Monthly Archives: March 2006

What I’ve been thinking all along.

An interesting article about bird flu from the Christian Science Monitor: “Selling ‘Pandemic Flu’ Through a Language of Fear.”

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Still feeling wrung out.

It was day two of feeling strange because of the Japanese TV drama.¬† Colors seemed too bright today, and I kept having some strange feeling like I had forgotten something.¬† I’m still feeling really sad.¬† It would just take a … Continue reading

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Dream.

It’s a little¬† after six, and I’m up and feeling headachey. I just had this dream in which I went into this truckstop bathroom, somewhere in China.¬† I knew it would be disgusting, but thought I had better take advantage … Continue reading

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Weepy day.

Unbelieveably, I was so upset by the TV show that I cried all day today.¬† I just couldn’t stop.¬† I cried so much I felt nauseous, and then had a headache.¬† It was like a hangover or something. I think … Continue reading

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Moved.

I watched the concluding episodes of Áô?Ëâ?Â?®Â°î tonight.¬† I was really moved and actually cried.¬† Partly that is due to the mutant man, who is such a good actor.¬† It also took me back to my breast problem last year.¬† … Continue reading

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A cultural note.

I got this e-mail from a student after class today: Dear Teacher: I¬†made a mistake¬†in class this morning. The word “old shoes” which I said in the class doesn’t means bitch. Maybe¬†the word “worn-out shoes” can better express the meaning … Continue reading

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Doh!

I was just getting some food outside of my house, and I asked them to make it without garbage instead of without hot pepper!¬† They sound pretty similar.¬† Garbage is “la ji,” and hot pepper is “la jiao.”

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Fuck you.

My Russian co-worker Vadim has decided to teach his two-year-old daughter how to say fuck you to deal with strangers who come up and want to touch her.¬† Earlier, he told me the story of an old Russian man he … Continue reading

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Angry mutant king.

¬† Angry mutant king Originally uploaded by MFinChina. He’s come back from the dead with the help of genetically modified soup and a freak lightning bolt. He’s not happy to have been killed, or too happy to have been reborn. … Continue reading

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Uh oh!

A woman in Shanghai died of bird flu.

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I’m like a fag hag, but with Jews!

It seems like a disproportionate number of the people I know are Jewish, and I’ve always been interested in things related to Judaism. However, I’m not Jewish myself. There’s a term for heterosexual women who like to hang out with … Continue reading

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Dog man, mutant man, and Korean Mike Tyson.

Sometimes the dog man is pretty unkempt and unattractive. I was mulling over my feelings for him, when I was thinking that maybe the reason I like him is that he kind of resembles the mutant man. I’ve always known … Continue reading

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Won’t this just make things worse?

The US gov’t is going to send someone to China to ask them what they want to do in Latin America.¬† It sounds like the US gov’t is going to come out sounding bossy and intrusive again.

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No idea is too crazy: buy Amoxicillin.

This appeared in one of the spam comments I just got here.

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I love Google translator!

I love putting web pages through Google translator because of the funny stuff that comes out.¬† I just translated a page on the Japanese boy band show Smap vs. Smap, and it says: One after another, also the new character … Continue reading

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A job well done.

My classes went really well today.¬† I was very happy with everything, and relieved.¬† I’d planned to use an activity I’d never done with graduate students before, and I was afraid they’d think it was stupid, or finish it in … Continue reading

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Minority with its own web site!

Much to my surprise,¬†Chinese Yi ethnic minority has its own web site!¬† It’s at: http://www.yizuren.com/ENGLISH/Index.asp You can check it out in English, standard Chinese, or Yi. (While I was in Yunnan this winter vacation I heard people saying that only … Continue reading

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Medicine and Mutant Man.

I finally went to the hospital today, after suffering nausea, stomach pain, and loss of appetite for several days.¬† I was diagnosed with a gastric infection, and given some vitamin B6 oral solution, which is supposed to be good for … Continue reading

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Sepia honkey

sepia honkey Originally uploaded by MFinChina. I do like this sepia-toned one better. Or should I have taken a whole new picture?

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What have I gotten myself into?

Honkey head shot Originally uploaded by MFinChina. I sent this photo to a lady who is looking for foreigners for commercials and TV shows. Actually, it’s not a great photo, because my skin is a little rough-looking, and I look … Continue reading

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