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There are 6 different readers (identified by email address) with the same nickname solopolo. They are represented by different colors.

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77 My First Camping with New Tent

camping guide
Posted by solopolo at 2009-04-08 02:39:27. More

76 Shanghai Bejiing Express Railway Photos

强国崛起 超英赶美
Posted by solopolo at 2009-03-23 00:21:50. More

75 Meaning of 886 in Chinese

Hong Kong is 852 and yes, 886 means 'bye bye le'
Posted by solopolo at 2009-02-21 02:04:59. More

74 Shanghai 2010 Expo Site

大國崛起! 可喜可賀.
Posted by solopolo at 2009-02-18 23:03:07. More

73 Shoe Thowing

for you to publish the message, in itself is already a kind of position!
Posted by solopolo at 2009-02-04 22:37:40. More

72 Watching US President Inauguration

WJS, would you kindly share with us how you are able to access Hulu's streams from China?
Posted by solopolo at 2009-01-21 12:46:25. More

71 Back from Luoyang Family Gather

no photo, no talk!
Posted by solopolo at 2009-01-12 23:40:26. More

70 Hong Kong Not More Expensive Than Shanghai

didn't check your blog until now or i would have taken you up on your offer for coffee, anyways good luck tomorrow leaving town with the taxis making trouble!
Posted by solopolo at 2008-12-04 03:25:30. More

69 Adidas in Sanlitun Beijing

is this supposed to mean something?
Posted by solopolo at 2008-10-02 04:10:21. More

68 Top Commenter of 6 Years

can't believe i am on any top 100 list!
Posted by solopolo at 2008-09-20 02:03:50. More

67 Update about Yifan

hope you can see this:
Posted by solopolo at 2008-08-19 02:20:17. More

66 Pudong Airport T2 Behind the Security Gate

excellent hardware.......
Posted by solopolo at 2008-08-06 21:42:03. More

65 Gas Price and Plastic Bags

in Hong Kong today, the #97 gas costs about 16 RMB/litre....
Posted by solopolo at 2008-06-21 01:41:11. More

64 Photos of Carrefour after Boycott

sorry, my problem I guess, it's back on now!
Posted by solopolo at 2008-05-06 22:54:13. More

63 Photos of Carrefour after Boycott

what happened to your blog of yesterday?
Posted by solopolo at 2008-05-06 21:08:14. More

62 Disturbed Lunch

Yes, lunch is important!
Posted by solopolo at 2008-04-19 22:24:11. More

61 Friends Started to Boycott French Products

it's as important an event as you make it to be, so.
Posted by solopolo at 2008-04-16 00:18:12. More

60 Watching Spring Festival TV Show Now

the way they make movies these days, they are not worth the discs they are put on!
Posted by solopolo at 2008-02-06 23:00:51. More

59 Train from Shanghai to Nanjing - CRH (D)

nice show, js, how much is the train fare ?
Posted by solopolo at 2007-11-29 22:24:48. More

58 Chinese Middle Name for Erik's Baby

天恩 for girl
Posted by solopolo at 2007-11-21 22:48:18. More

57 Chinese Middle Name for Erik's Baby

Posted by solopolo at 2007-11-21 22:43:12. More

56 Trans-Bank System Finally Available

ever heard of the "cheque-ing" system? where you can issue a "cheque" from one bank and deposit it into another, or maybe personal cheques do not exist in the PRC.
Posted by solopolo at 2007-11-19 23:16:41. More

55 Yifan Fell Asleep in IKEA
Posted by solopolo at 2007-11-18 23:27:19. More

54 Bobo's Playing Two-Section Stick

bruce skywalker
Posted by solopolo at 2007-11-08 22:38:24. More

53 Bobo's Playing Two-Section Stick
Posted by solopolo at 2007-11-08 22:34:13. More

52 Name of the Baby - Part II

《姓名登记条例(初稿)》规定 子女可按父母双姓起名

內 地 10 大 流 行 姓 名
1. 劉 波   130 萬 人

2. 李 剛   106 萬 人

3. 李 海   91 萬 人

4. 張 勇   90.7 萬 人

5. 王 軍   81 萬 人

6. 王 勇   76.5 萬 人

7. 張 偉   76.2 萬 人

8. 劉 偉   72 萬 人

9. 王 偉   70 萬 人

10. 李 偉   69.5 萬 人
Posted by solopolo at 2007-06-12 23:38:50. More

51 Name of the Baby - Part II

王子欣 fits perfectly with the pictures you posted:
Posted by solopolo at 2007-06-12 23:31:58. More

