Blogger Yawning Bread recently wrote an article pointing out the possible inflated claims made in a Straits Times report titled “HDB rents at 10-year high” (21 July 2007 – just in case the link becomes inactive due to archiving, you can download a saved version in Word format). In it, he suggested that the media… Read More »
Imelda Marcos, the former First Lady and erstwhile powerful political figure in the Philippines, left behind “only” 1,060 pairs of shoes at Malacanang Palace.
In fact, it may have quite the opposite effect, if you read into the findings of the Happy Planet Index. Compiled by an independent British “think and do” tank called nef (the new economics foundation), the index “addresses the relative success or failure of countries in supporting good life for their citizens, whilst respecting the… Read More »
Just the other day, I was trying to secure a hotel booking through Expedia and strangely enough, after I’ve jumped through several hoops to arrive at the payment information page, I discovered that Philippines is not listed on the drop-down menu of countries. So there’s no way for me to make a booking with an… Read More »
Fireworks display in Makati during New Year’s Eve countdown, staged by the same company that is responsible for the World Pyro Olympics at Mall of Asia last year. This video was shot from the balcony of my apartment using a digital camera. Yeah… I know, I need to get better equipment. Anyone willing to contribute… Read More »
You know what? I’ve been here in Makati for close to 18 months now and only recently did I realise that there is good pizza to be had outside the Pizza Hut-Shakey’s duopoly. The pizza place in question is called Sbarro, which serves pizzas unlike anything I’ve tried before. When I visited the branch at… Read More »