Sidelines

Ongoing Side Projects I run...

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Aug 2007
Visible Chinese

Visible Chinese

A Guide to Achievers in the UK's Chinese Culture

Visible Chinese is an online guide of people with an aim to become an authoritative, independent listing of achievers within the UK's Chinese Culture.

This project was conceived in order to help raise the profile of the Chinese community, whilst also strengthening the presence of the Chinese Culture in the UK. To date, there are over one hundred and thirty profiles included.

A Directory of People

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Expression Engine
Dec 2006
OneInchPunch

OneInchPunch

East Asian Pop Culture

OneInchPunch is a website that shares links to and promotes East Asian Pop Culture. It's by far my most successful sideline project in terms of audience, recording over 160k page views per month and bringing in a healthy return from advertising.

A new post was added daily (since December 2006) and since I'm genuinely passionate about East Asia, I had great fun running this site. However, after about 7 years, I've been unable to update it as often, as life simply moved on.

Link site

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Aug 2010
Dim Sum Pop

Dim Sum Pop

Home for Fanatics of Little Pieces of Heart

Dim Sum Pop arouse out of a curious idea to turn dim sum into one inch button badges. Most likely influenced by the culture and cuisine (and mind-numbing tropical heat!) of Hong Kong (Having spent over 16 months living there).

Online Store

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Expression Engine
Jan 2009
MangoVine

MangoVine

New Adventures in East Asia

In February 2009, I moved to my family home in Hong Kong to spend 16 months exploring East Asia. MangoVine was effectively a window to my experiences during this time, enabling me to share my observations and new found knowledge as well as selected photographs and video.

Since returning to the UK in May 2010, I haven't had any relevant updates to make to the site, but I like to keep it "open" for future experiences.

Travel Blog

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Expression Engine



Retired Sidelines:

 
Aug 2008
BC Project

The BC Project website

The Integration of British Chinese into Politics

The BC Project is a non-partisan, voluntarily run organisation that seeks to elevate the presence of the UK Chinese community in the British political arena.

I was involved as a committee member since March 2007 and as a Board Director from July 2010 after it formalised as a limited company, until February 2011.

Naturally, I took responsibility for branding, web and digital communications.

Non-Profit Organisation Web Presence

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Aug 2007
Filoflow

Filoflow

Thoughts for Designers & Entrepreneurs

Filoflow acts as my depository for articles I've written that reflect on design and business issues encountered since my career began in 1998.

During consultancy with clients, I'd often find myself being asked the same questions for advice in relation to these issues. I thought I'd write up some of my responses and so Filoflow was born.

Professional Blog

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Nov 2007
Visual Streak

Visual Streak

Popular Visual Culture

Visual Streak was my digital scrapbook for visual content I've come across online that inspires and informs. However, this has since been superseded by my Miniblog section on this website.

Link site

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