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by alchemist
Sat May 04, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: sexual health screening
Replies: 3
Views: 2233

Re: sexual health screening

onurinal wrote:are you gay?


Fear of un-healthy curiosity might put some people off from seeking medical advice in the first place, think about it... Due to a feeling of shame, many seek medical advice only when it's too late..
by alchemist
Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: TUMS???
Replies: 7
Views: 2121

Re: TUMS???

At the pharmacy, you can find multivitamins with Ginseng supplement, all in one box named Biocord, which is specific in case of mental and physical stress.
by alchemist
Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: TUMS???
Replies: 7
Views: 2121

Re: TUMS???

This might sound obvious, but taking a few deep breaths and trying to relax whilst eating helps, also, not thinking or talking about serious issues or anything one is worried about during a meal. Also, generally, it helps to see life as a half full rather than a half empty glass of water ! This is a...
by alchemist
Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you guys / gals watch America Noticias or Canal N ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2000

Re: Do you guys / gals watch America Noticias or Canal N ?

Yes, well I do think as people get older they generally take more notice of news as they spend more time at home, also giving more importance to enjoying meals than persons in their 20's whose thoughts are more on their upcoming outings.
by alchemist
Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you guys / gals watch America Noticias or Canal N ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2000

Re: Do you guys / gals watch America Noticias or Canal N ?

I'm very curious whether the expats in Peru watch America Noticias or Canal N in the morning or evening? I watch and I always see "cogoteros", bank robberies (marcas), corrupt police, Americans who throw Peruvian people out of windows, etc.... Does this stuff bother you or do you rarely p...
by alchemist
Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why is it that peruvians don't want to talk about classism?
Replies: 120
Views: 25732

Re: Why is it that peruvians don't want to talk about classism?

Persons who use terms such as "acomplejados" in response to someone raising a general issue, do so to bring things down to a personal level, in order to destabilize someone. To best make someone doubt, apologize, you need to work on emotions on the unconscious level. Some call it the power...
by alchemist
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: False identity
Replies: 0
Views: 475

False identity

A while back, I went to a Claro branch and asked for a contract to be made in my name. I've been using my phone normally since, but just recently thought to check my Claro info on http://www.miclaro.com.pe and discovered that my number is registered under an unknown man's name and with his DNI. I've...
by alchemist
Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Kidnapping..how serious is this in Lima
Replies: 29
Views: 5624

Re: Kidnapping..how serious is this in Lima

I've noticed several contradictions, exagerations on this type of theme in this and various threads, from otherwise seemingly intelligent persons, and wondered where that comes from... there's a fine line between a protective attitude/advice, and scaremongering. Thinking about it, I wonder how much ...
by alchemist
Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Kidnapping..how serious is this in Lima
Replies: 29
Views: 5624

Re: Kidnapping..how serious is this in Lima

The following article (dated 31st March 2013) mentions the kidnap and killing of one of Honduras' best known journalists, and somewhere in the middle of the article, a list of the most dangerous cities in the world. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2301917/San-Pedro-Sula-Honduras-city-tops-li...
by alchemist
Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tasa Anual procedure for this year
Replies: 39
Views: 5905

Re: Tasa Anual procedure for this year

I went today and it's true, no more fee for the exoneration/F-007 form for those married to Peruvians! They also handed me back the notarized guarantee letter from my wife, even though I'm pretty sure the DIGEMIN page says that's one of the requirements. So all you need is the F-007 form, a marriag...
by alchemist
Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: carnet - residencia renewal
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Re: carnet - residencia renewal

as sbaustin wrote, for the renewal, you can obtain the free f-7 form at immigration reception, fill it in and go to the bank in same building to pay the fee, hold on to the receipt. Go to the second floor with, in hand, a less than 3 month old original of the mariage certificate (if peruvian), a wri...
by alchemist
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: How long have you been in Peru and how long are you staying?
Replies: 22
Views: 4600

Re: How long have you been in Peru and how long are you staying?

