This is Mr Jam's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Mr Jam's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Mr Jam
Nury Vittachi is an author and journalist based in Hong Kong, and has written many books and articles, under his own name and as "Mr Jam", "Lai See", "The Spice Trader" and so on.
Recent Activity
Image
Plus: proof of the existence of parallel dimensions LIFE IS BECOMING seriously weird. I’m staying home with the windows shut. Consider this. ALL PILOTS KNOW that one of the riskiest parts of a flight is take-off, since that is when... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Curious Diary of Mr Jam
Image
A thought on celebrity culture AS I WRITE THIS, TV, radio and the internet are filled with the “tragic news" that celebrity Peaches Geldof, known for her drug-fuelled life, has died, leaving her children motherless. Media people are busy interviewing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at The Curious Diary of Mr Jam
Image
And my personal experience of one of them A FEW DAYS AGO, music lovers in Texas paid US$16,200 to rock singer Ted Nugent NOT to sing at their local festival. Perhaps if everyone in the world chips in, we can... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at The Curious Diary of Mr Jam
Image
A surprise return for Mr Wong HE’S BACK. After a mysterious six-year disappearance, The Feng Shui Detective has re-emerged. I just got my advance copies. It’ll be in the shops soon. But has CF Wong really come back? Kind of.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at The Curious Diary of Mr Jam
Image
They are here to mark 10 years since the Far Eastern Economic Review died ASIA’S MOST VENERABLE JOURNALISTS are jetting into Hong Kong from around the globe this week. The region’s top scribes will be marking the 10th anniversary of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at The Curious Diary of Mr Jam
Image
At last we're getting some appreciation THESE DAYS, people overthink every decision they make. To compensate, more people need to underthink their decisions. Luckily, many people, including this writer, have been doing this automatically for years. Like the man who... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at The Curious Diary of Mr Jam
Image
A reader found a piece about this writer in his local newspaper *** SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST 23 March 2014 Nury Vittachi’s successful career as a writer was influenced by his years studying at an experimental school, writes John Brennan... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at The Curious Diary of Mr Jam
Image
Did passengers fall into a deep and dreamless sleep? Okay, after reading the contributions and links from Grandpa and others, we have to revise our previous theory. Now the "Ghost Plane" scenario seems most likely... If there is just 1.3... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at The Curious Diary of Mr Jam
Image
Digital media is changing how the law works EVERY DECISION YOU make these days, you must THINK TECHNOLOGY. I told my children to be really careful about naming their first pet because “her name will be the answer to your... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at The Curious Diary of Mr Jam
Image
Conspiracy theories not needed: all it took was a spark Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at The Curious Diary of Mr Jam
14
Image
Plus, the true story of the woman who believed a guy who said he had superpowers THIS COLUMNIST has had severe trust issues all his life. This is due to a childhood incident involving raisin oatmeal cookies which looked like... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at The Curious Diary of Mr Jam
Image
Monday morning thoughts from a dumb human MY WIFE SAYS DOGS are "simple-minded, appetite-driven beasts which can be tamed with a strict system of treats and punishments". No, wait, that's what she says about "husbands." I forget what she says... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at The Curious Diary of Mr Jam
23
Image
Human possibly too fatty after holiday season, observers say SCIENTISTS SAY THAT many fussy eaters are picky about their food for entirely genetic reasons, such as because they are tigers. This was the case in China recently, when a man... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2014 at The Curious Diary of Mr Jam
11
Image
Help. Advice needed. If you do creative work, what just happened to me will seriously worry you. THIS MORNING I OPENED an email from a guy who said that he emailed me a copy of his story last year. Lots... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2014 at The Curious Diary of Mr Jam
47
Image
A common food you must stop eating, and another you need to start taking BUT FIRST A NEWS FLASH ON A RELATED TOPIC. Many people in the West are terrified that activist cells from Asia could cause chaos in urban... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2014 at The Curious Diary of Mr Jam
Image
Real life has been replaced by reel life WARNING: REALITY HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We are all now living in a movie. Consider this. Workers digging a hole last week found 1,000 buried skeletons. Old documents revealed they’d disturbed the graveyard... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2014 at The Curious Diary of Mr Jam
11
Image
This is why I live in Asia. An employee of the noodle museum in Yokohama, Japan, shovels snow. Pic was taken a few days ago, and forwarded by a reader Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at The Curious Diary of Mr Jam
14
Image
If some of the new websites baffle you, here's help Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2014 at The Curious Diary of Mr Jam
13
Facebook is making automatic videos out of people's photos - we made one for Ms Cyrus Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at The Curious Diary of Mr Jam
Image
Lay off the beans A GROUP OF COWS last week emitted enough gas from both ends of their bodies to cause a huge explosion. The blast lifted the roof off their building and started a fire. The odd thing is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at The Curious Diary of Mr Jam
Image
Suddenly I feel sorry for the spies MY FORMER NEIGHBOR Edward Snowden (his hiding place in Kowloon was near my office) recently released his latest bombshell: US spies read 200 million text messages a day. Big deal. So does my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2014 at The Curious Diary of Mr Jam
20
Image
Scientists agree to check out her 'proof' A WOMAN IN CHINA claims to be the great-great-great-etc granddaughter of the Monkey King. She even has a lock of the divine ape’s hair as proof. Scientists are running tests on it. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2014 at The Curious Diary of Mr Jam
Image
An island that looks exactly like Snoopy has emerged in the sea near Japan GOOD GRIEF! A VOLCANIC ISLAND in the exact shape of cartoon character Snoopy has emerged in the sea near Japan. But Snoopy is copyright. God’s going... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2014 at The Curious Diary of Mr Jam