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by curlyguy18
Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: HP home printer for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 443

HP home printer for sale

Good evening. I am selling my HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 3545 printer. I've had it for almost a year and it has an extended warranty for another year. It's an all-in-one printer so it can also scan and make copies. It can be connected to WiFi or to a USB cable. It uses HP 622 cartridges so it's ideal ...
by curlyguy18
Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Gun violence in America.
Replies: 84
Views: 9690

Re: Gun violence in America.

Most Americans don't give a crap what outside countries think about their constitutional rights. It's one of the many things that keep it the best country in the world. So I find this entire thread hilarious.


...okay?
by curlyguy18
Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Gun violence in America.
Replies: 84
Views: 9690

Re: Gun violence in America.

That's a nice idea, Sbaustin. I look forward to reading it. In fact, I think you've already started it. Although I am curious about whether, or to what extent, this is a different phenomenon from what Curlyguy's talking about, as there do seem to be expats who seem to have been here for years and a...
by curlyguy18
Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Gun violence in America.
Replies: 84
Views: 9690

Re: Gun violence in America.

Yeah, this would be a good topic for a different thread. Let's get back to the actual topic of this thread (gun violence in the states).

And no, Sergio, you don't strike me as someone who complains and slags Peru off.
by curlyguy18
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Gun violence in America.
Replies: 84
Views: 9690

Re: Gun violence in America.

You have to take in account that due to certain circumstances (sometimes, mainly money), there is people (Peruvians and Non Peruvians) that ended up on this country against their will. So they have every right to complain about it. Why do you think I left. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion....
by curlyguy18
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: How much money you need in a month?
Replies: 24
Views: 2408

Re: How much money you need in a month?

I'm with Sergio. Also, the more money you make, the more money you spend. And as a consequence, the more problems you have! To answer the question, I live on around 3,400 soles a month. I live at home with my uncle and his wife and we share bills and other expenses. Being single and having no kids, ...
by curlyguy18
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Gun violence in America.
Replies: 84
Views: 9690

Re: Gun violence in America.

The conversations on this forum are one sided by design and I (we-expats) can understand why as a Peruvian you might feel that Peru is being picked on, but that's only due to the built in bias of a forum dedicated to people that have moved their lives to Peru. Out of curiosity what do you think abo...
by curlyguy18
Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Gun violence in America.
Replies: 84
Views: 9690

Re: Gun violence in America.

Well, I have only JUST realised this was quite a debate! I wanted to point out that the US is also violent and people's lives are also in danger, just like in Peru or anywhere else for that matter.
by curlyguy18
Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Gun violence in America.
Replies: 84
Views: 9690

Gun violence in America.

There has been another shooting resulting in the death of 4 people. What's your opinion about gun violence in the USA?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24116260

Jr.
by curlyguy18
Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Fair price for private/group English lessons??
Replies: 12
Views: 2094

Re: Fair price for private/group English lessons??

You're right, draford. It's in Korea and Japan where the real money is for teaching English.
by curlyguy18
Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Being called by your appearance: gringo, chato, gordo, negro
Replies: 21
Views: 3469

Re: Being called by your appearance: gringo, chato, gordo, negro

Alan wrote:
I thought they were saying "el guapo" to me, too.. then I learned they were really saying "el huaco" :shock:



LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by curlyguy18
Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Fair price for private/group English lessons??
Replies: 12
Views: 2094

Re: Fair price for private/group English lessons??

I had a very strick 12 hour cancel policy, that if they cancelled for a non emergency less than 12 hours before the class, they must pay for the class. . This is a very good point Americorps has made. A lot of students seem to be pretty serious about taking English lessons but then they either star...
by curlyguy18
Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American citizen murdered in La Victoria
Replies: 78
Views: 13343

Re: American citizen murdered in La Victoria

Lived in La Victoria, family of 4, each family member was assaulted in some way at least 9 times per year. Lived in San Miguel, family of 4, each family member was assaulted 3 times a year but there were some kidnapping attempts. Lived in San Borja, family of 4, incidents were reduced to 2 per year...
by curlyguy18
Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American citizen murdered in La Victoria
Replies: 78
Views: 13343

Re: American citizen murdered in La Victoria

And as a Peruvian I have every right to say that only happens in Peru because I lived in other countries to make the comparison. I am Peeruvian, too and I have lived abroad as well, so just like you falconagain, I can make my own comparisons as well. We all are entitled to our own opinion, as you s...
by curlyguy18
Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American citizen murdered in La Victoria
Replies: 78
Views: 13343

Re: American citizen murdered in La Victoria

However, in my essentially meaningless opinion, if we continue to spend our time comparing crime X in Peru with crime Y in the US (as if that provides some sort of relevant justification) instead of having a serious dialogue about crime where we live (Peru for many of us - and that dialogue will mo...
by curlyguy18
Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American citizen murdered in La Victoria
Replies: 78
Views: 13343

Re: American citizen murdered in La Victoria

First of all, my deepest condolences to Patricia and her family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. Americorps, this forum may is about our lives in Peru, but as I said before, a lot of people make it sound like lots of bad things happen here (which is undeniably true) as if nothing happened in ...
by curlyguy18
Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American citizen murdered in La Victoria
Replies: 78
Views: 13343

Re: American citizen murdered in La Victoria

americorps wrote:I have never understood those that feel that we can ONLY talk about our experiences here if we compare them to other countries.


