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Powering SMEs for a better world
Photo by S O C I A L . C U T on Unsplash Small businesses (SMEs) are easy to miss. The snack seller on the street corner, the little noodle place next to the bank, and the local bakery – they don’t have large storefronts, dazzling ads or fancy displays. We might not notice […]Cheryl Ng, FounderNovember 17, 2020
Are you Zerg or Protoss?
That first response was my CTO. It’s almost impossible to out-nerd my CTO. He too is a millennial and definitely does not live under a rock. Because Starcraft was the game that made e-sports a thing: a multi-billion dollar industry complete with pro-gamers, live streaming, and a re-conceptualisation of what gaming really can mean as […]Cheryl Ng, FounderMay 6, 2020
Lemi and UNICEF advance in their handwashing emoji campaign to combat COVID-19
The Lemi Wash My Hands campaign has been making great strides in making a universal handwashing emoji happen. As of March 17, Lemi has officially submitted the proposal to the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee alongside the United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since the campaign’s […]Elaine CaragMarch 25, 2020
We’re down to our Top 3 Lemi Fly You to Bangkok finalists
It’s a tight race between these three creative lists! January 31 is only a few days away, and we cannot wait to announce who will be going on a trip to Bangkok with Lemi, Ad Lib Bangkok Hotel, and SweetEscape! Among our Top 5 entries, the following have proven to be some of the most […]Elaine CaragJanuary 27, 2020
When natural disasters strike while you’re traveling
It has been a few days since the Taal Volcano in the Luzon island of the Philippines erupted after years of unrest. Since January 12, the immediate vicinity of the country’s second most active volcano remains in a state of calamity as they deal with the aftermath of ashfall that reached as far as the […]Aui MalingJanuary 17, 2020
Here are the Top 5 Lemi Fly You to Bangkok lists
Did your entry make it? Lemi and Ad Lib Bangkok Hotel are happy to announce the 5 entries we’ve shortlisted to win flights, accommodations, meals, airport transfers, and a SweetEscape photo session on a trip to the eclectic capital of Thailand!Elaine CaragJanuary 11, 2020
Hi Harry and Meghan, want to do an internship at Lemi?
Hi Harry and Meghan! I heard you might need a job, so I thought I’d write to you to let you know about the opportunities we have available at Lemi. I’m also from Sussex, and married an American! Small world, eh? Now I know you are looking for financial independence. Coincidentally, we’re hiring for interns […]Matt MayerJanuary 10, 2020
How much space does it take to render a time or date on iOS? It depends if you speak Nepalese.
In Lemi, we show the daily opening times of all the recommended places people have added to their lists around the world. When we’re displaying this to the user, we’d like to show something like 10.00 AM – 5:30 PM Of course some countries prefer the 24 hour clock, so you might instead want to […]Matt MayerJanuary 6, 2020
’Twas the night before Christmas
Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse But at the North Pole, things weren’t looking so merry As Santa had issues with his Christmas itinerary “Why can’t we just go the traditional route?” He said as he pulled on his Christmas red suit, […]Matt MayerDecember 23, 2019
Move over, asshole.
Without going into detail about companies that make money from the vicious spreading of negativity (creating an echo-chamber of ideas to create radicalized extreme viewpoints, destroying livelihoods in an effort to be “newsworthy”), or from the harvesting of life (whether killing animals for meat or killing trees for wood), there was a point in my […]Cheryl Ng, FounderNovember 30, 2019
Raising your first round of capital from friends, family, and fools
Yesterday I spoke to students at a career conference held by my alma mater, and I was asked the question: “How would I go about raising my first round of capital?” It occurred to me that the students had no idea that they were already on the journey to raise their first round of capital.Cheryl Ng, FounderNovember 28, 2019
We collaborate with PH’s The Chui Show to tour the country’s culinary capital
Chui is very passionate about food. He does extensive research about each dish’s history and it’s inspiring to see that he has so much passion for what he does. As he said, every bite tells a story. It didn’t make sense to me until we went on this food tour. Lemi recognized The Chui Show […]lemiNovember 15, 2019
Lemi Fly You to Bangkok: Win an exciting trip with free flights, 4D/3N at Ad Lib Bangkok Hotel, breakfasts, dinner, airport transfers, and more!