Cerro Camote (sweet potato hill) Lima
by alchemist
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: How long have you been in Peru and how long are you staying?
Replies: 22
Views: 4600

Re: How long have you been in Peru and how long are you staying?

I have no idea how long I'll stay in Peru. I wouldn't be able to forget Colorado, at school I had a teacher who was a real fan of the USA and especially Colorado, he showed us loads of slides about his travels there. I participated in his student exchange programme and a girl from South Dakota staye...
by alchemist
Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What do you enjoy the most about living in Peru?
Replies: 11
Views: 2470

Re: What do you enjoy the most about living in Peru?

Readers would have understood, I would think, without quoting me :? As you say, it does depend a lot on what you're wearing too ... as it does in any place in the world. ...not forgetting the luck factor, or if you like, fate... A little anecdote... When I was a child living in a small, very peacefu...
by alchemist
Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What do you enjoy the most about living in Peru?
Replies: 11
Views: 2470

Re: What do you enjoy the most about living in Peru?

My list: -very little crime and very clean streets I'd add that in the past few years, I've noticed more and more trees being planted along roads, streets becoming cleaner, and rubbish being picked up in places that wasn't a few years ago. Although we're still waiting for the promised road works an...
by alchemist
Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: HOSTESS FOR OPENING GALA
Replies: 23
Views: 4285

Re: NEED EXQUISITE WOMEN!!!

I have witnessed the "type" of womem I desire, as sales reps for cell phones, etc. - at the plazas. If I was in the US, I would go to a staffing agency & find exactly what I needed - but Peru (I am not sure): 1. Tall & attractive; early 20's; SPEAK ENGLISH! 2. Need to engage the c...
by alchemist
Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: HUGO CHAVEZ DIED
Replies: 80
Views: 10285

Re: HUGO CHAVEZ DIED

The interesting thing about dictators is that the more violent they are. More people end up missing them. No matter the nation there is certain degree of sadism and masochism in everybody in order to miss such monsters. Interesting that you mention that. A recent theory from psychotherapists sugges...
by alchemist
Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: HOSTESS FOR OPENING GALA
Replies: 23
Views: 4285

Re: NEED EXQUISITE WOMEN!!!

Once a bookworm and still a keen reader, I once visited a second-hand bookstore store and was plunged into another world. I went to a part of the store where I found a few very old and dusty books, and after a while, a tall, white-haired middle-aged black salesman, wearing small golden round glasses...
by alchemist
Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Getting a Replacement US Passport
Replies: 1
Views: 810

Re: Getting a Replacement US Passport

Good info, read the case of a man in Britain victim of a con artist, took him months and months to prove it wasn't actually him who had committed the offences. Being dual national, I read some time ago that to renew a british passport apparently one has to adress a request to Washington if living in...
by alchemist
Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: which natural cause ?
Replies: 0
Views: 360

which natural cause ?

I am curious to know what phenomenon in nature could cause the death of a large quantity of bees from a group of beehives in summertime Lima over a few days, producing a slow death in some of them, saye, living in the same beehives and land for a year or years, otherwise healhy and productive. Anyon...
by alchemist
Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Renodante
Replies: 10
Views: 2844

Re: Renodante

Had a brief exchange about spirituality with Bill, the content of his message was enough for him to come across as a thoughtful and considerate person, an indication of the "spiritual" value of a human being. For those of us who believe in an afterlife and the paranormal, Bill, that may in...
by alchemist
Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:33 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Life is a gift
Replies: 0
Views: 374

Life is a gift

Writing this, I am thinking how one is simply blessed to be alive. It is not a thought that would-understandably- cross the mind of everybody in this world, especially people who experience hardship, poverty or tragedies, some maybe even pray to God asking why they are on Earth to endure their fate....
by alchemist
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What Do You Do For Work?
Replies: 44
Views: 9011

Re: What Do You Do For Work?

gosh, reading my old posts made me realise that sometimes one writes something only oneself understands :oops: must have been in a distracted mood, also I was writing about an activity I do and not a job. Ah well ...
by alchemist
Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Are Gringos Welcomed?
Replies: 38
Views: 5841

Re: Are Gringos Welcomed?

