Saturday, April 30, 2011


Today I had a great phone conversation via Skype with Lisa Bruckner, CEO of Hendricks Park. As a chile-head, Lisa's post, How to correctly pronounce 'wasabi', piqued my interest:

This lovely game has continued into my adult life; most surprisingly with the name of my blog Wasabi Nights. When I first named the blog and mentioned it to people, they didn't understand what I meant. I would raise my eyebrows in surprise and say "Wasabi. It's the green paste you eat with sushi." The response was always the same: "oh, you mean wasabi!"

Confused? I was, until I realized my correct pronunciation was incorrect for American vernacular. Wasabi is correctly pronounced "wa-sa-bee." It's pronounced in an elegantly, quick manner. Wa! Sa! Bi! Americans however pronounce it "wu-saaaw-bee" and heavy on the "wasssup" part. (, May 7, 2009.)

I will definitively use a personal style expert in the future. I am in favor of this kind of service. I have had a hard time going to shops in Sweden due to the overall poor customer service, with a few exceptions, e.g., Acqua Limone and The Fair Tailor. I am missing Eddie Bauer from USA and I look forward to test Lands' End's mail order service in Europe.

Read Sameer Reddy's article, Man Shops Net. A duffel-load of new websites provide shopping-skittish guys with a reason to never leave the house again. I found it via @HendriksPark's tweet.

How do you buy matching clothes? Are you "dressed for success"?

Dressed For Success by Roxette.

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Saturday, April 23, 2011


I decided to change from the Revolution Lifestyle template to Awesome Inc. template by Tina Chen at Google.

Revolution Lifestyle template

Awesome Inc. template

I added the Wall Street image by DNY59 (iStockphoto) to the template. After I had updated the blog with the new template, I used the Soundtracking iPhone application and shared a music moment with a "track" from the soundtracks for the movie, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

I am thinking of adding the Wibiya toolbar and Feedjit traffic feed widget later on.

You could now read EGO blog on your smartphone.

EGO Blog Mobile Template
EGO Blog Mobile Template

I look forward to the new design of the Blogger dashboard!

Have you looked at Blogger lately?

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Friday, April 15, 2011


I want to send a thank-you note to Christer Sjöback of SJC Aurum for buying advertising space on my EGO blog and for sponsoring upcoming EGO podcasting shows!

15% rebate on the Dollar Sign Collection by SJC. The sales campaign is starting on the same date as the release of the Atlas Shrugged movie, part 1. The offer is valid from April 15 to June 30, 2011.

Will you watch the Atlas Shrugged movie (part 1) today?

Read Scott Holleran's post, Movie Review: Atlas Shrugged, Part 1 and Ron Pisaturo's post, Exposition vs. Drama.

Watch live streaming video from ideasmatter at

Ideas Matter: Ayn Rand’s Message to Today’s World.

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