Thursday, 17 April 2014

Ratatouille is coming to Disneyland Paris 10 July 2014

I am coming to Paris Disneyland! Look out for my new ride ;) You can get all the gossip here... Watch this Youtube video.

Love, Ratatouille ;)

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

China's Top Social Media Networks

Never fear, dear readers, I am still here! And I am back. :)

Boy have times changed.. when I first started this blog there were no smartphones, no ipads, no Whatsapp, no Pinterest, no Instagram and Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter were used by only a few and now look at us!

Did you know that the top social media networks are not all American? Many of them are Chinese. It's just that we've never heard about them because they are all in Chinese and we don't use them!

Weixin (WeChat) has almost as many users as Whatsapp and Qzone has about half as many users as Facebook.

Here's an interesting article in the Business Insider that discusses these new media.

  • Facebook (1.15 billion monthly active users (MAUs))
  • YouTube (1 billion MAUs)
  • Qzone (712 million total users)
  • Sina Weibo (500 million total users)
  • WhatsApp (350 million MAUs)
  • Google+ (327 million MAUs)
  • Tumblr (300 million MAUs)
  • LINE (275 million total active users)
  • Twitter (240 million MAUs)
  • WeChat (236 million MAUs)
  • Tencent Weibo (220 MAUs)
  • LinkedIn (184 MAUs)

  • and here's an interesting graphic from TechInAsia

    Interesting, huh?

    Tuesday, 25 October 2011

    Calligraphy writing tricycle machine

    How cool is this!
    Some guy invented a tricycle that works in a similar fashion to those old Chinese men writing calligraphy with just water in large public parks, ...

    Just Because: Tricycle Calligraphy 水书法器 from Jonah Kessel on Vimeo.

    Tuesday, 22 February 2011

    The Economist Intelligence Unit Most Liveable cities 2011

    The Economist Intelligence Unit survey ranks cities based on 30 factors such as healthcare, culture and environment, and education and personal safety.

    Following is a list of the top most liveable cities as ranked by The Economist Intelligence Unit (of 140 world cities):

    1. Vancouver, Canada

    2. Melbourne, Australia

    3. Vienna, Austria

    4. Toronto, Canada

    5. Calgary, Canada

    6. Helsinki, Finland

    7. Sydney, Australia

    8. (equal) Perth, Australia

    8. (equal) Adelaide, Australia

    10. Auckland, New Zealand

    12. (equal) Osaka, Japan

    12. (equal) Geneva, Switzerland

    16. Paris, France

    18. Tokyo, Japan

    29. Pittsburgh, USA

    30. Honolulu, USA

    31. Hong Kong, China

    44. Los Angeles, USA

    53. London, UK

    56. New York City, USA

    72. Beijing, China

    (I couldn't find the ranking for Shanghai)

    "Mid-sized cities in developed countries with relatively low population densities tend to score well by having all the cultural and infrastructural benefits on offer with fewer problems related to crime or congestion," said Jon Copestake, editor of the report, in a statement.

    Bottom 10:

    1. Harare, Zimbabwe

    2. Dhaka , Bangladesh

    3. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

    4. Lagos, Nigeria

    5. Algiers , Algeria

    6. Karachi, Pakistan

    7. Douala, Cameroon

    8. Tehran, Iran

    9. Dakar, Senegal

    10. Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Monday, 29 November 2010

    Louis Vuitton city guides Toledo Shanghai

    Shanghai features in Louis Vuitton series of city guides by Cuban-born artist Ruben Toledo, as the French fashion house release a 100 postcard set. The images by Toledo have been part of an ongoing series of commissioned work for the Louis Vuitton City Guide dating back to 1998. Each postcard captures the essence of each city as it focuses on iconic elements of each city. The Ruben Toledo 100 Postcards For Louis Vuitton Cityguide is available at Louis Vuitton stores.

    Link here and here with more info and pics.