Monthly Archives: August 2006

Chinese match making

For westerners the following will be a little odd and amusing, but for many in China, this is how things happen, period… end of discussion.   Saturday evening Coco and I dropped off some photos at the photo store for … Continue reading

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Things looking up

Coco began feeling much better Saturday and this continued into Sunday.  Her mom is staying for the most of this next week just to be safe side and to keep from worrying more then she already does.  This week had … Continue reading

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Not out of the woods yet

Last Sunday Coco, my wife, came down with a bacilli infection in her lower intestine.  This bacillus is any rod-shaped bacterium or, more particularly, a rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Bacillus.  A rod-shaped gram-positive usually aerobic bacteria producing endospores and … Continue reading

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A slight scare

This past weekend Coco and I had a slight scare; well real scare is more accurate.  Coco woke up Sunday morning with a headache.  Soon after that she had a fever and just after lunch she kept getting worse so … Continue reading

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One last week of summer

Shanghai is beginning to cool off now.  It is mid August and the breeze feel good.  The weekend was pretty uneventful and very relaxing.  I have added photos to the latest album so if interested check it out.  This past … Continue reading

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France Cuts and Runs faster then Kerry in the 2004 campaign!

News Break  News Break  News BreakJust as I was getting ready for bed I breazed by my only reliable source for news, Google News (through a series of proxies so it isn’t watered down) and I came across a headline I … Continue reading

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4’s and 13’s

I have lived in Shanghai for 5 months this week. One thing that is odd about all cultures are their superstitions. Now I have not researched this nor am I comparing many superstitions, but as the title implies I am … Continue reading

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Missing Lunar Video

In the news recently was acknowledgement by NASA officials they had lost all of the Apollo mission video tapes. http://www.forbes.com/technology/ebusiness/feeds/ap/2006/08/15/ap2952087.html This is a stunning revelation for some points.  1) There is still controversy surrounding the moon landings.  2) NASA has … Continue reading

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Living in Shanghai takes….

What does it take to live in Shanghai?  This question pops up pretty often, almost as much as the single word question: China!??  Well, the answer is simply, the same thing as any place else.  Of course I have to … Continue reading

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Beijing Trip – Day 4

Coco and I awoke to the sound of a squawking bird, he was owned by the hotel owner and caretaker.  This hotel is actually a house, with 4 rooms to rent out.  Every morning the owners tidy up, water the … Continue reading

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