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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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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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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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