PUT THE POLITICIANS ON THE MINIMUM WAGE AND WATCH HOW FAST THINGS CHANGE
Civilisation has operated in two ways - To make one part of society more affluent and the other more wretched than would have been the lot of either in a natural state
There are Natural Rights and Civil Rights. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Where Our Power to Execute Our Natural Rights is Perfect, Government has No Legitimate Jurisdiction
When the Forces for War are Greater than the Forces for Peace   Then the World is in Danger
Politics is not a Dirty Word. It is a Way of Life. How is Your Way of Life Today ?
Cebu

Settle in Cebu ? Updated

 
Cebu
The first thing that strikes the visitor is the inequality.
 
The Radical – 14th Nov 2017
 
The second is we are 8 hours ahead of you and jet lag has set in.
 
The third appears to be the subservience to the system
 
Rocking the boat doesn’t happen here like in Manila.
 
More conditioning has taken place ?
 
Manila is for mass demonstrations greeting Trump…. and Duterte, 
 
who is in danger of playing the Yanks and Chinese each way —
 
for personal gain ?
 
Is America an Asian Country – No of course it is not.
 
(But it still meddles here)
 
Not unless it is attacking Vietnam or North Korea.
 
So why is Trump here in the Philippines
 
Trade and Profit Protection rackets.
 
Its all over the shops which is my story for today.
 
Americanism I mean
 
The Radical and Rene went shopping today
 
First to Emall or Elizabeth Mall to change money
 
66.40peso to the pound because the pound fell again but the best in Town
 
So we stepped out of the nice cool room into 36C and the sun blazing down
 
into a taxi with AC and after 15 mins across town the fare was 100 peso 
 
Then to Emall Supermarket thinking about prices for food commodities.
 
Whole chicken at 137 peso a kilo – £2.64/kilo – 
 
You compare it with the UK 
 
Steak -Rib Eyes – and I mean it real eyes – more like Fillet at 397 peso / kg or £5.98/kg –
 
All the way from Aussie land …..but complete rubbish and more like selected Stewing meat
 
Huge King Prawns 480 peso/kg = £7.20 per kg.
 
Potatoes 50peso /500gms
 
Cabbage 37 peso /500gms
 
Papaya 23 peso /500gms
 
Mango 77 peso /500gms
 
Wholemeal Bread large lof 72peso each.
 
Frozen veg is best because the weather does unkind things to fresh veg here.
 
We had a prawn stir fry for supper
 
Breakfast will consist of Cornflakes and papaya
 
with whole milk from European farms at 74 peso per litre – UHT milk
 
and scrambled eggs with brown bread and Marmalade.
 
And that will be it for the day.
 
Too hot to eat more.
 
So we buy 5litres of drinking water for 70 peso at the Hotel shop ( saves carrying it far )
 
Our Condotel is  next to SM Supermarket complex which sells everything
 
And eveyone flocks there from 10am – 10pm because the air con is on powerfully 
 
Something to do with attracting trade
 
Of the 2951 peso we spent 217 peso was VAT at 12%
 
We have bought a map of Cebu and are still lost,
 
 
but hope to get our bearings better tomorrow, which we did.
 
Hope it is not too cold in the UK 
 
Brother I am sweating here, phew –
 
Mad Dogs and Englishmen …
 
But losing weight too because I am in complete abstinence 
 
Not a drop now until I get home.
 
I promised myself 

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