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Cebu Quake

Posted on 10/14/2013 8:54:38 PM PDT by AlexW

Philippine quake: All is now OK on the island of Cebu. The power just came back on. It was shake, rattle, and roll for about 30 seconds, as my porter, delivering beer, and I made a dash for the door. Fallen book case was only damage. Thanks to FReepers who mailed their concerns.


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1 posted on 10/14/2013 8:54:38 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW

Good news. Thanks for the update.


2 posted on 10/14/2013 8:55:43 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: AlexW

I’m glad you’re okay!


3 posted on 10/14/2013 8:56:17 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: AlexW

I hope the beer made it OK.


4 posted on 10/14/2013 9:00:11 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: AlexW

Great to know. NO kidding, was looking at booking my hotel today for trip in Nov., at the Shangri la.


5 posted on 10/14/2013 9:00:52 PM PDT by rineaux
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To: AlexW

You’re in my prayers... and thanks for the update.


6 posted on 10/14/2013 9:02:36 PM PDT by GOPJ (Brieitbart sent me... Freeper newfreep)
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To: AlexW

good to see you are okay.


7 posted on 10/14/2013 9:04:36 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: GOPJ; All

Just felt a very slight aftershock ... Yes, the beer made it fine. I am drinking one now.
Soon I will pedal back to wife and child, safe on high ground.
They were not here, but at her parents when quake hit. They evacuated to high ground.
Again, thanks to all great FReepers who have msgd their concerns....My second family ;)


8 posted on 10/14/2013 9:09:59 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW

I’m so glad you’re all right!


9 posted on 10/14/2013 9:12:02 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod (Democrats are Cruz'n for a Bruisin' in 2016.)
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To: rineaux

What time of the year is best to go in terms of airline ticket prices?


10 posted on 10/14/2013 9:24:27 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Not really sure. Just worked out to go mid Nov., for schedule. Flying to Cebu from Hong Kong or Manila is cheap. I think 30.00 US from Manila. Flights are every hour.


11 posted on 10/14/2013 9:33:20 PM PDT by rineaux
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To: Jack Hydrazine; rineaux

“What time of the year is best to go in terms of airline ticket prices?”
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I do not know of any special time to fly. All of my flights were from Vienna, Austria on Qatar Air. into Cebu city.
AVOID Manila any way you can. It is listed as the worst airport in the world.
Look for KAL or Cathay Pacific flights that land in Cebu.


12 posted on 10/14/2013 9:45:46 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW

Will be in HK than Manila so I’ll be flying one of the Manila airlines to Cebu. Flying Cathay from states to HK and Manila. CP is my favorite Asian AL. Never flew Qatar Air but understand it’s one of the best.
Flew to Baraki once on Spirit Air. That was an interesting experience.


13 posted on 10/14/2013 9:52:28 PM PDT by rineaux
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To: AlexW

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24530042

7.2 mag.
20 known dead.
Stay safe.


14 posted on 10/14/2013 10:29:00 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: rineaux

“I’ll be flying one of the Manila airlines to Cebu.”
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Sorry about your having to go to Manilla. Anyway, you will probably use Cebu-Pacific for trip to Cebu.
I used them on a flight to Hong Kong.
Yes, Qatar is in the top five star airlines of the world.
It is sad that no American carrier has more then three stars.


15 posted on 10/14/2013 10:34:03 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Kirkwood

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24530042";
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Thanks for that link. It is the first media news that I have seen. I just switched my TV to ABS-CBN Philippine network.
They are just doing one of their live variety shows.


16 posted on 10/14/2013 10:42:28 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW

Good to hear you’re Ok.


17 posted on 10/14/2013 11:10:00 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: AlexW

Glad you are ok, try to make everything secure.


18 posted on 10/14/2013 11:40:53 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: AlexW
Good to hear all is well.

Stay warm

19 posted on 10/15/2013 12:16:14 AM PDT by onona (The Earth is the insane asylum for the universe (yup, I belong))
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To: AlexW

Glad you and family are safe! Thanks for checking in here.

An earlier thread about the quake at Cebu didn’t show a posting by you, so many of were worried.


20 posted on 10/15/2013 12:40:16 AM PDT by octex
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To: octex

so many of were worried.
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Ooops! , so many of US were worried.


21 posted on 10/15/2013 12:47:30 AM PDT by octex
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To: AlexW
Just felt a very slight aftershock ... Yes, the beer made it fine. I am drinking one now. Soon I will pedal back to wife and child, safe on high ground. They were not here, but at her parents when quake hit. They evacuated to high ground. Again, thanks to all great FReepers who have msgd their concerns....My second family ;)

Almost forgot - prayers for your family too... again, thanks for the updates - - I'm happy all of you are fine.

22 posted on 10/15/2013 4:41:31 AM PDT by GOPJ (Brieitbart sent me... Freeper newfreep)
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To: AlexW

Good to hear you and the fam is OK. “Planning on meeting up with our son in Cebu in Jan. I hope it’s warm. :)


23 posted on 10/15/2013 5:19:51 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: AlexW

Good news.

Stay safe.


24 posted on 10/15/2013 5:24:08 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: freeangel

Cebu in January? Well, I hope you will keep in touch with me, and come visit. I am in Dalagute, the vegetable capital of Cebu.


25 posted on 10/15/2013 5:25:14 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW

Good to hear you are doping well Alex.

Was the quake on land or off shore? Big difference when considering a possible Tsunami.


26 posted on 10/15/2013 8:55:27 AM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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