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19 February 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Of Panda’s and Pigs

19 February 2007 Finally we have sorted out our new office, also in Jian Wai SOHO, in time for the Year of the Pig, having finally defeated the Panda virus and now looking forward to getting down to some serious business. We had many fun and games with the office, eventually learning how to win […]

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01 February 2007 ~ 0 Comments


It is 368 days since I first stepped off the plane onto Chinese soil and I still have 558 days to establish EASTWEST as a force to be reckoned with before the opening ceremony of the Olympics. Add to these numbers two more: I celebrated my 40th birthday on a beach in Boracay, contemplating EASTWEST […]

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20 August 2006 ~ 0 Comments

Getting Noticed

Beijing was held under a damp muggy blanket of fumes and drizzle all week, and we were gifted a glimpse of the big blue yonder only on Sunday, a parallel in some ways to the seven months of hard work and the reward at the end of this week. The SOHO is beginning to be […]

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13 August 2006 ~ 0 Comments


I learnt about how business is really being done in China this week, questioning the validity of bringing more western theory to local entrepreneurs, enjoyed watching the Chinese hopefuls dance for a place in the World Salsa Championship, and chatted about mixed culture relationships with Hard Candy. It is normal for a client to ask […]

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