Asia | Dominik Mayer – Products, Asia, Productivity

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime  

Shanghai is clearly missing here.

Kim Jong Un Flying Planes

For Kim Jong Il’s son, looking at things is not enough.

Chinese Mobile App UI Trends  

Dan Grover does a good job of summing up what’s going on with Chinese mobile apps these days.

Why So Many Koreans Are Called Kim  

Koreans all have the same name because their ancestors wanted to be part of the royal bloodline.

Origins of the V-Sign  

Stephanie Burnett tries to find the origins of the omnipresent V-sign.

Go Live in China  

“Everyone should live In China at least once”, writes Andrea Xu:

And when you return to the States, or wherever you are from, you’re going to be a different person. You will have stories. Stories of rickshaw drivers, of baijiu, of tonal mishaps, of being ripped off, of babies defecating on the street, of those euphoric moments where living in China for this brief period was worth it. You won’t regret it.

Everyone should live in China at least once.

I couldn’t agree more.

Japanese Elisabeth

I like to listen to the Japanese version of “Elisabeth” (without understanding a single word). This video gives a great overview over the best songs.

Check out this playlist if you want to listen to more.

Japanese Car Names

That’s how to pronounce them.

Chinese, on the Inside  

New York Times:

Catie and Kimberly were adopted from China by a couple from Maine, who attempt to pass on a culture they’ve never known firsthand.


Nick and Mia meets [sic] for the first time. They know nothing about each other and seem to know everything about everyone else. But sometimes the less you know, the better…

I love Korean movies.