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by oregon woodsmoke
Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: Chile's Believe It or Not!!
Topic: Chile, according to some ignorant movie producers
Replies: 35
Views: 3533

Re: Chile, according to some ignorant movie producers

Movies are filmed where it is cheap. That seems to mean in some country with "slovakia" somewhere in the name. Watched a movie last night supposedly set in Scotland. We were all commenting that we didn't remember any mountains even approaching that size in Scotland. But we weren't taking it as a lit...
by oregon woodsmoke
Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Can i change status despite what written in my tourist visa?
Replies: 47
Views: 3016

Re: Can i change status despite what written in my tourist visa?

Rune has always provided valid information, sprinkled here and there between his mysticism posts. Plus some very nice photos occasionally.

If there are problems with the tourist visa renewal, I would think that the thing to do would be to apply for resident status as quickly as possible.
by oregon woodsmoke
Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Best Glass Cleaner (for Windows)?
Replies: 28
Views: 1751

Re: Best Glass Cleaner (for Windows)?

[[[[[........And we even stayed 80% + on topic......]]]]]

But we aren't done yet.
by oregon woodsmoke
Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Best Glass Cleaner (for Windows)?
Replies: 28
Views: 1751

Re: Best Glass Cleaner (for Windows)?

You can use white vinegar or, even better, ammonia. Additional benefit, it's lots cheaper than buying window cleaner.
by oregon woodsmoke
Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Xmas presents for concierges
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Xmas presents for concierges

I don't know what is appropriate for Chile, but in Britain, where the bin men expect a Christmas bonus, I gave plates of home baked chocolate chip cookies. That earned me huge grins and waves all year and very eager smiling bin men at the door the next year, eager to get their cookies. The chocolate...
by oregon woodsmoke
Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: New U.S.A. airport screening
Replies: 121
Views: 8144

Re: New U.S.A. airport screening

Es lo que hay. You fly, you get searched. You don't want to be searched, don't fly. There are other ways to travel and I would bet that whining won't make them allow you through without being searched, no matter how hard you stomp your feet and scream. If they are going to give pat downs, it does no...
by oregon woodsmoke
Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: The Lack of "Fresh" Milk in Chile
Replies: 95
Views: 22856

Re: The Lack of "Fresh" Milk in Chile

[[[[......The box milk is Ultra High-temperature Treated (UHT}....]]]]] Basically, UHT milk is canned milk. It's been canned in a cardboard box instead of a tin can, but it has been heated until it is sterile and it keeps just the same way that a can of beans doesn't spoil until it is opened. That's...
by oregon woodsmoke
Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Buying Book Ends - Where?
Replies: 9
Views: 511

Re: Buying Book Ends - Where?

A decent substitute, if you can afford them, are the cut and polished rock specimens with a couple of flat sides. Red building bricks can be used, or cut and polished slabs of wood. Square vases or pottery filled with sand for weight. Or purchase more books, so they go all the way from one side of t...
by oregon woodsmoke
Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Fa la la la La Navidad Chilena...2010
Replies: 1
Views: 337

Re: Fa la la la La Navidad Chilena...2010

Unfortunately, won't be celebrated in Chile. This bad economy has postponed my move. Christmas is always a prime rib roast and baked potatoes with sour cream. Add some sauteed mushrooms and a green salad and that's dinner. Followed by 4-5 different types of desserts (hey, it's a holiday). Probably a...
by oregon woodsmoke
Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: Chile Pets and Animals
Topic: Chile: country of street dogs
Replies: 154
Views: 27825

Re: Chile: country of street dogs

I like dogs and I have strong negative feelings about irresponsible pet owners. However, I can acknowledge that the ways of Chile are not going to be the same as my ways. The people of Chile must like their stray dogs, or else they would deal with the problem. What I would like to point out is that ...
by oregon woodsmoke
Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Was Chile what you expected?
Replies: 157
Views: 9962

Re: Was Chile what you expected?

[[[........is rubbing everyone the wrong way, ........... that everyone is getting their backs up and being defensive.....]]]]] So, you have some sort of crystal ball that tells you what everyone else is thinking on every subject? Or you have some sort of mind control that tells everyone else that t...
by oregon woodsmoke
Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Dim Sum in Santiago
Replies: 72
Views: 10429

Re: Dim Sum in Santiago

And what is the point of urging Pinguin to try dim sum when you know there is none available?