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Archive for October, 2009

Halloween Posted by on Oct 30, 2009

Hello everyone- 万圣节快乐 (happy Halloween)! Halloween also goes by the name of 鬼节, but one thing’s for certain- people dress up as all kinds of 怪物 (monsters), or even superheroes like 蜘蛛侠 (Spiderman) 蝙蝠侠 (Batman) or 超人 (Superman).  My plan for the day includes a Halloween concert at the 海边 (beach) which promises to be one…

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Net Slang pt.1 Posted by on Oct 27, 2009

Hello to all my reader 盆友 (friends)!  哇吓咪 (why) am I talking like this? 94俺 (it’s just that I) want to teach you some net slang. Don’t 晕 (feel faint) and don’t break a 汗 (sweat).  By the end of this, you’ll saying, “at first he 745 了(really had me mad), but he’s no 愤青…

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Another Pizza Hunt Posted by on Oct 24, 2009

I thought that I had left long pizza searches back in Beijing, but I guess that the fates had another plan for me. I saw an online listing showing where to find the previously-mentioned Shenzhen pizza place in person, so I 记好了 (wrote down) the place’s phone number.  It wasn’t until I was in a…

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Health Inspection Posted by on Oct 22, 2009

The other day I went to a hospital for a 体检 (health inspection) which is part of the application process for a 居留证 (residence permit).  The first step included going to the hospital and 填表 (filling in a form) regarding basic health information, and the bottom of the form has a part where you have…

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Stocks! Posted by on Oct 19, 2009

Hello readers! Have you ever invested in China before? Maybe you’ve heard about the recent 轮胎关税 (tire tariffs) issue.  To be sure, a lot of people are investing here.  Some people buy shares in an 指数基金 (index fund), while others dream of one day running their own  私募 (private equity) venture.  Take a good long…

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HK Again Posted by on Oct 17, 2009

Today I went to HK in search of 壶铃 (kettlebells) at one store and imported 辣椒酱 (hot sauce) of a particular brand at another.  While I ended up searching for the kettlebells on 淘宝 (Taobao, an online Chinese retailer), I’m still happy to have made the effort to look.  I was able to find some…

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Pizza Is Never On Time Posted by on Oct 13, 2009

For those who remember the entry where I spent an hour looking for a pizza place in Beijing, the hunt is on again in Shenzhen.  There is a great pizza place here run by a 华裔 (overseas Chinese – in this case ABC) from New York- rather than a 海归 (Chinese returned from abroad) or…

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