The Eagles and the Wynners

This is a long story but I’ll make it short. Both are bands, one in USA and one in Hong Kong. Glenn Frey was the lead vocal for the Eagles who had passed away in 2016. Alan Tam and Kenny Bee are the most well known band members of Wynners (溫拿). According to wiki, Alan launched a total of 115 solo albums and has sold over 35 million records worldwide – here they’re singing Eagles’ New Kid in Town in 1977. I think Tam’s worldwide might be a little overstated but given the fact that Chinese are everywhere, so I’ll leave at it.

There’s war between the fans of Leslie Cheung and Tam. I much prefered Cheung than Tam, bec Cheung showed his true color – this BBC report in 2018, showed Cheung, although died – he committed sucided in 2003 is till the star; while Tam is superficial – won’t even admit that he’s married in fear of offend his female fans. How foolish. And his wife played along. Foolish.

 

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Workplace Compliance Services

1843 Central Avenue, #142
Albany, NY 12205

Is this company a fraud, charging $90 to renew a biennial statement, which on the state government site costs only $9 (link here).

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Putin

10 years ago Putin gave an interview – he was chosen as Man of the Year – around the time he got naked on a horse (while Bush was in a fighter pilot suit…) and Mr. Putin said … the West thinks he just got off a tree with dirty in his hair … seriously I think he is and does even today -:)

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My MacAir never really works well. Twice I walked in – because I can’t tolerate it any more – and twice was told they’ve no appointment. And I can’t return it because it passed 14 days policy. I’ve never had any problems with Dell laptop and wondering why am I’m paying so much more for a machine that does exactly the same as. Dell but with daily aggravation.

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Oh the lies …

I’m searching for Winston Churchill and the link of Trumps visiting Blenheim Palace turned up. I watched. The beautiful castle under the setting sun, the hue is just incredibly gorgeous. Then the next video turned up and it’s CNN’s Queen Elizabeth II welcomes Trump to Windsor Castle. I watched again … at 4:01 mark, they Queen is gesturing to Trump .. Trump walks a little then stops when he doesn’t see the Queen, who is behind him and deciding which side of Trump she should be walking … Stop the misleading, misinfomation.

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Bernard Boursicot and Shi Peipu

This is an interesting story of love (?), sex and spy, between a French diplomat and Beijing opera singer. Both male but Shi was able to convince Boursicot that he’s a female and gave birth to his son.

Reporter Joyce Wadler, who wrote the book Liaison about the affair, would later attribute Boursicot’s belief that Shi was a woman to Shi’s unique ability to retract his own testicles, which, combined with the manipulation of his own penis, created the illusion of labial lips and a clitoris and allowed for shallow penetration.

There were M Butterfly and movie … and here is a Chinese version.

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Trump and the queen, MacArthur and Hirohito

Waking up to this headline news. The little queen in blue is trying to sneak up to Trump … she walks to his left then to his right … The comments on this are mostly negative to Trump. But I thought different – the first thing pops into my mind is the photo of General MacArthur and Hirohito in 1945, which made the puny emperor human and humble, and elevated the American.

The little emperor was worshiped by his people. MacArthur wanted to humanized him and took this picture, to show Hirohito was a puny man. It worked. Hirohito … changed into a constitutional monarch. So much better for Japan…. ‘Queen’s English’ … lmho …

AND THE TRUTH

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President Trump Participates in a Joint Press Conference with the Prime Minister of the UK

2018.7.13

I started listening on radio 1130 AM as I was driving and sat in the car after I got home. An interesting press conference that lasted 1:43:20. Trump and May took many questions, on a wide range of topics. Trump complimented a male reporter’s hat and corrected a female reporter’s question (I think she’s from NBC?), for which he has just corrected a few minutes prior. She asked that “you’ve criticized PM May’s …”

I wonder, a reporter asks/writes such careless or intentional misleading question/article, does the network/newspaper deserves to be heard/read?

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MSFT’s Word is terrible …

Microsoft Word has been a hell for me lately. One of the complains are, there isn’t a way to hide Endnotes… They don’t have this feature. Might be in the future. Keep my fingers crossed.

And the biggest headache is, the auto correct and correct as I’m typing aren’t working. Numerous troubleshooting techs had helped. when that failed, they referred me to the 2nd level. When the second level failed, they referred my case to the 3rd level or research team. First, the research team didn’t call as scheduled. Then as with the troubleshooters, they told me, the auto-correction feature only works when I ADD the misspelled words to the list. Hello??? REALLY??? Really? I have never ever added a single word to the list, how did it work before?

