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Brian Dalziel

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  1. Thank you to everyone -- I will use your answers to check my Telcel balance, etc. I would still like to stop receiving text messages from UNOTV everyday. If I find out how I will add it to the post later on. Take care.
  2. I have Telcel service on my Mexico cell phone. Sometimes instructions tell me to send a text message as follows: To check your current balance, text "saldo" to 333 For activation or renewal text the proper code to 5050 To stop unwanted UNOTV messages send a text with "BAJA" to 2222 or 2252 But when I try this, with my iPhone using the Apple iMessage app, it always fails. I have no problems sending and receiving other text messages. Anyone know how to send these special types of messages from an iPhone?
  3. Several TV news reports about this are available via YouTube: Llegan cuerpos a Ajijic TV Azteca Jalisco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvBK1TgcyeY Luto en Ajijic por la muerte de varias personas por ingerir alcohol adulterado Tráfico ZMG https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECPs58L1gcI Mueren seis personas por ingesta de alcohol adulterado en Chapala Milenio Televisión https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adR7v3K-qMo
  4. You can buy a trimming head at a local ferretería hardware store and attach it yourself to a standard diameter metal pole, if you wish.
  5. A concentrated solution of 1 part liquid bleach to 10 parts water (10%) is only used for extreme disinfecting applications - like cleaning up vomit or other body fluids. Much lower concentrations of 1 part liquid bleach to 100 parts water (1% or less) are recommended for disinfecting kitchen surfaces and household items.
  6. "I use the Mi Telcel smart phone app to pay using a U.S. credit card." This is for cellular service only -- I do not have a Telcel landline.
  7. I use the Mi Telcel smart phone app to pay using a U.S. credit card. It was a little quirky using it the first time -- the application doesn't seem to like U.S. zip codes very much but I kept keying that in several times and finally it was accepted.
  8. The Ambassador of the United States to Mexico Christopher Landau is hosting a virtual town hall for American citizens tomorrow, March 31 at 3:30 PM (Mexico City time) through Facebook Live. Take part by going to the Embassy’s Facebook page to watch the Facebook Live event. https://www.facebook.com/mexico.usembassy/
  9. I bought this (see photo) at the plumbing supply place next to Farmacia Guadalajara in Ajijic. It works OK but it's a small bottle and it takes more than one application to remove older stains.
  10. Sr. Miramontes and Mostlylost are correct. The culture in Mexico is exceedingly polite and folks go to great lengths to avoid saying the word "no". It follows that the phrase "no thank you" is rarely used. Instead you hear a grateful-sounding "gracias" (thank you) when you offer someone something they do not wish to accept. Similarly, if you invite someone to a party next Tuesday they may respond with a polite "gracias" meaning "thank you for the invitation, I may attend" so as not to offend you by appearing to treat your invitation with indifference. As with many other matters, context is everything.
  11. Large bags at the Pasturería Los Redes feed store in Chapala, near the corner of Zaragoza and Av. Pepe Guízar.
  12. Here's another location for independent living: The Penthouse Living-in-Community Riberas del Pilar https://www.livingincommunity.org
  13. Link is not working for me -- I am using Safari v.13.0.01 My screen shows: {"error":{"code":"EC-4008","requestId":"28ff1580-e6ac-11e9-c000-57c79e60ab74"}}
  14. For your advice to work, users must also navigate to "more search options" and select "find results that contain all of my search term words" or "find results in content titles only". Otherwise, they get hundreds of results that are not related to Mexican citizenship.
  15. Sorry, the Cross Border Express web site only has advice for foreigners who are checking into Mexico, and provides no instructions for foreign residents who want to properly check out of Mexico.
  16. You can try contacting Chef Amador Valdez at the Smoke House Restaurant and Bar, Carretera Poiniente 520, west Ajijic. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and may be able to help answer your questions.
  17. Having a .pdf copy of the FMM forma migratoria múltiple is still useful -- that way you can fill in the blanks ahead of time (when you're not in such a rush) and copy the information over to the official form at the airport or border crossing. Spencer McMullen kindly posted the new form on his chapalalaw.com web site. - - - - - - - - Changes to common immigration forms effective August 1, 2018 Spencer’s Office SC, Abogados http://bit.ly/2y1kSOT
  18. I'm in far east Riberas -- my Telecable internet has been down Fri. July 19 and Sat. July 20. TV and telephone are working fine.
  19. Some folks like to "stir the pot". Others like to go further and both create the pot and stir it up, all by themselves.
  20. I would add this reminder from the article -- that despite whether emissions tests are or are not underway, ". . . que cuando se tiene un auto afinado . . . que se cumple la responsabilidad de contar con un vehículo." (Maintaining a well-tuned car is part of the responsibility of owning a vehicle.)
  21. The original poster may be referring to messages from the Chapala Town Facebook Group. It's a closed group, so I'm attaching a screenshot below.
  22. Mosquitoes' wings make an annoying buzz or whining sound whenever they fly. Both male and female mosquitoes buzz, since they both have wings. The buzz of female mosquitoes makes males want to mate with them. Some people say that mosquitoes which buzz don't bite. Well, that's true. As long as they're buzzing, they're flying, so they won't bite you. But as soon as they land, look out! Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Your Ears http://www.mosquitoreviews.com/mosquitoes-buzz-ears.html
  23. Many folks use an immigration specialist for this, others do it themselves. Here are two references: Getting Permission to Leave Mexico While Your Resident Card is Being Processed From: Two Expats Mexico blog http://bit.ly/2WnHCaA How to Get an Exit Permit from Mexico While Your Temporary Residency is Pending From: Hippie in Heels blog http://bit.ly/2wz47tu
  24. JM Mechanica Automotriz Guadalajara - El Salto Highway 35 Col. La Ermita, El Salto, Jal. 33-3689-7312 33-3904-4036 received my inspection sticker there on 4 May 2019
  25. Now you've really done it . . . started a whole new controversy about whether it's supposed to be "Katmandu" or "Kathmandu"!
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