50 My Baby Arrives

so happy for you and your wife! from now on your life belongs to someone else so act accordingly! congratulations and where are the cigars?
Posted by solopolo at 2007-06-03 22:11:25. More

49 Take Taxi or Buy a Car?

>>>>:) It is not about the distance... it is pollution here... very dusty.

and one of the main reasons for this pollution is?!
Posted by solopolo at 2007-05-26 22:28:02. More

48 Take Taxi or Buy a Car?

help yourselves and the environment, take public transportation!
Posted by solopolo at 2007-05-23 00:44:57. More

47 Reasons of Bad Traffic in Shanghai

no need for long passages to explain bad traffic in shanghai and rest of china, 2 words suffice:


same like the problem with spitting and littering, all because of the lack of proper civic/civil education of the general population, be they drivers or pedestrians! and unfortunately, this problem will need generations of hard work to have any possibility of seeing improvement.
Posted by solopolo at 2007-04-25 23:40:36. More

46 My Favorite Food in the World

looks dangerous!
Posted by solopolo at 2007-03-28 09:57:38. More

45 Angkor WAT, Cambodia

your feelings on visiting these ruins?
Posted by solopolo at 2007-03-09 00:43:08. More

44 Thanks for Giving Credit to Me...

some read about copyright:
Posted by solopolo at 2007-02-11 08:51:22. More

43 Four Seasons Hotel

the 3S's of Chinese social etiquette:



Posted by solopolo at 2007-02-01 06:55:40. More

42 Four Seasons Hotel

>>>>When do you think the municipal government of Shanghai will institute the non-smoking policy like the one being carried out in Hong Kong which is in line with world wide campaign for smoke-free environment.

there is slim chance that this can happen in china, for one thing, tobacco distribution is government owned, so there you go!
Posted by solopolo at 2007-01-30 23:51:59. More

41 My Experience with Hong Kong

泰昌餅家 The egg-tart store at Lyndhurst Terrance was able to rent another stall, situated just opposite to the original stall, and was reopened in October 2005.
Posted by solopolo at 2007-01-27 08:14:51. More

40 My Drawings in Hong Kong

nice sketches! you are no amateur, that's for sure.
Posted by solopolo at 2007-01-27 00:36:50. More

39 My Experience with Hong Kong

sorry about the wrong link above, here is the correct one:
Posted by solopolo at 2007-01-26 09:12:39. More

38 My Experience with Hong Kong

Welcome to Hong Kong WJS, for your information, HK is not all concrete, the green zone is actually behind where you are staying over the hills on the south side of the island.

If you have spare time tomorrow and not going home yet, I have a suggestion for you,

go hiking, _bd/country_park.html

Some of the trails are on Hong Kong island and start in a vicinity close to your hotel, my personal favorite is route B10, enjoy!
Posted by solopolo at 2007-01-26 08:56:43. More

37 Life in a Crowded World

>>>>No worries, Chineses people are fast learning is just matter of time.
just learning is not good enough, don't you think they know already? it's the practice that matters, and it's easy to hide behind thousands of years of "culture".
Posted by solopolo at 2007-01-16 23:47:19. More

36 Some Blogs about V2EX

don't wear a hat that's too big for your head! one just wishes one has the guts to write/do something that's right enough to get oneself banned/unplugged by the "big brother", unfortunately one seldom does!
Posted by solopolo at 2007-01-16 23:42:22. More

35 Standing in a Train? No...

>>>It was during the Culture Revolution!
corruption free? doubtful!
Posted by solopolo at 2007-01-15 11:32:31. More

