Journalists on a recent visit to Wewak arrived in a hotel with their luggage. They handed over their ID cards to the hotel receptionist and advised they were booked there for a night. But the receptionist returned their ID cards and said they had no bookings there. An officer later advised the journalists that they were at the wrong hotel.
A journalist on duty travelled to Wewak ate some Nangu for the first time. She later ate some fried saksak (sago) which she also liked. She later told her colleagues that she had passed the nangu test in Wewak. But she refused to taste the pukpuk.
The fourth estate
Scribes always pounce on a public figure to get their scoop when they see him or her at an event. Nowadays scribes have to dodge the spin doctors who give time limits to scribes during the impromptu question time with the big man or big meri. Their cliché is; “he has another meeting to attend to.”
In the nation’s capital a well-dressed man approached a lady and offered to sell her a carton of Ox and Palm for K50. He insisted that she go with him to see his other buddies in a vehicle to see the goods. She refused and the dude insisted she give him K2 for his trouble.
Suffering from jet lag can be an annoying experience for some people. Interestingly a sleep expert has revealed a few tricks in getting over the head aches from the long flying hours. One trick includes spraying your blanket with your partner’s aftershave and changing the time on your watch. Not sure if that works though.
On the technology front, YouTube has started removing robot fight videos after a new algorithm began identifying them as ‘animal cruelty’. A message displayed by YouTube to users who had their videos removed accused the footage of displaying the ‘infliction of animal suffering or the forcing of animals to fight.
“We have tried but many times these shops always fail us. They make money but they forget their responsibility to keep their premises and surroundings clean. But, the bigger companies are taking ownership of their shops and their environment,” NCDC environment officer Janet Haua.