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Trinidad: The absence of noblemen
LAST Friday, on our way down, a long, long truck stalled at a blind curve along Marcos Highway. We were lucky that we and the car ahead of us were driving at a safe distance, and doubly lucky we were ...
From 650 days ago
Trinidad: Lucky/unlucky cat: A Feng Shui analysis
EVER noticed the cat with waving arms in some of the shops you frequent? Originating from Japan where they are called maneki-neko, these are usually prominently displayed on top of counters or near cash registers. Colored white, gold, or pink, ...
From 727 days ago
Salango-Trinidad: Lines and emails
I THINK last week has been about waiting in line. Waiting in line to get to parking areas. Waiting in line to get our renewed passports. Waiting in line to get Divya’s phone connections fixed. Waiting in line to pay ...
From 740 days ago
Trinidad: Heading for Japan? You must read this
WHAT’S the one thing you absolutely shouldn’t do in Japan the moment you step out of airport arrivals? Take a taxi. Taxis are very expensive. A 12-minute taxi ride can set you back between P2,000 to P3,000. An hour ride can cost ...
From 755 days ago
Trinidad: What money can’t buy: A Feng Shui Analysis
Aa, Chiara, and I recently did the Feng Shui analysis of a beautiful house in an upscale subdivision. The place was bright, airy, spacious, neat, tidy and inviting. 2 storeyed and modern, the architect did a good job of ...
From 769 days ago
I THINK it was around 6 p.m. when there was a blackout last Tuesday. We were in our shop at the market, preparing our clients' orders, when the lights went out. It was both interesting and mystical, working in the dark, ...
From 796 days ago
Trinidad: Angkor milestones
I'M LOOKING forward to this afternoon. By 3 pm, we would be in Siem Reap, home of majestic Angkor Wat. It's our 3rd time to visit, and we go because I promised. I committed that when Divya was 12, and Byren ...
From 811 days ago
Trinidad: Christmas Carols
I'M WAITING again. Not in line this time, but in a comfortable air conditioned room with a large flat screen tv in front of me. The room is artful, decorated in shades of mocha and silver. On the center table, ...
From 817 days ago
WE'VE just spent three days looking for affordable amethysts. Used to be we could buy smaller pieces and they'd be priced based on weight. Now they're mostly priced per piece. It's almost like they've become collectors pieces, they're being sold ...
From 831 days ago
Salango-Trinidad: Missing Flights
WE'RE due to land in Bangkok's Don Mueang International Airport in a few minutes, having just left Yangon. Two years ago, we had our most traumatic airport check-in experience at a similar airport hub. We arrived three hours before our flight, ...
From 909 days ago