Pinoys R Us

Doctored nurses

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 08:00
I'm thinking of switching careers - shifting to a job that will take me abroad and have employers crawling all over each other to bid for my services. Yes, I realise it might seem a bit late in the day to consider becoming a registered nurse, but only one thing worries me: what sort of uniform would I have to wear?

Coming soon, your neighborhood money changer

Tue, 10/27/2009 - 08:00
originally published in Oct 2007
I realized how our country's economy works one morning a few years back, when I was in Makati and happened to overhear this exchange at a hole-in-the wall money changer's
Man: Can you change $50,000?
Cashier (after briefly consulting a colleague behind her) : Come back after lunch

Pardon the noise, it's just us trying not to think

Thu, 11/22/2007 - 00:00

One of our neighbors works abroad as a seaman, and we always know when he's in town. He throws a big party, an all-night celebration featuring lots of food, lots of guests and lots and lots and lots and lots of noise.

Did I say "lots of noise"? Kindly excuse the weakness of my descriptive powers. What I meant was "mind shattering explosive bursts of hideous sound strong enough to split boulders and cause the resulting pebbles to bleed."

Why Sgt Barry arrested me

Tue, 11/20/2007 - 00:00

After I obtained the police report of my February 17, 2003 Walgreens arrest (for using a "counterfeit" $100 bill which turned out to be genuine), I learned the identity of San Francisco police Sgt. Jeff Barry. I then connected the dots and tied our last unpleasant encounter in 1995 to his conduct in either directing me to be arrested or in allowing it to happen when there was no "probable cause" to do so.


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