Monthly Archives: May 2013

A perfect answer to a super duper annoying question

Unfortunately, I’m often like the guy in the below video. Must learn to think before I speak. A perfect answer to a super duper annoying question   Advertisements

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Coffee with good friends

Every Sunday I look forward to a walk along the Deschutes River. I feel so fortunate to be living in this wonderful country and beautiful city, blessed to be able to experience the beauty of the Deschutes River. I am also … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Into Darkness

Saw “Star Trek: Into Darkness” this afternoon.                       It was very good, probably the best Star Trek movie since “The Wrath of Khan.” While not wanting to give away the … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Benefit Resulting From Chats with My Chinese Friends

Several times a week I have online audio and video chats with my friends in China.                 I’m doing this to practice my verbal and listening language skills. Likewise my Chinese friends have … Continue reading

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Percolated coffee?

Does percolated coffee taste better than drip coffee? Civilization will not end if I don’t learn the answer.

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“如果(Rúguǒ)”, “就(Jiù)” and “那么 (Nàme)”

“如果(Rúguǒ)” is used to talk about conditions, and “就(Jiù)” or “那么 (Nàme)” is used to introduce the correspondingly induced conclusions. For example, “如果明天不下雨,我们就去爬山 (Rúguǒ míngtiān bùxià yǔ, wǒmen jiù qù páshān)”.

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Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night

“Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night” I have an internet friend who is a renaissance woman. She’s one of those people who knows everything and can do anything. That’s a complement, and I really admire her. Almost every … Continue reading

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