Monthly Archives: December 2007

How We Die

How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter Sherwin B. NulandISBN: 978-0679742449 Pub. Date: January 15, 1995 Publisher: Vintage House is a popular TV series about a medical doctor trying to solve some very difficult cases. Death fascinates me like … Continue reading

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China Shrank

New York Times reported that World Bank has been computing GPD, based on PPP, with 1980′s prices all the time. After they have switched to current prices, China’s GPD shrank to mere US$6 trillions, instead of US$10 trillions. China Daily … Continue reading

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On a Clear Day You Can See …

Adobe CS3 is an amazing collection of creativity software. I recently acquired them and upgraded my sadly outdated PhotoShop 7. As an amateur, I barely scratched the features, among the first to play is the photo stitching feature. Click to … Continue reading

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A China Literature Form

天觀雙俠 (繁體中文) 鄭丰 (陳宇慧)ISBN: 9789867131881 Pub. Date: 2007年07月19日 Publisher: 奇幻基地 How do I describe this style of literature? The straight translation will be “KungFu fictions.” But that is not justice. On the other hand, many will snicker at even trying … Continue reading

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A leisurely city

In this city of more than ten million, I bet half of them thought of the same thing: the Sunday lazy sun is warming the afternoon, how about hanging out in the park, playing Mahjongg over a cup of tea. … Continue reading

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Another Year

According to China Daily, China's economy grew 11.2% in 2007. As for 2008, the forecast is 10.8%. I still remember government's target of 8% at the end of 2006. Guess many countries hope to deal with China's problem — having … Continue reading

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High-Tech Hopefuls: India and China

The Economist Special Report on India and China Nov. 3rd, 2007 The Economist had a special report on India and China titled High-Tech Hopefuls. As I would expect from any world-class publication, I have always found this magazine fair and … Continue reading

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