2010 March

Alan gets promoted at PayPal.  He took his team to Pinnacle Peak for a bit of good ole USA style celebration with steaks and mechanical bull rides for all.  Of course, I had to put on a show and rode the bull backwards.  I paid for it the following day...

I've been traveling a ton for work.  USA 3-4 times per year.  Singapore 4-6 times.  And then internal China travel - Beijing, Guangdong, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Chongqing, and the latest, Berlin.  I was able to take a quick city tour on a gorgeous blue sky day in Berlin.  I flew home thru Zurich - what a gorgeous land!  I took pictures from my Swiss Air flight.

I get my first quote in WSJ:


"Alan Tien, PayPal's general manager in China, estimates there will be 150 million middle-class and affluent consumers and more than 300 million online shoppers in China by 2013. Though China is known as an exporter, "Chinese users will be a huge buying force," he said in an interview." 

Huge.  Yup, that's a technical term.

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