MANILA -- Popular online bookstore BookFellas now has a physical store along Malingap Street, just a few minutes away from the hive of activity that is the Maginhawa strip. Literally a hole-in-the-wall, BookFellas was once a garage in the residence housing the popular hangout Tomato Kick, but has been transformed into what is now a bookworm’s mini-fantasy world. Books cram every nook and cranny, from floor to ceiling of this quaint bookstore. Speaking to ABS-CBN News, BookFellas owner Dan Gaffud recounted the nomadic beginnings of this beloved bookstore, which traces its roots to his love of reading and first foray into book selling in Ermita way back in 2007. “BookFellas started in Kamias in April 2015. From there, ilang buwan lang kami kasi hindi okay iyong location so lumipat kami sa Cubao Expo,” he recounted. But after only a few months, they decided to close shop and change location again because of differences with the owner of the space. … [Read more...] about Online seller BookFellas opens hole-in-the-wall retail store
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Duterte, Xi to plug holes in fishing deal? BEFORE the Duterte-Xi “verbal” fishing deal gets the Philippine president into trouble with the Constitution, he will have a chance to plug the loopholes in the agreement when he meets China’s paramount leader in Beijing late this month. The deal that allows Chinese fleets to fish in the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone has been widely criticized, although (or because) the terms of the agreement supposedly forged in 2016 have not been disclosed despite its negative impact on the country’s food security. As we write this (Wednesday noon), we have not heard Malacañang announce the agenda of Duterte’s meeting with China’s Xi Jinping, their fifth since he became president in 2016 and the second this year. The first news floats said the President wanted to watch the Philippine team play in the FIBA (Fédération Internationale de Basketball) games that reel off … [Read more...] about Duterte, Xi to plug holes in fishing deal?
Sport Argentina's Emiliano Grillo claimed a hole-in-one on the opening morning of the British Open as he aced the par-three 13th at Royal Portrush on Thursday. 18 Jul 2019 05:31PM Bookmark PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland: Argentina's Emiliano Grillo claimed a hole-in-one on the opening morning of the British Open as he aced the par-three 13th at Royal Portrush on Thursday.The 26-year-old, who missed the cut in the last two years, sparked huge roars as his tee shot landed on the shoulder of a ridge to the left of the green and rolled into the cup.He had been struggling at two-over after an ugly seven at the fifth, but his moment of magic took him back to level par.It was the first hole-in-one at the British Open since Louis Oosthuizen in 2016.(Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Toby Davis) … [Read more...] about Grillo sinks hole-in-one at British Open
Sport There were two more hole-in-ones at the Scottish Open on Friday, making it four in two rounds, but one was worth considerably more than the others. 13 Jul 2019 06:00AM Bookmark REUTERS: There were two more hole-in-ones at the Scottish Open on Friday, making it four in two rounds, but one was worth considerably more than the others.Bradley Dredge drove off with a new BMW X7 valued at nearly 100,000 pounds, thanks to his ace at the 203-yard 17th hole at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick.The other three aces, by Trevor Immelman and Kalle Samooja on Thursday and Stuart Manley on Friday, came at the 15th, where no vehicle was on offer.Dredge's shot landed about 10 yards in front of the flag and rolled right into the middle of the cup.The effort helped him to an eight-under-par 63, though the Welshman was still a long way back, eight strokes from the halfway lead, shared by Bernd Wiesberger, Lee Slattery and Erik van Rooyen.The 46-year-old Dredge is a two-times winner on … [Read more...] about Dredge hole-in-one worth considerably more than other aces
Using a pair of scissors, he made two holes in the toilet door so he could peep at the maid. The 30-year-old man, who was working as an officer with the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority at the time, also took videos of his relatives bathing. Yesterday, he was jailed for 12 weeks on two charges of insult of modesty. Three similar charges were taken into consideration. The man, who cannot be named, to protect the identity of the victims, was staying in the same unit as his wife and her family at the time. The maid, 36, was employed by his wife's family. The court was told that sometime in late 2016, he developed an urge to see the maid bathing. He made two holes in the middle of the plastic door of the common toilet in the kitchen and another hole in a container used to store a bag of laundry powder on the toilet shelf. He recorded videos of the maid by placing his mobile phone in the modified container and turning on the video mode. The man would wait for the maid to take a shower … [Read more...] about Man made holes in toilet door to peep at maid