Monthly Archives: January 2013

Stop payment

I lost a check ($62) from a person I knew, and asked the person to paypal me. The person is going to stop payment on the check and deduct the bank fee of $25. I said I won’t cover the … Continue reading

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Lin Yutang 林語堂

Timing is everything. I borrowed two of his books from a friend, a month ago: Moment in Peking 京华烟云 (1939; The John Day Book Company) The Red Peony (1961; World Publishing Company) For some reason, I couldn’t get into it … Continue reading

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The money game

Pumpkin visited a physical therapy six times in August 2012 to rehabilitate her sprained ankle from lacrosse back in April. This therapy charges $75 per hour/visit without insurance. Because of the type of health insurance we have, I paid out … Continue reading

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Cafe China

Cafe China 13 E. 37th St, New York, NY 10016 (212) 213-2810 We had dinner with Tiger’s daughter Carina and her cousin Rick. Rick said the restaurant has one Michelin star. Impressive? Not really. Neat? Yes but why many bowls … Continue reading

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Chinese students

Alan has been trekking to China to recruit students to attend schools in the USA. He’s familiar with the universities in his area and was first enlisted by his friend, the chancellor of University of Arkansas, then St. Bernard Prep. … Continue reading

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