Monthly Archives: November 2010

The social outcast

My primary school PS #2 中关村二小 is located on the strategic junction of Zhongguancun Road (中关村路, 北四环西路), Haidian Lu that lays in front of Beijing University and continues west toward the Summer Palace, and Baishiqiao Lu (now changed to BaiYi) where Bus #332 runs. It was the only road … Continue reading

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She beats me ..

At a resort in Changping, Beijing, July 26, 2003 A great day: got to swim with Pumpkin! Due to a conversation I had with the girls at the pool, Pumpkin decided to go for a life guard certificate. The class … Continue reading

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warm up

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Phantom of the Opera

My 3rd or 4th time seeing it but this time it’s by amateur – played by kids’ school. Two nights only and both night sold out. An elder couple sat behind me. The woman did all the selling talkin’ .. … Continue reading

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Christie’s and China: An Artful Diplomacy

Christie’s offered us an opportunity to ‘spend their money and do our favorite things, Christie’s tring hard to mend fense with China .. Christie’s push into China was threatened in early 2009, when it proceeded with the Paris sale of … Continue reading

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My daily joy

. King’s playing at the piano .. it’s one of his faves thing to do .. no longer needing me to nudge him to practice .

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My daily suffering

Golfer’s at piano .. .

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Pachelbel Rant

Canon in D .. Comedy comes at all shapes and from all corner of the world ..

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Dumplings and bagels ..

饺子 is one of my favored and I could never get enough of it. Last night I had little extra time on hand unexpectedly, so my mind was wandering toward food. Not that I wasn’t hungry .. how about having … Continue reading

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A potato or scoop fresh water is worth more than a human being

Very interesting .. NY Times on pirates busy activity on the open sea. A decade ago, this was in Asia, an Australian captain skipping jet fuel cargo off Singapore bound for Ho Chi Minh City, with only 3 days turnaround … Continue reading

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At Randalls Island

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Throw Goldman Sachs Off Campus

November 17, 2010 By Tony Manfred Goldman Sachs is a criminal money factory with a vast network of alumni who occupy the most powerful positions in the financial-regulatory world, effectively protecting the bank from any economic threat — governmental or … Continue reading

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A night spent at NTC

.. and it was raining .. eight of us showed up for work ..

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Jinan 济南

When people ask me for my origin – 老家 as where I’m from, I never hesitate in telling them that I’m from Beijing, period. How am I not? Both my parents were born and raised in the heart of the … Continue reading

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Unbroken

With a fringe of white hair poking out from under a University of Southern California baseball cap and blue eyes sharp behind bifocals, 93-year-old Louis Zamperini refuses to concede much to old age. He still works a couple of hours … Continue reading

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A vase cost US$70 million

Qing Dynasty Relic Yields Record Price at Auction LONDON — As treasure-in-the-attic stories go, the 18th-century Chinese vase sold at a suburban auction house in outer London on Thursday night will be hard to beat. The delicate, decorative 16-inch vase … Continue reading

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receiving

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A serving game

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