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Archive for March, 2008

Kunming to the West

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Enjoy this beautiful view from the 18th floor to the West of Kunming. Picture taken near Tang Zi Xiang. Some Lady I met in the shitang invited me to her office. Great thanks to her I could enjoy this breathtaking view. In the far west a tiny lake can be found.

Putonghua enlightenment

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Yesterday I've been to the Hump Bar, which is a popular foreigner hangout. After a while I recognized a girl sitting lonely at some table so I went to her table and started a conversation in Chinese. Well I can practice my Chinese every day, but this experience was total different. ...

16 Chinese learning methods

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

Today I wanted to wash my clothes, but the weather is cold and cloudy, so there is no way to dry them until evening. So instead of going to the laundry I answered a post of Rainman on the CL forum. He said that it is important to speak some ...

China is a major producer of sickness

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

In the February issue of the science magazine Nature there has been an article about the sources of new pathogens. Map showing the sources of pathogens newly introduced to humankind since 1940. The scientists researched the sources of pathogens, which newly arrived to the human world. AIDS would be an example. They ...

World wide waiting

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Once in a while the internet in Kunming is really fast, sometimes a snail is faster than the internet here in this southwestern 3rd tier city. At the moment the snail is faster. This is a real problem with the internet here. From noon until midnight the internet is hardly ...

I got unbanned again

Monday, March 17th, 2008

A few days ago I thought I got banned, but the problem is a different one. A friend here in Kunming told me he has the same problem once in a while and it probably comes from the internet provider company. Some websites suddenly just stop working for a few ...

I got banned

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Finally, after 1 week in mainland China, my blog got banned here in China. I can still use it through a proxy. I wonder why. I know I'm a critical person, but then I always try to find the positive side of something. Writing though a proxy is not very convenient, ...


Friday, March 14th, 2008

Kunming 昆明市 (Kūnmíng shì) is a huge city in Yunnan province 云南 (Yúnnán). It has more than 3 million residents and can be described as quite large. However Kunming is not as modern as the more well know cities like Shanghai or Beijing. Kunming is in the South of China. ...