Archive | December, 2005

China and the Internet

31 December 2005

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I think the number of Chinese on the net is going to explode in the next couple of years, if it already hasn’t started. Currently I am in an Internet cafe, actually more like a large hall with rows of computers and there is hardly a computer free! It seems like most are playing games, […]

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Two Days in Lijian

31 December 2005

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I have just spent the past two days in Lijiang, Yunnan provence. If you are visiting China I strongly recommend visiting Yunnan – particularly Dali and Lijiang. Most of the large cities of China look and feel pretty similar. Yunnan offers glimpses of how China looked two hundred years ago. The region is also rich […]

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What to do with realestate in 2006

28 December 2005

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I had a good year this year in terms of property aquisitions – I bought three individual properties. The first one I know definitely has gone up in value – or I was able to buy it below market value and all are running cash flow positive. I am still wondering if I should keep […]

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Is Blogger banned in China

26 December 2005

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It is interesting that I can still write to this blog, but I am unable to view the site. I thought it could just be the place I am at, but now I have tried from two separate places and still unable to see the site. I am sure people might be wondering why I […]

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Merry Christmas from China

24 December 2005

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I am in China now. Kunming to be exact. I think Chinese are still learning about Christmas and what it is about. At least everyone seems to be enjoying themselves.

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Slow boat to China

21 December 2005

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I have taken a boat from Japan to China a few years ago, but this time I am flying. I am off to China for Christmas and New Year holidays. I plan on travelling around Yunan province in southern China. I will be there for about two weeks. Believe or not I wouldn’t mind staying […]

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November 2005 Google Check

19 December 2005

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I received my Google November cheque just today. It seemed a little bit late this month. I kind of forgot whether I had received it yet or not. I usually take the attitude that if the company is a reputable affiliate company, it is better just to wait for the money rather emailing or calling […]

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Website partnership

18 December 2005

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With only four property listings my New Zealand property site is not going very well. Even after a short Adwords campaign and a print magazine advertisement. I tried to market the site with as little effort as possible, which is probably why it is doing so dismal. Last week I approached a couple who are […]

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New registered domain

16 December 2005

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I have just registered a new domain and applied for hosting. For domains I use godaddy.com, because I find them reliable for managing domains. For hosting I have been using asmallorange.com. They offer hosting with all the regular features for just $30 a year. I am yet to have a problem with them yet, so […]

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Deposit for house 5

15 December 2005

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I paid the deposit for house 5 today. Settlement is planned for early next year, which gives me time to go on my holiday and forget about developing sites and realestate for a couple of weeks. Although I don’t think I will be able to stop myself from logging in to my Adsense account to […]

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