Month: October 2017

  • Temasek + other news

    Temasek takes risky leap Magic Leap Raises $502 Million, Led by Singapore‚Äôs Temasek – Bloomberg – this seems insane. Temasek is Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund. It has holdings in DBS Bank, Singapore Airlines, Singtel and Mediacorp. Temasek grew a thousand fold during its five decades of existence. All of which makes the Temasek bet on…

  • Out and about: Chasing the Dragon

    October has been amazing month of cinema releases for me. The last I am going to write about is Chasing The Dragon. Hong Kong cinema is considered to be in its death throws. There are small independent films of course, but its far from its hey day with production houses known around the world like Shaw…

  • Thelonius Monk + other things

    Thelonius Monk The soundtrack to my week was this three hour programme on the music of jazz musician Thelonius Monk. Thelonius Monk has 99 albums to his name, excluding compilations, many of which were live concert performances rather than studio recordings. He was known for his improvisation and was one of the found fathers of…

  • Great Scud Hunt + other news

    Great Scud Hunt What the Great Scud Hunt Says About War With North Korea | War Is Boring – pretty grime reading. The Great Scud Hunt was a key aspect of the Gulf War. The Great Scud Hunt pitted allied special forces units against the Iraqi army which had scattered its Scud launchers across the…

  • Out and about: Blade Runner 2049

    *** No plot spoilers*** Where do you start when talking about Blade Runner 2049 – the most hyped film of the year? Blade Runner 2049 starts up some 20 years after the original film. It captures the visuals of the original film, moving it onwards.  The plot has a series of recursive sweeps that tightly…

  • Mosby + other things

    Mosby Mosby is a long haired Belgian shepherd. His owner put together a monologue and some carefully curated footage to come with simply great content. Mosby’s Motto is deceptively simple. I imagine that it required a lot of raw candid footage that was then skilfully edited down into this two-minute video. The copywriting around Mosby…

  • Western Digital + more news

    How to Make Enemies and Lose Influence in the Chip Business – Bloomberg – not only Toshiba but Apple, Dell and SK Hynix – Western Digital will likely have to fall on the good graces of Samsung at a steep price discount. It will be interesting to see how Western Digital shapes out in the…