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“I wouldn’t mind running against Andrew”

I’m  mom’s favorite and you’re her second favorite … dad and basketball … Recently, the Cuomo brothers, Chris, the anchor and Andrew the governor, their good natured quibbles are catching some attentions. I joked last Friday, that perhaps,  Andrew will … Continue reading

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Smart marketing, and US journalists expelled ….

A friend shared this Corona Virus photo the other day. I collaged it with my grocery shopping and posted in my WeChat. A few friends asked, “Are you serious? … someone actually call their product virus?” Yes dear, indeed. It’s … Continue reading

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武汉军运会前, 美国发生了啥?

When I was in Wuhan last October, the 7th CISM Military World Games, which was held from 18-27, was still going on. There were plenty banners promoting it. As the corona virus situation lessens or deepens, depending on the geography locations, the … Continue reading

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發哨孓啲亾

Oh … the person who created this post is remarkable because it reminds me of artist Xu Bing whose works were at the Met (?). I think he created 4,000 unique Chinese character-look-alike. 4,000! It take some effort to read … … Continue reading

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To renew a passport

It’s an ordeal, when online is NOT an option but phone line is effective. First, you’ve to mail it Priority Mail which costs $7.50, as per my post office. Second, you need to pay with a check. Or money order, … Continue reading

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The Missing Queen

This past Valentine’s Day, I stumbled to a NPR podcast #972 of her. I grew curious and googled her. Do you think she and the other Queen, Leona Helmsley (Left; 1920-2007) have much in common, starting from the look … There … Continue reading

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A book club

This book club is ran by my local library and the leader is the librarian at the library. The non fiction caught my eye and quickly I borrowed the book Rising Strong by Brené Brown, so I can participate in the discussion. I … Continue reading

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China says …

Exclusive: Senior China diplomat concedes challenge of coronavirus, slams ‘overreaction’ Alessandra Galloni, Ryan Woo 7 MIN READ BERLIN (Reuters) – A top Chinese official acknowledged on Friday that the new coronavirus is a deep challenge to the country, but defended … Continue reading

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Dems demand … take down … Pelosi ripping up …

The full title is: Dems demand Twitter, Facebook take down edited video of Pelosi ripping up State of the Union speech posted by Trump Just in case the article disappear, I screenshots it too … I do feel that it’s … Continue reading

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Why are we so insecure?

WSJ published an op by Walter Russell Mead, titled China Is the Real Sick Man of Asia. All hell broke out, within, Chinese groups. Someone is going as far as to rally people to sign a White House petition, asking … Continue reading

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Is Dr. Li a hero?

The ophthalmologist Li Wenliang, one of the eight who mentioned the coronavirus in Wuhan has died from it sometime today February 7 or 6 – it seems if you’re important enough, you can’t even choose when to die, naturally. The uncertainty of … Continue reading

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Early Transmission Dynamics in Wuhan, China, of Novel Coronavirus–Infected Pneumonia

link to nejm on Jan 29, 2020 The virus from Wuhan has pushed New England Journal of Medicine to a new high. Because, it seemed, that the authors of the document (below) were more keen on publish their findings than to prevent … Continue reading

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Margaret Chung 张玛珠

The spellings of 张: Zhang, Chang, Cheung and now Chung: Lady Chung (1889-1959) was someone special, very special. Her life story is worthy of several books: she was the oldest of eleven children she began to support her family and … Continue reading

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A game night?

A game changer: the video or laser tag games are coming to you, in a truck. Going to a laser tag game or video arcade are gone and instead, a truck comes to you. For this company, for a maximum … Continue reading

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Tokyo Trial 东京审判

Tokyo Trial was the military trial (imtfe) held from 1946 to 48 in Tokyo (immediately after the Nuremberg trials from 1945 to 46), to determine the fate of Japanese war criminals during WWII. I first watched the 4-part tv mini … Continue reading

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Vatican Uses Donations for the Poor to Plug Its Budget Deficit

WSJ News Exclusive 2019.12.11 Only 10% of donations to the Peter’s Pence collection go to charitable works VATICAN CITY—Every year, Catholics around the world donate tens of millions of dollars to the pope. Bishops exhort the faithful to support the … Continue reading

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Are the knights of 9/11 heroes?

Who’s he (wiki & zh wiki) and what does “spend ¥1 and come in…” mean? Like a peepshow at Amsterdams or former Times Square in New York? On top of his Weibo, are prices: ¥388, ¥688, ¥988 for various services. … and there is this … Continue reading

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When a DNA Test Says You’re a Younger Man, Who Lives 5,000 Miles Away

2019.12.07 NYT After a bone marrow transplant, a man with leukemia found that his donor’s DNA traveled to unexpected parts of his body. A crime lab is now studying the case. Three months after his bone marrow transplant, Chris Long of … Continue reading

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