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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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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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A stark difference

Same day, an ocean apart. Two photos from two friends: one just landed in Shanghai (Left) where everyone dresses like astronauts, and one is at PDAC mining convention in Toronto where participants are in tens thousands (几万人), yet not a … 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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Wuhan coronavirus, and the vaccines

A scary virus is going around Wuhan, and truth and rumors are flying as well… 3.30, the Cuomo brothers 3.17, Smart marketing, and US journalists expelled 3.13, 武汉军运会前, 美国发生了啥 what happened during CISM? 3.06, Who should really apologize? Why are we … 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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The perils of learning in English

The Economist: Young children should be taught in their mother tongue instead From the print edition | Feb 21, 2019 WHEN WINSTON CHURCHILL was at Harrow School, he was in the lowest stream. This did not, he wrote in “My … Continue reading

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Horror game Devotion pulled from Steam

Fresh off the press … Devotion is a horror game designed by Taiwan-based Red Candle studio. Many players agreed that it’s pretty good but, hmmmm somewhere gone wrong, bec of similarity to someone important and sensitive … Oh well…. oh … Continue reading

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Iwo Jima flag returns to Japan

S. Korea-based US airman returns Japanese flag taken as war trophy in Battle of Iwo Jima Senior Master Sgt. Lowell Armstrong returns a World War II-era flag to family members of its original owner during a ceremony in Takasaki, Japan, … Continue reading

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Ron Anejo Aniversario Pampero

Reserva Exclusiva This rum is made in Venezuela – a country is in crisis at the moment. Best wishes for the people of Venezuela and may they choose the path that’s best for them. Because of the recent news I … Continue reading

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The wonder of genealogy

Two Sisters Bought DNA Kits. The Results Blew Apart Their Family. In an age of ubiquitous direct-to-consumer genetic testing, family secrets are almost impossible to keep. Feb. 1, 2019  | By Amy Dockser Marcus Sonny and Brina Hurwitz raised a family … Continue reading

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Michael D. Hsu

A first, full fledged Chinese heading a fortune 500? The new CEO (appointed) of Kimberly-Clark, will replace Thomas Falk on Jan. 1. Pre opening, KMB was at $106, now is trading at $104, down about 2% – amid 497 points drop … Continue reading

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First They Killed My Father, the movie

First They Killed My Father (2017) is based on the same name book by Loung Ung. The screenplay was by the author and Angelina Jolie, who directed and produced. It’s such a good subject on a little talked about country … Continue reading

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Court v Robbery

The more I think about the Chinese art heists reported in GQ the more I think about Gustav Klimt’s painting Women in Gold (a movie of the same name … in 2015). I feel uneasy and wonder why did Chinese … Continue reading

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Putin had an umbrella

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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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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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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