Monthly Archives: November 2010

Damn it!

Today the head of the department came to watch my class. Coincidentally, today 50% of the students came late. Plus, although these students are usually the most active class, most of them didn’t do their homework. Not so good because … Continue reading

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Spiffing up

I’ve realized that I really don’t like to spend time in my apartment, and I think it is because I think it’s ugly. I’ve actually decided to spiff it up, and paint my apartment for the first time in my … Continue reading

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And for something a little cheerier …

here are directions for making your very own Doctor Who scarf!

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Smell

I went by the site of the apartment fire in Jing An District last night. Almost one week later, there is still a strange smell, like charcoal, in the air. I’ve wanted to go to see the building, but since … Continue reading

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What’s your problem, Papa John’s?

Tonight I was thwarted again in my efforts to order a pizza from Papa John’s. Last time I lived here, I would call their number, and sometimes I’d be told that my house was too far away so they couldn’t … Continue reading

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Hey! There’s someone with the last name as me who writes for the Washington Post!

Actually, I’m surprised that I’m not painfully jealous. Here are the results of a Google author search for her name.

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A few gems from Overheard in New York

Man preaching on subway: And even Michael Jackson has to answer to Jesus Christ himself. Rush hour passenger: He’d never recognize him. –F Train Dude: Anne Frank looks really hot. Random woman : What’s the matter with you? Don’t you … Continue reading

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One puppy.

Unfortunately, the black and brown puppy died during the day today. It was really small, and Alice did not seem to accept it. It was also having trouble latching on to nurse. Dog Man and I tried to feed it … Continue reading

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Coked-Up Bankers of Hong Kong!

And that’s the real name of the article! (From Danwei.org)

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News flash!

Alice has had two puppies! One is brown, and one is black with a little brown! There are probably more to come!

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Crazy crap

I was wondering the other day if Chinese people have gotten crazier, and sure enough yesterday I heard that a Japanese-Canadian man was stabbed to death at Grand Gateway Mall, while the security guards nearby did nothing. Although that makes … Continue reading

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Online!

I’m finally online at home now! I’m hoping this will make my class planning a lot easier, and I’ll be able to use my VPN.

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Counted!

Some people from the Shanghai Population Census came by to get my information yesterday. Annoyingly, the woman in the pair called me “Alice,” which is of course not my name, but the name of my friend’s dog.

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