Monthly Archives: November 2007

Out of Africa

Chinese working in Africa, the new colonialists, :).  My high school back then was the only international school in the country.  Each grade designated a class that accepted foreign students.  Well, George W. Bush took one look at China when his dad … Continue reading

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Beijing’s robo-trains given human touch

:).. China is really dotted their Is and cross the Ts for the coming out party: they’re hiring 70 drivers for the ‘driver-less’ Bombardier that is going to run between BJ airport and Dongzhimen, 28 km.  Those 70 trainees – all … Continue reading

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Acuvue

There are many brands of plastic eyes, Acuvue is one of them.  And within Acuvue, there are few different types.  Each box has 6 lenses of same prescription.  So if the right eye has different prescription, then two boxes are … Continue reading

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Remarkable

Wow .. a friend forwarded this 5 minutes performance: she has one arm and he has one leg.  What a pair of winners!!!  Beautifully done.

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Malbec

Trapiche .. decent .. I know I know the reputation of Malbec .. have an open mind, okaaaay?  Let’s go Giants .. the interception was great at the end!!  NYers are tough, so is the media: Eli has the identical … Continue reading

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Can do nation

America is a country full of can doers.  They worship self maders.  They work hard and proud with the result.  When we go on interview, we, more than likely, say, “yes, I can do that .. ”  But then why the maids … Continue reading

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The Color of Money

A trio of forgers, with half million pound in the bank but lived ‘in abject poverty’ .. for their motives were not money, rather than their resentment of the art market.  Neat.  The 47 years old son felt he was a … Continue reading

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Victoria Park on Sundays

Victoria Park (I think, or a park in the Central, by the water) had been taken over by the Filipino maids on Sundays. It’s pretty grand. A sea of them, chatting in their dialects. A few men were spotted, but … Continue reading

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A pretty ghost for the weekend

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Beijing forces Steinbrück to cancel visit

Due to the fact that Angela had a meeting with Dalai Lama back in September.  What does he bring to the table?  Did her meeting improve the human right condition in China?  This comes as a surprise, because Germany has been staying … Continue reading

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Juan Carlos’ words conquer the net

A new net star had just born with only five words – “Why don’t you shut up!” – have catapulted King Juan Carlos, the Spanish monarch, to internet stardom..

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Japanese princess weds commoner

Japan’s Princess Sayako has lost her royal status after she married commoner Yoshiki Kuroda, becoming Sayako Kuroda in a ceremony in Tokyo’s plush Imperial Hotel, was an informal affair by royal standards. The Princess will lose her royal allowance, but this … Continue reading

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We did not vote for Bush

This time around is from the bridge chicks, the winners of this year’s Venice Cup — displayed a small sign at an awards dinner in Shanghai last month.  What were they thinking?  Trashing your pres all you want, but does it … Continue reading

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Fat lemon

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Spanish king tells Chávez to shut up

King Juan Carlos of Spain lost his royal cool at the weekend when he snapped at Hugo Chávez, Venezuela’s outspoken president, telling him to “shut up”.  How long do we have to put up this this sort of clowns?  Hugo Chávez’s … Continue reading

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Getting paid ..

Pumpkin is fine with her plastic eyes.  We went to visit Dr. Auerbach one more time, checking up on her to see if the fit is fine, which is.  Perhaps don’t have to see him for a year or so.  … Continue reading

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PTP Ambassador

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King of the club

This book on Richard Grasso, and the Survival of the New York Stock Exchange, by Charles Gasparino.  Grasso grabbed headline when then AG Spitzer sued him for his legally granted $140m deferred compensation parked in retirement a/cs.  It might be extravagantly earned, but nevertheless legitimately.  … Continue reading

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