Monthly Archives: August 2016

Service, service and service

Hunter Vision Center, Inc 华埠眼镜公司 4157 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355 @ Sanford copticalgroup.com (718) 939-6888 I go in on a weekday afternoon, at around 4pm. The store isn’t crowded. Two female staff are busy with clients. They don’t see … Continue reading

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The invading forces

I spot a dancing group at the pool after the match. It’s pretty secluded area. Many neighbors and neighborhoods in China complained about them for the noisy and turf. (Dalian and Beijing). Now they bring that to US as well. … Continue reading

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SVA

Can’t believe nowadays catalog is still in use, when nearly everyone (at least students!) has access to Internet. This is a nicely produced book.

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The child labor

This 2014 Time article is about 73% parents are supporting their adult children. With the help of a chart, it shows adult children live at home much longer nowadays … and goes on to write: … Little more than a century … Continue reading

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‘Gangster grannies’ and China’s shadow banking world “中国大妈”和影子银行世界

BBC, 18 August 2016 Karishma Vaswani, Asia business correspondent Think of the words shadow banking, and you’ll probably conjure up an image of a slick-suited, smooth-talking mafia-esque character who will most likely be found in seedy bars or night clubs. … Continue reading

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Buddhist monks in New York

They’re fake, of course. They’re everywhere in New York’s touristy spots (yes, I do think New Yorkers are smarter … not easily fooled …). They even fight within, for a better spot to work/cheat. High Line Park is one of … Continue reading

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