Friday, 20 November 2009

When Asians take over


The artist’s rendition of a new World Trade Tower in New York. Notice something only Asians do when posing for photos? (yeah, I’m trying hard not to do it too often!)

Monday, 16 November 2009

Dolphin watching in the Philippines

One of the nice things you can do while in the Philippines is to go dolphin watching (provided not too many boats/tourists are out there). But you’ll have to wake up really early (5.30am!) for this opportunity. That’s sunrise time.


After about 20 minutes out on the boat, we spotted a group of dolphins!! It was really nice to see them swimming freely and playing around. They were jumping out of the water, and doing some stunts even (show off!). They followed our boat for sometime, then just swam away.

jumping following the boat pink bellied dolphins

show off!

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Chocolate Hills in Philippines

In Bohol, Philippines, one of the more popular tourist sights is the Chocolate Hills. It is about 30 mins drive from the city to the viewpoint. So you climb up one hill to have a fantastic view of the hills (which turns more brown in the dryer months).

chocolate hills

hills on a nice day

One of the funny thing you can do on this viewpoint is jump right in front of a large screen of the hills. Wonder why nobody does it in front of the real hills???

jumping jumping

Plus, why need to climb all the way up here just to jump in front of a screen?

Wednesday, 11 November 2009


While in Bohol, Philippines, I took the chance to see around the island. At one point, I jumped on this boat ride up the river. This was the sign on the boat.

do not give alms

But then, sometime later, the boat kind of went to the side towards this little shed by the river. It stopped here for a while, so we can see kids dance and collect donations… 

 kids dancing

Why do they always contradict themselves?

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Prayer Room

Was in a hotel in the Philippines, and imagine my surprise when I saw this sign.

prayer room

How thoughtful, I thought. In a country where most are Christians, there’s a Muslim prayer room for guests at the hotel.

So I followed the sign to have a look. This was what I saw.

 Christian prayer room

A prayer room for Christians!!  (of course!)