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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 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 Debt. June 11, 2012
posted in Business Matters
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 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 Occupy Wall Street. October 16, 2011
posted in Business Matters
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 Flipboard. August 29, 2011
Flipboard
Some claimed that this is the mother of all iPad apps and I tend to agree. Well, after two weeks or so and downloading of some 2 dozens apps, this is one that I found to be most original and dynamic. …
reviewed S&P Downgrade of United States' Credi.... August 08, 2011
posted in Business Matters
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
posted in Business Matters
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 Capitalism. July 07, 2011
posted in Business Matters
Capitalism
This review was originally published on Feb. 3, 2010 on Lunch.com.       Is it Sports or is it simply a mechanic of capitalism? Tennis, Football, Basketball, Golf… …
reviewed Can Slim. July 05, 2011
posted in Business Matters
Can Slim
This review was originally posted on May 4, 2009 but since no one has rated it and not a great deal of people have read it, I'm reposting it today.          Written …
reviewed Fastcompany.com. May 16, 2011
posted in Business Matters
Fastcompany.com
I believe technology has changed the way we view the world and interact with our loved ones. The success of Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and blogging sites like Blogger and Wordpress have further …
reviewed Oanda.com. May 10, 2011
posted in Business Matters
Oanda.com
Oanda.com is a currency trading site whereby one can get a reasonably good indication of forex market and currency conversion for free. I've used this site for the longest period of time as a guide …
reviewed Conviction. April 28, 2011
posted in Inspirations
Conviction
Conviction is an inherent belief in which a person is certain about the occurrence of an event or the fact that something will be true. It can be misguided or misplaced. Nonetheless, it is also a confidence …
reviewed Confidence. April 27, 2011
posted in Business Matters
Confidence
Confidence can be tricky... one can lose it when one has it at its peak. We often view the state of being confident as a treasure. Kids are drilled and educated so that they may be confident of themselves …
reviewed Tax Day. April 17, 2011
posted in Business Matters
Tax Day
Unlike Christmas Day, New Year Day, Birthday and Holiday, Tax Day is a day no one ever celebrates! Filing for taxes has never been a fun activity, how much one earns is of little consequence. The only …
reviewed All Seasons Bangkok Victory Monument. March 11, 2011
posted in A | Club
All Seasons Bangkok Victory Monument
This is the first All Seasons by Accor hotels that I'm staying in and reviewing. I must say it has surpassed any expectation I've of it! Coming out of Westin Sukhumvit (a 5* hotel, you know, it's …
reviewed Chinese (race). January 21, 2011
posted in Go China
Chinese (race)
I’m NOT a typical Chinese. I’ve had American friends who claimed that I’m more American than Americans. So, having said that, I think I’m still in a good position to write about …
reviewed Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Sukh.... December 18, 2010
posted in Starwood Guests
Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Sukhumvit 15
Since this is the first Four Points by Sheraton that I'm reviewing, I thought I'd give it a background check before I do so. It is not the first Four Points I've stayed nor is it the first …
reviewed What Every American Should Know About.... November 22, 2010
posted in Business Matters
What Every American Should Know About The Middle East
I've enjoyed Melissa Rossi's series of "What Every American Should Know About XXX" over the years. Every single book of hers is an eye opener and unlike the newspapers or magazines, …
reviewed Renminbi, RMB (CNY). November 17, 2010
posted in Business Matters
Renminbi, RMB (CNY)
The RMB is China's official currency. RMB stands for Renminbi (人民币) aka people's currency. Yuan is the unit (not $) and is denominated as ¥ somewhat similar to the Japanese yen. Yet, …
reviewed Hong Kong Dollar (HKD). November 17, 2010
posted in Business Matters
Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
Hong Kong was a special entity for a 100 year. Until July 1, 1997, it was leased to the British. The Chinese lost it during the Opium Wars. If we were to discuss that, it'd be a very long review. …
reviewed Australian Dollar (AUD). November 12, 2010
posted in Business Matters
Australian Dollar (AUD)
Is Australia Asian or Western? Good question, isn't it? Ahem, I've no idea either. But, Australia begins to prosper when it proclaims some years back as being in the Asia part of the continent. …
reviewed Japanese Yen (JPY). November 11, 2010
posted in Business Matters
Japanese Yen (JPY)
+4 is probably the highest ranking I'm going to give to any foreign currencies. Japanese Yen (JPY) is at the forefront of these ratings. It is not because I made a lot of money from investing or speculating …
reviewed U.S. Dollar (USD). November 09, 2010
posted in Business Matters
U.S. Dollar (USD)
The sight is ugly. It has been dropping and dropping slowly over the years and speeding up the last few months while Gold has been doing the reverse. This is not an expert opinion since I'm not working …
reviewed QE 2 (Quantitative Easing Round 2). November 06, 2010
posted in Business Matters
QE 2 (Quantitative Easing Round 2)
When it comes to innovation, America is a winner. Big time!    When it comes to solving problems, America is a loser. Long Term!      Wall Street, the Feds, the U.S. …
reviewed Inflation. November 06, 2010
posted in Business Matters
Inflation
Inflation, a dirty word for politicians and economists. Yet, it's on almost everyone's mind these days, including some distant villagers in China.       There have been …
reviewed Wealth. October 11, 2010
posted in Inspirations
Wealth
Wealth – you can accumulate it but you can’t take it with you…   When it comes to wealth, we all have our distinctive views about it.   What it entails? …   …
reviewed Agenda for a new economy: From Phanto.... August 12, 2010
posted in Business Matters
Agenda for a new economy. From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth.
