Category Archives: News Mostly China

some photos from life months past

Ok, I finally synced my old phone with the computer and recovered a few old interesting photos that I taken in the last several months. So first up is the brand new release of the “V” obviously made to compete with the … Continue reading

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chocolate – who says china doesn’t like sweet things

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an article on the muslim life here

Greetings, I was recently clued in to a very interesting documentary that was filmed here in our city. It is a documentary on the Hajj. Much of this video footage show the streets that I have walked on many times. … Continue reading

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chinese software – worth it

I have to share my excitement. This program (Loqu8) works excellent and it helps greatly in learning Chinese. you can download it for free for 15 days. After that the standard version is around $60. It’s a bit pricey BUT, … Continue reading

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burned building

I just keep finding the unfolding events of this story fascinating. The way its dealt with and handled, etc… but of course, I live here, so go figure. Kevin

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cctv – nothing like it

I took these photos on our way to international gathering on Sunday morning. This building continues to blow me away. the architecture…. the stories… the angles… look at it compared to the 30 or 40 story buildings beside it. For … Continue reading

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insight into chinese culture and world view

Both of these articles do an excellent job at describing the Chinese thought and world view surrounding the Olympics. Article one Article two kevin b

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an old chinese saying

“Good things only come after enduring a lot of hardship” the plagues of ’08. Snowstorm, riots, protests, train crashes, earthquake, floods, algae and NOW locusts. It does appear that china is having their share of difficulties this year. No one … Continue reading

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7.8 earthquake

By now many of you have heard of the recent earthquake that took place near Chendu, China early Monday morning. If you were wondering, this area is about 375 miles away from Xi’an as the crows flies. I thought that … Continue reading

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