GDM Finance – Legit or Investment scam?

GDM Finance Sarl - gdm-finance.ch - is a Swiss-registered company which offers investment opportunities backed by a written contract. The returns sound pretty good – you could more than double your money in a year - and the Swiss connection and contract makes it feel safe. But how Swiss is this company in reality and,…

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There’s no justice in this world.. ..and that’s how God wants it.

The other night I had a dream. I was riding my motorbike and came to some roadworks. The road narrowed and there was only just enough room for me to pass through. As I approached I could hear another bike behind me. He tried to  get ahead of me and cut me up but there…

It’s a wonderful life

Look at this guy.. Yeah, there's someone under that sheet. What do you think?  Homeless? Unemployed? Dead? No. He has a full-time job and he's sleeping at his workplace, a building site. He's covered himself with a sheet to protect himself from the nightly nuisance of mosquitoes. Migrant workers living in conditions like this are…

Lost and Found

I’m not very good at losing things. I mean, I do lose things but I don’t handle it well when I do. Last week I got back from a trip home. When I got off the bus from Manila I found out my luggage was missing. I made enquiries but after a few days I…

Hard times

The local media found out that the jail's most senior prisoner - the “Mayor” - had fathered a child to one of the female inmates. The Warden was subsequently re-assigned, since he was clearly more fit to be inside a prison than in charge of one.

Back to School

“What if God never answered any of your prayers? What if He did nothing for you except save your soul from hell and you spent the rest of your life on earth in suffering and pain. Would that be enough? Would you still have joy?” Rolland Baker’s questions were hard. Getting here was hard. I…

Maruel

The dead baby's name was Maruel. Maruel is not like the old man on the cycle path. The old man was advanced in years. Apparently the old man had told his wife that he was just popping out for a walk. I think he knew it was his time. It was not Maruel’s time to…

Death

Before I came to the Philippines, I’d only ever seen one dead person. I was on my way home one afternoon and lying there on the cycle path was an old man. A small crowd had gathered and someone was on the phone to the ambulance. Apparently the old man had collapsed. The ambulance operator…

Update

It's Friday night. Earlier I was listening to the radio with my neighbours. The news is that he storm has slowed, so we have a little more time. Also, it's weakened. Windspeeds have dropped from 250kph to 195kph. The supertyphoon has lost its super status. It's smaller now - 600km across, down from 700km. My…