6 May 2007

Stories from 6 May 2007

Ghana: Ghana Music Award winners

  6 May 2007

Museke writes about Ghanian artists who won the 8th Ghana Music Awards: “The 8th Ghana Music Awards came off last night to great splendor, entertainment and excitement. This was the first time in years one artiste did not win more than 3 awards. I personally enjoy this fact because I...

Singapore: Ikea and Plastic Bags

  6 May 2007

Ikea in Singapore is trying to reduce plastic waste by not offering plastic bags to its customers. Rani, however is surprised that they still offer the plastic bags if you are willing to pay. “If Ikea is indeed trying to discourage the use of plastic bags, please, do not offer...

China: Most influential unknown person

  6 May 2007

When 22 year-old Beijing-based blogger Zeng Jinyan (曾金燕) was chosen by Time magazine this week as one of the world's most influential people, well, there aren't all that many reactions to bring you.

Vietnam: Marriage Customs

  6 May 2007

Lebotuan describes how a marriage is proposed in Vietnam with the boy's family visiting the girl's family. “On the predetermined date, the boy's famile will come with some traditional offering: betel and areca and rice wine. They should be the boy's parent, his brothers or sisters, aunties and uncles. Regarding...

Cambodia: Intellectual Property

  6 May 2007

“Cambodia have reputations of plagiarism, violation of intellectual property, unethical conduct of copy and paste, and claim the credit for other’s work” says Borin. The blogger is asking for suggestions on how to solve this problem.

Vietnam: Blog Anniversary

  6 May 2007

Duong Lam Anh, author of one of the few Vietnamese blogs in English, reflects on one year of blog writing. “Where will this blog lead me to? I have no idea. But the question itself excites me. It is like you are on a new road and never know where...

Thailand: Thailand and YouTube

  6 May 2007

Thailand Jumped the Shark takes Thailand's information and Communication Technology Minister to task and questioning his wisdom on trying to sue Google for some videos uploaded on Google owned site YouTube. The videos were considered offensive to the Thai King and the minister has earlier unsuccessfully tried to get them...

Thailand: Incompetent Bank of Thailand

  6 May 2007

Bangkok Pundit links to and comments on an article written by a Thai academic. The article argues that the Bank of Thailand shows a lack of judgment in its policies and is in need of reform.

Cameroon: Manu Dibango's musical tribute to New Orleans

  6 May 2007

Scribbles from the Den writes about Manu Dibango's musical tribute to New Orleans: “50 years after Manu Dibango begins music, he comes to his first loves, the jazz music, releasing a tribute album to Sidney Bechet, native to New Orleans bayou. A tribute to the « Cousin Sidney's »forgotten music,...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

Cliques of bastards and villains are controlling the living stream in a country that was once upon a time the prophets and messengers foothold. Slim after slim sits cross-legged on the f*** seat in Baghdad in what is so called now the Green Zone (Godzilla zone) ... teaching their firing and blood squads and bogeymen some bloodcurdling lessons on how to torture and behead their compatriots

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