Monthly Archives: January 2007

For anybody in Shanghai this Friday:

MARIA’S CHOICE The Shanghai International Film Club Chinese films with English subtitles ___________________________________ GETTING HOME (Luo Ye Gui Geng) Directed by Zhang Yang ___________________________________ Friday, 2 February 2007, 9:00 pm Kodak Super Cinema World (details below) 60 RMB No RSVP … Continue reading

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Report on the party and the guests.

My three guests, with cake. Originally uploaded by MFinChina. Yesterday Teya, Xie Wei and Curtis came over for cake and ice cream. Actually, Curtis and Teya had dinner with me, which I cooked (spaghetti with sauce from a can!) by … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to me!

It’s my birthday, everybody!  Woo hoo!

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Well!

Well! I don’t know what to say! I had a big surprise last week. I’d been going to this therapist to deal with my problems related to my feelings about myself in general, feelings of being confused and afloat, problems … Continue reading

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A good point from Kuaimao

Kuaimao, who I met a couple years ago at the ACSS conference, made a good point about about my previous post “Cheaper condoms shouldn’t be puzzling.” I understand that people overseas want to adopt Chinese babies, but it sounds like … Continue reading

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Freakazoidal!

I don’t even know what to say about these allegations. It seems like the US government is filled with crazy people these days. U.S. retracts Canada spy coins claim

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Bunt.

Bunt. Originally uploaded by MFinChina. Where did this translation come from? (Actually, my Langensheidt dictionary says the character can mean push or jolt. Jolt wouldn’t have been as funny, though.)

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Cheaper condoms shouldn’t be puzzling.

Here’s a rather annoying article: US families puzzled by tighter China adoptions It talks about certain people being “ruled out” for Chinese adoptions, which is not really true. It’s more like certain people will be bumped to the back of … Continue reading

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My good deed for the day.

Today I took another foreign teacher, who will remain nameless, to the hospital.  The experience lasted from about 9:10 to 1:30, which is typical in China and explains why someone who speaks Chinese ought to come along. At first, I … Continue reading

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Enigmatic gay shoe spam

I found this in my spamcatcher today: malady front… Outsoles are made of enduring compounds and are a in Queer Street needle of left over shoe existence….

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Strangely written headlines

I was just looking at MSNBC, and there were some oddly, if not to say badly, written headlines. First: Parents revel in sons’ safe return. To me, to revel has some connotations of wild debauchery. In fact, my American Heritage … Continue reading

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It’s all revolving around children.

It seems like all the good news and all the bad news I hear lately revolves around children. First, I have two friends who are waiting for US gov’t approval so they can begin waiting for Chinese government approval to … Continue reading

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Alice with the puppies.

Tired Alice with feeding puppies. Originally uploaded by MFinChina. She’s pretty worn out. Here she is, trying to have a snooze while the puppies nurse.

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Axman shallot sauce seed cake

I saw this on a menu last night and just had to order it. It turned out to be snail-shaped fried buns that tasted like dill.

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Five!

In a news flash, last night at 11:00 p.m., Alice the dog gave birth to five puppies! I saw them today. There are two tan ones, two brownish ones, and one nearly black one. She actually let me pick up … Continue reading

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Do not forsake me, oh my dog man.

For some reason the dog man has been really cold and distant lately. I feel like this started from the time I brought him some cookies friends and I had baked. Would he think that was inappropriate, like it means … Continue reading

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Masturbating Hidamari.

Masturbating Hidamari. Originally uploaded by MFinChina. I got this little guy as a gift at Curtis’s office Christmas party. He looks like he’s having too much fun with that flower.

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Sad about someone else’s disaster.

A friend of B and XY’s was murdered the other day. She’s not someone I knew, but I did see her on ROX episode 93, FAT. Her name is Helen Hill, and she cooked some vegan food on the episode … Continue reading

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Hot damn! THE HOST

Everybody go see THE HOST (Chinese name, just ę, monster) ASAP! Definitely one of the best movies of 2006!

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“I obviously can prove that I am human. I have an identity card.”

An interesting tidbitfrom a story abouta dust-up during the taping of a Phoenix TV program. I have to say I think only a Chinese person would ever say the quote in the title. Here’s the article, as usual from the … Continue reading

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