Monday, November 30, 2009

Crazy Night, Gloomy Night





Crazy Night, Gloomy Night

Last night was a crazy night, I watched football matches from 9:30 pm to 4 am this morning. These matches were Liverpool vs Everton, Arsenal vs Chelsea, Barcelona vs Real Madrid. Though three matches in one night, it made me tired, the result of the Arsenal's match made me more gloomy.
Arsenal lost the game against Chelsea, and the score was 0:3. The keyman of the matches were Didier Drogba and the former gunner Ashley Cole. The gunners seemed did well during the match, but the result was gloomy. I felt that Chelsea was like strong man of age 28 and Arsenal was like young man age of 21, we are young, but not sharp, not strong enough.
Now we are 11 points behind Chelsea, we still have a lot of matches to play. We must go on, come on the Arsenals.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Who Is The Beauty in Black Beside Obama?

Who Is The Beauty in Black Beside Obama?

There are many quite curious internet user in China, and there are great sensation every few weeks.
Before Mr. Obama left china, a lot of photos appeared in BBS, the words like "girl in black behind Obama" became the popular keyword in search engines. Now It doesn't matter to Mr president, the keywords become form "beauty in black beside Obama" to "Wang Zifei" or "photo of Wang Zifei". Yes, the powerful human-powered search have gotten the real information of the girl, the human-powered search also calls as human flesh search, this strong search engine is used in many times in China now.

I am not sure whether it's a Speculation, so let's wait and see what happens. If u want to see the photos of Wang Zifei, please click here.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Deceptive

Bemused

I am bemused by the waste of time and the status of my current life. I try to read and write in English, try to know more by reading from Google Reader, try to practice Taiji more often, and try to earn money from the nets.
Several weeks ago, I wrote an entry "How to manage my time". The problem is still alive, I must try to solve it.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Relax in Taiji





Relax in Taiji

I felt a loss of identity in practicing Taiji today. I wanted to relax, also I wanted to push the companion away. It's a incompatible thing now. Although I know that I must practice more, still I am encompassed with doubts.
I should use little power or no power to send the partner away, first I need to perceive the power of the partner, then follow his strength. When I perceive, I should relax my body. So the key is that how to relax? I have searched several ways to relax, but I am not sure about these methods.
By what way, tomorrow is a brand new day, I must go on. Come on!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Twitter and the Firewall





Twitter and the Firewall

The student asked the president of the United States "Should we be able to use Twitter freely?" "let me say that I have never used Twitter. My thumbs are too clumsy to type things on the phone," Obama answered. Though he added something later, but it's a cunning reply.

Twitter, Facebook, Blogger are all completely blocked in China, sometimes includes the Myspace, flickr, wikipedia, and so on. The government uses the Great Firewall to fetter the access to the Internet.

I can access Twitter via proxy servers, but without the proxy servers, I could do little thing freely. The Wall is there, Twitter is outside of the wall, I am inside. I don't hope that the words of the foreign leader can change the present situation, but it will be changed someday.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

How About It, Then?





How About It, Then?

Dave: So tell us Mark, now at the very end - what was your secret? How did you get all them girls?
Mark: Simple. Don't say anything at all.
Young Carl: Nothing?
Mark: Nothing. Then, when the tension becomes too much to bear, you finally, finally, you just say: "How about it, then?"

As you know, the above words is from the memorable quotes for "The Boat That Rocked". If u haven't seen this movie, you don't know what I mean. The movie is about an illegal rock radio station on board in 1960's, keywords to the movie are: boat, sex, lesbian sex, music, dancing, drunk, unknown father, and so on.

"How about it, then" may be useful for our single man, we are awkward in tryst with girls. Using the words like Mark's, we may have a good time.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Obama And The Great Wall





Obama And The Great Wall

Yesterday the president of the United States visited the Great Wall in Beijing. Here is the news.

Although I live in the city of Beijing for nearly ten years, I haven't visited the Great Wall, especially the famous iconic site, the Badaling section. Why don't I travel the place? I don't know now. When I was young boy, If I had a chance to visit the capital, the second place was the Great Wall, the Tian An Men Square was the first place. I really don't know why I haven't visited the Great Wall.

Nowadays when I see the words "the wall", the first meaning is the Great Fire Wall, then the Berlin Wall, the last is the Great Wall. It seams that I don't like the wall, maybe.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

How to find a toilet in Beijing

How to find a toilet in Beijing

It's difficult to find the comfort station in most public area in the city of Beijing. Although I am a young man who is quite familiar with a lot of places, sometimes I am in trouble with the urgency of micturition, I can't find a rest room, so I jump and jump in desperation.

