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Thursday, August 14, 2008

JUST A LITTLE 你好 FROM 北京!

Hello everybody, สบายดีไหม. BISEAN hasn’t been posting for like days and days and I just thought I should say hi. This blog is already a free-standing blog which means it can go on getting substantial hits a day though not updated for a week. And thank you cool dudes and hot babes who keep coming back here. เยี่ยมยอด เลยจ๊ะ I’m all smiles.

Just so you know, when special events (like the Olympics) occur, we post on our private blog นี่ครับ. I’m sorry not everybody can see it because we post sensitive issues, personal details and our NAKED photos once in a while. Haha! We limit our readers there to our closest relatives and perverted friends. Nyaha!

Sofia, Morgan and I are having a blast here in Beijing. More than 25 of our friends from all over the planet came too mostly because it’s free! Ha! I paid for their airfares in return for this small favour. [All reviews will be posted in the future]

Something’s telling me that the Internet in China is being screened. พ่อขาช่วยฉันด้วย I don’t know for sure but I have a feeling *eyeballs rolled 3 times* I cannot access my other blogs (classified as highly political) from here! So we are sending blogposts by email to either Singapore or Manila (2 of our cities without history of Internet censorship) and route it to Grant to post it by himself. เฮ้อ

I got lots of stories for you. So much things are going on and we don't know what to post first. I kept writing all these time so, don’t worry. We’ll post it when we can. ไชโย Cheers!

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--Pisanu in Beijing
14 Aug 2008

15 Comments:

Carlos Javier said...

Lucky guys! I hope the Beijing air is agreeable to y'all!

The internet there is being screened. Especially websites that pertain to a certain revered religious leader from a certain neighboring country. *wink wink*

Aww... I need an invite to view your private blog. :(

Z said...

Websites being accessed in China are monitored..They sort of filtering the internet and providing access to those that will not tackle on their political affairs..They call it "The Great Wall of China".



--Dean Heinrich--

danyhael said...

yeah, they(government) are monitoring infos going in and out so that the citizens (new gen) won't know about the june4th incident... i've watched it @ national geo last time.

Z said...

The People's Republic of China restricts access to large numbers of websites. Information on this is available at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_censorship_in_the_People's_Republic_of_China
A test is available at:
http://greatfirewallofchina.org/test/


--Dean Heinrich--

the spool artist said...

sucks big time....with 1.3 billion people on their helm, they have more than enough manpower to guide every single webpage in existence!

see you guys in beijing!

Matthew Andrew Aguirre Nagtalon said...

indonesia just won gold for badminton.

Erique Fat Owl said...

How do you all feel about the Olympics so far?

Only 5 days left of the competitions, and Indonesia still leads the region in medal tally...however, that's it for Indonesia this year, I'm afraid - total of 5 medals including 1 gold. As far as I'm concerned there will be no more athletes competing for Indonesia this year.

Thailand has 1 gold, and still has 7 more chances for medals including 1 very, very good chance for gold (boxer Manus Boonjumnong)
This gives Thailand a pretty good shot in becoming the Olympic champion of Southeast Asia again this year!

Singapore and Malaysia each has 5 more chances for medals. Both countries has 1 silver so far.

Vietnam, who has earned 1 silver, has 4 more chances for medals.

Philippines has 2 more chances to earn medals this year. Come on guys, break the curse!!

I'll have to check later for Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Timor-Leste.

Do correct me if I made some mistakes.

Break a leg, guys!

TAO said...

Is Mongolia part of BISEAN? If they are then they got a couple of medals....

I don't think it is the censors that are keeping you from posting I think it is the partying....

I hope you had a good party for all your loyal readers...

salingPUSA said...

I think it really is crazy there in Beijing. It's like the center of the world these days......

....I am curious though. You mentioned that there are no history of internet censorship in Manila and Singapore. Is there censorship in Thailand. What about Malaysia? I know some people in Malaysia and I tjink they could pretty well get away with whatever they want to blog.

danyhael said...

@enrique, lol. hahaha. there's a curse? i just hope (besides the curse) that the judges would be fair for our filo athletes. ^_^

Erique Fat Owl said...

@Tao:

No, Mongolia isn't...
And even if Mongolia is, it's ASEAN, not BISEAN...

@Danyhael:

LOL I'm just saying, it's been awhile since The Philippines got any medal from the Olympics. Yes, I do hope the judges would be fair...The Philippines used to be a powerhouse in Asian games, but just like Indonesia, in recent years they failed to show significant achievements in the sporting field, especially in the Olympic Games. I do hope that both countries would recover from their 'medal drought' soon...

GitaChan said...

eruque fat owl. Indonesia has been winning at least 1 or 2 medals in olympics, so I wouldn't really say that we've been in drought. and in this olympis they manage to get 5 medals even though they only send 24 athletes, which to me is not bad at all.

Sanne Dee said...

And just a little HELLO from SANNE!! :) How are you guys doin'??

expressmen said...

Hello Pisanu...nice to hear the latest on you..I totally agree with you. Bisean is a very established blog with lots of daily readers, this is because of the high quality of contents and postings. I think its nice that you were able to send the postings in manila and singapore. I think providing freedom of the press is one sign of a developed and fair country. Just my opinion.

Erique Fat Owl said...

@gitachan

I don't mean to undermine the splendid job our Indonesian national team did at the Olympics, but we won 2 golds in Barcelona, and only 1 in every subsequent olympics...perhaps that's not a drought, but it is a fair indication that we're declining.

Remember, we have more than 200 million populace - percentage-wise, we're still far behind Thailand, who got 2 golds this time. You have to admit that we're capable of doing much, much better - and I don't blame the athletes, but I blame KONI. (Indonesian NOC)

I'm not trying to be arrogant here - but as the largest country in S.E.A, it makes very good sense for Indonesia to grab the most medals - look at China - of course they got the most gold medals, because they're the most populated country on earth!

When a country has a huuuge population but very little medals, something is wrong with that country - except if that country is miserably poor. We're not miserably poor. We've actually got excellent sporting facilities and years of experience, and good, supportive citizens. Blame corruption, blame the bureaucracy, blame the education system, I don't know - it's just...wrong. We should get far more medals - at least as much as South Korea. It only makes sense if we do.

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