Monthly Archives: August 2007


My favourite source of news about the shipping industry is the international shipping newspaper TradeWinds. It is published in Norway, and issued weekly. It has all the information about markets, trends, legislation etc. that I need to stay up to … Continue reading

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Sand! And in the desert of all places. Who would have thunk it? This fine warning sign is from Namibia.

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History lesson

I was up early this morning, mainly because part of the ‘electrical system with Chinese characteristics’ in my house decided to go up in flames at 6am. I fled to the basement, and let the ‘electricians’ do their job. With … Continue reading

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Sterling Hayden, great quote.

A friend passed this on to me today, a truly great quote: “To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise, you are doomed to a routine traverse, the kind … Continue reading

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Dear FutureMe

What if you could write yourself a letter, to be delivered in 1 year, 2 years, or 10 years time? A letter in which you could write down where you are, what you think you have achieved, or what has … Continue reading

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As long as you do it carefully…

From Harbin:

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A friend took this picture in Suzhou. Seems that quality control is in good hands here…

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