$33 million instead of my prediction: $35 million March 31, 2011Posted by hslu in Uncategorized.
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Missed by $2 million.
拍案驚奇 台灣版 March 31, 2011Posted by hslu in China, Chinese Food, Food, Taiwan.
Tags: Asia, Donghae, 陳雲林, head table, Japan, Taiwanese American, Taiwanese people, 台灣, 商場現形記, 拍案驚奇, 主桌
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This can only happen in Taiwan.
And Taiwanese society as a whole should be ashamed because of this.
I called it “拍案驚奇台灣版,” “pai1 an4 jin1qi1 tai2 wan1 ban3.”
You can google 拍案驚奇 and see what it means. Basically it illustrates how a person is surprised by what he or she sees that he couldn’t help himself or herself but to slam his palm on the table.
He or she is flabbergasted.
Let me set this up by saying that 陳雲林 is a very powerful man.
You most likely do not know who 陳雲林 is but this is not important. Let me just say that 陳雲林 is from China and 陳雲林 has the final say on which company or which person in Taiwan can make a lot of money. Thousands of millions of dollars in the next few years. He is also the key person who can determine who and which company in Taiwan will make a lot of money who weren’t included in this run of negotiation between China and Taiwan.
When Taiwanese played the host to wine and dine 陳雲林 in Taiwan, it is only natural that many Taiwanese wanted to get 陳雲林’s attention. Up to now, everything is business as usual because this is the way business is being done in China and Taiwan, as well as in the United States.
Here is where things got out of hand.
The head table was where 陳雲林 sat and many Taiwanese businessmen and women fought tooth and nail to get a seat at this table.
Nothing out of ordinary here either. This was human nature.
Well, apparently the fight was so heated, the host couldn’t decide who got to sit at the 主桌 “zhu3 zhuo1” or head table they came out with this 21st century version that out-done everything we saw in China’s 5,000 year history.
Head table usually is round and it normally sits 10, 12 and sometimes up to 16 people.
The original plan for the 陳雲林 party was a 17-seat, round head table.
The final Taiwanese version was a 42-seat, rectangular table where the guys at the end of the table couldn’t see the face of 陳雲林 let alone hearing what he was saying at all times.
Take a look yourself and see how things are done in Taiwan:
This is 商場現形記 台灣版.
This is the epidemy of sucking up Taiwanese style.
陳雲林 smiles to his guests but laughs at his guest’s behavior deep down.
Is this the proudest moment of Taiwanese people?
The hidden message from this picture is this:
If you want to make it in Taiwan’s government or business, you have to suck up. Not just suck up. You have to suck up hard.
This is the Taiwanese way: in and out of the government and in the business world.
In the hospital too!
This is something I hate the most!
What’s wrong with America in “American Beauty” March 31, 2011Posted by hslu in Uncategorized.
Tags: Academy Award, Adolescence, American Beauty, Cheating on his wife, Closet Homosexual, Drug problem in school, drug pusher, Family, first date, Gun violence, Home, Homosexual, liberals, Netflix, Older man falls for a teenager girl, One night stand, Oscars, PARENTS, run away from home, Teenage daughter, United States
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I can think of 20 things how bad America is portrayed in this film.
1. Going to a hotel after their first date
2. One night stand while married to a man
3. Cheating on his wife
4. Older man falls for a teenager girl
5. A teenager thinks friend’s Dad is cute
6. Teen girls mature so young
7. Drug problem in junior high school
8. Dad has no clue his son is a drug pusher
9. Boy cheating on his Dad
10. Teenage daughter hates her father and mother
11. Teenage daughter thinks her Dad is a total loser
12. Cheating in the family
13. Gun violence
14. Marital problem in the bedroom
15. Homosexual Neighbors
16. Closet Homosexuals
17. Teenagers plan to run away from home
18. Five Oscars for a sick film like “American Beauty”
19. A whole bunch of liberals who makes up the Oscar nomination committee.
20. Liberals in general in the entertainment industry who put out poisons like “American Beauty” to brain wash teenagers and even younger kids.
This is NORM in the American society.
This is NORM among American teenage girls.
This is NORM among American teenage boys.
How can the United States not going downhill?
There is nothing to stop it!
The movie made me sick. Do not let your young teenagers watch this and other similar films.
My Mother March 31, 2011Posted by hslu in Uncategorized.