And the autosave is only available when you’re using their cloud OneDrive. I was using the OneDrive but got this warning. For safety, I switched to the hard drive, without autosave.

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Jurassic Park 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is fine, except, the woman doesn’t belong there … but on the other hand, I looked her up: she’s (Apollo 13 – Ron Howard’s daughter) 37 years old. For this, I applaud her.

   

🦕 恐龙公园挺好 除了女主角. 好奇查了一下 她37岁 是Ron Howard 的女儿 (Apollo 13). 突然想起J Lo 穿着紧身衣迎接2010新年. 那晚爬里有个肥婆频频批评 J Lo … 忍不住问 30多岁的女生保持的这么好 不该替她高兴?后来就没有后来了 [呲牙]

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Wind River

This is a wonderful movie made in 2017.

WIND RIVER is a chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who teams up with a local game tracker with deep community ties and a haunted past (Jeremy Renner) to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation in the hopes of solving her mysterious death.

I was pretty sure that Cory (Jeremy Renner) would find out how his daughter died … The dare circumstances of the native Indians are touching, which brings up the question I often ask:

Does a nation (race or relgion in that matter) have the right to impose her will onto another country, like how to govern, live?

If the Amazon people want to remain in the huts, hunt games and drink the water from the creek, do we have the right to force them into our frame of mind and standard of living – air conditioning, running water, high heels, Internet …

On the other hand, Indians live in the beautiful reservoirs but with high mortality … Indian reservation. No easy answer here.

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Blue ufo

Hydrangea

 

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Valkyrie, 2008

Ten years old movie but I enjoyed it. Good acting. It’s at a good time because the G7 meeting being held in Quebec and one particular photo of Angela Merkel has been catching attentions. Some Chinese comments are saying they she’ll be the next leader …

Fat chance.

Anyway. This movie. Tom Cruise says that he wants to show the world that not all Germans are like Hitler and he dispises hitler.

There were more than a dozen attempts to assassin hitler but all had failed, unfortunately. Otherwise so many lives could have been spared and Germany would not have been so throughly disgrace.

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The 700 million question

Recently an expose of cheating on income tax is a hot topic in China. An ex CCTV host felt insulted for an old movie (Mobile?) and the upcoming sequel Mobile 2.  So he strikes back by showing the actress’ two contacts, one for income purpose and the second one, which is far larger in amount, is under the table…

How large is the amount? ¥10 million on the table and ¥60 million under the table.

And the host said he has a drawer full of such contracts. One of them amounts to ¥710 million for a husband and wife team.

What I want to know, which no one has talked about so far, is the $100 million question – how the payor justifies his, paying someone that kind of money under the table? … Oh sorry my $100 million is eaten by my dog. You think the IRS or any tax authority would believe that?

Just happened, I saw Adrife tonight. Huayi Bro., which is the involved in this tax scandal is one of the production companies. Actually, I’ve seen Huayi as the production company rather often lately.

这几天7亿的问题红红火火 … 但是没有一个人说起付这些明星钱的人 她/他自己怎么和税务局交代呀?… 难道 “我的7亿人民币被狗吃了…”
俺数学不好,希望谷歌没有忽悠俺 [捂脸]

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Anson Burlingame and the Chinese

PBS has a docu tonight at 8 (I think; by CAAM) about this Act. As I’ve been doing some research (unrelating to this Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882) and noticed that this Act is an amendment of Burlingame Treaty signed in 1868 which was favorable to the Chinese … Burlingame died in St. Petersburg in 1870 representing Qing China…

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Mom and I

My first swimming in Kunming Lake @ Summer Palace in Beijing with my mom. The lake is no longer allowed to swim.

On a cloudy day, going down the memory lane, only because today is mom’s 50th-anniversary 忌辰/忌日..

横渡昆明湖 [呲牙] 第一次游泳 … 不能输在起跑线上哈 [偷笑]..

      

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Half a century ago today …

50 years of pain and longing. It’s a ruthless era. Mom passed away and my world changed forever. What kind of the society that turned family members against one another.

半个世纪前的今天妈妈离开了我. 痛苦和思念. 人性, 在那丧心病狂的年月里…

     

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几盆兰花寄思念

My orchids this morning: 50 years of pain and longing …

The elegant calligraphy was by my grandma. Both my mom and her mom had very handsome calligraphy.

几盆兰花寄思念. 书法是我外婆的 – 她们母女的书法都非常漂亮.

 

  

   

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