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四海一家,台北 May 31, 2018

Posted by hslu in Chinese Food, 美食, Food, Life in Taiwan, Restaurants, 台灣, 台北.
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我們去八德路五段辦事,辦完了事就在附近的京華城商場逛逛。本來想在這裏的美食節吃晚飯的,沒想到京華城這個九,十層的大商場早就完全沒落了。好多的店面都是空的,商場裏面也沒有什麽人,空朗朗的,沒有一點生氣,看起來很悽慘的樣子。美食節其實不小,繞著一個圓圓的,挑的很高的室內中心一圈。可惜許多店鋪都空著,椅子都沒有擺下來。我們去樓上看看,幾家餐館,商店也都是空的,看來這個京華城快要關門大吉了。

既然這裏沒什麽吃的,只有在附近找一找。可惜臺灣沒有一個像大陸”大眾點評”的網站。”大眾點評”可能有十幾萬家餐館,遍佈中國大陸美國城市。從幾百塊美金一頓飯的餐館到人均十幾二十塊人民幣的街邊小店都有。每個餐館都有許許多多人對這個餐館的評語:餐館在那裏,平均一個人吃餐飯要多少錢,菜的種類,服務,環境,菜的品質,味道怎麽樣,有什麼特色都有非常詳細的介紹。菜單的相片,各式各樣菜的相片簡直是琳瑯滿目,美不勝收,非常清楚。有的餐館有幾萬張相片,有幾萬個人批評,至於餐館的特色,拿手的好菜,有沒有減價,團購都有客人提供意見。

臺灣其實有好幾個這一類的網站,像愛評和愛食記等等,可惜沒有一個是完整的。真正點評的人不多,每個餐館十幾二十個人發表意見,相片十幾張,可惜了。Yelp 也來了臺灣,可惜許多餐館沒有任何人批評,討論,更不要說有相片了。只有一些比較受外國來的小孩子喜愛的餐館才有幾個點評和相片給大家參考。對餐館敘述比較詳細的反而是個人的部落格。有些女孩子長篇大論的給大家祥祥細細的介紹,吃一餐飯可以給你二,三十張相片,每張相片都有詳細的解說,不時還穿插著一些她們自己的相片,美麗大方,活潑可愛。不過你要知道餐館的名字才能找得到。我們沒法子只能依靠 Yelp。四海一家就是這樣找到的。

傍晚時分。在一個小巷子裏。

兩頁菜單。價錢合理。

我們來的早,服務生等著給客人服務。

糖醋排骨。沒有華王的好吃。肉塊不夠熱,不夠脆。沒有再好好的炸一下。糖醋汁很可愛 bland。只有糖和醋。

青椒牛肉絲。顏色呆板。加一點紅辣椒,木耳和豆瓣醬,配個顏色,增加一點味道的深度多好。

四季豆很嫩,味道也可以。過油過的恰當。

手抓餅很好吃。一點都不油膩。一層一層的麵煎的很好。

餐館不忙。大概六分滿。不過裏頭還有包廂的樣子。

廚房一角。

合菜價錢不貴。當然餐廳也不是什麼高級的地方。三朋好友吃個便飯倒是不錯。叫幾瓶啤酒,配幾碟小菜,叫幾盤熱炒,來一鍋醃篤鮮,再加一盤紅燒蹄膀。我們高談闊論,口沫橫飛,天南地北,古今中外,從中國的崛起,到臺灣的沒落,我們不醉不休。

吃晚飯在巷子口的豆花店叫了一碗冰的紅豆豆花。$50新臺幣。

想當然耳 May 31, 2018

Posted by hslu in China, Cold War, 特朗普, 美國, Global Affair, Military, Russia, Trump, U.S. Foreign Policy, 川普, 中國.
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Russia, China agree to boost military cooperation against America’s aggression and hegemony.

http://flip.it/L-M.FA

That’s why ZTE survived Trump’s machete May 28, 2018

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$1.3 billion fine = this

How much Trump family will gain from the under-the-table swap could easily be more than $1.3 billion in years to come.

奇怪了,為什麼中國不晚幾個月再發表這個消息呢?這不是擺明了 quid pro quo 嗎?

最起碼要避個嫌吧!不然瓜田李下,

Trump’s plan B for Iran May 25, 2018

Posted by hslu in 特朗普, 石油, 美國, Islam, Middle East, Military, Muslim, Trump, U.S. Foreign Policy, 川普, 中東.
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http://flip.it/cHuDmr

It hasn’t worked on Kim Jong En yet.

But will it work on Iran?

