Miniature Auto Cars Shanghai

Shanghai is quite famous for being one of the major production hubs for automobiles in China. Mainly Volkswagen and General Motors cars are produced in Shanghai. Shanghai is also host of the F1 race track and a Car Museum.

But you can also buy car models, meaning realistic miniature cars  in Shanghai, Here are some places to buy miniature cars and autos:

Shanghai Dazhong Automotive Gift Company Limited

 

Miniature Auto Cars Shanghai

Shanghai Dazhong Automotive Gift Company

Miniature Auto Cars Shanghai

Display with Miniature Cars in Shanghai

Miniature Autodell VW Gol

Miniature VW Gol Model

Miniature Auto VW Lamando Auto Model

VW Lamando Auto Model

Miniature Auto Cars Shanghai

Miniature Skoda Car

Address: 178 Mo Yu Lu, Anting, 201 805 Shanghai

 

Small Shop close to Bund / Waitan Area

This shop sells models of all sorts and is not fixed to one brand. We found models of China made Hunydai/Kia, Volkswagen but also several home-grown Chinese brands aswell as imported Kyosho models.

Address : Jin Ling Lu 182

Medium Sizes Car Model Shop in XuHui

This shop sells models of all sorts and focusses on imported miniture auto cars.

Address : Ground Floor, Shanghai Stadium, Xu Jia Hui, Shanghai

 

 

Ausgefallene Autos in Shanghai

Shanghai ist eine sehr große Stadt mit über 20 Millionen Einwohnern. Und Shanghai ist eine moderne Stadt, man sagt das Wirtschaftszentrum von China (während das politische Zentrum in Beijing ist). Und Shanghai ist sehr reich. Und Shanghai hat eine Art “Wolfsburg” als Stadtteil, eine Autostadt, namens “Anting”. Und dort werden VWs gebaut. Und am anderen Ende der Stadt werden Buicks von GM gebaut. Und dann gibt es natürlich noch das Automuseum. Und viel wichtiger: eine F1 Renntrecke in der Form der Symbols Shang (aus dem Namen Shang Hai).

Fazit: Shanghai hat viel mit Autos zu tun !

Autos für Kinder in Shanghai

Autos für Kinder in Shanghai

Having said all that – Nachdem das jetzt mal gesagt wurde, kann man sich vorstellen, daß es in Shanghai auch eine Menge ausgefallene Autos gibt. Und einige davon wollen wir Ihnen hier heute zeigen (Dieser Beitrag wird regelmäßig aktualisiert).

Ausgefallene Autos in Shanghai

Fangen wir mal an …

Pink Panther Toyota

Pink Panther Auto in Shanghai

Pink Panther Car in Shanghai

Camouflage BMW M6 mit Strafzettel

Camouflage BMW Shanghai

Camouflage BMW Auto in Shanghai

Goldener Maserati

Goldenes Auto in Shanghai

Goldenes Auto in Shanghai

Zinoro (Elektro-Auto in Anlehnung an den BMW X1)

Elektro Zinoro (BMW) in Shanghai

Elektro Zinoro (BMW) in Shanghai

Ferrari in Metallic-Blau

Metallic blaues Auto in Shanghai

Metallisch hochglänzender Ferrari in Shanghai

Tesla Modell S in Metallic-Rot

Metallic rotes Tesla Modells Auto in Shanghai

Metallic rotes Tesla Modell S in Shanghai

Tesla Shanghai

Tesla Auto in Shanghai

 

Und hier noch ein besonderes Modell – keine Ahnung, was das ist … es gibt schon wirklich ausgefallene Autos in Shanghai.

Auto in Shanghai

Ein wirklich kleines Auto in Shanghai

 

Qoros SUV

Was das hier mal wird, erkennt man. Ein Qoros SUV.

Quoros SUV

Qoros Shanghai SUV

BMW in Lila Matt Metallic

Oder wie wäre es mit einem Lila Metallic-BMW in der längeren L Version und mattiert ?

Lila BMW in Shanghai

BMW lila

 

Haval Erlkönig Protype

Dieses Haval SUV geht ja schon fast in Richtig BMW X6. Wie der mal heißen wird ?

Haval ErlkoenigHaval Versuchsfahrzeug SUV

Shanghai London Taxi

London Taxi in Shanghai

Shanghai London Taxi

Als der Hesteller der berühmten London Taxis (Black Cabs) 2012 in die Pleite ging, hat der Chinesische Hersteller Geely die Firma einfach für 20 Mio. $ übernommen.

Der Plan ist, die Taxis aufzuwerten und dann weltweit, später auch als Elektro-Taxi, zu vermarkten.

In Shanghai wurden mittlerweile 200 London Taxis – goldfarben lackiert – auf die Straße gebracht.

Shanghai Polizei Bus

Polizei Bus Station in Shanghai

Shanghai Polizei Bus

Dieser eingezäunte Polizei Bus steht an der Ecke Ruijin Lu und Taikang Lu im Bezirk HuangPu. Hier befindet sich das beliebte TianZiFang Viertel, in dem hunderte kleine Boutiquen, kleine Essbuden und Cafés Touristen und Künstler anlocken.

Cadillac GTS im Aquarium

Cadiallca im Aquarium

Cadillac GTS im Aquarium

Ein interessante Werbeveranstaltung. Im Vergnügungsviertel Xintiandi in Shanghai wird dieser Cadillac gerade in ein Aquaium gestellt – echte Kois mit eingenommen. Die Aussage dahinter ? Ich weiß es nicht, aber es ist ein Blickfang und Passanten fotografieren sich davor wie wild.

