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Archive for May, 2008

Police leisure resort club Kunming

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

When You are in China, once in a while You see some odd thing. If You have stayed a while in Kunming, You might have seen, or heard one of those oddities, that just make You wonder. Maybe You heard the car that sings the Happy Birthday song all the ...

My Single Most Effective Learning Recommendation

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Previously I have given You a whole bunch of learning methods, I also recommended You to go to a Chinese university to learn Mandarin and encouraged You to talk to Chinese persons. However I wondered what method is useful in particular. Which one has the best ROI (Return of investment)? ...

How To: Using Wikipedia to translate difficult terms

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Sometimes we come across a very specific word which is not in our dictionary. We need a translation anyway. So what can we do? Wikipedia rescues us, at least in many cases. This How To is written for the English -> Chinese translation, however it can be applied for almost ...

Green Lake Park

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Green Lake Park in Kunming is probably the only serious park that exists here. Yes, there are others on the outskirts of the city, however Green Lake is the only one in reasonable distance from the city center. It's really different from the nearby Chengdu. In Chinese the lake is ...

The Show Must Go On

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Yes, I agree, the earthquake was bad. Really bad. But the latest ideas from the Chinese government are in a similar league. Today I went to a bar for an after work beer... and it was closed. Now that I sit in front of my computer I found out why. ...

Ba Dian Ban Club

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

Yesterday evening was hot, a friend and me took a tour around the Kunming party scene. We started out in the Hump bar, then checked out the area behind the Hump bar for about 2 hours. There I learned how to get freedrinks: Go into a bar / disko-bar. One of ...

Back to Hongkong

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

My original plan was to stay in Kunming, however with the whole visa thing getting worse and worse it seems like I have to go back to Hongkong. This is to bad, as I feel that the people in Hongkong actually speak Japanese. I hope I can continue my Mandarin ...

The Hump Bar

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

It's Friday evening, You are in Kunming and don't know where to go? Check out the Hump Bar, which is a great starter for the evening. But You might as well stay the whole night. The Hump Bar provides the coldest beer in town without these stupid icecubes (You ...