This is a book which I thought warrants a second reading. It is however,  a book which may only pave the way for a new way of thinking rather than a new way of life. Having said that, everything …
reviewed Solar Impulse. July 19, 2010
posted in UP UP & Away!
Solar Impulse
There are times in life when one is presented a most universal opportunity to make an impact on history. Those times don't come often & at times economically impossible. Strangely enough, unless …
reviewed Airbus A380. July 18, 2010
posted in UP UP & Away!
Airbus A380
The first delivery of the A380 was in October 2007, to Singapore Airlines. For the past few years, Singapore Airlines (SIA or SQ) has been the airline to take the lead in securing the 1st order of new …
reviewed BP Gulf Oil Spill. June 13, 2010
posted in Earth Watch
Deepwater Horizon Drilling Rig Explosion
What is turning out to be a commercial venture becomes a potential catastrophe if not the beginning of an end for the world at large! I'm no petroleum engineer nor am I into anything technical at …
reviewed Leadership. June 13, 2010
posted in Business Matters
Leadership
Stopping the world in its tracks: 1.3 million gallon a day!   The world is so into capitalism these days that even in the midst of a major catastrophe, all reporters could focus on is the loss …
reviewed Apple Inc.. May 30, 2010
posted in iPad Buzz
Apple Inc.
We all know Apple produces innovative products like iPod, iPhone & now iPad. But do you know the story behind the scenes? As recently as just a month ago, we had an employee at Apple losing the prototype …
reviewed Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG). May 10, 2010
posted in Starwood Guests
SPG
SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) as the name implies, is Starwood hotels’ loyalty program. The stable of hotels encompasses of (in terms of exclusivity; in descending order) are: Luxury Collection, …
reviewed 2010 iPhone 4G Gizmodo Saga. April 28, 2010
posted in Business Matters
2010 iPhone 4G Gizmodo Saga
So, the iPhone 4G leak saga is raging full speed now. Gizmodo.com has its fair share of publicity much to the chagrin of Steve Jobs. Life is full of ups and downs, isn’t it? If you haven’t …
reviewed 2009 Series U.S. $100 Bill. April 25, 2010
posted in Business Matters
2009 Series US$100 bill
Money matters seem to be the call of the day this week. First, it was Goldman Sachs in trouble, then an article (Don’t Cry for Wall Street) by Paul Krugman calling for downsizing of the Finance …
reviewed Wall Street. April 24, 2010
posted in Business Matters
Wall Street
This review was inspired by Paul Krugman’s article on NY Times titled: “Don’t Cry for Wall Street”.        As the Nobel prize winner economist Paul Krugman …
reviewed Goldman Sachs. April 18, 2010
posted in Business Matters
Goldman Sachs
My former colleague used to aspire to be a member of Goldman Sachs, be it an employee, shareholder, or in whatever capacity. Goldman Sach is like the Lord of the Ring in the financial world. It was THE …
reviewed 2010 Eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull in.... April 18, 2010
posted in UP UP & Away!
2010 Eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland
Iceland has certainly been on the headlines in recent 1 1/2 years more than it had been in the last 2 decades! Under normal circumstance, most of the world will not even give a thought to this island …
reviewed Northwest Airlines. April 04, 2010
posted in UP UP & Away!
Northwest Airlines (NWA)
Northwest Airlines (NWA) no longer exists as far as I'm concerned. Since it's been bought over by Delta (which is one of the few airlines I hate) I no longer fly on it! For as long as a decade, …
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