Monthly Archives: June 2011

Bridge Comes to San Francisco With a Made-in-China Label

SHANGHAI — Talk about outsourcing. At a sprawling manufacturing complex here, hundreds of Chinese laborers are now completing work on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Next month, the last four of more than two dozen giant steel modules — each … Continue reading

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Even for Cashiers, College Pays Off

NY Times ALMOST a century ago, the United States decided to make high school nearly universal. Around the same time, much of Europe decided that universal high school was a waste. Not everybody, European intellectuals argued, should go to high … Continue reading

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The Graduate

In a blink, King’s graduated, heading to college this fall, happy and sad. The Class of 2011 has 346 students with 153 faulty. Over 100 kids has Asian sounding last names. When Golfer graduated in the 80s, he’s the only … Continue reading

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I’m famous

Becoming the reality tv show star is perhaps my next gig. Lisa was invited by Bonnie Graham to demonstrate her vegan culinary prowess on her show. I was one of the official taster groupies. More pix on FB Kid you … Continue reading

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H.R. 282 and S. R. 201 were introduced

Dear Friends: House Resolution 282 and Senate Resolution 201 were introduced into Congress on May 26. The resolutions address the Chinese Exclusion Laws first passed by Congress in 1882. We now need to educate constituents to tell their representatives about … Continue reading

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The dirty dozen

Eat your fruits and vegetables! The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure. Use EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides to reduce your exposures as much as possible, but eating conventionally-grown produce … Continue reading

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Roots, by Alex Haley

Roots, The Saga of an American Family, a novel by Alex Haley published in 1976. Wikipedia stated Its popularity sparked an increased public interest in genealogy, as well. My first encounter with it was in Beijing, prior 1979. One day … Continue reading

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Ticket Master

How can USA stay competitive when they have a company like TM? Can Ticketmaster’s Builder Now Unseat It? FREDRIC D. ROSEN has winked through Steely Dan, blinked through Neil Diamond and nodded through the Rolling Stones. The man who pioneered … Continue reading

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Sudden death

Thought I’d get a free ride but the tower told me to get off. We picked this car up on the day we had one month party for King, and his graduation’s only 6 days away. The engine still runs … Continue reading

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Commencement speeches of 2011

Daniel F. Akerson Chief executive, General Motors Bryant University I do have a few final bits of advice: Acknowledge your mistakes, learn from them and move on. Don’t be afraid of new ideas; be afraid of old ones. Be faithful … Continue reading

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Big fat liars?

Anthony Weiner is in the news a lot recently because he’s sexing women in the cyber space – I heard it all from the radio while driving. Yesterday the news adds that his wife Huma Abedin of 1 year is … Continue reading

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Nainai the caregiver

. Cleaning up some old pictures. I’ve more pictures taken with Nainai than my Mom. Even when we were out and about, it’s always Nainai who’s holding me.

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BS ..

Your knowledge and skills are secondary to your ability to BS and joke your way through the day: The Importance Of Banter On The Trading Floor When I first entered the City and people asked me what the principal skills … Continue reading

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A hat ..

This is me [in the black/white photo] when I was 100 days old. I was born in Beijing but lived in Tien jin all my life. Wynne and I share our birthday in Chinese calendar which is the first month … Continue reading

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Viagra, the little blue pill that can ..

This Times article brings back memory. A friend gave a big bash for her husband who’s turning 40 right before the blue pill came to the market. One of their friends worked at Pfizer and brought few as birthday gift. … Continue reading

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A book about women ..

Oh ha, finally there is a decent book that will help men to better understand women. Let me know if any of you out there needs a copy! I stole this from a FB friend .. ..

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