0007. From north to south, whether it be in Tarlac or Cebu, all mini-stop stores have a uniform smell - that of pungent burned used-cooking-oil. And to think these are franchises. Must be an architectural or interior design stupidity. Never enter if you are in your best business attire about to meet clients. That smell will stick to all of you until you get to bath!
0006. The "drip" costs! This I learned from a fellow airline passenger. He introduced himself to me as someone from a "water district". I got interested, so the topic went 'water'! One important thing I learned was: little drips on your faucet do not actually cause your meter to move because the water-meter mechanism is well... mechanical and not (yet) digital. BUT, if a number of you households all have drips, the cumulative sum of such drips does get noticed at the water authorities' monitoring meters. Thus, it is registered as 'wastage' that eventually gets to be charged all of us subscribers anyway. So, let's all help stop the drip. Magtipid!