Monthly Archives: October 2007

Better behave yourself …

Steve Buscemi’s in town! He has one of the roles in JOHN RABE, a film about a German diplomat who saved about 20,000 people during the Nanjing Massacre.  I guess he’s been out on the town a bit, but I … Continue reading

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Gotta throw things out.

It’s gotten to the point where I can’t find important things because I have too much trivial stuff (as well as crap).  Tomorrow I need to buy printer ink, and after that I’m going to go through my apartment and … Continue reading

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The most difficult Chinese characters –

I guess this was from an article in the Mingpao Daily, and now it’s been making the rounds of Asia-related blogs. I can be a little proud, I guess, and say that I did actually know one of these — … Continue reading

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Fuck!

I just bought a new cell phone because my old was was quickly dying. I splurged a little and got one with a camera.  Fuck!  I should have gotten a cheaper one!  You know why?  Because this one doesn’t have … Continue reading

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Great bad English.

I got this from an advertisement for Young Pub, not too far from my house.  If the print were bigger, I’d take a picture of it: “It just cost you 39, you can drink wine enough like carzy … hurry … Continue reading

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Ground control to Major El-Hoorie.

“It’s a place of anxious, serious faces — like the ones you see at NASA’s Mission Control right before the launch.  People from different agencies and companies man the phones and computers 24/7 as queries come in from checkpoints across … Continue reading

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Aaaaaaa!

I had my semi-annual waking up screaming episode this morning. As usual, in my dream I was in bed. At that point, someone comes in and they are going to attack me for some reason. Sometimes it’s my dad, who … Continue reading

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I want one of these!

I’m in the market for several things right now, although being cheap I haven’t bought any of them yet.  They are: 1)  A new cell phone, because ever since mine got soaked in Qingdao the two and nine don’t work … Continue reading

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So, it seems to me like …

this would give an unfair advantage to the other states, because they would now be supplying a larger percentage of votes.  Also, wouldn’t this interfere with people’s right to representation?  Or does that not count because this deals with a … Continue reading

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Weird Christian stuff.

Strategic Level Spiritual Warfare in China

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Lately, with all of these worries about grad school, I’ve really regretted the loss of my therapist.  It was really a big relief to have someone to just vent to, to get everything out of my system.  That way, I … Continue reading

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Get it off!

Get it off! Originally uploaded by MFinChina What a difference a small mistake makes! Found on a car in my university.

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Finished with Haiti coup plotter –

Oh, this time, I really do mean Harry Potter.  I just finished the last book.  I’m glad it finished satisfyingly.  The twists and turns at the end of the book were well-engineered, if a little hard to follow.  I did … Continue reading

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Now he REALLY needs that vodka drip!

A few days ago my co-worker V. was walking along the Bund, headed to the Russian embassy.  FIVE DIFFERENT PEOPLE approached him to ask if he was a Special Olympics athlete!

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Words of wisdom from Sherry S.

“Dong bei food is like chicken soup for the soul … of China.”

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I was feeling lucky!

Goofing around on the Internet when I should have been in bed, I Googled my name and hit “I’m feeling lucky!” This cool page came up: Le petit Musee des Marques: Betisier des contrefacons 2

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Another example of bad China reporting — the misleading headline.

Here’s an article from the Associated Press: China closes Christian-linked businesses  I was thinking that’d be a real job because of all the people in Fujian, as well as outside of Shanghai, who practice Christianity.  I rememberd all the religious … Continue reading

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Non-nonsense article about China (by my former professor).

Here’s something from THE NATION by my former professor, Dr. Jeffrey Wasserstrom: Getting real about China Some non-hysterical words to put things in perspective. On a side note, I’m glad to see he’s in California, where it’s probably more rewarding … Continue reading

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Nonsense reporting about China.

There are tons of examples of this. Here are a few recent instances, discussed by Jeremy Goldkorn, of Danwei. Nonsense reporting about China He mentions Slate in here, and sadly, I’ve also noticed several stupid China articles from them. I … Continue reading

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Write your own book next time!

It’s a threefer for Guo Jingming! For a stunning third year in a row “writer” Guo Jingming has been voted most hated male celebrity in the Golden Crow Awards contest. He’s best known for having been taken to court over … Continue reading

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