Still Summer to Me

I met Pauline, an ex colleague from PCCW and had dinner with her friends at a newly-wed couple"s house somewhere in Quarry Bay. I met new friends including Filipinos Rey and wife Chat, Jack and Joan (spelled right?). It is amazing that…

Starting the Birthday Season

It is the start of birthday season. Many of my friends in HK celebrate in the boundary of the "ber" months. Dinner is setup later at Sweet Basil Thai Restaurant in Causeway Bay for Karen"s belated celebration, the very same place I had…

Taxing the OFWs

There is a proposal to tax Overseas Filipino Workers, the so called modern day heroes. I am glad I am called a hero in my own right. Well, to be taxed in my host country and in my home country can really be a burden but somehow I would…

One of the worst movies

Jun came with a VCD at home, asking if I would like to watch a movie similar to American Pie (my favorite) and I said, alright! Eur0trip is about post high school adventure in Europe in search for a gorgeous German pen pal initially…

Filipina DH rules!

China athletes who won gold medals in the Olympics are in town to promote patriotism among Hongkies. It is a nice gesture especially that many HK people adore Chinese in Athens, apart from winning its second medal ever. Hong Kong media…

Beijing Memories

I just came from a weekend trip with Dodo, Melissa, Gino, Mike, Jun, Weng, Orly and Anne. It was fun despite the short stay, language barrier and huge crowds. It was pure adventure, from my Watson water escapade, Beijing immigration fracas…

Bad day at the office

I will become more busy the next few days as new campaigns get launched and other outstanding jobs still waiting to finish. Looks like there will never be a chance to feel excited about the coming weekend trip to Beijing. Worse, one of our…

On Pork Barrel

I am wondering if there is any country in the world that grants money to the lawmakers to support their projects. In my country these are the senators and congressmen who get these perks once elected. I wish they leave the money to the…

Olympic Woes

We could have won a medal in taekwondo and archery. But it was just in the mind of the overly optimistic Celso Dayrit. Obviously athletes do their best but the methods are just out of the way. Not at par with the best in the world. Let us…