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Kiddie Memories of Second Grade

Facebook not only brings people closer -- finding long-lost friends and acquainting new ones -- it also rekindles old memories, as old photos emerge. Like this photo of birthday party of Rey Amador Bargamento, a classmate in¬†second…

Favorite Nineties Music

Just like the "golden age" a decade earlier that produced many of my all-time favorite tunes, the nineties were a time when plenty of great music -- at least to my taste -- was produced. Fuel - Shimmer New Radicals - You Get…

High School Reunion

My wife and I recently watched The American Reunion, the latest sequel to the American Pie chain of films I have come to consider as one of my most favorite movies (along with Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and 3 Idiots). The timing of…

Adidas Adimatic: Still Looking

One of the first things I searched for, upon arriving in Hong Kong, is one particular style of adidas shoes: ADIMATIC. It's the best pair of shoes I ever had. Not the most good-looking but certainly it offered best comfort. Alas, it's been…

Unsubscribe Takes Effect In 3 Days

I never thought unsubscribing to a newsletter takes up to three working days. Possible reasons: We need to verify if you clicked the unsubscribe button by accident. We need to check if someone else unsubscribed on your behalf.…

My First Google News Author Results

I have been writing for Asian Correspondent as a blogger for the past 18 months or so after managing my own blog about Hong Kong life since August 2005. It's been a while isn't it? I wrote more than 1,500 blog posts for AC all these years…

Birthday Greetings

As you grow older you meet more friends. A new colleague, a cousin's girlfriend, a client's new project manager, a new property agent, a seatmate on a flight back home. As the number of friends grows the chance of getting invited to a party…