Jakob Montrasio

Jakob Montrasio

China University Horror: Gamble For Your Future.

My wife's cousin from Xi'An arrived yesterday. She's with us for a couple of days to brush up her english. My wife told me in the beginning that this will help her to get into a Hong Kong university. But by now I've found out much more about this topic, and it's really scary what's going on. In Europe, or at least Germany, you kind of…

How Sinico S.p.A. and a chinese friend cheated me.

I was comfortable moving to Shanghai in 2005 because I knew I had work there. Selling machines from Europe to China. Eventually, in 2006, we build up a partnership with the italian company Sinico S.p.A. - they produce tube processing automation machines. Machines, that cut long tubes in small parts and make them ready for use with operations such as facing and chamfering. These machines are…

Grand Theft Auto IV sucks.

Yesterday night, I finally managed to finish the last mission. I'm now 70-something percent through the game, only having side missions and other stuff left. But I'm not gonna play that anymore. I am so damn bored from the game! I've played GTA. GTA II. GTA III. Vice City. San Andreas. I enjoyed them all, except San Andreas, and after reading some reviews of GTA 4…

Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa.

I've got a little cold from all the heat, to be more precise: From all the air conditioners standing everywhere. It's not really healthy to have sudden temperature changes from over 20 degrees, but some people simply ignore this fact. Example: When I enter our office building, the temperature changes from 38° Celsius to 20° Celsius. Is that nuts or what? Anyway, so when I got…

Jewelz - Mermaid (Original Mix)

3.318 pictures were used in this video. Shot entirely in Shanghai, China. Jewelz' track was produced by Pete Tong's Bedroom Bedlam and can be bought on beatport.com. Watch or download the full length version here! The images were taken with a Nikon D50 and batch processed with Photoshop later on.

Tianjin Business Trip.

Jiajia and I have been in Tianjin on a business trip. Tianjin is about one hour away from Beijing and has not that much too see. Well, it's a business city like Shanghai. When we drove back to Shanghai in a sleeping train, we met a foreigner from Canada in the cabinet next to us - I guess him and me were the only foreigners on…

SEO Tip: There's not only english (and America)!

While looking through some older posts of mine, I realized that even some chinese people wrote comments. Why? Because I live in Shanghai and sometimes I write something in chinese characters, just for fun of it mostly. So I just realized, in order to gain a broader audience, why not add more chinese in future posts? Thanks to UTF-8 the encoding of different language characters is…

Come Back The Sun.

Song of the moment: Zucchero - Come Back The Sun. 'Small town Romeo, kicking cans down the street Coca Cola van broke down in the heat The girls in colored dresses They seem to laugh as they run - yeah But they dream of only sweet caresses Come Back The Sun We will be like children Come Back The Sun Make us into children The black…

Lights. Taken with my new Tamron lens.

So, a 300mm lens is finally mine. Actually, it's a 70mm - 300mm lens from Tamron. Now my Nikon D50 can take pictures of things faaar away! The lens was quite cheap, just a bit more than 1000 kuai is what I had to pay. I also bought an Kenko circular polar filter which gives me the ability to remove or enhance reflections and also influence…

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