June 28, 2014

Song: 云中的Angel

Another song from my chinese class.

张杰 - 云中的Angel



Original Lyric
in the arms of the angel fly away...
小时候总爱抬头 看白云朵朵
哼着我最爱的angel
天上白云一朵朵 都住着angel
为每个相信童话的孩子 守候

我最爱的那首歌 最爱的angel
我到什么时候 才能遇见我的angel
我最爱的那首歌 最爱的angel
我不是王子 也会拥有我的angel

每次受伤的时候 天上的angel
会默默地为我流泪
每下一场小雨 都像一个angel
陪伤心的人等着阳光 出现时候

我最爱的那首歌 最爱的angel
我到什么时候 才能遇见我的angel
我最爱的那首歌 最爱的angel
我不是王子 也会拥有我的angel

当你学会勇敢就会遇见你的angel

Pinyin

in the arms of the angel fly away...
Xiǎoshíhòu zǒng ài táitóu kàn báiyún duǒ duǒ
hēngzhe wǒ zuì ài de angel
tiānshàng báiyún yī duǒ duǒ dōu zhùzhe angel
wèi měi gè xiāngxìn tónghuà de háizi shǒuhòu

wǒ zuì ài dì nà shǒu gē zuì ài de angel
wǒ dào shénme shíhòu cáinéng yùjiàn wǒ de angel
wǒ zuì ài dì nà shǒu gē zuì ài de angel
wǒ bùshì wángzǐ yě huì yǒngyǒu wǒ de angel

měi cì shòushāng de shíhòu tiānshàng de angel
huì mòmò dì wéi wǒ liúlèi
měi xià yī chǎng xiǎoyǔ dōu xiàng yīgè angel
péi shāngxīn de rén děngzhe yángguāng chūxiàn shíhòu

wǒ zuì ài dì nà shǒu gē zuì ài de angel
wǒ dào shénme shíhòu cáinéng yùjiàn wǒ de angel
wǒ zuì ài dì nà shǒu gē zuì ài de angel
wǒ bùshì wángzǐ yě huì yǒngyǒu wǒ de angel

dāng nǐ xuéhuì yǒnggǎn jiù huì yùjiàn nǐ de angel


Translation
Zhang Jie - Angel in the Clouds 
in the arms of the angel fly away ... 
Child love to look up white clouds 
Humming my favorite angel 
A blossoming clouds of heaven have lived angel 
Waiting for each of the children believe in fairy tales 

My favorite song favorite angel 
When I went to meet my angel 
My favorite song favorite angel 
I am not a prince but can also have angel

When injured, the angel would silently cry for me 
When rain, the angel will accompany sad people waiting for the sun appears 

My favorite song favorite angel 
When I went to meet my angel 
My favorite song favorite angel 
I am not a prince but can also have angel

When you learn to be brave, you will meet your angel


Source:
Original lyric: http://www.downloadchinese.com/lyrics/yun-zhong-de-angel-lyrics-zhang-jie.html, updated by me
Pinyin from Google Translate
Translation by Google Translate and me

Review: Sabai @ DMZ Restaurant

Location: Kabar Aye Pagoda Road --> there is a gate to enter an area including a Ferris wheel. Close to Inya Lake

Decor: 8 of 10
There is inside building tables and outside that is just beside the lake (small lake).

Ambiance & Music: 7.5 of 10
Quite a big space and when we visited, not too many people.

Service: 8.5 or 10
The staffs are very friendly and helpful.

Clean, Clear and Hygiene: 8.5 of 10

Taste: 8 of 10
I really like the crispy fish with the sauce. But i like it more compact, guess you need to specifically ask them to do so.
Crispy fish

I also like the pork neck.
Pork neck

The other food is not very ok for me, some a bit too spicy, some too salty.
Tofu

Shrimp

Lake view @Sabai Restaurant

Sabai @ DMZ Restaurant menu

Sabai @ DMZ Restaurant menu


Value for money: 7.8 of 10


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June 14, 2014

Introduction to SEO (for real beginner)

Introduction to SEO (for real beginner).
Learn SEO from scratch.

I just started working a while ago, and one of my job is SEO (website and SEO is brand new for me).
Let me share what I found on the mighty Google!:


1. Introduction to SEO

After overwhelm with the Google result appear before me; hundreds of websites and articles (I start to lose concentration after reading one paragraph, haven't read anything for a long time lol), I start to back up and take my time.

I often disappointed with the result on Google search [Don't get me wrong, I admire Google, and the more I browse about it, the more i am lost in it's giant ocean of Google World.] When I google about SEO, my expectation is the first page of it is the ULTIMATE website that will give me light on what SEO; that did not happen.

What is Search Engine Optimization?
Reference:
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search_engine_optimization
  • http://searchengineland.com/guide/what-is-seo
There are 3 key players: Company A, Target Market (Audience), and the Search Engine.

