I was in a blogging mood today, and then out of nowhere the internet here in Shanghai decided not to let me access my site all day. Well, something like 9am to 11pm, anyway. I hate it when that happens. I can never be sure if it’ll be permanent condition or not.

I was going to put up a bunch of posts, as my recent trip home taught me that I rather like blogging in advance. Forgetful soul that I am, I ended up checking my website every day, never knowing what new entry will appear there (even though I just wrote it a few days prior).


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. the site was offline here in jinhua too…

    bah…china internet…bah…

  2. 🙂 glad 2 “see” u again

  3. Ahhh, cruising on the open freeways … the open 4mb/sec freeways of America that is =)

  4. Has anyone else noticed the Great Firewall has gone? Yesterday night I was looking at BBC News, then Google News, etc etc without proxies.

    Something strange is happening, is the govt becoming more relaxed?

  5. ash,

    I hadn’t noticed that. Based on my experience, though, when something like that happens, it’s only temporary. Enjoy it while it lasts.

  6. You’re right. BBC gone again. Google still here.

    The firewall taketh…

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