I’ve written before about receiving money into your Mainland China bank account. But this time I’ve got to write something about sending out money from China to another country. It’s Continue Reading
One day, a couple of weeks after I arrived in Beijing, early in Spring, my wife excited told me, “I saw a fox.” I looked at her quizzically, “A fox?” Continue Reading
So I did it. I just finished literally the world’s most popular Computer Science course in the world, Harvard’s CS50, “An introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming.”
Statistically speaking, most of you taking the Philippine FSO or Foreign Service Officer Exam will fail. Yup, that’s the hard truth. My guesstimate is 1-3% of all takers pass the Continue Reading
Holy freakin’ smokes. I just bought another .ph domain. And I realized… I was robbed today. I’m furious! (I’m so furious used a royalty and attribution-free stockphoto as a featured Continue Reading
The idea of becoming a diplomat conjures an image of a rarified job dealing with the upper echelons of society and guarding state secrets. This is true, to an extent. Continue Reading
So, last night I got an interesting email from a certain “Elizabeth Jung” using the email address Domain Broker <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Supposedly, she wanted to buy a domain I owned. Here’s Continue Reading
n life as a diplomat, you sometimes stumble upon once-in-a-lifetime experiences – I certainly did when I participated in the 68th Professional Course for Foreign Diplomats (PCFD) in India this year.
Before I joined the Department of Foreign Affairs or DFA over a decade ago, I hardly understood how the DFA worked. Geez… I didn’t even know the difference between an embassy and a consulate.