Monthly Archives: February 2011

Music video

I got a new album by Dao Lang while I was in Beijing, and was pleased to see that it included a karaoke disc as a bonus. On it is a video called “Salaam Chairman Mao,” which is one of … Continue reading

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Oh man!

How to make homemade Easter Creme Eggs!

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Job application shame spiral!

I hate, hate writing job application letters. I get all embarrassed and self-doubting. I want to moan so somebody, but I think that maybe I don’t really want to feel better — I just want to moan. Edit: In the … Continue reading

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Well, Best Buys …

if your customer service were better, maybe you wouldn’t have to close all of your stores in China.

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Another birthday dinner

I had dinner with my former classmate Chen Chen when I was in Beijing. Coincidentally, it was the day before her birthday, which is funny because the year before I got to celebrate her birthday with her too. Virginia H. … Continue reading

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A goofy interaction.

This evening when I came out of the subway at the corner of Dong Chang An Jie and Wang Fu Jing Road, I looked up and saw that maybe fifty huge crows were sitting in a tree across the street. … Continue reading

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Strike that!

The food street is still there – I just went out the wrong gate so I didn’t see it!

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A few tidbits from my trip to Beijing

After getting out of the Beijing University East Gate subway station, I saw the Weekend Bridge. That’s my unofficial name for it, because back in 2000 when I was here, I passed the spot on a Thursday, and there was … Continue reading

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(Chinese) New Year update

It’s Spring Festival holiday and I haven’t written here in a long time. I don’t know how many people read this, although I suspect that some of my closer friends who often come here noticed that I haven’t updated for … Continue reading

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