Month: August 2008

Only In America

While living in America, I made the following observations, which I found quite curious: Pizza gets to your house faster than an ambulance. There are handicap parking places in front of skating rinks. Drugstores make the sick walk all the… Read More ›

Shanghai China Nights

While there is much to see in Shanghai, these night time shots of the city’s lights, including from helicopter, rooftops and restricted locations, are particularly spectacular. Shanghai has grown from a small fishing and textiles town, to become one of… Read More ›

Murphy’s Law

“Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong” is commonly known as Murphy’s Law.  The fact that Murphy was actually an aero-space engineer, who worked on safety-critical systems, may be cause for some concern. Major Edward Aloysius Murphy’s original statement… Read More ›

Origins Of Bonza

Bonza is an uniquely Australian word, meaning excellent, attractive, pleasing, remarkable or wonderful.  For an Australian to call something bonza is considered high praise indeed, but where does the word come from? It seems to have entered use around 1900-1905. … Read More ›