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DNA test

Ok, I finally did it: ancestry + health. I’ve wondered, what the reaction a person would have upon learning that s/he is likely to develop a certain illness/disease in the future … Guess the Test has see to this, so … Continue reading

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The size of Timberland boots

  The sizes … why is the 6.5 smaller than 6.0 – the bottom one is 6.0. I uploaded the photos for them to view – they CAN’t. I posted these photos on my blog and give them url – … Continue reading

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Timberland or Wolverine?

I’ve been a happy Timberland camper but this last order made me bewildered. First, are the insoles: are they being chopped off? Upon checking with them, I’m told it’s the design. Hmmmm… I think I much prefer the full length … Continue reading

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The 2020 census

Don’t know what the fuss is all about: I’ve received my questionair a long time ago. Then began to hear in the news that the government is fighting if to add certain questions into the census.

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The Lives of Others

A wonderful film. This German movie was made in 2006, by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. It had won Oscar’s Best Foreign Language Film in the same year. $2 mil budget and grossed $77 mil. Well done. In the beginning, the … Continue reading

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$11M to say they’re not racists

A black student at Oberlin College in Ohio stole from Gibson’s Bakery and got caught, in 2016. The son of the white owner chased the student out of the store but two other black students ganged up on him … … Continue reading

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Chinese soldiers are spotted loading their ships with BABY FORMULA

Daily Mail reports on 2019.6.07: “So THAT’S why they were here! Chinese soldiers are spotted loading their ships with a truckload of highly sought-after BABY FORMULA during their five-day visit to Sydney 代购 … 这就是他们为什么在这里! 在为期五天的悉尼之行中,中国士兵被发现他们的船装满了一大堆备受追捧的婴儿奶粉 Three Chinese warships, packed … Continue reading

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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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