Monthly Archives: September 2011

To Keep but Not Be Kept

The modern love on the Times: In Shanghai, my boyfriend, a white American, looked like just another foreigner taking home an Asian woman — me — like a souvenir. ONE balmy evening in Shanghai, my boyfriend and I were strolling … Continue reading

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China extracts concessions

Chinese auto maker demands technology transfer .. Hybrid in a Trade Squeeze: .. The [Chinese] government’s demand [on GM] is the latest example of China’s willingness to use the leverage of Western access to the vast Chinese market to extract … Continue reading

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I’ve just been fired

Carol A. Bartz of Yahoo wrote to her staff. .. In the technology industry as in no other, failure is trumpeted as paving the way to glory. Executives here love to boast about the number of times their company was … Continue reading

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The bonding trip

The author Hal Vaughan of Coco Chanel’s Secret War notes, after Coco was lured by a million-dollar fee to spend a few weeks in Hollywood in 1930 .. she found herself compelled to run straight back to England, so that … Continue reading

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The pediatricians!

What if I paid upon receiving their first bill which was wrong? _____________ Update: Sept 26 2011, 7:25pm. A woman calling from a private number, with an accent, saying she’s calling from Dr. Marjan Tabibzadeh’s office, asking me to pay … Continue reading

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Demolition 拆

Demolition 拆迁 is quite a dirty word in China, in the western Hemisphere becasue, as I’ve been reading (the major western media) – it means people was cheated or forced out of their homes by the government or unscrupulous developers. … Continue reading

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Zhou Fu’s children

Chou Fu 周馥 学海 Xuehai (澄之), (1856-1906) 学铭 Xueming (味西), (1859-1911) 学涵 Xuehanp7, (1863-1878)p10 学熙 Xuexi, (1866 金陵 – 1947 Beijing) 瑞钿 (1875-1908), 适刘体信 (刘佶生, 刘子尊) 瑞珍, p77 学渊 Xueyuanp9 (立之) (1877-) 瑞珠 (- March 1923) 适 Yuan Kezhenp52 学辉 … Continue reading

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The Chinese partner

My friend Jade Zither since 5th grade is a successful businesswoman. We found each other on QQ after a few decades. We saw each other often when we visited Beijing. One day she asked me to sit on her meeting … Continue reading

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Zhou Xueming 周學銘

Zhou Fu‘s second son, 字申之 號味西 (1859-1911). Shuntian 副榜 (7th) 1888 at Shuntian Juren, 1891 He passed provincial level exam 乡试 Jinshi 1892 光緒辛卯科舉人 壬辰科進士 翰林院庶吉士 周学熙传记汇编p13: My oldest brother 中江南 [贡院] 第二十九名举人 became the 29th Juren; second bro 中顺天副榜第七名. … Continue reading

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Politics and politicians

are lot of fun .. More on FB . Is he picking his buddy’s nose? The lady who’s quite fashionable, with matching blue sandals is teaching her son a lesson? He must be a rascal ..

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Seeing Auntie Sun again

It’s Jiujiu who alerted me about Auntie Sun‘s blog on on 二闲堂 few years ago. After My Mom’s passing, I didn’t have much contact with any her closest friends (except Auntie Fu), due to the climate of the time – … Continue reading

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