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Friday, July 21, 2017

China Series: VPN that worked for me

Greetings~!

I'm back with another post on the China Series. I thought I should update on this since I'm leaving China real soon. So, which VPN worked for me?

On my Mac, I'm using ExpressVPN which you can find here: https://www.expressvpn.com/

Pros:
Works really well
Fast
Can be used on 3 devices

Cons:
Expensive
Doesn't work well if you select some locations


Meanwhile I'm using Psiphon on my phone. 

Pros:
Free

Cons:
Disconnects automatically after few minutes (For some reason, you have reconnect all the time)
Only available for android & windows (Can't download it on my Mac)
Doesn't work when you connect to public WiFi (I'm not sure why but this happens when I try to connect to the VPN while in cafes)


This is a very simple & short post about VPNs. I've tried a few others but they don't work as well as these two. Give them a try. If you're not staying in China & you're only here on a holiday, I suggest you just get Psiphon especially if you're not an iPhone user. It's the best solution. 

Also, try downloading all these VPNs before you come to China since most sites for VPNs are actually blocked. So, you can't even buy them even if you want to. 


That's it for this post.

Let me know if you want to know anything else. 

In the next post of this series, I will likely talk about how to ship things back to Malaysia at an affordable price. Stay tuned for that! 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Back after a year & updates on my life~

Hello again fellow readers!

Though I don't think there are any readers left. I shall try to post more often. I was living without a VPN for a whole year. It was difficult, trust me! But now that I've purchased a VPN, I'll be trying to post more often. I don't buy any new skincare or any beauty products whatsoever anymore. So, I don't really know where this blog is headed but I do want to revive it. 

Since this is my last year in Beijing, more like my last semester, I'll try to post about China. 

So, moving on to updates on my life. 

I've been learning Korean for the past 7 months. If you've been following this blog, you would know that I love watching Korean dramas. So yup, that was the inspiration. I wanted to be able to watch the dramas without subtitles. I didn't really care about the speaking part or the writing part. I was so focused on the listening & reading. I realised that's not such a good way. So, I'm kind of reorganising my study method. 

As for chinese, well, I'm not really putting in that much effort but I'm still working on it. I did buy books and I'm learning it on my own. I don't really have an aim for chinese, just being able to converse is enough. I've reached that and am now trying to improve it.

I just started learning French as well. I figured France is the land of opportunity for my career so better start now. 

I've also noticed that the more languages I learn, the worse my English has gotten. I wonder if other people feel the same? So, I guess I shall now use this blog as a platform for me to maintain my English. Please don't deteriorate more~!