Monthly Archives: November 2011

Shanghai Masonic Hall

Yesterday I joined a group of about 20 brethren from Hong Kong masonic lodges on a visit to the old Masonic Hall on no. 1623 Beijing Road West in Shanghai. It was used as a masonic temple from 1931 on … Continue reading

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PRC raises a glass to 80 years of propaganda

From the Taipei Times: China’s Xinhua news agency, which functions as a propaganda arm of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and is this year celebrating its 80th year as a disinformation machine, started life in Mao Zedong’s (毛澤東) caves in … Continue reading

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iPhone 4S comes out in HK

From South China Morning Post: Things got ugly outside the Apple Store in Central yesterday when, according to witnesses, professional queuers forced their way to the front of the line for Friday’s release of the newest iPhone. About 15 people … Continue reading

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Asia Times Online :: Deadly fog on the Mekong

Interesting article about the drug trafficking on the Mekong river. Asia Times Online :: Deadly fog on the Mekong.

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Phuket October 2011

Just a few pictures of my sailing trip around Phuket and Phang Nga Bay. We sailed on the ‘Zephyros’, a Bavaria 50 chartered from Elite Yachting. Not the best sailing weather during the SW monsoon (11 days rain out of … Continue reading

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Quote of the day 54

“I am not saying it is utterly useless. It can play video games.” UNNAMED CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES PROFESSOR, ON THE UTILITY OF CHINA’S TIANHE-1 SUPERCOMPUTER.

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