Monthly Archives: December 2009

Quote of the day 13

‘Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don’t have film.’ – Anonymous

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Shanghai bridge found stuffed with foam

From the South China Morning Post of December 30: First it was “tofu” schools, now foam bridges. Shanghai engineers have become the subject of ridicule from internet users after a supposedly concrete bridge was found stuffed with rubbish and plastic … Continue reading

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Quote of the day 12

‘The only person that ever got his work done by Friday, was Robinson Crusoe.’ – Anonymous

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Ransom for Chinese ship ‘raising the bar’

I posted earlier about the mainland Chinese vessel De Xin Hai and her crew of 25, which had been hijacked by Somali pirates. Well, here’s the latest from South China Morning Post of December 29. The US$4 million ransom paid … Continue reading

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Flight security

Glad to see that the US are doing their utmost to further increase flight security.

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Quote of the day 11

I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants. – Whitney Brown.

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New barometer

This is the nice barometer I got as a birthday present from the fellow committee members of the Shanghai Boat and Yacht Club. I will give it a good place!

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Quote of the day 10

‘I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.’ – Lily Tomlin

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How to spot fake Chinese banknotes?

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Winter sailing

I could not post them earlier, but here are a few pictures of my friend Rob and myself, sailing on his Weta two weeks ago on Dianshan lake. At times we reached a speed of 13 knots! And look at … Continue reading

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Quote of the day 9

‘Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.’ – Dalai Lama

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Quote of the day 8

‘But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo … Continue reading

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iToast

Check out what I got for Christmas, Apple’s latest. The iToast 🙂

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Quote of the day 7

‘Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.’ – Mark Twain

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Merry Christmas

I would like to wish all readers a Merry Christmas, and a Happy, Prosperous, and most of all Healthy New Year! Picture below is one of the rare moments that I have all my children together. I will also celebrate … Continue reading

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