Friday 29 April 2011

Glued to the Royal Wedding

I am currently glued to BBC for 3 hours now watching the most anticipated royal wedding. The whole world is tuned in for sure. It's not every year a British monarch (a very paparrazied one since birth at that) gets married. And to stroke every girl's fancy, he married a commoner - in contrast to most consorts-in-waiting for over 350 years.


Monday 18 April 2011

Toughest Place to be a Bus Driver - a BBC Documentary

This BBC documentary really tugged at my heartstrings. If you haven’t seen it yet, this is a BBC documentary of a London bus driver who goes to our country to be a bus (jeepney) driver in Manila. He meets Mang Rogelio, a jeepney driver who shows him the ropes, and lives with Mang Rogelio’s family in a very humble (literally small) house located in the slums area.

The documentary also introduced me to “pagpag”; leftover food (as in tira-tira na ng ibang tao) from fast food chains are collected, cleaned and cooked again. A lot of people actually buy and eat it because it’s very cheap! So sad :(