Jakob Montrasio

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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…

8GB iPhone in China much cheaper!

Quite a surprise, the price of the 8 gigabyte model of Apple's iPhone dropped a whopping 125 dollars since the last time we asked! Back in December we were running around in that big electronics store at the Hong Kong plaza and back then the price was almost 650 dollars. Now the 16 GB version is available for 690 dollar and thus the 8 GB version…

Falling, Falling Down.

No Country For Old Men was this year's winner at the academy awards, telling the story of an aged cop in a Texas that is getting more and more violent and out of control. Of course, it showed again the mistakes of normal people and how these mistakes can cost them their lives, as featured before in Fargo. The Coens really like to show us how…

John Rabe - Little Report, With Video!

When Ben commented to my last post about the pictures from the movie John Rabe, I just headed over to YouTube to see if anything had been released there - officially or not. Sadly, I found no trailer - but a little report! DW, Deutsche Welle, was on the set reporting and seemed to have been allowed to capture some stuff with their cameras. Now the…

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