Are you tired of noisy cities?Have a look at these Old towns

Some people describe the Chinese ancient town like a girl dressing on the edge of a small river, she is quiet, dignified and elegant. Are you tired of neon lights in the city like me and disappointed about the cold people in the urban area? If you want to enjoy free time in a small town and forget your work,worries, there are 3 ancient towns from didderent countries I recommend for you.

1.Wuzhen Water Town,China

Wuzhen is one of the first Chinese historical and cultural towns, China’s top ten charming towns, national beautiful towns and towns, and national 5A-level tourist attractions. It is known as the “China’s last pillow-water family” and has a history of more than 7,000 years of civilization and 1300 years of construction.

2.Cadiz,Spain

When it comes to Spain’s most famous seaside city, everyone must first think of Barcelona. In fact, on the west side of the Strait of Gibraltar, there is a pure sea and a good beach. The tranquil azure waterfront style, coupled with the charming and elegant style of the ancient city, makes Cadiz a paradise for tourists to linger.

3.Varanasi,India

The famous American writer Mark Twain once described the Benares that “It is older than history, older than tradition, older than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together.”

Ganges,Varanasi,also konwn as Benares,is an important holy city for both Hindus and Buddhists.According to legend,it was founded by the Hindu deity Lord Shiva 5,000 years ago.

Three great foods that must be eaten in Turkey

In Europe, Turkey, as a Mediterranean country, has always been a favorite choice for travelers. Known for its comfortable climate and beautiful beaches. And the food that makes people scream for the same thing is also the reason why tourists are rushing. Introducing three of the most popular dishes.

1 Baklava 

This lovely food is popular in Turkey, the Balkans and Armenia. It is actually an oriental version of the layer of shortbread, layered on the butter, with a variety of nuts in the middle, after baking in the oven, then topped with honey or sugar into a syrup.

2 Icli Kofte (Turkey Meat Bag)

Traditional Turkish cuisine is similar to baking. The difference is that there is a variety of meats, usually beef and lamb. The last step is to bake the butter until cooked. It will give you a different taste.

3 lahmacun (Turkish pizza, also known as Turkish scones)

Although it looks no different from pizza, you must try it. It is really very delicious! The crispy pastry is a mixture of lamb, tomato and other fresh vegetables. With a glass of lemon juice, it is definitely the top enjoyment. Turkish scones are as popular as pizza in Italy and are available in almost all fast food restaurants. On the streets, young people are often seen eating.

What are you waiting for, come and taste the traditional cuisine here in Turkey.

Three places worth visiting in Beijing

When you come to Beijing, are you still confused because you don’t know where to visit? Here, I will tell you the three major attractions that you must not miss in Beijing.

1 Forbidden City

The Forbidden City in Beijing is a royal palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in China. It is an unparalleled masterpiece of ancient architecture. The old name is the Forbidden City. It is located in the center of Beijing’s central axis and is the essence of ancient Chinese palace architecture.  It is one of the largest and most preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.

2 The Summer Palace

The Summer Palace was originally the imperial palace and garden of the Qing Dynasty. It is also known as the Qingyuan Garden. It is built on the Kunming Lake and Wanshou Mountain. It is built according to the design method of Jiangnan Garden. It is the largest and best preserved royal garden in China. There are many precious cultural relics, known as the “Royal Garden Museum.”

3 Badaling Great Wall

The Badaling Great Wall is known as one of the world’s nine plugs. The scenery is steep and beautiful, and it is the essence of the Ming Great Wall. It is also the most famous section of the Great Wall. “Not the Great Wall is not a hero”, Many people will come to visit this sentence.

what do you know about 5G?

When it comes to 5G, the most classic and intuitive statement: Users can download a high-definition movie in just a few seconds, and now the 4G LTE network takes ten or even dozens of minutes. The role of 5G is far more than that. As the transmission rate increases, other emerging applications will also emerge, such as the Internet of Things, virtual reality, and autonomous vehicles.

There are three typical scenarios for 5G. These three scenarios reflect that the 5G requirement also reflects the difference between 5G and 4G. As shown in the figure above, the three major scenarios are: eMBB, eMTC, uRLLC.

eMBB provides higher transmission rate and user experience. The peak transmission rate of 5G and downlink rates will reach 20Gb/s, while the downlink peak rate of 4G is only 1Gb/s. The ultra-high rate will make virtual reality, augmented reality, etc. possible. eMTC will realize the Internet of Everything, smart home, smart power grid, etc.; uRLLC can reduce the communication delay to less than milliseconds, realize tactile interconnection, and the delay in 4G is about 70ms, 5G ultra-low communication delay and high reliability can realize automatic driving of the car.

