With environmental protection being all the rage today, other forms of pollution appear to be neglected. One thing being ignored is noise pollution.
For those of you who think that it doesn’t exist, I dare you to stand at the bus stops on Commonwealth Avenue or Guadalupe for just one hour. If the loud and constant blaring of air horns don’t damage your ears, then you probably have undiagnosed hearing problems already.
Gentlemen, have you ever noticed that you brand new suede shoes have started become discolored after just a few uses? You might be chalking up the change of color to abuse, rain, or even to that greasy burger you had for lunch. But the answer may shock you because the reason may be actually be urine!
Just when you thought it was safe for your suede shoes to go back to the restroom by using the toilet instead of the urinal, building owners throw you a curve ball. And just like their hanging brethren, the bowls that toilets are known for have now gone flat.
Have any of you ever listened to the car radio lately? Well, I haven’t heard a radio in any private vehicle I have ridden in years. When I hop on a bus, the entertainment consists of a flat television screen. And even the FX taxis I ride tend to play a collection of digital music instead of tuning in to the airwaves.
While the traffic in Metro Manila has deteriorated over the years, it is not as bad as other countries were expressways have been turned to parking lots. Nevertheless, the current conditions have forced people to change their habits. One habit that I have altered is the way I deliver Christmas gifts.
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I met an interesting fellow over lunch today. After talking a bit about politics, he put forth an idea to help banish the specter of drought in the country by building multiple desalinization plants in the country. With 7,107 individual islands surrounded by a limitless supply of water, I'm surprised no one kicked around the idea publicly sooner.
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So, you feel that you're finally ready to go back to school after graduating from college, eh? But instead of taking up an additional college degree, the moment has come to move on to the next level. This time, you're targeting an MBA.