Category Archives: View from Bottom

rants and raves 胡言乱语 huyan luanyu

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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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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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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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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Sewol; Titanic; Sullenberger; subpar

Almost three years to the date, the South Korean ship Sewol sunk. Passengers were mostly a secondary school kids and they called and sent text messages to their parents and loved ones. I watched the news with my heart bleeding: how … Continue reading

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Herbert and Dorothy Vogel

Talking about the love of arts! Very New York! Herbert (1922–2012) and Dorothy Vogel (1935-) are a New York couple whose art collection is legendary, especially he was a postal worker sorting mails in the nights and she’s a librarian … Continue reading

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National Drink Wine Day

Feb 18 is the National Drink Wine Day in the United States!!! Don’t you just love this country? Only one a day, my dear, that’s my secret. Doctors recommend one glass of wine per day I limit myself to one … Continue reading

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Classical music on youtube, esp violin concertos

Many performances have large followings on youtube, some are over eight digits hits: Mozart Violin Concerto # 5 2,060,316 Mutter directs it herself P. I. Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35: Itzhak Perlman 2,659,224 Joshua Bell 628,654 Tchaikovsky … Continue reading

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Shame on the school

An incoming freshmen kid from Beijing is happily showing off one of her top picks. For reasons not too clear why would I click the picture but I spot the wrong word in the second paragraph: After careful review or … Continue reading

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Michael Lewis’ new book

His new book, The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds, is about the psychologists Daniel Kahneman (1934-) and the late Amos Tversky (1937-1996). As the saying goes that truth is indeed stranger than fiction, one of Lewis’ favorite … Continue reading

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$1:¥7.48

Is this for real? Really??? Trader’s mistake? Confused with Singapore $? One US dollar is worth more than 7 yuan – RMB. Oh my.  Howeverm Yahoo has at ¥6.878 and Bloomberg at 6.8815.     正在睡梦中,忽然觉得有点儿什么事儿,一屁股坐起来发现人民币一夜之间暴跌,心中如有晴天霹雳,有件事儿让我久久不能平静,我一直在想,人民币一夜狂贬值,我的资产会不会缩水呢,想到这里我一个咕噜从床上翻起来,抓起放在桌上的一美金纸币,迅速的跑去银行排队,一夜暴富的机会终于来到了,我终于可以吃上一粒梦寐以求的茶叶蛋了…… 是不是交易员大乌龙 和新加坡元搞混了?

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Pouring first part of the mat foundation!

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A wise man submits to fate

Chinese has an idiom: 识时务者为俊杰, means servers are clever or whoever understands the times is a great man, or those who suit their actions to the time are wise. The youths in Hong Kong are misguided, who should learn this … Continue reading

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Khatia Buniatishvili

She’s a Georgian concert pianist. One of my faves.       

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