Monthly Archives: March 2007

Adieu, Frank Davies!

John P. Ryan, who played the father of the monster in IT’S ALIVE, died of a stroke on March 20, aged seventy.  I found out by reading this post on Mobius Home Video Forum: http://z8.invisionfree.com/MHVF/index.php?showtopic=7466

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Still no worm action.

I took the pills a couple of hours ago, and as of yet, nothing unusual has happened.  If anything does, I hope to photograph the results!

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Wormy adventure.

The other day at brunch, a couple of the white people there were talking about de-wormers.  One woman was saying she always brings some back from the US to give her friends, and another woman who had taken them was … Continue reading

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MIA packages.

Psst … if you get a package from me, let me know.  About three people should be getting something in the mail shortly.  I’d like to know if things get there, though, because I’ve heard that a lot of packages … Continue reading

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New home for Hui Hui!

Hui Hui Originally uploaded by MFinChina. Today when I went to visit the dog man he told me he had given Hui Hui away. He was pretty sad about it. He said he really missed her, and his eyes were … Continue reading

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Another mistake, and wondering.

Well, I did it again.  I went back to one of the job applications I was considering and found that I’ve actually missed the application deadline.  That’s the third time that’s happened this year.  The next time I copy job … Continue reading

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Corrected sentence, more personals weirdness.

I looked on Yahoo today, and the offending sentence has been changed.  Now it’s the correct “Don’t resign yourself to being fat.” In other news, I got a “smile” back from Shanghaiist personals.  This time the person wasn’t married, but … Continue reading

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Great headline!

Leader of Carp Herpes biker gang jailed for attempted murder of teen. Carp Herpes?  Now that’s a great biker gang name? (Headline from my favorite source of sleaze, Daily Mainichi.)

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Annoying questions to ask Pico Iyer:

1.  Are you related to South African anti-apartheid martyr Stephen Pico? 2.  Are you familiar with the disorder pica, in which the afflicted eats strange things like dirt? 3.  Were you named after this disorder? 4.  Was this disorder named … Continue reading

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Is this as badly written as I think?

From Yahoo.com: Fat is not OK Many people cope with failing diets by resigning to be fat. Can you resign to be fat?  You can resign yourself to being fat, but I don’t think you can just resign yourself to … Continue reading

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Shanghaiist Personals: Eeew!

Deciding I’d better get on the stick and try to meet people instead of continuing to be a hermit, I signed up with Shanghaiist Personals.  Today I got my first batch of “recommended matches,” or something like that.  All but … Continue reading

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Bye bye, Da Bai!

Bye bye, Da Bai! Originally uploaded by MFinChina. Da Bai and his sister Xiao Bai were adopted yesterday. I hope they have a happy life at their new home.

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Manpurse mania!

A story about the hated manpurse, from the International Herald Tribune: http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/01/17/news/rbag.php

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Baby boom, and job app. jitters.

Every time I go out this year I see tons of pregnant women.  It’s because of the Year of the Pig.  Everyone wants to have a baby this year so it can get in on the Golden Pig luck.  I … Continue reading

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Ganbei, motherfucker!

A guy named Ben found a great advertisement for New Zealand vodka while out on the town in Beijing.  The text on the poster reads: So we didn’t invent paper or gunpowder whatever bro we still kick the shit out … Continue reading

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Retiring the coat of shame!

I’ve had this ongoing problem with my down coat.  It got dirty, and because it’s 20 RMB each time I dry clean it, I just put it in my washing machine.  That was okay for a few times, but then … Continue reading

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POSTMODERN disappointment.

THE POSTMODERN LIFE OF MY AUNT is not a comedy, as the ads, and the poster, would suggest.  Instead it’s a depressing story of how a woman’s life slides downhill.  Being misled about the content of a movie (like “DIRTY … Continue reading

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Ooooh!

At Maria’s Choice this week they’re showing THE POSTMODERN LIFE OF MY AUNT, directed by Ann Hui, starring Chow Yun-Fat!  I’m going to be there!  I’ll even go early to get tickets (although I’m still afraid they’ll be sold out)!

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Inarticulate mopiness.

I’m mopey, but I can’t express exactly why here.  It’s a mix of not knowing whether I want to move away or stay here, of worrying about sex, wondering whether I’m dumb to be as stagnated in relationships as I … Continue reading

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Thinking of that UB40 song.

Didn’t they have a song called “Rat in the Kitchen”?  The thing escaped again, this time from a glue trap.  I’ve set out a few more, hoping to it’ll get caught next time it comes back. Nothing much to say … Continue reading

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