Monthly Archives: April 2006

My computer conked out.

My computer seems to be having the same problem as it had before Curtis gave it to me — it won’t really come on, and as soon as I press the on button the fan starts running frantically.¬† I’ll take … Continue reading

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Underground Christian groups battle it out (literally) in China.

Here’s a link to a translated article from Pheonix Weekly, plus an older article from the NY Times.¬† I’ve heard of underground “Christian” churches kidnapping and raping people from rival sects before, but one of these trials involves mutilation and … Continue reading

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Get on up!

I just heard James Brown’s “Sex Machine” being used in a mobile phone ad!

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Sent out a query.

Tonight I sent off a query to a USC/University of Shanghai (uh oh, wait, or¬†is that Shanghai University …. eek!) professor asking if I can get involved with the upcoming Hollywood and Chinese Cinema conference in some way, or with … Continue reading

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Go for it, Ultraman!

¬† postmaster ultraman Originally uploaded by MFinChina. April 24th, 2006 Ultraman Mebius serves as postmaster for a day in Nagoya. NAGOYA ‚Äî Popular Japanese character and crime fighter ‚ÄůUltraman Mebius‚Äů turned up at Nagoya Naka Post Office on Friday to … Continue reading

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A creepy come-on for computer geeks.

“Would you like to scrub my attachment?”

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I hope I never see his ugly face again.

Is Tom Cruise the creepiest person in the world (that is, after Michael Jackson)?¬† I hope I never see his ugly face again.¬† I was actually relieved to see a picture of Osama bin Laden instead of him when I … Continue reading

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You too can be a socialist realist hero!

Just select a poster, send a picture, and it’ll be painted by a guy in Shenzhen! Check it out! http://db1.maopost.com/wcat=mao&wlan=en&wreq=maoart (The stuff you find on the Web when you can’t sleep!)

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Oh my!

Nun: Can you spare some change for St. Patrick’s Orphanage? Asian girl #1: Sorry Asian girl #2: Sorry Nun: Damn chinks are all the same! –American Burger, 32nd & 6th Overheard by: Alex Gray (From www.overheardinnewyork.com)

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But apparently, you’ll still be able to get away with black-kiddie porn …

Here’s a weird article from Daily Kos. This guy was nabbed for kiddie-porn b/c of a program that looks for “flesh-colored” pictures. Can we assume that means WHITE flesh? http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2006/4/21/19237/5443 Actually, this is the first time I’ve seen this web … Continue reading

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Dream with two reoccuring themes.

I keep having these dreams where I have a nice apartment, but I keep finding out that there is one door that will not lock. A lot of the time either people are trying to get in, or I get … Continue reading

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HK poll about White House meeting.

Another interesting tidbit from EastSouthWestNorth.¬† The popular HK paper Oriental Daily did a phone poll on their reactions to all the snafus during Hu’s visit.¬† Here are the results: Issue: The White House master of ceremony announced the playing of … Continue reading

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D’oh!

I think I should start a category called “The US government is dumb” for all the stories I have like this.¬† D’oh!¬†number one:¬† During Hu Jin Tao’s visit, the Chinese national anthem was introduced as the anthem of the Republic … Continue reading

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Anal ring toss.

This was mentioned in a spam comment I just deleted.¬† The only think I can guess this would be is someome puts some sort of peg in his or her butt, bends over, and lets other people try to toss … Continue reading

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Sammo Hung at my school’s front gate …

but of course, I didn’t see him! At 8:00 tonight I ran into my coworker Ed in the Muslim restaurant near my house.¬† He asked if I had just come from class, and when I said yes, he said he … Continue reading

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Chinese cyber-scandal!

http://www.zonaeuropa.com/20060417_1.htm

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From CUT SLEEVE BOYS post-screening Q & A

From CUT SLEEVE BOYS post-screening Q & A Originally uploaded by MFinChina. I took this photo at the HKIFF. Ray Leung, the director, is on the left, and Chowee Leow, the main actor, is on the right. I have to … Continue reading

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JONI’S PROMISE (Janji Joni)

I ought to say a few things about the films I saw at the HKIFF. One I chose because the premise sounded so charming was JONI’S PROMISE, from Indonesia.¬† I think it’s the only Indonesian film I’ve ever seen.¬† It’s … Continue reading

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Dowdy shi zenme yang?

Busy Kowloon Originally uploaded by MFinChina. Some things I wrote down on my trip when I was in HK: Back to Hong Kong for the first time in two years! I noticed the city has an even more manic pace … Continue reading

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Ouch!

My landlord came to collect the rent, and also asked for like a year’s worth of utility money.¬† It all came to 9,000 RMB or so.¬† Ouch!¬† I had to hand over a bunch of money I’d squirreled away, hoping … Continue reading

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