In most super market, shopping plaza or university, it's really easy to reach the rest room with the well signpost. If u can't find the place that u want to go, just ask the passing guys.

When u in the strange street, it is fairly hard to find the toilet. The symbol of toilet may be not obvious, and only the local people know where it is. Even there is no public conveniences in this street, you may go to the one in next street. Also there is no rest room in some communities, even no the latrine, people do the things in their home, so no latrine there.

If u can't find the toilet, remember asking the old people first, the old men are warm and local, they will tell u a detailed guide to the rest room. Then if you notice the KFC(Kentucky Fried Chicken) or Mcdonald's nearby, go into to resolve your problem, It's really common to urinate in these fast-food restaurant for young guys. At the last you still find no toilet, and you are male, find a secluded spot under the wall or behind a tree to pass your water.

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Chestnut Roasted With Sugar





The Chestnut Roasted With Sugar

It's a famous and special place which sells the chestnut roasted with sugar, the roasted seeds and nuts. Here is the map. People go to buy the seeds and nuts everyday, and must wait in line every time.

The day before yesterday we went to the shop and bought some hot chestnuts. It's a long and hardness journey to reach there, because of the terrible traffic, we spent nearly one hour on driving there. We waited in line in the cold wind, we stamped our feet and twisted our body to warm, standing in the cold weather for nearly 40 minutes, we got our hot chestnut.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Driving With a Snowy Hat





Driving With a Snowy Hat

What is a Snowy Hat? It's the snow that covering the top of the car, though it has been several sunny two since snowing, for I didn't clean the snow at once, now the snow is freezing on the top of my small car and I can't clean the firn away.

So these days when I drove out, I must carry the snowy hat above my car. Apparently a special car, isn't it?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Recovery from the Cold





Recovery from the Cold

Yesterday I lay down nearly the whole day. After breakfast I took the medicine, hot water, then lay in the bed, covered with thick quilt which made me warm and sweaty. I waked at the lunch time, the hot water and the warm bed made me perspiring, so that I felt better that time. After lunch, I slept again.

Catching a cold is really a terrible thing, fortunately I recovery now. Taking the medicine, and Confining to bed, both are the important way to recovery.

By the way, I wanted to write something about the Sesame Street yesterday, because I didn't know that until noticing the new google logo on November 10, but I had to stayed in bed.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Catching a Cold, not H1N1 Flu





Catching a Cold, not H1N1 Flu

I am taking my temperature now, it is the forth time today. It's a bit little hot in the morning, about 37.2 centigrade. I know that I was unlucky to catch a cold these days, especially during the period that the H1N1 flu is rampant all over the world. Though the government has already declared that citizens can get the H1N1 vaccine completely free, I have not take the vaccine yet.

I don't know the symptoms of H1N1, but I am sure that I am just catching a cold now, i haven't got a running nose, no coughing, just a sore throat. I have taken medicine already, the aspirins, the radix isatidis.

Hope I get well tomorrow. Good night everyone.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Heavy Snow Again Last Night

Heavy Snow Again Last Night

Yesterday morning it sleeted with the thunder rumbled  for a few hours, the ground became wet, then it stopped and was cloudy in the afternoon.

I went to bed early last night, so i didn't notice the snow outside. When I twitched the curtain in the early morning, the bright light under the sun had surprised me, all the world outside became white, the snow had a thickness of the length of my middle finger. It was said that it snowed with the thunder last night, snowed with thunder, it's a very  phenomenon, this is the first time I knew it.

People walked slowly in the snowfield, also they put on dark glasses as a protection against the strong light. The leaves were still on the tree, and also the firn in the tree.
It seems it's still early to snow here.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

More About the Golden Gate Bridge





More About the Golden Gate Bridge

I haven't updated for several days, include the weekend, the crazy Saturday and the rapid Sunday. Though the Saturday went by like lightning, I still dislike the weekend these days.

My last post mentioned the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the amazing views photos of the bridge, the bridge seems like the bridge to heaven and it really crosses high to the clouds. In this post i just want to post one link which discusses some information of San Francisco bridge.

