Archive for August, 2008

Don’t Hate The Messenger

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Ever heard the phrase “The medium is the message”? That’s absolutely true with blogs. Comments always tend to have a combative air, most of the time because it seems that’s what bloggers respond to. I’ve had people do that to me, where I had to defend myself against an anonymous browbeating. And yes, I find […]

Baby Love

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

How does it feel to own a piece of original art? Pretty good. The above is a painting I co-purchased for a cool sum. It was created on the spot at a Los Angeles event known as Tuesday Night Cafe, where many diverse artists congregate to share a free night of music, dance, spoken word, […]

Random notes

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

USA Men’s Gymnastics took the bronze despite not having the Hamm brothers. And it came down to the second-generation players on the pommelhorse. Raj Bhavsar, an Indian American, Kevin Tan (above), a Chinese American as well as co-captain of the team, and Alexander Artemev, who’s parents came from the former Soviet Union. —- In other […]

Crazy 8s

Friday, August 8th, 2008

How obsessed with the number 8 are Chinese people? When I worked at a Hong Kong company, all the phone numbers had lots of 8s in them. When I worked at a Hong Kong company, their American law firm that works with lots of Hong Kong companies had lots of 8s in its phone number […]

The Greatest of All Time

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Back in the days when I first started caring about box office numbers, there was one franchise that really stood out: Batman. The first three Batman movies each broke the coveted opening weekend number, setting new precedents for how big movies could be at the box office. However, signs of fatigue showed. The overall grosses […]