From time to time, I just want to record one day of my life – recording every single day seems boring, but to record once every several month makes sense since the life and pace may change dramatically over time. I am recording this for myself, so after many years, I can look back at see what kind of life I am leading today.
At 6:00, or earlier, I wake up. The baby was making noises – not crying, but just that kind of sounds that convinced me that he was not comfortable. This is his 18th day in this world. When Wendy feeds him, I follow asleep again, and wake up the second time around 8:00 AM. Early morning, and I still have time.
After shower, I had 8 great small Xiaolongbao. Very tasty. The old Beicai Market was completely re-constructed and now it seems like the fruit sector of Wal-Mart. They sell good quality and clean breakfast now.
The road to work is still busy. I drove the car and waited in the long queue before the Nanpu Bridge, and kept slowly moving at 20 km/h at most for 15 minutes. The Nanpu Bridge is too crowded.
Along the Zhaojiabang Road, there are too many metro stations under construction – I guess there are at least 4. Wherever there is a construction site, cars wind left or right at limited speed.
When I arrive at SJTU, it was 9:20 – quite normal. We decided the office hour for the morning is 9:30, because I tried before that even if I leave home 40 minutes earlier, it still ends up of several minutes earlier – the traffic peak time is around 9:00AM.
There are many things to do in the morning. On the product site, the new listing page went online today, and I arranged people to do the final wrap up work. Development is an intersting world, and I think I am good at it. I love the the Data layer, the HTTP layer, the business logic layer, and all kinds of performance, and client things.
I also started the study on Market Segmentation on the markteing side, and had some research in the morning with Jia. My lunch was quick and alone – at Steak that is before the gate of SJTU. Their steak is not bad. I applied the theory of Market Segmentation, and understood that they created different package of the same food and sell it at different price is a marketing mix resulted from market segmentation.
The afternoon should be called Market Segmentation afternoon, and we created the marketing model for the business. Meanwhile, the new product went online, resulting must quick response, and 50% reduction on MySQL load.
When I wrap the busy day, it was already 7:00 PM. Driving back home is much easier, since I can use the elevated high way, and there was no traffic along the road.
Getting Back Home
When I am back, it was completely dark, and the baby is still sleeping like an angel. He is very quiet at day time, and more naughty at night.
Well. This is a brief describe of a normal day in my life.
From technorati.com, I noticed an reference to my blog at http://www.zhouhongquan.cn/. In his first blog, he mentioned he wanted to setup a blog using my template and style. Finally, at the footer of every page, he put a disclaimer like this:
© 2007 Hong Quan Zhou. Some rights reserved. Template design inspired by Wangjianshuo Blog
I appreciate Hongquan sensitivity about copyright, and his effort to show contest to people who contributed. I’d like to say thank YOU for doing the right thing on the Internet. It definitely helps people to create a better Internet.
BTW, Hongzhou seems to be a very nice guy. He skillfully adopted the template and was careful enough to change some small things (like the little E (which means edit) under the footer of each page) so it fully worked. I also like the posts (although there are just 8 of them), and learnt PIPES from his blog.
My Learning Curve…
Every blog started with inspiration and help from other blogs. As I put it in many places, my blog was inspired by a blog called russianlegs.com (it is not accessible today). Later, most of the template and settings (including the current entry URL format) were inspired by Andres. The simplicity of this blog is very like his, although it is completely different now. I remember at the first I just put his CSS to my blog to try if it works, and this caused Andres to write an article called: Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery…, and I wrote:
I was a Called Copier Today.
Wow. That was in Sept of 2002 – a long time ago. 5 years ago, I was not as mature as today, and that was the time I seriously studied “credibility”. I am so happy that Hongquan paid enough attention to it and “give credit to where credit is due”. This is really great.
P.S. I just find out many links in my previous entry was not available. The domain names do not work, and you can only see “seo parking” pages… Yes. 5 years means a lot on the Internet space.
Everyday, I type on this keyboard, like this:
And it appears on screen like this:
Look and listen to Mena’s presentation on blogging on Ted.
Nice talk. It was so lovely presentation that I watched it three times.
I have been a reader of Mena since 2002. She is such a great writer, and a presenter (which I just discovered). She restated the meaning of a blog and how it impact people’s life. I found it is very helpful for me at least, to remind me that a blog is all about keep some record about your life to help you to understand your life, even your children, or grandchildren about your life. This is very inspiring thinking, isn’t? I encourage everyone to watch the video.
Mena started to take a picture of herself – this looks stupid (as stupid as I write a blog everyday), but it does help to create a record of someone’s day!
Santa Cruz is amazing, and people around is more amazing. By looking at the profiles of people around me, I just cannot believe so talented and experienced people gathered in the same room, and really chat and role play to understand the leadership style of everyone. That is great.
I like the Sunshine of California. Although it is much colder to be in the mountains of Santa Cruz, it is still so warm in the afternoon, that I threw myself into the nice soft outdoor sofa in the noon, and within 30 seconds, I felt asleep. Seriously, within 30 seconds!
Backed from the Chinese Blogger Conference via a late bus from Hangzhou to Shanghai on Sunday.
Although I enjoy meeting many friends again in Hangzhou, I feel the blogger conference this year is not as “pure” as last year. I remember the last year, most people attended under the identity of a blogger, while this time, most people represent the company. Thus turned the conference to something like China Web 2.0 Conference…
Photograph by Aether
Photograph by Aether
Photograph by Aether
I at sitting on the carpet of the China Blogger Conference – just on the right side, near the podium.
