I love Kiehl's


Written on 7:11:00 AM by Oakie Chiraskamin

Kiehl's established since 1851 and has many well-known products such as Lip balm#1 and Cream de corps. What i really like about being Kiehl's is they are open-minded and friendly - i feel that every comment made to Kielh's are valuable and beneficial for them and they try to do things based on customers' feeback.

Recently, they just launched an extensive line of products for pets. Look at the picture, they posted many pets' picture as a background and i believe that those pics belong to Kiehl's customers. That's why i love Kiehl's
Lastly, they dedicate one webpage for "Employee favorites" in order to introduce new formulations and products for the customers who never or rarely had the opportunity to discover the new products. The poraloids of employee are nice and brilliant.

Experienced by reading someone's experiences


Written on 6:19:00 AM by Oakie Chiraskamin

I got the first book to read in 2007. It's "Then We Set His Hair on Fire" by Phil Dusenberry, a former chairman and CCO at BBDO North America. This book isn't a new release but the cover is quite eye-catching. One thing i know is i was not in Dusenberry's team so i would love to read about Dusenberry's experiences in BBDO and advertising industry. I hope this book will lead me through many successful campaigns from BBDO.

Update : Coffee Morning Bangkok#1


Written on 11:48:00 PM by Oakie Chiraskamin

Our Coffee Morning Bangkok#1 was great. We got 3 people attended (Me, Pip - a planner and Pik - a planner.)While we were having some drinks, the discussed topics were agency's life, how media planning and strategic planning mix, the future of our coffee morning, and etc. We started our conversation by each other's introduction. I was very grateful, Pip is a smart, friendly, and pretty laidback person. Pik is new to the strategic planning world but she is energetic and vivacious. At the end of the meeting, we decided to localize our coffee morning to be dinner meeting which is more convenient to the majority.

Next Meeting Date : 3 Jan 2007
Time : 7.00pm
Venue : To be confirmed again, will pick one restaurant near BTS.
Next time, i will take some photos and post them. Sorry, no photo this time.

I got one comment from Pin and i need to say something without hesitation - Pin, pls accept my apology for not informing you about the urgent change of time from 8.00am to 8.30am. Would you mind if i will buy you a drink to show my gratitude for your forgiveness?

1+1 Paul Smith & KidRobot


Written on 2:41:00 AM by Oakie Chiraskamin

The concept of 1+1 has been executed since Murakami for Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen for Puma, Armani for Benz, and etc. This one is Paul Smith for KidRobot - a collection of limited edition of T-shirt sold with "The Dunny" toy. A collaboration makes one thing greater than usual.

My Christmas Trip


Written on 2:08:00 PM by Oakie Chiraskamin

Hoolay! I just came back from the one-night trip to the scenery resort (it's a mountain view resort) You can find the pics of this trip at http://www.flickr.com/photos/oakieoakie/sets/72157594437877718/

This massive of photos automatically forced me to buy a pro account of Flickr. I really had a great time there with other 6 friends and fun chasing the ducks around the pond. Also, i tried to touch a sheep but it scared of my sneaking. Here are the sample of this trip pics

Merry Christmas


Written on 12:06:00 PM by Oakie Chiraskamin

Merry Christmas! See you on Tuesday.

David Beckham and Motorola


Written on 11:36:00 AM by Oakie Chiraskamin

I heard that David Beckham signed a contract with Motorola for being 3 years brand ambassador around June2006. Till now, i haven't seen anything from Motorola and Beckham, does anyone see? I think he might be busy with his jeans (VDB, Victoria David Beckham brand) and fragance business.

My Moleskine


Written on 2:00:00 PM by Oakie Chiraskamin

I don't know what to post so i would like to show my Moleskine. There are 2 pics shown (1.My Moleskine and 2. The first page of my Moleskine.)

Puma Tallowa


Written on 1:51:00 PM by Oakie Chiraskamin

This is one of my favorite shoes, Puma Tallowa. They are so comfy and lightweight. I got many people asking where i got them. They are so lovely.

I was tagged


Written on 11:44:00 PM by Oakie Chiraskamin

Surprisingly, i was tagged by Doug of Planning for fun. Thanks Doug for tagging me and your compliment about my prolific blog. When someone tags you and links to you, you need to tag another 5 people and write 5 things about yourself in order to farther this tagging thing. (I really wanna know who is the first tagger? but i am too lazy to trackback the links)

Well, here are my 5 things

1. When Pokemon firstly launched in the US market, i could remember all of 152 characters and their name. At that time, some of my friends called me "pikachu" instead of my real name.

2. I failed in accounting courses. I didn't even know what the debit and credit are? (Well i am not sure i do now)

3. I usually wash my face with water, hardly apply facial foam or facial cleanser to my face.

4. When i was 5, i put a tiny eraser in my nose and couldn't get it out by myself. Then my dad took me to the hospital after coming back from a kindergarten. It's a shame that i didn't tell my teacher but i left it in my nose for 4 hours.

