Computex Taipei 2012

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Re: Computex Taipei 2012

Postby PapaAzucar » 07 Jun 2012, 13:36

cfimages wrote:Unless you are media or a registered buyer, they probably won't let you in. Badges are all barcoded and scanned upon entry.

As I said, I had to sneak in to Hall 1, and got turned away at Hall 2. So they are checking for credentials, but you might get lucky and sneak in to certain Halls. Officially, you need tickets or passes.
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Re: Computex Taipei 2012

Postby Ducked » 07 Jun 2012, 23:11

GF's presenting some gadget or other there so I suppose she might be able to get me in if I get up there early enough on Friday.

She hasn't offered though. :ponder:

Probably reckons I'm too scruffy and she'd lose face. :(

Then again I'm always late. :ponder:
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Re: Computex Taipei 2012

Postby tommy525 » 08 Jun 2012, 00:36

probably cuz she doesnt want you oogling all those showgirls there?
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Re: Computex Taipei 2012

Postby Ducked » 08 Jun 2012, 08:53

Not sure about "oogling" (Googling without the G-spot?) but there's plenty of ogling available in the day job.
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Re: Computex Taipei 2012

Postby Icon » 08 Jun 2012, 10:00

If I finish this article I'm working on early, I can go in the afternoon. Anyone there? Anyone going? Nankang (Nangang) Hall.
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Re: Computex Taipei 2012

Postby Adam_CLO » 08 Jun 2012, 10:18

Interesting article about "booth babes" at Computex.

On average, Computex models make $100 to $170 for about 8 hours of work, she said, while models at other shows can make as little as $60. Lee decided to model at Computex for the money, after working in the modeling industry part-time for four years, in music videos and commercials. This year's show will be her last, because she's taking a job as a product manager at a biotech company that produces cosmetics and health products.

"It takes a lot of energy, because you stand for a long time," she said. During her eight hour day, Lee stands for 30 minutes holding a product, then takes a 10-minute rest and repeats the process. "You have to look happy all day and smile, but it's not that easy," she said. "It gets very tiring."
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Re: Computex Taipei 2012

Postby tommy525 » 08 Jun 2012, 12:22

170 nt ? I heard they make anywhere from 5000nt / day to 20,000nt/day depending if they just stand around or are a booth presenter .

Foreign models reportedly make some 30,000nt/ day.
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Re: Computex Taipei 2012

Postby headhonchoII » 08 Jun 2012, 12:33

I'm sure the agents take their cut.
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Re: Re: Computex Taipei 2012

Postby cfimages » 08 Jun 2012, 12:56

tommy525 wrote:170 nt ? I heard they make anywhere from 5000nt / day to 20,000nt/day depending if they just stand around or are a booth presenter .

Foreign models reportedly make some 30,000nt/ day.


I think it's $US. So 170 would be around NT$5000
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Re: Computex Taipei 2012

Postby Ducked » 08 Jun 2012, 13:09

Icon wrote:If I finish this article I'm working on early, I can go in the afternoon. Anyone there? Anyone going? Nankang (Nangang) (Nangang) Hall.


Leaving in about an hour, so I probably won't get there in time, plus I'm not (yet) sure which hall she's at. If I make it, I'll be the scruffy foreigner with the bamboo staff, cod-martial-arts-flick-wandering-Shaolin-stylee. Can't miss me, though you might want to.

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