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Judging a book by its cover December 5, 2010

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As most of my waking hours are spent on the road fetching passengers to their destination, I have my own personal experience of fellow road users- drivers and pedestrians,  from the highway to the narrow alleys. In my category “Wisdom of a Taxi Driver” of this blog, I share my personal opinions and views of what I see and happen on the road that could be related to life. Although they are my 2 cents worth, I hope you could share your comments on my posts.

Have you heard of the the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover“? I bet you do. On the road, I have a saying that goes “Do not judge the driver (more…)

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Wikileaks website no longer accessible but… December 3, 2010

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… it still work if you type the domain number of WikiLeaks.org. If like most of us who try to find using a search engine or web browser will not be able to get it. (Read more)

only wikileaks dns still accessible

However, for those of you who would like to know what is Wikileaks’ IP address to access the website, I’ll leave them in this post’s tags (on top below December 3, 2010) for the courtesy of those who, like some of the corporations, give in to political pressure and see Wikileaks as a knife that hurts, rather than protect from those who could inflict hurt. It still works as of when I am writing this post. Clicking on it doesn’t bring you there and perhaps, you would have to copy it down to be type in your browser.

Due to the overwhelming curiosity (like me) and interest in the site, expect to wait a while to get to see Julian Assange and his appeal to “KEEP US STRONG- HELP WIKILEAKS KEEP GOVERNMENTS OPEN”.

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FIFA World Cups 2018 and 2022 awarded to Russia and Qatar December 2, 2010

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World Cup will see its way to for the first time toRussia and Qatar to host World Cup in 2018 and 2022 Eastern Europe and Middle East in 12 years time. FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter made the announcement of its Executive Committee’s secret ballot on Thursday 2 December 2010, hours after all the bidders made their presentations in Zurich’s Messe.

“For 2018 and 2022 we go to new lands, because the FIFA World Cup has never been in eastern Europe or the Middle East”, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter said.

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FIFA World Cup 2018 and 2022 results December 2, 2010

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fifa result for world cup bidIn less than 5 hours’ time, the result of the venue of FIFA World Cup 2018 and 2022 will be out. It is held in Zurich with a host of VIPs to support their home nation’s bid. The Bidders and their representative in FIFA auditorium for bidder presentation are:-

(A) World Cup 2018

1. Holland and Belgium

Ruud Gullit (President The Holland Belgium Bid)
Johan Cryuff (Ambassador The Holland Belgium Bid)
Jean-Marie Pfaff (Ambassador The Holland Belgium Bid)
Guus Hiddink (Ambassador The Holland Belgium Bid)
Paul van Himst (Ambassador The Holland Belgium Bid)

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Enginomist- my thoughts December 2, 2010

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I would like to share my thoughts about the name “Enginomist”.

It has to do with my personal experiences and background. As I graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in the field of Civil and Construction Engineering, it is natural for me to get my first job as an “Engineer”, especially after 4 hard years in the university. However, the job got too much of a routine for me and the environment became undesirable for the person who I want to be after 4 years.

As a construction site engineer, I had been faced with issues that had arise from the safety, compliance and deadline requirements of the clients; taking short cuts and easy way out (more…)

China’s PMI rose indicating manufacturing growth acceleration December 1, 2010

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China’s logistics federation reported in its website today that the Purchasing Managers’ Index rose from 54.7 to 55.2 in October.

That means China’s manufacturing grew at a faster pace for 4th straight month in November which indicates the economy can withstand higher interest rates as price pressures increase. (Read more)

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World AIDS Day December 1, 2010

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Today is World Aids Day.

According to annual report by UNAIDS released last week, there were an estimated 54,000 and 3,900 new infection in the United States and Germany, respectively, last year. In addition, there are an estimated 1.2 million AIDS sufferers in the US, with 67,000 in Germany and almost 85,000 in Britain.

U2’s Irish rock legend Bono launched and ambitious call for the generation born in 5 years time (2015) to be the first in 30 years to live without AIDS. This happens as landmarks around the world are lit up in (RED) to mark today as World AIDS Day… (Read more)

Bono from U2

Jim Kelly dies December 1, 2010

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It is also a sad day for many of us who know Jim Kelly, a respected hockey Hall of Fame journalist who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at just 61 years old.

My deepest condolences to his family and love ones. Do share your condolences and memories in the below comments.

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Hello surfers, yes,… that means you! November 30, 2010

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Welcome to my blog and this is my first entry with a warm welcome to you. First, do not believe all that you read here because I intend to use this blog as a diary and input material for a book that I’m writing.

Introduction, I’m a taxi driver for decades and have met ten of thousands of people with interesting background and all walks of life. There is no reason why I shouldn’t share these experience with all you good folks out there and I trust in time to come, I may just have a big fan club (ya, ya, wishful thinking).

Some of you must be wondering, what in the world is “Enginomist” (look there, there is a prominent red line under that word between the colons from the intelligent spell check tool, telling me that there is no such word.) In this blog, I am going to share my insights on this too.

As my taxi’s engine is still running, I got to go get my next passenger for now.

Once again, a welcome to my blog and do come back again!