Monthly Archives: July 2007

Oh, I’m SURE it’s reputable …

Dear friend, I am Mr. Jin Chang Bank Manager of a reputable Bank in China. Please contact me for an urgent business Update. Thank You. Jin Chang

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Indianapolis.

I’ve taken a jaunt to Indianapolis, where I’m staying with the Johnson family.  My friend Evelyn (formerly Evelyn Winslow) has just had a new baby, and I’m here to take a gander at her.  Arianna is very cute, not very … Continue reading

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Cindy Sheehan.

Cindy Sheehan. Originally uploaded by MFinChina There was an Impeach Bush rally today in Philadelphia. Cindy Sheehan spoke there. All these Vietnam veteran motorcycle gang members came and tried to drown out her speech with air horns. They kept shouting … Continue reading

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In Philadelphia!

I just got in at about 12:30 morning. I’m staying here at Susan J’s apartment. Her two cats, the enormous Elmo and the tall but shy Guo, are keeping me company. If you’re not too far away and you’d like … Continue reading

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Song Xiao Bo and students from Shanghai School for the Deaf

Song Xiao Bo and students from Shanghai School for the Deaf Originally uploaded by MFinChina Song Xiaobo is profoundly deaf and speaks through sign language. He made big headlines last year when he took part in a televised national talent … Continue reading

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If you don’t like jumping …

Shit for your love Not only is the product funny, Japundit’s article explains why that curled-up piece of poo is so popular.  I see it all the time on Japanese products in China.

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Mushmouthed.

I go through this thing about once a month where I can’t say anything in Chinese.  Of course I don’t mean that literally, it’s just that my grammar goes to pot, I can’t think of how to say things, and … Continue reading

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Headlines like this is why I love Daily Mainichi.

“Ramen bath” offers supposed health benefits without lingering aroma of pork marrow About a week ago they had one that said, “Kobayashi loses title, contents of stomach.” (P.S. Is my grammar correct in the post title? I should know, right, … Continue reading

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Hallyulicious.

I’ve invented a new word — anyhow, it popped into my head a while back, and I think it’s worthy of popularizing. It’s hallyulicious. It’s a combination of hallyu, meaning the Korean wave (the Korean entertainment craze that’s swept Asia, … Continue reading

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Splash out.

I’m happy to say I finally opened my wallet and bought the full series of DA ZHANG JIN (a.k.a JEWEL IN THE PALACE, or DAE JANG-GEUM in Korean). It’s a super-deluxo version, because that’s the only kind that has English … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the folks at Peer-see!

They’ve got a new arrival, Artemis! hppt://www.peer-see.com

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What do you think of this job offer?

Pay: 20,000 RMB per month. Hours at work per week: 40. Teaching hours per work: 18. Office hours: 22. (M-F 9-5, no leaving w/o permission, even to go to other places on campus.) Possible extra work assigned with no extra … Continue reading

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Saved!

840 Cats Saved from Dinner Death

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Made in Germiny.

Made in Germiny. Originally uploaded by MFinChina I found these in a local Hotwind store yesterday. Only 49 RMB!

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Dutty Chinese!

I found this on John Pasden’s Sinosplice.  Just like Liu Xiang, he’s another student at my school who I’ve never even seen. Sexual Vocabulary in Chinese As an added bonus, you can also use this site to learn dirty stuff … Continue reading

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I feel like it’s all a big disaster.

Well, probably it’s not, but I’m losing sleep over it and worrying about it a lot. It all relates to the kitten. I’m not sure if I mentioned it before, but here is how I ended up taking her in: … Continue reading

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It’s a good thing he runs fast!

Self magazine recently surveyed 1,000 Chinese women about which man has the world’s most desirable sperm, and a student at my school placed fourth!  Here are the results, as republished by China Daily, and then by Shanghaiist: 1.  Liu De-hua … Continue reading

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China at work.

Warmly welcome you (as Chinese people would say) to look at my new Flickr photo set, China at work.

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R.I.P. Edward Yang

Taiwanese Director Yang Dies at 59 I’ll have to get on the stick and watch the rest of YI YI, which I started watching like four years ago, really liked, but never finished. The one thing I’ll always remember about … Continue reading

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Poor guy!

Today I was thinking of the guy I met at the Xi’an mosque and how confused he must be about all the stuff going on in the UK.  I met him while I was touring the mosque with Phil and … Continue reading

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