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    Sushi supreme

    Guru, Richard Mcleish, Published on 17/10/2014

    » While the arrival of another sushi restaurant in Bangkok might elicit groans instead of grins, Sushi Ichi is not your average semi-frozen fish dispenser. The Michelin-starred original incarnation exists in retail mecca Ginza in Tokyo, which conjures images of the famed Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant of Jiro Dreams of Sushi documentary. Its basement setting is not unlike a Tokyo subway station location — a little unusual for Bangkok but completely normal in the homeland. The cosy dimensions are split into two rooms for 12 and 14 diners, with a narrow corridor connecting the two. The indirect lighting and ample use of hinoki wood (sourced locally) soften voices and light, transporting you seemingly far away from the bustling Ratchaprasong intersection just outside. An indirectly shared experience in the counter-style rooms, present during our lunch visit were well-dressed pairs of locals, execs eating alone and a Japanese couple that seemed right at home.

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    Gate Crasher

    Guru, Richard Mcleish, Published on 28/02/2014

    » Welcome to Guru’s Gate Crasher, your ultimate guide to finding something fresh to do in this big city.

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    Gate Crasher

    Guru, Richard Mcleish, Published on 02/08/2013

    » Welcome to Guru 's Gate Crasher, your ultimate guide to finding something fresh to do in this big city.

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    Less is more?

    B Magazine, Richard Mcleish, Published on 18/11/2012

    » It was only in 2010 that Apple dropped its iPad bombshell on the world, changing the way people approach and use portable technology. Two-and-a-half years on, and with a new CEO at the helm, the manufacturer has garnered far less hype with its recent release of the iPad mini and iPad with Retina display.

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    Bringing back the beat

    B Magazine, Richard Mcleish, Published on 09/12/2012

    » It was always only a matter of time before the famous boombox of 1980s New York street corners made a comeback. But since many people carry much of their personal music library around in their pocket on a smartphone or MP3 player, is now the right time to stage a comeback?

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    Brio Buri

    Guru, Richard Mcleish, Published on 14/12/2012

    » We delve across the river to find pizza, verve and a billionaire

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    Two times a Leica

    Life, Richard Mcleish, Published on 21/10/2012

    » The digital camera market traditionally ran from high-end, professional models down to amateur snappers in a simple linear model. But advances in technology and changes in consumer behaviour have disrupted this line.

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    Slated for success?

    B Magazine, Richard Mcleish, Published on 28/10/2012

    » Slate PCs are a slight curiosity in the gadget world, lying somewhere between tablets and ultraportable notebooks. They pack the power of a notebook but miss the built-in keyboard and trackpad, while offering only similar screen dimensions to a tablet PC but carrying much more bulk.

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    Lenovo overload?

    B Magazine, Richard Mcleish, Published on 23/09/2012

    » Lenovo is no newcomer to releasing mid-range notebooks, in a similar approach to most manufacturers in hammering the market from all directions with different models and specifications. Its latest range of IdeaPads ships with the same new Intel processor range that Apple and others have pounced on, so how can Lenovo stand out from the mid-range notebook traffic? Is the U410 the model to do it? Let's take a peek.

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    Gate Crasher

    Guru, Richard Mcleish, Published on 17/08/2012

    » Finally, a non-long weekend in Bangkok, which means that you're a) probably broke, b) desperate for a BKK night out, c) possibly overdue for some action, or d) all of the above. Regardless, here are a few offerings to keep you honest.

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