The Internet is for sale

Do you have a spare P350,000? The Internet, apparently, is for sale for that amount. I regularly read the classified ads section of Sun.Star Cebu, the paper I work for. At any given day, you’d have people selling anything from pets, houses, power tools to second-hand vehicles to adult toys (under Various Items, together withContinue reading “The Internet is for sale”

From Pigeon Rank to GMail Paper, you gotta love Google

Open GMail today and you’ll see a different front page. Google regularly posts updates to the GMail service, including the current storage space offered, on the front page. Today, the front page introduces what is purported to be a new product: GMail Paper. GMail Paper, according to their April Fool’s joke page, is a freeContinue reading “From Pigeon Rank to GMail Paper, you gotta love Google”

Close encounter of a different kind

If you looked up the Cebu sky last night, you’d have the crap scared out of you. At least seven balls of light were clearly visible in a linear formation (if you squint hard enough and connect the dots, it could be the Grim Reaper’s scythe.) The lights were stationary and stayed visible for minutes.Continue reading “Close encounter of a different kind”

Busted: Newspaper photo reveals married man’s affair

It was a picture of domestic bliss-a couple taking their child to a picnic in a public park in Cebu. The pair was laughing and appeared to enjoy an afternoon away from the demands of work and pressure of urban life. The problem was the man wasn’t having a picnic with his legal family, heContinue reading “Busted: Newspaper photo reveals married man’s affair”

Deferred success my gluteus maximus

An association of teachers had considered a proposal to use “deferred success” as euphemism for “fail.” According to the Global Language Monitor: “The Professional Association of Teachers in the UK considered a proposal to replace any notion of failure with deferred success in order to bolster students self-esteem.” Among the euphemisms spotted this year are:Continue reading “Deferred success my gluteus maximus”

Weasley clock for muggles

If you’re a fan of the Harry Potter series, you’d be familiar with the wall clock used by the Weasley family. It doesn’t tell the time but location of members of the Weasley family. I don’t know how true this report is but Gizmodo quotes a report from phoneyworld.com that researchers are working on aContinue reading “Weasley clock for muggles”

Ouch

Shades of Lorena Bobbit. From Sun.Star Cebu today: Tired of her husband’s womanizing, a woman in Lapu-Lapu City cut his penis while he was sleeping Monday morning in Barangay Lo-ok, Lapu-Lapu City. Ronald Armada Pino, 26, was brought to the hospital while policemen arrested Maridee Lepardo Sejuela, who is four months pregnant. For the fullContinue reading “Ouch”