Monthly Archives: March 2009

Itzhak Perlman 13 years old Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

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Monica Seles: A bubbling career pierced with a knife

International Herald Tribune By Christopher Clarey , Published: February 15, 2008 For all practical purposes, Monica Seles was already retired from competitive tennis before she issued her brief, fan-friendly statement on Thursday confirming the obvious. An old news. I was … Continue reading

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South High

7:25am, Dec 22, 2008 The Great Neck South High School 341 Lakeville Road Great Neck, NY, 11020 Golfer graduated from this same high school now attended by his two children. Being the only Asian male of his entire senior class … Continue reading

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Zhang Hanzhi on Charles Freeman Jr

Zhang Hanzhi 章含之 (her obituary on NYT) was Mao’s English tutor briefly, who remarried Qiao Guanhua in 1973. Qiao served as the foreign minister from 1974 to 1976. Her anecdote on Chas Freeman ..(解放日報 2007-05-18) goes like this China scored a … Continue reading

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Charles Freeman Jr 傅立民

A reader (hi Mom, look, I got a reader!), Wuyan (哑口无言 yakou wuyan [be rendered speechless] or 无言不语 wuyan buyu [says what’s on your mind] – a very neat moniker indeed. I won’t put Freeman and 弗里曼 (傅立民) together if weren’t … Continue reading

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Ling Shan Brahma Palace 灵山梵宫

The 金光闪闪 golden Lingshan Buddha Temple 灵山大佛 at Wuxi 无锡, Jiangsu province.

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Aman

Aman at Summer Palace 15 Gongmenqian Street, Summer Palace, Beijing, China Nicely done. At $800 a night, the service has to be sublime.

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Guanxi: relation and connection

Guanxi 关系 isn’t an invention of China. [page 19] The single most vital, most complex element of business is, arguably entrée. Whom you know is the basis not just of your credibility but of what information you have, and hence … Continue reading

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Dalai Lama denied visa for South Africa peace conference

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (CNN) — South Africa has refused the Dalai Lama a visa to attend an international peace conference in Johannesburg this week, a presidential spokesman said. .. The Tibetan spiritual leader and Nobel Laureate did not receive a … Continue reading

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North Middle

Great Neck North Middle School 77 Polo Road Great Neck, NY 11024 .. GN North Middle’s entrance is on Arrandale Ave by Polo Road. The four new tennis courts are located behind the oval running track accessible from the second … Continue reading

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Vladimir Putin spied on Ronald Reagan?

Was Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin captured posing as a tourist, while serving as a KGB spy, in a photograph with former President Ronald Reagan? The photo in question, taken years ago by the official chief White House photographer for … Continue reading

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Julia Fischer, Brahms Violin Concerto

Conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas who’s repertoire tends to be on the modern side … wow … I love them all .. Dramatic, Brahms I meant .. Julia is gracious, very pleasant to watch .. NY Phil had all sort … Continue reading

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Brahms Violin Concerto in D by Gil Shaham 4/4

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North Korea Said to Detain U.S. Reporters

Two Asian reporters were being detained by the little green jumpsuit. Last month, National Geographic has a length article titled Escape From North Korea (subtitle – Defection is daunting. So is starting a new, free life.) talking about those North … Continue reading

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Xiang-Dong Kong – The Yellow River in Wrath – Xian Xianghai

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I was utterly routed 落花流水

I was mauled by two vicious victorious men William and Ding again. It was first time ever that Simon and I got bageled and egged. Sorry Simon. They were 来势汹汹 again: prepared and ready to roll. The weakest link Irene … Continue reading

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Lang Lang plays Ode to the Yellow River 黃河頌

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At a Prep School, the Gloves Are Off

Friend’s daughter is going to Phillips Academy, the noted private boarding school in Andover, MA this Sept. She said last year she applied without much preparation cause she wasn’t anticipating such competition; and the 20-30% Asian student population. xx xx

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