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Sunday, February 28, 2010

21/28-2-2010 讀報 (Wk 9)

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New issue of Foreign Affairs Capsule Reviews is out now.

I watched 音樂人生 KJ today. I am amazed that he looks 80% like me...

東京TOKYO 2010-02-27 信報財經新聞 P35, 文化
音響就是硬道理區子旋 2010-02-25 壹週刊 S014-016, NEXT 3.0, IHEARU
棄高職創業 廣告傘專攻大企 2010-02-24 香港經濟日報 A29, Executive & Market, Career, 黃嘉敏
「強化鼻」嗅出早期癌症 2010-02-22 蘋果日報 A18, 環球Pop-up
《歲月神偷》喚起奮鬥心 2010-02-23 頭條日報 P20, 港聞, 中環High Tea, 黃麗君
芬蘭 雪國神話 發達凈土 2010-02-28 大公報 B10, 寰球特寫

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Read!

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New: (12/13/14/15/16/17/18/19th in 2010, 462th since 2005)
The Penguin Dictionary of Jokes
Fred Metcalf (Author) / Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd (November 26, 2009)
The Big Trip
George Dunford (Author) / Publisher: Lonely Planet; 1st edition (November 1, 2008)
Traditions & Encounters: A Brief Global History
Jerry Bentley (Author), Herbert Ziegler (Author), Heather Streets Salter (Author) / Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 1 edition (September 29, 2006)
The History of Europe (Facts on File Library of World History) (Hardcover)
John Stevenson (Editor) / Publisher: Facts on File (November 2002)
世界篇-不可不知的文史知识
作 者: 张振鹏主编 / 出 版 社: 青岛出版社 本社特价书 / 出版日期: 2010-1-1
图说世界绘画(图说世界文化)
作者:燕泥 编著 / 出版社:吉林人民出版社 出版日期:2009年10月
遊遍歐洲
作者:遠鑑文化編輯部 / 出版社:人類智庫 / 出版日期:2008年11月30日
The Official Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide, 2007 Edition
Alan Greenwood (Author), Gil Hembree (Author) / Publisher: Vintage Guitar Books; 1 edition (October 1, 2006)

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Random thought...

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Goluckryan is such a reader that even I am not his level.

HK population statistic map from Census and Statistics Dept is a easy and convenience demographic analysis.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

FT on week 9

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Fidelity fires two Hong Kong managers
By Robert Cookson in Hong Kong and Kate Burgess in London / Published: February 24 2010 14:09

Industry sources believe that the two managers – Kevin Chang and Wilson Wong – had been operating personal trading accounts in violation of company policy. Fidelity declined to confirm or deny this.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

More amazing...

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I read 643 and write 169 emails today, but still have 21 unread at 9:23pm. My dear director still say that my efficiency is still not enough...

I am reading through The Second Word by Parag Khanna the second time.

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pretty amazing...

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5 more books to go before I finish 300 since 2005.

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

17/20-2-2010 讀報 (Wk 8)

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高登嘆瀏覽多利潤少 2010-02-20 明報 A12, 港聞
Baby Kingdom本地社群網突圍戰 2010-02-20 蘋果日報 B08, 金錢要理, 科技網絡
永遠的政務官: 俞宗怡 2010-02-19 信報財經新聞 P12, 時事評論, 大班人語, 鄭經翰
牛津格言 2010-02-19 信報財經新聞 P38, 副刊專欄, 商思話, 程逸
○九生意回顧絕地反擊 2010-02-18 壹週刊 A054-060, 財經, 壹盤生意
AA 深圳執笠的啟示 2010-02-18 明報 D05, 副刊時代, 七齣好戲, Clara Chan
教你做基金經理 入行須熟知金融歷史及各國財金準則 貪婪者不適合 2010-02-17 文匯報 B04, 理財通勝, 《星級基金經理系列》
給Leona的五本書 2010-02-18 壹週刊 A066, 財經, 第壹流, 蔡東豪
另類金錢遊戲 2010-02-17 信報財經新聞 P33, 副刊, 城市專題, 林思華

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Read!

