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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