LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 287 – Add Oil

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1. “Add oil : encouraging Chinese phrase enters English dictionary,”
BBC News (October 18, 2018)

Do you know that “Add Oil” (加油) has been recognized as an official term in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED)? What does “Add Oil” mean and where did it come from?

Related link: SCMP article by Ernest Kao

2. Donahue, Michelle. “Do you love or loathe coffee? Your genes may be to blame,”
National Geographic (November 2, 2018)

Scientists are now investigating how DNA influences your tastes and how your brain reacts to caffeine.

National Geographic is available electronically at


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Mixing work with pleasure: my life at Studio Ghibli / Suzuki Toshio

Suzuki Toshio (鈴木敏夫) is a Japanese anime film producer, and a long-time friend of Hayao Miyazaki (宮崎駿) and Isao Takahata (高畑勲). Suzuki has devoted himself to Studio Ghibli for over thirty years, producing world-renowned animated classics such as “My Neighbor Totoro” and “Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea”. In this book, Suzuki recounts the fascinating tales of filmmaking and his stories working at Studio Ghibli.

Related link: Ghibli Museum


London Design Museum

Located at Kensington, London, the Design Museum is one of the world’s leading museums devoted to contemporary design. Its collection is an important record of the key designs that have shaped the modern world, spanning all aspects of designs including architecture, fashion, furniture, product and graphic design, digital media and transport.

Related link: Design Museum: a glossy new era and home


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