When I told you that I caught a nasty cold a couple of weekends ago, I told a little lie… or, at least, I did not tell the whole truth. Yes, the cause of the cold was going out in the rain when I was not feeling the best having been depriving myself of… Continue reading What would have been posted on April 12, 2017: Speak of the devil
One of the biggest reasons I call my second hometown so is my undying love for its professional team of a particular sport. It welcomed me in when I first moved there, being the first thing I learned anew effortlessly. The team is such an integral part of the town, its presence can be… Continue reading Watching his-story in the making
A new superstar is born in our traditional chess world! He is just fourteen years old, but he has yet to lose in an official game since turning pro last October, and he has just defeated six out of seven top-tier traditional chess players in an unofficial event held especially for him. Everybody, professionals and… Continue reading Cutting rough diamonds
Sorry it took me this long to make a post today! It was Friday night, and I had nothing planned for the weekend, so I thought I would stay up late and do some bedtime reading… but I think I chose the wrong material! It kept me up all night, and I still have not… Continue reading Bedtime reading
In the past couple of months, my people watched one of our major electronics company repeatedly postpone submitting their quarterly financial statements, which ended last week in their filing a report with their auditors issuing a disclaimer of opinion (i.e., auditors had doubts about the reports), and an announcement that their outlook on the net… Continue reading Just a phone call away
We still have a couple of weeks to go before what we call the First Day of Summer on Chinese calendar, but we have already had four consecutive “summer days” (days on which temperature exceeds 25 °C or 77 °F during daytime) in my town! It was only a week ago that we had a… Continue reading It’s the thought that counts, really!