Monthly Archives: May 2006

Radio Controlled Kid

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Spot Dad with the remote The story of a British Industrial Designer in Taiwan…

YingGe

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Erin and I had a day trip to the pottery town of YingGe to the south of Taipei. The town was pleasant and worthy of a day trip, but much better were these two photos that made me smile! It’s a GOLD scooter! – a […]

2.01 Years!

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I realised I have been in Taiwan for TWO YEARS … but a few days late, since I got distracted by being in Shanghai. Amazing. Two years. I ain’t no rookie any more… The story of a British Industrial Designer in Taiwan…

Formatting

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Blogger is playing silly buggers with my formatting at the moment – probably because I was posting by e-mail last week. So forgive the ugliness. It gives me more reason to upgrade to a better system too. The story of a British Industrial Designer in […]

Back to the Future

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Today, I was finally granted the future I was promised as a child. Today, I rode the Mag Lev. Linking the Airport and the city – or at least a parking lot in the middle of nowhere kind of near the city – it covers […]

Henry Wilkins

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I just got back from a rather marvellous evening – a house party in Henry Wilkins’ apartment in Shanghai. Henry I went to school with so I have known him since he was about 11 years old, and although he denies it he grew up […]

Chinese Economics

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Today was the first day off I had in a week and a half, so I planned to get up, head to the train station and go and find my self of ‘real’ China. Unfortunately, that plan was dashed by the cleaning lady at my […]

Design Speed Dating

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I just returned from a great evening meeting many creative types at a series of speeches as part of a “Pecha Kucha” – Japanese for Chit Chat. You get 20 seconds per slide, and 20 slides and it is really strict. We had speakers from […]

Taiwanese Ex-Pats

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I already wrote a little about the different behaviour of the Taiwanese in the office, but I was lucky enough last night to be invited out for dinner once again by some of the China operation’s directors last night for a meal. The restaurant was […]

Chinese Driving

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Taiwanese drivers could never be noted for their skill. It’s erratic and dangerous, but this could not prepare me for the driving here. If the Taiwanese drive cars as if they were driving scooters, the Chinese seem to regard safety and regulation in the same […]