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CUCAS: Large Cost, Reasonable Results

A long while back I went on a bit of a rant over the China University and College Admission System (CUCAS), as I felt that I had been mislead by their representation of the service that they offered. I have … Continue reading

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Black Friday

A Black Friday trip through some of the major retailers on the East coast. Lots of people, lots of stuff and pictures to boot. A free trip to the great American Circus. Continue reading

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Grandma’s Trip to China

My 89 year old grandmother often speaks of the trip that she took to China in 1986. “China will rule the world”, she said. Here are some pictures of her stamped passport and itinerary. Continue reading

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Camera

A few months back, I began to have a great desire for a new camera, one which I thought would be able to deliver pictures of a finer quality.  Up until this point I have been using a Nikon Cool … Continue reading

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Chicken Vindaloo

My attempt to make the famed, scorching Chicken Vindaloo. Poor cooking skills and a bit of pure luck combine for an interesting experience. Continue reading

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Rustic Pathways

The big debate of a recent graduate: Do I stick with what job security I have and try and maintain employment? Or, do I instead say to hell with it and pack my bags come summer time, spend a few … Continue reading

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The Lost China Site

Heck yeah, three posts in the same week.  We’re feeling ambitious here!  I sat down for a nice session of writing, only to be brought away by a call for firewood, location issues with the square dance lady and other … Continue reading

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Lonely Planet

I must admit, I’ve committed the ultimate sin in the way of travel planning. During a recent moment of weakness, I purchased the Lonely Planet guide to China. As far as I can tell, the thing leads you to generally … Continue reading

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More Reading

Well, last I had left, I was writing about my joy of the rain, followed by waking up to one of the largest days of flooding that I have ever encountered.  Eight and a half inches of rain over the … Continue reading

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Balsam Mountain

A day hike in the Catskills bring a bunch of good pictures, a look back at the areas history, and some thoughts on the subtle beauty that lies in these mountains. Continue reading

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