Because they make it sound as if it only happened here (Peru and Latin America) and not in the "first" world.
by curlyguy18
Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American citizen murdered in La Victoria
Replies: 78
Views: 13343

Re: American citizen murdered in La Victoria

Curlyguy, you are Peruvian right? Have you ever been robbed or mugged? What about your friends/family? Yes, I am Pervuvian and yes, I have been mugged both here in Peru and abroad. I have friends and family that have also been robbed in Lima and outside the country. I'm with Philipc4u59 whe he says...
by curlyguy18
Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: LGBT Expats, and friends and allies
Replies: 234
Views: 37079

Re: LGBT Expats, and friends and allies

That'd be great.
by curlyguy18
Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: African hair...
Replies: 18
Views: 2674

Re: African hair...

I get my hair cornrowed in Barranco. There's also a barbershop in Pueblo libre where they do braids as well. (Not sure about products for African hair)

Jr.
by curlyguy18
Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American citizen murdered in La Victoria
Replies: 78
Views: 13343

Re: American citizen murdered in La Victoria

What happened (happens) in Lima, happens pretty much everywhere in the world, and yes, in some places more frequently than in others. A man walked into a cinema with rifles and shot a bunch of people dead in the USA. Something similar happened in a school in the USA. An African-American was killed i...
by curlyguy18
Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Crime in Peru
Replies: 22
Views: 2972

Re: Crime in Peru

28 de julio hit the nail on the head.
by curlyguy18
Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No more schengen tourist visa for peruvians ?
Replies: 50
Views: 8194

Re: No more schengen tourist visa for peruvians ?

Yes, there are good and bad people, and it's the bad people that unfortunately gives the good people a bad reputation.

I agree with you, guys (chi chi, panman and TShadow). It seems like no matter how strict immigration rules are anywhere, people will always find a way to break them.
by curlyguy18
Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No more schengen tourist visa for peruvians ?
Replies: 50
Views: 8194

Re: No more schengen tourist visa for peruvians ?

perhaps you should speak out and become part of the solution, rather than turning a blind eye and being part of the problem. Panman, with all due respect, you do not know me personally, but I would like to tell you that I do not turn a blind eye. Where I work we have hired a lawyer to help illegals...
by curlyguy18
Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No more schengen tourist visa for peruvians ?
Replies: 50
Views: 8194

Re: No more schengen tourist visa for peruvians ?

Foreign visitors doing 'whatever' they want in Peru are a very small minority. . I work at two English institutes here and most of the foreigners working there are illegal, and it is not a small number, let me tell you. My point is, it is not just Peruvains abroad abusing the system. We have foreig...
by curlyguy18
Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No more schengen tourist visa for peruvians ?
Replies: 50
Views: 8194

Re: No more schengen tourist visa for peruvians ?

The Peruvian system is laughable and completely open to abuse, as this site well proves and promotes. It isn't just from Americans and Europeans teaching English either, there's a new breed of people, I find particularly disturbing, selling Kebabs on the streets of Lima. It isn't just the Peruvian ...
by curlyguy18
Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No more schengen tourist visa for peruvians ?
Replies: 50
Views: 8194

Re: No more schengen tourist visa for peruvians ?

And how about foreigners coming here and committing crimes? Mainly people trying to smuggle cocaine out of the country. Two Brits have been arrested for that very same reason. We fail to look at the the other side of the coin sometimes. It is true that many Peruvians and South Americans go to Europe...
by curlyguy18
Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Repertoire Gran Teatro Nacional
Replies: 3
Views: 778

Re: Repertoire Gran Teatro Nacional

Is this the one in central Lima or Javier Prado?
by curlyguy18
Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Credit card saving plans
Replies: 30
Views: 6032

Re: Credit card saving plans

Yes, it works both ways, and as thomas said, it takes discipline and there are some banks that offer good deals. I also prefer carrying a card BUT I much prefer my debit card with my savings as it's pretty much like carrying cash around. If it weren't for the fact that I can accumulate points on my ...
by curlyguy18
Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Credit card saving plans
Replies: 30
Views: 6032

Re: Credit card saving plans

People are just infatuated with instant gratification these days and cant seem to live without the best of the best. You would be surprised if you really knew how much money you pay to the banks for fees and interest. Cash is the way to go; that's all. Small loans are fine as long as you know you c...
by curlyguy18
Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Credit card saving plans
Replies: 30
Views: 6032

Re: Credit card saving plans

I'm not sure if paying before the invoicing date applies to my credit card with BBVA. They said I'd have to pay the 14 sol maintenance fee if I use the card.
by curlyguy18
Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Credit card saving plans
Replies: 30
Views: 6032

Re: Credit card saving plans

I doubt you can negotiate with an airline or at Ripley's. Remember we're talking about using a credit card to accumulate points.

