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How to ship boxes from China to the US

This is incidentally also “Countdown once again – 2 Days.” So we had originally been planning to take all our stuff with us on this move back. When we first made the move over some year and a half ago, we managed to fit into 8 suitcases, including carry-ons. We had a little trouble with […]

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Posted December 22nd, 2010 - 6:40 am by sean
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Countdown once again – 4 Days

It’s that time of year again, or rather that time of the year and a half. We are counting down the days until we leave. I guess we hadn’t formally announced any such things yet, and though the rest of the inter-webs know already, the blog is sadly still officially ignorant of certain important matters. […]

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Posted December 20th, 2010 - 2:42 am by sean
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Shanghai December 2010

And as I had alluded to 2 posts ago now, even more things happened and one of them was that Maria and I got to go to Shanghai together finally! I had only been there once before in my entire life, and I’m not sure it counts seeing as it probably happened about 15 years […]

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Posted December 14th, 2010 - 3:39 am by sean
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NYC November 2010

So as I had alluded to in the previous post, lots of things happened, and this is kind of a make up post in an all out of order sort of fashion. What had happened was, my China visa had proper expired. As in, no more entries, no more days allowed in country, stay any […]

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Posted December 14th, 2010 - 3:30 am by sean
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Updating on the train

Huh, apparently I have 4 WordPress Plugins to update, plus a new Core version to upgrade to. Since I’m connected to the internet through my cell phone’s tether through my VPN in the States, I’m thinking I’m gonna hold off on any major internet work that’s actually important and meaningful until later. I’ll be back […]

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Posted December 13th, 2010 - 12:07 am by sean
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IFC Messiah Concert 2010

And just to plug me and myself and those that I sing with, the annual International Festival Chorus Handel’s Messiah Concert is coming to town. December 5th, Sunday, 2010, at the International School of Beijing way the heck out in Shunyi. Free transportation is provided on the day of the concert to and from, leaving […]

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Posted November 10th, 2010 - 3:09 pm by sean
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Looking for a new project

I think I need someone to count on me again. While Maria was away, there was purpose in the music project I recorded for her, something she waited for, something I knew she’d be disappointed if I didn’t do. It was important, though only because I deemed it so. And though now I have lots […]

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Posted November 10th, 2010 - 2:49 pm by sean
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Multiple places to write now

So I’m sure some one may have noticed, but I actually switched to the AJAX only version of the theme, which is definitely in BETA status at the moment as it can’t process any WordPress short tags and hasn’t yet figured out when someone is logged in or not. Nevertheless, I sort of figured if […]

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Posted October 22nd, 2010 - 5:30 pm by sean
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New AJAX Only Layout

New Layout So this redesign had a couple of initial inspirations. 1) I like text based layouts. I always have, and I probably always will. I never quite understood what all the fuss about pictures were and images and graphics and all that crap. It probably comes from the fact that I was a writer […]

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Posted October 10th, 2010 - 1:53 pm by sean
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Actual Post and Updates

Again, it’s been a while since posting, almost 2 weeks, mostly due to how busy we’ve been with Maria’s MBA program starting up properly and falling into the routine of it all. I don’t think there’s actually much new to post about, so I think this post will mostly be me complaining about a plethora […]

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Posted September 29th, 2010 - 3:40 am by sean
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Summer Palace – Fall 2010

So I’d been very reluctant to go to the Summer Palace, not for any particular reason that I can actually verbalize at the moment. Maria had been wanting to go for a while, and there was always one reason or another why it wasn’t a good time that day. But we finally went, and, all […]

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Posted September 29th, 2010 - 1:23 am by sean
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