Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from August, 2008
Scribblings of the Metropolitician found it hard to believe that the South Korean government could demolish the old city hall building without much public consultation and debate.
Ryoko from Pingmag interviews Kanako Yaguchi, who brings the art of classic cutting paper techniques to textile and clothing designs.
C. W. Hayford from Chinese History group blog goes into various literature sources for discussing the “Chinese character” in relation to “face” and “lie”. It gives some background about the various Olympic “lies” happened.
Zhaomu re-posted a forum article which calculated the cost of a gold medal exemplified by the Olympic shooting team. It is estimated that a gold medal costs between RMB30 – 80 millions (around US4.5 – 10 million).
Robert Koehler criticizes the South Korean government for arresting a most renowned economist for speaking out against capitalism under the excuse of violation of the National Security Law.
Kotaji gives some political background about the anti-president Lee Myung-Bak demonstration by thousands of Buddhist Monk.
Korea Beat translated a local news about the implementation of sex offender bracelets policy: beginning on September 1st the bracelets will be able to report the movements of sex offenders 24 hours a day.
Martin J Frid from Kurashi highlight a local news concerning the creation of a virtual temple online.
Edo from Pink tentacle blogs about an animal garbage bag project for promoting environmental awareness.
Black and White Cat shows how the Xinhua has translated the New York Times Olympic Report into Chinese.
A graphic representation of the distribution of medals shows that China has big tits. The picture was created by Form One high school boy at bbs.163.com.
Dedric Lam from Shanghaiist reports on how the Iphone Girl story has been traveled back to China. Local netizens have created a website for her, iphonegirl.cn, and urged netizens not to human-flesh search and publish her personal data.
ESWN writes an article discussing about the potential errors in the legco election polls.
The Shanghai Cop killer's or Yang Jia case was on court on yesterday (26 of Aug). Both Shanghai citizens and reporters were not allowed to attend the trial as all the seats were booked by local police. Liu Xiaoyuan pointed out that such kind of arrangement is de facto secret...
Both Sin bin and DM said that they would vote for Long Hair in the coming Legco election.
Mong compared ordinary chicken farm with special chicken farm with a humane environment. The blogger urged consumers to buy eggs with humane label.
Lee from Tokyo Times blogs some photos showing Japanese pet culture in daily consumption.
Martin J Frid from Kurashi blogs about the changing attitude towards food in Japan.
Mari introduces some funny Japanese items that can be found in online shop.
ESWN translated an article by Li Punman at my1510 about an older generation peasant's view on the Beijing Olympics. Nationalism is still a pervasive frame.
Roy Berman from Multant frog elaborated his comments on a newly released film “Children of the Dark” which is about how children in Thailand are exploited by developed countries.