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!
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – One of the reasons Mayor Isko Moreno is not running for Philippine President in 2022 is because he has grand plans for Manila — more ambitious than the dolomitization of Manila Bay or the construction of subways.
Moreno recently unveiled his plan to make the nation’s capital fully airconditioned, putting it in direct competition with Baguio City, the Philippines’ cool weather summer capital.
The Mayor told The Adobo Chronicles that the construction of Manila’s first giant air-conditioning unit — the size of a 69-storey building — will begin immediately (see photo of model unit).
Manila’s temperature during its hottest month of May averages at 29 degrees celsius or 84 degrees fahrenheit.
SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – It happened in the spring at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. It’s happening again as more and more states are mandating stay-at-home instructions to deal with increasing cases of Covid-19.
What’s happening? Consumers are seeing empty supermarket and warehouse shelves where toilet paper used to abound. Americans are in a panic-buying mode.
But why toilet paper, one might ask.
Well, unlike in countries like Japan, American homes are not equipped with bidets in their toilets, and Americans have no concept of the dipper or pitcher (tabo) like it is used and practiced in countries like the Philippines. So they are fully dependent on the good old toilet paper to clean up after a dump.
America, the most advanced and industrialized country in the world, apparently needs to keep up with Japanese toilet technology, or perhaps adapt to its former colony the Philippines’ tabo culture.