Tag Archives: China

Debate: Treat Terrorists Like Enemy Combatants, Not Criminals

13 Jun

While I was in China, through Bloomberg News, I was introduced to Intelligence Squared…a debate program. The topic for the debate that night was “Treat Terrorists Like Enemy Combatants, Not Criminals” and was a re-broadcast from 2009. It took me a good bit of time to track down, but it was an amazing show, and worth the time to watch. There is a lot of knowledge on the panel debating both sides. Enjoy!



The World is a Book.

4 Apr

Off to China…. Be back soon.

Guangzhou 2012 – Timelapse

26 Nov

The following video content, captured and produced by Zweizwei, is nothing short of phenomenal, and pairs extremely well with Passion Pit’s Swimming in the flood.  Zweizwei covered three cities in this video: Guangzhou, Shangai, and Shenzhen. Truth be told, this video left me excited about the colorful nightlife that I hope to encounter in Shanghai . Counting the days til my trip! Enjoy!




Цейтраферная съемка в движении / time-lapse photography in motion

China (Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen 27.02.12 – 14.03.2012)

Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 60D
peleng 8mm/3.5
tokina 11-16mm/2.8
Samyang 14mm/2.8
sigma 24mm/1.8
canon 50mm/1.4
canon 70-200mm/4lis
NDx16, NDx1000, NDx2000, c-pl

music: OST_Enter_the_Dragon – The Island & Passion Pit – Swimming in the flood

Marriage Corner

19 Nov

In Shanghai, China, thousands of anxious parents congregate every Sunday morning attempting to  find their sons and daughters a suitable partner for marriage.  Maybe I should add this to my list of places to visit on my trip!?!?


Shanghai Timelapse

12 Nov

As I have mentioned in the past…

1.) I am super blessed to have the opportunity to go to China this upcoming Spring.

2.) I want to find more interesting TCM relevant material on China, Beijing, and Shanghai and post said material here.

This is one of of those pieces of material I thought fit the bill. It is a somewhat choppy timelapse compared to the ones I have posted in the past. Choppy in respects to the way it was created and the transitions between shots. However, there are some true highlights on this reel, and gave me an appreciation for the sights I will get to see come April 2013. Enjoy!




Dealing With China’s Currency Manipulation

23 Oct

Live The Language

19 Sep

For quite some time, The Cultivated Mind (TCM) has had difficulty finding balance and continuity in its postings. With an inquisitive mind and a plethora of passions, this blog/website has struggled to maintain its fighting shape. With that being said, TCM will be expanding its horizons literally and figuratively. TCM has scheduled a trip to Asia in Q2 of 2013. China to be specific, Beijing and Shanghai to be more precise. This will be TCM’s first time to East Asia, and the full-scale preparation is already underway.

As one would expect, TCM is incredibly curious about business in Asia.  How is it conducted? Are there underlying and unspoken principles that are acknowledged in the background of business deals? What is the government’s role in business processes?

But, on the other hand, TCM also wants to dive deep into the culture and history of China and Asia. What are it’s influences and how does that shape society today?

Today marks the first day of adding a focus to the TCM lens and a new category, Asia. Over the next six months, as TCM’s research and knowledge base increases, TCM will share Asia specific content to broaden your perspective and understanding of that amazing part of the world.

The following is a commercial for EF International Language Centers. The advertisement is  fun, light, and refreshing, and highlights some very cool people, places, and things while introducing the viewer to Mandarin Chinese (Hanyu Pinyin). Enjoy!




Directed by Gustav Johansson (gustavjohansson.com)

D.P: Niklas Johansson, fsf (niklasjohansson.com)
Typography: Albin Holmqvist (albinholmqvist.com)
Music: Magnus Lidehäll (twitter.com/magnusthemagnus)

Produced at Camp David (campdavidfilm.com)

Client: EF International Language Centers
Campaign site: ef.com/livethelanguage

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