Tag Archives: Amazon.com

going to the movies in China and Hong Kong

Since moving to this part of the world last year, we have been to see two movies: The Hunger Games (in Hong Kong a few weeks ago) and The Avengers (in Shenzhen, tonight!). We noticed that the movie theater experience … Continue reading

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’twas a few days after Christmas

i feel like i’ve really let down my readers (yes, all four of you) by not writing anything about christmas. i mean, this is, like, the most commercial, consumer-driven time of the year, isn’t it? shouldn’t this be my time … Continue reading

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WTF moment of the day: kimchi

this rant may come as being a little hypocritical, because i’ve been known to talk (and even sing) about kimchi a lot. but i have to say, i am quite annoyed by the overuse of “kimchi” in popular culture to describe korean things that have … Continue reading

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someone needs to re-evaluate their meaning map

what?! zappos.com sells beauty products now? and also housewares? is zappos trying to become the next Amazon or something (actually, i’m pretty sure Amazon owns Zappos)? can a retailer known almost exclusively for selling shoes really convince its customers that it … Continue reading

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flash (sale) flood

this morning, i got an invitation to MyHabit.com, which is basically Amazon’s version of flash sales (e.g. Gilt.com and Ruelala.com). i poked around a little bit, and it looks…well,  just like Ruelala and Gilt. they all basically rotate the same … Continue reading

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