Stories from 12 January 2006
Mutant Frog Travelogue directs us to images of banknotes used during the World War II Japanese occupation of Southeast Asia.
On his blog Go Figure, a Filipino economist fails to spread the gospel of free trade to his barber.
“When we transfer from industrial economy to knowledge economy,” asks Competitive Malaysia, “Does rice, which provide energy rather than brain power still suitable for us?”
Haro Singapore! investigates a local fad — feet detoxification — and finds reasons to doubt that an electrified foot bath can really pull out poisons from one's body.
DPRK Studies tries to answer the question: Is North Korea's leader Kim Jong-il crazy or not?
China Herald and danwei ridicule a press release that both received touting a new book about Chinese consumers. The release contained “12 Facts about the Confucian Consumer.” Writes Fons: “Confucius is a favorite way to hide ignorance at the China market and whenever the word is used (even when used...
Guillermo Parra translates an Op-Ed piece by Oswaldo Barreto from Tuesday's Tal Cual while Miguel Octavio translates an Op-Ed by Teodoro Petkoff from yesterday's Tal Cual.
Hunnapuh recommends Tim's El Salvador Blog as a site of good commentary and excellent documentation. Tim, meanwhile, has three short notes about El Salvador today.
Costa Rica Blogs says Nobel Peace Prize winner, Oscar Arias has ruled out all possibilities of a debate between front-runners.
The Bahrain Center for Human Rights has issued a communique with serious allegations against the justice system in Bahrain, Silly Bahraini Girl said.
Sharon is dying after whatever hit his brain. I am not writing this to express my joy but my admiration to Israel as a government, a country and a committee, $ilver Girl said.
Today's Hajj tragedy has hit the Middle East blogs. Far from Morocco to Israel, Bahrain, Libya, Jordan, Iraq and many more bloggers. Most if not all, feel sorry for what happened. Some blame the ignorance of some Pilgrimage's, other blame the Saudi system.
Jorge Gobbi continues his vlog tour of Buenos Aires with two videos of Parque Chacabuco.
India: IIM And Abroad
Sri Lanka: Still grieving
Bangladesh: All over rickshaws
Pakistan: Eid celebrations
Jo'blog comments on illegal acts by police officiers – a traffic chief for stealing R22million and a local policeman for driving patrol without a license for 13 years.
What an African Woman Wants considers the reports on drought in Northern Kenya…I'll bet you the shirt on your back that just around the corner we will be ‘surprised’ by floods in Budalangi and the havoc they will wreak. But I've said my bit about what our government ought to...
Nigerian blogger Oro comments on Dora Akunyili who has been voted Nigeria's “Man of the Year“. Is it so hard to come up with “Person of the year”?