Monthly Archives: November 2011

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Grandma

This picture of my grandma was taken at her home in Zhang’s Garden (Wanzhuyuan) in Jinan 济南, date unknown. It is in mint condition. The Eastman Studio 伊士曼摄影公司 paper folder that holds the pic is very worn. The studio’s headquarter … Continue reading

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Films

Before we took in Martin Scrosese’s 3D Hugo at Union Square Cinema, we visited the New York Film Academy, NYFA. It’s purely coincident. Ben Kingsley as Georges Méliès, the famous French film maker. The Hugo movie had huge amount of … Continue reading

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Ancestry.com

It offers 14-day free trial. As soon as I created myself, without date of birth and place of birth, I got a hint, the green leaf, indicating that there’s matching info about me available. Clicked on it, the next page … Continue reading

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Investing in China

There are many options now, aside from stocks. Mutual funds, hedge funds, PE, ETF (exchange-traded fund), ADR (American Depositary Receipt), etc. For stocks, there are A share, B share, H share .. A 股 shares are based on Renmembi, can … Continue reading

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China’s First Approved Hedge Fund Manager Sees Opportunities

Liu Zhen 刘震 of E fund 易方达基金管理公司 was a graduate from Renda Fu 人大附中 in 1984. A friend who knows him, who also from Renda commented that this article, Liu’s speaking from the marketing point of view. There are many … Continue reading

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My first genealogy meeting

I attended my very first genealogy meet up gathering yesterday at Hurley’s Saloon 232 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036. I was 15 minutes late due to traffic. The 14 attendees, most are of Irish/British pedigree except two: one … Continue reading

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What did Newt Gingrich’s mother whisper

Into Connie Chung’s ere? Rich or bitch which? Mean Girl or what? Ha ha ha .. more on FB and gallery. .

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Selecting the Right Chinese Students

By Jiang Xueqin: deputy principal of Peking University High School [Beida Fu 北大附中], and director of its international division. This is the commentary to The China Conundrum ________________________ You may have seen him on campus. He’s a Chinese student who … Continue reading

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At a cafeteria on Wall Street

At a cafeteria of a major bank on Wall Street, the major secondary languages being spoken by the employees are Mandarin, Indian accented English and Russian. The people behind the food counters are generally Hispanics. I’m musing: the Americans aren’t … Continue reading

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The Ten Thousand Bamboo Garden where Dad once lived

I’ve never lived with my Dad, except three months in Kunming, when I was 16. Hardly know him is an overstatement. The 1960s Beijing resembled nothing of today. My home, a siheyuan, quadrangle courtyard house in Xidan, the heart of … Continue reading

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