5. I thought i couldn't stop nails biting but i finally made it. It was not good habit.

I would like to tag :

1. Adcentered : VCU adcenter student /contributes an insight of life from adcenter.
2. Ben Mason of Fond of ideas : awarded from Russell by APSotW (apple assignment)
3. Iain Tait of Crackunit.com : i am trying to read all old posts of this blog (i like his blog)
4. American Copywriter (John or Tug) : leads the Kansas Coffee Morning
5. The fruits of imagination : Leo Burnett Canada.

Coffee Morning : Bangkok


Written on 3:52:00 AM by Oakie Chiraskamin

I am really excited about going to start "Coffee Morning" Bangkok version. My friend, Pip who is a planner at Bates and i decided to start our Coffee Morning. Two of us have set the draft schedule as the following.

Bangkok Coffee Morning #1
Date : 27 Dec 2006
Time: 8.00 am.
Place : Coffee World (124-126 Sukumvit Rd. Near Soi Nana, between Landmark hotel and PTT Gas station)
No agenda, everybody is welcome

After the meeting, the updates will be posted ASAP.
(This pic on this post is my second photoshop job, hope you will like it)

We only come out at night


Written on 1:33:00 AM by Oakie Chiraskamin

"We only come out at night" is an urban graffiti project involving interactive public projections. The jellyfish attack the city at night. This project similars to www.space-invaders.com but different exceution. You can find out more out the jellies at www.weonlycomeoutatnight.com.

My 100th post


Written on 11:47:00 AM by Oakie Chiraskamin

Wow! This is my 100th post, hooray!! Finally, i made it and will keep doing it. Thanks for inspirations, readers (both new and current), another blogs and websites to steal, Johanna and Mike. I hope my blog is your favorite and in case of you would like to comment or suggest anything in the coming future, please feel free to do.

Christmas & Bread house


Written on 10:27:00 AM by Oakie Chiraskamin

Bread House
Originally uploaded by hiOakie.
What do you think of Christmas? Santa Claus, Christmas tree, shopping, Jesus or else. When i saw this picture, the fairy tales about bread house flew in my mind. And yeah it must be fun if we got the bread house in Christmas. Beautiful and delicious (two birds with one stone)

Recycling skateboards


Written on 2:18:00 AM by Oakie Chiraskamin

Recycling is good. Old skateboards were recycled and converted into accessories and arts by japanese artist ( http://harvest-re.com) The reconstruction concept is widely spreading and for better environment.

Airlines Review


Written on 11:37:00 AM by Oakie Chiraskamin

Basically i love travelling and i really like this website hflyer.com (it's local thai website) about reviewing airlines including meals, airbus model, toilet, and etc. They will let website's members to create their own review when they are back from their trip. The members will take some photos starting from arriving an airport till landing to the destination. The set of photos consist of seats, meals, toilet, on-board magazine, blanket, fly attendants and etc. I really appreciate the persons who did this kind of reviews. They brought me the experiences, and what to expect from the airlines. (The pictures above were taken when one of the member flied the first class) This made me think about user-generated content.

Coffee shop : Cream


Written on 10:15:00 AM by Oakie Chiraskamin

Today i went to this coffee shop, called "Cream." It's a small coffee shop with just only 5 desks but the graphic art on the wall is nice. All of their decorations are retro things. The price is good just 1$ for Latte or Iced Tea with milk.

A Japanese Garden


Written on 1:55:00 PM by Oakie Chiraskamin

I instantly love this quote when i read it - "A japanese garden is not only a place for the cultivation of trees and flowering shrubs, but one that provides secluded leisure, rest, repose, meditation, and sentimental pleasure...The garden speaks to all the senses, not just to the mind alone." by Professor Takuma Tono, Designer of Portland's Japanese Garden.

Coffee Lovers


Written on 1:30:00 PM by Oakie Chiraskamin

For coffee lovers (well i don't drink coffee but really want to raise the issue), i found this at www.thebeanshop.com. It's really nice idea about delivering the coffee of the month for a year and would be a great gift. 365days with 12 tastes of coffee, sounds good huh?

Street Fashion in Japan : Takuya Angel


Written on 2:22:00 AM by Oakie Chiraskamin

This is the picture of Takuya Angel's clothes in Japan. It's a tiny brand but big impact. Earn 30 million JPYen a year. Takuya Sawada, the designer, said "Fashion is like a business card" and "Just by looking at someone’s clothes you can understand a lot. What kind of work they do, what kind of music they like, what kind of food they eat." (The clothes are influenced by Samurai's clothes)

Travel Solution


Written on 6:25:00 AM by Oakie Chiraskamin

Samsonite's ad told me about how good it is about travel solution but i can't agree 100%. Because everytime when i travel, i stand in front of a luggage belt with some doubts :

1. Where is my luggage?

2. Oh gosh, too many people using Samsonite's luggage when they are on their trip.

3. All Samsonite's luggage are in black, dark blue, and grey. It's not enough to make a difference.

My own solution is to mark or tag my luggage with something (eg. ribbon, keychain, colorful sticker.)