These are America’s demands for Iran delivered by Pompeo after Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Iran Nuclear Treaty :

The question seems to be this:

Are Americans willing to die for Israel?

WOW! May 25, 2018

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Is Saudi Arabia’s 32-Year-Old Crown Prince Dead?

http://flip.it/nG2su3

As of today, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has not been seen in public for 44 long days.

It’s a bit unusual for him.

He does have many enemies.

To China, Trump is a product of a failed political system May 24, 2018

Posted by hslu in China, 特朗普, 美國, Economics, Trade, Trump, 川普, 中國.
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https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/why-china-is-winning-the-trade-war

All American politicians, starting from Trump, can’t look pass beyond their next elections.

China plans for decade and longer.

China views Trump as a disease of democracy which needs to be taken care of at this juncture.

Read this article and you’ll understand the mindset of China’s leaders when they confront Trump’s shifting tactics.

China knows what it wants and will not back down on this demand. China also knows its weakness, e.g..ZTE, and is willing to yield to some of Trump’s demands. It will make Trump looks good while fulfil China’s objectives.

No one knows what Trump’s trade policy is but China is willing to deal with him and use it to make the necessary changes to the structure of China’s economy which China urgently needs.

Every crisis is an opportunity.

Currently, the unpredictable Trump is a crisis. ZTE is a crisis.

The opportunity is the transformation of the Chinese economy. The opportunity is an urgent push to be able to make most of the semiconductors China needs in China.

所謂:兵來將擋,水來土掩。魔高一尺,道高一丈。危機就是轉機。

不知道他葫蘆裏賣的是什麽藥 May 24, 2018

Posted by hslu in 特朗普, 美食, Economics, Election, Trump, 川普.
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Source:

CNBChttps://www.google.com.tw/amp/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2018/05/22/donald-trump-says-he-will-propose-new-tax-cuts-prior-to-november.html

這就是美國在過去七十年以來拼命鼓吹的民主政治的弊端:

亂開空頭大支票,討好無知小選民,

那管後果好不好,反正你也栽漾。

明知債臺會高築,跟我有啥屁關係,

管你是活還是死,下台鞠躬莫法度。

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民主政治的弊端叢生,它是遲早會走到盡頭的。美國如此,臺灣的民主是從美國那邊抄過來的,它的命運也是註定如此。

Trump 為了不想明年被民主黨彈劾,他只有想辦法保住共和黨在參眾兩院多數的局面。他知道除了抱住他的基本選民以外,他別無他法。於是他才想出這種再減稅的餿主意來救他自己的命。

這叫一不做,二不休。他,豁出去了。

They are sending our jobs overseas. Absolutely. May 24, 2018

Posted by hslu in 特朗普, 美國, Economics, Globlization, jobs, Trump, 川普.
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Source: Vox

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Let there be no doubt that everyone knows Harley Davidson is a pro-Trump and a pro-Republican Party company. Most people working for HOG probably voted for Trump in 2016 and most HOG employees and HOG bike riders are the ones who kept Trump’s ratings at 40% since Trump won the 2016 election.

We also know that Republican Party successfully passed a sweeping tax reform bill which benefited most middle income tax payers, gave Trump’s rich buddies a huge tax cut and added $1.5 trillion to the national debt. Further more, the same tax bill cut corporate federal tax rate from ~35% to 21% hoping to make American companies more competitive on the world market. The lower tax rate also encourages companies make capital investments to give American economy a boost.

So what did Harley Davidson do after they got the tax cut?

The closed a factory in Kansas, laid off 800 employees and gave stock holders a $700 million gift in stock buyback and dividends.

How do you like that if you own HOG stocks?

Source: Google

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But, when your job just disappeared and at the same time HD is opening up a new plant in Thailand, you suddenly realized that none of that tax savings Trump had promised meant anything to you at all.

Source: Google

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The bottom line: You are too expensive and as such you are expandable.

Globalization + capitalism = blue collar jobs moving to overseas.

白髮人對黑髮人 May 24, 2018

Posted by hslu in China, 特朗普, 美國, Trade, 中國.
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美國白髮老禿頭跟中國黑髮知青打擂台。

有意思。

Xiong’an 雄安新區 May 22, 2018

Posted by hslu in China, 習近平, Xi Jinping, 浦東, 上海, 中國.
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Xiong’an, Xi Jinping’s new city-making machine turned on

http://flip.it/iRIGaY

Only possible in China.

A brand new city will be built by China from the scratch just like Shenzhen did in the 1980’s and Pudong in the 1990’s. Look where they are now in less than 3 decades.

I read somewhere that no private property will be allowed within the city.

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