Monthly Archives: June 2011

It had to be asked

I finally texted my co-worker today to ask him if he is annoying on purpose, or if it just happens.

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A choice moment from last night’s pub quiz

Person 1′s name is omitted to protect the guilty. (While devising a list of the most admired women.) Person 1: Helen Keller? Why would anybody admire Helen Keller? Curtis: She was deaf, dumb and blind, and she overcame it. Person … Continue reading

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Well! One of my photos was on Reddit!

It was I’m not sure why anybody decided to link to it, but it ended up under both “funny” and “controversial.”

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Hmmm…

Eight-year-old boy: Mommy… I can’t wait for my day of vengeance to be at hand. Mother: I know he’s unlikable, but there are quieter ways. Eight-year-old boy, wielding stick in hand: I wanna use this. Mother: He’ll shush up if … Continue reading

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Oh yeah –

Some more photo-related excitement! I participated in the BEAN photo scavenger hunt, and I ended up in the winning photo of the day. Here is a link to it: http://shanghaiist.com/2011/05/16/photos_the_best_of_the_bean_shangha.php

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Photo on a blog

A woman has asked to use one of my photos for a story on tangbao on the Web site mycitycuisine.org. I agreed, and I’ll be checking back from time to time to look for it.

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Some Chinese guy made an Iron Man suit

Here’s a link to a story, with video.

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Aftermath of the previous post

I got a very angry post back from the woman, saying I sounded paranoid, and why would I ever think she had nothing better to do than go online and read my posts? I said I apologized if what I … Continue reading

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An e-mail I sent today:

Today I finally sent this e-mail to a woman I don’t even know. As you can tell from the letter, she figured out my handle on a Web site, and is reporting back to a co-worker about everything I say … Continue reading

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Oh yeah — my good deed.

I found a wallet outside of the Number 2 Department Store. I didn’t want to pick it up because there are some weird wallet-related scams, but I pointed it out to a saleslady and a security guard. They went and … Continue reading

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A couple Ningbo characteristics

I’ve noticed people in Ningbo look more Caucasian-y than people in most other parts of China. They also seem to be very chatty at first, and then get embarrassed after talking to you. They are nicer than people in Shanghai … Continue reading

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Ningbo, mofo!

I’m currently in Ningbo, where mostly I’ve gotten really wet. It’s rained like mad since I got here, so much so that today when I was trying to get a cab to go to the old Bund area, I gave … Continue reading

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Worry-y, blabb-y, looking for advice.

This is a repost of something I put on an English teacher forum. I really need advice, so I would appreciate it from anyone who reads this. It’s a real problem for me that Facebook is unreachable right now, because … Continue reading

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