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by Josh2U
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Annoyed with my "own kind"
Replies: 30
Views: 4445

Re: Annoyed with my "own kind"

Just assume that whenever Chi Chi makes a comment there is a legion of trolls waiting to pounce.
by Josh2U
Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying Online - IGV?
Replies: 5
Views: 857

Re: Buying Online - IGV?

I am concerned with this because I do a lot of what you describe. Last I heard and has been my experience Peru will not charge for anything under $200. If it is clearly under $200 it comes straight to my door. Sometimes and it has not happened for a while I will have to go to the office and claim th...
by Josh2U
Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Going.. going...
Replies: 9
Views: 1534

Re: Going.. going...

I think lack of action was predictable. With the abundance and easily accessible online translators why would this forum get much use. I think this forum is or will be useful, just won't see a lot of action. It will be useful for idioms and terms like endodsos y postergaciones de boletos. Had someon...
by Josh2U
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lan Peru fined for ilegal fees
Replies: 13
Views: 1385

Re: Lan Peru fined for ilegal fees

I find it refreshing whenever anyone has earth shaking news they provide a source with their interpretation.
by Josh2U
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: HARASSMENT/THREATS BY ELECTRONIC...
Replies: 31
Views: 3520

Re: HARASSMENT/THREATS BY ELECTRONIC...

The personality qualities Teamo describes, being different, individualistic, independent and even pigheaded are all the qualities of trail blazers and great leaders. Look at the Founding Fathers. How different would the world be had Jefferson, Franklin, Adams, Pain not acted independently and as ind...
by Josh2U
Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: HARASSMENT/THREATS BY ELECTRONIC...
Replies: 31
Views: 3520

Re: HARASSMENT/THREATS BY ELECTRONIC...

People have also told him they like his style. I for one do not find his colorful style annoying. Where do you get this yelling business and why take such offense?
by Josh2U
Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru cracks down on junk food in schools
Replies: 13
Views: 2332

Re: Peru cracks down on junk food in schools

You honestly think American fast food is responsible for recent obesity and Peruvian parents are so stupid that a law needs to be past controlling what ads kids see and eventually banning what they want to eat?
Makes me think of another nanny state.
by Josh2U
Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: HARASSMENT/THREATS BY ELECTRONIC...
Replies: 31
Views: 3520

Re: HARASSMENT/THREATS BY ELECTRONIC...

Phil Save all of the correspondence from the person. File a report with the police. The email will have an IP address that is why you should save all threats. The IP address can track down the person. A threat is a threat no matter how it is received and we need no more details than that. The police...
by Josh2U
Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anybody needing anything from the States?
Replies: 36
Views: 5354

Re: Anybody needing anything from the States?

Good question, why they do not charge a reasonable fee for additional baggage. Have to hire more baggage handlers? More time to load the plane? Takes more time to check in? Who knows. Spirits goal is to offer the lowest fares and if having fewer baggage handlers, shorter time to load baggage and the...
by Josh2U
Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anybody needing anything from the States?
Replies: 36
Views: 5354

Re: Anybody needing anything from the States?

Phil, The concern is space and weight. No matter the size of the plane, the more weight allowed on the plane the more fuel consumed. So to keep fares low they control how much baggage is checked. I just hope they never catch on that people like me have almost the equivalent of 2 extra bags carried o...
by Josh2U
Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Dealing with tardiness
Replies: 26
Views: 2569

Re: Dealing with tardiness

When dealing with employees I am concerned with only two thing is he producing or just taking up space. If he is producing I do not care if I ever see him. If he is not producing, can him. Computer programers are a dime a dozen.
by Josh2U
Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!
Replies: 62
Views: 4754

Re: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!

You might want to check my neck of the woods. You can rent a raft and float down the river and do a little bow hunting and other things along the way, now that's country.
by Josh2U
Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!
Replies: 62
Views: 4754

Re: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!

Well now you understand. I'm just a flea pickin country boy.
by Josh2U
Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!
Replies: 62
Views: 4754

Re: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!

Ok thank you now we are getting somewhere. "Normalize doesn't mean normal or abnormal". I now understand where you are coming from. That is all you had to say. It sounds like you are uncomfortable with the way some post have been written, and want to force some sort of generic milk toast w...
by Josh2U
Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!
Replies: 62
Views: 4754

Re: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!

As he puts it, "I shouldn't expect you to understand"
by Josh2U
Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!
Replies: 62
Views: 4754

Re: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!

You deflected the question again. What is the big secret? You previously said " it wouldn't take very much to have the forum normalize post titles." That implies you find something abnormal about the the past post titles, just asking an obviously simple question.
by Josh2U
Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!
Replies: 62
Views: 4754

Re: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!

