Monthly Archives: August 2008

iPhone Girl

One lucky man in the UK found several photos of a mystery girl on his iPhone when he unpacked it from the box. Apparently it’s a factory worker on the assembly line at Foxconn’s Shenzhen plant (they make the iPhone’s … Continue reading

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The People You Meet

I was eating in the Hong Kong style cafe on Huai Hai Rd after a difficult gym workout (I’ve been sick so missed two sessions and this was the first after a week away). On the table behind me I … Continue reading

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Demographically Weighted Medals Tally

WIth all this talk of cheating, I thought everyone would be interested to see what the 2008 Olympic medals table looked like after adjusting for population. The good news is the two big quarreling rivals USA and China are nowhere … Continue reading

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1433 Days To Go

So that’s it, the Beijing Olympics are finally behind us, and life can return to normal here in China. The closing ceremony for me was a bit of a yawn fest. It started out promisingly enough. I thought when the … Continue reading

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Caturday : Time Tunnel

Going back to July 2005 when I used to enjoy squeezing into small spaces that I can no longer squeeze into.

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Hold On Tight (To Your Dreams)

Mens 4 x 100m relay descends into farce as 4 of the 8 teams drop their batons. Am I the only one who is completely stunned by the relay events last night? Where do I start, seriously. Okay, how about … Continue reading

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Fashion Friday : The Babydoll

The nightgown, or nightie as we call it in England, is a garment mostly worn by women to sleep in, but can also be classified as lingerie and used to spice up a boring relationship in the bedroom. It can … Continue reading

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About Last Night

I wonder how many people remember this movie from 1986! But this isn’t about About Last Night, it’s about LAST NIGHT! How many of you marveled at Usain Bolt’s stunning performance in the 200m final. Was there any doubt at … Continue reading

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We Come To Party

Yesterday’s post was all about watching some of the Olympic events. But watching athletics is of course just one part of the Olympics. It’s also a great excuse to have (more than) a few beverages and catch up with some … Continue reading

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Impossible? Nothing Is!

WoAi outside the Bird’s Nest, Beijing, 16th August 2008 Adidas has the slogan “Impossible Is Nothing”. Li Ning has “Nothing Is Impossible”. WoAi’s new slogan is “Impossible? Nothing Is”. To prove the point, despite forecasts of full and overpriced hotels, … Continue reading

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