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媽媽做老師三十幾年不但敬業而且非常進取不時的唸書充實自己。為了我們家和她自己﹐她一有機會就唸書。媽媽唸書可不像現在的小孩子如此輕鬆﹕現在的小孩子三點坐巴士回到家。先吃個點心﹐喝杯牛奶﹐打開電視﹐玩一兩個鐘頭的電動游戲, check facebook and tweeter﹐ IM 朋友聊個天 等吃完了晚飯拍拍屁股拿本書面對著電腦看一兩個鐘頭一天也就這麼過了。媽媽天不亮就起來了。先生火做早飯。再給每個人做便當﹐叫我們起床。我又是一個懶鬼天天叫我好幾次才起得來就像小寶一樣。叫我起來後﹐照顧我們吃飯﹐幫我們收拾書包送我們出門上學。自己再扒兩口飯然後騎着腳踏車上班。有時她還得冒著大風大雨和大太陽半個多鐘頭才到學校。四點半五點下班﹐快六點才到家。生火煮飯洗菜炒菜做飯給我們吃。洗了碗還要看看明天吃什麼準備一下。八九點以後才空出一點時間又要看我們做功課又要改學生作業改考卷。等弄完了我們﹐才剩下一點時間看看書寫文章。媽媽做老師一流﹕由小學﹐到國小﹐到中學都是唸書然後一步一步考出來的。為的還不是我們日子能過得好一點。媽媽由國小轉到市立初中﹐國小的校長還到市立初中來找媽媽回去因為媽媽書教的太好了。可是媽媽躲在教室不敢出來見他因為在市立初中可以多拿一些錢。空出的時間還媽媽寫文章投稿。前前後後在台灣有名的報紙上登出了兩百三十幾篇文章。媽媽好幾次得到最優秀老師獎是憑她的實力爭取到的。媽媽這個優良教師還真不是蓋的。
媽媽炒菜是一流的。做菜有板有眼很有秩序很有條理。爸爸好客﹐媽媽也全力支持。每到月底發餉了﹐我們家就請客。爸爸的同學朋友大部分都單身常常來我們家吃飯喝酒。一來就是七八上十個擠得家裡熱熱鬧鬧的。媽媽一兩天前就去菜場買菜。我有時就陪著她走在她邊上幫她挑菜提菜籃子。請客當天我就幫忙殺雞﹐清理魚﹐剝荳子﹑切菜。她炒菜我打雜端盤子洗碗。有時她會告訴我那個該先炒那個該後炒﹐有時也給我嘗一嘗菜的味道。家里廚房小爐子火不大﹐媽媽照樣一盤一盤輪流的端出來。每個菜上桌時都是熱騰騰的。客人吃的高高興興一直誇獎媽媽手藝好。日子久了我也由媽媽那學了一兩手。有一次﹐我跟媽媽說切香菇可以斜刀切顯的大一點。媽媽笑著對我說﹕“我在廚房炒了幾十年的多菜﹐這怎麼會不知道呢﹖”她接著又跟我說﹕“這叫班門弄斧﹐孔夫子門前賣文章。”你看﹐我又由媽媽那多學到了一點。另外﹐也學到了媽媽爸爸好客的精神。等我和妻子結婚後﹐我們家也常常熱鬧非凡﹐常常有 Party。我太太也好客時時幫我招待朋友。客人一來就是十幾個。大家 吃我做的飯﹐Karaoke ﹐聊天談股票討論房地產。時時呆到晚上一兩點客人都捨不得走。有一次我們在 TEXAS 的家竟擠了四十幾個人。我照樣和媽媽當年一樣一個菜一個菜的搬出來。炒的菜不見得個個好吃到那裡可是那個請客炒菜的技術和方法都是那時在媽媽邊上學來的。
西塘古镇 March 31, 2011Posted by hslu in China, Travel.
Tags: A&J's, China, Chinese New Year, 腊肉, 酒, 虹橋火車站, 西塘古镇, 高鐵, Joe Biden, Mission Impossible III, New Year, Northern Virginia, Renminbi, Shanghai, Tom Cruise, Train station, 嘉善縣, 對聯, 小餛飩, 左岸咖啡, 我的青春誰做主, 桂花湯圓, 横批, 浙江省
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Bao saw an article on the Internet promoting this city and asked me to take her over there on a day trip.
I found out that we could take a high-speed train at Shanghai train station and assumed that it was the main train station in the center of the city.
Well, it wasn’t. We needed to go to 虹橋火車站 on the west side of the city instead. We got there via subway and bought the 1 pm ticket to 嘉善縣. Tickets to almost every city on the railroad network could be purchased at one of probably 20 or more automated ticketing machines. If we needed assistance, we had to walk to a different section of the train station and someone over there could help us.
While waiting we went to one of the four restaurants on the second floor of the train station to have a cup of coffee. The small restaurant was packed with customers and judging by the prices on the menu, I guessed that most of the customers were either rich businessmen, rich businesswomen or party officials on expense account. Common people on 2,000 renminbi a month could not afford this kind of spending at all.
弱國無外交A weak country has no diplomacy March 30, 2011Posted by hslu in Uncategorized.
Tags: Cruise Missile, Libya, Oil, Tripoli, World Affair
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A weak country has no diplomacy. China was in this exact position after WW II and was betrayed by America, England, France and Soviet Union.
Libya is taking a beating from the US and the other because Libya has no military to speak of and no friends strong enough to go against the US in UN.
The country is flat with no place to hide. It is an easy target from the air. Ti American fighter pilots, Libya tanks look like ducks from the air.
The US may be in it for Libya’s oil if a pro-democracy and pro-US government is established but nothing is that easy when Obama didn’t know whom he was friends with.
Well, the devil is all un the details.
What if Qaddafi win and the so-called Revel lose?
Also interesting to note is that the main street news media called the opposition rebels instead of “Freedom Fighters.”
But I am afraid that the attack will make Muslims all over the world hate the Americans even more.
You can also expect that more western soft target in Europe and US will face more terrorist attacks in coming years.
Message from Obama to other Muslim countries March 23, 2011Posted by hslu in Global Affair, Islam, Military, Obama, Politics.
Tags: Libya, Nuckear weapon, Obama
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If you gave up your nuclear weapon, you are a sitting duck when we decided to attack you.
Interior Decoration in Shanghai March 22, 2011Posted by hslu in China, Shanghai.
Tags: condo, Interior Decoration, Pudong, Shanghai, 浦東, 上海
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We went to an interior decoration store in Shanghai because we bought a small condo and plan to decorate the inside later this year.