Monthly Archives: January 2011

China Might Force Visits to Mom and Dad

Two things I’ve problem with: this article on the New York Times about China, is written by an American – not a Chinese, when Li Bibo and Xiyun Yang contributed research and the photo was taken by Jianan Yu/Reuters – … Continue reading

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The Family Tree Maker

I started out my family tree on Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet in 1993. It was inefficient. Then I graduated to database. The first one was abandoned (reason that had escaped me by now) and the second one crashed. By 2002, I … Continue reading

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US$5,000 for a burg

I never like burg much .. now even less .. no money .. Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) – There’s a new burger in Las Vegas, but its price tag will take quite a bite out of your wallet. Check out … Continue reading

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Snow 雪: 数风流名车,丰田最糙

沁园春《雪》 北国风光, 千里冰封, 万里雪飘。 望长城内外, 惟馀莽莽; 大河上下, 顿失滔滔。 山舞银蛇, 原驰蜡象, 欲与天公试比高。 须晴日, 看红妆素裹, 分外妖娆。 江山如此多娇, 引无数英雄竟折腰。 惜秦皇汉武, 略输文采; 唐宗宋祖, 稍逊风骚。 一代天骄, 成吉思汉, 只识弯弓射大雕。 俱往矣, 数风流人物, 还看今朝。 More pix on FB Ok .. here comes the new one .. . 南国风光,千条道路,万道土坡。望城乡内外,人流莽莽;大道上下,车浪滔滔。你开QQ,我驾面包,欲与丰田试比高。须晴曰,看南疆土坡,分外妖娆。 … Continue reading

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It takes a village to ..

Tonight we gathered one night at our village to mull over the prospect of LIRR train tracks to be added to our town. Of course the overwhelming voice is opposing. The mayor said he had considered all options but at … Continue reading

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清华校长称将在百日内使清华大学跻身世界一流

I’ve always felt that China’s current literature is cheap and this is one of them: a catchy but incorrect title – the reporter being irresponsible and the readers don’t actually read. At first, I just laughed at the title. How … Continue reading

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Upstairs vs upstate

I just turned 50, and feeling great. Yes, now I’m eligible to play on the senior circuit, and getting the senior seat on the bus. My birthday party started at the NTC, with 3 hours of play on the second … Continue reading

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2011 Chinese Universities Alumni Associations New Year Winter Ball in NYC

$30 per ticket Ball in New York City and the dress code is 晚礼服 evening gowns – unbelievable but it’s happening year after year. “轻舞飞扬”:2011大纽约地区中国高校校友新春联谊舞会 2011 Chinese Universities Alumni Associations New Year Winter Ball in NYC 各位大纽约地区中国高校校友及朋友们: 冬雪飞扬中,新春的脚步日渐临近,大纽约地区中国高校校友新春联谊舞会也将拉开帷幕。联谊舞会已成功举办三届,过去三年中,联谊舞会汇聚了来自中国几十所高校的大纽约地区海外校友,成为校友们挥洒青春、畅叙友情、携手未来的平台,也成为海外校友见证祖国繁荣、欢庆新春的盛大节日。 今年的联谊舞会将以交谊舞为主,穿插文艺和才艺表演、互动游戏等娱乐项目,在“轻舞飞扬”中,为各位校友及嘉宾带来一个难忘的夜晚。 时间:2011年1月28日(星期五)6:00 … Continue reading

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人大传声

《人大传声》发刊词 2011年初始的冬天,全球遭遇极寒天气,但是作为一个新的十年的开启,它还是显得特别让人振奋和踌躇满志。在此刻,我们希望获得的不止是温暖,还需要更多踏上新征程的昂扬斗志,为事业,为家庭。 希望我们在此时创刊的这本电子月刊——《人大传声》能够为您送来几许来自母校的温情,像冬日的一杯暖茶,可以细细品味,可以随性浏览。 浏览着你我的小刊,用心读着那柔光中的温暖,共享这属于校友们的每一刻温馨与宁静。风吹过,露珠欢腾;云飘过,天空高兴。天气渐冷,请各位校友注意身体,保持健康。 欢迎您将这份小刊推荐或转发给您认识的校友,同时欢迎与母校失去联系的校友将自己的信息告诉校友总会以重新取得联系。 如果您不想收取这份电子月刊或者希望更新您在校友总会的资料信息,或者有任何其他建议或意见,请发送email到 [email protected] 或者邮寄到中国人民大学科研楼B801室校友工作办公室(100872),也可致电010- 62511422。 预祝各位校友兔年吉祥,万事如意! 中国人民大学校友会 2011年1月19日

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A spider web

Summer 2008 A cobweb in the backyard. Where’s the spider? .

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Racquet flies off handle

Australian Open 2011 Oh Mom .. look what just happened!

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It ain’t over till the fat lady sings

It ain’t over until the fat lady sings .. I’ll mull this over and over for a while. Second string for our 9th match of the season. Our opponents were he 4.0/she 3.0 combo. During the warm up, he hit … Continue reading

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Queens mixed 2011 rules

Register Online using your USTA membership # and 10 digit team code Registration deadline: March 1, 2011 Team Match Fees ($29 per player per match) – all fees must be paid in full by February 21, 2011. Failure to pay … Continue reading

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Monks and water

一个和尚挑水喝,两个和尚抬水喝,三个和尚没水喝 To drink water one should carry it by himself, to drink water two would carry it together. Unfortunately, there would have no water if there are three people. This saying implies when there are too many people involved in … Continue reading

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My two cents

Being new and fresh, here are few of my thoughts .. Make the language straightforward Auto fills the Q16 4.5 plays as 4.0 due to year end rating You can’t really search me on the site because my last name … Continue reading

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Architects Find Their Dream Client, in China

I remembered having this conversation with Julie the architect few years ago when she was still with I M Pei. “Do you have many projects commissioned from China?” “No, not many .. because they took the proposal and DIY ..” … Continue reading

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The crunching time

Due to unavailability of our de facto chauffeur yesterday ( 赶场 .. did I tell you that all my players are super hot and in demand??), so I offered to drive. But my teammates politely told me no because, well, … Continue reading

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Queens 2011 mixed schedule

Date Weekday Time Location Home Team vs Opp Team 1-Feb Tue; 8:00 pm; NYTC; vs T2 Bindler/Dainton; 1st 6-4, 6-4; 2nd 6-3, 2-6, 6-10; 3rd 6-4, 2-6, 3-10 8-Feb Tue; 8:00 pm; NYTC; vs T6 Avila/Coe; 1st 6-4, 1-6, 8-10; … Continue reading

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