Coco Before Chanel

Watched this movie about the French brand Chanel. The movie was in French with forced English subtitle. Not recommended unless you are earning a fashion degree. I think the actress added some crazy personality to the character Coco Chanel.

More rail near my place

96.4 per cent of Overground arrived on time. Top in UK according to the Evening Standard newspaper

London Chinatown Goodies

週刊ジャーニー, Chinese soup bag (think tea bag for soup), Guilinggao Turtle Herbal Jelly, Wong Lo Kat Herbal Tea, spatula, Chinese soup spoon, wooden foot massage thingie


Greenwich, London



Tencent is offering Jolicloud-like web widget (or Chrome App for that matter) and web instant messenger services.
The top tool bar reads: WebQQ, App Market, QQ (the messenger, I believe), Group, Tencent Weibo (=Twitter-like service), QQ Mail, SoSo.com Search
Down there on the left, there're weather, a clock, a gameboy-like widget with some advert of QQ game.
On the right, I can login to my QQ messenger for instant messaging.
Currently version 2.0.

Game Dev Story Lite

Free on Android, from Kairosoft. ゲーム発展国++Lite、無料。


Words with Friends, the Scrabble-like Game

New Craze with Zynga's scrabble-like game "Words with Friends". This game made the top 10 free iOS app today, and is available on Android (also top 10). Free. Here's me battling Lucieface.
Add me, username billhungdotnet
Android link: http://media.tested.com/uploads/0/1507/20427-wordsfriends_super.png
iOS link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/words-with-friends-free/id321916506?mt=8

Top Grossing iOS Apps in Japan now

The top one is about some train manager mixed with folk story
Momotaro, completed with some 3D graphics and board game-like gameplay.


Foursquare Location-based Discount

I quoted a code word to unlock a discount through Foursquare

Pvblic Library

Apparently Pvblic is a word in Greenwich, London

Update: It turns out, it was a reminiscence of old alaphabets


Gift from France

My sister asked some friend to hand me these gifts from Sophia-Antipolis, France. They look like chocolate, post-it note with a kiss. And "Le petite Marseillais Savon Soin à l'huile d'Argan Nourrissant" (whatever that means) and  Avène Cold Cream (not in pic)


Cube Store in London

Those stores renting out cube paces to people who want to sell their used items or gadgets are very popular in Asia. Here's one in London chinatown


Samsung Android Video Editor

Free, very fast, and very useful. On iPhone you have to pay to have iMovie.

Happy Valentine's Day

With marshmallow


BBC iPlayer on Android

Watching the Chinese are coming on Android, the TV show was not very smooth on Samsung galaxy S

Valentine's Day Alert

All red flowers are basically the same =P

QQ Mail and the Google Buzz-like feature

re-visiting QQ mail, and checking out the QQ android client


Metro Newspaper App

Free iPhone app of the free London newspaper. Android version not yet


New book from the author of Liar's Poker

Fans of Liar's Poker should get this book, along with "Mr China" the book

Motion Sensing Google Home Page today

This is supposed to move without clicking if your device has an accelerometer. Can someone try this and report?
Clicking on the google logo bought me to a google search of Jules Verne, the French author of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870) and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) according to wikipedia.

From the official Google Blog, "Today's doodle, celebrating Verne's 183rd birthday, tries to capture that sense of adventure and exploration. Using CSS3 (and with help from our resident tech wizards Marcin Wichary and Kris Hom), the doodle enables anyone to navigate the Nautilus down (nearly) 20,000 leagues with the simple pull of a lever. And for those using devices with built-in accelerometers and the latest versions of Google Chrome or Firefox, it's even simpler—just tilt your device in the direction you want to explore and the Nautilus will follow."

Swiss Embassy Gift

To my Swiss colleague Seb, welcomed but uninvited.

The Chinese are Coming, the TV show

On TV 9pm BBC two tonight.
"Justin Rowlatt investigates the spread of Chinese influence around the planet and asks what the world will be like if China overtakes America as the world's economic superpower."
Description http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ykxg9
Video http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00dxqj5


Farmville around Chinese New Year

New Chinese New Year costume for 15 farmville cash.
After a long haitus, re-visiting farmville revealed that there are suddently 30 farmville cash there (must be farmville version of Chinese New Year red packet). I used 15 to buy a new Chinese New Year costume.


China is protecting Copyrights, seriously

Youku and Xunlei (Thunder) KanKan have new wave of copyright protections in the form of IP blocking any connections outside Greater China region.

New Rabbit Year, New Clothes

No sure about the blue cardigan


Arlene and Steve Rosen

Birthday and Chinese New Year celebration at Golden Dragon in London Chinatown with Jewish mother Arlene and hubby Steve

Fruit Ninja

New iOS game craze. iPad version is better than iPhone version