Monthly Archives: April 2007

Little tiny scorpions.

Little tiny scorpions. Originally uploaded by MFinChina. How about these?

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Wasp larvae.

Wasp larvae? Originally uploaded by MFinChina. Mmmmmmm…

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So many disgusting foods, all in one place!

So many disgusting foods, all in one place! Originally uploaded by MFinChina. I went over to the Longhua Temple Fair yesterday, hoping to see and photograph some performances. There weren’t any while I was there, but what there WERE were … Continue reading

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Damn it!

The head of the summer ESL program at Roger Williams U. was supposed to call me either yesterday or today for an interview at 10:00 a.m. his time.  I calculated that would be either 10:00 or 11:00 p.m. my time, … Continue reading

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Guess the movies!

I just stole this from a writer on Livejournal called Nakedfotolady.  (I’d put a link to her blog but it wouldn’t be easy because I accessed it through a proxy.)  Basically, you go to the IMDB and look up ten movies you really like, then … Continue reading

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Scram, see? A new course idea.

While looking at this post on the Mobius Home Video Forum, I thought up a new class idea: Film noir English!  You could learn to talk like a character from DOUBLE INDEMNITY, LAURA, or something like that.  I can just hear … Continue reading

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They’re handicapable!

Today’s Daily Mainichi was just death, death, death.  Assassinations, suicide, dead babies, even dead animals.  That plus the carnage in Virginia makes me wonder why all this stuff is going on at once.  Dr. Ji says that people usually go … Continue reading

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This would have scared the crap out of me as a child!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g-yrjh58ms

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Making an igloo out of styrofoam.

I had this dream the other night in which a friend and I (Laura Kersting, in fact) were living outside in these chickenwire cages.  They were only about two feet high and as long as our bodies.  It struck me … Continue reading

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Did you miss out on Nail House mania?

For those of you outside of China, for like the last month, everybody has been talking about the Chongqing “nail house.”  There were pictures of it and updates almost every day.  Well, recently the owner and developers came to an … Continue reading

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Li Yu Chun on Yahoo.com!

For some reason, the no weird hair, no mean judges, no crying rules for China’s new reality TV talent shows was judged important enough to merit being featured on Yahoo.com’s home page.  The only good thing about it is that … Continue reading

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Criticizing the Christians.

Today while walking past the school’s Thursday English corner (which I never take part in), I saw something that looked suspicious.  I walked over, and sure enough, there were these two white guys proselytizing to some Chinese girls.  I asked … Continue reading

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Another disappointing conference dream.

I just woke up.  I was having another one of those dreams I mentioned before.  This time I went with Editor B and a couple other people to this conference I didn’t know anything about.  Once I got there, not … Continue reading

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Saved by poop!

From the Sydney Morning Herald, through Shanghaiist: Excrement pile saves Chinese woman after balcony fall April 4, 2007 A Chinese woman survived a fall from a sixth-floor balcony after she landed on a large pile of excrement dug up by … Continue reading

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He’s back!

He’s back! Originally uploaded by MFinChina. Today walking home I heard the sound of a harmonica, and to my delight, I found my favorite crazy beggar is back! He goes practically naked when it’s cold, and wears an overcoat in … Continue reading

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Ramen noodles + batteries = better mousetrap.

Last night I had this dream in which I saw a new kind of mousetrap — or really, because of the size, it would be a trap for rats and small animals.  It consisted of a nest made out of … Continue reading

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Is this review an April Fool’s joke?

If not, I want to learn more about this painter! http://www.villagevoice.com/art/0714,saltz,76224,13.html Actually, I thought the guy had a crank in his butt.  Maybe the writer is just “turning our cranks”? 

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Still nothin’.

Except a few sesame seeds. 

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