August 29, 2005
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!!!
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 :-)
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...
August 20, 2005
Be careful when driving in a car in Shanghai
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.
August 18, 2005
...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 :-(
August 08, 2005
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?
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.
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"
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.
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.
After my trip back to Germany the first thing I noticed is the silence...mhhhhh