Hello to my email subscribers (if you’re still there).

I’ve been hacked in a way that is only visible to my email subscribers. Spam messages are going out through WordPress.com email notifications.

I’m working on fixing it, but unfortunately this happened right when I went on vacation to Yangshuo with my family. Will try to solve it ASAP!

UPDATE: I had the problem fixed within 24 hours, but unfortunately some of you got spammy emails from Sinosplice. Sorry about that. The problem is fixed.


John Pasden

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


  1. Scott Houston Says: September 30, 2023 at 10:40 am

    So it wasn’t the real John Pasden sending those emails? I guess I will never know the answer to “Does Wendy have the same agreement with Reno”.

    In all seriousness, sorry you got hacked and hopefully it doesn’t prevent you from enjoying Yangshou.


    • Ha ha… thanks, Scott!

      This form of hack doesn’t seem as much of a pain as past ones to resolve, but it looks like I’ll need WordPress.com’s help to do it, and their support team is not especially communicative with non-paying users (like me), so we’ll see how this goes…

  2. Hi, maybe It is a good option pass to wordpress . org, you know, domain and hosting

  3. I unsubscribed but can’t find any page with a way to resubscribe…

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