Monthly Archives: June 2008

Finished at ECNU.

I just turned in my grades for my last semester at ECNU. It feels strange. I even feel a little sentimental. I was telling Curtis that I think I will really miss my old multimedia classroom, where I’ve taught my … Continue reading

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Itchy cyborg, and man-man-lai approach.

I went to Huadong Hospital early this morning to get my heart monitor. Actually, I was pretty excited about it. I wondered if being all wired up would give my a legitimate claim to calling myself a cyborg. I was … Continue reading

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Sworn virgins in Albania.

An article Sherry passed on to me … Sworn to Virginity and Living as Men in Albania Actually, I’ve heard of this before, but I think it was in Georgia (Former Soviet Georgia, not yee haw! Georgia).

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Interesting article on Tibetan/Hui tension.

Tensions rise between Tibetans, Chinese Muslims It’s interesting that the old “____________s are cannibals” story shows up in this conflict too.

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Say it ain’t so, Konica-Minolta.

My digital camera has gotten older and not so sharp anymore, so I’ve been thinking about buying a new one. I’ve been worrying for some time now about what kind to buy. Finally I thought, ‘I’ve liked my Konica-Minolta Dimage … Continue reading

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Reminiscing about an argument.

It’s funny that I talked about a strange conflict I got in several years ago when I was having lunch with J, Hoiyan and Boby today, and then B wrote something on his blog that reminded me of the same … Continue reading

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Counting down.

I’ve got just over one month until I move.  I’m on the way to being ready, although I still feel I have an overwhelming amount of stuff to deal with.  I’m trying to prepare bit by bit — I’d say … Continue reading

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Oh, man!

I just look a look out my back window and saw a little kid taking a crap on the communal patio!

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No use in moral high ground now.

Exams show torture of US-held detainees – report

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Visitors.

In another belated piece of news, I want to mention that Bartender J, Day and Little J came to visit a couple weeks ago. They came accompanying the Rocky Mountain Ballet Theater, who were touring China, so that J could … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding policewoman promoted.

An overview of the story, from Danwei: Danwei’s front page of the day

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Old people porn.

Well, why not, I guess? Japan’s Blooming Sex Niche: Elder Porn (Originally seen on both Japundit and Japan Probe.)

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Maybe I should be realistic and give them away?

Since coming to China, I’ve been building up this cache of baby clothes. It’s not big or anything, I’ve just picked up a few things here and there that I really, really liked and I’d want my baby to wear … Continue reading

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Interviews from the earthquake zone.

Fiferis

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I know how this teacher feels.

Student teacher: Guys! Seriously! Was the Underground Railroad an actual train? 7th graders: No. Student teacher: Then why did you all circle “true” for number 8: “The Underground Railroad ran on coal”? –University Neighborhood Middle School (From www.overheardinnewyork.com)

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The dirtiest guy in the world.

The dirtiest guy ever. Originally uploaded by MFinChina This man was taking a nap near my house the other day. He was renovating one of the upstairs apartments, and decided to take a snooze during a free moment.

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What’s been going on lately: Life at the police station

I haven’t posted many details of my daily life here recently.  I’ve been too preoccupied with the earthquake, moving, and other stuff that I’ve been doing.  So finally I’m going to write about some of the stuff I’ve been doing … Continue reading

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Something funny in the midst of tragedy.

From a set of 5.12 Earthquake-related comics by Coco Wang.  Her strips also tell the story of a dog who saved several policemen’s lives, a teacher who died protecting his students, tragic Chen Jian, and “Coke boy.” A trip to … Continue reading

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One of the villains!

One of the villains! Originally uploaded by MFinChina SPACE AMOEBA is my new favorite movie, and I still haven’t see it yet! I found the trailer on the DVD of another film.

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4360 RMB! Plus problems commenting, and visits.

Well! I attended a fundraiser Saturday to help victims of the Sichuan earthquake, and it turns out they raised 4,360 yuan! I brought several items, and while I can’t say how much they all went for, one tea set I … Continue reading

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