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reviewed Flipboard 2.0. May 05, 2013
Flipboard 2.0
Yes, you hear me right. This is where the future of social media lies...      The concept is pretty much similar to Lunch.com if not a lot more! Flipboard was a news reader, now it …
reviewed Iron Man 3 (2013 film). April 25, 2013
posted in Movie Hype
Iron Man 3 (2013 film)
The promotion about Iron Man 3 was all over town way before the movie hits the theater. It's been long since I looked forward to a new movie, not even for Oblivion which I watched last week. That …
reviewed Sony Xperia Z. March 26, 2013
Sony Xperia Z
Lets face it, consumers are not rational beings. We are emotional and subjective.      I bought the Sony Xperia Z for 3 main reasons... It is a Sony, it is purple and it is bigger …
reviewed IPad mini. November 04, 2012
IPad mini
This time with the iPad Mini.      Yes, indeed :-)      Steve Jobs will turn in his grave ;-)   A screen size of 7.9", a mere 0.9" more than …
reviewed iPhone 5. October 27, 2012
iPhone 5
It took me almost a month before I got hold of my very first iPhone, ie. the iPhone 5. I did try to make a go for it on its first 2 days of launch on the Apple.com HK site as in that country it is using …
reviewed The Amazing Spider-Man (2012 film). July 20, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012 film)
What is amazing is not Spider-Man but that every generation of kids and young adults need to watch these superheros with their own version of superheros. Hence, even after the last Tobey Maguire version …
reviewed The Dark Knight Rises (2012 film). July 19, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
The Dark Knight Rises
The 3rd and concluding sequel to the Batman series premiers in Hong Kong theaters today. I didn't plan to see it today since I wasn't that big a fan of Batman and it's a lot cheaper to see …
reviewed Debt. June 11, 2012
Debt
(Warning: What you're about to hear will change your world and concept of money. Do not embark on the videos if you choose NOT to know what is at stake!)      The topic reviewed …
reviewed Thai Green Curry. May 28, 2012
posted in The Rice Table
Green Curry
This is my favorite of the Thai curries which comes in green, red or yellow. There are also Massaman curry which is less spicy. Most of the time, I simply ordered these dishes from Thai restaurants that …
reviewed Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7"). May 28, 2012
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7
This is probably the only phone/tablet I bought on its first day of sale in the market. It is definitely not my first phone or tablet for that matter. Let's not start on that, I've countless of …
reviewed JPMorgan Chase & Co.. May 21, 2012
JPMorgan Chase
Before I begin this review, let's state it for record that I don't own any shares in JP Morgan, have no business interest in it, nor do I do any banking transactions with the commercial institution. …
reviewed Depression. May 10, 2012
posted in Inspirations
Depression
Depression, if left on its own, kills. When properly diagnosed and treated, it has a high chance of cure. The depressive person is able to move on living like normal people. In many studies, as much as …
reviewed Suicide. May 07, 2012
posted in Inspirations
Suicide
When money dictates between choosing life or death, it’s the beginning of a sad ending. Thoughts of money become evil. That’s hell on earth. And when people, especially intelligent people …
reviewed The Descendants (2011 movie). February 08, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
The Descendants
This is a movie about family, trust, betrayal and acceptance. And, it is one that's based in Hawaii.   So, for less than $10, one gets to see Hawaii and George Clooney. That's a bargain, …
reviewed Margin Call. February 07, 2012
Margin Call
I took away 2 statements from this movie: The numbers just don't add up anymore. If you're the first out of the door, that's not panicking.    This is a movie about the financial …
reviewed Steve Jobs (book). January 25, 2012
Steve Jobs
This is a book that has many layers to it. Hence, after the initial review (Think Different! which was featured on Lunch), I decided to do another one that focused more on the business aspect of …
reviewed Photography. January 22, 2012
Photography
Photography is the mastery of a science with an eye for artistic impression. It is not necessary a science nor is it an art. Instead, it is a process, one which involves story telling.      …
reviewed McDonald's. January 21, 2012
posted in Love Bites
McDonald's
I like McDonald's especially when I crave for fried food. French fries is good but I only like them with chilli (especially the sweet and hot version; like Thai chilli) sauce and not ketchup. The …
reviewed Steve Jobs (book). January 15, 2012
posted in Inspirations
Steve Jobs
The life of legendary Steve Jobs was filled with twists and turns, ups and downs which are probably best described by the author Walter Isaacson (who was commissioned by Jobs personally before his death …
reviewed The Skin I Live In. January 11, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
The Skin I Live In
Banderas is what drew me to this film. And he puts on an excellent performance here. In fact, all of the actors and actresses did well.   It is an excellent film too but it is still getting a …
reviewed The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate. January 04, 2012
posted in ASIANatomy
The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
