Monthly Archives: October 2006

Words you can’t say on Japanese television.

I got this link off the Asian Studies community on Livejournal.¬† I can’t understand everything, but a lot of the words have to do with describing handicapped people (for example, you’re not supposed to say “idiot” to describe a mentally … Continue reading

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What I’ve read so far.

At the end of last year, I made a vow to read more during 2006.¬† Here’s what I’ve read so far.¬† It’s all pretty middlebrow: 1. The Cider House Rules, by John Irving 2. A crappy book I randomly found … Continue reading

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That’s not kosher!

Nippon Ham Fighters win first Japan Series in 44 years

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My embroidery teacher.

¬† A shot from class. Originally uploaded by MFinChina. She’s a Miao minority person, from Guizhou Province.

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From Reuters: Five punished for China banquet binge death

This guy should have used the vomiting room! http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061024/od_nm/china_banquet_dc

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Dover Thrift editions?

I’ve been wanting a copy of The Tale of Genji for a long time now.¬† I’ve got a $5.00 Barnes and Noble gift card, and they have a Dover Thrift edition for $3.00.¬† Is there any reason why I shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Hand job!

I actually went to the gym at Zhongshan Park today to exercise. I was using this leg muscle machine to cool down after using the stationary bike, and what did I see when looking out a nearby window, but somebody … Continue reading

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Hey! That’s not fair!

It looks like my neighbors, or whoever it was near me, got rid of their wireless connection. This means I can’t steal it anymore! Drat!

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Dog invasion!

Dog invasion! Originally uploaded by MFinChina. Alice the dog rushed into my apartment tonight as I was coming in the door. She jumped on my bed and attacked a toy dog I have, and was frightened when she activated its … Continue reading

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Referenced in the BBC article!

Yogurt pianist; chop the strange fish. Originally uploaded by MFinChina. Imagine my surprise when Rainking sent me the text of the BBC article, and it included a reference to “chop the strange fish”! I can only guess that the writer … Continue reading

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More!

Now the kirchen picture has more than 4,200 hits, and the pushy sign picture has more than 4,400!¬† It’s all because of that BBC article.¬† Could someone who can link to it read it, and let me know what it … Continue reading

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143!

Kirchen Originally uploaded by MFinChina. I posted about this one minute ago, and now it’s up to 143!

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Seventy-five in about five minutes!

Another one, “Kirchen,” has gotten seventy-five hits since I posted it about five minutes ago!

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Almost 400 more in one hour!

I posted the comment about 1,800+ hits at 11:35 p.m. my time, and now at 12:42, about one hour later, it’s up to 2,220!

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THAT’S it!

Apparently the Chinglish Flickr group, where my picture was posted, was mentioned in a BBC article today.¬† You can read it at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/6052800.stm¬† (I can’t, though, because the BBC is blocked here.)

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1,800 hits in one day!

Let me decide for myself! Originally uploaded by MFinChina. I can’t believe that happened between yesterday and today! I wonder why. This makes it one of my most looked-at Flickr photos ever!

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*Sigh.*

More disturbing, disheartening news from the US.¬† On a side note, when did it become okay to begin a sentence with a digit? “2 ordered not to discuss Gitmo claims.”

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I have got a fame! part 2

I mentioned that a couple weeks ago I was interviewed by an intern from China Business News.¬† The article was finally published today.¬† Actually, I thought the interview might never see the light of day.¬† What happened was that I … Continue reading

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I don’t think I can finish it!

I don’t think I’m going to be able to finish my Miao embroidery homework by next week!¬† There’s so much to do that I got really daunted today and could barely get up the gumption to start it.¬† I’m thinking … Continue reading

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Ow! My back! Photo shoot, class, and others.

I’ve suddenly developed a nasty backache, and I’d like to go to the nearest masseuse.¬† I was glad to find out I liked her so much, because I’ve had a hard time finding one I really liked.¬† I did have … Continue reading

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