Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Reading Time: 1 minute Huawei plagiarism – while most people were talking online about Apple’s service offerings and their alignment with existing providers, I was struck by these screen shots from a Huawei ad currently running on CCTV 2 in China. These seem to visually indistinguishable to Apple’s MacBook Pro and iPhone X series of phones. We don’t get […]

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Reading Time: 1 minute Things that made my day this week: I’d been tuning things out whilst working with my headphones and listening to: Puma have got on the K-Pop bandwagon to sell sneakers to Indonesians A vintage advert from Apple that was all about storytelling through its customers. What’s On Your PowerBook Nike have launched a more polished […]

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Reading Time: 2 minutes Korea to Fight Smog with Eco Vehicles – The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition) – interesting dual electric / hydrogen strategy. Hydrogen makes sense because of its compact nature as a form of energy and makes more sense than modern electric batteries Japanese Mobile Phone Users Distrustful of Profit-Hungry Operators | Nippon.com – a few interesting […]

Out and About: Yunchul Kim – Dawns Mine Crystal

Reading Time: 1 minute Dawns Mine Crystal is an exhibition on at the Korean Cultural Centre between now and November 3, 2018. I was invited to a preview of it. The title Dawns Mine Crystals a reference to the material world and its intersection with symbols and metaphors. It is well worth going to see, Mr Kim merges the […]

Marvel’s Korean Infinity War Problem

Reading Time: 1 minute The Korean screenings of Infinity War (part one) went horribly wrong. The film did really well in the Korean box office, partly due to a huge amount of pre-sold tickets. But the subtitles were so poorly done that criticism has outshadowed other aspects of the film within the country. Asian Boss did a good straw […]