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posted a Quick Tip about Cathay Pacific. September 08, 2012
posted in UP UP & Away!
Cathay Pacific
Downgrading it to a +3 due to a letdown! It was a +5 ratings in the past.      We took a flight from HK to Bangkok last month and I was looking forward to the trip. Guess what!? No movies on board the 2 1/2 hour flight!!! There was only TV programs, no new movies. That's unforgivable on a top airliner! I asked and the answer I got was the flight was too short a duration for …
posted a Quick Tip about Tiger Head, Snake Tails. May 21, 2012
posted in Business Matters
Tiger Head, Snake Tails
The author, Jonathan Fenby, did his researches and wrote like an insider. There are lots of inside info about China, even for a Chinese. He knows what he's talking about. In fact, I find it a little too many details if this is your first look into China. Otherwise, highly entertaining read and one learns a thing or two about how the Chinese think and act!
posted a Quick Tip about Excelsior Mahjong. September 15, 2011
posted in iPad Buzz
Excelsior Mahjong
A reasonably good and authentic Hong Kong mahjong game on the iPad available for $1.99 from the Apps store. If you have no knowledge of mahjong nor know the game rules, this will not be for you. It is however a good alternative for those who enjoy the intricacies of mahjong. One thing I don't quite like about it is its not so sensitive to touch "pong" icon although that might be because …
reviewed Zhuo Jun. July 13, 2011
posted in Go China
Zhuo Jun
He is a village boy from the Guangxi Province. He is also the only undergraduate from the tiny village. His name is Zhuo Jun. He is the winner of this year's China's Got Talent show.   What sets him apart from others is his creativity, ingenuity in choreography the dances and interaction with his audience, dancing the right moves and choosing the right setting and mood for his …
posted a Quick Tip about Pan Chenghao (潘成濠). July 07, 2011
posted in Go China
Pan Chenghao 潘成濠
A 7-year old kid who's from Yangshuo (Guangxi Province) which boasts the best scenery in China. He participated in the China's Got Talent 2011 show and was very entertaining with his dancing (MJ's way). Check it how, I bet you haven't seen a great many kids dance the way he does!      He entered the competition only for one reason... his friends to play with him!    …
posted a Quick Tip about Liu Wei. June 05, 2011
posted in Inspirations
Liu Wei
A young chap, a pianist & the winner of the 2010 China's Got Talent Show. As I mentioned earlier, I didn't chance upon the show until right about the night I was to leave China. Currently, the 2011 show is ongoing.      Liu Wei is the winner of the 2010 China's Got Talent Final. Check out what he did to win! He plays the piano with his feet since he lost his arms …
posted a Quick Tip about China's Got Talent. May 30, 2011
posted in Inspirations
China's Got Talent
Just as I was about to leave China for good, I chanced upon this Chinese version of the Got Talent series. The talent show (达人秀) is not only entertaining, humorous but also highly inspiring. The first time I saw it last night was the 2nd year in running (ie Series 2) and the 5th episode. It seems that the embed videos will autoplay so I suggest that you pause all of them first and watch them in order.   …
reviewed Foot massage (reflexology). May 09, 2011
posted in Go China
Foot massage (reflexology)
Massage of any kind is a luxury for many people. In China though, it can be a relatively affordable but superb experience. As with Thailand and Indonesia. These are the 3 countries with the best masseuse for relatively little money. Hence, the foot massage has become an activity many residents are familiar with.      In China, it's often known as foot reflexology as no lotion …
posted a Quick Tip about Peking (Roast) Duck. May 02, 2011
posted in The Rice Table
Peking (Roast) Duck
The best Peking Duck, as the name implies, has to be in Peking, right? The answer, yes and no! There is only a handful of restaurant serving excellent Peking Duck in Beijing even unless the same flagship of restaurants (namely 全聚德) as you'll have to know which outlet is the best of the lot.       On the safer side, Peking Garden in HK is surprisingly good. In fact, the …
