Tag Archives: Philippines

Leaving for Shenzhen

This is going to be my last post from Manila because I’ll be disconnecting my PLDT DSL service today. Starting from next week, I will be blogging from behind the Great Firewall of China. Wish me luck. The last two-and-a-half years have been a fun ride, and I probably should have talked more about my… Read More »

Gimme a break!

I’ll be heading over to Hong Kong for a vacation this entire week (helped by the fact that there are three public holidays in the Philippines on Monday, Thursday and Friday) so I may not be able to update this blog as often as I used to. Internet access in Hong Kong’s hotels is kind… Read More »

How the ax falls, Filipino-style

According to a colleague of mine, the following is apparently an “ISO-certified” practice of eliminating redundancies in an organisation in the Philippines: — 48 hours before shutting down the operation, SWAT teams in janitorial disguise conduct metal detector/security checks in the premises. — 24 hours before shutting down the operation, maintenance is instructed to ship… Read More »

Stormy weather

Maybe it was the weather (Makati was, after all, swept by a severe storm throughout the night) or maybe it was because I was still recovering from the after effects of my recent illness, I didn’t have the energy to post an entry yesterday. Work was suspended at 3pm on Friday for those who live… Read More »