Please vote for the Gaos

You might remember that my family and I filmed a TV show a few weeks back. It finally aired last Sunday on the Travel Channel in China and now that the show has aired, people can log on and vote for the family they like best. If you have time please do log on and vote for us (up to 10 votes per person) at this URL:

The winning family gets a trip to France and a Picasso car. If we win I promise you I'll bring back chocolates for you from France. :)

By the way the second half of the show will air this weekend. If you're in China please check it out.
DATE: Sunday Aug 19
TIME: 8:45pm
CHANNEL: Travel Channel

Here are some screen shots that should help non-Chinese speakers vote.

Step 1:
Go to

Step 2:
voting screenshot

Step 3:
voting screenshot

Step 4: Repeat as many times as you feel like, up to 10 times! Thanks very much for your vote and for your time.


Melanie, could you help us filling the form? It's in Chinese and I don't know Chinese, but I want to vote for you. "Google Translate" said that the fields are:

真实姓名: = Real name :

性  别: = Sex:

真实手机: = True phone :

真实E-mail: = True E-mail :

and the fields are repeated below:

真实姓名: Real name :

真实手机: True phone :

I believe that the "submit" button is the button at the right side.

Posted by Edson Watanabe on August 16, 2007 at 12:00 PM CST #

Good point Edson, I guess this website isn't very well internationalized...! :) My husband is marking up a screen shot now so that non-Chinese speakers can vote for us. Please stay tuned, I'll post the screen shots on my blog in a few hours.

Posted by melanie gao on August 16, 2007 at 01:12 PM CST #

oops! Maybe I didn't vote right? I'll check back so my vote can get counted!

Posted by Barb M on August 16, 2007 at 04:00 PM CST #

Barb I think it takes a while for the vote count on the website to refresh. You can always vote again if you want, up to 10 times is perfectly legal. It's like Florida in 2000 all over again! :)

Posted by melanie gao on August 16, 2007 at 04:08 PM CST #

Actually, step3 is to register your name in the system. After that, you just need go back to stop 2 and repeat vote for the Gaos. The system will deny your vote after 10 times. I guess it judge it depend on system IP. Maybe, I can try from another desktop.

Posted by Forrest on August 17, 2007 at 04:38 AM CST #

Forgot to mention, it didn't verify your cell phone number.

Posted by Forrest on August 17, 2007 at 04:40 AM CST #

Hi, it's great to see the family photo online! I've voted and wait for your chocolate!

Posted by Daniel.Zhu on August 22, 2007 at 07:21 AM CST #

We can use our friends' name and his cell phone number to register. Then repeat 10 times to vote for Melanie and her family. The system only verify the register user name, not verify the cell phone number and email address. The system don't remember your desktop's IP address. I have used my desktop to vote more than 80 times for Melanie with my friends' name. Let's help Melanie and her family to become the winner.

Posted by Peter Wang on August 22, 2007 at 07:35 AM CST #

You guys are too kind! We've gotten 500 votes in the last 2 hours. Please keep it up and I promise we'll bring you lots of good chocolate from France. :)

Posted by melanie gao on August 22, 2007 at 07:51 AM CST #

I found you just need re-register with another user name. Then, you can vote for the Gaos again. Hi, Melanie, I supposed the red circle should surround (注册/登录)at the top right corner. I just registed another five persons.

Posted by Forrest on August 23, 2007 at 04:13 AM CST #

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