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New Year and Hotel frequent guest programs

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Happy New Year!!! The Chinese New Year of ox, or bull (or cow). If you missed making new years resolution on Jan 1, this is another time to make up.

Gong Xi Fa Cai

Hotel Frequent Guest Program
Like Airline frequent flyer programs, there are hotel frequent guest programs. And I joined two lately: Hilton HHonors and Mirriott Rewards. There are some tangible benefits to those programs, such as getting the points for the hotel stay and redeem them sometime later. One thing I noticed interesting, at least something I was not aware of, is that hotels sometimes assign better rooms to its frequent guests.

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SSE Composite Index, Happy New Year

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Last night is the last trading day for Chinese domestic stock market, for the year of pig. According to Google Finance, the index is up 72.09% in the year of Pig. The index closed at 4,599.70, a tiny bit shy of 4,600. Shanghai composite has been up BIG two years in a row. Guess that’s the reason for people to take caution 🙂

Shanghai Composite Index Year of Pig
(for a full size of the chart, click here)

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Chinese New Year Celebration at Olin

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Friday evening I attended the New Year celebration at Olin School of Business, Washington University. It was organized by Greater China Club. Very well orchestrated, although the party is a bit late since New Year was Feb 18.

I remember a few months ago our friends Indian students celebrated their Dawali. I think both groups did well in showing the Olin and Wash U. community the Chinese and Indian culture. It seems to me the business students really know marketing in the States 🙂