Revisiting the “Express” train

Here's a film that managed to stay with me, all these years, after I first saw it on a grainy YouTube copy: Please forget the weird voice-over. I kept expecting someone to hand the narrator an Academy Award for the melodramatic voice over, but I digress. I fell in love with this movie the first … Continue reading Revisiting the “Express” train

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The world is a few Google Map clicks away

Technology is a wondrous, wondrous thing. I spent the day touring the streets of Ginza, Shibuya and then had a quick jaunt at Mt. Fuji. When I grew bored salivating the many amazing sights of Japan, I made a quick jump at Namsan in Seoul, and revisited my old neighborhood in Myeongdong. I made a … Continue reading The world is a few Google Map clicks away

May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your armpits…

I have to take my hats-off to this government and the people working and residing on that magnificent mansion off Pasig River. Their spin doctors have a way of making people both sick and annoyed with the pronouncements they give the press. 2 days before Christmas and these people just kept getting on the country's … Continue reading May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your armpits…

Memories of HK and the limited budget that goes with it (HK Sights and Sounds Part 2)

Hong Kong is known for Disneyland, the Peak, Ocean Park, Symphony of Lights, Avenue of Stars...and of course, the shopping. If you were in HK, and can afford to splurge and spend your money on every possible attraction there is--then, good for you. But if you have a limited budget, I suggest you think of … Continue reading Memories of HK and the limited budget that goes with it (HK Sights and Sounds Part 2)