Goodness Gracious Me

Monday, 8 December 2008, 17:40 | Category : fashion, lifestyle, society
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Ya ya I’m spilling out the posts today. But this youtube video from the incredibly hilarious comedy show ‘Goodness Gracious Me’ which parodies themes of Indian society in the UK can frequently be associated with Asians in general. As an Asian it’s most likely you’ve heard your mum competing with other mums and relatives about […]

Languages Matter! A UNESCO Competition

Monday, 8 December 2008, 15:57 | Category : design, lifestyle, society
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Design 21 Social Design Network and UNESCO are running a competition to design a poster for the International Mother Language Day, February 21 2009. Languages are essential to the identity of groups and individuals and to their peaceful coexistence. Only if multilingualism is fully accepted can all languages find their place in our globalized world. […]

Bangkok Post Makeover & Thai Weddings

Monday, 8 December 2008, 15:50 | Category : design, lifestyle
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Finally the Bangkok Post website is getting a much needed makeover! http://www.bangkokpost.com/2009 Their old layout is well, old! Lost in the 90s and difficult to navigate. On another note, I was wondering why so many Thai weddings occur around this time. One of the reasons being November and December are the months after vassa (Pali) […]

Environment: More Green!

Monday, 4 February 2008, 14:00 | Category : environment, lifestyle, society
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A very interesting article I read in TIME (Jan 14, 2008 edition) was the increase of miniature parks on rooftops in U.S. cities. According to the article and a BioScience paper, these rooftop parks can reduce heat loss from a building by 50%, reduce air-conditioning costs by 25% and reduce heat retention of 2°C called […]