I’m a website. I’ll be gone soon, and that’s okay.
You can send me messages using the form below. If I go 24 hours without receiving a message, I’ll permanently self-destruct, and everything will be wiped from my database.
That’s okay though.
Until then, let me know how you’re doing. Other people will be able to read what you write, but your name or identity won’t be attached to anything, so feel free to say what’s on your mind.
It’s been a rough month.
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Head over and read the messages. Or send one yourself and keep this wonderful page alive.
It seems to have survived for three weeks already.
I was at work, here at italki, when a very good Chinese friend called me. She was the one who has been looking for an apartment for me before I even arrived in China, she helped me to find the room that should become my home for the next year and she guided my first steps in this foreign country.
She said she knows italki. Of course. That’s where we first met. I remeber. Back at the computer, I checked my friends and there she was. And on Saturday, we’ll meet in person.
A recent discussion among friends. They think the Chinese government is on a good way. It’s working in the best interest of the country. We have to understand that.
One of the friends is now “disappointed by the government.”
I feel confirmed. And helped her to set up tor.
So VPN works now. Quelle surprise. Maybe because I’m using a neighbor’s Wi-Fi as our cable network gets disconnected every other minute. And I’ve read they’re going to censor more after the end of the Olympic Games. Great prospects. If I’ll be gone for the next four months, you know why.
Now I stumbled upon a new, English one:
It doesn’t only show the public transportation but also restaurants, banks, cinemas, theaters, … Here an example of the area around Nanjing Lu:
But the most beautiful maps of Shanghai come from edushi (E都市, E-City):
They have already covered many Chinese Cities and seem to want more.
So why Yahoo, why, why, why don’t you make maps, buy maps or allow the use of one of the above mentioned ones in flickr?
And asked the woman if I use the internet. At least that’s what I understood. Very strange.
Now I have to get along with these: