Monthly Archives: March 2007

Dragon Lifting His Head

On this 2nd day of the 2nd month of Chinese year (March 20th, 2007), the dragon lifts his head (二月二 龙抬头). During the Tang (唐) dynasty, WU ZeTian (武则天, 624~705) over-took the country and became the 1st ever Empress in … Continue reading

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Service Experiences

Cool blog by Robert Sohigian on an adventure with legality in Beijing. Many have told me that Beijing Embassy offers much better services than your local US Passport Services (a.k.a. postal office). Amiram went back too many years of observation … Continue reading

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Feeling poetic

Perrine's Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry (9th Edition) Thomas R. Arp (Author), Laurence Perrine (Contributor), Laurence Perrine (Author) ISBN: 978-0155030282 Pub. Date: January 1, 1997 Publisher: Harcourt Brace College Publishers; 9th edition (It appears that the latest edition … Continue reading

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9/10ths of the law

After 14 years and 7 trials, NPC (National People's Congress) enacted Property Laws (物权法) today (March 16th, 2007) in Beijing. This is a landmark legislative event. Modern China has followed the constitution that emphasize on the government's rights on all … Continue reading

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Comparative Advantage of a Software Engineer

Comparative advantage, as an economic concept, is intellectually understood, difficult to practice, and even harder to verify if it really works. “That it is logically true need not be argued before a mathematician; that is is not trivial is attested … Continue reading

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DaShanZi (大山子)

By area, Beijing is 20 times larger than New York City and 7.5 times than Tokyo. By population, it is 10% more than New York, 70% more than Tokyo, and about the same as New Dehli. Taiwan is 35,980 km² … Continue reading

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Lantern's Festival

Every Beijing would say, “正月十五雪打灯 (On the 1st full moon of the new year, the lanterns are covered with snow).” This is a unusually warm winter in Beijing. On March 2nd, two days before the new moon, it was 15°C. … Continue reading

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Management 102

I wrote about “Management 101” long time ago. By now, you should have mastered the basics. Right? A while ago, few senior managers got together in Santa Clara, California. We talked about what a new manager must master to succeed. … Continue reading

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