Bedtime Stories

What Goes Around Comes Around

This is Sunday and my routine is a trip to the mall. This mall opens early before any of the stores open. It’s an invitation to walk in an air conditioned space. After two loops around mall I sit down and watch the others walk. Of course I’m hoping the ladies will smile at me … Continue reading »

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Sir! Can You Help Me.

This is the most recent story of my encounters on the street with strangers. and this has happened to me several times where I become the good Samaritan. OK! to start. I was very depress from last night. I went to the Talking Stick last night. I put $8.00 in the machines and no bells … Continue reading »

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Read the Manual

The theme of this months newsletter has been more of a “RTM” tutorial then about Java code. I have a long history of the “RTM” way of learning new technology. Of course it started with my Father. Although he was a dairy farmer, he always had an interest in radios. He had taken a correspondence … Continue reading »

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Object Containers

This reminds me of a true life story that happened to me only a few month ago. I have the habit of putting things somewhere and then forgetting where I put it. Of course my original thinking is that someone walked off with it or just borrowed it and forgot to return it. I have … Continue reading »

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The Tong Business is getting Tough

Last week I was riding on a jeepney at the corner of Gorordo and Arch Reyes. This is a busy intersection close to one of the major shopping malls here in Cebu. There is always a tong taker at this corner. He’s suppose to direct traffic and load your jeepney with new passengers. Of course … Continue reading »

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Know Who and Know How and You Know All

When I was living in Phoenix Arizona, I had a friend and business partner that always played golf and then visited the local pub. He was one of the regulars. As you know in a bar or pub, you could always get into some kind of a discussion (or argument) about anything in general. A … Continue reading »

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Innovation

For our story for this month we again visit the television programs I remember form my past. The TV channel I enjoyed the most was the public supported station PBS (Public Broadcasting System) or in the UK the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation). These are station that are supported by federal tax money and from local … Continue reading »

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The Birthday Party

I was tempted to tell a story about my big one heart throb I had during high school and college. Then I changed my mind to save myself the embarrassment So I have turn to my more immediate love affairs. These includes my life style in the Philippines. The people I meet here and day … Continue reading »

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