Hip, Hip, Horrah!

bya Gabrielle at 12:24 PM

So, we finally have Internet in our own home now and don’t have to worry about going to a wang ba(internet cafe) at strange hours in the night anymore to post on the blog or to surf the Internet. Even though Internet cafes are cheap, five yuan here and there adds up to a lot if you go every night like we did. For a 2M ADSL connection, it cost us 100 yuan for them to come out and give us user name and password(Phil was the one who hooked everything up), 167 yuan for the first month, and 118 yuan every month after that. The Internet may not be blazing fast, but it works, and now I can call home when I want to and don’t have to worry about people eavesdropping on my conversation besides Phil, and he doesn’t listen to me anyway whether I’m talking on the phone or to his face – so that won’t matter too much – hehe.

And to continue on with the good news, I found out randomly today that China has decided to return my freedom of speech – for at least the time being. I don’t expect it to stay unblocked forever, but it’s nice not having to use proxies to get to my blog. That’s sorta how I found out that my blog was working again. I had tried using PKblogs to get to it like I normally do, but for some reason, it was acting all flaky and kept giving me an error. So, to test my luck, I just typed in my url and wallah – my blog loaded.

And if you haven’t noticed, a lot of my blog’s decoration had dissapeared. That is because I’ve upgraded to a new template on blogger, and when I did, a lot of what Phil had worked on went out the window. He is currently trying to get everything back to normal. Hopefully, it won’t take too long.

Now the only thing that needs to be done to make me happy is a normal working schedule!

That’s another story all together, and I don’t feel like going into that right now.

I’m just going to blog like crazy until China decides to pull the plug on me again.

And for the heck of it, here is a crazy picture I found.

Categories: China,Xiamen
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