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Finished: (9th in 2010, 295th in total since 2005)
The Armchair Diplomat on Europe: The Ultimate Slackers' Guide to Our Continental Cousins
Melissa Rossi / Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd (August 4, 2005)

This brick need me 10 straight days to finish, but worth it. It provide a brief introduction to EU-25, namely, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Without Bulgaria and Romania, as this book published in 2006.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Week 8 in FT

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Chinese in big purge of US Treasuries
By Alan Rappeport in Washington / Published: February 17 2010 02:00

China sold $34.2bn in Treasury securities during the month, the US Treasury said yesterday, making Japan the biggest holder of US government debt, with $768.8bn (€559bn, £487bn). China had overtaken Japan in September 2008.

The figures come as the White House seeks ways to cut the record US deficit, projected to be $1,560bn in 2010, or 10.6 per cent of gross domestic product.


Salmon prices leap as fish disease outbreak devastates Chile's supply
By Anjli Raval / Published: February 18 2010 02:00

"Chile, which was the second- biggest producer of salmon, has seen its output plunge more than 75 per cent in two years," said Aslak Berge at First Securities in Norway. "During peak production in 2008, Chile sold 403,000 tonnes, but we forecast a sales estimate of 90,000 tonnes this year."

Norway, the world's biggest producer of salmon, has had to pick up the slack. In 2008 it accounted for about half of the global volume - 1.5m tonnes - of Atlantic salmon. This is expected to rise to close to 70 per cent in 2010. Canada and the UK, which collectively account for about 20 per cent of the market, are also expected to see their shares expand.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

7/16-2-2010 讀報 (Wk 7)

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專訪:Plurk(噗浪)創辦人雲惟彬 2010-02-14 亞洲週刊 P31, 封面專題, 張殿文
自薦股票研究報告受青睞 29歲才女獲邀與股神晚餐 2010-02-13 明報 A23, 國際
強姦罪成蜥蜴仔墮落之路 2010-02-11 壹週刊 A042-044, 時事, 壹號頭條
中學創業教育被指反效果 學院追蹤研究 揭參加活動後年輕人不想做老闆 2010-02-10 文匯報 A21, 文匯教育新聞透視眼
港大學生會選舉發現假票 評議會今商討是否重選暫未報警 2010-02-07 蘋果日報 A06, 港聞

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Miscellaneous

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Finished: (7/8th in 2010, 293/294th in total since 2005)
香港大圖解
伍永樑 / 共和媒體 / 2009 - 1 - 30
The Gift of Dyslexia: Why Some of the Smartest People Can't Read... and How They Can Learn
Ronald D. Davis (Author), Eldon M. Braun (Author) / Publisher: Perigee Trade (March 1, 1997)

New: (8/9/10/11th in 2010, 454th since 2005)
The Gift of Dyslexia: Why Some of the Smartest People Can't Read... and How They Can Learn
Ronald D. Davis (Author), Eldon M. Braun (Author) / Publisher: Perigee Trade (March 1, 1997)
The Armchair Diplomat on Europe: The Ultimate Slackers' Guide to Our Continental Cousins
Melissa Rossi / Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd (August 4, 2005)
Learn To Play The Guitar
PHIL CAPONE / Publisher: Chartwell Books, Inc. (August 19, 2009)
100 Killer Licks And Chops For Rock Guitar
PHIL CAPONE / Publisher: Chartwell Books, Inc.; Spi Har/Co edition (March 27, 2009)

Kuraki Mai is my consolation. She is with me every night while I am working late at work!

My holiday is starting today and end by 22 Feb(Mon). What should I do with my time? Probably books, Jazz, friends and Guitar.

I have bought Lenovo Q110 at HK$2600 and going to buy HDMI LCD tomorrow.

Subscripting both hard copy and online FT seems crazy, but I did it again!

Why spending at this economy? My bonus release today!

This one is always touching.

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Monday, February 08, 2010

Week 7 in FT

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The woman helping to build the new China
By Lifen Zhang / Published: February 7 2010 23:02

The CV for Zhang Xin SOHO:

Education
Attended seven elementary schools in China. Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Sussex University. Master of Arts in Development Economics, Cambridge University.

Career
Labourer at a garment factory and electronics plant in Hong Kong from age 14. Analyst at Goldman Sachs and Travelers Group respectively in 1993-95. Returned to Beijing to start Soho China with husband Pan Shiyi in 1995.


