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Thursday, 18 December, 2008

Content Political integration group, the British Chinese Project, of which I am an executive, held their Christmas party at the House of Commons on the 16th December. As Christmas parties go, it was less santa suits and sequins and more business suits and speeches.

But that's ok. Positive, ground breaking developments aren't always expected, although they are welcome and the BC Project's aims in integrating more British Chinese people into politics is still very much an ongoing, continual and long term aim.

Events like the Christmas party, generously sponsored by Christine Lee & Co, keep the campaign fresh in the forefront of people's minds, both in the Chinese communty and in the Government's political offices.

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East Asian Culture. Events.

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Friday, 14 November, 2008

Content Yesterday, I attended the "VIP" launch of the INQ1 - touted to be the most advanced social networking phone in the world. The thing is, I didn't know this until I got there.

Like the 7th Syndikate scenario, I was contacted via this website as apparently, my blog "covers a lot of relevant themes - examining social media, design, urban living etc."

INQ

I'm not totally sure about that - I cover what I like really(!), but I can't complain when there is free food and drink and potentially something exciting on offer.

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Friday, 07 November, 2008

Content I took a quick detour over the weekend to the independent Handmade and Bound event at Euston, which is the Affordable Book & Zine Fair. Held at the St Aloysius Social Club, the collection of cloth-covered tables and varied display of handmade notebooks, comics and artworks gave it quite a homely, indie feel. It probably helped that the space was packed out and sweaty in contrast to the outside wet, cold and gloomy location just off Eversholt Road.

Katie

It's been awhile since I came to an event like this, with probably the last time being way over two decades ago at some comic convention when I was still getting pocket money. Some of the stuff I saw was really nice, but unfortunately, alot of it didn't appeal to me or make me want to buy.

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Events. Living in London.

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Wednesday, 22 October, 2008

Content A couple of months ago, I started receiving some bizarre and cryptic emails from a certain Agent Curtis relating to the 7th Syndikate. I'll cut straight to the point since the cover is now blown - the 7thsyndikate ended up being a private view on the 24th September, of the Cold War Modern at the V&A.

7th Syndikate

However, I thought this campaign which seemed to be aimed at London bloggers, deserved a special mention because the emails that I got were very close to being spam-like and therefore deleted but were referring to content that I had written, in a meaningful way. This totally caught my eye and interest, and like-wise to a whole host of other bloggers.

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Events. Living in London.

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Friday, 17 October, 2008

Content I passed through Shoreditch today, which, seeing as I used to have an office here for almost 10 years was just a little nostalgic, if only for wanting to go for another pasta at Franco's on Rivington Street.

Didn't really miss the place, although it does have a sense of energy, if you interpret this as the constant disappearance and emergence of new stores and spaces. But Shoreditch does have an "arty style" in contrast to Croydon, which is hmm, where I spend most of my days at the moment.

However, thanks to a friend's insistence of visiting the "Mail Order Monsters" exhibition at the Max Wigram Gallery in Redchurch Street, I have renewed hope in the area. Particularly if the credit crunch drives out the money men from nearby City and the ditch becomes edgy again.

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Events. Living in London.

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