March 2014

Image by Molly Ebersold | Wikimedia Siberian Sergei Falkov bought a baby crocodile in Africa two years ago, thinking it’s easier to raise it as a pet than the usual critters. He spent 24 fruitless months training the Nile crocodile, named Tuzik, but inevitably failed. Tuzik—that used to be just…

Last March 23, U.S. first lady Michelle Obama toured China, including the Great Wall of China, after her visit at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. Respect for Others Obama told a crowd of about 200 students, who are mostly from the United States, “As my husband has said, we respect…

Company foreclosed

People find it hard to let something as important as a debt go, especially if the amounts go into five and six figure territories. What can you do, though, if the person who owes the money literally has nothing left to offer? The mob had an answer to that, but…

house with shutters and blinds

Shutter shades ran rampant around the end of the last decade, and thankfully, it ended via a very quick death. Unfortunately, shutters didn’t come out of the fray unblemished, and the handy shades were treated with discreet aversion. Only now are shutters making a slow comeback, not only adding cottage…

apartments for rent in makati

Young, single Filipinos rarely leave the nest until they absolutely have to. It’s tempting to stay with your parents when the set up means you never have to do your own laundry, make your own food, or even pay for utilities. At some point, though, you start to yearn for…