Monthly Archives: November 2007

Currency problem

The Nixon-era Treasury Secretary famously told a group of Europeans that yes the dollar was “our currency, but your problem.”  Now that $ is weak and people start calling for Euro to replace it.  Not sure it will materialize.

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Religions n Bill Clinton

Do religions give you more strength, enlighten you?  Obviously I was born and bred in the heathen country, so I’m a heathen; don’t know the privileges and benefits being religious.. .. So, what would Romney do if he becomes pres?

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My prince

The last piece of remnant of my lost love or last love .. My last Prince.  Either got stolen or I lost it somewhere.  It was a while ago.  At time, few friends had been suggesting or hinting to get a … Continue reading

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The food connoisseur

I have a small family (well, it’s larger than my own since I don’t have any sibling) to feed.  With the able ability I usually possess, I’d think it’s piece of cake.  … Nay, I was wrong.  Golfer likes his … Continue reading

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School bags

My school bag had always been within the reasonable limit, manageable weight.  One might argue that during my time learning wasn’t important.  King’s bag weight more than a mountain, I simply had to tense up to barely lift it off … Continue reading

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Unhappy about happy

Americans are smart lot: in their The Declaration of Independence, the right to Life and Liberty are guaranteed, but not the Happiness itself, it’s the pursuit of the Happiness.  When the girls got mad that they couldn’t beat Seles, so they complained about … Continue reading

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Political Crisis Deepens in Lebanon

Lebanon awoke a republic without a president Saturday amid mounting worries over a power vacuum that has intensified the nation’s yearlong political turmoil. The capital was calm and shops opened… … No head of state? hey, forget to call Putin?  He … Continue reading

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Any body’s home?

Times wrote about perks lawyers are receiving nowadays – to attract the best and brightest talents, many firms are offering more than salary – pet insurance, on site child care, emergency nanny service, concierge services .. some even have happiness committee … Continue reading

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The foliage …

     

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Micromanage

CNN reports on China proposes holiday changes, wrote that ‘the government has set three weeks a year as national holidays.’ and ‘some experts argue, the government should stop ordering people when to take a break and instead mandate a paid-vacation system, … Continue reading

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Maple Story

Not the MS game, it’s the foliage .. .. After lunch we went to hike in the neighborhood and having good time identifying the maple trees – me learning about those lovely trees.  I know maple as lumber, but have no … Continue reading

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Conspiracy theory

We had a hot pot dinner for Thanksgiving.  Kids were disappointed.  I would have cooked a big bird should the baking part of my oven works.  Thanks god I found out before hand.  The broil part works just fine.  They … Continue reading

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It’s all about money

  I got a ticket for failing stop at the stop sign.  I thought the chubby cop needed to fill her quota. She came over told me I just ran a stop sign. I didn’t. She also said it’s dark, … Continue reading

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US biz frets over China’s Africa expansion

Hank Paulson, US Treasury secretary, diplomatically played down the idea that the US is competing with China for Africa’s expanding business opportunities, ahead of his whirlwind tour of Ghana yesterday to promote US investment in the continent .. as if … Continue reading

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Chinese join chorus of alarm on weak dollar

China yesterday expressed concern at the decline in the dollar, joining a growing chorus of global policymakers alarmed by the weakness in the world’s main reserve currency. ..  Little Cabby was complaining that US got his oil and gives him … Continue reading

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Amex’s Plum Card

The new credit care comes out as quickly as the new Japanese prime minister’s debut.  But the color of this Amex’s new card is very sexy, don’t know what’s different with all other cards, 🙂 ..

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Two bucks Chuck

A friend from NJ bought this wine, $2 in CA and $3 in the east coast.  He’s been talking about it for a long time, finally we aligned our schedules.  Actually we’ve heard this wine from few others: good wine at … Continue reading

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Boot camp

Hey, I thought we Asians have more self control than the rest, 🙂 ..  Soon I might need to check into one of those fancy camps for excessive blogging, baifen, tennis, eating .. ..

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