Archive for October, 2012

To celebrate Philippine cuisine, the Philippine Department of Tourism , Shangri-La Hotel Sydney, Philippine Airlines and San Miguel Corporation are hosting Philippine Food Week at Cafe Mix and giving away a trip for two to the Philippines. (more…)

Hermaneli Torrevillas, MD talks about his medical practice; how he lost his lifetime savings in a scam; why he lost his licence to practice medicine in Australia. He also admitted to a near suicide attempt because of severe depression that followed. At a ripe age of 75, he has written 3 books and is trying to raise money to go back into private practice. This is his story. (more…)

THE HAGUE— He lived in a rubbish dump and slept in an open tomb. The prize he won in the Netherlands will buy him not just a new bed but will improve the lives of many other young people like him. He has won a prestigious children’s award in for his work to improve the rights of his fellow street kids. (more…)

In the past, I have used “Nostradino” as my nom de plume when I wrote predictions of certain future events. Some forecasts I made turned out to be accurate; others miserably failed. Of course, it was just for fun and the name I chose relates to my fascination with the famous Nostradamus. (more…)

A British magician has apparently walked across the River Thames, in front of the Houses of Parliament, and claims that no trick photography was used in the stunt. 28-year-old Dynamo — real name Steve Frayne — performed the trick as part of his upcoming TV show Dynamo: Magician Impossible, which starts on the Watch channel in a couple of weeks. (more…)