Monthly Archives: December 2007

Shoutout to Churchill, Manitoba!

Or thereabouts, anyway! Hello to the person there who looked at this blog!  Your dot just showed up on Clustrmaps!  Warmly welcome you, as Chinese people would say!

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My comments on ORDER 027.

I just posted a comment on the IMDB of a weird North Korean film I’d once seen called ORDER 027. Since the comment itself isn’t up yet, here it is for you to see now: Strange, disjointed North Korean film … Continue reading

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Why I gotta be a hater?

I was having brunch at American Steak and Eggs today, and there was this super bitchy lady who came in with her husband and baby. The complained about everything, only smiled like one time in an hour and a half, … Continue reading

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Birthday card for my brother.

Birthday card for my brother. Originally uploaded by MFinChina It’s hard to read it here, so please click on the link under the picture to see it in its original glory.

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Why did everything become bold type?

I don’t know what happened.  It screwed up my last posts, and all the other posts on this page as well.  I’ve been trying to correct it, but nothing worked.

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OCD-esque list of 2007 reading.

One of my new year’s resolutions for last year was to read more, and I’ve achieved my goal, with 29 books so far. Here’s a rundown, and in true anal retentive fashion, I’ve included a code to tell you where … Continue reading

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Huge shift in emotional tone; submitted Michigan application.

Shortly after I published the Overheard in New York quote, I noticed the huge difference in tone between the two posts.  It didn’t seem strange to me at the time.  That’s what I get for watching too many Hong Kong … Continue reading

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Spread the love!

Old black dude to Salvation Army Santa: Hahaha! You ring that bell like a faggot! –33rd & 7th (From Overheard in New York)

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Oh my gosh! Benazir Bhutto is dead!

It just happened a few minutes ago, according to the Associated Press. Pakistan’s Bhutto killed by bombing

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Christmas gift extravaganza!

I got a couple of Christmas packages from my mom recently, and today I opened them. They contained: 1) The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith 2) Tears of the Giraffe, by Alexander McCall Smith 3) The … Continue reading

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The power and the glory …

of Hakka-language Christmas songs, complete with cheap synthesizer music!  You owe it to yourself to listen! Dim dim do (Click where it says “Asian Jingle Bells.”)

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Those crazy kids!

Those crazy kids! Originally uploaded by MFinChina My eight o’clock and ten o’clock classes gave me flowers for the holidays! Thanks, everybody!

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A near miss!

I was walking around the classroom, teaching today, when all of a sudden a flourescent light tube came loose and went crashing to the floor, shattering everywhere.  It missed the nearest student by like five inches, and I think some … Continue reading

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Incredible psychedelia near my house.

Check out this picture looking down into the seating area of Danbo Fun, a fast food place at the mall near my house.  On one hand, I’d like to eat there for the experience, but on the other hand I’m … Continue reading

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Dreams have been looking up.

Since complaining about my dreams they have actually improved a lot. Here are two recent ones: 1) Caught in a drug bust. In this dream, I went to a party with my friend Curtis. I didn’t know who would be … Continue reading

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What’s that strange sensation?

Today I went to the pharmacy and explained my problem, and the ladies there recommended a kind of “intestinal lubrication tea.”  I tried it tonight, and like an hour later, I felt a strange sensation.  I wondered what it was … Continue reading

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A nugget of wisdom from Dove.

“Happiness is your heart’s flower opening.” Every piece of candy in a box my student gave me has a little saying on the inside of the wrapper.

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Why don’t OUR politicians beat the crap out of each other?

Matt M. texted me about a Korean parliament fight, with injuries, the other day, so I decided to see if I could find a video on Youtube. To my surprise, there is a veriable cornucopia of political brawls out there. … Continue reading

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Happy holidays!

Is this a slam-bang card? Originally uploaded by MFinChina Let’s share that holiday feeling! Or, if you’re in Japan, “Let’s holiday!” I made this with fd’s Flickr Toy’s plus a still from a deleted scene from the Korean cartoon AACHI … Continue reading

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Sinister instructions …

On a warning sign, China: Take the child …  From www. engrish.com.

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