The growing Entrecard phenomenon.

I’ve been using the Entrecard service for half a year or so now, and I still think it’s a cool way to advertise on other sites and to get advertised on by others. Especially, because some really big blogs added the service to their websites – it’s not only small blogs in their portfolio, but also big ones. And now they’ve started to cooperate with SezWho, a commenting service, which makes the whole thing even better. Because now you can also receive Entrecard credits by simply commenting on other blogs! And other people will comment on your blog, to get points, too! Of course, there’s a rating system, so that you can mark people who comment only for points as spammers. That’s really good. And that alone is not all – for me, it’s really interesting what other blogs my readers visit. The SezWho plugin gives me the opportunity to find out just that! It’s easy to install with WordPress and works without any problem so far. Can’t wait to see what they come up with next! Related Images:We cannot display this gallery […]

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Grand Theft Auto IV sucks.

Yesterday night, I finally managed to finish the last mission. I’m now 70-something percent through the game, only having side missions and other stuff left. But I’m not gonna play that anymore. I am so damn bored from the game! I’ve played GTA. GTA II. GTA III. Vice City. San Andreas. I enjoyed them all, except San Andreas, and after reading some reviews of GTA 4 it became clear that I would love it. And I did, for the first three days or so. I really enjoyed driving around Liberty City in 1080P Full HD listening to cool radio stations in Dolby Digital with awesome music and all. Don’t get me wrong, visually the game is absolutely gorgeous, the best there is at the moment probably, the radio stations are great as always… There’s only one problem, and that’s a big one: The missions are so boring. So unbelievable boring. They keep repeating themselves too much. GTA 3 and Vice City had missions that rocked so hard, they were always different and tough but yet manageable. GTA 4 has some cool missions, the bank robbery for example, or the last one. But 95% of the missions are in the end […]

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Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa.

I’ve got a little cold from all the heat, to be more precise: From all the air conditioners standing everywhere. It’s not really healthy to have sudden temperature changes from over 20 degrees, but some people simply ignore this fact. Example: When I enter our office building, the temperature changes from 38° Celsius to 20° Celsius. Is that nuts or what? Anyway, so when I got a cold, my wife was so sweet and went to buy me some chinese medicine. She came back with a bottle containing dark fluid, the name of the medicine was the same as this title’s post: Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa. It tastes damn good, and my eyes went big when I read through the ingredients. Here’s what’s in this medicine: Tendrilleaf Fritillary Bulb Loquat Leaf Fourleaf Ladybell Root Indian Bread Pummelo Peel Platycodon Root Prepared Pinellia Tuber Chinese Magnoliavine Fruit Snakegourd Seed Common Coltsfoot Flower Thinleaf Milkwort Root Bitter Apricot Seed Fresh Ginger Liquorice Root Almond Extract Menthol Honey Maltose Syrup I thought of the beginning scene from END OF DAYS, where big hero Arnie mixes whatever he finds laying around his apartment together in a mixer for breakfast… Yummy! Seriously though, this […]

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Cranes In The Sky.

Is this not the most insane building in the world? You can buy a print of this image at imagekind. digg this pic. About the building: The project was started in september 2004 following a review of the design by a panel of Chinese experts. The construction is scheduled to be completed in time to broadcast the Beijing Olympics in 2008. The development is being undertaken by the Chinese Government as part of a plan to redevelop central Beijing with innovative and functional architecture, while preserving historic buildings at the same time. The new building will involve two ‘L’ shaped high-rise towers linked at the top and the bottom at an angle to form a loop, which has been described as a ‘Z’ criss-cross. The total construction cost is estimated at €600 million ($750 million). The CCTV tower will employ 10,000 people following completion in 2008. But the construction was daleyted because of the opposition against this buildings cost, so the developers say the building will probably not be completed before 2009. (Source: SkyscraperCity) About the image: This high definition range image was created with three RAW files. I’ve created four different HDR versions and edited the best out of […]

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Jewelz – Mermaid (Original Mix)

Jewelz – Mermaid (Original Mix) Originally uploaded by Montrasio International 3.318 pictures were used in this video. Shot entirely in Shanghai, China. Jewelz’ track was produced by Pete Tong’s Bedroom Bedlam and can be bought on beatport.com. Watch or download the full length version here! The images were taken with a Nikon D50 and batch processed with Photoshop later on. […]

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iHnDustRy.

Taken while driving from Wuxi to Shanghai in January 2008. We were a lot on the road shooting John Rabe. I’m trying out various HDR things for a project at the moment. The HDR pictures I’ve been posting over the last couple of days on flickr are more or less the results of these experiments. iHnDustRy., originally uploaded by Montrasio International. […]

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Tianjin: Food Street.

This is a picture of the commercially… err culturally famous "Food Street" in Tianjin. The food is good, alright, but they sold me fake cigarettes there. And the restaurant owner was not able to offer us a fapiao. Watch out there. I had the feeling that it’s a bit of a tourist trap… Tianjin: Food Street., originally uploaded by Montrasio International. […]

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Tianjin Business Trip.

Jiajia and I have been in Tianjin on a business trip. Tianjin is about one hour away from Beijing and has not that much too see. Well, it’s a business city like Shanghai. When we drove back to Shanghai in a sleeping train, we met a foreigner from Canada in the cabinet next to us – I guess him and me were the only foreigners on that train. We talked a bit about god and then world. And then, today, we met him by coincidence in Shanghai! Crazy. I mean, Shanghai is quite big, but you still run into people. That’s funny. I’m busy working on a new website for my media company, so I’ll leave you with these two Tianjin pictures for now. More next week. Have a nice weekend! Tianjin Construction Site., originally uploaded by Montrasio International. […]

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