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Manila 2019Q1 Mobile Commerce

This is an annual update of my Manila mobile commerce report. Use the search widget for previous editions. Rockwell/Powerplant Mall as seen from the newish City Garden Hotel Makati 32nd storey pooldeck. iPhone 8+, hand-held. Chinese payment methods available in … Continue reading

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Ecommerce Weather Report for Manila in 2017

This is a follow-up to my 2016 post. Not much new in mid-2017 for online shopping sites, but Honestbee is doing the first grocery home delivery now in the Philippines. The dominant grocery chain is Robinson’s, but they don’t offer … Continue reading

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Hawaii Trip 2016 – What’s New in Waikiki

Spent Labor Day weekend in Waikiki. I enjoy going there every few years and seeing what’s new. However, it’s been completely built out as a mall, so looks kind of corporate now. To combat that, plan to climb Diamondhead and … Continue reading

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Re: Botched Go-around Appears To Have Led to Emirates 777 Crash

As a commercially-rated airline pilot who reads accident reports, I always tingle when I fly on anything but a USA majors flight in less than perfect weather. The recent Emirates 777 crash in Dubai is a case in point. The … Continue reading

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Airliners Helped By Recent Jet Streams

I had a 175 mph jet stream tailwind flying from Manila to SFO on Dec. 31, and BA had a 200 mph assist from Heathrow to JFK on Jan. 7. Although the article says the BA plane was approaching the … Continue reading

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