A European computer visionary
By Richard Milne / Published: February 9 2010 22:13

He recalls that, naively, they expect ed to break even within six months – in fact, it took more than three years. “In the first three to four years you are close to bankruptcy all the time. For one reason or other, [a new] order would always arrive,” he says.

How Toyota engineered its own downfall
By David Pilling / Published: February 10 2010 20:29

Weirdly, Akio Toyoda, scion of the Toyota family, summed it up rather well. “Believe me, Toyota’s car is safety,” the chief executive of Japan’s most iconic company said. “But we will try to increase our product better.”

Private bank chiefs scramble to exploit Asia's growth potential
By Sundeep Tucker and Robert Cookson in Hong Kong / Published: February 12 2010 02:00

The Asia-Pacific region has more than 2.4m dollar millionaires with combined wealth of $7,400bn, according to the latest data from Merrill Lynch and Capgemini. The region is forecast to overtake North America as the world's largest pool of wealth by 2013.

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Saturday, February 06, 2010

31/6-1/2-2009/10 讀報 (Wk 6)

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Finished: (6th in 2010, 292th in total since 2005)
Guitar (Eyewitness Companions)
Richard Chapman / Publisher: DK ADULT (April 4, 2005)

New: (6/7th in 2010, 449/450th since 2005)
Finished: (7th in 2010, 293th in total since 2005)
Jazz It Up!──最easy的漫畫爵士樂入門
作者:南武成 / 出版社:時報出版 / 出版日期:2006年08月03日
Rock Guitar Deck
al Leonard Corp / Publisher: Music Sales America (September 1, 2003)

Timeliness: Source from history from British Library is super!

I have assigned new responsibilities... I need to take care over US$50mn business from now on...

偷窺客人的秘密 2010-02-06 信報財經新聞 P20, 理財投資
熟國情+有蹺 「喜羊羊」創奇迹 2010-02-05 香港經濟日報 A18, 中國內需, 內視鏡, 陸沖
日本怪發明 廢紙變廁紙 2010-02-03 文匯報 A19, 國際新聞
麥當勞在俄擺脫食材生產專注開新店 2010-02-03 信報財經新聞 P18, 國際
Data.gov.uk 提高政府透明度 2010-02-02 信報財經新聞 P38, 科技, 網遊3.0, 魏木良
八十後動物農莊 2010-02-01 茶杯雜誌 P068-069, 陶傑
改名恒生管理學院推四學位課程恒商部署升格大學 2010-02-01 蘋果日報 A04, 要聞
隔牆有耳:港大學生會又有是非 2010-02-02 蘋果日報 A17, 專欄專論, 隔牆有耳, 李八方
做人,不做神 2010-02-04 壹週刊 A110, 財經, 第壹流, 蔡東豪
瀋陽發現14 億噸大油田 2010-02-06 大公報 A14, 中國新聞

This is a rich world. Congratulation to Alberto Glacometti, your walking man 1 worth US$104.3mn at 3 Feb 2010! Even higher than Picasso's.


Funny: A man is so surprised by the fact that Kappa Zushi is selling sushi at 90 yen a plate that he fails to notice a group of space aliens:

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Thursday, February 04, 2010

Funny!

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Oops... Macquire banker watch porns live on TV! (See 1min 11sec)
Remember to see how he discovered he is on live at the end!

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Monday, February 01, 2010

Week 6 in FT

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How Guantánamo could rescue Iceland
By David Hale / Published: January 31 2010 20:00

McDonald’s has closed its three restaurants on the Iceland because of the high cost of importing food supplies.

Korea pension fund widens its horizons
By Christian Oliver in Seoul / Published: February 1 2010 22:15

Although the NPS is already the world’s fifth- biggest pension fund, only $24bn of its $240bn portfolio is invested abroad.

Amazon bows to Macmillan over e-books
By Tim Bradshaw in London, David Gelles in San Francisco and Kenneth Li in New York / Published: February 1 2010 13:28

Instead, Macmillan will start selling e-books using the “agency model”, which is already used by most bookstores and is now backed by Apple with its iPad device. In this model, the publisher sets the price and keeps 70 per cent of the revenue, while the retailer keeps 30 per cent.

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