34 Standing in a Train? No...

sorry Romeo, but in my view,for things we can change doesn't need much focus!
Posted by solopolo at 2007-01-15 11:28:04. More

33 Life in a Crowded World

>>>>>>the bank system just sucks !
you are being too generous.
Posted by solopolo at 2007-01-15 01:27:08. More

32 Standing in a Train? No...

lawless country, corrupt officials, poor citizens, haven't changed for decades, won't change for decades!
Posted by solopolo at 2007-01-15 01:24:32. More

31 Friend's Dog Killed

eating dog is not a crime in china, stealing/killing maybe!
don't think one can become a white guy by speaking better english and visiting the imperialist kingdom of america a dozen times, and maybe forgetting the chinaman has been eating dogs for thousands of years!
Posted by solopolo at 2007-01-01 00:37:29. More

30 Shanghai is Coooold

>>>>Chinese citizens lacked human dignity

i consider not having 100 million rmb in my bank acct as lacking in all kinds of dignity!!!!
Posted by solopolo at 2006-12-01 23:26:59. More

29 Shanghai is Coooold

patriotism does not need to be mouthed! in such cases, actions always speak louder than talk. only dictators and incompetent leaders will use the patriot trick repeatedly to fuel the insecure feelings of their small minded minions. in the case of public transport etiquette, i guess the patriotic thing to do is to put one's effort into helping the general population get more easy access to higher and higher level of education on all aspects. make your money in hi-tech shanghai etc, and then contribute what you can financially and/or technically towards the betterment of education of the younger generation in the back country, that will be the least one can do before one can think about being patriotic, otherwise one is just another efficiency hungry, profit chasing drone amongst millions.
Posted by solopolo at 2006-11-30 21:58:06. More

28 Short Note of 5 Days in Chaminade

good thoughts, SSC !
Posted by solopolo at 2006-11-28 01:50:37. More

27 Life in Remote Places

>>>>Solopolo, it is not corruption that is the problem, but the "only big brother" is.

>>>Expected, and no surprise...

This is exactly the kind of attitude that allows big brother to prevail!
Posted by solopolo at 2006-09-29 10:21:20. More

26 Life in Remote Places

>>>Expected, and no surprise...

This is exactly the kind of attitude that allows corruption to prevail!
Posted by solopolo at 2006-09-28 10:16:02. More

25 Volunteer for Beijing Olympics

the least they can do is to help arrange accomodation for out of town volunteers, what do they expect? volunteers to pay thousands of yuan for lodgings on the open market for the honour of helping out! home stays with beijng families is one option.
Posted by solopolo at 2006-09-13 01:10:25. More

24 Volunteer for Beijing Olympics

they need thousands of english speakers, you will definitely be accepted if you applied!
Posted by solopolo at 2006-09-13 00:51:18. More

23 Need to Go to Beijing Some Time

Money goes where the action is, if Shanghai is lacking in both, best decide to leave town or risk losing out. Wise up and face reality!
Posted by solopolo at 2006-09-10 23:57:30. More

22 Vanke is a Good Real Estate Company

Corporations don't need your endorsement, maybe you want their patronage, silly boy! That's not the way to do it though.
Posted by solopolo at 2006-09-10 23:51:34. More

21 Maglev Catches Fire
Posted by solopolo at 2006-08-12 01:24:52. More

20 Shanghai Public Transportation Card
Posted by solopolo at 2006-08-10 03:13:51. More

19 East Hotel Shanghai

Leo: you mean like a mamasan?
Posted by solopolo at 2006-08-06 05:09:32. More

18 East Hotel Shanghai

funny why you recommend it when even you haven't tried it out yourself? is this a habit of yours?
Posted by solopolo at 2006-08-04 03:52:28. More

17 Second-Generation Identity Card
Posted by solopolo at 2006-07-17 01:56:04. More

16 Second-Generation Identity Card
Posted by solopolo at 2006-07-17 01:55:02. More

15 Second-Generation Identity Card

Appreciate your prompt reply, WJS.
Posted by solopolo at 2006-07-17 01:49:47. More