You are the Company A.
When you want to make a website: it is for the Target Market.
Then the Target Market will browse about your website on the Search Engine.
What the Audience who use the Search Engine is to find the answer to what they need.
What the good guy Search Engine wants is to give the Audience the best possible website to cover Audience needs -- the best on the first line of the first page.
That is why: What you want is your website to appear on the first page of Search Engine result page (SERP).
I like the story Searchengineland gave about search engine as librarian, we are the book author/publisher, and the people coming to library look for book by asking the librarian.
In order to get your absolute goal of someone go to your shop and buy your products/services, you need marketing offline (real actual world) and online (digital world of internet), you make the website with hope people find you in the internet. So the complicated task of promoting the website, and make sure more people open your web, like your products/services and then actually buy it -- it is called conversion (converting audience into buyer). The effort to get your web on first page of Search Engine is called Search Engine Optimization.

Lets get back on the Search Engine Result Page: mainly you can divide to 2: organic (not paid), and non organic (paid advertising such as Adword Google).

Therefore, the definition of Search engine optimization (SEO) by Wiki is:
"the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine's "natural" or un-paid ("organic") search results."


2. Good SEO versus Bad SEO

Good SEO means following what Google suggests all over its media (Google blog, Google Youtube, Google Webmaster, etc), they call it White Hat SEO. The opposite is Black Hat SEO, and Google often mentions not to do Black Hat.
Wiki: "Black hat SEO attempts to improve rankings in ways that are disapproved of by the search engines, or involve deception."
In short, since you are not listening to Google and practicing Black Hat SEO - consequences gonna bite you badly!
Wiki: "One example was the February 2006 Google removal of both BMW Germany and Ricoh Germany for use of deceptive practices.[46] Both companies, however, quickly apologized, fixed the offending pages, and were restored to Google's list.[47]"


3. Implementing SEO

First of all:
Watch this video: SEO for startups in under 10 minutes by Google Webmasters (I watch a lot of Maile Ohye and Matts Cutts).
Summing up what Google says: The Company, Search Engine, and SEO target is to give the best experience for users, that answer their needs. As long as we first focus on delivering great content and technical aspect in good faith, following Google guideline --> End Users will like it and --> eventually promote it via all type of Social Media --> Next thing we know is more people visit, and if we have the Social Media: more likes and shares.. --> more people visits websites equals to higher stats of conversion (visitors becomes actual buyers).

Since it is just introduction, I won't go too much technical (I am beginner too anyway lol).

Next I will cover some of these details:
    • Facebook 1.28 Billion
    • G+ 540 Million
    • Twitter 255 Million
    • Instagram 200 Million
    • LinkedIn 187 Million
    • Pinterest 40 Million
    • Youtube 1 Billion+ total users
    • 6.7 Million+ people blog via blogging sites
I also find these three, but I have no patience to read haha, hope it enriches you:
  • http://www.seobook.com/seo-tools-for-2014
  • http://moz.com/beginners-guide-to-seo
  • http://moz.com/blog/the-8step-seo-strategy-step-1-define-your-target-audience-and-their-needs


Design and building a website is like an art. You have the nice guideline, but when you implement them, it all depend on you. Each time you build a website, the design, the story line, the choice of words, the technical behind it, will differ. That is the beauty of it!


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June 04, 2014

E Commerce (Online Shop) in Myanmar

I found some online shops in Yangon on google. The websites are simple, not much items yet.
Internet is coming here, slowly, but sure. 4 years ago maybe you can count how many websites originally from Myanmar. Now? A lot.
E commerce is coming too. There are some big players and small players on the market.

There are 3 major types already here: selling from facebook, the online shops (one actual shop with one online shop), and something like ebay.
Note that ebay and friends have not able to deliver items to Myanmar, so some of these local online stores serve as middle man.
Items are normally imported from nearby countries like China and Thailand; some import from Korea and USA. Meanwhile, here are the two big challenges for them:

Payment
It is true that almost every payment here in Yangon (Myanmar) is cash. So when you pay your meal, its 1000 kyats note, and buy a computer is 500000 kyats of bank notes, same goes for buying a car and a house... make sure your giant bag full of bank notes has no holes...

For online shops targeting locals, mostly have no other options but cash on delivery. Some other type of businesses such as tour and travel has wider options of receiving payment via paypal (targeting foreigners).
Credit cards are coming, but it is not really easy to change the habit of people who don't even use any sort of card before (they don't use debit card here). I also rarely hear people transferring (wire) money via banks.

So far the online shops I saw are cash on delivery, pay 50% when order, wait 2 weeks, then pay the rest of the bill during collection.

Shipping
There is not much affordable - trustworthy shipping company yet. For individual seller, the buyer should visit the seller to order the items (because they have to pay the 50% instalment cash). Bigger sellers will hire a person to deliver the items to the buyers.

If you want to buy computer related items, you might want to visit https://www.facebook.com/Technoland/ . The shop has many branches and you can ask them to deliver the items to you (you need to pay delivery fee).

Here are some online shops in Yangon:
https://www.shop.com.mm/en/
www.kamyu.com.mm/ : from Rocket Internet. same with house.com.mm and ads.com.mm
www.dailymart.com.mm/

Reference:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/susancunningham/2014/04/21/yangon-online-delivers-amazon-ebay-and-apple-to-myanmar/

Updated 2016-03-19

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