 

Ein stellarer Maserati

Maserati in Shanghai

Maserati in Shanghai

Haben Ihnen einige der ausgefallenen Autos in Shanghai gefallen ?
Hinweis: Dieser Beitrag wird regelmäßig erweitert.

alles über wasser

Die folgende Aufstellung ist eine Stoffsammlung in Werdung/The below is gathering material about water in progress

 

Eigenschaften von Wasser

Wasser kommt in allen drei Aggregatszuständen vor: Flüssig, Fest und Gasfärmig.

Wasser hat die höchste Oberflächenspannung aller Flüssigkeiten.

Es ist das stärkste bekannte Lösungsmittel.

Wie kann Wasser gegen die Schwerkraft in Bäumen hoch steigen ?

Wassermoleküle organisieren sich in Wasser in bestimmten Strukturen, in Gruppen zu sog. Clustern zusammen. Wissenschaftler vermuten, dass diese Cluster als Erinnerungsspeicher fungieren und wie ein Magnetband beschrieben werden können.

Mit Hilfe von modernen Instrumenten lässt sich nachweisen, dass jeder Erinnerungs-Cluster von Wasser aus 400.000 Informationskanälen besteht, wobei jeder Kanal eine andere Interaktion mit der Umwelt aufzeichnet (?).

Sehr hohe Stabilität der Cluster.

Wasser ist vielleicht der größte Erinnerungsspeicher den es gibt. Like a computer.

 

Das Geheimnis des Wassers (arte) Histoires d´eaux (2004)

Alles  über Wasser – Personen

  • René Hirschel –  Mediziner – misst Oberflächenspannung und andere Werte bei Wasser.
  • Walter Thut – Ingenieur – Baut 2-teilige Wasserbelebungssysteme mit Wasserwirbler und Kupferdrahtspulen. Spielt Musik zur Wasserbelebung. Frequenzen Wasser und Kohlenstoff eine Quinte höher. Bilder von Wasser und Tonfrequenz-Einfluss. Baut Algen in Seen ab. Misst Frequenz des Wasser, sucht Biofrequenzen.
  • Alexander Lauterwasser (Bodensee) befüllt besondere  Wasserschalen die einen besoonderen Schallwandler integreiert haben mit Wasser, spielt Musik ein und filmt senkrecht über der Wasserschale mit einerVideokamera.
  • Professor Bernd Kröplin (Universität Stuttgart)  ist Luft und Raumfahrt Techniker. Nun hat er die Dimension des Wassers erkannt.  Kröplin hielt einen Vortrag über das Gedächtnis des Wasser, die Energetisierung und die damit mögliche Verbesserung der Wasserqualität.
  • Maurice Dussey nutzt ein Gerät in seinem Gewächshaus und berichtet von früheren Ernten und EInsparung beim Heizen.
  • Hydrologe Prof. Louis Claude Vincent analysierte Zusammenhänge von Sterberaten und Wasserqualität in den 1950~60ern in Frankreich.
  • Otmar Grober – Flussbaumeister – unterscheidet Wässer und  will Wasserschutz mittels Schauberger Ideen verbessern. Er setzt große Steine in Flüssen und Becher, sog. Pendelrampen um Fliessgewässer zu verwirbeln.
  • Dan Reese (Texas) Hersteller von Wasserreinigungsgeräten in Texas um Grundwasser von Schwefel und Eisen zu reinigen. Einbau von Verwirbelungsgeräten. Reinigt ohne Strom und chem. Zusatzstoffe. Er oxidiert das Eisen und holt es mit dem Wirbel raus. 5600 RPM Wasserwirbel
  • Jens Fischer vertreibt den sog. “Martin-Wirbler”. Wasser hat natürliche Drehneigung. “Martin Wirbler” unterstützt den Wirbel nach Schauberger Ideen. Wird in Hydrotherapie verwendet. Wasser würde besonders weich werden.
  • Dr. Peter Christian Endler (Graz) stellt Homöopathische Medizin durch Verschüttelung her. Die Homöopathie behauptet seit 200 Jahren, dass Wasser ein Gedächntnis hat. Untersucht Kaulquappen in unterschiedlichen Wässern.
  • Emilio Del Giudice (Physiker) untersucht das Cluster-Modell von Wasser, welches beschreibt, wie Wassermäleküle sich bspw. um Fremdstoffe legen und wenn der Fremdstoff entfernt wird, die Struktur behalten, sozusagen Information durch Beibehaltung der Struktur speichern.
  • Der Wissenschaftler  Jacques Benveniste behauptete 1988 daß er die Wirkung eines Homöopathischen  Serums bewiesen zu haben. Er wurde dann entlassen.
  • Ernst Braun (Wasserkristallograf) friert Wassertropfen (nach Verfahren von Masuro Emoto) ein  und beobachtet dann auf der gefrorenen Spitze die Struktur der Kristalle.
  • Stanley Meyer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Meyer’s_water_fuel_cell Meyer’s patents have expired. His inventions are now in the public domain, available for all to use without restriction or royalty payment. Despite this, no engine or vehicle manufacturer has incorporated Meyer’s work.
  • Masaru Emoto (geb. 1943) President of LH.M. General Institute. Glaubt das Wasser Krankheiten heilen kann. Verwendete MRA (Magnetic Resonance Analyzer) um Wasser zu beeinflussen (Hado Wasser).  Sucht nach Beweis dass Wasser Informationen specihern kann und stolpert über “jede Schneeflocke ist einzigartig” Konzept und fotografiert dann gefrorene Wasserkristalle. Schrieb mehrere Bücher darunter “Messages from Water”.
  • Prof. Valentin Sapunov (Chemiker) untersucht behandelte Wässer.
  • James L. GRIGGS  Hydrosonic Pump http://rexresearch.com/griggs/griggs.htm
  • Georg Kretschmar verwendet seit 1978  Martin-Wirbler in seiner Bäckerei in Düsseldorf . Verzögerte Schimmelbildung, längere Haltbarkeit von Backwaren. Brot besteht zu 95% aus Wasser.
  •  Stuttgarter Künstlerin Ruth Kübler beobachtete um das Jahr 2000 verdunstete Wassertropfen unter dem Mikroskop.
  • Andreas Schulz (Hydrologe) analysiert Kristalle und vergleicht Wässer bspw. bei Kläranlagen.

