Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Adult Science

My colleague Vicky shared this with me - A monthly Japanese Magazine (that roughly translates to "Adult Science") that comes with a DIY kit. Every issue of the magazine comes with a different kit where you can build something interesting. The current issue features a DIY 35mm twin lens film camera. Past issues have featured DIY gramophones , mechanical robots and vehicles with engines . Each issue costs about HKD300 (Around SGD60).

Shanghai was a blast

Been in Shanghai for the past week - The land without Facebook, Twitter, You Tube and blogs. The average temperature was around 5 to 10 degrees so I pretty much spent most of my time wrapped up in 3 layers of clothes. On the flight there, I picked up IHT on the plane and read about Google's mobile push into Japan, a country where Yahoo still holds tops. The article talked about aggressive advertising on Google's mobile platform and I suddenly realize, I've never actually seen a Google print ad before. So it came as a pleasant surprise to see one on the Shanghai metro for Google Mobile.