The chair
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I’ve been wanting this Eames Rocker for a long time.
I have sat on it at D-mop, Hong Kong.

Eames rocking chair

Ely Buendia has a couple of them in his house

Ely Buendia's house

Secret Fresh has one. So finally I bumped into one in Beijing, in a wonderful store called Edimass.


I figured, since there was nothing to buy in Beijing and I’m flying business class, I might as well buy a chair I’ve always wanted.
The thing is, it came in a humongous box, even though it weighs only 12 kilos.
So I took my chances. Two kind men carried it back to my hotel. But I had to hire a van to go to the airport and prayed for the best.
I didn’t want to leave the chair in Beijing.
They say Beijing has one of the worst airports in the world due to its massive size and frankly, lack of air and odor management, but a kind angel helped me from van to immigration.
A young airport employee wearing a suit helped push my cart until I checked in with no excess baggage, no overweight. We were led to a special x-ray for over-sized baggage. He dropped me off at immigration, we shook hands, and said goodbye.
Oh, and Keri would appreciate that he kind of looks like this guy.

Kim Hyun Joong

God is really good. I took Dragon Air from Beijing to HK and Cathay from HK-MNL.
Beijing to HK was really bumpy I almost cried, but thanks to 1/2 Rivotril, I fell asleep and survived.
And here is the chair with neither a bump nor scratch: my dream chair at home.


Isn’t she lovely?


Dear Service Provider
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Thank you very much for the “privileged account” you offered me last June, 2010. I raved about it a few times, some people were convinced to switch—only to be disappointed.
Three months after you let me experience 12 mbps heaven, you downgraded my account to 3 mbps. When I asked why, you had no answer. Since then the Internet has gone from bad to worse.
This morning, I tried to upload photos to my Flickr. After 8 hours, I managed to upload only 6 photos at 0.44 mbps upload speed.
I have had problems with clients because my Internet sucks. And so, I’m writing to say thanks but no thanks.

I’m off to Beijing for work tomorrow. When I get back, I’ll have to shop around for another Internet company that works.
To be fair I tried to call my press contact and I was helped this evening by your customer care.
I requested a paid upgrade to 12 mbps, at my own expense. And while they “upgraded” me tonight, our Internet was still slow at your 12 mbps. I can’t explain it, they can’t explain it.
It now appears that they have pulled the plug on me and I’m updating with my backup.
I wish you hadn’t offered bad Internet to a blogger, even if it’s free.
Sorry to sound ungrateful, but I’ve been dropping subtle hints here and there and nothing happened.
Thank you and goodbye.

Meet the Winners: SOLO Online Model Search 2011
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Selected from a hundred photo entries, Mehran Khaledi and Phoebe Rutaquio are the new faces of Solo for 2011.

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Mehran won with his Best Male Photo Entry “The Soloist” in collaboration with photographer/graphic artist partner Louie Pariñas

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While Phoebe won Best Female Photo Entry with “Slice of Glam” along with photographer Em Rejano.

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Scores were based on Solo’s judges plus votes garnered through the Online Model Search Gallery.
Mehran and Phoebe’s summer campaign photos can be seen at Solo stores this summer.

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The photo shoot highlights Solo’s Summer 2011 collection of stripesd dresses, basic tees, tanks, leggings, cardigans, shirts, skirts and more in bright summery colors.

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