Everyone takes away different things from a movie and in this one, I haven't got a good grip of what to take away with! Having Jet Li as its star actor guarantees me as a viewer though I'm not …
reviewed Mission Impossible 4 : Ghost Protocol. January 04, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Mission: Impossible 4 - Ghost Protocol
Personally, a good movie is one that takes me beyond the screen, either to a far far away place or to one that I had been before. It creates a connection between space, time and being. Movies like …
reviewed Trust. December 30, 2011
posted in Inspirations
Trust
That was the premise of the last movie I watched some weeks ago. White Vengeance, a film about an event in China some 2000+ years ago. We all know trust is crucial and essential, not just between humans …
reviewed White Vengeance (鸿门宴). December 22, 2011
posted in ASIANatomy
White Vengeance ( 鸿门宴)
Modern China is a mystery to most people, not to mention the foreigners. Ancient China is an even more complicated concept and it has nothing to do with communism at all. The Chinese civilization is one …
reviewed In Time (2011 film). November 22, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
In Time
Interesting, just in time for the last few review on Lunch! I must be one of the last few people to catch this in the cinema in Hong Kong! Even my visiting uncle from Toronto had seen it before I did! …
reviewed TED iOS Application. October 29, 2011
posted in Inspirations
TED
TED takes on a new light and life on the iPad 2. Its iPad app made it one of the most pleasurable to watch a video and to learn about others' thought processes and ideas.   In some ways, …
reviewed Thai Pepper (Restaurant). October 22, 2011
posted in The Rice Table
Thai Pepper (Restaurant)
We had been to this restaurant often, especially when I'm dining with my aunts and uncles. This is their little "kitchen" and they often dine here (I was told at least once or twice a week)   …
reviewed Occupy Wall Street. October 16, 2011
Occupy Wall Street
Trust is what built relationships and relationship is what established corporations. When trust is being manipulated or misplaced by one party of the equation, the whole foundation collapses. That's …
reviewed 1911 (film). October 08, 2011
posted in Inspirations
1911 (film)
        I was told that this is Jackie Chan's 100th movie and if you're a big fan of the actor, it is a must for you. If you are also a history buff, and, a Chinese …
reviewed Steve Jobs. October 06, 2011
posted in Inspirations
Steve Jobs
      Death knows no boundaries. It does not recognize nationalities, age, demographics, beauty, bank accounts nor fame. We can't really tell who will live to a ripe old age or …
reviewed iPad 2. August 11, 2011
iPad 2
I could be wrong... but if I'm right, here's the take.      Just as the stock markets are being "reinvented", our online and computing experiences are also being …
reviewed Sands SkyPark. August 10, 2011
posted in Icons
Sands SkyPark
The latest tourist attraction in Singapore atop the Marina Bay Sands Casino & Hotel. The view from up here is awesome and the wow factor lies in the hotel's swimming pool which overlooks the …
reviewed S&P Downgrade of United States' Credi.... August 08, 2011
S&P Downgrade of United States' Credit Rating
We are at a situation where whatever we do, it just doesn't feel right. The question asked by many investors is where to invest then? What to invest and what exactly one should do or act on?   …
reviewed Obama's Announcement of Debt Deal to .... August 06, 2011
Obama Announcement of Debt Deal to End U.S. Debt Crisis
ItIt makes me wonder, is this a show of hands or is it simply a camouflage to the world? This tussle about the debt ceiling looks to me (possibly just me since I don't hear anyone talk about this …
reviewed iPad 2. July 30, 2011
posted in iPad Buzz
iPad 2
Warning: Once you held it you won't want to let it go!      For the last 3 days, I've spent a great deal of my time "readying" the iPad for my dad's usage. The …
reviewed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:.... July 14, 2011
posted in Potter Junkies
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (3D IMAX)
I had originally wanted it to be review #500 and it seems apt that since it's the ending of an era. As it happens, it's not the way it's going to be. So, here I'm, at review #510 instead.   …
reviewed Zhuo Jun. July 13, 2011
posted in Go China
Zhuo Jun
He is a village boy from the Guangxi Province. He is also the only undergraduate from the tiny village. His name is Zhuo Jun. He is the winner of this year's China's Got Talent show.   …
reviewed Mr. Popper's Penguins. July 12, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Mr. Popper's Penguins
Firstly, I must qualify that I'm kinda crazy about penguins. So much so I went to Antarctica to visit them!      After The Tree of Life early this morning, I was left with a little …
reviewed The Tree of Life. July 11, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
The Tree of Life
The Tree of Life is a good movie. It is a deep one too. It asks many questions and provide no distinctive answers that matter to the world at large except those of our very own. It is also a movie that …
reviewed Facebook. July 11, 2011
Logo
Is there anyone who is still not on Facebook by now? Yes! Many of my personal friends. Having said that, they are possibly the minority rather than the majority in the world now.      …
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