Monthly Archives: February 2012

Originally posted on Shards of China:
I’m a nerd, and I like numbers so I’ll get that off my chest before we start this theme. It’s only relevant because I find it strange how little seems to be understood in…

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Chinese Banquet, Part 1

On Sunday we were invited to a long and lavish banquet. I lost track of all the dishes.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine – A final question answered

A lot of Westerners see Chinese Medicine and alternative therapies from ancients as better based on whimsy and caprice more than anything else. This post offers a different view, written by someone who lives here and knows the culture well. We … Continue reading

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Aggravating: Customer Service Erosion at United Airlines

Ugh, as prices move up on American airline fares, services get cut and airline passengers are treated like cattle. Sadly, this is nothing new, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t infuriating. I recently flied United, my long time preferred American … Continue reading

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Though I’m very much a newcomer to opera, as I’ve come to expect, the Lyric Opera‘s Aida blew me away. Since signing up for the Lyric’s NExT program that offers $20 student discount tickets, I’ve discovered that I really like … Continue reading

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Embrace Chaos with Globetrekker

One of my favorite travelogue shows is Globetrekker since they travel more or less in the style I do or I like to. Above is a video that’s a behind the scenes look at their Dhaka show. It’s comforting to … Continue reading

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