Monthly Archives: September 2012

Lumix LX7 – Quick Draw McGraw!

At F1.4, it’s got the fastest lens I’ve yet seen on a compact camera! So I succumbed and got myself one last week, heh heh. Bet Leica will soon come out with the same thing under it’s name – probably … Continue reading

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Glenn Knight, The Prosecutor

The first time I laid eyes on Glenn Knight I immediately concluded that he was a snob. It was at a country club here but there was nothing chummy or clubby about that guy. He looked like a bulldog. His … Continue reading

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City of the Dead

I have been a regular visitor to the Philippines for over 30 years now but some things Filipino continue to fascinate me, among them the balut, and the Chinese cemetery. The Manila Chinese Cemetery was designated as the resting place … Continue reading

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Organ Made of Bamboo

The Las Piñas Bamboo Organ in St Joseph Parish Church, the parish church of Las Piñas City in the Philippines, is a pipe organ made in 1816, almost entirely from bamboo.

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Tabacalera Factory Visit

I smoked my first Filipino cigar more than 30 years ago. Filipino cigars are good, so good that when tobacco crops in Cuba got into trouble in the 70’s, seeds were sent from the Philippines to Cuba to salvage the … Continue reading

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Samsung Galaxy SIII Shows Pictures from Other People’s PCs

I’m in Manila now, having been here since August 21. I’ll be leaving this afternoon to fly back to Singapore. I’ve been using the Samsung Galaxy SIII cellphone while in Manila. My client has put me up at the Dusit … Continue reading

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