Sunday, February 23, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Don’t believe for a second that Thailand’s political protests are noble and just.
This is what the protest leader said of the Prime Minister.
This is from one of the ‘good’ people who wants to run the country using an apparent ‘pure’ democracy model.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
I’m starting a weekly Asia tech newsletter — sign up
The title says it all really.
I’m forever privileged that watching tech news in Asia is my job, but recently I’ve been bugging myself to find a way to document what’s going on across the region.
As a fan of email newsletters — such as Benedict Evan’s tech round-up and Bill Bishop’s legendary Sinocism bulletin — I think this medium is a better fit than a weekly blog post, which is something I used to do for TNW.
The motivation for this personal project is to keep myself better informed, but if it helps others in some way then that’s a bonus.
The first bulletin will go out this weekend, you can sign up here.
It goes without saying that the emails will be free and will feature stories from a range of media, not just TNW.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
I really do try to keep a certain amount of my personal opinions to be myself, but a morning out in Bangkok today drove me insane.
Friday, January 17, 2014
I’ll never forget watching Star Wars (and a bunch of other old movies) on video at my grandpa’s house every Sunday afternoon or so. Classic stuff.
So it’s crazy that my kids’ first introduction to the Star Wars legacy is via Lego, and the addictive Lego Star Wars iOS apps.
A sign of the times.
Lego is also all over Netflix, another place my kids know well. Some of the shows are pretty good, Ninjago being my personal fave. Proof that, more than a toy, Lego is a successful media franchise.
Learning a new language is an amazing and horizon-opening activity.
I studied two languages at school from an early age, but never fully appreciated it.
Starting to learn Thai, a language with no commonality with English, at aged 26 was tough — I’m still nowhere near where I want to be — but I appreciate my efforts when I remember how it was impossible to even do small things, like read a coffee menu, when I first arrived and lived in Saraburi, a town with few foreigners.
When we go back there to visit my inlaws’, and see no English signs, I wonder how anyone could not want to learn to read Thai.