Alles  über Wasser – Plätze

  • Nationale Forschungszentrum in Padua (Italien) : Oxidation von Metallen
  • Forschungszentrum Seibersdorf (Österreich):  Spektralanalysen von behandelten Wässern
  • Universität Salzburg
  • Universätät Graz (begleitet Frequenzversuch zum Thema Nitrat)

Alles  über Wasser – Konzepte

  • Wasser verwirbeln – Der Wirbel
    • Eigenschaft Schmutzpartikel aus dem Wasser abzubauen
    • kann gelöste Stoffe wie Kalk ausfällen
    • Fähigkeit zur Selbstreinigung
  • Vakuumdestillation
  • Musik auf Wasser spielen und Bewegung sichtbar machen.
  • Wasserklangtherapie auf Wasser spielen und Beobachtung der Wasserfrequenzen.
  • Aquaskopie – ein Verfahren zur Schnellanalytik der Getränkequalität

  • Tests der Wasserqualität http://www.wasser-test.net/html/index.aspx

Viktor Schauberger – Die Natur kapieren und kopieren (2008)

Alles  über Wasser – Personen

  • Viktor Schauberger ( 1885  – 1958 ) Holzschlag/Mühlviertel. 1904 Förster.
    • Regulierung von Fließgewässsern. 1929 Doku – Holzschwemmanlage, Kaltes Wasser hat mehr Tragfähigkeit. Patente.
    • Wasser, Wald und Boden: Voller Wasserkreislauf / Halber wasserkreislauf / Versiegelung
      • 1935 Apparat zum Wasser reinigen, abkühlen, wirbeln, Mineralisieren = frisches Quellwasser zum Patent angemeldet.
      • Landwirtschaft: Eisen als negative rostbringendes Werkzeug sollte durch Kupfer ersetzt werden.
    • Wasserbehandlung
      • Kudo-Horn als Vorlage für ein Wasserrohr: Wirbelrohr.
    • Energie und Antriebskonzepte
      • Calvin Generator / Wasserfälle / Asthma Linderung
      • Schauberger Rohre bestätigen oder widerlegen im Pöpel Versuch
      • Heimkraftwerk: Wasser + Luft Energie: Implosion anstatt Explosion. Schadstoffrei.
      • “Repulsine” – Flugscheibe die lautlos und betriebsstofflos ein Flugeug antreiben sollte.
  • Walter Shauberger (Sohn): Von der hyperbolische Spirale zum Trichter. Umweltaktivist.
  • Jörg Schauberger (Enkel):
  • Olof Alexandersson (Ingenieur) )Schweden). Schrieb in den 70ern erstes Buch über Schauberger mit dem Titel “Lebendes Wasser”. Misst Strom mit Kupferdraht i Flüssen.
  • Otmar Grober (Flussbaumeister, nennt sich selber: Flussbeleber) Setzt große Steine in die Murr (Steiermark) um das Wasser vom Ufer weg nach innen zu ziehen. (Trichterbauweise)
  • Christine Sindelar 2004 an der TU Graz arbeitet an Fliessverhalten
  • Prof. Gerald Zenz (TU Graz) leitet das Projekt von Ch. Sindelar. Sicherheit bei Hochwasser, Beachtung der Sole)
  • Susanne Niedermayr (PKS Gartengeräte) verkauft Kupferwerkzeuge und preist diese an.
  • Klaus Rauber (Verein für Implosionsforschung) erklärt den Bio Pflug.
  • Felix Hediger (Verein für Implosionsforschung) baut Wirbelrohre und Hhyporbolische Wassertrichter (Belebula) für Teiche und als Tischgerät
  • Kurt Hallberg entwickelt Wasserdüsen, die Sauerstoff ins Wasser eintragen kann. Geht auch zur Entgasung. Düese hat eine Hypobolische Form. Verkauft Zylinder über Ihre Firma Watreco um bspw. Eis (Eislauftstadion) zu machen.
  • Dan Reese las das Buch “Living Waters” und entwickelte Wasserreinigungsgeräte. Will jetzt Meerwasser entsalzen.
  • Richard Feierabend (ehem. amerk. Militär-Pilot) zeigt Bilder einer Repulsine die er in Texas gesehen hatte.
  • Callum Coatts schrieb das erte Buch über Schauberger in Englisch: Living Energies und hat weitere B+cher und Texte von Schauberger übersetzt.
  • Gottfried Hilscher schrieb Buch über Energieansatz von Walter Schauberger.
  • John Wilkes (Strömungsforscher). Entwickelte sog. “Flow Forms”

Alles  über Wasser – Plätze

  • Pythagoras Keppler Schule (Bad Ischl). Seminare und Vorträge über Wasser und Fließbewegungen.
  • Schauberger Verlag, Kaltenbach 162, 4820 Bad Ischl, Österreich www.schauberger-verlag.at
  • Techn. Universität Graz (Wasserbaulabor, Modell 1:10 18m lang x 3m breit)
  • Uni Braunschweig gibt es Diplomarbeiten über Flussbau des Otmar Grober
  • An der Großen Tulm (?) am Wienerwald in Neuentach soll im Zuge eines Rückbaus eine Pendelrampe und ein Auwald mit V. Schauberger Park entstehen
  • Verein zur Implosionsforschung (Schwarwald) baut alte Geräte auf Basis V. Schauberger Zeichungen nach.
  • Schauberger Kongress in Höhr/Schweden (nahe Malmö)
  • Malmö Gruppe / IET / Kurt Hallberg & Freunde entwickeln schauberger Produkte und verkaufen Zylinder über Ihre Firma Watreco um bspw. Eis (Eislauftstadion) zu machen.
  • Earthtech International Inc – Institute für Advaced Studies

