Monthly Archives: September 2009

PRC celebrates its 60th anniversary

No wonder it is so hard for me to concentrate today. The major Chinese news websites and online BBS that I often visit are flooded with reports of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. … Continue reading

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Mortgage, please

Two of my friends recently applied for mortgage to finance their home purchase. According to their stories, the pain and frustration they have to go through are astonishing. One just closed today, who started to work with the Wells Fargo mortgage since May. It … Continue reading

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The first day of autumn

Today is the first day of the Autumn. Normally I get depressed on this day. The beginning of the fall means the end of the summer. And I still cannot believe that the summer is over: Why do I always have … Continue reading

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Benming Year

One of the most important parts of the Chinese belief of the 12 zodiac animals is the concept of “Benming Year”. As there are twelve animals used to number years, the year represented by the same animal as that in … Continue reading

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09.09.13

Let’s do the numbers, again. ^_^ Probably I am not the only one whose eyes are bigger than stomach. I guess this is especially true when it comes to cake. The green tea cake we had back in August is 8″, and … Continue reading

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09.09.09

“Let’s do the numbers!” One of the kicks from the last year’s Beijing Summer Olympics is the Chinese numerology, which all of sudden became so fashionable. Of course, the NBC anchors’ endless repeating during the broadcasting of the opening ceremony definitely helped … Continue reading

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