I tried to find out the answer to that question when I got the chance to interview Brian Cu, Grab’s Philippine country manager, last June 14, 2017, when the company marked its fourth year in the country.
Stuff read, heard somewhere
There are 62 posts filed in Marginalia (this is page 1 of 9).
Pen and pouch envy
When Lamy, the German pen company, designed the Pico, it didn’t have me in mind. I didn’t fit the demographic.
The Pico, Lamy’s clipless pocket pen, was simple, functional, and expensive; I was complicated (occasionally), useless (generally), and cheap (absolutely).
It’s not Shakey’s fault if you can’t order draft beer
Beer and pizza always go together.
But not at the Matalino Street, Quezon City branch of Shakey’s Pizza.
That branch always runs out of beer.
Passenger gets Twitter apology but not free food from Cebu Pacific Airlines despite delayed flight
Below is an exchange of tweets posted by a person who uses the Twitter handle, @tagasalog, @CebuPacificAir, and (maestro, music please) myself. From the looks of it, @tagasalog got on a Cebu Pacific flight that got delayed. (I don’t think I’ve met @tagasalog before although he says in one direct message that he hangs out in Quezon City a lot when I asked him his name.)
On reading F. H. Batacan’s Smaller and Smaller Circles
Ever since I became familiar with Audacity, the free podcasting software available for both the Mac and the PC platforms, I have produced two podcasts, the second of which, as you can see below, is my three-or-so-minute take on Ichi Batacan’s police procedural novel, Smaller and Smaller Circles that has been published by SoHo press in New York this August. Continue reading
Amateur tips for Uber users in Metro Manila
(DISCLAIMER: This is amateur observation, not expert opinion. Any damages incurred involving the use of these tips will be met with token expressions of sympathy and regret, more the first than the second. In other words, caveat emptor, my friend. And thanks for reading.) Continue reading
‘I see dead people’ and other reflections
So this senior professor fell ill and, without any warning, slipped into a coma.
Days, or perhaps even weeks passed by, and not a peep was heard from him, lying on a hospital bed, kept alive by a machine.