15 February 2008

Stories from 15 February 2008

Japan: Hand Towel Dolls

  15 February 2008

Lee from Tokyo Times posts a new manga figure called hand towel hero. Apart from this hero, there are some other cute hand towel doll pictures in his post.

China: Politician and Artor

  15 February 2008

Wang Xiao feng comments on the Edison sex photo scandal and points out that politician and actor shared similar nature, both have a mask on their faces. So there is no reason to expect them to be genuine (zh).

China: Squeezed To Death On Train

  15 February 2008

Xici.net posts a note by the family of a rural migrant worker. The 46 years old Sichuan rural migrant was squeezed to death on a train when she was travelling back home during lunar new year. The family hopes reporters can write about the case as the railway department should...

Serbia: Belgrade for Monopoly

  15 February 2008

Monopoly is one of the world's most popular board games, and there is voting going on right now for 24 cities that will get included in the World Edition of this game. Serbian bloggers have organized a campaign to get their capital, Belgrade, to win a spot on Monopoly's list.

Trinidad & Tobago: Saving “Gingerbread House”

  15 February 2008

“There are so many things to be anxious or angry about in this country these days–crime, corruption, smelters, steel mills, dolphin-slaughter, traffic–that the fate of an old house may seem trivial,” writes Trinidadian blogger Nicholas Laughlin. “But,” he explains, “12 Queen's Park West, the Boissiere House, is not just an...

Trinidad & Tobago: Canboulay

  15 February 2008

Caribbean Beat Blog gives an account of Canboulay – “one of the foundational elements of Trinidad's modern carnival” – and is amazed to discover that “over 100 years later, with a culture that is ever-changing, it is indeed true that the more things change the more they remain the same.”

Dominica: Information Overload?

  15 February 2008

“Dominica is still at a primitive stage when it comes to information technology,” writes Dominica Weekly, providing some tips on how to “recognize the disadvantages the information age brought to our daily work ethics.”

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