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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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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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a confessional tone

i apologize for the lack of capitals in this post, but i’m posting from my ipad and i disabled the auto correct feature because i found it to be less than intuitive about what i actually wanted to type. i also apologize for the general lack of posts on this here blog, but we’ve both […]

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Posted June 21st, 2010 - 2:10 am by sean
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Blogging from the iPad

Heh…neat. I’ll also write some updates. Me physical in China was quite painless, aside from the 7 vials of blood they drew. It was at this pretty big clinic that apparently specializes in physicals. It was quite obvious very early on that I would need lots of help so I was basically walked through the […]

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Posted May 2nd, 2010 - 10:02 am by sean
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Onward to Seoul!

Having successfully hopped, skipped, and jumped over to Korea for the sake of sorting out our visas, I thought I’d put down some of my thoughts on the entire process and Korea in general. 1) Everything’s expensive there, basically the same price as in the US, but in won, which makes everything looks horribly expensive […]

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Posted November 26th, 2009 - 12:42 pm by sean
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Electronics Shopping in Beijing

We need a printer. I also needed a computer case, but my cousin was able to help me procure one. Granted, it’s MUCH smaller than the one I was using in the States, so it barely fit everything I wanted. I had to take some “creative” measures to get all the parts in. But it […]

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Posted October 21st, 2009 - 1:26 am by sean
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Chinese Units and Conversion Reference

I realize that I’m throwing numbers around quite willy nilly, and that it may actually be confusing. So I thought I should compile a reference of relevant units that crop up in our every day lives in Beijing. Weight: Kilograms govern most weight measurements, and to get kilograms (kg) to pounds (lbs), just double the […]

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Posted October 16th, 2009 - 1:51 am by sean
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