My wife has told me many times to not come with her when asking for a price, in many different districts in Lima...as well as when we are trying to take a taxi, I stand away from her while she asks the price. Basically, if a native Peruanian says there is a problem with this, I believe them. My hus...
by alchemist
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: gringos that are a nuisance
Replies: 72
Views: 9675

Re: gringos that are a nuisance

Let's not judge on outer appearance, in my experience, I've always found that people with dreadlocks, black or white, are very nice persons. I have not "always found" much of anything to be set in stone. You are asking me not to judge, but you have judged that all persons with dreadlocks ...
by alchemist
Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Career and health
Replies: 7
Views: 1207

Re: Career and health

Upon close inspection, I realised (UK spelling !) that some real spelling mistakes had gone undetected indeed in my website, my Word document has been playing tricks so I used another one. So thanks again. I found this interesting from Wikipedia: Most words ending in an unstressed -our in British En...
by alchemist
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Career and health
Replies: 7
Views: 1207

Re: Career and health

richorozco, thanks for taking the time to have a look at my website and the fascinating insight you gave on peruvian working mentality. What you write in the second paragraph does remind me of a retired peruvian lady who described her working life to me recently. I like the idea for the US market to...
by alchemist
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Career and health
Replies: 7
Views: 1207

Career and health

I would greatly appreciate any ideas to improve my new profesional website or ideas for this activity here. I live in a little populated district, and I wonder if people would come here for this type of service. Also, in your view, do you think this type of activity could be of interest in Peru ? th...
by alchemist
Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What are you doing for a living?
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

Re: What are you doing for a living?

I'm a career and health consultant
by alchemist
Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Question: How much do people make in Lima, Peru???
Replies: 23
Views: 17688

Re: Question: How much do people make in Lima, Peru???

Yes I've noticed the price of trainers for example rise a lot in the past two years.

By the way SilverbackPeru, it was pretty obvious you were answering to the previous post, I mean you did not have to quote it, and I'm sure others think that too :wink:
by alchemist
Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: gringos that are a nuisance
Replies: 72
Views: 9675

Re: gringos that are a nuisance

In most countries that attract international travelers, it's safe to assume that you'll come in contact with persons of limited means. Some good, some bad. Some professional beggars and quasi-performers. Some old hippies. Some druggies. Regardless, there are too many of them. And Some young people ...
by alchemist
Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: gringos that are a nuisance
Replies: 72
Views: 9675

Re: gringos that are a nuisance

Let's not judge on outer appearance, in my experience, I've always found that people with dreadlocks, black or white, are very nice persons.
by alchemist
Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: VACATION IN ECUADOR?
Replies: 12
Views: 2514

Re: VACATION IN ECUADOR?

chi chi wrote:alchemist, would you use a tramitador who approaches you on the street in the UK to apply for your passport,driving licence or any other government issued paperwork or documents?


"tables have turned"...
by alchemist
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: VACATION IN ECUADOR?
Replies: 12
Views: 2514

Re: VACATION IN ECUADOR?

I've been to Tumbes by bus with my husband, we had to cross the border to Ecuador, as I needed a stamp in my passport. Just as we got off the bus we were whisked off in a car by three men, "tramitadores". We drove through a long deserted road to Ecuador, a huge and totally isolated no man'...
by alchemist
Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)
Replies: 89
Views: 14243

Re: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)

I guess I will just have to face being band because the fact is CHi CHi is a troll who has been banned here repeatedly and is only here now because they got tired of banning him. He has made racist, sexist and homophobic comments repeatedly and it seems ok with the community. He is a habitual liar ...
by alchemist
Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)
Replies: 89
Views: 14243

Re: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)

I guess I will just have to face being band because the fact is CHi CHi is a troll who has been banned here repeatedly and is only here now because they got tired of banning him. He has made racist, sexist and homophobic comments repeatedly and it seems ok with the community. He is a habitual liar ...
by alchemist
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: HER KIDS...
Replies: 58
Views: 7837

Re: HER KIDS...