Alles  über Wasser – Konzepte

  • Turbolenz – Schreiben von V. Schauberger an die Akademie der Wissenschaften die 50 Jahre unter Verschluss gehalten wurde.
  • Pythagoras Keppler System – Ei

 

Wasser – Auf der Spur eines unerklärlichen Phänomens (RBB Brandenburg)

Alles  über Wasser – Personen

  • Johann Grander
  • Yuri A. Rachmanin (Mediziner, Wasserexperte). Wir prüfen die Ideen rund ums Thema Wasser, die uns zugetragen werden.
  • Vitold M. Bakhir (Erfinder & Geschäftsmann). Erfand ein Gerät, welches Wasser ohne Zusatz von Chemikalien in Sekunden von Bakterien und Verunreinigungen – scheinbar mittels einer Keramikmembran- befreit.
  • Wilhelm Mohorn (Erfinder). Baut und verkauft Geräte zur Trockenlegung von Gebäuden.

Alles  über Wasser – Konzepte

  • “Wassertechnik” der Marx Automation GmbH

Water  – The secret power

Alles  über Wasser – Personen

  • Prof. Dr. Rustum Roy (Pensylvania State University, Member of International Academy of Science). Let´s approach water from many different angles. “Strukturiertes Wasser ist das beste Antibiotikum, dass es gibt.”
  • Kyrill I. (Patriarch von Moskau)
  • Lao Tze (Chinesischer Philosoph) “Nichts in der Welt ist weicher und nachgiebiger in der Welt als Wasser und doch gibt es nichts, dass wie Wasser Starres und Hartes bezwingt. Dank dem, was es nicht ist, gelingt es ihm leicht. Das weiche überwindet was Harte und das schwache überwindet das Starke. Obwohl all diese jeder weiß, handelt niemand danach.”
  • Prof. Dr. Kurt Wüthrich (Nobel Preisträger)
  • Alois Gruber (Forscher). “Wieso hat Wasser bei Minusgraden eine geringere Dichte ?”
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Chaplin (London South Bank University).
  • Dr. Alexander Solodilov (Korrespondierendes Mitglied der Akademie  der Wissenschaften Russland).
  • Prof. Dr. Vladimir Voeikov (Staatliche Universität Moskau ) “Wir wissen, dass wir fast nichts über Wasser wissen.”
  • Prof. Dr. Konstantin Korotkov (Mitglied der Russischen Akademie  der Wissenschaften). In seinem Labor werden die Auswirkungen menschl. Emotionen auf Wasser erforscht.
  • Prof. Dr. Herbert Klima (Atominstitut der Östereichischen Universitäten).
  • Wang Guihua (Chef- Agrarwissenschaftlerin der Chinesischen Akademie der Wissenschaften).” Strukturiertes Wasser hat positiven Einfluss auf das Wachsen von Gemüse.”
  • Shamil Alyautdinov (Imam der Gedenk-Moschee in Moskau (Poklonnaja Hügel)) Der Koran spricht davon, dass Wasser bei der Schaffung von Adam eine wichtige Rolle gespielt hat.

Alles  über Wasser – Geschichten

  • 1956 Geheimtreffen über neue Waffen in Süd-Ost-Asien . Teilnehmer durch “Wasser” vergiftet.
  • Winter 1881 Schiff “Lara”. Salzwaser wird trinkbar für Schiffbrüchige.

 

 

Andere Quellen

  • Super-ionisiertes Wasser (SIW) – Erstmals vorgestellt wurde es der Öffentlichkeit am 1. Mai 1999 von Drunvalo Melchizedek auf dem spirituellen Festival Wesak `99 in Mount Shasta, Kalifornien. SIW besitzt gleich 3 zusätzliche Elektronen in der äußeren Elektronen-Hülle, was dieses Wasser super-aktiv und super-lebendig macht und ihm Super-Eigenschaften verleiht.

Cars without lights

Car without front lights

Car without front lights

Cars without light – a thought experiment !

It started with a friend of mine and  me driving along some road in Shanghai. We saw a car which looked really weird. “Look dude, that car doesnt have any rear lights” my friend said. The car did look strange, until we saw two tiny red lights built into the rear fender.  We kept on talking about cars and how the design and shape of cars is formed by using the front and rear lights as part of a distinctive brand design, almost like giving cars a face. Some cars look really friendly, others more aggressive, some seem to be without expression. It appears that car lights have a huge impact on the look of a car, its marketing and influence on consumer choice.

A lot will change ! Self-driving, or some call it “piloted driving” is being heavily pushed by many car makers. Elon Musks predicts self-driving cars on public roads within the next 4-5 years, Ruppert Stadler from Audi seems to believe similar, Google has presented and Apple is announcing self-driving electric cars. China is testing autonomous public busses. I am not going to talk about the changes or advantages which are being advertised for driverless technology. But I do believe it will also have  a huge impact on how we “see” (literally) cars, how we evaluate the importance of cars (as means of transportation or as means to show status) and I believe we won´t be needing all those lights anymore.

What ? Cars without lights ? Impossible ? I dont think so. On the one hand new OLED technolgy and laser lighting are evolving quickly; car lights may actually not have to be such a big part of the caro body. On the other had self-driving cas probably won´t need that much light to see others or be seen by others, because the don´t have eyes – they have sensors. The only light I imagine such a new car may have is some ambient lighting to show where the car starts and where it ends – like the backlight around the letters on a an Apple keyboard.

