Monthly Archives: April 2005

Vacation

Today I’m starting a little trip to ShaoXing and NingBo. I’m hoping to have a good time getting out of Shanghai. I’m going alone, which always scares me a little, but I couldn’t find anyone else to come, and didn’t … Continue reading

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Strange sense of achievement.

Today I translated “how much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood” into Chinese. I have a strange sense of achievement, because I have a feeling nobody else has ever translated this before, probably because the … Continue reading

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My first independent contribution to ROX!

I finally filmed a little segment for ROX! I’ve been meaning to do it for a long time, but finally it’s finished! I was talking to the students in my Monday class (which includes some Film Aesthetics students) about my … Continue reading

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Better now!

One of my old students came over yesterday and reinstalled my system. All my documents and pictures are intact, so I’m happy. I’ve finally learned my lesson about that and backed everything up on an external drive. The only thing … Continue reading

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Computer down the tubes?

I’m embarrassed to admit I may have administered the coup de grace to my computer last night. I found this thing on it called wifeman, which I thought was a virus, and I decided to search for every file with … Continue reading

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My student owns the Bentley!

Every once in a while, I see a silver Bentley parked outside of my classroom building. I’ve always wondered who could on our campus could possibly own such an expensive car. I couldn’t really think of anybody except the 100 … Continue reading

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Mysterious CD-ROMs

Oh yeah, there were all these anonymously planted CD-ROMs planted in classrooms on Wednesday morning, with notes on them asking people to watch them. I assume they had something to do with the demonstrations (or were something anti-Japanese, anyway). I … Continue reading

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Riot! (?)

I just read a report on Yahoo that there was a huge anti-Japanese riot in Shanghai today, involving 20,000 people, and resulting in considerable property damage. I just e-mailed someone to ask them about it, and they said there was … Continue reading

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There’s something wrong with my computer!

I tried to say something about this yesterday, but lost the post. All of a sudden, I lost most of my fonts, and now a lot of the things that should be arrows or icons have turned into numbers of … Continue reading

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Man with two thumbs

I had a strange conversation today with a man with two thumbs. Actually, the conversation was relatively normal (he was trying to convince me he was one of my students even though I don’t think he’s ever come to my … Continue reading

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Coincidences

Lately Ive been noticing some coincidences I hear something funny, and then hear it again, unexpectedly. Thereve been three but just at this moment I can only remember two. First, I was watching The Hebrew Hammer, which had … Continue reading

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Friday recap

My geography majors invited me to go to a park with them Friday. We all met at the Mao Zedong statue, got in the hired van, and went. It took an hour or so to get there, and there was … Continue reading

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Whew!

I went back to the hospital to get the results of the MRI today, and happily, there’s nothing serious wrong. According to the doctor, the scan revealed a nearly 1 cm diameter cyst under my nipple, which is causing all … Continue reading

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Stanley Kubrick MRI

I had the MRI today. I was guided through the procedure by the initially appealing but soon annoying William. I had to take off my shirt, get up on the machine and lay on some plastic molds, and then be … Continue reading

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No fame for me!

I was supposed to have my first little publication credit, in an article my student wrote about pre-prepared giant panda feeds, but my name was left out of the acknowledgements portion, maybe because they typesetter was too lazy to whip … Continue reading

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Boob in a tube.

I did go to the doctor yesterday. He suggested that I may have a benign tumor in one of my milk ducts, and if this is true, I ought to have surgery to remove it. To find out for sure, … Continue reading

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Oh, this crummy body!

I’m having more bodily troubles. As embarrassing as it is to say, I’m having trouble crapping. Actually, I am going a bit each day, but the amount is really small compared to what’s going into my body. I’ve started taking … Continue reading

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Tickets

Yesterday I got tickets for a Chinese opera, The Legend of Li Yazi. I’d actually also wanted to get one to see Nouvelle Vague, a French jazz band that plays covers of 80′s new wave somgs (Killing Joke covers, etc.), … Continue reading

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