Monthly Archives: September 2014

紧急变得简单轻松: 在美国看急诊

大颈的英超护理急诊 PremierCare(CityMD)简单,高效,非常愉快。我从来没有去过比这更贴心的医疗办公室。 我昨晚扭伤了左脚踝,一个中医转介我去那里看。美国的医生/医院周末只有急诊,至少3-4 小时的等待。这个诊所位于一处不起眼的办公楼,我几乎天天经过但是还从来没有注意到他们。当我一蹦一跳的跳进他们的诊所,我立刻喜欢上了它:整洁,干净,没有废话。该办事处经理/管理员告诉我呆在那里,她很快就把轮椅推出来。 我很健康,每年通常看两次医生:妇产科和普通年检,只是为了给我健康单盖个橡胶盖章而已。我在美国多年,记得只看过两次急诊。一个是我女儿的咽喉炎和我的眼睛被网球击中。这两个意外都发生在周末。为咽喉炎我们苦苦等了四个多小时;接待我们的是两个实习生,还没有能检测到咽喉炎。我的眼睛遇上的女接待员/助理医师很粗鲁加好笑,她其中的一个问题是我一个星期做爱多少次。性和眼睛被击有嘛关系? 市内(曼哈顿)医生的办公室比较好,其中有些确实是在公园大道上。是的,他们好多牛到不接受医疗保险。总归来说,医生的办公室冷冰冰,效率低下和管理不善, 身处其境病上加病。 在这个办公室工作人员都热情风度翩翩。他们炫耀真诚的微笑。我们等待时间很短,不超过30分钟。治疗室内没有桌子,而是一个电脑支架。护士和医生直接输入我的资料,避免了医疗录制过程中的错误也减少费用。我问护士他们看不看普通病人,她说,他们主要是看急诊但不拒绝普通病人因为很多人看过急诊后,有什么头疼脑热照来不误。在美国,预约医生犹如登月球, 少则几日多则把月。我常常奇怪这个医生真的这么忙? 他们的设备很新,据我所看到的/理解,许多办公室使用的仪器好像比我还老。X光室的天花灯灯是覆盖在粉红色和黄色的樱花画面里,生动漂亮,尤其是当房间变暗后。设计师考虑到病人。 铸石膏:他们用的是新潮的软石膏。从一卷里拉出需要的, 切断;渗下自来水,裹到我的脚踝。医生问我是否觉得转暖,我真的不觉得,(或者只是轻微?)。当我回去那个中医,他对此赞不绝口:这是最好的。 感性:像往常一样我信口开河,笑称我的脚踝扭伤是家庭暴力的结果。治疗室后,我被推进了X光室,惊讶地看着医生在等着我。这是技术人员的工作,医生从来没有出现过,因为没有必要。她让技工离开,然后问我是不是被推下楼梯。我不得不笑,但在同一时间,咬我自己的舌头:我怎么这么蠢人一个呀!(我的丈夫是在治疗室)。在我们离开之前,主管找个契机推我,轻声谨慎的说,他们不得不提出这样的问题,因为是我先挑起提出了这个问题。 我是屡教不改。 如果他们是上市的公司,我一定会买他们的股票因为他们做的是正确的。 我们支付了$25(拐杖)离开了。他们会先和我的保险结账,然后再向我收费。 update: they called today (Oct 2) to check on me. Thank you!

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Emergency for dummies

PremierCare (under CityMD) in Great Neck made emergency simple, efficient, and very much enjoyable. I have never been to a more welcoming medical office than this one. I sprained my left ankle last night, and was being referred to them by a … Continue reading

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Chestnut tree 板栗是怎么生成的

Love chestnut but didn’t know how it grow. . .. and the berries?