Cars without lights

Either way, I looked at cars around me and thought: What might that car look like if it didn´t need any head or tail lights and more. Trying to imagine what some cars might look like, I asked a collegues to help me try to visualise some (completely randomly) chosen cars.

Is this what cars might look like in the future ? 

Cars without Lights Station Wagon

Cars without Rear Lights

Can you identify the brands of these cars ? Some are obvious, others maybe not.

Cars without lights sports car

Cars without lights – sports car

Cars without Lights Sedan

Cars without Lights Sedan

Cars without lights Van

Van without lights

Another car with no lights

Another car with no lights

Car without lights

Older sports car without lights

Van without lights

Van without lights

Cars without lights old

An older car without lights

Luxury Car without lights

Luxury Car without lights

What difference would it make, if cars had no lights ? Do lights give cars a face ? Do you think designers will design cars in a completely different new way ?

Cars without lights – a thought experiment.

Shezhuang Temple Shanghai

Shezhuang temple shanghai

Shezhuang Temple

Introduction to the Shezhuang temple

The Shezhuang temples is situated in Pudong, in the Shezhuang village in Jin Qiao district. It is not clear when it was first established. Tradition says, that it was established at the end of the Ming dynasty by local villagers to remember the Old Master Jin who became a martyr by saving the people from starvation. Therefore, Old Master Jin is the main deity of Shezhuang temple. He is also an example for  a popular deity of the category of divination because of merit, what in ancient China was called: “If there is merit, the people will offer sacrifices”.

The special religious activities of the Shezhuang temple comprise a yearly temple fair on the 10th of the third month of the lunar calendar and the birthday celebration for Old Master Jin on the 13th day of the sixth month of the lunar calendar.

The location of the Shezhuang Temple Shanghai

Shezhuang Temple Shanghai Location

Shezhuang Temple Shanghai Location

The Shezhuang Temple Shanghai is located on Jin Xiu Dong Lu between Huang Yang Lu  and Hong Feng Lu. Currently it is amidst a large unpopulated area opposite of several high end compounds on the other side of the Jin Xiu Dong Lu. The whole area between the temple and Jin Qiao Lu is currently under development in connection with the new Middle Ring elevated road on Jin Qiao Lu.

Shezhuang Temple Shanghai

Shezhuang Temple Courtyard

The Shezhuang Temple fair

The temple fair of Shezhuang Temple Shanghai was also called the temple fair of the 360 activities. According to the people, among the 360 businesses, farming is the first. This embodies the deep feelings for the soil that originate in the agricultural society of ancient China.

On the first and fifteenth of every month there are several additional temple activities which draw the public.

Shezhuang Temple Detail

New Shezhuang Temple

By the way, the temple is to be refurbished and updated while at the same time the whole area surrounding it is being developed. Here is a preview:

Plans for a new Shezhuang Temple

New Shezhuang Temple

Anschrift:

Shezhuang Tempel Shanghai
Jin Xiu Dong Lu (Ecke Hong Feng Lu)
Postleitzahl :201206
Telefon :58992664

Anschrift (PinYin) :

shàng hǎi shè zhuāng miào
jǐn xiù dōng lù (hóng fēng lù kǒu)
pǔ dōng xīn qū, shàng hǎi shì

Address in Chinese:

上海社庄庙
地址:上海市浦东新区锦绣东路(红枫路口)
邮编:201206
联系电话:58992664

Website: http://shszm.org

Aftershokz Review

Aftershokz Review

Aftershokz Review

Product Review Aftershokz Sportz 2

The Afterhokz headphones look like regular headphones but you don´t wear them directly on your ears. You place them just in front of the ears (see above picture) and the sound is transferred by vibration to your cheak bones and then transferred to the ear. The tech is called "bone conduction". The advantages should be as follows:

  • You can still hear all sounds and noises from the environment. So you are not cut off from the "Umwelt". You hear on two levels, with your ears as usual and additionally through the bone conduction.
  • there is nothing physically in your ears which may feel uncomfortable for some people.
  • Its more comfortable to wear especially during sports and you dont have to worry whether the ear plugs are always fully inside your ears

Result: I was very curious about this product and couldnt wait to get my Aftershokz. I bought it online on Taobao here in China. Immediately after I received my set on a saturday morning I un-boxed it and tried it out.

Pros:

  • Yes, its comfortable to wear, even when being active and moving around

Cons:

  • I find the sound quality not very good. The sound is very metallic to say the least. It lacks any bass. Playing music did not feel very pleasant to me.
  • I used the Aftershokz for about an hour just to get a better feel for it. After several minutes I felt some kind of sensation in my head. Difficult to describe but I imagine this is what it might feel like, when you use a smartphone for 2 hours without interruption. It did NOT feel good, a kind of "stress" emerged. I wondered whether it is only me and asked my wife and later on, my kids, to also give it a try. I didnt tell them about my feelings and just ask the for their opinions. All three reported the same experience. It didnt feel good and the sound quality was worse than expected.

​Open Hearing

​I am still very interested in the concept of "open ear" headphones or "open hearing". Taking out the environment may be desirable when you are on an airplane (Lufthansa airlines has quite good Bose headphones for example) but other than that I would prefer to hear the music from a player AND still be able to hear the environment. That would be ideal. Just like we did when we were younger, listening to loud  music in the car and opening the windows and having the feel, smell and sounds from the environment. That would be perfect!

Here by Doppler Labs

I read about "Here by Doppler labs" earbuds on the Business Insider and this item might just be what I am looking for. Here are a pair of separate earbuds, connected via Bluetooth and the user is supposed to be able to control the amount of ambient real world sound/noise which can pass through the earbuds while at the same time, hearing whats comin from your player. They state: "Here allows you to instantly control real world audio so you can hear what you want to hear and be fully immersed in your audio environment." I am not sure they are for sale at this date.