For example, 5G network provides foundation for automatic driving.

During the automatic driving process, the vehicle collects a large amount of data through a large number of cameras and sensors, and needs to interact with transportation facilities and other traffic participants. The communication of these data requires a sufficiently wide channel to operate.

Five Chinese Folk Metaphysics

Five Chinese Folk Metaphysics namely: Mountains, Medicine, Life, Bu(divination), Xiang(Physiognomy).

Mountain, that is, Immortal Theorpy, including the practice of alchemy, alchemy, and Fulu.

Medicine, that is, traditional Chinese medicine, with the help of meridians(science of channels and collaterals), to guide, ancient praying and treated with medicines.

Life, that is, Fate theory, relying on Four Pillars of Destiny, Horoscope, and gods to reason fate.

Are you curious about what is your Chinese Bazi? You could use this website to caculate it. https://bazi-calculator.com/ You just need to remember what time and which date you borned.

Bu, that is, divination, Taiyi, Qimen, Liuyi is the type of Bu, Mei Yi, Liu Yi is the Guabu, measuring words, dreams, drawing lots for miscellaneous, smashing, throwing money for Yizhan, to predict good or bad.


Xiang, that is, Physiognomy, is a profound knowledge, including Xiang Tianshu (star signs), Xiangdi technique(feng shui) ——which claims to use energy forces to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment, Physiognomy (recognize your personality or furtune from the face, palm, body, sound and so on)

These five metaphysics is popular in ancient China, so it’s not be authenticated as real science. Not so many Chinese people believe in them, however, some little villages still trust them. Sometimes people find it makes sense in a case, but I believe life is made by individuals themselves not by god.

Are you Agile?

If you have taken a glance on my previous texts, my dear reader, then you should be aware of the Waterfall and PM as such. Now, I would like to tell about, what is widely known, in a narrow circle of people, as a reaction to the ineffectiveness of Waterfall.

You should remember the fiasco, that happened with Diablo: Immortal announcement on Blizzcon last year, my dear reader. The failure to understand it’s audience, lead Blizzard to a hellish backlash from the franchise fans, calling to cancel the project.

Something is rotten in the kingdom of Blizzard, and if you were its CEO, who would you fire first, my dear reader – Project Manager, Lead Developer, Product Owner or Marketing Manager? Or would you rather review your organization’s PM method? Consider the Agile. It is not just a methodology. Stellman and Greene came up with a good piece of writing, where they view Agile as a corporate philosophy, based on 4 values:

  • Individuals and Interactions Over Processes and Tools;
  • Working Software Over Comprehensive Documentation;
  • Customer Collaboration Over Contract Negotiation;
  • Responding to Change Over Following a Plan.

         Someone had to bring these values to Blizzard, before they have decided to bring Diablo to mobile. If you will be the one, my dear reader, don’t forget to take along the12 Agile principles, that make the whole thing work. They can be found encapsulated on the official Agile Manifesto website.

Have you ever been given a second chance to fix a massive screw up, my dear reader? If you have, then you would better not tell about it in the comment section.

Waterfall PM for creative agencies

Have you ever been a casualty of underdeveloped software, my dear reader? It’s quite like the feeling that you get when, after waiting for your Filet Mignon au Fondant de Bleufor nearly hour and a half, the snooty waiter comes to you and asks – well, medium or raw?

If it sounds bizarre to you, my dear reader, then you must have been bringing your money to a company that recognizes a true value of PM. Or you have just never been to Le Départ Saint Michelin Paris.

Delivering a raw product to the market could not be as disastrous as Brexit, but as this video suggests, it usually comes with huge bills and negative PR. In my previous post, I have highlighted the necessity of PM for creative agencies. In this text, my dear reader, we are going to take a ride over the Waterfall.

Before you initiate your Waterfall project, you have to clearly define your communication plan; resource plan; financial plan; risk management plan; change management plan and additional plan. Also, my dear reader, don’t forget to forget about your holiday plans.

The Waterfall PM is best perceived graphically:

The Waterfall is divided into distinct stages and prior to moving to the next stage, the preceding stage has to be wrapped up. This creates a substantial pressure for the project initiators, since all the mistakes made in the top of the Waterfall will accompany you till its’ very bottom.

If you don’t want to carry the responsibility for all the mistakes done, my dear reader, the guys from adsubculture are more than ready to take it over from you.

