My Archives: May 2003

Friday, May 30, 2003

It is quite impossible to learn everything about a new place, especially if we just spend a week trying to take in as much as we can. Most of the time, we leave a new place, with our impressions, not all of them correct. [more]
12:23 PM GMT+8

Monday, May 26, 2003

The rains starting coming last week. I thought this year we were expecting the El Niņo again but it doesn't seem like it. May is barely over but typhoons Batibot and Chedeng have already come to visit. [more]
12:22 PM GMT+8

Thursday, May 15, 2003

Previously, I had an entry on how, in one incident, the MMDA traffic enforcers contributed to worsening a traffic jam rather than helping ease it. A pro-MMDA web visitor subsequently wrote us, demanding that we apologize to the MMDA. [more]
05:28 PM GMT+8

Monday, May 12, 2003

We finally got to see the store Landes at the 5th level of Podium. They sell lots of nice toys, puzzles, and games there! The items are quite expensive but the selection is not the usual kind you'd find in department stores and even in Toy Kingdom. We suggest you check it out, particularly if you're looking for gifts for favorite nieces/nephews or godchildren - or even for your wife or hubby. [more]
06:20 PM GMT+8

Friday, May 9, 2003

After visiting the Taj Mahal, we stopped by a showroom/store where the 10th generation descendants of artists who had built the Taj made marble items (e.g. table tops, pill boxes, coasters)using the same inlaid marble technique. Before going on to the shopping part, we watched about 4 artists work on the marble and semi-precious stones. [more]
01:25 PM GMT+8

On the day the newspapers ran the story that Noli de Castro now leads in the presidential surveys (gasp!), an elephant broke loose. News reports say he escaped as he was agitated by the fact that his usual trainer was not around. Some said the scorching heat got to him. I don't know about you guys but maybe he was horrified by the thought of having Noli run the country! The elephant show has a contract to perform here till 2004. [more]
01:01 PM GMT+8

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