Visa Renewal, Rubbish movies, Noise Police

Trip Start Dec 05, 2005
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Trip End Dec 12, 2016


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Apartelle de Arcenas

Flag of Philippines  , Visayas,
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Bureau Of Immigration, Cebu.
 
 A mixed bag today, firstly, here in the Philippines, a tourist visa is renewed every 59 days, costing normally approximately 2830php or there abouts.
Today is one of the days when it was due renewal, and so, at 0900hrs i left my apartment and my only partially alive girlfriend  (meaning she was still asleep) and headed to the immigration office, via an ATM, that would only dispense 1,000php at a time. I arrived at 0930hrs and filled out the required forms, handed them to receiving desk one and waited. Within minutes i was called and given my clearance and an Official Receipt. its been 2830php for the last few months however this month it was 3145php as i had to pay for annual reporting. Great. However the service provided at the cebu office is pretty slick, i was in and out within one hour, its quiet commendable considering the turn over of people through the door, i was number 100, at 0930hrs, when the office opens at 0700hrs. If you need your visa extended or need help with what to do or how to go about it, try http://www.cebuexpatservices.com/ the guy is a true English gent with an aussie passport !!

I am Number Four.

We met a friend for lunch and decided to go to the cinema as a treat,something she cannot afford to do as frequently as we do, infact she had not been for a number of years. Having seen all the latest releases, we decided to go and see I am Number Four. We debated about whether to see it at the IMAX, in the SM Mall, but the 400php each kind of put us off. We decided we would ride the 4D ride now in the mall, for 120php each, and then see the movie in a more traditional theatre. We paid the 200php each fee, (well i did) and then brought popcorn and a hot dog for my gf, who had only just eaten lunch and went to take out seats. The movie started and we settled down to enjoy it. For the first hour and thirty minutes, it was totally boring, the story line weak, and poor, it was like Heroes the TV series, (which i also didn't like) mixed with a love story. The plot was unbelievable, and failed miserably to make me focus my attention and maintain it. Only in the last ten minutes when the action start did i enjoy it a little with some great CGI. However overall what a crap movie, boring, uninteresting, and slow.....
 Save your money and watch traffic lights change instead.

Apartelle De Arcenas - Trouble with the Fun Police.

I like living here, the apartment is just the right size, the  staff are friendly, however tonight, at only 2030hrs we received a telephone call telling me to keep the noise down. I was only having a little tickle fight with my gf, which lasted only the duration of some adverts on the television and then stopped....I am pretty annoyed, especially when taxi's come at all hours of the day and night sounding horns, spilling out drunken individuals. And kids that shout and scream in the early hours of the morning (0600hrs), or the building work going on past 2100hrs in the night at the weekends.I hate fun police, particularly when they are over zealous, and ignorant to other things. Consequently i will only stay no longer than is required, and while i am on the 'rampage' why do the Koreans on the floors above me think its okay to spit over the balcony, how disrespectful and dirty is that, oh sorry i already said Korean ! 
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