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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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Rediscovering…this.

I’ve not had any dreams lately, at least none that I can remember. When I just wake up, and I know I had a really good dream, one full of wonders and fantasy and whatever else makes such things perhaps a bit better than real life, it slips away, much quicker than before, well before […]

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Posted May 28th, 2010 - 1:25 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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A Minor Rant, and Everything’s Good

I’ve come to realize that this whole “pay as you go” schtick might be getting a little out of hand, especially in China. I’m prepaying my cell phone, my internet, my electric bill, my gas bill, my metro card, and if I want satellite TV, I’ll be prepaying that too. As Maria put it, it’s […]

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Posted October 16th, 2009 - 1:42 am by sean
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Apartment Hunting in Beijing

So it’s been a while, and a lot has happened, and I don’t have the time right now to write about all of them so I think I’m going to settle for making some updates and filling in the rest later, albeit out of order. That should be acceptable. One of our primary concerns especially […]

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Posted October 2nd, 2009 - 12:08 am by sean
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