Just like the last year, I enjoy this conference very much, even better than yesterday.
Several points I like:
2. No center of the meeting
3. Non-commercial atmosphere
4. Meet with old friends
5. Easy and relaxed
What a surprise! The singer of Chivas’ commerical Mermaid, Sarah Khider, left a comment on my blog during my absence (OOB).
I introduce myself, I´m Sarah Khider and I just read comments about me and the song. Thanks to everyone and to you for creating this blog. I have also mine www.sarahkhider.com/blog/ and soon my website will available for all. You can also go to myspace and listen to other pieces of songs of mine.
Nice to meet you…
Posted by: sarah khider on September 30, 2006 09:52 PM
I admit I am not a fan of music, and have not been a fun of any music star since I was in high school. However, Sarah’s song really touched me. The world is small!
You can visit Sarah’s blog at http://www.sarahkhider.com/blog/ and leave comment to her. She has other songs in her MySpace page as well. All the songs are good – with the same style and feeling as the Mermaid.
Blog made the world flat.
I saw requests to me to remove some comments people made on this blog. I suggest everyone to check out my Emails and Privacy Policies, especially the section on censorship.
To put it simple, my principle on comments is not do delete any comment as long as it is legal, not spam and is readable, and (this one is important) it is NOT personal attack.
I don’t like flaming comments that judges someone else’s personality, generalize them to people from a country, with certain religions belief, or simply the language they use. I do remove these comments.
Just be back from the trip, and it is about 10 days’ comments I didn’t reply. Let me take some time to clear these backlogs.
Again, thanks for commenting.
Today marks the end of the forth year of blogging at Wangjianshuo’s Blog. 4 years ago, in Sept 11, 2002, I setup MovableType and wrote my first entry MovableType Successfully Installed on Windows XP on the old desktop computer in my home. No one expected that it is the start of a four-year-long blogging journey. Of cause, every year when I look back and wrote a note about the anniversary of this blog, I am not unaware of the fact that Sept 11 is a special day. The 911 event 5 years ago took away many people’s lives, and inevitably changed the world. I write with my respect to everyone involved in the trategy.
The Meaning of 911 and a Blog
When I first heard about blog on the Internet, the world of blog is always related with the 911 event. It was said, the blog was there for a long time, but the 911 event is the trigger of its popularity. When people were hit by tragedy like 911, they turned not as interested as business, money or fame. More and more people understood the meaning of live, and turn into themselves to discover a new person in themselves. They used blog to record their changed lives, and thinking… I believe the spirit of self-awareness continued on this blog. Every live is a miracle. Treat it well, and record it well.
Snap Shot of Wangjianshuo’s Blog
About this Site
Created: Sept 11, 2002
Page views/month: 2 million
Location: Shanghai, China
Time: Shanghai Time
Author: Jian Shuo Wang
See Also: Chinese blog
In the last 1460 days, 1396 entries were created, almost one entry per day. I am also happy to have many people joining me, share their lives and opinions with me and other readers. All the thoughts were recorded in the 17061 comments. Thanks every one for being with me.
The Fifth Year
Today is the first day of the 5th year of blogging. In the 5th year, I hope I can continue the blog in the way of the last four years. Here are my wishes:
- I wish I still have the freedom to choose topics that interest me most. Thanks for giving me the freedom to do that. I know the topics are not always interesting for everyone. Anyway, I am still the most important reader of this blog. Everything I write? at least it should look interesting to me.
- I wish it can be more helpful to visitors to Shanghai. A blog cannot be everything to everyone. My focus is still to make sure it is useful, informative to visitors to Shanghai. I especially put the first time visitors in mind, so some introduction may seem obvious, but it is NOT for first time visitors.
- I wish I can still have a balanced life. Thanks Wendy for her support. Typically the blogs were written at late night. If you agree that to keep blogging for four years is not easy, so it does to have a husband to do so. I hope I can spend more time and lead a more balanced life. (Blog still plays an important roll as reflection, and sometimes as recreation for me).
- I wish more readers come and share their own experiences with other community members. I also hope peace in discussion
Good. Another year started. Life is always beautiful, so record it well.
P.S. Haagen-Dazs Icecream
Got some coupon as Mid-Moon Festival gift from the company. Very good. Here is the package – Haagen-Dazs has very good package. Sweet start of the fifth year of blogging.
Like many others, I am a big fan of Sarah Khider’s song – Mermaid for commercial from Chivas.
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Because of the song, the Chivas’ commercial became my best TV commercial. Every time when the commercial shows, I just stop switching channels until I complete listening to the 30 seconds commercial.
The Chivas Regal’s commercial is shown frequently. There is big ad in the People’s Square Station of Metro Line #1 and #2. I don’t drink wine, or whisky. I just love the song and the lifestyle Chivas painted.
How about other countries? Does Chivas use the same song as commercial in other countries, or just China?
P.S. This is maybe the first time I ever posted lyrics, or song in my blog…
CHIVAS ” ALASKA ”
We could be together
We could sit forever
As loving waves spill over
The moon is fully risen
And shines over the sea
As you glide in my vision
The time is standing still
Don’t shy away too long
This is a boundless dream
Come close to me my reason
I’ll take you in my wings
We could be together
We belong together
Further seas and over
In the garden of the sea
I see you looking over
With my wistful melody
You leap into the water
It is no breaths sighing
This is the mermaid song
The singing of my sisters
The sea has drown for long