Posts Tagged ‘China’

The Shanghai Expo

October 22nd, 2010
David Ho Goes to the Shanghai Expo

How's that for a horizon! This past Saturday as part of my short birthday vacation I went to Shanghai to partake of the Shanghai Expo. I thought their would be less people as we were going about a month before the Expo was scheduled to end. Experience proved me quite ignorant - by midday on Saturday ...

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How to access Facebook in China

November 25th, 2009
Facebook in China

Update - 6/9/10! - All Hail Freegate After more than a couple months scraping along with proxy sites I've managed to get my hands on a professional version of Freegate which performs superbly well in getting you through to Facebook, Twitter, and any other non-adult blocked website from within China. Download the rar file here and ...

Hong Kong ate my Money

October 22nd, 2009
expensive hong kong

$ $ $ $ I've been stuck in Hong Kong since Wednesday last week and I've come to realize just how relatively expensive everything is! Now that I'm accustomed to Chinese pricing I can no longer look at everything relative to the dollar. A pork bun for $6HKD - that's 5.6RMB - bloody expensive! I could ...

China Ate My Passport

October 17th, 2009
stolen passport

My passport was lost/stolen in Hong Kong this past Wednesday. - Here's how I fixed the problem the next day - 7:50 - up - check e-mail - say goodbye to my guma - out the door down central escalator to HK/Central station MTR - Commute to Mongkok - sooo many people. Exit station, reverse direction, right ...

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Chinese Girls – Careful!

October 10th, 2009
chinese girl

Now wait just a minute - I'm not going to go off on some kind of ignorant man-rant. This entry is simply a reiteration of a warning I hear over and over again about Chinese girls from those I care about in my life and what I believe we should take away from them. For anyone ...

Lessons Learned

September 29th, 2009
life lessons

Life's tough, I've learned a lot the past year and I thought I'd take a moment to record and review a few of the bigger lessons I've learned recently. Perspective: Opportunity or Threat I'm particularly proud of this one. For most of my life I've dealt with life as a threat to my existence. I engaged it ...

Noise

September 20th, 2009
I hate Noise!

It's a developing trend I've been noticing in my communication with others, and my preference for communications from others. Is what your saying useful? If it's not why are you bothering to say it in the first place. If what you say serves absolutely no purpose that either you nor the intended listener can immediately ...

Burning the Incense at Both Ends

September 14th, 2009
Burning Incense at Both Ends

I've been telling people my head popped off earlier last week and I've been kicking it around ever since trying to keep everything in order. Here's a taste of what the fixed portion of my schedule looks like: Mon-FridaySaturdaySunday 8.5 - 11.5am: Chinese 11.5 - 1pm: Lunch 12 - 6/7pm: Work 6/7 - 8: ...

Internet Marketing in China – A Horse of a Different color

September 2nd, 2009
Chinese SEO Horse

I've been thinking as I've been encountering more and more customers in the market for SEO work in China. The voice of the customer can be summed up in a short sentance "I want it to look this way!" Why is that a problem you might ask? Well I'm not in the business of web ...

Crazy China – Another Day in Paradise

August 24th, 2009
Crazy China

Every day I feel a little less motivated to do this :) China is crazy. That just about sums it up. I've been running several events in the Nanshan area this past month including Volleyball, a Chinese language corner, and a weekly social event. This past Sunday I learned one of my participants was late because ...