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Frexit

This term begun perhaps two years ago following the Brexit. Here is what I’m thinking: if France is out then the EU is practically over for Germany. Has Germany over extended themselves? Being a big brother needs a lot of … Continue reading

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Cell phones

Over the years crackherry or blackberry and the new kid iPhone. Can’t find my Nokia unfortunately.

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He … 此贺非比鹤

2019.5.10 WSJ: How a Chinese Scientist Broke the Rules to Create the First Gene-Edited Babies on Dr. He Jiankui 贺建奎 (1984). The view is pretty balanced. It even questioned if Dr. He has legal assistance, and ends with “The narrative of a … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cities

Can we trust what a politician say, or are politicians all liars? Dr. Henry Kissinger is world renowned American politician or top diplomat. In one of his memoirs (he wrote many!), he wrote that departing from a monochrome drabness, the … Continue reading

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The soldier Lin Biao 小卒林彪

Lin Biao callimrpahied this Long Live Chairman Mao as a gift to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, according to  Chinese posters – all posters in this post are from this site too. The following four images, obviously were from different time: before … Continue reading

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The lard

For a few decade, the lard were our cooking oil for dishes and butter for bread and rice. Today, during a discussion of food in a wechat group, a friend wrote: 我还记得猪油拌饭,浇点酱油,如果能加一个荷包蛋,上天堂也! I still remember mixing lard with rice (like … Continue reading

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Oh Google, lost in translation

I ate too muchy 吃饱了撑的 咱们的习大大就是英明 小谷歌连“整人”都翻译不出来 怎么好意思去中国? … meanwhile their stock googl is at all time high $1,277 (Apple aapl is only at $204 …) btw, 那个不确定奶茶妹是否漂亮的人 有没有抄习之嫌 [Shocked]

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The steps I took to get my mammo report

What happened to Jim Clark’s WebMD since 1995?! With or without Mr. Clark, the medical industry is evolving, duh I just went to take my annual exam of mammogram. The visible improvement came last year when my OBGY sent my … Continue reading

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An American Soldier

This opera is born out of tragic death of Private Danny Chen 陈宇晖 in 2011. It was composed Huang Ruo, libretto by playwright David Henry Hwang, premiered in 2018. Having been cancelled once before, tonight’s discussion is the second attempt, moderated by Agnes … Continue reading

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Fan Bingbing 范冰冰

The plastic doll – 范塑料. She didn’t make the cover of the Vanity Fair but the writeup on her is length. It starts with her taxation problem from 2018. It also dispels her ‘son’ is, in fact her brother, 19 … Continue reading

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Do we need a bank?

I woke up to an 5:29 email saying that I have a check to review from Fraud Protection group at Chase. I called them right away. I didn’t log in is because log in is such a big production that … Continue reading

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The perils of learning in English

The Economist: Young children should be taught in their mother tongue instead From the print edition | Feb 21, 2019 WHEN WINSTON CHURCHILL was at Harrow School, he was in the lowest stream. This did not, he wrote in “My … Continue reading

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Horror game Devotion pulled from Steam

Fresh off the press … Devotion is a horror game designed by Taiwan-based Red Candle studio. Many players agreed that it’s pretty good but, hmmmm somewhere gone wrong, bec of similarity to someone important and sensitive … Oh well…. oh … Continue reading

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Anti-Semitism has spread through the Islamic world like a cancer

WaPo | 2019.2.14 | by Fareed Zakaria In recent weeks, attention has focused on two freshman Democratic members of Congress, Ilhan Omar (Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), both of whom are Muslim and have made critical statements about Israel and its … Continue reading

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Lost in the Woods with James Brown’s Ghost

Wow … a fascinating story by Thomas Lake of CNN. The three parts investigation on James Brown started by a phon call made by Jacque Hollander. Many deaths, questionable that included James Brown’s. Lake reported on the unsolved murder of Darren … Continue reading

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Ron Anejo Aniversario Pampero

Reserva Exclusiva This rum is made in Venezuela – a country is in crisis at the moment. Best wishes for the people of Venezuela and may they choose the path that’s best for them. Because of the recent news I … Continue reading

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It’s wrong …

NYT published this opinion, under the title My Mother’s Secrets, on immigration. Ms. Zia is the author of the forthcoming book “Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao’s Revolution.” I posted this comment: With … Continue reading

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The Hottest Hair Color of the Moment is…Gray

Oh my … says who? Says WSJ … Silver tresses, both dyed and natural, are trending among pop stars and CEOs alike. But is this a passing fad or a true revolution in our outdated notions of women’s beauty? Plus: … Continue reading

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