Author Archives: The Kibbitzer

About The Kibbitzer

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December orchid from Trader Joe’s

They both are from Trader Joe’s. The dark one @ $13, with 3 bulbs; the lighter one is from last month. The dirt looks different. I like their service. Today the young cashier checks my pack of eggs and found one … Continue reading

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The Most Influential Chinese Trump Supporter in the World

2017.12.08 Not sure why later David Wang’s face was painted over when I wanted to forward this article to friends. It’s no secret that Donald Trump is not particularly popular among minority groups — especially Asian Americans. In a 2016 survey … Continue reading

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Xmas

 

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Is this a robbery or what?

I ran a red light. Here is the notice (issued two months later …): $50 fine $45 driver responsibility fee $55 public safety fee I just need your cash??? There is something fishy – Nassau County TPVA Red Light Camera: … Continue reading

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Low end population; Amazon; RYB

I ordered Hershey chocolate on Nov 26 for a birthday boy in Beijing.  In 22 hours, it shipped out from Shanghai and arrived in Beijing (Dahongmen 丰台大红门 Big Red Door @ Fengtai district), to be delivered. However, after two days, it returned to Shanghai on … Continue reading

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The leap years

It’s also called intercalary (闰年 in Chinese) when February has 29 days. According to this website, 1600 and 2000 have 29th day but 1700, 1800 and 1900 have not. This website explains: A normal year is defined as 365 days. … Continue reading

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The Vikings, the Brits and the Chinese

I’ve been on and off watching the television series (written and created by Michael Hirst for the History channel). Ragnar Lothbrok’s first wife Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) is very pretty -:). The British Isles were invaded a few times, from 2000 … Continue reading

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Orchid in Nov 2017

This one is from Trader Joe’s, in a white vase. 2017    

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Why China tolerates N Korea for so long?

The radio station wnyc this morning had an interviewee who’s knowledgeable on North Korea (was he the ambassador to South Korea?). He said China thinks (thought) the Kim family brings stability to the country. And it was unwise for the United … Continue reading

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Race & discrimination

I have been saying that White male Americans need some sort of affirmative action protection to survive. And I mean it. Recent the events, from the Charlottesville VA protest two weekends ago, on 08.12, to down with the statues, it’s … Continue reading

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A mean woman

Is the restaurant vegetarian friendly?” How do you define “vegetarian”?? Sorry to come off as a jerk but … is it no meat? No dairy? Eggs allowed? Do a little home work and check their menu, will you, pls?

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Wade-Giles vs Pinyin

Pinyin is the way to go, hands down. No if but and. Reading books that has written before 1990 and earlier, inevitable, one has to deal with Wade-Giles 韦氏拼音 and Pinyin. Such as personal name of 周学熙: Zhou Xuexi in … Continue reading

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Missing the Boat

This beautiful marble stone boat parked in Summer Palace was and is a tourist trap, for generations. When I was little, we visited Summer Palace, as well as ZhongShan Gongyuan like it was/were the only places on earth, which was … Continue reading

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Andrew Ross Sorkin interviews Jack Ma at Davos 2017

Youtube video This is a pretty good conversation. However, I don’t like the Chinese title. And the inaccuracy, i.e. at 10:31 mark, Ma said “… this is the first a Chinese leader made a number commitment. … He (President Xi) said … Continue reading

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A Douglas MacArthur for Mideast

I know this is crazy but I’ve been thinking, Japan was a war torn country when Douglas MacArthur arrived. There was no Japanese refugees fleeing and in a short time, Japan got on her feet and so became a power … Continue reading

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The race

… and ethnic 民族 is such a prominent character of a human, maybe we should not dance around it, making hyphenated terms, such as Chinese-American, African-American, etc. Here at Carnegie Hall, for “My Music Interests” lists African American Asian Indian … Continue reading

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Rhododendron 杜鹃

some other plants. In 2015.

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Azaleas

some of the plants

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