Avoid Using Cell Phones, Bisphenol-A Bottles and Microwave Ovens

Many times when I talk over my Nokia cell phone for more than a few minutes, my cell phone heats up and it also heats up my hear pressed against it.  I feel pain in my ear and I have to stop the conversation. The recent Chinese power milk scandal has made me become more […]

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You Can Be What You Want To Be

Certain types of bodies are naturally suited for certain sports.  So I have heard about a climber’s body, a swimmer’s body (like Michael Phelps’), etc.  But the truth is that you don’t have to have a certain type of body to be good at a certain sport. The Japanese women’s volleyball team beat the Soviet […]

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Appreciation Brings Warmth to My Life

Today, at the end of our rock climbing at Rattle Snake Point, my climbing friends gave me the book, “Mountaineering – The Freedom of the Hills” as an appreciation for my showing them the ropes outdoors.  Nice people are appreciative.  I am reminded to be more appreciative to those who have shown me the ropes in climbing and […]

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Treasures You Can Find on the Streets of Prague

When I was in Prague in July 2008, I was impressed by the extensiveness of the stone paved streets throughout this big city.  Obviously, the stones had been laid down by hand one by one over the span of hundreds of years.  Even to this day the city maintains this characteristic features. The Czechs have meticulously laid down the […]

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Are the Food You Buy in Chinatown Safe?

I sometimes purchase live Tilapia fish from Chinese stores.  Recently my mother bought a box of frozen Tilapia fish from one of them. After learning about the milk powder scandal in China, I recalled that last year in Shanghai, I bought a perfectly-looking boiled corn on the cob from a street vendor.  Every kernel was […]

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Voting For Conservatives

I can’t believe that I will be voting for the Conservatives in this coming federal election!  It will be a practical, rather than an idealogical, vote, because the Conservatives promised to allow self-employeed people like me to have parental leave. Yes, I did voted against the Conservatives when they tried to revert the same-sex marriage […]

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Proving That You’re Respectable

A number of web sites sprang up in the wake of Western media’s biased coverage of the Lhasa Riots on March 14, 2008.  They were set up by Chinese people inside and outside China to present facts that were intentionally or unintentionally ignored by the Western media and to voice the Chinese perspectives that the Western media […]

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