Project Management for Creative Agencies

During your university studies, my dear reader, you must be experiencing some frustration related to all these naughty group assignments. Sometimes I would also prefer to work on my own, rather than being bothered with the distribution of all these tasks and responsibilities. Besides, the study output is way higher, when you hold control over each element of your “group project” in your almighty hands, right?

Mind the gap, my dear reader!

The rigid time-frames and horrendous competition of digital world will leave you far behind your rivals, should you choose to go solo. I feel so sorry for you, my dear reader, if you happened to be a bit of a misanthrope, like myself. But building up a team is inevitable! To make this inevitability less fatal, I would suggest you to adopt an appropriate PM skill-set asap.

The above pie-charts should give you an idea about the importance of organizational skills, as well as the reasons why some projects keep reappearing in their manager’s nightmares.

Although most of these methodologies have been practiced in the IT environment, and my dear reader could argue the relevance of these methodologies to Marketing in the comment section – I dare to reassure you in flexibility of these methods and their applicability for creative agencies.

In my next posts I will explore the trendiest PM methodologies. Although, should you crave for some extra bits of knowledge, my dear reader, you may go and find it here.

Summer holiday in Lombok island? start here!

Lombok is an island in West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia. In Lombok there are many foreign and local tourists on visited every summer vacation. This time I will show you beautiful and interesting places that you should visit, and also what activities you can do during the holidays.Let's go to the first destination.
  • Novotel Lombok Resort & Villas, Kuta Beach

This hotel is highly recommended with Great facilities amazing landscaping and private beach all add to an enjoyable and stress free vacation, unfortunately I don't have a photo of the room but you can access it from the accommodation platform.
One of the favorite activities at Novotel is beach volleyball, if guests want other activities the staff who always smile at the resort are always ready with any requests made in any form.

The thatched roofs combined with wooden pillars that adorn the pathway to a private beach and making it the best place to take photos and surrounded by tropical gardens.

  • Mawun beach

A stunning beach, not to far from Novotel hotel there are Mawun beach The water gets deep fast, perfect for surfing and very gentle waves.

  • Trawangan island

Trawangan island, offers a variety of beauty of the beach. You can walk around the Gili in about 1-2 hours. On Gili Trawangan you have to rent a bicycle, which you can get anywhere. However, often accommodations have private bicycle rentals. after that, we can rest while waiting for the sunset on the beach accompanied by a glass of coktails. And also, Available at Stud Horse Riding Adventures. 

The World’s Best Kept Secret

Mimi Sheller describes the European perception of the Caribbean’s tourism brand as conjuring up ideas of “heaven on earth” or “paradise”.  The Calivigny Island located off the coast of Grenada aptly fits the description.
The island is a luxurious rental property, which caters to an affluent niche market. Owned by Frenchman Georges Cohen, Calivigny Island boasts six gorgeous beaches, and offers picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other.

Visitors to the island can choose from five deluxe accommodation options.

These include two residences, “The Beach House” which features 10 suites and “The Overhang House” which features nine suites, with scenic terrace views, a fresh water pool and easy beach access. There are also three beach bungalows which feature a private outdoor jacuzzi, and large terrace area.

History identifies a symbiotic relationship between service quality and customer satisfaction as integral to customer retention. As such, the Calivigny Island staff customizes their offerings to meet the unique needs of their guests, which include private chefs who cater to the culinary demands of consumers as well as an array of dining arrangements for formal, casual and celebratory occasions.

Additionally, the island caters to varied recreational activities including water sports, tennis, hiking, music and even all-day excursions to the neighboring island, Grenada.  After a day of exploration, guests can return to the solitude of the “Caribbean paradise” which can only be described as the World’s best kept secret.

References

Baker, S,. Taylor, T. (1994) ‘An Assessment of the Relationship Between Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction in the Formation of Consumers’ Purchase Intentions’, Journal of Retailing , 40(2), pp. 163-176.
Calivigny Island (N.D. ) Calivigny Island , Available at: http://www.calivigny-island.com/theIsland.php (Accessed: 30th January 2019 ).
International Opulence Magazine (2018) The Story of Calivigny Gilligan’s Island Gone Glam, Available at: http://www.internationalopulence.com/story-calivigny/ (Accessed: 30th January 2019 ).
Sheller, M. (2004) Natural Hedonism: The invention of Caribbean islands as tropical playgrounds. Tourism in the Caribbean Trends, Development, Prospects [Online]. Available at: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780203402696 (Accessed: 30th January 2019 ).
Vladi Private Islands (2018) The Undiscovered Gem of the Caribbean, Available at: https://www.vladi-private-islands.de/en/islands-for-rent/caribbean/grenada/calivigny-island/(Accessed: 30th January 2019).

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