Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Mike King. Tips for Dragon Air.

PS. Note for all travellers.

If you run into this same dilemma and you are wondering what to do.

1. Do not try to apply for a VISA. This is the wrong step and you will wait in line for about 2 hours with no result.

2. Do go to the Australian Consulate and get a 7 month extension on your passport. They are very friendly and will process it on the spot. I dressed smart and I am sure that this helped.

3. If Dragon Air tell you that there are no seats and you are on Stand Buy. Check for flights with China Air. The ticket is directly transferable.

4. After you miss the China Air flight because you were not on the ball, and after you abuse the Dragon Air staff for not informing you that you could have transfered your flight to China Air. And you have made them all feel really bad, Get yourself on the Stand By for Business Class as well. You will definitely get a seat. It only cost about $100 AU more and you are basically in First Class. Makes you feel really important and luxurious.

It worked for me.

Happy Travelling.

Warmly, Mike King.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Coffee in Hong Kong.

Well! I have been having coffee at Pacific Coffee in Hong Kong. Other than being good coffee and great hot chocolate, they also have free internet for their patrons that buy coffee. This has been a god send and has cost me one coffee and two hot chocolates for about 4 hours on the web so far. Not much else to do in Hong Kong on transit.

So how did I get here. Well I landed in Taiwan on Saturday night and was informed, after an unusual look by the young officer and being sent to the main desk, that I am a default passenger. Apparently recently a few of the Asian countries have taken on this policy that a passport must have at least 6 months left before expiry to allow entrance. I was unfortunately 18 days overdue.

I was amazed that it took this far for me to be informed of this as I had been through 4 checkin points via my airline and customs back in Sydney. Fortunately the immigration officers at Taiwan allowed me to speak with my wife and give my 4 year old boy a big huge before having to purchase a Dragon Air ticket to Hong Kong for passport extension. The Immigration Officer commented "A Moment Of Truth." as my some held me for at least one minute before relaxing back to speak with me.

I had the passport rapidly approved today by the very helpful staff at the Australian Consulate in Pacific Centre Hong Kong.

So here I sit awaiting Standby to Taiwan and in 53 minutes will find out the verdict. There is a later flight as well, and then not really sure. I don't think that Hong Kong Airport will allow nightly camp overs like Tom Hanks in Airport. Perhaps the cleaning staff can give me a job.

Anyway, it has been quite an adventure and interesting to spend a couple of nights in the "high class" Beverly Hotel in Wang Tsai. It is the type of Hotel where you can pay by the hour as per services required. Anyway, it was only 1 block away from the consulate and cheap. I did manage to get the ladies at the desk to smile briefly as well and she gave me a $70 Hong Kong Dollar discount on my 1 hour overstay.

Back to the internet, I did have a bit of time to catch up on my internet marketing putting a little more pressure on the keywords that I am working. I surprisingly found a little niche that had been untouched. I will let you know about this in my newsletter when I get back into Sydney. You know! Holiday secrets.

I also stumbled across a little project that I had been meaning to work on last night and it went together like a peice of cake. I made my first movie last night with Microsof Movie Maker. It was just a slide show of Liam with a few cool shots I have taken over the last year or so and blended it in with U2 Elevation. It was very simple and I suggest that you give it a go to liven up your family albums. You can also blend in video & voice overover as well.

It is interesting to watch on the TV the American Election campaign on the CNN all over the place. I am sure that Hong Kong has a huge interest in the American government and economy, so it really is a hot media subject at the moment.

As a father, I am only interested in a leader that will abliterate the rediculous use of Bombs and Psychiatric Medication in an effort to bomb and drug this planet into submission. Destroy the lives of million and squashing the minds of our future leaders. With such human interest on our planetary stabilisation, is really is in the interest of the US citizens to ensure that a sane and worthy leader is posted that is willing to stand up and get on with the job. We all follow American trends with loyalty as of a heard of sheep at times I am sure that you will agree, but if you don't start to get serious about being the opinion leader of this planet, I am sure that we will all be quite fed up with following such a rediculous example.

A woman president! Could work.

A Black President with bold enthusiasm for change! Sound like a nice lift in tone. Let's see how the outcome goes.

OK! That is enough of my political viewpoint. I will be following with blogs and great picture of my Taiwan Tour. I noticed that Blogger now has video, so I will give it a whirl.

Bye for now.

Warmly, Mike King.

Friday, January 11, 2008

The Accidental Champion

I have done the hard yards for the past 10 years. The rope access industry in Sydney is a very rewarding one and you really get to meet some great people. But as your body starts to get older, it is highly recommended to start looking for an suppliment income to take the future demand of physical exersion out of the equasion.

It is quite funny to be sitting here typing out my own press release, but this is actually a press release that is well deserved for those that are really looking for a better future and a way to gain control of their destiny.

In the last 18 months I have seen my company transform into a leader in the industry and at the same time form into a truely dynamic productive group. We have expanded to a group of 12 with ages ranging from 18 to 60 years of age. Our youngest technician Tom made his debut with a great article going out through and other great article sites. You can see his post and get an idea of what this guy is achieving at

But this is not what this press release is all about. I in a way stumbled across my success on the net and I was in fact not really looking for a way out, but rather a way of letting the world know what it is that I and my great team of technicians do. What resulted from this little side project was that I became the accidental champion. If you can call No.1 Posistions in Google a Championship Position, then this is what has occured.

With so many world champions in the world today, let us take boxing for example. In the good old days there was only one champion. An there were only the main weight divisions of say lightweight, welterweight, middleweight, etc. Now we have divided these into three and there are about five different versions of the title world wide. We kind of have dozens abd dozens of "world champions".

Well, let me tell you, that on Google and many other search engines you to can be a world champion. There are literally thousands of pocket niches just waiting to be filled by the latest champion. How do you become an accidental champion on Google? Well you just find your niche ad fill it.

Have a look at these following keywords. Go for them if you please:

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opinion survey earn money taking online
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answering survey online best place to find
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These 11 keywords are just waiting for a new champion. Dozens of surfers are typing these keywords in every day and let me tell you, the competition is pretty week.
Give them a shot. I will. If you would like a hand, let me know. The next accidental champion could be you.

Warmly Mike King.