The contest is now closed. We will be announcing the winner in the next few weeks. Thank you for all your entries! Lemi and Ad Lib Bangkok Hotel are choosing a winner who will receive 2 round-trip flight tickets, 4D/3N in a Lux Plus Room at Ad Lib Bangkok Hotel, complimentary daily breakfast for 2, […]Elaine CaragOctober 23, 2019
Introducing: Lemi Thank You
The concept of Lemi revolves around word of mouth recommendations — you go to a place because your friend recommends it to you. Mutual Benefit When you post recommendations on Lemi, you’re not just helping other people discover new things—you also become the voice of small businesses, showcasing their best parts and the little things […]lemiOctober 22, 2019
New on Lemi: Create your lists on web!
We know how much you enjoy sharing your experiences, so we rolled out an easier way for you to explore and create new content on Lemi. Our website is now jam-packed with more information and new features. Start creating your lists on the web today! Easy, Breezy You can now access your profile, explore lists […]lemiOctober 22, 2019
How my butt helped fix font problems on the web
We recently decided to update the typography on Lemi, our platform for inspired travel recommendations. When our users create a list of places, and want to share them with friends, we automatically generate a beautiful web sharing page like this with a cover photo, map, and list of places, photos and writeups. Previously we were […]Matt MayerOctober 11, 2019
How Lemi helped RubyConfTH give delegates a great conference experience
RubyConfTH was a tech conference for fans of the Ruby programming language, held in Bangkok in September 2019. It was the first Ruby conference to be held in Thailand, and attracted over 250 delegates from around the world, including speakers from all 6 continents. For many of the delegates, it would be their first time […]Matt MayerOctober 1, 2019
Creature comforts: Traveling far is not the only way to go on vacation
The hustle and bustle of the daily grind might burn you out, so it’s a good idea to take a break every once in a while. You need to go on a vacation, but you also want to skip the hassle of booking flights and accommodations and creating itineraries. If that sounds like you, you […]lemiSeptember 11, 2019
It goes hand in hand: Is the zero-waste lifestyle necessarily sustainable?
What is zero-waste? Zero-waste is a lifestyle solution to one of the major problems in the world: massive waste that pollutes and destroys the environment. The goal is to create zero or next to absolutely no waste within the household and at the personal level. This means consumption without anything extra to throw away—no plastic […]lemiSeptember 11, 2019
Local potential: Why you should support local
Supporting local is becoming a trend all across the globe–and for good reason! Beyond the Insta-worthy mason jars, rustic found-object furniture, and handcrafted finds is a budding empire built on positive support. Supporting local means helping build personal relationships, local communities, and the local economy.lemiSeptember 11, 2019
Trip vs. journey: The better way to travel
The good and the bad Taking a trip lets you create micro-memories—short remembrances that might suffice for some. It’s quick, and it doesn’t take up most of your time so you can focus on other day-to-day tasks. A shorter period of time means spending a lot of energy, from taking an Uber everywhere you go […]lemiSeptember 11, 2019
Unethical destinations: To go or not to go?
When you plan a journey to an unfamiliar place, you learn about the wonders of its culture, the things that make it beautiful, and also the problems its people encounter even before you go. A simple search online can easily turn up hundreds of reasons to visit—or not to visit—any destination. What do you do […]lemiSeptember 11, 2019
What words do people use when they write about travel?
Lemi lets you create lists of places, and our users have created thousands of posts about places in over 100 countries. In Lemi, each post you make can be one of three types: Wishlist – You want to try this place Recommendation – You recommend this place Memory – You’ve been to this place We […]Matt MayerAugust 21, 2019