Monthly Archives: November 2008

Little Site Updates

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Spent some time fiddling with the site today. You might notice the new background, and updated programming for the title bar images (i’ll update the pics some day) … updated links on the side bar, and one or two broken bits. The red font is […]

Taipei Taxi Accessories

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Taipei Taxis usually have some surprises up their sleeves, with multiple DVD players, karaoke systems, and imaginative nicotine delivery systems. Here are a couple of recent ones that made me smile sitting in the back listening to wailing Chinese pop music. This one was great […]

Hong Kong Welcoming Comittee

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After a taxing week in Shanghai on business, I busted down on a whim to visit Tanja and Michael in Hong Kong, who had moved a few days earlier. A perfect blend of hanging out on boats, swigging beer, munching great food and generally catching […]

Shanghai at Work

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It took six months, but I finally navigated the corporate travel application system to jump on a plane (well, two – I missed out on the direct flight) to run over to Shanghai for three days of meetings. A tough few days in the saddle, […]

Shangz

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Sitting in my hotel room watching BBC World, sipping Tsingtao and catching up on e-mail. If only my VPN wasn't working! 3 days in Shanghai off to a decent start. But isn't it cold! The story of a British Industrial Designer in Taiwan…

Danshui Run

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Considering I am a pretty keen cyclist, I am surprised how long it took me to get out on the cycle paths to Danshui. A good hour away at speed, we were somewhat compromised by the incredible numbers of bleeding folding bikes everywhere. Not to […]

Lil’ Sis in Town

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One of the advantages of my sister Eleanor’s job is that she has relatively regular travel to Asia, and I was lucky enough to host her third trip to the island a week or so ago, which was just awesome. On top of just hanging […]

Taiwan Restaurant Chair Manufacturers Subliminally Support Obama

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Good luck, America! The story of a British Industrial Designer in Taiwan…

Not Made in China

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There is quite a backlash against Chinese produce at the moment, and it is affecting the well-known scare stories like eggs and milk, but also spilling over into other products that I suppose the marketers believe can get some traction with. Hence, batteries; the sticker […]