琼瑶诉于正案开庭“能抄的全都抄了” (2014.12.06 in Beijing) and on December 15, 百名编剧声援诉于正 捍卫尊严竟如此团结?
Why the screenwriters are so united in this letigation? Becasue out of their 切身利益 own interests. Interlectural property is a new concept to the Chinese and they couldn’t afford it back 10 or 20’years ago. Now they could so these screenwriters (authors …) are demanding respect and protecting their products. Give China some time she’ll catch up, if not surfpassing it.
I bet many these signees were copy cats before themselves.
Today the Washington Post reported China admits it also tortures, days after slamming US ‘hypocrisy’, of a teenager in Hohhot being executed for rape he didn’t commit. I’ve read this in Chinese last month. I didn’t feel compel to write because I was not sure how true it was – giving some many errors and untrue statements/articles are out there, in China. It’s very sad.
Left pic’s the boy 内蒙青年因奸杀案被枪决9年后现真凶 高层指示将重审; right is from WP, caption: “The court’s deputy president meets with Huugjilt’s parents (R) to apologize and offer compensation in Hohhot, northern China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region on December 15, 2014. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTOSTR/AFP/Getty Images”
Oh well I don’t know politics from popcorns. Ok, how about being a popcorn politician?
The date for (the red arrow) this Karen Hughes post is 12/31/1969. Hmmmmm… a little stretchy, isn’t? my post in 2007.
This video shows a lady In Shandong province born without two arms who goes about her life as an able person. During the 9 minutes long video, she demonstrates how she functions daily, that includes picking crabs, opens door, wash her face, even making embroidery. She brought up three children.
- 2:35, picking the string beans, cooking a meal
- 4:28, .. @ 4:36 her mom wanted to throw her away, into the ocean. Dad objected saying to keep her as a dog 小花狗, 我才活到今天
- 5:53, making pancake, and dumplings
- 6:30, about her marriage to Mr. Li
- 7:28 noodle work 穿针引线 绣花
- 8:10 writes a letter
I’ve heard a similar story told by my card game partner who’s from Fuzhou. When she was born, due to hardship, her mother wanted to throw her away too and actually did. It’s her father who took her back, twice.
Why can’t the Chinese grocery stores sell better quality food and present them nicely like the Koreans do? I just don’t get it. This is the first time I found they’re selling the hot pot meat the Chinese way – 4th picture below. (also posted on Yelp.)
The Korean stores usually cost more with better quality. However, this time the mushrooms were terrible. The root of king mushroom was rotten – it’s me who never check. I decided to return – heeding my friends’ urging to return the bad grocery, reminding the store to do better.
Because of the root, I checked the other pack of oyster mushroom and saw white fuzz at the root. Since I’ve never seen it before, I returned it as well. At the store, the cashier’s normal humble friendly manner was gone, in place was cold and unpleasant. She asked for my credit, I (kind of) told her that I didn’t bring it with me. She pointed to the receipt, curtly said,
“I can’t refund you cash.”
Waldbaums does it: once I purchased a loaf of bread that’s mold – me again. When I took it back on my next trip there, the cashier graciously took it and apologized.
I didn’t have the recipt any more and told her it was purchased on my credit card; she refunded me cash. So I knew it could be done.
I hope the Asians realize that we’re, in fact doing them a favor. The $5.07, totally not worth my time. H Mark’s quality has been going downhill. A few years ago, I never had such problem.
Two Fridays ago, my husband parked in a handicap space while going to get a direction (google map didn’t show where the movie theater is in the mall) at Walden Galleria Mall in Cheektowaga/Buffalo. I was in the passenger seat, with my crutches – I sprained my left ankle. A skinny and tall cop with dark blond hair came by. I rolled down my window and explained to him. He pointed behind and told me that theater was that way. Then walked away. I called my husband immediately to tell him where the theater was but he didn’t pick it up – no reception.
It was 6pm in the evening. Five minutes later, I found a strong light behind my car and turned around. The same cop wrote me a ticket, when he handed me the ticket, he said,
“I don’t like to be lied to.”
“I’m not lying.” I was very upset.
“How long does it take to get a direction?” He threw the ticked into my car and left.
I did not feel being discriminated often in USA but this time I did.
My husband got the direction to the movie theater and thinking I was in the car, with sprained ankle, parking on the handicap spot for a few minutes was ok, so he went to purchase the tickets (inside the mall, a block away from the mall entrance) instead of coming back to move the car.
I could have moved the car when he first approached me.
Although I don’t have handicap designation but I was on crutches, thought could use the spot for a few minutes. Was it too much to ask?
