Friday, 30 July 2010

Another day, another gruesome murder....

The Nashman came out from the underground stacks of the library to discover that his new bicycle (a gift from Sarah, in exchange for coffee at the trout) has starred in its first primetime drama.

Detective Inspector Hathaway, we meet again. How many dead bodies this time? Arrest the usual suspects....and where is the token Oriental guy? Have him print a high resolution photo of the scene.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

The Nashman Investigative Reeeeeport (Mike Enriquez, exaggerated voiceover)

The iconic and not as nearly as ubiquitous as back in the days British phone box has other utilitarian functions - tourist photo prop, urinal, garbage bin, and social networking node. Sometimes, ok often, I wonder if those 'interesting' photos tacked on the walls show the actual 'masseuse' or 'escort' and if there are semantic dilemmas worthy of a PhD thesis on their use of the words 'beauties' and 'hot' and 'sexy'.

Stereotyping? Beautiful+blonde=Easter European?

The Nashman wanted to know and, being an NBI sleeper agent, used his skills of surveillance and cased one of the more active streets in London for empirical data...

And lo and behold, it was not long into The Nashman's espresso that a prospective mark appeared. Blonde, east european language, dodgy boyfriend, and tracksuit. Even the thickest member of Dr. Gregory House's team can figure that out. So The Nashman followed, discreetly of course...

She stops by a phonebooth (not a red one though), a pink sticker appears, she looks around, while 'boyfriend' (or sadly, 'pimp) continues walking to watch her from yards away.

Stick the advert.

Call me.

How to defend yourself from Bear aggression

Smart and Globe Broadband should stop pretending their useless USB sticks are 'broadband'

Broadband service providers should stop advertising 'theoretical best case' broadband speeds. (As we can see from the figure above which shows how UK providers mislead customers) And to Globe and Smart, anything less than 3Mbps is NOT broadband pwede ba kaya isaksak niyo sa pwet ni Manny V. Pangilinan at ng Ateneo midget basketball team yang mga USB sticks niyo na walang kwenta.

Monday, 26 July 2010

River Frolics

Sunday Roast at the Trout today with housemate who is leaving on tuesday for law school (why?????) in New York and her friends visiting from Hamburg. It was a humid day and the waters were just the right temperature for dipping so the river banks were teeming with human and canine action.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Friday, 23 July 2010

Headscarf Fashion. They are actually quite tres chic if you wear them by choice.

The word hijab comes from the Arabic for veil and is used to describe the headscarves worn by Muslim women. These scarves come in a myriad of styles and colours. The type most commonly worn in the West is a square scarf that covers the head and neck but leaves the face clear.

The niqab is a veil for the face that leaves the area around the eyes clear. However, it may be worn with a separate eye veil. It is worn with an accompanying headscarf.

The burka is the most concealing of all Islamic veils. It covers the entire face and body, leaving just a mesh screen to see through.

The al-amira is a two-piece veil. It consists of a close fitting cap, usually made from cotton or polyester, and an accompanying tube-like scarf.

The shayla is a long, rectangular scarf popular in the Gulf region. It is wrapped around the head and tucked or pinned in place at the shoulders.

The khimar is a long, cape-like veil that hangs down to just above the waist. It covers the hair, neck and shoulders completely, but leaves the face clear.

The chador, worn by many Iranian women when outside the house, is a full-body cloak. It is often accompanied by a smaller headscarf underneath. (from the Beeb)

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

If it's a hospital...there's bound to be Pinoys....

Don't know who she (Florencia Nightingale?) is but it is a composite of staff photos...

Any random spot will have a Pinoy as in Rosamunde's "Pinoy ka? Pinoy na pinoy?"

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Bailey, the judgemental gay Norfolk Terrier

Bailey's hooomans are in the USA for some bizness so The Nashman and his housemate Grace are taking care of him.

Bailey barked at everyone coming in and out of the sex shop across our favourite Lebanese eatery in the Red light district. Bailey did not seem to mind that the eatery was bordered by doors which lead to brothels. Dodgy looking men came and went through those doors but he did not bark at them. Maybe because Bailey is a prude like Atty. Jo Aurea Imbong and approves of vanilla sex but not the use of sex toys.

And what is it about the patrons of brothels that they pretend to be there by mistake or chance. Hello. We are in one of those 'discreet' alleys and everyone knows if you are not there to eat or buy toys then it's sex you are after. Two guys walked up and down the alley a couple of times before finally having the courage to go through one of the doors. Look, we are just here to eat humous, what you buy with your money is your own business. There is no point trying to hide your intent ok, it's fricking Soho. Now go in and remember to use a condom.

Bailey did bark viciously at someone who was genuinely not there to buy sex toys or visit the brothels. He was wearing ugly trousers. The other customers at the eatery nodded in agreement. Bailey is also a fashion prude.

Bailey at the embankment looking at them bitches.

Let's go. Unlike the dog whisperer Cesar Milan, The Nashman lets the dog go wherever he's called dogwalking not human walking. Duh.

Bailey says Hullow to the other quadripeds.

Bailey barks for pancakes at Covent Garden.

Bailey looks like an Ewok.

Bailey at the Mulberry shop.

Bailey does not like the rickshaws.

Bailey approves of gladiator sandals.

Bailey and The Nashman chillaxing on the pavement while Grace shops. (Ugh, girls.)

Bailey tells the girl to hurry up and buy something coz Bailey wants to nomnom.

Bailey barks at anyone patronising the evil sex shop.

Bailey wants frozen yoghurt for dessert.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Thank Jehovallah for the Dawgs....

...after a really long day His Royal Orangeness Karl Willem and PA/PR Gromit replenish me with rustic food.

Thursday, 15 July 2010


Hello, yes, I'd like some onion bajji to start with mango lassi and warts for mine enemies please...thank you.

The Original Birkin Bag... carried by Jane himself. I also love her dress. And I also love Serge because he was fuck ugly and yet he bedded all these beautiful women. It helps that he had a bedroom voice. I should start doing tongue exercises....

Monday, 12 July 2010

Spot the Pinoy....

Hulaan, hulaan, hulaan kung alin...hulaan kung alin ditich ang Pinoy. And why. She will not get the same question as Rosamunde did "Pinoy ka? As in Pinoy na Pinoy?"