Sunday, May 13, 2007

Two days ago 我拍 妈妈马屁. Here's how:

Me: Hi Mom, tomorrow is Mother's Day. What're you going to do?

Mom: Oh, we're taking 婆婆 - my maternal grandmother - out to dinner. Tomorrow is 爱 妈妈 的 日子. (Tomorrow is the day we love our mothers...)

Me: Oh, Mom, don't say that. 每天 是爱 妈妈 的 日子! (Everyday is the day to love our mothers!)

Mom (ultra elated): Oh, you just made my day!

This is the same woman who brainwashed me with the song 世界 只有 妈妈好 since I was a kid.
Wow...I was there...

From the Straits Times. Saturday May 12, 2007

May 12, 2007
Going... Going... Gone

A five-storey building in Surat, in the western Indian state of Gujarat, tilts dangerously.

The building, which was constructed in the early 1980s, had started leaning to one side on Wednesday night, and it was evacuated the next morning.

The next day, it toppled over like a house of cards (below). There were no casualties.

The local media quoted city officials as saying the 'structural engineering of the building was not up to the mark'.

They added that giant billboards erected on the roof might have created added pressure on the building's foundation. Winds of up to 20kmh had also been whipping against the boards for several days.

Floods last year might also have weakened the building's foundations, the officials said.

Yeah...we all love India.