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The real life starts after 6:00 PM. (Yes. Do you want me to explain the domains, ADMT, and Exchange Server stuff at work?)

IKEA again

We went to IKEA for the third time this week – the third time to buy many goods. I thought I have moved out of the target customer scope (src: this article), but again find it is more easier to choose IKEA stuff than other brand. (A reporter from Business Week interviewed me in Emal about my oppion on IKEA, I said, I love it very much!)

We bought new sofa and three Billy bookcases:

BILLY BOOKCASE

BILLY HT EXT UT 175 RMB

BILLY BOOKCS 80 495 RMB

BILLY BOOKCS 60 445 RMB

BILLY BOOKCS 60 445 RMB

BILLY N GLS-DDR 500 RMB

SOFA

EKTORP CVR S03 595 RMB

EKTORP N FRM S0 1000RMB

They ship everything to my door tomorrow – I caught the promoption that runs between July 23 or July 27 to void shipping fee (75 RMB).

Singapore

I got newsletter about the Singapore trip. The round trip flight + two nights 4-star hotel only costs 1999 RMB. That is unbelievable. Now round trip of three or four days in Singapore or Hongkong all drops to about 1999 RMB now. It is the same for other Asia destinations. No wonder why China is the fastest growing traveller exporting country. (The flight to Singapore departs at 23:55 and arrives at 05:00 AM the next day.)

Blogcn Resumes

Blogcn.com finally resumed. Thanks for the mistake in the dates, I found my some old articles in my Server Side RSS Reader.

Eric’s Love Story

Eric is one of my best friends. Check this beautiful love story with Minji. I am very happy with them and my best wishes for them. Eric should be in Hongkong right now to spend the precious three days (or four) with his GF.

Scoble Said Hello to Me

Owen posted on cnblog.org to forward Robert‘s greeting to me? Oh. My! Robert Scoble’s blog is one of my favorite blogs and he definitely leads the blogging movement in Microsoft. Thanks, Robert and Owen. If you want to hear Robert Scoble’s voice, visit this audio clip (via cnblog english edition).

7 Comments

  1. WJS, if you are coming over to singapore do drop me a line. let’s meet up for coffee!

    michael wu.

  2. Are they made locally? The prices for bookcases seem to be very close to those in US. For example, two Billy BOOKCS 80 bookcases are sold together for $118 in US.

  3. Hi WJS, this is ComSpec May ;) I just wanted to share with you that when my husband (u know who)and I moved to Hong Kong wen did our shopping for furniture in Ikea as it was the easiest way to get all our furniture at one time. I tried to go to other places and look for stuff but it just wasn’t worth it. The bed we bought is a queen size bed. After sleeping on it one night we figured out that it’s too short for my husband (he’s not that tall for a Western guy but is definately taller than most Chinese guys)and then we noticed it said “Asian Queen Size” on the side of the bed. So I guess their beds are smaller in Asia :)

  4. Most of IKEA furnitures in Shanghai store are made in China. I seldom see something that is from outside now – the most possible part that is made in Europe is still the dishes and kitchen equipments.

    May, it seems IKEA has localized its products to fit into the Asia market. Some of the goods are just not useful to Chineses market, so they are removing them (like some strange things in kitchen section). Best wishes for you two in Hong Kong.

  5. Singapore is a nice place. I have been there, but I would like take Wendy for shopping.

  6. when you have been married for as long as I have (15 years) you learn to let the wife do the shopping with the other wives. just supply the credit cards and wait for the damage to be done :p in the meantime you can hang around borders (the bookshop) or funan centre/ sim lim square (computer shops) or starbucks.

  7. Hello,

    I wonder why i stop receiving blog notice from your site.

    Lancelot

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