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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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Rhododendron 杜鹃

some other plants. In 2015.

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Azaleas

some of the plants

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Hostas

some of the plants     

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Why such high fee charged by government for online payment?

This parking ticket is $265. When choose to pay online, the government adds convenience fee of $13.12, which is 4.95%. To me, again, seems the government is discouraging people to use online service, which is more efficient to me. When … Continue reading

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Chives 韭菜

Home grown     

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A white orchid

Phalaenopsis orchid, wiki is one of the most popular orchids in the trade, through the development of many artificial hybrids. It is native to southern China, Taiwan, the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia (Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc.   

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Herbs

The first basil under my green thumb.  

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Cactus

More cactus here

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Aloe or cactus

Or cactus?

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King protea (?)

Look what I find today? Don’t know what they’re tho 😂 – Trader Joe’s labels it as  spring flowers 🌺 wiki has it as king protea. Leaves look alike. 有人知道这是什么吗?春天之花. 公主花 (?) 帝王花 (?)

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Hyacinth 风信子

From Trader Joe’s (how to care) with tulips too.

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5 tulips

My green thumb: tulips in the tall glass jar, from Trader Joe’s. Also got the hyacinth 风信子           

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On sale the Chinese way – the bbq sauce

As an after thought I picked up a large can (26 oz) of B. H. Bullhead Barbecue Sauce, which cost $7.99 during my grocery shopping at J Mart in Flushing. Before I hit the cashier I saw this Special display that the … Continue reading

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Unequal treaty 不平等条约

I grew up with the term “unequal treaty” of the Qing dynasty. Learned from schools and read from books. But as I’m getting older, I begin to question it. Crying baby. Loser. Sour grape came to mind. And wondering: 1. … Continue reading

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Kale

Kale has been in vogue for a while. Tuesday I’ve lunch at Italian restaurant Felice on Wall Street. It served up baby kale – less chewy than the mama kale. It’s first time I see the baby kale in my local supermarket. The … Continue reading

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tulips in the pot

Tulips from Best Market, April 13. 2014.04.18   2017.04.30, tulips in sunset   

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