Monthly Archives: July 2008

China Muzzles its Money Managers

If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all. It is a free market or what, or Chinese style free market? Not entirely a bad thing, isn’t it?

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The mothership

Olympic is coming up soon. The excitement isn’t where I thought it would be. For one, Beijing residents who are being inconvenient are impatient for it to be over, even before it has began. I think the Tibet fiasco really damped … Continue reading

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The Asian parents ..

Michelle Wie has just skipped a Ladies major in order to play with the boys. She has never won a title with the girls. Many people, pros or fans feel the PGA – men’s tour should have a rule to … Continue reading

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Flushing is on the map ..

Flushing has been a magnet shopping/dinning place for Chinese (and Koreans) for a long time. It’s evolved so much from few decades ago when Golfer and his parents lived there, was like a ghost town, my mother-in-law would joke. Now, getting a parking … Continue reading

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Loaner ..

Piano. Golfer looked very pleased tonight, smiling ear to ear, said, “I think they’re delivering it tomorrow.” The It is his new toy/concubine piano – although I don’t know the sequence of his concubines ranking, the fish, chess, clubs .. .. … Continue reading

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Who? Ashley Harkleroad?

Heard this was coming for a while, now she’s here. I’ve never heard of Ashley Harkleroad until she posted for the Playboy. Few had predicted in the past that she would be the America’s answer to Anna K. Guess not.  Posting … Continue reading

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Rainy days

I haven’t felt so happy to see a rainy day on weekend for a long long time. During the warm months, from May to October, on weekends, I would feel severely depressed when I wake up to a rainy morning, … Continue reading

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F-1

What do golf, Formula One and US presidential race in common? Come on, you can guess that easily. Black man. Strictly speaking, mix-raced person with dark skin more then the other half. The phenomenon in the Formula One in Europe … Continue reading

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His color or policy?

Tourist Obama or president-in-waiting is well received in Europe right now, gets audiences with the head of states. Does this privilege bestow on him because he’s black (exoticness) or because of his policies (his insight/finesse for the job he’s campaigning for)?

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So much for a Wartime Leader

So the heads of European countries are receiving the prince charming – guess McCain isn’t going to get an invitation from Uncle Hu or Grandpa Wen any time soon. The Frenchie gone as far as to predict Obama would win when … Continue reading

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The Piano

In the years since World War II, piano manufacturing has shifted from Europe and America to Asia. Of the 480,000 pianos produced worldwide last year, 430,000 were made in Asia. China has rapidly emerged as the major player, producing 375,000 … Continue reading

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Soy foods ‘reduce sperm numbers’

Soy in Pocket Got soy in pocket Got vial? You’re gonna need it Intention, I feel inventive Gonna make you, make you, make you no Dad Got motion, restrained semen Been driving, few sperm leaning No reason, just seems so … Continue reading

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China Presses Grieving Parents to Take Hush Money

I’m surprised, with Olympic in sight, Sichuan or China in that matter, hasn’t executed few corrupted officials and contractors, or scape goats, a far better way to pacify the grieving and angry parents than money alone. The parents do deserve compensation, … Continue reading

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The golden boy

Sports Illustrated has Michael Phelps on the cover, projecting 8 gold medals in Beijing.  Yeeeeessss, you go boy wonder.  He isn’t excel just in one event, but all four strokes – butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle.  That, Is, Remarkable.  At … Continue reading

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The angry youth .. fen qing

Fen qing, angry youth is a term that widely used in China nowadays. When I first saw it, I thought about the sent-down young city slickers during the Cultural Revolution.  When they finally managed to get back to their home towns, most … Continue reading

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Tour de France

Not a bad idea. When will New York do it? The Gate and da Water Fall are great, but I think the bike rental is far better. How about New York build a world class aquarium? The Coney Island’s one is … Continue reading

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My first workshop

For the record, I joined a writing workshop, for the very first time. There are eight of us (six women), each would get a chance to read out loud and get gentle and friendly critics. It’s kind of eerie when I … Continue reading

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Obama is a frog

Few hours spent in Iraq could fortify Obama’s credibility as a wartime leader is laughable!  2 years of hard studying can get you a law degree, 1-2 years a MBA and 4-5 years a PhD .. Obama sounds like a fairytale frog, opppps, … Continue reading

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