Who does not love Instagram – the start-up that took the social network world by storm. In just 2 years its value reached $1 billion (at least that’s what Facebook think its value is when it acquired Instagram last Monday, April 9). Below are some of its milestones:
- It had 200,000 users within the first week of the launch, the count reached 4 million users.
- The iPhone app has been downloaded 30 million times.
- Released the Android version of the app and after 6 days it hit the 5 million download mark.
You won’t get tired watching this! Despicable Me 2 in theaters on 2013!
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“John Carter” star Taylor Kitsch, in an interview in the “Late Show with David Letterman”, narrated his ordeal with an airport immigration officer. Missing his sense of direction, Mr. Kitsch mistakenly mentioned that his bad experience happened in the Philippines, when in reality he was in fact in Indonesia. Watch the video below on how Mr. Kitsch gave our country a very bad name.
Every morning when I was still a kid I would always wait in our terrace for Mang Eddie, our suki magtataho (taho vendor) to pass by our house so I can buy my 2-peso worth of taho (soya bean curd). Once he arrives, he would immediately stop in front of our house and call me. After giving me my glass full of taho (with dagdag!), he would again ride his bike to serve other anticipating kids on our street, chanting “Tahoooo! Tahoooo!”
Our local Filipino taho is commonly sold hot and is served with arnibal (brown sugar syrup) and pearl sago (similar to pearl tapioca). My love for taho did not stop there, I continued to eat taho whenever an opportunity presents itself.
Here in Singapore, one hawker store sells a very different kind of soya bean curd. Lao Ban Soya Bean Curd is said to be the first store in Singapore to sell chilled soya bean curd, and the best tasting too as many would say.
I myself didn’t know why we have Leap Years, all I know was that every 4 years February gets an extra day. The video below explains this in detail. You just have to keep up with the fast talking narrator…
In 1986, an event transpired that most most of us have come to know as “People Power”. Some believed that this would bring about betterment in the lives and well-being for all Filipinos after the 21-year rule of former President Ferdinand Marcos. But did it?
26 years later, nothing changed, or should I say even changed for the worse. The Philippines is now in a much sorrier state than before, further left behind by it’s neighbors and the economy now relying heavily on OFW’s remittances.