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gowin

@gowin@social.tchncs.de

Ear-wiggler; finger-snapper; rustler of wind chimes.

#Zen practitioner | #cyclist on 4 wheels | #FOSS / #OpenData #OpenKnowledge advocate | #OpenStreetMap enthusiast | #tootSEAโ€‹ poseur

Tooting #RandomNeuronMisfires since 2017.

#nobot #nobridge

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Zyfdnug, to Philippines
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@gowin should you happen to know anybody on the island of or even the province of Pangasinan, send my best regards to their woodworking shops ;-)
I just purchased a wooden bowl crafted by Victory Arts & Crafts and like it a lot ;-)
thanks to Contigo who are not yet federated...

gowin,
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@Zyfdnug Nice fruit bowl! :)

Norobiik, to Philippines
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I'm hearing from the grapevine that cases of are pretty high again. Not a surprise since very few people wear a mask nowadays.

So, please be smart and mask up - this triply applies if you're a senior or immune compromised ๐Ÿ˜ท

gowin,
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@Norobiik

Where is this supposed to be happening? Just curious, because I still regularly wear masks ๐Ÿ˜ท ๐Ÿคฟ ๐Ÿ‘บ

Norobiik, to cars
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temporarily modified the rates of import duty on , including their parts, from between 5 percent and 30 percent to zero percent until 2028.

The tweaked EO 12 also covers hybrid and plug-in hybrid , , , , , as well as completely knocked down EVs for all types of vehicles.

Marcos okays for hybrid e-vehicles
https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1941537/marcos-okays-zero-tariff-for-hybrid-e-vehicles

gowin,
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@Norobiik

EVs are not the solution to the 's traffic woes.

Keep taxing them and build better public transit facilities!

jikodesu, to apps
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We don't need another app to install.

When Grab PH bought motorcycle taxi app Move It, I thought I would become a 1st-time customer of that service. I use Grab, so it already has my info. I wouldn't need to sign up and type all my details. How convenient.

But Move It wasn't integrated into the Grab app. Instead, I would have to download a new app.

Bummer. One fewer customer for the company.

gowin, (edited )
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@gombang

That's true, and its because the motorcycles are under the Grab brand, while in PHL, it's a different brand.

I only tried motorcycles taxis in Indonesia, because I was advised that's the best way to get around, though I think the Jakarta BRT is awesome if it happens to be close to your origin/destination

Also, because I don't want to register/install another app ๐Ÿ˜†, just like @jikodesu

gowin, (edited ) to Philippines
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Kabkab, traditional cassava crisps in Mindanao , home-made by hand, often served as snacks.

Made from boiled, mashed cassava, slightly salted and then mix is thinly-spread on banana leaves to dry for a few hours under the sun.

To serve, it's normally deep-fried in oil, then topped with sugar, honey, or latik syrup. In my case, air-fried after brushing it with some vege oil, then some cream cheese. That's lunch for me. ๐Ÿ˜‹

๐Ÿง: https://pinoyfoodillustrated.blogspot.com/2010/12/kabkab-n.html

@takam | @pinoy |

gowin,
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I wish they're much easier to get in Manila, but even in Davao where I got mine, you'd rarely see them in the market.

gowin,
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@faticake

Well, according to , we have several regional names for it. No surprise, considering how many languages we have. ๐Ÿ˜†

Surprisingly, it doesn't list it as a snack in Luzon.

gowin,
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Another famous @pinoy blogger, "Marketman" has an old post about their Kabkab experiment here, in case you're interested in doing it from scratch:

https://marketmanila.com/archives/homemade-cabcab-cassava-crackers-a-la-marketman

I used to enjoy reading their blog, but unfortunately they don't blog much these days.

@takam

gowin, to magASEAN
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, home-made.

Best thing about home-made milk tea is not paying thru the nose ๐Ÿค‘ for extra sago pearls, get to choose you favorite tea.

For years, I always tell myself that I should get a metal straw for that sensory pleasure of sucking the sago pearls -- but never got around to doing it. ๐Ÿ˜†

I over-cooked this sago batch, so it's not as chewy as it should be. No "qq" this time, because I'm trying a new brand. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ The next batch ought to be better.

@takam | @pinoy |

jikodesu, to Pilipinas
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Ganito din ba ang nanay mo? (Is your mom also like this?)

