Monthly Archives: February 2007

What’s up with the stock market?

I wonder if the Chinese stock market fall was related to the end of the Spring Festival, with all of its crazy spending.

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Penn and PAN

Today I sent off an e-mail to the webmaster of Penn and Teller’s site with a link to the Impetuous Man box.  We’ll see if I get any sort of reply.  I also just got through watching PAN’S LABYRINTH.  Can … Continue reading

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Extremely complicated explanation for why many Japanese men don’t give oral sex.

This has to be one of the most complicated things I’ve ever read: Surprisingly, Dr. Yamanaka of the Toranomon Hibiya Clinic, says there may be a scientific explanation behind why young Japanese men today have developed a phobia toward dining … Continue reading

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“I am a robot. How can I marry your mother?”

An interesting question posed by a character on the Japanese kids’ show SUPERCHANGE.

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Sick again!

Yesterday while at the net bar, all of a sudden my throat really hurt. Today it wasn’t any better and I’m running a low-grade fever. What a pain in the ass! I just got over the flu!

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Impetuous Man!

Impetuous Man! Originally uploaded by MFinChina. I found this onsale today amongst a lot of sex aids on Fangbing Xi Lu. At first I thought the man on top was the omnipresent Canadian TV celeb Da Shan, and then I … Continue reading

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More rubble art.

I was waiting for the elevated train today at Jinshajiang Road, and looking out, I saw new rubble art!  A while back, I noticed a big Bank of China logo made of smashed concrete.  This time there was also a … Continue reading

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A cute picture…

Peking opera girl in action. Originally uploaded by MFinChina. to cleanse your mental palate after reading the Wash. Post article. I saw this girl on TV. I think they said she was only four.

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Depressing article.

From the Washington Post, on the experiences of injured GI’s. The Hotel Aftermath

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Worried about Alice the dog.

When I got back from my trip to Fujian, I found Alice was really sick.  She’d lost a lot of weight — I’d guess about half her body weight, and she was feverish and shivering.  She wouldn’t eat or drink.  … Continue reading

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“这是我的土楼!

After spending about four days in Xiamen, Teya and I decided to go out to the countryside to look at the Hakka minority’s earth buildings, or tulous. We arranged a driver to take us to one about four hours out … Continue reading

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Don’t Droppings!

Don’t Droppings! Originally uploaded by jasonkrw. Oooh! I LOVE this sign! Taken in Japan, by jasonkrw.

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A few tidbits about the Year of the Pig.

Yes, it is pig here, but it is boar in Japan. I’m not sure why. For many of you, the good news is that the Year of the Pig is a great year to have a baby!  In fact, in terms … Continue reading

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Find your fortune for the New Year.

Here’s a link to South China Morning Post’s special New Year insert. You can click on links that let you see your fortune for the coming year, based on your Chinese horoscope sign. Chinese New Year

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My photos on other blogs!

I was looking at a Shanghaiist article today about subtitle translation teams, and as the computer is slow, I scrolled down to the bottom before the picture came up.  What did I see, but “Photo from MFinChina’s Flickr page.”  At … Continue reading

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I lack list.

I’m still sort of listless.  It dawned on me the other day that listless is one of those words like ruthless and a few others.  Today, anyhow, you can be ruthless, but you can’t have ruth.  You can be listless … Continue reading

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One-year picture.

When I was on my trip a met a few cool little kids.  One night after dinner, Teya and I were walking around next to Xiamen University.  I was looking at some CDs, and when I turned around, I saw … Continue reading

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Brain door.

I just found out the Chinese word for fontanel, a.k.a. “the soft spot on the baby’s head,” is 脑门, “brain door.”  I learned that while watching RAISING ARIZONA, which is showing right now on CCTV-6.

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Oh no! IDIOCRACY’s premise is coming true!

Sometimes He Even Gets a Bear Claw 15-year-old boy #1: So, like, I know they used whales for, like, their blubber and shit, but I thought there was something else they killed ‘em for. 15-year-old boy #2: Dumbass. They kill … Continue reading

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Want a dildo? Go to Xiamen!

There were a few reasons I went to Xiamen last week.  First, I needed a vacation.  Second, it’s warmer than Shanghai.  Third, I haven’t been there yet.  Fourth, Teya’s husband’s sister said it was her favorite place in China, so … Continue reading

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