American country-pop singer Taylor Swift has posted a video [YT] of her recent Asia Tour (mostly offbeat stuff, including a geisha makeover), which includes stops in Singapore, Seoul, Osaka, Tokyo, Manila and Hong Kong…
Btw, the ‘cat’ is called fortune beckoning cat (招财猫, literally) in Chinese. It’s originated from Japan but seems more popular in Chinese culture these days.
Eight Hong Kong tourists were killed in a bus hijack in Manila, Philippines, on Monday. My condolences to their families, and may the victims RIP.
The police force is under heavy criticism for their mismanagement during the incident; and the Filipino president is a PR disaster with his wickedly smiley face during a post-mortem press conference defending the cops while blaming the media for the live broadcast instead (which is partially a valid point).
The timeline of the incident becomes more apparent this afternoon following survivors’ account and new reports. I’m no SWAT or specialist, but there are a few obvious mistakes that could have turned the event around…
1. The sniper had multiple chance to take down the gunman. I know there are protocols that shots would not be fired when negotiation was undergoing nicely, technically it’s probably not a wrong call, but it appears a huge mistake now.
Chinese celebrity couple Dicky Cheung and Zhang Qian held their wedding ceremony on Monday (Jan 12) at the 400-year-old San Agustin Church in Manila, Philippines.
[Image from 163.com] The couple has been in relationship for more than nine years; they first met while filming TV series “The Legend of Chen Mengji” in 1999.
Popular TV hosts Dai Jun and Li Jing hosted the event; among the celebrity guests invited to the wedding ceremony were Andy Hui, Edmund Leung, Han Hong, Sammi Cheng and William Soo etc.
Congratulations, and best wishes.
Manila metro police yesterday (Dec 2) launched its Santa Cops program where some 200 police officers would be wearing the Santa Claus hat while on duty (until Jan 2).
The Santa cops will be deployed in malls, markets, and busy public areas in the capital city of the Philippines to maintain peace during the festive season.
The concept was introduced a few years ago to portray a friendly image and to bring the cops closer to the public. The idea is probably well received by the Manila people considering the fact that the metro police is making it an annual routine.