in for a small order. It struck me that he had an extra pink toe (minimus) to his right foot.

Right foot, six toes

Monday, October 3, 2016

Milestone 100.000 page hits



Today was a milestone for my blog, as there were 100.000 + page hits measured today since the go-live of the site in 2012.


For the period January 2012 to September 2016 (ca. 57 months) this means on average 1754 hits per month or 58 per day.

The postings with a date before January 2012 are imported from previous blogs or old stories that I included and labeled them with the original date.

Earthquake Pangasinan - magnitude 5.7

Yesterday @ 9.40 PM I experienced for the first time an earthquake, since I am living in the Philippines (2010).

I was working in my office on my computer, when I felt the chair was shaking a bit and the wine in my glass was moving as well.

It was only a few seconds, but anyway I shut off the computer and went downstairs to my family, just in case there would be some more and stronger quakes to come. At the epicenter the magnitude was measured as 5.7. We are living at a distance of ca. 80 kms from the epicenter, the blue spot on the map.

My wife didn't feel anything as she was busy doing something in the bedroom. After a couple of minutes she confirmed that there was a message in facebook about the quake.

Anyway I am insured for damage from an earthquake, just in case. There are not so many private people insured I learned from my insurance company.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Restaurant - "Don Armando's", Calasiao

Opposite of Robinsons Mall Pangasinan
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Just opposite of Robinsons Mall Pangasinan in Calasiao there is a restaurant, which was probably built the same period as they did Robinsons mall.

A while ago we decided to try this restaurant, as in the mall itself the choice of restaurants is quite limited and fast food oriented.

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