An incident in the hotel in following night ..
University at Buffalo has a huge Asian population. The lightening speed that he came back to issue me a ticket made me feeling he has some kind of grudge (again Asian dare I say), perhaps? We just drove 7 hours to see our child and we were anxious to see him, pick him up for dinner. We would not have parked there long.
Tonight’s 60 Minutes interviewed Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston.
He serves as the Archbishop of Boston, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 2006.
.. who has apologized …
Sinéad O’Connor ‘s 3 October 1992 Saturday Night Live where and when she referred to child abuse … got black listed. I just happened thought about her as I was watching 60 Minutes. She’s way ahead of the time.
Something to think about …
The 2009 vintage of Sonoma Coast Chardonnay opens with an intriguing interplay of lively citrus and subtle toasted oak, laced with just a kiss of butterscotch. The palate is round and nutty, with flavors of yellow apple and orange adding lushness, while well-balanced acidity creates a lovely vibrancy. Hints of vanilla and caramel add richness and texture to a long, fresh finish.
My head is spinning, not from the alcohol but from the adjectives. But this white wine, Chardonnay is really good.
I’m really bewildered by the fervor Chinese has with Putin. In this post, pix #38 (pix 1) “38. 探险，考古遗址。- Adventure, archaeological sites“. LOL omg. It happens, I gleamed an article years ago and it talked about his staged water hunt. I googled it: Putin staged seaside treasure hunt (pix 2) and Putin staged treasure hunt (pix 3). See something familiar? Huff Post: Putin’s Treasure Dive Find Was Staged: Spokesman in 2011 (pix 4). Does the Russian also employ 5 cents to write for them? Do you think the American presidents out to look east to learn how to spend their free time? LOL. The Russians do look like they just climb down from the trees.
I won’t mind if you want to romanticize someone (only because he stands up to USA? .. oh give me a break ..) but take the fabrication to fool yourself is entirely different matter. It’s sickening.
I’ve talked about his naked pix back in 2008 (#17/18 here ..), that’s staged probably too. He doesn’t really have a torso that is worth looking at, seriously. Please put some cloth on, don’t abuse my eyes.
Here he sings
China’s rise in the recent decades has produced a group that’s large enough to have a term coined for them: Children Left Behind. I suppose that I was one of them a generation or two ago. What differs mine with this one is the underline circumstance: mine was passive and the current one is active, made possibly by economic mobility.
Nainai had two maids in the early 1980s, the last few years of her life in Beijing. First was a young girl in her late teen or early twenty, from Anhui Province, 1000 km (645 miles) south of Beijing. I had met her twice on my visits. One day she stole my Yeye’s trouser. When caught, she told them that’s for her boyfriend.
“Do you have a boyfriend?” Nainai asked her.
“No I don’t now but I will.” She replied without a blink.
Never mind Yeye was 80 years old. Anhui was one of the poorest provinces in China and for a while, young women from Anhui filled that market niche in the capital. Soon the married mothers found their way out of poverty too. They were like the Filipinas in Hong Kong. The second one was a young mother. She followed her fellow villagers footstep and found way to my home, being employed by Nainai. Her toddler son was being cared for by her in-laws. Her husband went to Shenzhen and worked in a garment factory.
These two women were not unique. China’s rise in the recent decades produces unprecedented economical achievement. The work force that enabled this prosperity had made trade that, in some corner applauded as sacrifice for a better future while in the other, called swift shop labor. Their children, many were left in the village (of course some were living with them in the new city) they are large enough of a force to have a name coined for them: Children left behind 留守儿童. This isn’t a phenomenal unique only in China but a world wide trend when economic mobility become a reality.
There is a subclass in China, Children Left Behind. Their parents went to elsewhere to work to support the rise of China and left them with grandparents and relatives. I must be the first one.
Antiquing has become one of my pastime now. Since the whining weekend. This is from the In the Attic Too and cost $18. Just happened we bought this one (right) from Ikea for $3.99 – real glass. I couldn’t really tell the difference.
sanziji – Three Character Classic
Alaa Al Aswany encounters problem traveling because he’s an Arab.
Maybe Mr Aswany should write a best seller demonstrate to the bad Muslims how the good Muslims are suffering for their deed?
His mentioning of Abu Ghraib prison, made me think back to the 9/11, many Americans, politicians or not, immediately rallying support/protection for the good Muslims in this country. Pardon me, please, there isn’t a comparison to be made. I wholeheartedly agree prejudice or discrimination have no place in our world. But, it is what it is. I got mistreated in Munich, a blonde waitress refused to serve us. Hopefully I can write a book about it … don’t give Germany a bad name.