reviewed Shanghaiist.com. May 01, 2011
posted in Business Matters
Shanghaiist
Shanghaiist is my most favorite English blog on Shanghai in China. I used to read it a lot when living in China because it gives a more western perspective than the Chinese media would.      Shanghaiist is owned by an American company (Gothamist LLC - no prize for figuring out where this leads!) which also operates other city blogs like Boston, Chicago, LA, San …
posted a Quick Tip about Shanghaiist.com. May 01, 2011
Shanghaiist
Shanghaiist is my most favorite English blog on Shanghai in China. I used to read it a lot when living in China because it gives a more western perspective than the Chinese media would.      Shanghaiist is owned by an American company (Gothamist LLC - no prize for figuring out where this leads!) which also operates other city blogs like Boston, Chicago, LA, San …
reviewed Flowers of Shanghai. April 30, 2011
Flowers of Shanghai
Flowers of Shanghai is a gorgeous, claustrophobic and mesmerizing movie about the flower girls -- the prostitutes -- who live and work in four elegant brothels -- the flower houses -- in Shanghai during the late 19th century. The film is set entirely in these houses. There is no natural light; everything is lit by dim lamps and candles. The world is made of dark, carved wood, silks and polished lacquer. …
created a list. April 30, 2011
posted in Go China
With China being the 2nd largest economy in the world, more and more people are visiting China for business. However, perhaps unknown to most (other than …
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reviewed Forbidden City. April 30, 2011
posted in Go China
Forbidden City
The Forbidden City was the seat of Imperial power in China for more than 5 centuries. It was where the Emperors ruled and where every Chinese would want to pay pilgrimage to at least once in his/her lifetime, together with an excursion to the Great Wall of China. These are the 2 most magnificent man-made architecture in China. Both are huge and both plays a significant role in the …
posted a Quick Tip about Business Week (Chinese Edition). April 30, 2011
posted in Go China
Business Week (Chinese Edition)
I bought Business Week Chinese Edition until about mid-2008 when they doubled their price from RMB10 to RMB20! That was a 100% increase and I haven't bothered with it since then. For a while, it was a good source of information when in China and also a great way to improve my Chinese!      I'm hoping it'll be available soon on Zinio.com, the digital edition, I mean. …
posted a Quick Tip about Sohu.com. April 29, 2011
posted in Go China
Sohu
A Chinese news site only for those who can read Chinese. Good info and financial news.
posted a Quick Tip about Baidu.com. April 29, 2011
posted in Go China
Baidu
In some ways, the Chinese version of Google. In others, it's beyond Google. I like the media aspect of this search engine. If you live in China or needs to search Chinese sites, this is THE ONE. Keep it up, Robin Li!       By the way, this is a company listed in Nasdaq and is trading around US$149!
posted a Quick Tip about Centaline Property (中原地产). April 26, 2011
posted in Business Matters
Centaline Property (中原地产)
It may be one of the largest in Hong Kong and China, yet the agents in this company are not professional and more interested in sales than in servicing customers. Hence, if you are trying to rent an apartment in Hong Kong or China, best to avoid this one!
posted a Quick Tip about Cathay Pacific. April 14, 2011
posted in UP UP & Away!
Cathay Pacific
An airline that serves Haagan Daz ice cream for desserts can't go wrong, can it? Well, according to some frequent travelers friend of mine, nothing wrong with the airline but its frequent miles are so popular that it's very difficult to redeem them as they are often full on those dates they want!
posted a Quick Tip about Shenzhen Airlines. April 14, 2011
posted in UP UP & Away!
Shenzhen Airlines
Not the best airline to fly domestically in China. Shenzhen airlines may offer cheaper fare but often involved a stop along the way. That's a hassle as well as subjecting to lots of delays. Airport delays are quite common in China these days and one wouldn't want to have an extra stop along the way!
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