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Well Wikipedia is back….but…

4 May, 2008 (12:54) | China, Daily Life, Details, Geek | 2 comments

You may have read about my glee a few days ago, upon discovery of Wikipedia being accessible… however it looks like the Great Firewall of China is able to “filter” certain Wikipedia’s pages about topics, that perhaps the government doesn’t like so much. For the listing compiled by the Washington Post, […]

Birth of a Pie, Death of a Blender…

2 May, 2008 (18:24) | China, Daily Life, Details, Food, Geek | No comments

Decided today I wanted to make a Cake/Pie/Some sort of Dessert - “Western” desserts just aren’t the same here…at least I haven’t really found a place that makes em’ just like back at home…However having no oven, makes this somewhat of a difficulty…
I really wanted to make a cheesecake, and found a recipe that uses […]

Yeah…I haven’t been updating as much as I should have…

30 April, 2008 (00:59) | Daily Life, Geek, Site | 1 comment

As you can see, I’ve pretty much neglected my blog for the past few weeks…Still working on those pictures from my winter break :-p
Currently Im tied up with 8-10 hours of Chinese tutoring/classes a week - usually after each session for about 20 minutes or so my head continues to hurt…Also in the process […]

Burninated huh?

26 December, 2007 (22:59) | Geek | 3 comments

Well the folks at Square-Enix just earned a few more brownie points in my book…with the term “Burninated”

I guess to understand the “awesome-ness” of this word, click on this link to see what started it all, or prepare for the wrath of Trogdor….

Mistletoe…is really a parasitic killer…

20 December, 2007 (23:53) | Geek | No comments

While doing some research on how to carry out a Christmas lesson tomorrow for my English class - I look at a vocabulary sheet, on there is the definition of Mistletoe, the part that sticks out is that it is a “parasitic plant”. That just doesn’t sound very pleasant , doing a […]

In case you were wondering what would flag the censors in China…

20 December, 2007 (18:12) | China, Geek | 1 comment

In case you were wondering what would flag the Censors here in China as far as what is posted on blogs & forums on Servers in China, below is a list compiled by the Washington post … Luckily this site is hosted on a Server thats probably in India - Hopefully my site doesn’t […]

Stupid China Firewall!

3 December, 2007 (21:49) | Geek | 2 comments

GAH! - how I hate this firewall….Most blogs I like to read are blocked by this ….P.O.S….Can’t even read wikipedia….GAH!……

Pulled the trigger on a DSLR…

18 October, 2007 (23:47) | Geek | 2 comments

Well I pulled the trigger for a DSLR :-D.  I decided on the Pentax K100D Super.  I got it for around $400 after shipping, taxes & a rebate.  Now I just have to wait 5 weeks to get it (shipped to a sister, who will very nicely file my rebate for me, then hopefully ship […]

A visit to U-Town…

16 October, 2007 (22:05) | Daily Life, Geek | No comments

After picking up my free ticket to an Oktoberfest event (for being an Expat :-p) this Sunday, I swung by an electronics place known as “U-Town”. I was told it was the place to go to get electronics here…Upon getting to the store, I realize it was more like an indoor (4 floors) electronics […]

Wanting another Camera…

14 October, 2007 (19:48) | Geek | No comments

Yes…I guess you could say I have enough cameras… I brought three with me to China:
-  A ruggadized water/dust proof Pentax Optio 43wr
-  An easily pocketable Sony T-100
-  A powerful zoom Canon S1-IS
I find that
what phone number is this
I use my S1 […]