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Luo Zilin

Reading Aman Resorts on the Fortune magazine, one of the warring partners-turn-enemy has a Chinese girl friend. Out of curiosity, I googled her. Hell broke out: according to this Mail article published on June 3, 2013, Luo was fired due to ‘unprofessional conduct’, by her … Continue reading

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非诚勿扰 You Are the One

Watching this Chinese dating show, I’m surprised at one of the facts: an overwhelming percentage (for the few shows I saw, it’s 100%!) of women want to be taken care of by the men and control of their future family finance … Continue reading

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Two Indian businessmen

Recently the Fortune magazine profiled two businessmen who shared many similarities: they are all Indian-Americans, from humbled background, have shady business dealings in the past, dress well and with questionable business practice. Anshoo Sethi is indicted over EB-5 visa-for-sale program and … Continue reading

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The first ladies of Asia

Mrs.Akie Abe (a tongue twister?) made an appearance on Fortune discusing “womenomics” and “in 2012, she took a stab at charting her own life by opening a small organic izakaya pub in Tokyo, her appalled mother-in-law demanded that she stay … Continue reading

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NHK World

My husband is constantly asking me, where is China’s NHK World – the international broadcasting service of NHK (Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai – Japan Broadcasting Corporation)? I think he isn’t alone. I don’t watch TV much and never looked for a Chinese channel. … Continue reading

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From Wenxue City to WeChat

Yohooo, happy (and surprised) to find this 文学城 blog has a link to post on to Weixin 微信 – only available on my laptop tho. But how? Help please! .   I’m getting this when I tried to download to my laptop … Continue reading

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iOS 8 update needs 20 hours?

I connected my iPhone to iTunes and it automatically asked me if I’d like to update. YES, I clicked. Then the status on the top is showing .. Downloading I item iPhone Software Update ( 14 hours remaining .. ) … Continue reading

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Anhui: “国保”振风塔大修

Anhui News: 6月 30日,国家级文物保护单位安庆振风塔正在进行大修。 振风塔被誉为“万里长江第一塔”,是七层八角楼阁式的建筑,始建于明代隆庆四年(公 元 1570年),距今已有400多年的历史。据悉,此次振风塔的维修以恢复原貌为重点,凸显历史原貌,彰显明代建筑特色。吴均奇摄     这之前恐怕还是周学熙修的。      

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Add 5% to your parking ticket

Internet and technology have been making our life easier by the day and I’m really embracing it, anyway I possibly can. Paying for parking tickets, I have thought that it’s a no brainer that the government would surely use the … Continue reading

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Why to print?

Friedrich was running a promotion when I purchased one. The salesman was so kind as to write the barcode label for me on the rebate information sheet. Upon registered online, I was informed that I’ve to print it and snail … Continue reading

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A Chinese writer and the publishers

Reading  梁文道:从抄袭来的《货币战争》看我们对无知的恐惧, From plagiarism to the “currency war” to see our ignorance of fear. I couldn’t help but to recount my own, not on ignorance of fear but on plagiarism and the Chinese publishing industry. These ten books on my shelve … Continue reading

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Teachers’ Day

China celebrates it on September 10 and Taiwan observes it on September 28 as it’s Confucius’s birthday. During my children’s school days, we the Chinese parents organized Teachers’ Day by gifting hand-made trinkets to the teachers, to comply with our … Continue reading

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The multiculturalism, bending backward

多元文化,向后弯曲 肤色 什么时候可以变透明? From 1997 to 2013, according to the Rotherham (160 miles north of London) report, at least fourteen hundred children, some as young as eleven, were subject to sexual abuse perpetrated by organized and fairly methodical gangs: “They were … Continue reading

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The security question 

In light of the pretty women’s photo break in out, one would very much appreciate the tougher security measure. However, some sites are just don’t feel right. This is Home Depot and one of the rules is Answers must have at least … Continue reading

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Dell computer is calling

Just now: a man from Dell computer with an Indian accent called. The caller ID is (661) 748 0240 Palmdale Area. He said my laptop is comprised, and asks me to press key R with any other key – the … Continue reading

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