Monthly Archives: May 2008

The legendary “Dog Man.”

The legendary "Dog Man." Originally uploaded by MFinChina This is only the second picture I’ve posted of my friend Mr. Zhao because I can’t really capture his coolness. In this picture, he was explaining fan piaos to Joe and DaLynn. … Continue reading

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THAT’S not an evil monkey in your closet!

A Japanese man found a strange woman living in his closet!

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What people think when they see Sarah Jessica Parker.

The same thing I think!  I had to laugh really hard when I saw this.  It’s from Celeb Tags.  The site shows you a picture of a celebrity and you type in the first thing that comes into your mind.  … Continue reading

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Earthquake in Iceland.

What is up with all this seismic activity lately?  I remember a like two months ago, there was a small earthquake in Indiana, of all places, then the huge one in China, and now one in Iceland.  This one was … Continue reading

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Crap!

Today a strong aftershock in Shaanxi damaged several thousand homes.

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Their village is now at the bottom of a lake.

Wow!  I read about the people of Shuangdian today.  What a shock!  First an earthquake, and then the whole town disappears!

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A nervous thing.

Today I got an e-mail from my mom saying she’d gotten a call from the fraud department of my credit card company, saying someone had tried to buy something on my card.  Well, that person was not me.  I should … Continue reading

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Nap.

Snooze. Originally uploaded by MFinChina This woman sells rice near my house. I don’t know how old she is, but she slings these huge bags that must weigh about 50 lbs. over her shoulder and carries them around.

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Creepy orange moon.

Did anyone in China see the scary orange moon last night?  I had never seen anything like it.  I presume it was that color because of all the dust thrown up by landslides in Sichuan.

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Weird co-incidinces: Unlucky eights and the fuwas.

Yesterday Peggy was telling me about some strange things people have noticed about the recent problems in China. Eights: Some people are getting paranoid and wondering if the Olympics should be cancelled because so many recent tragic events are connected … Continue reading

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It was this man who was being rescued.

I was listening to the radio in a taxi today at about 3:30 and heard a report about someone who had been found alive in the rubble in Sichuan.  At the point that I heard the news the main problem … Continue reading

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Lactating policewoman.

That sounds like the title of a porn, and will probably get me more dirty spam, but it is actuaully something interesting I saw in the paper today. In the disaster-hit regions of Sichuan, there are a lot of babies … Continue reading

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I like Wen Jia Bao.

I’ve had a soft spot for him ever since he choked up when attending a performance by children with AIDS in Henan. Here’s an article about him.  It’s from a Chinese site, but I think it accurately reflects the way … Continue reading

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The neighbors are fighting again.

I swear, what that lady gets mad, she sounds like an angry chicken. I don’t think I could bear it. I can’t get a good Internet connection either, whether by wireless or ADSL.

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The pizza guy is from Szechuan.

Tonight I ordered something from Hello Pizza, and when the deliveryman got here, all of a sudden he started telling me about how he is from Szechuan, near where the earthquake hit, and how he has not been able to … Continue reading

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A few more photos, from the Web.

Thousands (millions?) of spooked toads left rivers entered the streets in Taizhou, Jiangsu. I can’t post the photo, but here’s a link: toads Here’s one of a collapsed building in Wenchuan, which was the city most affected.

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Somebody from the BBC wants to talk to me about the quake!

Yikes! (They had found my photo on Flickr.) EDIT: I just talked to a woman named Olivia who asked me about the quake and my photograph. They may put several photos of the quake aftermath on BBC Interactive, and she … Continue reading

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Some more pictures.

Robbiegrob has some good pictures of people being evacuated in Xi’an. Here’s a picture of a cracked apartment building in Lanzhou. Look at the far right of the building.

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Evacuation.

Earthquake evacuation. Originally uploaded by MFinChina We felt the Szechuan earthquake here this afternoon at about 2:45. Actually, I was at the dentist and didn’t feel anything, so when I came out, I was puzzled about why so many people … Continue reading

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Bye bye, Hui Hui II!

I went to Dog Man’s yesterday only to find out he had given Hui Hui away.  His reasoning was that when Hui Hui got old enough to be interested in female dogs, it would cause a lot of trouble.  Right … Continue reading

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