"Fame, fortune and the Golden Gate Bridge": "The Golden Gate Bridge is the oldest, longest, tallest single span bridge in the United States", why does it so special?  The more longer bridge is the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, but why the Golden Gate Bridge is more popular than the Bay Bridge. The author lists seven items, such as "Golden Gate Bridge is an icon", "Walking, running and biking across the bridge", the difference between the Marin County and the Alameda County. It's not a long article, but has plenty of useful information.

The bridge is a San Francisco icon, when you travel the city, please remember visiting the special bridge, Wish you have a wonderful trip there.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Photo Trip to San Francisco





Photo Trip to San Francisco

My last post is "Where is San Francisco", this time we have a photo travel to the city of San Francisco.

"San Francisco Trip Highlights": Five pictures about the St. Dominic's Catholic Church, the Golden Gate Bridge, St. Raphael the Archangel Mission. I like the photos of the bridge specially, "amazing views", the bridge on the photo looks like a dreamlike bridge to the sky, especially when the bridge crosses the mist wreathed the hillside. Great photos!

"San Francisco, CA. Oct 2009": Several pictures about the street of the city, men standing outside on the cable car, the cool red Mustang, the colorful street life, the dim  upside down guy, also the Golden Gate.

All the photos in the above links are fresh to me, the one even don't know "Where is the San Francisco". As the old saying goes, "I will be there" someday. Have a cheery Friday.

Where is San Francisco?

Where is San Francisco?

David was referred in my post "Why We Speak in Different Language", yes, the guy came from the United States. He left here at 5 am this morning, he may sit at home in the city of San Francisco now. I want to know more about this elder guy, who doesn't care how much time he spent on studying Taiji, and he really loves it.

I talked with David by using my poor English in the park during practicing Taiji, he studied several years here, but he didn't tell me the exact numbers, just more than five years. I don't ask his full name, for usually we talked little, we practiced with different man, also i was a beginner and David was good enough.

Where is San Francisco? The elder man comes from the remote city, he comes and studies in YuanDadu Relics Park every year. This time he stayed about three weeks, had a wonderful time here, for the city is his home, he can't stay here too long.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Heavy Snow





Heavy Snow

I would like to say “Happy Halloween” to all of you on Halloween, but i had no time to write some words down and update. When u enjoyed your "trick or treat" day, i lounged with friends in the first now in Beijing.

It was a heavy snow, and so early that the leaves still on the tree. The day before the snow day I had climbed the Mang mountain, i was sure that it's a nice time, beautiful autumn, but the next day the world was filled up with snow. What a crazy weather.

If u have interesting in First Snow in Beijing in 2009, look at some photos on flickr.com.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Weekend Trip: Mang Mountain National Forest Park

Weekend Trip: Mang Mountain National Forest Park

Yesterday i went to Mang Mountain National Forest Park with my friend, the park is located in the east to the Ming Tombs Reservoir in Changping District, Beijing, China, and nearly 40 kilometers from the urban area.

We got up lately at the Saturday morning, and left home after breakfast about 9 am. We went to the hill by bus. First we wait the bus 345 kuai(345 express) at the Mudanyuan East station, because it's long bus road nearly one hour, we waited for the bus which had empty seats. After missing two buses, we got on our bus and took our seats, but passed two stations i sent my seat to an old woman. One hour later, we reached the last station Chaofeng'an Village. The mountain stood in front of us, but we still spent ten Yuan on taking a unlicensed vehicle so that we could climb the hill from the lane which is found by the local people, and we could save the money of our entrance tickets.

It was the folden time to climbing the hill, there were plenty of trees with red leaves, when the wind blew, when we passed, the leaves both on the tree and on the ground sent out a rustle sound. The road was little wet, but not slippery. We overlooked the Ming Tombs Reservoir, appreciated the views on the hillside. 

We met some guys on our way to the top and climbed up together. On the top of mountain, we saw the artificial lake of heaven in the distance, the observation tower unfinished, and groups of people had their simple lunch at the foot of the tower. We crossed the gate beside the tower, arrived the man-made lake of heaven, walked around the pond for a moment, then down the hill.

The way to the foot of mountain was full of steps, i hated the kind of road, i complained for my knees. When we passed the entrance gate, we went on the wrong road to the bus station, we walked far away before asked a local woman. Finally we got the our way and bought a lot of apples from the apple orchard on the roadside.

The traffic of our return was so terrible, we spent more time than we had expected, we felt tired when we got off the bus, and we reached home at 7 pm.

The Mang Mountain is a good quiet place for climbing, i will go there again next year, maybe i can ride on my bike not by bus.

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