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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Got sun tan?

Taken today on the highway linking Kuala Lumpur and Kuantan. Don't ask why the H I am standing in the middle of the road, taking pictures of people working on the highway.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New Currencies in Asia

Another international airport in Asia. And everyone calls this European currrency "Euro Dollar".
I suggest we (the white folks) start creating new names for Asian currencies. Here some suggestions:

Yen Dong for Japan
Ringgit Drachme for Malaysia
Thai Blood Bath for Thailand (given the current political situation)
Philippine Peso Pound
Cambodian Riel Mark

Friday, June 18, 2010

Unsolved mysteries in Asia

I was concerned about 2 mysteries: What is the meaning of life and what is it with Asian toilets.
Thanks to Douglas Adams, we know what is the meanign of life: 17

Now, here is the thing,... you average Asian toilet is 1,5 meters x 1,1 meters. A standard door is 90 cm wide. Why is it that all toilet doors open inwards? Basically, the door will hit the bowl when opening. Why? Basically, it means you have to stand on the bowl to open / close the door.
(I would give you a drawing, but I failed in art classes). I think you get the drift...

Simple solution: let the door open outwards. Unless people enjoy a limbo to get in and out of the cubicles. Maybe the idea is to entertain and challenge the user?

Any thoughts are welcome.