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MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Enterprising individuals have invented gadgets and accessories that could turn smart phones into pedometers, heart and blood pressure monitors, printers, and even polaroid cameras.

But Pinoys are not left behind when it comes to ingenuity.

A 23-year-old Filipino student from Baguio City has just applied for a patent for his new invention — a bluetooth accessory that converts smart phones into cassette recorders. He said he was inspired but a Facebook ad he saw about a new gadget that converts smart phones into polaroid cameras:

Now, you don’t have to worry about losing music you have downloaded from Spotify. You can instantly transfer them into a cassette tape, for playing on your great grandparents cassette tape recorders!

It’s really a big challenge coping up with technology these days!

Climate Change: Winter Arrives In The Philippines!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Like many tropical countries, the Philippines has all but two seasons, the wet and dry seasons. No four seasons like the rest of planet Earth.

But blame it on climate change, winter has arrived in the country.
No need to look very far than the set of CNN Philippines ‘Newsnight,’ where news reader Pia Hontiveros was seen on January 18 shivering in the cold. Luckily, the producers of the show were able to quickly install a fireplace to warm the studio.

Expect activist Greta Thunberg to start citing this Philippine phenomenon to argue for the urgent need to address climate change.

Philippines Leads The WorLd In Covid-19 Vaccinations

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Philippines holds the rare distinction of being the world’s leader when it comes to Covid-19 vaccines.

While many countries, including the U.S., U.K., Singapore, United Arab Emirates and others are now just beginning to issue Emergency Use Authorizations (EUE) and rolling out the vaccines to their populations, the Philippines is already holding Congressional hearings. No other country is doing this courageous and heroic effort by the Filipino Representatives and Senators to ensure the health and safety of their constituents.

Talk about advanced thinking!