Daily Archives: January 24, 2008

Zhang Huizhi

This doc dated 5/28/1996 certified the property my great grandfather owned since 1913 while serving as the governor.  He built this old style brick and tile 60-room+ compound on three acres of land.  I have long wanted to visit his garden compound in Jinan, that has … Continue reading

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What money can buy ..

Money can buy a lot of things we need or don’t need.  Now after (are we over it yet?) the sub-prime roller-coaster, US is going around the world – mainly in the oil countries – begging for money, 10b here, 20b … Continue reading

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More flowers

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Few old photos

  My family nick named me the terrorist, because I tout my little card-thin Casio camera often.  A little too often.  Ok, fine, I admit it, all the time.  I’m onto my third Casio in 5 years: first one dived into the lake outside of … Continue reading

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Da Tsonga dude

Wow, the Jo-Wilfred Tsonga dude played an amazing match, dumped Nadal to reach the final in straight sets: 6:2, 6:3, 6:2.  Before this Aussie Open, I’ve never heard of him.  At the first glance, he reminded me of boxer Ali.  Pumpkin … Continue reading

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Having a good time ..

in this down market?  It’s been great for me ..

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