Consuming Media.

Today, i am mixing culturally rich media that pings what digital society looks like, while crossing the pedestrian crossing at Somerset, to get some the-Thursday-before-May-day coffee.

1) Social Physics by HBR – Harvard Business Review analytics was

2) Startup Sleepio wins. (No more insomniacs!) – A Wired UK win against insomnia by Peter Hames.

3) Monocle 24, played via Mixcloud. – Andrew Tuck & Robert Bound reviews positions on the Kama Sutra, & a mental juggle on gems.

4) Skyscanner pods about love, all the way round the world. The four  podcasters have a funny chat-about on their holiday romance.

5) My Medium post on the 7 different platforms we can reach out with. I guess this sums up on the how, more than the why, we reach out – and converse, and reach out with all the chat-about applications.

Have a great week, and become what you are – determining it as you go along,  (or if you have it pre-determined, great wonders!) and be one with everyone else, having a go with an adventure called Life, during their given lifetimes, and having the say-so and the ten-minute contribute towards the global accrue to a collective thing we call Culture.

#Hashtag #Smashing #Culture

The evening post.

The Monocle Weekly – Edition 251 by M24: The Monocle Weekly on Mixcloud

Sometime ago, there’d be a ritual of reading papers in the morning with coffee, write a menu for lunch, and planning / cooking a dinner for the evening. When all that’s been reduced by a stroke of fire, or technology replaces the paper with tablets, and the menu recipe book with a blog, the evening empties into a listening to a podcast or a video of sorts – where we get tuned in and streamed into a play of occupation and standby-fixed interactions with your deejays or podcast-jocks to understate the back and frothing of discussion and opinions. Like a tennis match for your ears, only the love scores, and stays in-bound.

Poster Children for Easter: Love, Peace & the Revolutionary Food Trip.

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Love, Peace & Ice Cream?

Think the real exacting memory of receiving this via email – while i was on a “time-out, think about” visit to folks in Canada in 2010 was marked by: What am i doing all the way here?

And this exact thought appears at Easter, 4 years later.

Think the real amount of work in between happens not in figuring out what had happened, tracing and placing blame where it’s due. But possibly in the positive: placing credit where it’s due. The real credit goes to the War veterans, of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

As this is written on A Black Saturday, the sturdy aim is to be able to renew, replenish, and understand what had gone on in one’s (half-year, but since last Easter), review the climb to that goal that you placed before you, when you last saw yourself. I have precisely 5 hours to Easter and this is all i came up with – in the fray, and in the assault of poverty – of time, of companionship, of real intimacy and sincerity of people. Whatever has happened in the past that has become a huge thorn on the side, has now (just like Jesus’ wound on the cross) borne the requisite water that we thirst of.

When things get really complicated, and we don’t have people to venture out with – in any real area of life, there is always something to look back to, and find that it replenishes us: whether it’s a relationship that’s always a Life Line (grandmothers, friends, baristas, dj’s) whose life and friendship mattered and made its requisite impact, there will always be something to look back upon in times of what Christ experienced in the desert.

My real wish this Easter is for no one to experience “this”, in its entirety, but also that it may turn into real Water for whoever does. And that you are bestowed upon the grace and life that allows you to process, understand & remember that Christ never wishes you to bear that Cross alone.

May the Love and suffering of Christ bring you light, and love, and peace.
Happy Easter Everyone! 🙂

Philippines: The Top 12 Beaches

One of these islands actually is my office. 😉

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I have always loved rankings of world beaches but when no Philippine beach appears on the lists, I would surely get disheartened. How could someone produce the list of the top 10 beaches in the world when in fact they have not seen all! They could have just came up with the title, “The best beaches we have seen so far!” Sometimes, you cannot fathom why a beach in filthy Kho Phangan in Thailand is ranked higher than the immaculate beach in Playa del Carmen in Mexico. CNN produced a list of the world’s 50 best beaches and it created overwhelming disapproval when beaches in the Greek Islands, in Bermuda and in the Philippines’ Palawan were missed out. Also, Yahoo Travel featured an article ranking the Philippines’ best beaches and I thought it was not so properly done, placing El Nido at the top without even singling out any of…

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Fon Launches Gramofon, A Router With Facebook And Spotify Built-In

This is so awesome cool, i think i don’t mind this at all – streaming/ playlist and mode of intellectually stimulating platform of a device-stray.

TechCrunch

Today, crowd-sourced Wifi network operator Fon launches its rumoured new product, the Gramofon. But unusually for a large tech company with healthy revenues, it’s launched the product with 30-day crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter at a discounted price, starting at $30.

This device offers simple Fon-like Wi-Fi sharing functionality after you log in via Facebook, an audio out to speakers (no internal speaker) and an in-built Spotify app. What is it? Well, it’s rumored the social music router they’ve been building and Martin Varsavsky, founder and CEO of Fon, thinks its going to be a game-changer both in the market and for the company, which also happens to be the world’s biggest wifi network.

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He says they started by building prototypes out of open source hardware and open source software like the Raspberry Pi, with a small team in New York. They’ve now locked their first production run for 6,500 units…

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