Nissan Juke Turbo $120,000 usd in Singapore. Seiko and watches of value.

» Posted by on Jul 30, 2012 in General | 1 comment

Jacques Derrida’s work  influenced architecture, music,artand art critics.

Particularly in his later writings, he frequently addressed morals, ethics and political themes.

His work influenced various activists and political movements.

He was a well-known and influential figure, his approach to philosophy and his work made him controversial.

So…he would have driven a Juke and a 911.

French philosopher Jacques Derrida is smart the way other people think they’re smart.

DERRIDA is the sort of film one should see either a dozen times or not at all.

Complex, highly ambitiousand remaining just about as a  documentary that describes contemporary French philosopher Jacques Derrida.

I laughed in 2011, when I first saw the Juke in Geneva. But….I knew that for my parents, it would be the BEST gift.

At over 80 years, after seeing and being in the middle of the pacific war in WW2, my parents lived to ride a Norton, drive 2 mini coopers, own the early Toyota sports, as well as the Opels and Ford Capris of their day.

This, rather than an expensive Porsche Cayenne would be a GOOD car to drive fast, furious, but carefully as eighty year olds!


At Newton circus, we were buying dinner just 3 hours ago.

The car looed like a mini Bat mobile.

It is the kind of car one does NOT deny oneself, but I admit, it lacks not power….but status.

So a 911 or a Mercedes still looms back home.

190 bhp is a lot of punch at a turbo assisted boost.

Would I have bought it as a young poorer doctor back in the 80s?


Because I know I would one day own a fine, even more rewarding car…when and if I can afford one.

I now understand what Derrida said.

When Derrida did not seem angry at having to define his philosophy at all; he was even smiling. “Everything is a text; this is a text,” he said, waving his arm at the diners around him in the bland suburban restaurant, patrons picking at their lunches, completely unaware that they were being “deconstructed.”

Jacques Derrida was one of the most well known twentieth century philosophers. He was also prolific.

Distancing himself from the various philosophical movements and traditions that preceded him on the intellectual scene.

He developed “deconstruction” in the mid 1960s.

Deconstruction seeks to expose, to subvert, the various binary oppositions that form and shape our dominant ways of thinking—classy/low end, speech/writing, fine craft/art. finish in watches/creative design.

Starting Derrida argues that metaphysics affects the whole of philosophy from Plato onwards.

Metaphysics creates dualistic oppositions and installs a hierarchy, one term of each dichotomy (presence before absence, speech before writing).

So…this Nissan is power and functional performance before status?

It out performs most, if not the entire BMW cars…all of them, without an M modification.

It is Japanese, but designed and built in a european world with european and USA workers, finished by British design, and MORE than the M series BMW cars…offers a $900,000 USD version.

With performance to match, and hand built.


The car is ugly but beautiful.

Totally deconstructed…spanish style.

Crocodile eye lights.

Blistering performance….well…more than unmodified BMWs.

The eternal question of a Patek versus a Seiko Grand Seiko.

In my country, this car costs $120,000 USD!!! More than a 911….in half a world away.

Deconstruction has had an enormous influence in psychology, literary theory, cultural studies, linguistics, feminism, sociology and anthropology. Poised in the interstices between philosophy and non-philosophy (or philosophy and literature), it is not difficult to see why this is the case.

Monsters cannot be announced. One cannot say: ‘here are our monsters’, without immediately turning the monsters into pets….quoted Derrida.


Contrary to the claims of Derrida’s more careless critics, the passion of deconstruction is deeply political, for deconstruction is a relentless, if sometimes indirect, discourse on democracy, if sometimes indirect, discourse on democracy, on a democracy to come.

Many disagreed…but life goes on.

Derrida has a distressing penchant for saying things that are obviously false.

  • John Searle (1977). “Reiterating the Differences: A Reply to Derrida”, Glyph 1:198-208.

One of the very many difficulties of expressing Jacques Derrida’s project (deconstruction) in simple terms is the enormity of it. Just to understand the context of Derrida’s theory, one needs to be acquainted intimately with philosophers, such as, SocratesPlatoAristotle, René Descartes, Immanuel Kant, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Charles Sanders Peirce, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche. So…good luck, unless, like me..a madness consumed me to collect watches to describe a part of his philosophy.

And this car:


And then these:

1 Comment

  1. Bernard Cheong

    Ahh…click on the gallery to see better!

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