If you have tried "Here" I would be happy to "hear" from you in the comments. 😉

Batband

Today I came across a new Kickstarter campaign which actually also just today surpassed its funding goal of US$ 150.000. Batband on Kickstarter. The concept seems to be similar as Aftershokz: Sound is also transferrred by bone conduction. The Batband doesnt really look like ordinary headphones, more like a clip on the head. It promises similar advantages as I mentioned about Aftershokz further above.  They might have a better or more advanced bone conduction technolgy.

As for me: I didnt fund this project at this time. I am still a bit disappointed after the Aftershokz experience and will just wait out for the first reviews someone else may write about the Batband.

Summary:  I still believe there is a huge market for a device that allows you to hear the environment AND the music or text coming from your device. And this doesn´t have to be for a target market of "young joggers". The bigger market may be seniors taking a walk on the weekend while listening to classical music or hikers listening to an eBook about the environment they are just passing through. Or think museum or tourist city bus.

I am not sure whether bone conduction will be the best and final solution though.

I also dont think that earbuds wil be the final solution, even if they filter or allow ambient sounds to pass through. Too many people, myself included, don´t feel comfortable wearing ear buds for a longer time. This  is also a question of "fit" since every ear is shaped differently. (BTW: There is a company called "Nrmal" making traditional hearing devices printed to fit each ear (scanning ears  and 3D printing the buds).

So I guess the best solution is still out there to be made. I assume this device might not even be sitting on your head but maybe on your shoulder. Directional speakers might come into play, allowing only the person within a certain angle to hear the sounds. We will see. What ever it may look like:  I ll be among the first ones to fund or buy such product once it emerges!

Do you know of any other "open hearing" product I might have missed ? Please share your thoughts and ideas in the comments below and maybe like or share this post.

Greenhills Shanghai Willowbrook | China

Greenhills and Willowbrook are two residential compounds which are located together in one quarter on Jin Xiu Dong Road in Pudong District of Shanghai.

Greenhills Shanghai Willowbrook

Greenhills Shanghai Willowbrook Arial View

Greenhills Shanghai Willowbrook Drive Through video


For more detail see out details post about Green Hills and Willowbrook Shanghai.

Adress of the Greenhills Compound Shanghai:

Greenhills Shanghai Willowbrook Shanghai
Chinese:   上海 浦东 金桥 锦绣东路418弄 云间绿大地
PinYin:     yún jiān lǜ dà dì, 418 jin xiu dong lu
English:     Greenhills 418 JinXiu East Rd Jinqiao, Pudong, Shanghai 200135

Sixpad Abs Fit Body Fit – Unboxing and Review

About a week ago I came across an advertisement for the SIxpad products, namely the Abs Fit and the Body Fit muscle trainers. I dont recall where I saw it first, on Twitter or on Facebook. I did a quick research and found the official website of the Vendor from Japan.

Sixpad Absfit in Action

Absfit in Action

The product reminded me of the Abflex from the 90´s. Lol. Anyone remember the Abflex ?

Abflex Muscle Trainer

But the Sixpad is next next generation, using EMS technology, using electric current to stimulate your muscles. You dont need to exersice actively. I thought: Heck, why not give it a try ?

Where to order the Sixpad Abs Fit and/or Body Fit ?

The Vendor´s website in Japan wasnt helpful for me. Once I clicked on their shop it all turned to Japanese. Since I live in China, I finally checked Taobao, the biggest online shopping mall around here and found a variety of choices and ordered from one of those sellers (you can divide those prices by 6.3 to get the US$ equivalent). I ordered both Abs Fit and 2 Body Fit and three days later they arrived.

Unboxing Sixpad Body Fit

Let´s start with the Body Fit which is supposed to be used on thighs, arms and legs. This is what it looks like.

Sixpad Body Fit Box

When you lift the lid you see the Bodyfit behind a clear window

Six Pad Body Fit Open Box

After you pull the tray out from the box, you can take the out the insert with the Body Fit and lift the tray - more is unveiled underneath.

Body Fit Tray

Body Fit inside Box

Here is what you get with the Body Fit

Six Pad Bodyfit Parts

One Sixpad Body Fit - the actual device. Two button cell batteries (one spare). A big fat instruction manual in several languages, Japanese and English among them. A plastic disc used to open the battery compartment. A guarantee card. Several sticky gel pads (used on the contact points of the Body Fit. An elastic belt. A hard orange board on which you can "park" the body fit when not in use. And a PVC zipper bag in which you should store the body fit (on the board) when not in use and in order to avoid humidity.

Getting started with the Sixpad Body Fit

Step one. Use the plastic disc (included in the package) to open the battery compartment and insert one of the button cells with the PLUS facing upward. Close the compartment.

Body Fit Getting Started

Body Fit Getting Started 2

Step 2: Adding the Gel Pads to Sixpad Body Fit

Sixpad Abs Fit Body Fit both require Gel Pads. These are attached to the product where the electric current will flow. The Gel Pads are needed to transport the electricity to the body without causing irritation or burns on the skin.

To protect the Gel Pads from dirt, they are covered with two clear foils which need to be pulled off. First pull off the orange foil on one side.

Sixpad Gel Pads

Then attach that side of the Gel Pad to the indicated area on the Body Fit. Repeat the same with the 2nd Gel Pad.

Six Pad Gel Pads

After both Gel Pads are stuck to the Bod Fit, carefully pull off the transparent foil on the other side. This will be the side facing your skin.

Body Fit Gel Pad Ready

Your Sixpad Body Fit is Ready to Go !

After you are done doing the EMS programm, carefully pull the Body Fit off you skin and place it on the board for safe storage.

