Monthly Archives: September 2009

iPhone’s China Play

When the first iPhone craze swept over the US, I opined on Apple’s strategic mistake treating the China market: the largest in the world. IPhones are not supported in China. If you wish to use this cool gadget there, you … Continue reading

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Water Leak

Bad things are good at choosing the worst timing. We needed to be away better part of this Saturday. Everything was planned and arranged: set the timer to turn on lights, arranged a friend to feed/walk dog, programmed GPS, chose … Continue reading

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Sudoku

It is not a difficult, but it demands concentration, good memory, and logic to play. It also takes practices, lots of them, to play well. Wait. These are the same requirements for pretty much everything in life. Aren’t they? I … Continue reading

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水滸: 招安

如果施耐庵不寫招安,水滸能流傳下來嗎? 宋江的招安心態,我看來有兩個因素:一是士大夫的愚忠,二是沒有大志. 官府功名,還是正途. 他在梁山的地位,終是草莽,當官才是他們該做的. 另外,就是沒有能得天下的信心. 覺得他不可能成為下一朝代的開國皇帝. 我還是認為施耐庵為了現實低頭了,他不寫招安,不就反了嗎.他的命都沒了,還談什麼小說?

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Lynbrook’s Solar Panels

Every year, we watched Lynbrook High School like river flowing through time. Graduation, prom night buses, marching band tournaments, various concerts, etc. all flow through our front door like leaves on the water current predictably. This year, the parking lot … Continue reading

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Obama Addressed Students

What’s the controversy? I bet no k-12 students are politically aware, let alone partisan. They say their pledges in the morning, salute to the flag, and sing national anthem with all their hearts. They are patriotic. They all knew that … Continue reading

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Boarding Number War

Soutwest Airline is one of the most popular Harvard MBA cases. It has a legendary founder, Herb Kelleher. It operates with a completely different model than the traditional wisdom and does not pursue customer satisfaction blindly. It created a new … Continue reading

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想北京

女兒FB上貼了篇”如果回北京要去那”. 翻成中文大家共享. 鹿港小鎮: 炒年糕,巧克力冰沙 A-Che (加勒比海拉丁风情餐厅,东直门外,澳使馆对面): 好玩的吃吃喝喝,和服務員講講爛中文 大董烤鴨: 北京烤鴨第一. 鼎泰豐: 麻辣乾絲,小籠湯包,芒果刨冰,綜合刨冰,也許再加個松糕. 回學校: 回念一番 大山子798: 太酷的地方,朋友在那打工. 三里屯: 從沒玩過這街. 超市: 買alaskas,太想吃了. Jenny Lou: 什麼地方同時買得到cheese,美國KitKat糖,和烈酒? Toni & Guy: 做個頭,和我的髪師聊聊,按按頭,香一香.

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