Monthly Archives: December 2013

Books read

How Asia Works, by Joe Studwell. One part explanation of how Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and most recently, China have modernised since the end of WW2 — and one part caustic polemic about why Southeast Asia hasn’t matched up. The discussion of … Continue reading

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Melbourne observations

 (Disclaimer: based on a very small sample size.)   * Depicted above is one of the best signs I have seen, part of an official safety campaign. That particular photo is from the official Facebook page, but I saw rhino posters … Continue reading

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Musical Monster – December 2013

This Elmo was playing the Mos Eisley Cantina theme from Star Wars.

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This Week I Learned: Falconry Edition

Another round of interesting trivia this week: Did you know there are more SIM cards in Africa than in North America? This article is a bit hyperbolic, but provides a good overview nonetheless. And here is an interesting piece on … Continue reading

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This Week I Learned – Genetic Memories & Sheep-Shearing Edition

Nothing earth-shattering this week, but some interesting trivia! A study has found that “behaviour can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory”. Interesting stuff, worth the quick read. When … Continue reading

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