City Marketing


Written on 12:33:00 PM by Oakie Chiraskamin

I forgot to post about this when i joined the speaking session by Erik Kessels from KesselsKramer. "I amsterdam" is the new motto for people and Amsterdam city. It shows their pride and confidence of the city. Due to the increase of competition among the european cities, Amsterdam needs to do something to stand on its strengths. Umm...Nice copy, I am amsterdam.

Christmas Trees


Written on 10:50:00 AM by Oakie Chiraskamin

Many Christmas trees in Bangkok. Some are sponsored by GE and Citibank. The third pic is my favorite one.

It's just a dream


Written on 2:34:00 AM by Oakie Chiraskamin

This is a place i am dreaming of visiting and overnight staying. It's a resort called Sila Evason at Samui island, Thailand. It's very expensive and that's why it's just a dream. I don't why but i absolutely know that i love the beach and sea.

Ad on my bookmarks


Written on 12:14:00 PM by Oakie Chiraskamin

I got these bookmarks free from buying some books at a book shop. Actually, the staff gave me one but i asked for two. The bookmark itself is small and nice but the picture of Baume&Mercier watch on it is a wrong media selection. I think replacing with Kit Kat pic and its slogan, Have a break, have a Kit Kat" will be more relevant and fun.

I was kicked


Written on 12:07:00 PM by Oakie Chiraskamin

I got one bruise between my left eye and eyebrow. It happened after playing with my dog, she innocently kicked me. It was a bit hurt but i am ok now. See the pic below.

I was trying to close my eye in order to see the bruise.

Plushes from Netherlands


Written on 7:43:00 AM by Oakie Chiraskamin

In case of you are looking for cool gifts for this Christmas and New Year. Go to this www.12punt3.nl There are many cute plushes there, designed by one graphic designer who loves her plushes so much. The unique point of her plushes is "one eye."

Wish to be granted


Written on 9:56:00 AM by Oakie Chiraskamin

Hong Kong Tourism Board has set the Santa's town at Statue Square, Hong Kong Island. There is a one corner called Wishing corner where the people and tourists will write down their wishes and hang them on the Chrsitmas tree. The below pic (via hongkongdailyphoto.com) is the sample of wish card. (copy: I wish my family to be healthy and my husband to be good to me.)
I assumed from the wish she made that she must be a housewife who dedicates her life in taking care of her kids and family. Her marriage may be not great enough but she tries to cope. I hope her wish will be granted soon. (sorry if my analysis is not that good)

A stone


Written on 9:38:00 AM by Oakie Chiraskamin

It's the hilarious pic about weather forecasting stone. I thought it would be some kind of a miracle stone at first but after reading it, i laughed out loud. There is no such a great item.

In my wallet


Written on 8:17:00 AM by Oakie Chiraskamin

Here are the things in my wallet, check out this pic at my flickr for more details. http://www.flickr.com/photos/oakieoakie/312811777/

Luxurious Cars


Written on 11:11:00 AM by Oakie Chiraskamin

While i was going to attend the exhibition, i found these cars. I really don't know why they were gathered together with their expensive cars.

Santa, i want one of those. Please make my wish come true, how many socks do i need?

My Moo Cards


Written on 10:41:00 AM by Oakie Chiraskamin

Well, i am very energetic and this is a third post of today. My Moo Flickr order arrived yesterday. I am so happy to share it with my friends, and much happier to send these Moo cards to all of my friends as a New Year card. Let's share the happiness.

Balancing Communication


Written on 10:24:00 AM by Oakie Chiraskamin

This is a beautiful direct mail trying to persuade me to buy their condo unit (of course, i don't have much money to buy one.) Do you see the chocolates from the photo? I assumed it yes. They featured one slogan, "the delicate taste of living." Oh my God, i am almost blinded by their slogan. I feel like i need to eat chocolates more than i need to buy condo unit. I know it's hard to find the balance of their communication (Yeah, your chocolates photo is too big while i hardly see how the studio and lobby look like)

Thai Sweets


Written on 10:03:00 AM by Oakie Chiraskamin

Today i went to see the Thai Confectionery Exhibition, a small exhibition about a history of Thai sweets. I was surprised that there were many Thai sweets that i don't know, some are existed and some are not. Here is information i like from the exhibition : " Thai sweets have been shaped by their experience from foreign influences. Ingredients and recipes brought in by the foreigners over the years have been adapted and customized to enable use with Thai methods. This has resulted in producing a lot of new Thai sweets."
At the end of the exhibitions, there was the temptation Thai sweet shop. I couldn't resist to try and buy.