Unboxing Sixpad Abs Fit

Now let´s have a short look at the Abs Fit Unboxing. Here is what you get and what it looks like:

Sixpad Abs Fit Box Front

Sixpad Abs Fit Box

Sixpad Abs Fit Box Back

Sixpad Abs Fit Box Backside

Sixpad Abs Fit : Inside the boxBox Content

Sixpad Abs Fit Box Content

Sixpad Abs Fit Body Fit Product Review

We have just started to use both Body Fit and Abs Fit. So much so far :

  • There are several levels for the programm ... we started with level 2 and 3.
  • A programm runs for 20 minutes. It is preceeded by a 1 minute warm-up and followed by a 1 minute cooling down phase. All in all 22-23 mins.
  • You are supposed to train each body area only once a day
  • we definitely FEEL that there is something going on ...and it definetely feels like it´s going to have an effect

Update: September 15th 2015: Yes - the Sixpad Abs Fit does work !

Both my wife and I have tested both the Abs Fit and the Body Fit over a period of several weeks and we feel it really works. Let me go more into detail:

  • Starting at level 2-3 we quickly increased the level  to level 6, 7, and then 8 and 9 (where I remained. up to now).
  • At level nine you feel the action REALLY STRONG. It´s difficult to describe, its just massive. I have mainly used the Absfit on my belly and the muscle contraction is really strong. I havent dared to go beyond level 9 so far, that was as much as I could bear.
  • The programm starts slow and at a low level and the frequency of "electricity" or let´s really call it "electro-shock" varies. It starts slow, like a slow drum and then speeds up. The rythm sometimes alternates and when it goes slower you relief. The feeling is very diffilcult to describe, imagine a drummer playing on your belly and constantly varying the speed and rythm. It is really intense on a higher level. But its not like someone pounding on your skin, it is real muscle contraction.
  • I once tried the Body Fit on one arm. Onthe biceps, and at level 6. Well, I suggest you not to do that: the electro-shocks make your whole arm jump up and down uncontrollably ... you just can´t stop it from happening. The muscles contract and your arm goes up ! I havent tried that again, so I cant say how the long term effect on the biceps would be.
  • Each program runs for 20 minutes and starts with low intensity. After around 1 minute it increases to the level you selected (there are 15 levels of intensity). As mentioned earlier: I havent gone beyond level 9 thus far. At the end the intensity goes down for 1 or 2 minutes as a cooling down period.
  • My wife used the Body Fit on her lower bottom and her thighs and she is really, really impressed and keeps on going. Her skin has become much smoother and tight. She loves the Sixpad.
  • As for me: My belly has become much thinner, but I am still far away from a sixpack. Given my starting point, that´s totally o.k. for me. I am NOT going to post any pictures. I eat regularly and have a couple of beers 2 or 3 times a week. So I assume its not going to get me a sixpack using the sixpad alone. For a sixpack you will most likely still need some additional exercise. But if you are exercising, doing sports or working out, I am pretty sure that the Sixpad Abs Fit and / or Body Fit will help you get there much faster and probably even work some of those muscles, which exercises hardly reach.

    Final Statement:  I purchased the Sixpad products out of pure curiosity. No one has paid me for this review, nor are there any affiliate links anywhere in this post. I share my experience openly for others to read and in order to give readers an idea about the Sixpad products before purchasing them. I would be happy if you share or like this post. Besides that I have no benefit. If you have any specific questions, please post them in the comments below and I ll reply you as best and soon as I can.

    Book Summary : How to win friends and influence people

    Below find a “One-page” Book Summary How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie.

    About the Book Summaries

    I usually read books only once. But from time to time I see an old book sitting on the shelf and read it again. I often discover a new perspective on the subject compared to when I had first read that book. It´s kind of like when you watch a movie several times and always notice new details. So I decided to summarize some of the books so I could easily review and refresh the content from time to time. My summaries do not replace reading the book in any way. If you are interested in the book I strongly recommend that your read the full book. My summaries are my personal interpretation of what I read.

    How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie

    Part 1: Fundamental Techniques in Handling People

    Principle 1) Don't criticize, condemn or complain. Criticism is often futile and merely puts people on the defensive. Instead try to understand why people do what they do.

    Principle 2) Give honest and sincere appreciation. If you can arouse enthusiasm in people and a sense of good will, you can begin to realize the true power of appreciation.

    Principle 3) Arouse in the other person an eager want. Henry Ford said that "If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own."

    Part 2: Six ways to make people like you ?

    Principle 1: Become genuinely interested in other people.

    Principle 2: Smile.

    Principle 3: Remember that a person´s name is to that person the sweetest sound in any language.

    Principle 4: Be a good listener, encourage others to talk about themselves.

    Principle 5: Talk in terms of the other persons interest

    Principle 6: Make the other person feel important and do it sincerely

    Part 3 : How to lean people toward your way of thinking ?

    Principle 1: You can´t win an argument

    Principle 2: Show respect for the other person's opinion. Never say, "You're wrong."

    Principle 3: If you are wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically

    Principle 4: Begin in a friendly way

    Principle 5: Get the other person saying 'Yes, yes' immediately

    Principle 6: Let the other person do a great deal of the talking

    Principle 7: Let the other person feel that the idea is his or hers

    Principle 8: Try honestly to see things from the other person's point of view

    Principle 9: Be sympathetic with the other person's ideals and desires

    Principle 10: Appeal to the nobler motives

    Principle 11: Dramatize your ideas
    Principle 12: Throw down a challenge

    Part 4: Be a Leader: How to Change People Without Giving Offense or Arousing Resentment.

    Principle 1 - If you must find fault, begin with praise and honest appreciation
    Principle 2 - How to Criticize: Call Attention to People's Mistakes Indirectly
    Principle 3 - Talk about your own mistakes before criticising the other person
    Principle 4 - Ask questions instead of giving direct orders

    Principle 5 Let the other person save face
    Principle 6 - Praise the slightest improvement and praise every improvement
    Principle 7 - Give the other person a fine reputation to live up to
    Principle 8 - Use encouragement. Make the fault seem easy to correct.

