Monthly Archives: January 2008

Shanghai Daily sounds really depressed.

Here is a headline from the online edition: Outlook bleak for weekend Sounds like we shouldn’t even get out of bed. Actually, though, it’s not about our social lives.  It’s about the weather.

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Na Hoon-a has not been castrated!

And he wants everyone to know it!

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Christianity=no more flat tires?

At least that’s what other NASCAR drivers told driver Jon Denning, who is Jewish. More here. Originally found on Yo! Yenta!

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Wow!

I just heard on CCTV-9 that about 2,000,000 are stranded at railway stations around the country!  The gov’t is trying to hand out instant noodles and bottled water to people who are stuck, while meanwhile urging migrant workers to stay … Continue reading

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The personal is Oolitical.

I just started thinking this, and now I can’t get it out of my head.  It’s strange — I’ve never been to Oolitic, which is a little town in Southern Indiana.

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Yeah, Chen Shu Fen!

There was just an interview on TV with a security guard at Guangzhou Railway Station, and I think it was the same woman I just mentioned, the one who helped me find my train once! Go Chen Shu Fen!  Thanks!

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Some views of the Guangzhou Railway Station.

There’s a Chinese idiom to describe this: people mountain, people sea. http://www.flickr.com/photos/katherinelo/2224945375/ (by Katherinelo) http://www.flickr.com/photos/sewage/2226102914/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/sewage/2226179422/ (by Sewage)

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They beat me to it!

The other day I was thinking about starting my own money-making religion. I could call it Scienceology. I could swipe all this Scientology stuff, change a few things here and there, and then offer people Scientology-type courses, but at 20% … Continue reading

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Up to 600,000 people stranded at Guangzhou railway station!

Which is more than the population of many US cities! Over half million expected stranded at China station. The first time I was there I got totally lost, because it’s huge and confusing, plus most people around are speaking Cantonese.  … Continue reading

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My snowy birthday.

I was going to post something about it being my birthday, but of course my parents called and now it’s past twelve! It continues to snow like mad here.  Usually, it doesn’t at all, but we’ve had a ton, even … Continue reading

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Idiocracy!

Proctor: What do you believe is the current state of our country? Pageant contestant: Wisconsin. Wait… Can I change my answer? Beauty pageant Green Bay, Wisconsin (From www.overheardeverywhere.com)

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Heard on the radio yesterday:

Female announcer: You know, I have to admit that until today I thought Heath Ledger and Ben Affleck were the same person.  They just look the same.  Maybe I shouldn’t say this, but all foreigners look the same to me. … Continue reading

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Man who carved 6,000 steps into mountain for wife dies at age seventy.

This love story attracted a lot of attention when it was written about in a women’s journal last year. The man, Mr. Liu, died recently at seventy years of age. Liu Guojiang and Xu Chaoqing’s story

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She won’t get spoiled by grandma.

Old lady: My grandson Brad and his Jewish wife had a baby. Old man: That’s very nice. And they’re all doing well? Old lady: I guess. Old man: What is the baby’s name? Old lady: I don’t know. Some long … Continue reading

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Bummer.

Dude: I don’t know. I just feel like her face is going out of style, you know what I mean? –27th & 7th (From OverheardinNewYork )

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Shanghai air pollution index raised from “Marlboro Lights” to “Silk Cut”

Another article I like (but didn’t write), from Shangzilla.

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My new article is up on Shangzilla

“Tom Cruise English” to go on sale Thursday (Actually, Matt got rid of the Thursday in the headline when he put it up.  I do like the addition of the photo to the side.)

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Teya saw a wild elephant!

She’s travelling in Xishangbanna, where I went a couple of years ago. I didn’t have any such luck, although a cute monkey did stick its finger up my nose.

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Anagrammed Shanghai metro map!

I heard about this from Matt of Shanghzilla. I live between Has Adjoining Jar and Knight Z Harpoons Satan. I am disturbingly close to Rough Anus on a Lad. Anagrammed map (From ExploreShanghai.)

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The worst English book ever.

The worst English book ever. Originally uploaded by MFinChina This guy can’t write decent English, and yet he wrote an English book! I found this at a store next to my university gate. I couldn’t believe it was real!

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