Daily Archives: April 15, 2009

Elaine Chao on foreign experts in China

DQ lent me the book, 美国奋斗 赵小兰 Struggle in U.S. by her client Hu Sisheng 胡思升 (2006). George Bush should at least be remembered for promoting the first Chinese American – a girl no less – to a cabinet post … Continue reading

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Royal Sonesta’s art works

Royal Sonesta in Cambridge (Boston) is nice: on the Charles River, next door to the Museum of Science and Kandall Sq, and across street from shopping mall Galleria.  

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Royal Sonesta in Boston – interior

I booked this hotel through Sun and Seas, paying 4% cheaper than Expedia and 32% less than the hotel’s retail price. It isn’t luxury but very comfortable, few small details were nicely and efficiently taken care of .. like the … Continue reading

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The swimming pool at Sonesta

It looks very nice, and it is nice but small. I’m picky on my pool – it’s a right size for most recreational swimmers. It has lines for lap swimming, I shouldn’t complain, which I’m not :). The pool was … Continue reading

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The street performers at the Quincy Market in Boston

Three street performers at the Quincy Market in Boston. It’s pretty scary: no safety net and the floor is cold stone. They said they’re from England.

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Li Yiyun

Li Yiyun (李翊雲; 1972 – ) left Beijing to the United States in 1996 to study immunology at the University of Iowa. She’s now an assistant professor of English at University of California, Davis. Li writes fiction only in English. … Continue reading

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The modern day Johnny Depp .. and Made in the USA

Years ago, I read this article, Bandits in the Global Shipping Lanes, about modern day piracy, with great interests. It’s just so neat and fascinating. Nearly a decade, the multicultural profile of 7 Indonesians, 3 Malaysians and 2 Thais in … Continue reading

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David Baldacci

Absolute Power (1997) starring Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman was an enjoyable movie, based on the 1996 novel of the same name written by David Baldacci. He has since written 16 more best sellers. After law school (University of Virginia … Continue reading

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Art Bar

A little cute cozy place to have a meal or drink at the Royal Sonesta over looking the Charles River in Cambridge (Boston). Ro

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East Coast Grill in Cambridge – only need pics

East Coast Grill 1271 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 617-491-6568 Hours of Operation: Sunday – Thursday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm – 10:30pm Sunday Brunch: 11:00am – 2:30pm A dive place with good seafood and service. Busy, busy and … Continue reading

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