December 13, 2011 Comments Off on Lunar Eclipse in Beijing
Well, here goes for another one. Once again, this is not to replace reviews that exist out there, in particular the review on ArchosLounge is worth reading as it is sufficiently in depth and will give you an answer to just about everything you can ask for. And yes they also have the review in English! 🙂 En particulier pour les francobetes (amis lecteurs capables de lire le français) leur forum répond à beaucoup de questions pratiques. [Read more →]
January 30, 2009 10 Comments
This is not meant to replace your normal “reviews” or more often, infomercials, about one product or another, but to try and give you an idea from a user’s perspective of what I would recommend as a good choice for a home wireless/wired setup.
First of all, why these two routers? They are actually relatively close in functions to each other: 4 cabled port, wireless, firewalled, uPNP enabled, full browser-based configuration Internet connection sharing devices.
January 25, 2009 3 Comments
Quick rant about our Xmas dinner at Feichang Thai (Very Siam) here in Beijing as it justs sucks to have to eat such fake thai when the place *was* so good in the past. Nothing is permanent here, and here is further proof of Beijing’s rapid descent *down* the culinary scales as people forgo authenticity in lieu of crass and in your face ‘trendyness’. It seems it is easier to make money selling crap wrapped up in gold leaf rather than making the effort of doing the real thing.
My wife asked me soon after we ordered ‘why are there so many dongbeiren serving us here?’ and it all clicked into place. I was the only paleface in the joint, last year it was full of them. It has changed its target clientele and is now aiming for the clueless hip ‘nouveau riche’ chinese and serves up Thai dishes that taste as if designed by a Dongbei chef. From the deep fried mandarin fish in sweet and sour sauce that looks and tastes exactly like a poor man’s song shu gui yu (but it ain’t cheap) to the Tom Yum soup that is tasteless and totally lacking in anything except maybe the name of the packet that it came out of to the masaman curry that is just totally weird and bears no relationship to the real thing. Oh and the ‘vietnamese spring rolls’ even had a layer of sugar to crunch on and no mint at all. Looked and tasted just like pillows. For 360 kuai per couple (and with only 1 beer! imagine how much if you buy drinks for two!) it is just a total waste of your money. Cool for dating clueless Dongbeiren though 😉 Looks nice, but it is all so shallow.
If you want real thai in Beijing, try somewhere else! (Purple Haze?)
December 25, 2007 2 Comments