14 Second-Generation Identity Card

Why was my comment/post blocked? Was it becoz the links I was trying to post cannot be accessed in China? or some other reason? WJS?
Posted by solopolo at 2006-07-17 00:36:22. More

13 Common Sense

no common sense? shanghai is killing you, get out!
Posted by solopolo at 2006-07-16 02:08:39. More

12 Second-Generation Identity Card
Posted by solopolo at 2006-07-15 17:09:32. More

11 The World of Different Rules

Respect is a two way street, when you treat people with spite don't expect them to thank you in return, it is not a complicated concept but one that is easily lost in places like Shanghai !
Posted by solopolo at 2006-07-13 21:33:42. More

10 The World of Different Rules

ignorant employer deserves no respect, can't believe you use the term mason! probably from 2 centuries ago, nowadays they are called decorator, no wonder he is not happy......
Posted by solopolo at 2006-07-13 01:51:32. More

9 Edwards' New LCD Dell 2405

poor soul
Posted by solopolo at 2006-01-16 22:49:35. More

8 Boing Boing's Five Year in Blogging

No doubt WahJooSle will definitely be a worldwide success, the Chinese Internet Icon the whole world will subscribe to, don't let anyone say otherwise.
Posted by solopolo at 2005-11-12 21:49:55. More

7 BBC's Interview

suppose you are the coach of a football team, and your team just let in a goal, what/who do think is responsible :

1) the defense (including the goaltender for inferior skills)
2) the referees (for not calling a foul)
3) the spectators (for not supporting your team)
4) the other team's offense (for tricking the referees and your defense)
5) yourself (for poor coaching)
6) it's just one goal, keep the fighting spirits up and win back the match.
Posted by solopolo at 2005-11-12 00:51:07. More

6 BBC's Interview

it's really nobody's business what wjs' stance is on censorship in china, but blaming the reporter that interviewed him for setting him up because he really did not want say anything about it, I mean guys, you cannot be thinking the reporter is an intern or a rookie ? when you blog there is only one standard, the world standard and if you cannot cut it, I guess the best is still only provincial. being the intelligent person that he is , surely wjs will learn the lesson and plays smarter.
Posted by solopolo at 2005-11-12 00:29:26. More

5 BBC's Interview

"Bingfeng has pointed out correctly, bellevue is a troll. The right way to deal with a troll is to ignore him, or her."

Right, and pretend it's not there! Babies!
Posted by solopolo at 2005-11-11 15:52:55. More

4 Tulip Sleeps in my Garden

Wow, WJS, when you compare "blog censorship" with "road sign numbering system in Shanghai" and "the rule to ban beggars in the Metro system", I just wonder what is going through your mind?

Reading your blog occasionally over the past 2 years, you have represented yourself to be a most intelligent and active member of the Shanghai young and upwardly mobile crowd. So there is no reason to be upset by the tactics of a BBC correspondent, and you really do not have to feel the need to defend the policies of the government. As your blog has always been mainly a journal of your business life and a guide to Shanghai, political and social angles were never your strengths anyway. Having said that, I think I understand why you were feeling frustrated in the first place.

Posted by solopolo at 2005-11-10 00:50:52. More

3 BBC's Interview

like it or not, but evidently bellevue is spot on, and btw bellevue, pls supply password for
Posted by solopolo at 2005-11-09 16:13:02. More

2 Running Around Century Park

i thought your sport of choice was bicyling! too bad you have to join a gang to have fun exercising, they certainily don't look altheletic to me.
Posted by solopolo at 2005-11-09 10:44:11. More

1 BBC's Interview

Maybe now WJS can offer up a viewpoint that can face up to his own feelings and at the same time be understood by the rest of the world the next time another western medium ask him to make a comment on blog censorship in mainland China, stick to your guns and be respected for whatever it is. In the "civilised world", "no comment" is most of the time reserved for the person covered with a coat over his head rushing from the court house to board a taxi.

Wise up and show them hell!
Posted by solopolo at 2005-11-08 16:57:58. More