• QotD: being social

    Posted July 2 by Jack Yan

    QotD: what’s the next big social network?  I sometimes wonder if social is dead. Not everyone wants to share everything.   Yes, I get that people like likes and want that positive hit of validation.   But Facebook and Twitter have jumped the shark, Google Plus never r...

  • QotD: the end of social media?

    Posted April 9 by Jack Yan

    QotD: is there still much point to social media?I wrote the question during the whole Facebook–Cambridge Analytica scandal, and the more I absorb, the more I’m inclined to believe that social media are coming to an end.    Adam Curtis, the documentary-maker and journalist, beli...

  • QotD: type right

    Posted March 16 by Jack Yan

    QotD: have you ever used a typewriter? Yes, and I had used one on and off till a few years ago. I began with Dad’s Underwood 18, a very simple, portable typewriter that we brought over from Hong Kong. I learned to type on it. In the 1980s, with Dad’s business doing well, we bought a...

  • QotD: you’ve got mail

    Posted March 13 by Jack Yan

    QotD: how long have you had your current email address? Twenty-three years. I’ve had my company domain for all that time, and never saw much need to change. It has a few aliases because of my other ventures but they all go to that one main box. Just two weeks ago, someone replied to a mes...

  • QotD: perfect timing

    Posted January 16 by Jack Yan

    QotD: early riser or night owl? I’m a night owl who wants to be an early riser but hasn’t been able to crack it.

  • QotD: A 2018 check-list

    Posted January 7 by Jenny

    QotD: Have you made any New Year’s resolutions?  It's too easy to get overly ambitious with New Year's resolutions, so I try to keep them really vague so that I can feel like I accomplished something at the end of the year.  I try to maintain a healthy level of self-loathing all thr...

  • QotD: A 2018 check-list

    Posted January 2 by Holly Jahangiri

    QotD: Have you made any New Year’s resolutions? I have. I do this every year, and it has paid off well, for the most part - but my commitment to the goals has slipped over the past year or two, and I am resolved to do better this year. After all, what are New Year's Resolutions but a commitme...

  • QotD: presence of presents

    Posted December 30 by Jack Yan

    QotD: what was your favourite gift from the holidays? There are too many to note—obviously Amanda’s comes in at number one because they were the most thought out, but I’ll keep that to myself. Instead, I will note that my cousin Wendy got me the following and gave them to me w...

  • QotD: ’Tis the season

    Posted December 29 by Liv

    QotD: How stressful do the holidays get for you?  I had a small Thanksgivingmas party a week before Christmas. It was stressful, because I had SO much work to get done for the house to be ready for guests. However, half the reason for the party was that I would "scurryfunge" (an old english wo...

  • QotD: Unrequited

    Posted 1 year ago by Liv

    QotD: Have you ever talked yourself out of something you deep down really wanted to do? 

  • QotD: laughter, the best medicine

    Posted 1 year ago by Jack Yan

    QotD: when did you last laugh until it hurt? And, what was the reason?Probably seven years ago, watching Matiaha Paku’s stand-up routine at a bar in Cuba Street. I taught Matiaha design many years before that. It was the funniest routine I have ever seen. Shame he’s not doing stand-up an...

  • QotD: Home is where the heart is

    Posted 1 year ago by paikea

    I love living in an apartment, but I think I would also like a garden...I have zero green thumb, but I keep accumulating plants. Here in Germany, we don't have to chose tho. Often, people have garden space in a communal garden arena. They have little mini-cabins and hang out in their garden. It's su...

  • QotD: Life is Learning

    Posted 1 year ago by Suni

    QotD: You are learning something new. What is it?  How to rest in the Lord more effectively. God has been really teaching me what true patience and rest are all about recently. He wants me to learn how to be BELOVED by God and rest in His presence.

  • QotD: magazine tycoon

    Posted 1 year ago by Jack Yan

    QotD: if you were to have your own magazine, what would the title be?  This could be a trick question … I do have my own magazine and it’s called Lucire. The name came about when my friend Sylvie and I were hanging in her office in early 1997. She suggested it, and I said, ‘...

  • QotD: Life Story

    Posted 1 year ago by Suni

    QotD: The name of your autobiography is...?  Dangerous Lovely, A story about a girl in first and third person. I wrote in and out of my own body ... you have to read it to see what I mean. Check it out... click the pic  

  • QotD: nice v. nasty

    Posted 1 year ago by Jack Yan

    QotD: what’s the nicest thing you’ve had to say about someone you didn’t like?  Sometimes, you don’t need to say anything directly. Here’s me commenting on an establishment politician, the Rt Hon Winston Peters, after he made a racist joke. (If Blogcozy doesn&rsquo...

  • QotD: Denial is no River

    Posted 1 year ago by Suni

    QotD: Are you in denial about something? If so, what?  If I had something to be in denial about and admitted it, then I am not in denial... hmmm.