Wow, David Weinberger, co-author of book, The Cluetrain Manifesto, visits this site and mentions the CashCard post. Welcome, and please put on the aluminium foil hat on your head to prevent our Government from reading your thoughts during your visit, thank you.
When he was here with his 165 Powerpoint slides, he ate Indian food, made the mistake of ordering local foodcourt-style "western food" (the baked-beans-deep-fried-meat kind), and also rediscovered Green Spot, that orange soda. Gosh, that brings back memories. Green Spot was like, the ultimate treat when I was a kid, thirty years ago, and a staple drink during Chinese New Year and funerals. I am so glad it is sold again after such a long hiatus. My other fave childhood drinks are Sinalco and Kickapoo Joy Juice (I know, it sounds totally wrong).
When I was a boy, during the summers in Great Barrington, Mass., my mother used to take us to the Green Spot bottling plant in town where maybe 40 years ago, they shut down the plant and that was the end of Green Spot for us.
This afternoon in Singapore, at a food stall in Little India, I drank a can of Green Spot. It's the same oddly-named, non-carbonated orange drink. The can says it was made in Thailand under the authority of Green Spot International. It seems that, somehow, Green Spot left Great Barrington and landed in Asia.