Youth self defense class at SLMCS

Reading Time: 2 minutes (Update 01-07-2022) The Chinese school starting date for Winter / Spring semester is pushed out by 2 weeks. So the below class will start on Jan 23rd instead of Jan 9th, 2022. Please refer to the SLMCS class link for more up-to-date details. (Original) “Youth self defense” class in the STL Modern Chinese school, this… Continue reading Youth self defense class at SLMCS

Recent Olivette Developments

Reading Time: < 1 minute (Update 2: 06-22-2022) Besides new apartments below (again The Oliver which is almost done as of June 2022, and The Opus Group Multifamily Redevelopment Project at Irvington and Reyem Courts which I assume will take some time / years or months), there are also two townhouses complex. Hilltop West-attached home redevelopment project and Olivette Townhouse… Continue reading Recent Olivette Developments

JCC St. Louis and my exercise

Reading Time: 3 minutes JCC St. Louis (2 locations, Creve Coeur and Chesterfield) are very good. I joined JCC in early 2012 mostly for its exercise facilities. At the time I got discounted rate through my employer, and at the same time the employer paid 3/4 of the membership fee. Over the years I changed my employer couple times,… Continue reading JCC St. Louis and my exercise

Resources for aspiring software developers in St. Louis

Reading Time: 2 minutes We know St. Louis is not a hot (or cool) place as Seattle/Silicon Valley in terms of job opportunities for software engineers. But St. Louis area have plenty of opportunities from small to large organizations, with a diverse industries. There are also many resources for aspiring software developers who like to join the industry. The… Continue reading Resources for aspiring software developers in St. Louis

Some thoughts after seeing movie “Up in the Air”

Reading Time: < 1 minute (Update 04Feb10) Watched the “Outsourced” movie from Netflix on Feb 02 night, quite interesting. It has a similar theme with “Up in the Air”. (Original) Went to see movie “Up in the Air”. That’s the first time my wife and I went to see a movie. We figured time is running out for us to… Continue reading Some thoughts after seeing movie “Up in the Air”

DTV day, PBS and NPR

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today is DTV day, the analog TV will be turned off and the local TV stations will broadcast digital signals only. Go to for the government coupon Digital TV converter box and other information. Local PBS station (KETC) is running short of funds recently, partly due to the recession, corporate underwriting and viewer donations… Continue reading DTV day, PBS and NPR

Wifi hot spots and plan

Reading Time: < 1 minute Mobile broadband (3G) is getting popular these days, but for most people (esp. consumers) that’s still a bit too expensive. At this time I think the good old Wifi is more suitable for me and many working from home (Starbucks, Panera Bread, Borders, Barnes Noble, or McDonald) type. I used to use Free Wifi at… Continue reading Wifi hot spots and plan

PBS NewsHour doing weekly series on Saint Louis

Reading Time: < 1 minute Yesterday was series one. The series is about the new stimulus package, economy and comparison of (1930s) new deal with current stimulus package. The first one showed many St. Louis landmark, such as St. Louis zoo, Forest Park (Jewel Box). I did not know many of those were built in 1930s (the New Deal). StreamVideo… Continue reading PBS NewsHour doing weekly series on Saint Louis

Ameren responds to anti-Ameren TV Ads

Reading Time: < 1 minute I was a bit surprised to see the anti-Ameren (local ulitily company) TV ads (link here), which shows an old person, feeling stressed by the potential 40% rate hike of electricity by Ameren. This thing reminds me of the political Ads during campaign season. Interestingly enough, Ameren is fighting back with its own Ads.