Enjoyment is Key Ingrediant in Success

John Tory, the leader of Ontario’s Conservative Party lost in a provincial by-election on March 5, 2009 as he attempted to win a seat in the Ontario legislature after he failed to win a seat in the 2007 provincial election.  He basically resigned from politics the next day.   Some people interpret his resignation as a failure.  He […]

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Give Peace A Chance

I was listening to John Lennon’s album tonight and I thought about the over 1000 people killed in Gaza lately. “Imagine there is no religion…”  John Lennon wrote this song in 1971, when there was no mp3, DVD, CD or cassette playing music. Over the past three decades, technology has evolved quickly.  Yet humanity seems to be […]

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Celebrating the Idea of Celebration

Celebration of Christmas on December 25th, the New Year on December 31st, Russian Christmas on January 7th, and the Chinese New Year on January 26, 2009 is, after all, celebrations of ideas. Santa Clause is an idea.  Christ was not born on December 25th, but somehow some Christians liked the idea of celebrating the birth in December.  For […]

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Beware of iTalkbb

In late August, I received a sales call from iTalkbb, which promised local and long-distance phone call services via internet at very low prices, and offered for me to try it for free for one month!  I agreed to give it a try.  When I received the modem box, I noticed that it was sealed with a […]

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All the World’s a Stage

“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players…” —- William Shakespear  And sometimes the players play in plays (films).  Here I have a video clip of me in a student film and another in a community theatre play. Two Scenes from Contrary Abettors   Scenes from Carnival (Act I) Scenes from Carnival […]

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Memories of Graduation Celebration

I am preparing for a presentation to an audience of Chinese immigrants on the subject of “Master Your ESL Learning Journey for Life”.  My experience shows that socializing outside the Chinese immigrant community has helped improve my English greatly.   The biggest improvement I made in my English proficiency was during my first two and half years I studied at […]

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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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