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

Reading Time: 1 minute TV shopping channels are huge in Korea. Asian Boss did this great interview with Choi Hyun-woo, one of the most successful shopping TV pitchmen (pitchwoman) in Korea. Good document on how consumer behaviour and technology will affect the future of retailing and e-commerce by Sparks & Honey. Truth, Trust and The Future of Commerce from … Read moreFive for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 2 minutes WSJ City | Young Chinese Spending Creates Worrying Debt – looks like a credit bubble waiting to happen A European Perspective on Boeing’s 737 MAX Debacle: An “Existential Crisis” for a National Champion | naked capitalism – Boeing’s Crashes Expose Systemic Failings – fascinating Spiegel article of which this pulls out the highlights BangBros Acquires, … Read moreICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Web services I use

Reading Time: 4 minutes Web services I use everyday has evolved over time. I thought I’d explore what I use now, compared to my essential services nine years ago. Bloglines –  I have an eclectic and wide range of online reading material that I like to keep up with. Whilst I have a Google Reader account, it is set … Read moreWeb services I use

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 1 minute Bullet Time – Logic Magazine – Bullet comments, or 弹幕 (“danmu”), are text-based user reactions superimposed onto online videos: a visual commentary track to which anyone can contribute. When a beloved character dies in a web series, a river of grieving kaomoji (╥﹏╥)—a kind of emoticon first popularized in Japan—washes over whatever happens next Mark … Read moreICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Beauty trends

Reading Time: 4 minutes Beauty trends is a bit tricky – there are generational and cultural aspects to beauty and standards. I’ve tried to tease out elements that will ripple around the world. Digital Beauty Chinese women use Meitu and other beauty apps to present the best versions of themselves with a virtual makeover. This goes from skin quality, … Read moreBeauty trends