Monthly Archives: March 2007

The first TAL

My guru Woodie had his trading seminar – TAL – at Scottsdale where he lives.  I was glad that I went, meeting my fellow traders with whom I hobnob daily, finally get to put a face to their handles.  It’s very much … Continue reading

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My gratitude ..

Ok, here I am, finally setting up my own site after long debate and procrastinating.  The right timing came early this month when I spotted a blog site I liked on NYT – it wrote about it.  Out of adventure – … Continue reading

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Yi-liang Chou 周一良

Yiliang Zhou 周一良 (1913 Qingdao – 2001 Beijing) – Ph.D. 1944, Harvard University – Professor of History, Beijing University He obtained his PhD in history from Harvard in 1944, thesis titled 唐代印度来华密宗三僧考 A very privileged and talented scholar, fluent in several … Continue reading

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A spicy omelet

I love spicy food, but never have it for breakfast. That has changed this morning. Mushroom/cheese omelet with spicy sauce on the side, pancakes. Hmmmm … a girl sits next to me lives in Scottsdale and said yes, their cuisine … Continue reading

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Scottsdale

The very first trading seminar I attended. Woodie invited the moderators in his chat room for lunch yesterday, and I was one of the invitees. Met his gracious wife, toured his golf country club where he lives, met all those … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day

We took the train into the city for the Spamalot, pretty funny.  Had an early dinner at Carmine’s – kids’ favored; it’s packed already, delicious as usual; didn’t order the legendary tiramisu.  We didn’t stay long in the city, the … Continue reading

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10

How do you rate a doctor? When you are in for prevention, needing rubber stamp – annual check up, or cleaning by a hygienist at dentist’s office, it’s hard to know how good the doctor really is. Let me try … Continue reading

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Yucai Middle School 育才中学

Yùcái Education is a famous secondary school now in Chongqing. In 1939, the school was established by educationalist Tao Xingzhi in Beipei, just outside Chongqing, the wartime capital. A leader of one of the two CCP cells at Tao’s school … Continue reading

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Sheer force

Had a very physically demanding game, almost brutal: played an hour and half singles with Alex the assassin. It wasn’t fun to begin with, he hits as hard as he could from the first shot. We rarely had any point … Continue reading

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A bath

Had an Epson salt plus green rubbing alcohol bath, per Martin. Very silly, I have no idea how much salt and the green alcohol are needed; so I dumped half lb of salt and half bottle of alcohol. I played … Continue reading

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Puny

As we were approaching the court where Martin and Katie were playing, we noticed immediately a puny girl dressed like gypsy was playing like a pro. I thought Slowpoke can’t serve cause she’s short, then think again. The Puny serves … Continue reading

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Katie

Katie has same temperament as Slowpoke, her mom Martha has dry humor as I do, and they live very close by. We made plan to have the girls play on weekdays. Her dad has just retired from a phone company, … Continue reading

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Friends, Guests, and Colleagues

Friends, Guests, and Colleagues The Mu-fu System in the Late Ch’ing Period Kenneth E. Folsom University of California Press Berkley and Los Angeles 1968 234 pages In memory of Li Kuo-ch’ao It has Li Hongzhang’s family tree. The Chinese was … Continue reading

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When can I switch to single hand backhand?

Martin had lesson at the Cunningham where I have been playing for the past 10 years or so on the weekend mornings. As family, we’ve there been couple of times for the New York Philharmonic with our neighbors few years … Continue reading

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Meeting friends

Kids meet friends differently: can’t remember how many of Kinglazy’s friends just came up to me and asked for a playdate. Bold, direct and simply. Girls are different. Katie is the one Slowpoke met on the court thou Martin. They … Continue reading

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The oncology

The type of health insurance we have requires us to have a family provider who will take care of us in the good times and bad, and will refer us to the specialist should we needed one. For years we … Continue reading

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Great to be swimming again

“Are you going to swim?” This morning kids asked when they saw my dusty duffel bag. Yes indeed I am. It’s wonderful, the pool was kind of empty, Jen was there, my favored life guard who is the only one … Continue reading

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In ’05 Investing, Obama Took Same Path as Donors

By MIKE McINTIRE and CHRISTOPHER DREW (NYT) Published: March 7, 2007 Less than two months after ascending to the United States Senate, Barack Obama bought more than $50,000 worth of stock in two speculative companies whose major investors included some … Continue reading

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