Monthly Archives: September 2010

中秋快乐!

Today’s China’s Mid-Autumn Festival. It is time for moon cake, for hiking, and for enjoying the beautiful moon.  Happy Mid-Autumn Day!

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More close-up shots of birthday flowers

The flowers definitely smell really good, even today when I opened my office door. The secretary was shouting:”These flowers were beautiful!”, and I shouted back:”Thank you!” Yesterday I arrived in the early afternoon, so the flowers were laying on the … Continue reading

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Birthday flowers

A birthday surprise! After travelling back to the office, a beautiful bouquet is waiting for me! They smell so good too. Happy birthday, minifish! Thank you, Stinky Monkey!

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Haier portable electronic washer is up and running

Yesterday we installed the portable electronic washer made by Haier. Based on the information from Chinese online chatrooms, I chose the 8.8 lb capacity (1.6 cubic feet) model, as the  1 cubic feet model–although cheaper–seems to be less reliable. Haier is a … Continue reading

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The first day

The first day of September. Also the first day of a new symbol, new identity. 5 passports, 33 visas, all end on this day. The ordeals of bureaucracy, stupidity, and frustration, all end on this day. September 1st, 2:00 PM, Central … Continue reading

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