:shock: ....
by alchemist
Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: HER KIDS...
Replies: 58
Views: 7837

Re: HER KIDS...

Dear Renodante, Saying that writing here is not real life is rather a subjective statement; not having a photo, actual name on the profile does not make one, what one expresses, any less real, responsibility for actions still exist. My website is for all to see, and writing here can be a short step ...
by alchemist
Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: HER KIDS...
Replies: 58
Views: 7837

Re: HER KIDS...

Personnally, I don't mind the few caps here and there... depending on how it's used, it creates a style 8)
by alchemist
Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Yoga/meditation
Replies: 6
Views: 2428

Re: Yoga/meditation

You may like to have a look at my website, I have included a description of basic steps for meditation. Also, there is a meditation every week-end here in Huachipa, to which I participate, it's not Miraflores, but seeing that it's entirely free, it's worth the trip. http://www.spiritshealing.com/med...
by alchemist
Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Essential oils
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: Essential oils

Thanks Tia, Young living essential oils are of good quality, however, their prices are soooo high : ordering from their internet site is $18 (dollars) for eucalyptus, so with benefit margin.. :shock: :shock: :shock: The eucalyptus essential oil I bought in a local market in Lima was only S/5 (soles)...
by alchemist
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Essential oils
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: Essential oils

I could have chosen any other pseudo, not much importance in the name, but anyway, I do believe in alchemy in the sense of transformation of the mind... I use essential oils as a natural disinfectant, and having a bit of fun mixing a few oils as a skin remedy. Grapefruit seed, excellent citrobiotic ...
by alchemist
Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: You Know You Are a Conspiracy Theorist If…
Replies: 5
Views: 978

Re: You Know You Are a Conspiracy Theorist If…

fact : I was taught through a demonstration by a Dr at university how subliminal messages can be created using a stream of images that go by so fast you can't see them consciously, they can be placed in the middle of adverts to have an effect on the subconscious. Whether he thought this practice is ...
by alchemist
Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: HER KIDS...
Replies: 58
Views: 7837

Re: HER KIDS...

I admire your goodwill, who knows, your example at home might lead to a crack in their attitude sooner or later if they have an open mind, however, for rules, you definately need their mother supporting you in front of her sons, tread carefully...
by alchemist
Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The right to work trumps all other rights
Replies: 61
Views: 8578

Re: The right to work trumps all other rights

Did not notice immediately that the question on PC was at end of first page ... :!:
by alchemist
Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The right to work trumps all other rights
Replies: 61
Views: 8578

Re: The right to work trumps all other rights

Police constable :?: Concerning the comment about people being pushy when selling stuff in the street, and common reactions to that, unfortunately, the unconscious process for protecting oneself usually is to zap negative criticism. The best way to make someone become conscious of a bad habit and ch...
by alchemist
Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Essential oils
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Essential oils

Peru having such an incredible variety of medicinal plants growing in the different regions, I'm surprised to find it so difficult to find 100% natural essential oils in Lima, except eucalyptus which I bought in an outdoor market. In the Barrio Chino, they don't seem to be 100% essential oils, no la...
by alchemist
Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: training new employees legal question
Replies: 3
Views: 737

Re: training new employees legal question

I am supposing you are speaking about schooling employees as they work, and in Peru. My idea is just based on common sense, at least I hope, and this is how I would go about it... Let's say that for a business like yours an average day's work in Peru is 10 hours, I would make it 8 hours per day, may...
by alchemist
Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: American & Peruvian Relationship
Replies: 31
Views: 4979

Re: American & Peruvian Relationship

em... could you explain that again :) :) :)

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