Thursday, October 1, 2009

Life is full of tough decision making process -2

The trip this time was not very exciting for me, from the very beginning. My mother was sick and going back and forth her hospital and home. My wife's condominium in China must have been sold due to too long vacancy. There were some job offers in Japan, but all of them must be in the office in Japan.

But, I have not been to China for more than 3 years. So, I was looking forward to visit at least to China. China was one of not many countries which were not very much affected by recession this time, as you know.

-Image of China, today-
Expensive Condo's were sold well and fully occupied.

Touching down on Sheng-Yan Airport and driving down the new highway connected to Beijing before Summer Olympic last year, I was clearly seeing the difference in China between 3 years ago and this year. 3 years ago, it was rare to come across other vehicles than dark red Volks Wagen, licensed and built in China. This year, there were a lot of European and Japanese cars, such as BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Lexus, Toyota, etc... Into the city area, there were high rise buildings were under construction here and there.

My wife's friend family invited us to their vacation. Expensive time share in resort area, more than $500 over night stay, was full of summer vacation families.

I was seeing what I had seen in 1960's and 70's in Japan, change in Tokyo that time was so remarkable. Only thing surprised me was the fact that high speed Internet system did not allow me to get access to many popular US Internet service sites, such as Blogger, Facebook, etc... I could not update my blog in Blogger since there was no access.

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Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shaw .. interesting to know about the major change that's occurred recently due to the Olympics - but also your major point that direct access to the internet is not possible.

Your decisions are really difficult and it will be so interesting for us westerners to hear your story x 3 .. ie USA, Japan and China ..

Good to have you back - look after yourselves ..

PS how is Snowy?

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Shaw said...

Hello Hilary,

Thank you for your coming and thank you for your comment. Chinese portion of my trip was not so bad. I have seen a lot of changes in China. Snowy is fine. Thank you for your asking. She has grown up almost adult size now. I will post some her pictures in later post.

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Marketing Unscrambled, learn to earn 14 said...

Hello Shaw,

They are still trying to keep the west out of China. They still do not want the people there to know about the freedoms of people in other areas.

This is very interesting for us to learn about. We are glad that you are back to let us know.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Shaw said...

Hi Dan & Deanna,

After all these news of liberation in China, it was a surprise to me, too to learn they do not have these freedom.

Despite that these freedom was so simple and basic, there still are restrictions.

Thank you for your comment.
Shaw Funami
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