Art by Tarantadong Kalbo

gowin,
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@hankskyjames777

That account doesn't appear to exist.

jikodesu, to Philippines
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InDrive to launch in Metro Manila this month. I hope it can compete with Grab, which has a monopoly of the 4-wheel ride hailing market in the PH.

https://www.rappler.com/business/ride-hailing-app-indrive-anticipates-metro-manila-launch-may-2024/

gowin,
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@jikodesu

I find InDrive's pricing scheme confusing.

It feels very much like negotiating for a fare with local taxi cab drivers, only more high tech.

gowin,
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@jikodesu

That's good to know. I'll probably try it again soon then.

gowin, (edited ) to cycling
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A person pedaling away from a station, leaving an almost empty row of docks.

A couple of meters away, a bigger station was empty of bikes, too. I tried to borrow the last one, but it wasn't functioning correctly.

I try to bike as much as I can. It's rare to be able to ride bicycles on sidewalks. ๐Ÿ˜€ Plus, I need to burn all those and boba calories. ๐Ÿ˜†

gowin, to random
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There's an app for that! Yes, umbrellas.

gowin, to random
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You just know when cities are confident, and can make fun of themselves.

gowin, to random
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Sabi nga, masama ang mainggit. Pero, mahirap gawin ito. Nakakainggit ang mga bayan kung saan gumagana, mura, at komportable ang #PublicTransport, at hindi lang 'yon, magaling din ang pagpapaunlak ng #ActiveMobility.

I could've comfortably taken a train (or a bus), but the public bikes are just as easy to find, and they simply let pedestrians and bikers share the sidewalk.

If one decides to venture on public roads, the drivers are polite and respect the priority of peds and bikers.

๐Ÿ˜”

gowin, (edited )
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@Zyfdnug
Honestly, our society needs to do more to reduce the perceived "glamour" of driving your own car. I understand that sometimes it's necessary, but in many cases, where adequate transit infrastructure is in place, it should be a luxury -- and should be taxed accordingly.

gowin,
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@Zyfdnug
It was also enticing to bike, because most bike paths are tree-lined, even if the sun is still quite high.

gowin, to magASEAN
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We meet again, dear old friend. ๐Ÿ˜†Salud!

@takam | pinoy@fed@pinoy@fedigroups.social |

gowin,
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@takam

For the most part, many of the amenities here are welf-served . Most restaurants indulge us, foreign idiots, with extra service, while locals would've usually done it by themselves.

Guidelines are sparse, so I really feel sorry for the staff (and me) for abusing their hospitality, whenever I see the locals just do it for themselves.

raymondpert, to mastodon
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Mastodon and Peertube: EU closing up shop in Fediverse because nobody wants to run servers

> Pretty much exactly two years ago, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) started two services in the Fediverse as pilot projects: EU Voice, based on , and EU Video, based on , were supposed to be โ€œalternative, privacy-friendly and user-focusedโ€ social media platforms for the institutions, bodies and offices.
https://netzpolitik.org/2024/mastodon-and-peertube-eu-closing-up-shop-in-fediverse-because-nobody-wants-to-run-servers/#netzpolitik-pw

gowin,
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@raymondpert
This headline is out of date. The article has an update, saying they're (kinda) reversing that decision.

@Norobiik

gowin, to outdoors
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I'm always amazed by cities where you can easily enjoy the #outdoors, and shower in #phytoncides, instead of pollutants.

Hike early up a mountain, enjoy some mountain crops, then go back to your (virtual) office before noon, for some work.

For brunch, I got to enjoy a filling bowl of local mushrooms for just 2 USD.

Oh, and yes, I always bring travel chopsticks with me. Helpful finger extensions, and keeps the keyboard clear of any snack/food residue. ๐Ÿ˜†

governorkeagan, to random
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Could someone confirm that this is correct? I'm trying to update some underground parking from a node to an area (with a couple more details).

This is how it is mapped currently: https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/6053039370#map=19/53.27960/-6.14470

gowin,
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@governorkeagan

Add a filter to hide other features you don't intend to edit.

faticake, to Philippines
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This weekend I learned that the bibingka I grew up eating may be different from Luzon bibingka. I tried making it following Panlasang Pinoyโ€™s recipe, and while itโ€™s good, itโ€™s not the bibingka of my childhood

gowin,
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@faticake These days, I've grown a liking for the bibingka from Panay.

Growing up in Manila, and given a choice between (which was then a seasonal treat) Tagalog bibingka and puto bumbong, I'd always go for the latter.

gowin,
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@faticake

Unlike the spongier, puto-like Luzon bibingka, the one from Panay is chewier, and smaller (~10cm) and uses Tuba (coconut wine) as leavening agent, so there's a slight tang, as well.

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