The Greying of the World – Enough to make you go grey!

Not that it is supposed to be ironic, but below is a grey newspaper clipping with dark grey text, shaded columns and a light grey contour on a white background… Lots of nuances in those greys! Take a look at … Continue reading Continue reading

Coincidence or Purposeful Juxtaposition?

Sometimes, you do have to wonder if IT is on purpose.  I opened the Herald Tribune yesterday (Sept 15, 2010) and, as is my wont, turned to the world news section (page 4).  Below is the spread of the top … Continue reading Continue reading

Of Standards, Convergence & Collaboration – Winning back consumer confidence

Modern life is, at best, complex and, at worst, horribly wasteful and confusing. I am galled by the number of chargers that I must pack with me when I travel with my various electronics. On any given holidays, I will … Continue reading

The Green Revolution(s) – Gre(at)en Article by Thomas L Friedman

I particularly enjoyed Thomas Friedman’s editorial in the New York Times (or International Herald Tribune) of June 25, 2009, entitled “The Green Revolution(s)”. For those of you are still not inclined to believe in the need to reduce man-made pollution … Continue reading

Twitter: Global Village or Recessionista?

Twitter, it seems, is making mainstream headlines daily these days. Yesterday, the IHT featured on page 2, an article “A truth renewed online: It still takes a village,” which begins: “Twitter and Facebook are, OMG, so last millennium”. The article, … Continue reading

Luxury market on the decline in France — What deeper effects will occur?

Recession brings luxury down to earth…but what of the more urgent changes needed? The Herald Tribune ran a front page article entitled “A return to Values?” (15 Jan 2009) on the situation of the French luxury market.  What struck me … Continue reading

Losing Weight on Planes

With the rising cost of fuel on the tips of all our tongues, the chase to reduce fuel costs is in full tilt. I am fascinated (if not confounded) by the work done by the airlines in this regard. It … Continue reading

A Difference between Men and Women

Are Men and Women So Different? An advocate of diversity and a student of women’s studies at university, I keep an eagle eye on topics concerning equality. That said, there are also many ways to express and give value to … Continue reading

Thriller Dance at Cebu Prison on the Road?

The now celebrated Cebu Prison (Philippines) Thriller Dance video, first uploaded on YouTube just last July, has now been viewed nearly 11 million times. Wow. According to the this Jan 15 Herald Tribune article, the beat goes on (thanks for … Continue reading