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Old 07-29-2008, 11:58 PM
 
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Could it be the military/retired mil population? They go to Asia, eat the real thing, and spend the rest of their lives trying to find a place that will make it the way they remember.

Heck, I got hooked on good lumpia just by befriending someone who is from the Phillipines. Anyone know a good source for fresh cooked lumpia here in town?
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Morristown, TN
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I remember the days when the cowboys would come off the Santa Fe trail after a 3 week drive wearin' sweat like perfume and dust like foundation. The only thing keeping some of them in the saddle was the vision of a tall drink and a fine pedicure. A man has limits, and a messed up cuticle could really bring you down out on the trail.

Hahahahahaaa!

"HYAH! Git after that loose bossy, Clint"
"Heck no! My nails ain't dry yet!"
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Burque!
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lol
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:21 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Could it be the military/retired mil population? They go to Asia, eat the real thing, and spend the rest of their lives trying to find a place that will make it the way they remember.

Heck, I got hooked on good lumpia just by befriending someone who is from the Phillipines. Anyone know a good source for fresh cooked lumpia here in town?

I make it, my aunt is from the Phillipines, we use to live off that stuff back in my hometown, we would have it for X-Mas, thanksgiving,and any occasion or pretty much anytime we went to our aunts house. GOOD STUFF but I havent seen a place that sells it already made.
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Soon there may be more massage parlors than massage schools.

Many Vietnamese immigrants have little in the way of english skills, so they open restaurants. Most immigrant communities do this. It is why New York City is the ethnic restaurant capital of the world.

Albuquerque seems to have a lot of Vietnamese immigrants. I can't tell you why but it sure isn't our abundant rice paddies.

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Old 11-22-2008, 07:13 PM
 
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Watch out for those immigrant run nail salons. Lots of press lately about how women getting their pedicures at these places stick their feet in those filthy tubs of water teeming with bacteria and who knows what else. They are getting sick with skin diseases and a plethora of issues. Apparently they don't like changing out the water between customers. Barf!
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Old 11-22-2008, 07:55 PM
 
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It's not just Albuquerque... it's Phoenix too. Every frickin strip mall in the city seemed to be an exact duplicate:

Walgreens
Nails
Massage
Chiropractor
Salon
Tanning (this one always puzzled me... as if it's hard to get tanned naturally living in the desert?)
Checks Cashed, Payday Loans
H&R Block
Insurance

Come to think of it, it's pretty much every city that looks like this.
Same thing in Chicago. Any time some tiny new strip mall opens, you know the tenants will be from this list. I remember 10 years ago, it was a mattress store in every strip mall. Many are gone now, perhaps people stocked up at the grand opening sales?
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