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

Things that made my day this week. China landed a space ship on the far side of the moon and is currently exploring it. The Chang’e 4 space ship is named after a Chinese goddess who reputedly lives on the moon. It carried the Jade Rabbit 2 rover. Chang’e was kept company on the moon […]

Marketers need to be cautious with Chinese zodiac signs

We’re less than a month away from the year of the pig on February 5, 2018. Marketers need to be cautious with Chinese zodiac sign usage. Chinese new year is a time of gifting. It may be red envelopes with cash, Christmas style gifts (like a new iPhone), or zodiac animal themed gifts. Shops often […]

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Siri vs Siri: What Apple’s AI can and can’t do on every Apple device | Macworld – it implies context based on device, but they need to raise the game in particular on the Mac How Russia’s ‘red tourism’ is luring wealthy Chinese visitors bored with Paris and Milan | South China Morning Post – […]

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

This is a special version of it this week. Happy Chinese New Year! or 新年快乐 Whilst Christmas is the big ad time in the UK market and the Super Bowl dominates American advertising – the Sinosphere is dominated by lunar new year. You see Chinese new year adverts (in the Motherland obviously), Hong Kong, Singapore and […]

Oprah time: The art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye | 书评 | 서평

Sonny Liew’s The art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye is the autobiography of a fictional comic book creator. It is also an illuminating history of Singapore and a clever exercise in multilayered storytelling. Charlie’s story takes you through his family’s history, growing up in a shop house run by his parents and his own life that largely […]