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Book: Chrystia Freeland “Plutocrats”

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

It's rather rare that I recommend a book, but I really have to say something about this book. Chrystia Freeland's "Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else" explains why some people become super rich and the other 99% don't. This is not a ...

Do not study sinology!

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Are you thinking about what to study at university? Have a rough plan about your career? Does your career plan include places like China, Taiwan or Singapore? If yes, you may be tempted to study sinology. Do not study sinology! Some people give the advice to study what you like most. ...

Accepting drinks in a Chinese disco

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

One of the unique features of a Chinese nightclub, disco or bar is, the Westener often gets free drinks sponsored by other customers. Some popular explanations include that the Chinese want to impress the Westener so the Westerner stays with this particular Chinese guy. From the Western perspective paying drinks ...

2010 plans

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

Hey guys! 2009 is over. Hope you got well into 2010. A new year, new opportunities! Changes and Improvements. So let's answer the question: What do I want to achieve in 2010? This year is going to be a year of fundamental changes in my life and I have to ...

2009 review

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Much has happened this year other things didn't, here I will review 2009. My computer science studies progressed a lot and I'm close to graduation. This is a nice fact, but the biggest archievement in 2009 for me was that I started to read Chinese text. Somewhere on the internet ...

Sleepless nights

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

My fellow reader Aremonus told me in a few comments on this blog, that if I get everything right, I should get the same salary in Asia as I get in Germany. I hope you are right. My graduation comes nearer and in January, but not later than February, I ...

What difficulties did you encounter learning Chinese?

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Today my mate Nino at MKL wrote about difficulties while learning Chinese and he is asking his readers what difficulties they encountered learning Chinese. First I wanted to write a short comment there, but I guess it's to much to summarize it in a short blog comment. So I take ...

Many roads lead to Asia

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Before I start with what I have on my mind, I want to post a picture of the beautiful view my Shanghai apartment offered me last month. My apartment had a great view of high rises, medium sized houses and a park. Going to the park took just 5 minutes. Very ...