Monthly Archives: July 2011

Let me be surprised…

Little known fact, All Dogs Go to Heaven is one of my favourite movies. I say it’s little known because it’s not the kind of thing I (before this post) volunteer so much due to the fact I didn’t appreciate … Continue reading

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allegiance to the fruit

When you hear the word “China” what trickles into your mind? Rice paddies? Conical hats made of straw? Tea? How about authentic goods? No? oh.. I wonder why.. Well, if you are shopping in China (mainland not so much in … Continue reading

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Consumer Whoring…

Alright, I have a few things to share with you.. that you may or may not need. Let’s start with the most universal: kitchenware, Faaancy kitchenware. Check out Vacu Vin. Carriers of fine kiwi and banana guards, herb pinchers, “Pop … Continue reading

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Innovation

always changing but always the same… I enjoyed this article (not really an article due to where I found it) on Sympatico today. Car Safety that never caught on So many good ideas, the octopus-inspired tires, the cyclops steerable central … Continue reading

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I had a dream

last night, I dreamt of… well a lot of Chinese stuff. I woke up with a Chinese song stuck in my head (I don’t know the name.. I can hum it with some rough consonant sounds for you?). I wondered … Continue reading

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Take that look to the grave

Wow, wonder if my life insurance covers this? Illamasqua Also, wouldn’t you like.. want to update your file every so often.. I mean trends change all the time. And like with tattoos – you might change your mind later. Would … Continue reading

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Newsflash: too much Salt… is still unhealthy

Yet another ‘pointing out the obvious’ article: For a long life, skip the salt, have a banana But… I say, the remedy is not to continue eating as you do now.. and throw a banana on top, like some sort … Continue reading

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Not My Pics

but definitely good picks all the same… I’m stunned looking at these.. trying to keep the year they were taken in mind. Colour photographs CAN enable travel time! Or more likely than us leaving this time for another, that snapshot … Continue reading

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Coltan, the new blood diamond

A poorly written article about an interesting subject: Coltan in Congo. http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/article/1018593–coltan-a-minefield-in-the-congo Coltan: The mineral is composed of two elements, columbite and tantalite,It is the latter metal, tantalite — ductile, corrosion-resistant, heat-resistant — that has trumped aluminum in the manufacture … Continue reading

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