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The Eagles and the Wynners

This is a long story but I’ll make it short. Both are bands, one in USA and one in Hong Kong. Glenn Frey was the lead vocal for the Eagles who had passed away in 2016. Alan Tam and Kenny … Continue reading

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Workplace Compliance Services

1843 Central Avenue, #142 Albany, NY 12205 Is this company a fraud, charging $90 to renew a biennial statement, which on the state government site costs only $9 (link here).

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Putin

10 years ago Putin gave an interview – he was chosen as Man of the Year – around the time he got naked on a horse (while Bush was in a fighter pilot suit…) and Mr. Putin said … the … Continue reading

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My MacAir never really works well. Twice I walked in – because I can’t tolerate it any more – and twice was told they’ve no appointment. And I can’t return it because it passed 14 days policy. I’ve never had … Continue reading

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Oh the lies …

I’m searching for Winston Churchill and the link of Trumps visiting Blenheim Palace turned up. I watched. The beautiful castle under the setting sun, the hue is just incredibly gorgeous. Then the next video turned up and it’s CNN’s Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Bernard Boursicot and Shi Peipu

This is an interesting story of love (?), sex and spy, between a French diplomat and Beijing opera singer. Both male but Shi was able to convince Boursicot that he’s a female and gave birth to his son. Reporter Joyce … Continue reading

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Trump and the queen, MacArthur and Hirohito

Waking up to this headline news. The little queen in blue is trying to sneak up to Trump … she walks to his left then to his right … The comments on this are mostly negative to Trump. But I … Continue reading

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President Trump Participates in a Joint Press Conference with the Prime Minister of the UK

2018.7.13 I started listening on radio 1130 AM as I was driving and sat in the car after I got home. An interesting press conference that lasted 1:43:20. Trump and May took many questions, on a wide range of topics. Trump complimented … Continue reading

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MSFT’s Word is terrible …

Microsoft Word has been a hell for me lately. One of the complains are, there isn’t a way to hide Endnotes… They don’t have this feature. Might be in the future. Keep my fingers crossed. And the biggest headache is, the … Continue reading

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Jurassic Park 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is fine, except, the woman doesn’t belong there … but on the other hand, I looked her up: she’s (Apollo 13 – Ron Howard’s daughter) 37 years old. For this, I applaud her.     🦕 恐龙公园挺好 … Continue reading

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Wind River

This is a wonderful movie made in 2017. WIND RIVER is a chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who teams up with a local game tracker with deep community ties and a haunted past (Jeremy Renner) … Continue reading

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Valkyrie, 2008

Ten years old movie but I enjoyed it. Good acting. It’s at a good time because the G7 meeting being held in Quebec and one particular photo of Angela Merkel has been catching attentions. Some Chinese comments are saying they … Continue reading

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The 700 million question

Recently an expose of cheating on income tax is a hot topic in China. An ex CCTV host felt insulted for an old movie (Mobile?) and the upcoming sequel Mobile 2.  So he strikes back by showing the actress’ two contacts, … Continue reading

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Anson Burlingame and the Chinese

PBS has a docu tonight at 8 (I think; by CAAM) about this Act. As I’ve been doing some research (unrelating to this Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882) and noticed that this Act is an amendment of Burlingame Treaty signed in … Continue reading

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Mom and I

My first swimming in Kunming Lake @ Summer Palace in Beijing with my mom. The lake is no longer allowed to swim. On a cloudy day, going down the memory lane, only because today is mom’s 50th-anniversary 忌辰/忌日.. 横渡昆明湖 [呲牙] 第一次游泳 … Continue reading

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Half a century ago today …

50 years of pain and longing. It’s a ruthless era. Mom passed away and my world changed forever. What kind of the society that turned family members against one another. 半个世纪前的今天妈妈离开了我. 痛苦和思念. 人性, 在那丧心病狂的年月里…      

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几盆兰花寄思念

My orchids this morning: 50 years of pain and longing … The elegant calligraphy was by my grandma. Both my mom and her mom had very handsome calligraphy. 几盆兰花寄思念. 书法是我外婆的 – 她们母女的书法都非常漂亮.         

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The red wine of the moment

Daily Mail gossips on the $22 wine Mnuchin brought Jared Kushner: a taste for budget booze! Steve Mnuchin dresses down to visit Jared Kushner and takes along a $22 bottle of wine – despite being worth $300 million. Well, actually, the … Continue reading

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