August 29, 2005

It's done!

After 121 days, 2,904 hours, 174,240 minutes, 10,545,400 seconds or 60 pages, I've finally finished my thesis which I handed in today!

What a relief. I can't even believe it's done now...The past weeks have been very intense as my motivation decreased more each day.

As my last part in university, in about three weeks I'll have to present my thesis findings to my professor and that's it!!!

Posted by Claudio at 03:03 PM | Comments (1)

August 24, 2005

Sexual harassment in Shanghai tube

Gen kindly forwarded me a most recent China Daily newspaper article covering a recent social issue. Chinese women feeling sexual harassed in Shanghai metro. Imagine this story in a German newspaper :-)


Posted by Claudio at 09:02 AM | Comments (0)

Thesis due t-7 days

The final countdown...7 days left until I have to hand in my thesis. Let's hope that HH is satisfied with the outcome otherwise it will be getting a tough weekend...

Posted by Claudio at 08:59 AM | Comments (0)

August 20, 2005

Be careful when driving in a car in Shanghai

Posted by Claudio at 12:44 PM | Comments (0)

August 19, 2005

Rejected job offer

What a strange feeling rejecting a job offer. As I needed to decide whether to accept an offer by today, which I wasn't sure since there are other application outstanding, it's been the first time I rejected an offer for a graduate position.

I feel sad on the one hand but at the same time relieved on the other hand.

Posted by Claudio at 07:14 PM | Comments (0)

August 18, 2005

Time pressure...

...the time is running. Just few days left until I need to be done with my *** thesis. To be honest I cannot stand it anymore...Time pressure has been increasing from day to day, also due to the fact that I spent more time in the car and on the plane throughout Europe than sitting in front of my desk *sigh*.

The thing is that I have to come up with a decision in the near future which has again long-term focus and this is really asking to much of me at this stage. At this stage I wish I could look into the future. This would make my decision making process become much easier. Hmpf :-(

Posted by Claudio at 12:55 PM | Comments (0)

August 08, 2005

No news...

Sorry, there are no news at present as I have to finish writing my damn thesis.

By the way, any one of you been to Phuket before? How is it? Is it worth visiting?



Posted by Claudio at 11:06 PM | Comments (2)

August 04, 2005

Where is the night?

Just strange watching out in the evening and recognizing that the sundown takes much longer in the summer period in Europe than in Shanghai where it used to be dark already at 7 PM.

Posted by Claudio at 08:14 PM | Comments (0)

August 02, 2005

Shanghai Express 4 - 2005

The German Consulate just published the most recent version of its Shanghai Express newsletter (German).
You may want to download it from the FILES section on the right column of this page. Remember the password to open these files is: "asmallcity.com"

shaex0205.gif

Posted by Claudio at 07:03 AM | Comments (0)

August 01, 2005

More Shanghai pictures

I just uploaded more pictures. The last ones show the Connyee's birthday party with my friends and lots of Taiwanese folks. Check out my picture gallery for more pics.


Posted by Claudio at 07:57 PM | Comments (0)

Inside Chinese Business

Today I received the book I ordered on Amazon last week. "Inside Chinese Business" shall give the reader a meaningful inside how the Chinese business is structured. It was recommended to me by several persons. I am curious to read this book now myself.


Posted by Claudio at 07:35 PM | Comments (0)

Silent Munich

After my trip back to Germany the first thing I noticed is the silence...mhhhhh

Posted by Claudio at 08:13 AM | Comments (0)
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