Daily Archives: March 6, 2008

Hillary, you’re wrong

1992: You know, I’m not sitting here like some little woman standing by my man, like Tammy Wynette … 1992 April 5: Bush had affair 1992 Gennifer Flowers Paula Jones 1993-2001 Bill Clinton in office 1995 Sept 5: BJ women … Continue reading

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The Block of Four 四方连

This is THE stamp of China, forwarded to me by David Lu. The provenance – BoF’s owners – 1897 acquired by R. A. de Villard 费拉尔, directly from the post office where he worked 1927 by M.D. Chow 周今觉, for Ch$3,500 1947 … Continue reading

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My wet nurse Jin Quanzhen 金全真

Gold the Totally True (? – Beijing, Oct 2003) was born Wang Qingzhen 王庆真 in Anhui, sold to the Jin 金 when she was 12 years old as TongYangxi. The third son 金全明 Jin Quanming would be her future husband, … Continue reading

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Pictorial

As I was writing about siheyuan and hutong, thought about Marketman I once visited for ube, because his pictures are great, I envy his ability when it comes to taking pictures, like the Hutong restaurant in Hong Kong.  Every time I wipe out my little Casio, … Continue reading

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Lucy’s siheyuan 前百户胡同

The main gate, left with my cousin (Jiujiu’s chidlren) Sophie, Zhenzhen and Xiao Peng, right with Popo, 1979.  Pic below Uncle Jimmy with my Mom 1955. file 23768 于是卖房四十万元,做为六股平分,除我们兄弟姐妹五人外,我母也有一份。那时币值还未十分贬值,六万元虽然不算太多也不算太少,我母多分一些旋即在参政买了一个两进四合院,我也用这笔钱买了一间距我母住处不远的小四合院。 With the proceed from the 糖房胡同 villa, grandaunt Lucy bought a junior siheyuan (about 300 sq … Continue reading

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10 Canzheng Hutong 参政胡同10号

10 Canzheng Hutong in Xidan 西单 is a standard siheyuan (liangjin 两进) with a vermillion door. It’s only 1.9 km (1.18 miles) west of Tiananmen. After my great grandfather passed away in January 1942, my great grandma sold the villa for 400,000 and … Continue reading

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Good trading

 

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