    Principle 9 - Make the other person happy about doing the thing you suggest

    Part 5 - Letters that Produced Miraculous Results

    Carnegie talks about how to open a letter. Basically, Carnegie advocates an elderly opener. Always ask for help, like "I'm here to ask you a favour, can you spare me a minute? I've come to ask you what you think about..."I wonderif you would mind helping me out of a little difficulty. "I wonder if you'll help me out of a little difficulty?"

    Part 6 - Seven Rules for Making Your Home Life Happier

    Rule 1 - don't nag
    Rule 2 - don't try to change your partner
    Rule 3 - don't criticise
    Rule 4 - give honest appreciation
    Rule 5 - pay little attentions
    Rule 6 - be courteous
    Rule 7 - read a good book on the sexual side of marriage

    Feel free to comment on the Book Summary How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie.

    Book Summary 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    Below find a “One-page” Book Summary of "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen R. Covey.

    About the Book Summaries

    I usually read books only once. But from time to time I see an old book sitting on the shelf and read it again. I often discover a new perspective on the subject compared to when I had first read that book. It´s kind of like when you watch a movie several times and always notice new details. So I decided to summarize some of the books so I could easily review and refresh the content from time to time. My summaries have a self-limitation to one page and are therefore not "complete". I want to keep it short. These summaries do not replace reading the book in any way. If you are interested in the book I strongly recommend that your read the full book. My summaries are my personal interpretation of what I read.

    Book Summary 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    This summary is a JPG file and smaller than an A4 page. If you are interested in Stephen Covey you will find a range of books by him. Feel free to comment on the Book Summary 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

    Yoko Tsuno Lotus and Tesla

    The title doesnt make sense, does it ?

    Let me explain.

    I am huge fan of Comics. I grew up with Donald Duck, Fix & Foxi, Asterix & Obelix and Lucky Luke. I love the Marsupilami , Spirou & Fantasio, Gaston and the adventures of Tintin.

    In my 20´s I came across Yoko Tsuno and I really love those realistic drawings by Roger Leloup.

    I am also a huge fan of Tesla. I like the idea of the all electric vehicle, the concept of the super chargers and possibly power packs for your home.

    I don´t spend much time on Comics anymore though. I grew older, have a family, busy with work … the usual rat race.

    Recently I was looking for some old family photos in my home and went through several cabinets and stumbled accross a Yoko Tsuno book. I instantly forgot all about the photos I was looking for, sat on the couch and re-read the Yoko Tsuno.

    Yoko Tsuno Lotus and Tesla !

    I made the connection when I saw the Lotus.

    I tossed around some pictures, changed the license plate (get it ?) and the text … just for the fun of it.

    Yoko Tsuno Lotus and Tesla
    I dont know whether Roger Leloup likes electric vehicles. So please bear with me, if he doesnt. I just played with ideas for the fun of it.

    Consider it a small personal homage to Roger Leloup, Elon Musk and Lotus.

    Book Summary Conscious Business by Fred Kofman

    Below find a “One-page” Book Summary Conscious Business by Fred Kofman.

    About the Book Summaries

    I usually read books only once. But from time to time I see an old book sitting on the shelf and read it again. I often discover a new perspective on the subject compared to when I had first read that book. It´s kind of like when you watch a movie several times and always notice new details. So I decided to summarize some of the books so I could easily review and refresh the content from time to time. My summaries have a self-limitation to one page and are therefore not "complete". I want to keep it short.  These summaries do not replace reading the book in any way. If you are interested in the book I strongly recommend that your read the full book. My summaries are my personal interpretation of what I read.

    Book Summary Conscious Business by Fred Kofman

    This summary is a JPG file and smaller than an A4 page. If you are interested in Fred Kofman you might also find this interview from 2013 very interesting. In this interview with 2 brilliant Dutch guys he describes how he thinks, what  the “real deal” between employer and employee should be.

    Feel free to comment on the Book Summary Conscious Business by Fred Kofman.

    Tomson Golf Villa Shanghai

    Tomson Golf Villa (Simplified Chinese: 汤臣高尔夫别墅, PinYin: Tāng chén gāo’ěrfū biéshù) often just called Tang Chen Golf, is a very popular apartment and villa compound in Pudong amongst expats and wealthy Chinese living in Shanghai.

    Tomson Golf Villa Shanghai is one of the older villa and apartment compounds

    Located in Pudong (eastern part of), Shanghai and built in 1996 many buildings have already been completely re-decorated by their individual owners. Tomson Golf Villa is set around a golf course and many villas have a direct view onto the course. In total there are around 125 and 40 semi-detached villas as well a few apartment buildings on 133.000 square meters !!! Extensive garden areas make the compound particularly interesting for families with children.

    A short video along the river outside Tomson and then inside the compound:

    Tomson Golf Villa Shanghai is located on Longdong Da Dao. It is close to the Century Park and the popular Lian Yang and JinQIao Green City area. It is a 20 minute drive to Pudong Airport and it takes around 45 minutes to downtown by car.

    Some of the facilities:

    • Clubhouse
    • 18-holes Golf Course
    • Indoor swimming pool
    • Gym
    • Tennis court
    • Basketball ground
    • Two children playgrounds

    Address:
    Chinese: 汤臣高尔夫别墅, 1龙东大道, 上海浦东
    PinYin:   Tāng chén gāo’ěrfū biéshù
    English: Tomson Golf Villa,  1 Long Dong Da Dao, Jinqiao, Pudong, Shanghai

    In November 2014 there are around 30 units available for rent.

    Have you lived or been to Tomson Golf Villa in Shanghai ? Leave a comment.

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