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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

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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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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The best hookers in the world

SPIEF2018 me too in St Petersburg .. the signs of backwardness. Very few women and Christine Lagarde realized that she’s the only woman. But there are plenty women who dressed identically, from hairdo to earrings. Wondering how many of them are … Continue reading

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Photos of our children

Washington Post reports a couple took their holiday pictures to print in a store, found a detective at their door the following day, which led a social worker took their three daughters away from them, citing child abuse and pornography, in … Continue reading

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The Most Influential Chinese Trump Supporter in the World

2017.12.08 Not sure why later David Wang’s face was painted over when I wanted to forward this article to friends. It’s no secret that Donald Trump is not particularly popular among minority groups — especially Asian Americans. In a 2016 survey … Continue reading

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Low end population; Amazon; RYB

I ordered Hershey chocolate on Nov 26 for a birthday boy in Beijing.  In 22 hours, it shipped out from Shanghai and arrived in Beijing (Dahongmen 丰台大红门 Big Red Door @ Fengtai district), to be delivered. However, after two days, it returned to Shanghai on … Continue reading

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Why China tolerates N Korea for so long?

The radio station wnyc this morning had an interviewee who’s knowledgeable on North Korea (was he the ambassador to South Korea?). He said China thinks (thought) the Kim family brings stability to the country. And it was unwise for the United … Continue reading

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After Meeting Trump, Japanese Mogul Pledges $50 Billion Investment in the U.S.

For once, the Donald looks presidential. That son of Japan looks like a huckster, to say the best, who wears a burgundy color vest? Oh boy. By the way, which sector could really create 50k jobs?? Mr Son certainly can … Continue reading

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