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Climbing Mount Hua.

During the chinese new year spring festival, we made a trip to the Huashan mountain. It was a two hour ride from Xi'An. We had to wait over one hour in line, until we finally sat down in a cable car and started going to the top of the mountain. I took my Canon XL1s camera on the trip - this is the result.

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Dead Man’s Chest on TV.

I could not believe my eyes when I saw Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest during the spring festival - it was shown on "Shaanxi Movie Channel 4". In english, with a sound that seemed to be from a screener. The image quality was superb, after all, the DVD is out already. The movie was running on regular TV with chinese subtitles, I saw it on the ...

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‘Hainan Airline’ rocks.

I flew around China with Air China, China Eastern, Southern China - but now I've got a new favorite for domestic flights: Hainan Airlines. Why? Because it's so damn relaxing. At the beginning of the flight, all the flight attendants introduce themselves by saying their name and bowing down. Have you ever experienced that before? Me not. Then, the design of the ...

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Happy new year China!

Goodbye, dog! May the pig bring us money, health and... um... peace?

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Geeky Valentine’s Day present.

Since we have neither the space nor the money to buy a real Piano at the moment, I decided to present my wife a MIDI-USB keyboard that she can use on my PowerBook from Apple. She loves to play but has left her 'standalone' keyboard at her home in Xi'An for her mom. So I went out to find one, and let me tell you, that was not easy. First I went to one of the chain ...

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Chinese Skype under attack.

Warning, dear chinese Skype users! There are quite some robots roaming around Skype at the moment, telling you that you have won some huge amount of money or a computer or a dragon, for all I care. They are cheating! The Domains "http://www.sku88.com/skypef/" and "http://www.skyqe.cn/h/" look like Skype, but are in fact fake! DO NOT SUBMIT ANYTHING! Just open ...

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Vote the Schmoe!

Favorite Movie of the Year: Children of Men Worst Movie of the Year: Little Man Best Director of the Year: Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) Best Screenplay of the Year: The Prestige Most Overrated Movie of the Year: Superman Returns Most Underrated Movie of the Year: The Fountain Trippiest Movie of the Year: Pan's Labyrinth Best Comedy of the Year: ...

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Nobody gives a damn.

So, when I uploaded my Microsoft Vista ad on the Jin Mao tower image to flickr, I was hoping that it would make the round on the internet. I support the free use of images, this is why I give my images almost always a 'Attribution-ShareAlike' license. I like my fifteen minutes of fame now and then, this is why I choose this license - it says 'You must attribute the ...

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Chinabounder is back.

First of all, don't get me wrong, I absolutely don't agree with Chinabounder's way of dealing with women; I come from a big family, and if I knew that some guy like him was hitting on one of my family members, I'd make sure he would not be able to hit anything ever again. But what I like are people who talk out, people who swim against the stream, as we say in ...

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Advertising from Microsoft.

I could not belive my eyes when we left the "Banana Leaf" restaurant in Shanghai's Pudong district yesterday - there was a huge advertising on the 421 meter high Jin Mao Tower! On one of the biggest skyscrapers in Asia! Yes, it makes absolutely sense to advertise like that in the country where you can buy a copy of Vista for about one dollar. Whatever Microsoft...

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