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The One With The SCMP App On iPad

The One With The SCMP App on iPad

I seldom blog about work, but the latest digital initiative that is sweeping my company is just too exciting not to be mentioned about.

SCMP is now the first Asian English newspaper with a dedicated iPad app. This digital initiative was put into motion some two months ago, and I personally saw how it evolved from being a concept to the actual thing hitting the iTunes store today, the same day when iPad arrives in Hong Kong market.

Needless to say, it was a breathtaking exercise… in all manners of the word. The rush, the adrenaline, the pressure were the very air we breathe for a good many weeks. It was a miracle that we manage to hit the market running with an approved ad and a Hong Kong-wide marketing blitz.

Personally I wasn’t involved in this project, but as part of the digital team here I can see how this launch herald a new beginning for SCMP. While print is always here to stay, digital will shape the future of news everywhere.

This launch has put SCMP ahead of the pack. There are lots more work to be done to ensure we remain the leader in this field, but I am confident. We might be a legend from the era of newspaper, but we will also be a force of the digital future.

The One With How To Throw A Fabulous Party

This Charming Manâ„¢ is all about great parties and fabulous gatherings of friends and foes alike. Give him any reason – a birthday, a promotion, a festival, a divorce – he will find it worthy enough to get a party going.

More often than not, a gathering of This Charming Manâ„¢’s doing is but fabulous, to varying degree. But fabulous nonetheless. Here are his secrets, in order of decreasing importance.


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The One With The Cow’s Opinion

The One With The Cow's Opinion

“It’s a like a moo point… a cow’s opinion. It doesn’t matter”

Have you felt like a cow recently? I certainly do.

The One With The Amazing Birthday Weekend

My birthday cake

To say that my 31st birthday has been uneventful would be an understatement.

Contrary to previous years, of which I celebrated my birthdays with much fanfare, this year has been a departure from tradition. No big parties, no draft beer (on the tap!), no long guest list, no puking, no loud music.

But it was certainly a birthday to remember.

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The One With My Very Own First Failbooking

The One With My Very Own First Failbooking

My very own first failbooking. By the way, Elvis is a cat.

Don’t you ever laugh-out-loud while reading the news feed in your Facebook?

The One With Japan In World Cup & Twitter Fail Whale

The One With Japan In World Club & Twitter Fail Whale

“Nearly 8 million tweets a day are written by Japanese, or about 12 percent of the global total, according to Twitter. Data from Tweet Sentiments, a web site that analyzes tweets, show Japanese are sometimes tweeting more frequently than Americans.”

Now you know why whenever Japan soccer team has the ball, you get the fail whale.

Hat tips to Thomas Crampton.

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