No I guess not since you want to keep it a secret and refuse to answer direct questions in my attempts to try and understand what you consider a NORMAL POST TITLE.
by Josh2U
Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!
Replies: 62
Views: 4754

Re: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!

Now the murk clears, you meant TEXT normalization not TITLE NORMALIZER.
Is that what you meant to say? Sounds like you want us to use text you find appropriate.
by Josh2U
Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!
Replies: 62
Views: 4754

Re: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!

OK, sbaustin I will ask again.
Sbaustin.....What do you consider normal? What do you, sabaustin, consider abnormal? In regards to post titles, sbaustion.
by Josh2U
Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!
Replies: 62
Views: 4754

Re: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!

In answer to your (sbaustin) edited out question "Answer to what?
Sorry sbaustin, there are others in the thread. I was directing at Pollo, looks like your post snuck in before mine.
by Josh2U
Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!
Replies: 62
Views: 4754

Re: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!

What is the point in asking if you know the answer?
by Josh2U
Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!
Replies: 62
Views: 4754

Re: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!

Thanks for clearing that up sbaustin. I think the confusion arose when Pollo took it upon himself to answer a question I directed at you. and since you did not correct him or refute him or take the time to answer my question, it appeared as if you agreed with his answer. http://www.expatperu.com/exp...
by Josh2U
Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!
Replies: 62
Views: 4754

Re: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!

I have heard people that offend you in one way or another, putting them on your foe list solves everything.
by Josh2U
Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!
Replies: 62
Views: 4754

Re: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!

Your links do not mention CAPITALS as applying to post titles. It is common in these forums to use CAPITALS in post titles. Moderators have used CAPITALS in post titles. Just a couple http://www.expatperu.com/expatforums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=12609#p72766 http://www.expatperu.com/expatforums/viewt...
by Josh2U
Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!
Replies: 62
Views: 4754

Re: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!

Phil strikes me as someone who says he will take care of something in a few days, he will.
Says what he means means what he says.
by Josh2U
Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!
Replies: 62
Views: 4754

Re: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!

CARNAC THE MAGNIFICENT LIVES!!!
by Josh2U
Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!
Replies: 62
Views: 4754

Re: EXPAT HAS SPELL CHECK!

Could you give us an example in what you consider normal and what you consider abnormal?
by Josh2U
Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anybody needing anything from the States?
Replies: 36
Views: 5354

Re: Anybody needing anything from the States?

2 forms of ID. Some sort of address verification, water bill, etc. Pay by PayPal or credit card. They send an email when you have something. If you do not want it tell them to trash it, no harm no foul. If you are not sure they will open it and take pictures for $2.
by Josh2U
Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anybody needing anything from the States?
Replies: 36
Views: 5354

Re: Anybody needing anything from the States?

If you do not want to impose on family members or friends, there are mail forwarding services, free. The one I use charges a fee only when they mail something out. That way your family is not inundated with packages stock piled while waiting to meet some fee weight ratio.
by Josh2U
Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Focus of the Business Forum
Replies: 6
Views: 1516

Re: Focus of the Business Forum

The post you reference has a couple of things going for it, as to it's forthright-ness, a name and phone number.
by Josh2U
Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Focus of the Business Forum
Replies: 6
Views: 1516

Focus of the Business Forum

According to Alan the owner of this forum, he made a post at the top of this forum as "Guest". He put down some guide lines for this forum. Clearly a recent post was not in that spirit. It did not discuss, taxes, laws, loans, business trends, personal experiences in Peru, or relevant news ...
by Josh2U
Fri May 31, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Gay nightclub minority partner // Also Hiring
Replies: 28
Views: 4708

Re: Gay nightclub minority partner // Also Hiring

You missed some. The first 2 sentences of Americorps first post in this thread. "simply ignore most of chi chi`s advice, he makes things up without having any real first hand knowledge." AND "Further, he has expressed homophobic sentiments here before, so he is speaking with a biggote...
by Josh2U
Thu May 30, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Gay nightclub minority partner // Also Hiring
Replies: 28
Views: 4708

Re: Gay nightclub minority partner // Also Hiring

I think Chi Chi raised some valid questions that should and would like to see answered in the forum. A guy making a first time post. Claims to be a former ceo who just sold a business yesterday and today he is looking for a partner with a 10 to 20k buy in. A projection of 50k A MONTH. Tosses out som...
by Josh2U
Thu May 30, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Country to be frozen again for Census, Sunday, October 21
Replies: 21
Views: 2517

Re: Country to be frozen again for Census, Sunday, October 21

Glad that is cleared up. Be sure to let us know if you get any more emails.
by Josh2U
Thu May 30, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Culture Shocks?
Replies: 125
Views: 14059

Re: Biggest Culture Shocks?

