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

Monday, May 16, 2011

Flores de Mayo


Yesterday, Sunday, I was driving from a shopping mall in Dagupan to my house in Sta. Barbara and encountered on the highway a procession in barangay Tuliao.

I parked on the road shoulder and made the below pictures.

Later my sister in law told me that this is done in many cities / barangays as a celebration of the new season, the season of flowers (of May) called "Flores de Mayo". It is like we have in the Netherlands, called "Bloemen corso", but I haven't seen a lot of flowers, but lovely girls and women in nice dresses.

See the pictures bellow...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Door jambs


It's a bit late, but I forgot to publish this post, which I prepared already in February this year.
The only reason to make a blog about the door jambs was to show how they do it here in Asia, compared to what I am used to in the Netherlands.

The jambs are assembled on site and prepared for installation by hammering a lot of nails in the outer perimeter. Hence the jamb is positioned in the door opening and then cement added around the jamb.

Roofing (2)


The building looks like a house since this week the roof was almost finished.

The roof is from APO/Puyat (number one brand in the Philippines) and is made of 0.5 mm molded galvanized steel plate, and painted brown with an extra gloss for free as this roofing project is sponsored by APO as a show case in northern Luzon. APO gives a guarantee of 10 years on their roof materials.

It seems they want to establish a new plant in Mangaldan (only 15 minutes from here) and this roof will be in their new commercial brochures.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Importing Household goods and Personal effects

Our container ready to load at the storage location
It took me quite some (Internet) research to find out which procedures apply and what the tax rates are to import my personal stuff into the Philippines.

In this blog you find my experiences, some info and a serie of video shoots of the physical transport. A brief video impression is attached at the end of this blog.

By October 2010 the picture was clear, however that time I had not all procedural details available, as there is relatively few info on the Internet. The most valuable info I found was from a Dutch/Filipino couple who returned to the Philippines from the Netherlands, so basically the same starting position as we had.

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