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Turpan, Suleiman minaret

5 Apr

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Kashgar, tomb of fragrant concubine

1 Apr

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Rutte op de voorpagina in China

21 Mar

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voor El, Margit & Frans

13 Mar

voor El, Margit & Frans

in het Beijing Science Museum (zoals Nemo in Amsterdam)

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Vastelaovend 2014

7 Mar

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Max has a break from Beijing

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XinNianKuaiLe, MaNianKuaiLe

31 Jan

Pauke, Luuk, Maj , Ties and Max want to wish you all the best in the year of the (wooden) horse.

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some experiences this new years celebration:

happy new year, happy year of the horse

LU: give a HongBao (red enveloppe) to people that do something for you
MU FU, happiness (character turned around, Fu Dao Le, Happiness has arrived)
RU: FU written by Ties

we celebrated with friends, sweet dumplings & New Zeeland champagne, baijiu, went for a walk to see fireworks (much less than last years, due to price increases and smog alerts).

Many Chinese make small fires for happiness and ancestors

Chinese play Mahjong and drink a lot during CN new year.
Afhankelijk van de plaats op de sociale ladder zorg je voor het eten en drinken en opruimen…(aangetrouwde vrouw van 2e zoon is de klos)

HongBao’s we give a money-gift to people at our reception, driver, Ayi, guards, and cleaners, some colleagues we give personalized presents. For some the Hong Bao will be a full months paycheck and others 50 or 100 Yuan. All in all serious numbers. The money has to be crisp and fresh. Most ATM’s give new notes just before new year otherwise every bank will have special exchange counter set up.

Children have to wear new cloths during celebrations. In the old days this was the only day you got something new. North China eats Dumplings the south doesn’t.

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Happy newyear!

1 Jan

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Amsterdam wakes up

21 Dec

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Home sweet home Amsterdam!

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Old habits die hard…

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Bill

29 Nov

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another week

23 Oct

vorige week:
zondag & maandag MaxAttention summit in Shenzen
dinsdag avond naar voetbal westrijd
woensdag ochtend naar de politie vanwege akkefietje
donderdag Shanghai voor presentatie en workshop met Chinatelecom (SAP zegt IN CHINA FOR CHINA en onze board zegt China is our second HOME)
donderdagavond Jazz Concert met mijn brothers in Arms
vrijdag interne SAP meetings in Shanghai office en laat weet terug naar huis (Hui Jia, go home)
vrijdagmiddag naar Fortune tempel in Shanghai vlakbij SAP, schietgebedje voor betere omzet. Typisch Shanghai paar oude gebouwen tussen wolkekrabbers. Geef mij maar Beijing 🙂
zaterdag leuk fietsmandje en paar conference calls met teams
zaterdagmiddag verjaardagsfeest Luuk
zaterdagavond ingestort 21:00 uur
zondag fietstocht met vrienden door Beijing en sauerkraut eten bij Brauhaus MĂĽnchen
zo komen we hier de week wel door

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