Lori and all,
I was only mildly hit twice eating out there and once was from the Pizza Hut. What it does come down to is the water that is use to clean, cook and make ice. A bacterium grows real fast in the tropics. The slightest little bit can develop into a batch in no time at all.
The routine in our family
household is to dip the dishes and utensils in boiling water just before a meal. And all water that is consumed comes from bottled sources (coffee, tea and other food items). Brushing the teeth is even done with bottled water.
Every time one puts something in their mouth or even rubs their eyes they have to think about where it came from. Once one lives there for a while one can build up immunities to most of the bacteria's.
My wife is Filipina and she is still fighting a rash she picked up while there. "Awareness" is the key factor in staying healthy in a Petri dish.
Originally Posted by S/V Elusive
Some one should tell those nice folk displaying the American flag, that the stars in field of blue go to the top LEFT
I noticed the flag as well. But I've come to realize that the Filipino's do everything opposite of us. I guess it's being so close to the equator
Even the vowels are pronounced different then ours (a,e,i,o,u). That's why their English
is so EZ to define as Philippine. They even use "k" in place of a "c".
And the Tagalog language is more memorization of phrases then the assembly of words, like the English
language. In English one can mix up the words and it still makes some since. But mix up the words in Tagalog and it means something completely different.
So when my wife tells me something I can pretty much assume she means the opposite
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