Monthly Archives: June 2007

Thank goodness for the ayi!

Thank goodness for the ayi! Originally uploaded by MFinChina A salute to Dai Ayi, the woman who cleans my dishes. I guess it’s sort of sad that I have a cleaning lady just to do that, but I HATE to … Continue reading

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Three conflicting headlines.

Today in Google news I saw this headline: Studies Find No Link Between SSRIs and Congenital Heart Disease immediately followed by two others: Studies Link Antidepressant Use to Birth Defects and Antidepressants Rated Low Risk in Pregnancy. Confusing, eh?  The … Continue reading

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Good for Richard Lugar!

I always thought he was okay, despite being a Republican.  Maybe he is one because that’s just what you had to be to get elected in Indiana at the time. G.O.P. Senator Splits with Bush Over Iraq Policy

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Most memorable film moments

As decided by more than 15,000 readers of The Guardian: http://film.guardian.co.uk/100filmmoments/ For me, when you’re just talking about moments, LITERALLY, like one-second bits of film, I can think of two favorites right off the top of my head. 1)  When … Continue reading

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Pssst … want a shofar?

The Shofar Man

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Chinglish fire sale!

I have all of these Chinglish shirts I want to get rid of! It’s your last chance to snap them up now, before I give them to charity to get rid of them! I’ll post some pictures of them here, … Continue reading

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I got thanked!

My student Louis, true to his word, included a thank-you to me in the article I proofed for him.  If you’re interested in stem cells and what they can do to reverse hearing loss, you can take a look: Multipotent … Continue reading

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My plans for the summer.

Just to keep everyone apprised of what I’m planning to do this summer, let me tell you some of my plans.  I won’t write the exact dates that everything’s going to happen, but if you want to know more, just … Continue reading

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Evil non-Christian guy.

Evil non-Christian guy. Originally uploaded by MFinChina

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Bibleman! in his Helmet of Salvation!

Bibleman! in his Helmet of Salvation! Originally uploaded by MFinChina

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It’s a conspiracy!

Something strange happened here tonight.  For a while now Shanghai’s satellite TV reception has been intermittent.  Since technically it’s illegal to have one, we all figured it’s the government censoring it. Tonight I asked my friend to see if hers … Continue reading

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Who is this elegant lady?

Who is this elegant lady? Originally uploaded by MFinChina Why, it’s Amanda, my friend from college, visiting China with her husband Phil. Taken in Xian.

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Who is this character?

Who is this character? Originally uploaded by MFinChina Actually, it’s Phil, my fake relative and (real) friend from college who is visiting China with his wife Amanda.

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It’s not true!

Not here, anyway. According to the Reuters story by Doug Young, “Donuts take a bite from Asian fast food market” (for some reason I’m having trouble linking to it, so just search it if you’re interested):  TAIPEI (Reuters) – Some of … Continue reading

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It’s getting away!

It’s getting away! Originally uploaded by MFinChina One of the best things about eating at the Chairman Mao-themed restaurant near my house is that I get to watch the children from the Muslim restaurant next door. They’re always running around … Continue reading

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CGI error.

CGI error. Originally uploaded by MFinChina Here’s a picture of the actual error message I got when I tried to access the proxy server Unblock Bess. Everything is tightly firewalled for the next week or so because it’s the ann … Continue reading

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高考 madness!

The 高考, a.k.a. national college entrance exams, is about to begin.  It’s the most important exam in many Chinese people’s lives.  As far as I know, the college you get into is based totally on your gao kao score.  This … Continue reading

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Drat!

I rarely throw things out, but it seems whenever I do I invariably get rid of something I really need.  This time I think I threw out a want ad paper that had three part-time jobs in it I was … Continue reading

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Oooh … scary … and fun.

Retrocrush’s list of the 100 scariest movie scenes: http://www.retrocrush.com/scary/index.html

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