Monthly Archives: August 2007


Last time I visited HuaLien was about 20 years ago. It is a place you remember and think of coming back once in a couple of years or so. Thanks to a very organized friend, a group of old buddies … Continue reading

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Beijing Capital Museum

Less known to the world that Forbidden City is more about architecture; it is the pinnacle of Ming-era royal architectural style. Its alternative name of “the Palace Museum” will disappoint visitors looking for paintings, sculptures, or ancient artifacts. For those, … Continue reading

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Uncle of the Bride

I aged twenty years in an instant when Vicent and Niece came down the procession aisle. That would be myself, many years in the future, walking to the same bridal music with my daughter — maybe different city, different venue, … Continue reading

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A Magical Summer

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows J. K. Rowling ISBN: 978-0545010221 Pub. Date: July 21, 2007 Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix Michael Goldenberg (screenplay) J.K. Rowling (novel) Directed by David Yates Release: 10 … Continue reading

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Virtual sweat shop?

It is not an alien concept to buy or sell intangible. Chicago hosts the largest exchange services for futures, options, and commodities. Internet, as expected, intensified this beyond traditionists' imagination and left the uninitiated bewildered and befuddled. Korea, not USA, … Continue reading

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