But yes, cash is the way to go.
by curlyguy18
Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Credit card saving plans
Replies: 30
Views: 6032

Re: Credit card saving plans

I simply do not let interest accrue on my credit card, so what I do is, I save money first. For instance, if I want o buy a computer, I save money for it first, then I buy my comp using my credit card and when I get my statement, I pay the whole thing off. Same thing when I buy plane tickets. I try ...
by curlyguy18
Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Portuguese Classes
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Re: Portuguese Classes

CEB in Benavides is pretty good. I also know one or two people that teach Portuguese privately.
by curlyguy18
Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Markham vs. Roosevelt
Replies: 2
Views: 1029

Re: Markham vs. Roosevelt

Just out of curiousity, how much do students pay? and how much do teachers get paid at these schools?
by curlyguy18
Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying Brazilian Reais
Replies: 3
Views: 989

Buying Brazilian Reais

Hi. I know I can exchange money into reais at the airport both here in Lima and in Brazil. I was wondering, though, if anyone knows of another place where I can exchange my money into reais?

Thanks,

Jr.
by curlyguy18
Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Flts from Lima to Chiclayo
Replies: 6
Views: 1086

Re: Flts from Lima to Chiclayo

Kind of.
by curlyguy18
Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Could somebody please help me translate
Replies: 9
Views: 1163

Re: Could somebody please help me translate

Send it to me by PM. I translate it for you for free.


It sounds to me like chi chi works for free.
by curlyguy18
Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Looking for Information on Living in Peru
Replies: 23
Views: 3541

Re: Looking for Information on Living in Peru

Most of it is over dramatized. It takes far more common scene to stay safe in the USA than here. Its just another big city in the world and for the most part people here are far more passive than westerners. Just keep an eye open. Come here to Peru. Take the Job offer. And remember if you don't lik...
by curlyguy18
Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Could somebody please help me translate
Replies: 9
Views: 1163

Re: Could somebody please help me translate

Good point, Kevin. But seeing as he doesn't have a CE, how is he supposed to charge? :)
by curlyguy18
Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Daft Peruvian Myths
Replies: 59
Views: 10381

Re: Daft Peruvian Myths

I'm with captainsirl. And yes, the refrigerator thing is funny. The one that drives me up a wall is when people want to rub an egg all over you if you're not feeling well, then they crack the egg to see if the egg has absorbed the problem. To me that's just sheer ignorance.
by curlyguy18
Wed May 30, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: do apartments typically allow pet birds?
Replies: 8
Views: 1271

Re: do apartments typically allow pet birds?

Agreed. Anything that can cause damage to the apartment (a cat, a dog, etc) might be an issue and it's best to let a landlord know.
by curlyguy18
Tue May 29, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: do apartments typically allow pet birds?
Replies: 8
Views: 1271

Re: do apartments typically allow pet birds?

I think I'd mention it just to avoid issues later on. Not all landlords allow pets.
by curlyguy18
Tue May 29, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Custard
Replies: 12
Views: 2467

Re: Custard

I guess I'll use pudin then! I miss that 5 quid bowl of trifle they sell at Tesco.
by curlyguy18
Tue May 29, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Custard
Replies: 12
Views: 2467

Re: Custard

You read my mind. I'm thinking of making trifles. Biscotela would be great. Not sure how I feel about the pudin de vainilla as it is not quite the same. It would be good but it would lack that special, particular flavour.
by curlyguy18
Tue May 29, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Custard
Replies: 12
Views: 2467

Re: Custard

It's a British thing. It can also be made at home but being the lazy bugger I am, I'd rather get the powder
by curlyguy18
Tue May 29, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Custard
Replies: 12
Views: 2467

Custard

Good morning.

Does anyone know where I can get custard here in Lima?

Junior.
by curlyguy18
Mon May 28, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: TEFL online course
Replies: 7
Views: 1497

Re: TEFL online course

I know several Teachers from ICPNA 2 don't even have High School Diplomas and once you get a job there you have to pass the Berlitz test. I think they have good jobs. Are you sure they do not have High School diplomas??? I've heard that in order to work at Icpna you have to have at least a High Sch...
by curlyguy18
Mon May 28, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Asked for "Propina" to get CE - what can I do about it?
Replies: 18
Views: 3204

Re: Asked for "Propina" to get CE - what can I do about it?

itsallgood wrote:
I am discovering that corruption and incompetence are plentiful here.


When it comes to paperwork, yes. Expect lots of it.
by curlyguy18
Mon May 28, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How bad is it, really?
Replies: 21
Views: 2733

Re: How bad is it, really?

Well, landing a job is difficult with or without a degree, but of course most employers will prefer someone with a degree and it goes without saying that most jobs that hire people that do not have a degree normally pay less. Falconagain has made a very good point here; all these universities are ra...

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