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You will find a consistency and a focus in all of my content that can change your attitude which can fuel a positive change in your life, if you want it to. If you are happy with your attitude and your life and see no reason for changing, then you either already have a PMA (Positive Mental Attitude), or you are a victim and want to hold onto your misery. These postings will then serve to fortify the person with PMA, or, hopefully, convince the "victim" that there is a better way. This site will contain essays, poems, stories, humor and links, all with the same goal: The pursuit, capture, care and feeding of a Positive Mental Attitude. I have had readers tell me that they have spent hours on my site and feel great about themselves both during and after. I log onto my own site frequently to help fuel my attitude; I hope you will as well.

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My goal is to help my clients navigate the “residential investment property” market; make some money and have some fun in the process. This real estate market is ripe for the investor. In addition, I would like to help the home buyer and home seller. I am part of an 80,000+ agent network that spans all of North America. Being on the “inside” I can find you the “right” agent to handle your specific needs no matter where in North America you may reside. I have been in and arround the real estate market for most of my professional life and want to be your resource for making money in this market. I have been negotiating all of my life and want to negotiate great deals for you. Following is my contact information and my philosophies: Mel Kaye (Broker Associate) Keller Williams Realty Direct: PCH.MEL.KAYE (724.635.5293) Mobile: 805.300.1769 Fax: 888.371.1190 Email: Website: Skype: Mel.Kaye Lic #: 00742678 340 N. Westlake Blvd., Suite 100 Westlake Village, CA 91362

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

China - Arrival in Shanghai

As promised I will begin posting pictures of my trip to China. These posts will mostly be pics with just a little narration.

To set this up, my wife and I were in China about 20 years ago. China has gone from a third world country to a world power, although they still consider themselves a "developing" country. Bottom line is that China is nothing like I remembered it.

We arrived in Shanghai and I was immediately taken back by all of the construction. Following are some of the pictures I took from around our hotel, the Shangra La, and the views from our window.

This trip was completely through Viking River Cruises, which included all air, meals, hotels (all 5 star) transfers and excursions.

This was just the beginning of the most amazing trip I have taken yet.

Please see my China Index for more pictures of my China trip
I have many more China posts to come.

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Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Thanks for sharing the trip photos. I look forward to more!

Mel, you may have noticed that my blog has been inaccessible for 3 days now. I’ve reported it to blogger 7 times in 3 different ways: no response or action from Blogger thus far. There is at least one other blogger receiving the same error code, which I can’t find a definition for, even though I’ve searched blogger and the net.

If you would be willing to help by adding to the number of folks reporting the problem to Blogger, email me and I’ll send you the reporting details. OK?

Monday Morning Power said...


Thanks for viewing my China photos. I will have lots more to share.

Of course I'll help....anyway that I can.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

How cool Mel. China has indeed come a long way. Their government scares me a little, but outside of that. Have a great day and thanks for sharing your trip. :)

TechnoBabe said...

You must have a great camera. These photos are very good. Your style of writing is sharing information and showing a kindly attitude. Your blog is fairly new to me but my husband and I are enjoying many aspects of your blog. We will be coming around here often.

Monday Morning Power said...

Hi Sandee,
Yes, China has come a long way. As you can see, my initial reaction was that I was impressed with their buildings and the unique shapes and structure. However, it was their history that really got to me. That will be coming later.

Monday Morning Power said...

Thanks for stopping by. I hope that both you and your husband come by often.

As far as the camera goes, Canon Powershot. It works grate for me.

Amel's Realm said...

WOW!!! Look at all those high-rises! Since you were there already, you know better and you feel better the differences between then and now. I've never been to China even though I'm a Chinese descendant he he he he he he he he he...I think if I do go there, they'll mock me since I don't speak their language ha ha ha...

i beati said...

amazing really amazing

Monday Morning Power said...

It is a "night & day" change since I was last there.

You should really visit China, however, I would suggest waiting until after the Olympics.

Monday Morning Power said...

You can say that again.

Essays said...

You are looking good in these food,I hope you have enjoyed Chinese food allot.

Max said...


Incredible constructions!
So, you had already gone there 20 years ago? I am impressed...


Monday Morning Power said...

It doesn't even look like the same country. New buildings are popping up like weeds.

Max said...


Progress, my friend! Those are the signs of progress! However that progress comes with a price...

Amel's Realm said...

THANKS for your suggestion! Maybe if I have enough money, then someday I'll visit China, the land of my ancestors he he...

Monday Morning Power said...

That's for sure....especially with the Tree Gorges Dam project. Millions of peasants were displaced when the they flooded the valley by the Yangtse. They were all relocated without a way of making a living. I will post pictures of this project in a few weeks.

Monday Morning Power said...

I hope that you can!

Max said...


And unfortunately the same practice was reapeated in order to build the Olympic project *nodding*...

I am looking forward to seeing it :D!

Mimi Lenox said...

Amazing architecture! Thanks for sharing.

Monday Morning Power said...

My jaw dropped when I first saw it. And, now with the Olympics, everyone can see the advancements that China is making.