• seoulwest
    13
    Sep

    Caution: West Side of Seoul Station is Ghetto as Hell

    For almost all my traveling nowadays I use Airbnb. This works well especially in Asia, where you can find access to a spacious room in a good location, at a fairly low cost. In most cities in Asia except Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, and all of Myanmar, you can spend under $50 usd a night […]

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  • regusseoul
    12
    Sep

    Hurricane Threat Over, Markets Rip

    I’m sitting here in the Regus offices at Seoul Center 1 and I can tell you this is the nicest Regus office I’ve seen yet. One of the benefits of being a Regus member is they give you access to offices and boardrooms all over the world that you can use at your own discretion, […]

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  • bitcoin-miners
    09
    Sep

    The Lunacy that is Bitcoin

    It pains me to hear stories of somewhat successful bankers leaving their respectable posts to engage in this fuckery known as cryptocurrencies. Just the other day, I learned that a friend in Tokyo had quit his job at Nomura, and watched in horror the next day as he littered his social media with all kinds of […]

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  • at&t
    09
    Sep

    Long AT&T

    Bought some T today in the company account @ $35.35 and $35.19. I don’t expect much upside in the stock price, but it pays a nice 5.5% divvy which I am more than happy to sit on. The theme here is to buy high yielding stable mega caps at the low end of their consolidating […]

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  • oilrig
    07
    Sep

    Random Thoughts on Commodities

    The world has been hit with a sundry of cataclysmic activity over the past few weeks. Hong Kong hit with 2 major typhoons in a month, shutting down the stock exchange briefly, Southeastern US getting ripped apart by a multitude of cat 5 hurricanes, and of course, North Korea and their hydrogen bombs. Death and […]

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  • yurukyara
    05
    Sep

    My Partner, The Japanese Mascot – part 1

    It was summer of 2015 and I was in Japan drunk off the eccentric business lifestyle and loving every minute of it. At that time, I had a consulting practice and a bar in Hokkaido, a spa salon in Fukuoka, and was in talks to set up another company in Tokyo, requiring me to be in […]

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  • Shanghai Stock Exchange
    31
    Aug

    Closing Out a Bad Month

    Securities trading has been a major part of my life for the better part of the past 10 years. At times, it has been my sole bread and butter, helping me fund some crazy investments, ideas, projects, and adventures. The downside is the roller-coaster ride of emotions that comes with money, as one’s performance, like anything […]

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  • 170829104201-korea-missile-launch-tv-t1-exlarge-169
    30
    Aug

    Heading to Japan and Korea Amidst ‘Fire and Fury’

    I’m scheduled to go to Korea and Japan in a week. If North Korea continues at this pace, launching 4 missiles in 4 days, we should be at an all-out war by then. Northern Japan has been on lock-down since the missile launch yesterday, as its citizens are being told to hide out in bomb shelters […]

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  • laos
    29
    Aug

    Daylight Robbery

    I like to believe that people are generally good, and find more pleasure in helping others than doing harm. For the most part, I think that mindset holds true. I have seen more people go out of their way to comfort strangers than slap them in the face without reason. Experience in business, however, will […]

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  • Bangkok-Protests-Asoke-3
    25
    Aug

    Recalling The 2014 Protests in Bangkok

    I had just finished my gig at the financial services company, where my then-boss and mentor had relocated to Vietnam to pursue her dreams of world domination. My stock market investments were doing well, life was good, and I was looking for opportunities to invest in Thailand. Then the protesting began. The initial rallies were […]

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