Wednesday, August 26, 2009
COOKING POTS AND FILIPINO JUNGLE KNIVES
Howdy folks, just wanted to let you all know I am alive and kicking in Cebu PI.
I have fully recovered from my malaria relapse and went out today to do a bit of exploring.
Today I went on a scout of the neighborhood and managed to locate Zebra brand cook pots and other items for those of you interested.
Under the current US Dollar/Filipino exchange rate the cost for the pots are as follows. http://www.xe.com/ucc/(online currency conversion page)
a 10 CM pot with lid is 600 pesos = $13.00
" 12 cm pot w/ lid is 700 pesos = $15.00
" 14 cm pot w/lid is 900 pesos = $19.00
" 16 cm pot w/lid is 1,200 pesos = $25.00
small bowl costs 200 pesos = $6.00
large bowl is 250 pesos = $7.00
Large cup with lid costs 500 pesos(22 ounces or so) = $12.00
large cup (no lid)250 pesos = $7.00
small cup no lid is 200 pesos = $6.00 These prices Do not include shipping costs from the Philippines to the USA, I still need to go to the post office for to get that information.
There are also seagull brand pots and cheaper made in India cooking pots available, the Indian stuff looks pretty good and is stainless steel, the pots have no lids tho but come in different sizes, there are also stainless steel plates and saucers available for around 100 to 200 pesos( 3 to 4 bucks), and cups of various sizes with and without lids.
I also located 2 types of jungle knives (bolos) at the market.
One type had a Mango wood handle and the other has an aluminum handle. prices range from 300($8.00) pesos to 600($13.00) pesos depending on if you get a metal handle or a sheath.
While searching around in one of the local malls I saw that there were Ghillie suits for sale also for around 5000 pesos(abt $125.00), i was amazed that there were these types of items in a local department store.
Only in the Philippines!
When i had left the Basilica after saying my daily prayers i saw a little old mad who was sharpening knives with his bicycle set up, it looked kinda cool so I had the old fella sharpen my Swiss army blade.
it cost me a whopping 10 pesos. I have posted vids of the pots and knives at my youtube page, you can view them here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JDqogeq7w8&feature=channel_page (pots) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CiQne6hhhg&feature=channel (knives) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04OPRLh1NCo&feature=channel (knife sharpener)
If anyone is interested in these items please feel free to drop me a line and ill get back to you with shipping prices and additional info.
I have installed a paypal donation button on my Blog at:
http://tomahawksadventuretravel.blogspot.com/ for your international shopping convenience.
On the way back to my apartment I stopped of to get some roast chicken from Celias Lechon shop, it is pretty tasty. Ill dine in regal splendor on roast chicken, rice and filipino style cookies washed down with San miguel beer.
sorry for the delay in getting back to those of you who are interested but i was down for the count on this last malaria relapse, seem to take more out of me as i get older.
anyhoo, im here, on the move and ready for action.
feel free to drop me a line if you are interested in these items.
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