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Old 17th April 2019, 09:18 AM
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Another huge issue with Holly Week is lack of services and many spots are closed and it will be worse starting Thursday. I had a tough time finding a plumber, our large steel pipe that is connected to the manual pump and feeds our electrical pump burst a couple of days ago so it's been rough without water to the home, I was finally able to catch the plumber early in the morning it's now fixed some finishing on Monday.

Traffic is very bad in and out of cities so if you have the chance today to get things purchased I'd get it done it only gets worse.

Note on animals... I've had many of my pets killed by? I've seen neighbors throw rocks and my dog was messing with their food but they sort of cook from the ground and process ducks this way by the hundreds they sell these ducks to business lol another thread about cleanliness, my wife is highly allergic to cats I won't go into detail but I'll bet there are many others allergic to cats and I'm sure neighbors will throw stones and I know they do I see them.

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mine are house cats...I would never leave an animal out in the philippines
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As it turns out she was thankful I said no,i also messaged her brother and told him no. She didn't really want all of them in the house but her manners wouldn't allow her to refuse,so I played the heavy!!! I really like her brother,we are buds but I had to put a damper on it.
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Good friday last year we were in Manila and vitually had the streets to ourselves

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Good friday last year we were in Manila and vitually had the streets to ourselves
It's nicknamed the Exodus... People from the larger cities head to my area Laguna and other provincial areas or islands, also the many buses and trucks you can be stuck in gridlock or parking lot if headed south but I'm not sure about north of Manila.

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Subic beaches get wayyy over crowded at this time
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Holy week is normally fine for us as most of the family are scattered in various provinces
and they all have good jobs so have to be back to work on monday.
Its all souls day they tend to invade us !
Luckily we have the family home with 3 bedrooms which is now empty since the mother passed and we have 2 buyo kubos which can sleep 2-6 the wife wont allow any family members to sleep in our house anyway.
The family are very good anyway so for me theres no problem and for me the wifes family is my family and has been for 17 years ! We do have a brother coming from legazpi this saturday as he is attending his class reunion .
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All boils down to setting boundaries. A NO is a no. If I don't feel like entertaining a crowd (thank goodness I have no family in the Philippines), I just say, I can't. I don't mind if I'll hurt their feelings rather than betraying myself when I know it's out of my will.

I learned in a hard way that they are nice to me because of my money. They are not really genuine to care :P :P Now, I don't give in and stay away from "generosity".
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