Website Upgrade and Transfer Now Complete

I having finally finished transferring my server from  a shared host  in Ireland to a VPS in Singapore. This upgrade took many many hours, and at times made me want to pull my hair out, but was a great learning experience. Lots of technical things behind the scenes had to work perfectly for the transition to complete. This upgrade has forced me through sheer necessity to get much better at Linux administration very quickly. Using a shared host allows you to have the host hold your hand so to speak, but really limits what you can do. Having a VPS is like having ultimate freedom with regards to the server, but with no one to hold your hand. I might host this site in Ireland again eventually, but for now, I am sticking with my Singapore server. But in any case, I love both Singapore and Ireland, so I am OK with having the server in either country. This upgrade will allow me to do many more interesting things with the site, and allow it to be significantly faster.

Recap since last month

Since, last month, much progress has made on this site. I created signs.mandarinportal.com where interesting Chinese pictures are placed, and chinglish.mandarinportal.com where funny Chinglish pictures will be placed. In addition, mandarinportal.com/gctravelguide has been created, and in the coming weeks, much information about cities and places about Greater China will be placed there. travelblog.mandarinportal.com to be updated soon including lots of travelling that I have done recently, and since last year. Within 2 weeks or so, I will upgrade the server for this website to make it even faster and better.

Feel free to check out all of the recent signs.mandarinportal.com posts below:
http://signs.mandarinportal.com/funny-sign-about-no-defecating-peeing-or-smoking-in-an-area-in-hong-kong/
http://signs.mandarinportal.com/the-fast-and-the-furious-7-sign-in-chinese/
http://signs.mandarinportal.com/hp-ink-in-chinese/
http://signs.mandarinportal.com/womens-day-sign-in-china/
http://signs.mandarinportal.com/exercise-scam-product-in-china/
http://signs.mandarinportal.com/chinese-tom-and-jerry-wound-plasters/
http://signs.mandarinportal.com/back-to-school-sign-in-china/
http://signs.mandarinportal.com/valentines-day-sign-in-china/
http://signs.mandarinportal.com/sign-about-cherishing-your-life/
http://signs.mandarinportal.com/chinese-new-year-coca-cola-signs/
http://signs.mandarinportal.com/a-chinese-towelie/
http://signs.mandarinportal.com/chinese-signs-about-combating-illegal-fund-raising-avoiding-fraud-and-forbidding-gambling/

Feel free to check out all of the recent chinglish.mandarinportal.com posts below:
http://chinglish.mandarinportal.com/a-hilarious-chinglish-photo-in-a-restroom-in-hong-kong/
http://chinglish.mandarinportal.com/well-never-wound-this-earth/
http://chinglish.mandarinportal.com/bread-flavour-bread/

Come back often for updates to this site.

Your comments are welcome on any part of this website.

Another Section of Mandarinportal.com Created

I have created a new section of mandarinportal.com at chinglish.mandarinportal.com. This will be a place where funny and epic Chinglish pictures will be placed. I have a large collection of Chinglish pictures from my time in Greater China, and I encounter Chinglish nearly every day here. I think Chinglish things are very funny, and I hope you all enjoy them. Come back frequently to chinglish.mandarinportal.com to see more chinglish pictures.

New Section Of mandarinportal.com Created

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I have created a new section of mandarinportal.com at signs.mandarinportal.comsigns.mandarinportal.com will be a place where pictures of Chinese signs will be placed. I have a passion for taking pictures of signs. There are several reasons that I find signs so interesting. Signs in China will help you learn more and more about the unique Chinese Culture. Also, translating signs in Chinese can really help improve your Chinese level. I often find Chinese signs to be very bizarre, but at least interesting. I probably have hundreds of pictures I have taken of signs in Mainland China, and hope for this part of mandarinportal.com to be very interesting and useful for you all.

Main Blog Up!!!

I have finally started blogging again on the main mandarinportal.com blog at blog.mandarinportal.com. You can visit it here. You can all look forward to quality blogging about Greater China and Chinese culture on blog.mandarinportal.com. Guest bloggers will appear in the future. So, enjoy and come back often for high quality posts about Greater China and Chinese culture.