Monthly Archives: January 2014

Exercise Ball

Although I try to exercise two hours each day, I still think my life style is too sedentary. A recent article in our newspaper recommended that we sit on an exercise ball when using the computer, so I purchased an … Continue reading

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Time is a River

Time is like a river. You cannot touch the water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of life. As a Bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral … Continue reading

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Reduplicated Chinese verbs

I have a question for you. 请问? Often I see Chinese verbs repeated in a sentence (reduplicated). Under what circumstances do I repeat a verb in a sentence, such as 尝尝, 试试, 看看, 等等, 休息休息? 你尝尝我做的宫保鸡丁。 这件衣服我可以试试嘛? 你在看什么? 我可以看看吗? 我去买点儿水果,你等等吗? … Continue reading

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Making a Sombrero Pie

I’m getting a little tired of eating processed foods, so I decided to make our next dinner from scratch. I found this recipe among some recipe cards we purchased way back in 1971. This sombrero pie is very good, but … Continue reading

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Use of 就.

Use of 就. …..就: This structure can denote that two actions or events happen in close succession. For example, “我一到家就给你打电话”. There is another usage of the same structure, when its first part denotes condition and the second part the immediate … Continue reading

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You are….The Warrior

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The real meaning of education

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