Did this drive you around the Benz?

We were at Taipei’s 101 Shopping Mall, on the 4th floor where we discovered that there two new coffee shops and a Harper’s Bazaar exhibition with a very unusual exhibit. Pictured below… how would you like to drive one of these?

Is it enough power to turn the ladies’ heads, John? This is my Moon Festival Car of the Year, 1886 to be precise. Enjoy.

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Look at its rear mounted engine that could generate 2/3rds of a horsepower at 250rpm. A later version could ‘gallop’ along at nearly 10mph. That’s 0-10 in about 120 years, perhaps. Still, a wonderful feat of engineering, and worthy in any car museum.

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I don’t think too many Zonda mechanics would know how to fix this engine! Apparently, Benz’s wife, Bertha, undertook the first long distance car trip in the world (without her husband’s knowledge! “honey, I just borrowed the Benz!”) and drove nearly 200km. I had a look at the wheels, it can’t have been too comfortable, but what a thrill! A mechanized carriage without horses!

July 21st is here… time for a little break!

For those of you who noticed, and amid much apologies for not posting, I’m just letting you all know that Christine and I are taking a much needed break. I’ll be posting a few days’ behind for the next week or so as we won’t have continuously good access to the Internet, and sometimes I just want to chill.

It’s been six months since our winter break, and a tough time for us and our business, but we’re slowly putting things back together and trying to fix the business so it runs better. Right now, we’re concentrating on dropping the business talk as much as possible and getting out of Taipei. Will check in in a few days with news of our trip to Yi-Lan, Su-ao and Ming-chih… hopefully with photos!

Fun making “InvestorBlogger” business cards at 123Print.com

Do you have a business card for your job? If not, why not? Do you have a business card for your blog? No?! I don’t either. But business cards are extremely handy for giving out. They save you hunting for a piece of paper and a pen to write down a telephone number, they look good, and they give you a chance to “say” something about yourself that may be remembered long after you have been “forgotten”.

So I was wondering what a business card for “InvestorBlogger” might look like, so I made one online at 123Print.com for fun. Take a look!

InvestorBlogger's Business Card

It was relatively painless to create the business card below, though I think I’d like to have a little more advice on design aspects. Sometimes my earlier efforts looked okay, but needed some refinement. Also, some of the designs that they have looked like they were made from old Word graphics files from Word95. The photograph based images looked MUCH better.

So when I meet other bloggers at PostieCon or at Computex in Taipei (hey, John, still do you still “make money online?”!) I’ll be able to whip out my cards, and leave them fumbling for a pen and paper. Of course, if he were really smart, he’d be printing his business cards in time for his trip to Taipei. at 123Print.com. Cool!