Monthly Archives: August 2008

My favorite hotel in New York City

I cannot remember the exact number of hotels that I have stayed in the big apple. From top tier/top bucks to low price/bargain chains. From brand name to boutique hotels. You name it. ūüôā I used to like Hotel Avalon … Continue reading

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The mascots of the Beijing Olympics (B): Jingjing the panda

The official website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games says the following about Jingjing the panda: “Jingjing makes children smile — and that’s why he brings the blessing of happiness wherever he goes. You can see his joy in the … Continue reading

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The mascots of the Beijing Olympics (A): Beibei the fish

I love the five mascots of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Chinese name of each¬†mascot (FuWa) has a rhyming two-syllable name — a traditional way of expressing affection for children in China. Beibei is the Fish, Jingjing is the Panda, … Continue reading

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Google doodles for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

Even¬†Google cannot escape the hype of this year’s Beijing Olympics.¬†17 Google doodles, created by a young artist Dennis Hwang,¬†are displayed during the 17-day period of the Games.¬†A larger size of¬†each logo is available at Google’s¬†China¬†site: http:/www.google.cn. Since these doodles are … Continue reading

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Region-free hack for Philips DVP 5982/37

The newly acquired Philips upconverting DVD player is awesome… until I inserted a DVD movie I bought from Australia. I cannot believe my eyes when the screen¬†tells me the disc is¬†of “Wrong Region”. Boy, I bought this DVD player because … Continue reading

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“Olympicize” this movie poster

To me, the Olympics Games is not only about excitements and medals. It should also be a time for fun. Hey, how often do you have a chance to get together with people all over the world and have fun, … Continue reading

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Coca-Cola’s Beijing Olympic Games TV commercials (updated)

For this year’s Beijing Summer Olympics, one of the most pleasant (non-sport) surprises is Coca-Cola’s¬†TV commercials.¬†The majority of these are from the creative team of Coca-Cola China. My favorite is the commercial titled “Bird’s Nest” (note that the following YouTube … Continue reading

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