Monthly Archives: February 2006

HU … HU … HU!

That’s what TORA! TORA! TORA! is called in Chinese.¬† It’s showing on TV right now.

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The one for China Digital Times.

heavy load man 1 Originally uploaded by MFinChina. I’m not sure if they ever used it, but someone contacted me about putting this photo on the site.

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The photo used in the Powerpoint presentation.

Mass grave bones Originally uploaded by MFinChina. Taken at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Museum.

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Stir-fried tomato and egg.

In another piece of good news, last night I actually made an acceptable plate of stir-fried tomato and egg!¬† This might seem funny to Chinese people, since it is one dish basically all Chinese people can cook, even if they … Continue reading

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Brokeback Mounties.

Several years ago, I was just sitting around my apartment, and the title “Tales of the Gay Mounties” popped into my head.¬† I started thinking that would be a great name for a book, and I suspected it wasn’t taken … Continue reading

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Another good thing.

Oh, I forgot to mention that someone requested permission to use one of my Flickr photos.¬† A professor from Grant MacEwan College, in Alberta, Canada, asked if she could use my photo of a Nanjing Massacre mass grave in a … Continue reading

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Cheng gong le!

I just got my score on the HSK (the national Chinese-language exam), and, much to my surprise, I passed!¬† I got a three, which is the lowest passing score, but does entitle me to a state-issued certificate of Chinese proficiency, … Continue reading

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I can’t stop farting!

I have this horrible ongoing farting problem.¬† I think it started several months ago when I drank some cheap red wine.¬† Since then, I’ve been farting more, and farting more frequently, than I ever have in my life.¬† I’m not … Continue reading

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Another misread headline.

I saw this strange headline: Feds Aim to End Illicit Market in Amy Chow. Who was Amy Chow, I wondered, and why were people trafficing in her? Then I realized it really said: Feds Aim to End Illicit Market in … Continue reading

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What if …

you took a balloon and filled it with chocolate syrup that it was REALLY full, taut, and ready to burst.¬† Then, if someone bit it, would it burst all over their face and neck?¬† If so, it would look GREAT … Continue reading

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First day of class.

Today was the first day of class for the spring semester.¬† I think my classes went pretty well.¬† Actually, the biggest thing I was worried about was not waking up in time, since I’d been going to sleep so late … Continue reading

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“Let’s play with the cannon!”

It turns out there is gay slash fiction about my favorite cartoon, One Piece.  I found a bit of it here: http://www.fanart-central.net/stories.php?sid=7824

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Strange sentence.

A couple nights ago, while falling asleep, this sentence flashed through my mind: A year earlier, she’d called herself The Hard Machine and pulled a blade on Timothy. Strange, but pretty good, huh?¬†

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What kind of hotel is this, anyway?

I responded to a topic with this title on another board, and somebody called by submission the post of the week.¬† It is a completely unofficial commendation, but still, I like any praise I get.¬† Here’s what I wrote.¬† It’s … Continue reading

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Dick Cheney shoots someone!

More freakitude from the US government.¬† I’m so suspicious of these people now that¬†I can barely believe it was an accident.¬† ¬†(Link removed) Here’s the beginning, from AP: CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and wounded … Continue reading

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My first souffle.

I finally ended up eating out with Curtis tonight, at a swanky restaurant named Sasha’s.¬† The food was good — I ended up having “loin of tuna.”¬† It was very good, but having no legs, how can a tuna have … Continue reading

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I’m so disappointed!

Whenever I make plans to do things with people, they always cancel.¬† First it was the Jet Li movie (which I eventually¬† saw), then it was dinner with Curtis, and then it was dinner with Xu Gai.¬† I’ve gotten fed … Continue reading

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Wooo! My student makes good!

I just read that the Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl, and according to Associated Press: The clincher was Antwaan Randle El‘s 43-yard pass to Ward, the first Super Bowl touchdown pass by a receiver and one of the most … Continue reading

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More misread headlines.

Today I thought I saw “Does OSHO Keep Tabs on the NFL?”¬†¬†I wanted to know why the deceased Indian mystic would have any¬†interest in football.¬† But actually, it was¬†Does OSHA Keep Tabs on the NFL?: Recently I was also perplexed … Continue reading

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Caidan Zhuoma

The first CD I popped into the player today was by the Tibetan singer Caidan Zhuoma.¬† Tonight I turned on the TV, and what did I see, but a birthday tribute to her!¬† She sang some of the same songs … Continue reading

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