WE are obnoxious? Been called that once or twice have you, richorozco
by Josh2U
Wed May 29, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Country to be frozen again for Census, Sunday, October 21
Replies: 21
Views: 2517

Re: Country to be frozen again for Census, Sunday, October 21

What is that ticket supposed to mean? Is there a census being held this Saturday?
by Josh2U
Wed May 29, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: WHAT MORE DO U WANT???
Replies: 14
Views: 1479

Re: WHAT MORE DO U WANT???

If a secular is what you want and would be very nice, I would consider the US, there are many.
by Josh2U
Tue May 28, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Notorizing US documents
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: Notorizing US documents

I had to have a document notarized concerning the company that forwards my mail. I had everything set up before I left the US put after a while in Peru they decided they needed another document signed and notarized. I took the English doc to the first notary I could find here in Peru notarized it an...
by Josh2U
Tue May 28, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Reservation Specialist/Work From Home Position
Replies: 4
Views: 1364

Re: Reservation Specialist/Work From Home Position

What do you mean by have no accent? I might say an Englishman has an accent and he will say I have an American accent. But what kind of American accent? I have a southern accent and I know a Yankee up north from Boston and I can not understand half the words out of his mouth. My friend says I have a...
by Josh2U
Fri May 24, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Money transfers (pensions)
Replies: 10
Views: 2350

Re: Money transfers (pensions)

What qualifies you for that $4.99 fee? I find Phils rate to be the norm. Is it an introductory rate?
by Josh2U
Wed May 15, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: great flight offers
Replies: 14
Views: 1278

Re: great flight offers

I understand, completely.
by Josh2U
Thu May 09, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Smoked fish.
Replies: 20
Views: 2433

Re: Smoked fish.

You want some pickles with that? The last time I heard someone crave something like that after midnight, she was pregnant.
by Josh2U
Mon May 06, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: endosos y postergaciones de boletos
Replies: 10
Views: 1701

Re: endosos y postergaciones de boletos

It means "sign the ticket over to another person"
This may help, http://peru21.pe/noticia/948848/puedes- ... je-tercero
by Josh2U
Mon May 06, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: American Lemons in Wong!!
Replies: 4
Views: 962

Re: American Lemons in Wong!!

Lemons are the size of a medium apple and yellow. A lime is about a quarter the size if a lemon and green.
by Josh2U
Mon May 06, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: endosos y postergaciones de boletos
Replies: 10
Views: 1701

Re: endosos y postergaciones de boletos

Crystal ball needs batteries.
Is there a question omitted from the previous post?
by Josh2U
Sun May 05, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: endosos y postergaciones de boletos
Replies: 10
Views: 1701

Re: endosos y postergaciones de boletos

Sorry, I did not realize your post was directed at me or whose leg you were pulling, you did not say. Yes I look to the left and see the posters name. Weather the question was in jest or not went over my head especially when you consider the thread it came from was locked. For all I knew it was your...
by Josh2U
Sun May 05, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Turning the corner about trash disposal
Replies: 11
Views: 1089

Re: Turning the corner about trash disposal

Really? Vultures? Beautiful creatures. Are they that widespread? Love to grab some photos. Assuming you are referring to urban areas, where might I go to witness these majestic creatures?
by Josh2U
Sat May 04, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: endosos y postergaciones de boletos
Replies: 10
Views: 1701

Re: endosos y postergaciones de boletos

Here is the translation for your first one, Democratic rates, http://www.expatperu.com/expatforums/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=22053#p115150 It is more an English idiom. You might have to explain it to the Peruvian. Idioms sometimes do not translate exactly from from one language to another. What is it...
by Josh2U
Fri May 03, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Welcome to the translation forum
Replies: 13
Views: 1588

Re: Welcome to the translation forum

Silly me. I come to a translations forum and see a couple of words with question marks after them. I translate and offer a source. Turns out, one of them (yours according to you) was there for some other purpose. And what might that purpose be, exactly? An error? Well, why did you not make that clea...
by Josh2U
Fri May 03, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Welcome to the translation forum
Replies: 13
Views: 1588

Re: Welcome to the translation forum

I might buy that argument if this sub forum was for people with English as a first language wanting to translate English to Spanish. But it is not. Many will come here, knowing that most speak English here. They want a Spanish word translated but guess what. That word they want translated is from th...

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