Monthly Archives: November 2009

Black Friday

It is all about “Black Friday”, the day after Thanksgiving. People shop online, people shop in stores. Except me. Even my friend wrote back to me amid the mounting work, “Happy Shopping.” Er…, am I the only one who does … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving day

An unusually warm November, which I have nothing to complain about. Yesterday, instead of snow, there was rain. I plan to spend this traditional holiday in a non-traditional way. No turkey, no soup. Some left-overs from yesterday’s lunch. And a … Continue reading

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Understanding China — latimes.com

I wonder why people always have a lot of time to read. Sipping a nice cup of coffee from the home state of the President and glancing through news articles have been always my favorite pass-time: In imagination. Do not get me … Continue reading

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Obama sets the pace in China — latimes.com

There are some interesting (but obviously delayed) reports from LA Times. This one, “Obama sets the pace in China”, written by Barbara Demick, Mike Allen and other reporters who accompanied the president on his trip to China, is amusing. Obama sets … Continue reading

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What did Obama see at the National Gala Reception in Beijing?

On November 17th, the Chinese President Hu Jintao host a national gala reception to receive the visiting President of the United States, Barack Obama. Of course, there is almost no mention of the reception in the news here. Fine. Go … Continue reading

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Obama at the Great Wall of China

The truth is, everyone knows that I do not think highly about the mass media in this country. But the news coverage that I have seen so far about our president Obama’s trip to Asia only revealed to me again that they have sunk … Continue reading

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New finds in Hanauma Bay

Today is not a perfect day for snorkeling. Even at Hanauma Bay. I admit I was not in a good mood after how things turned out in the recent couple of days. Plus, the sky is rather cloudy, and rain comes … Continue reading

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