Reading Time: < 1 minute A good friend of my brother recently visited St. Louis. He is an avid reader and used book collector. Although I like to read too but I have to admit I am not at his level in terms of reading breadth and expertise. Neverthless, we spent quite some time in two of the used book

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December 20, 2005

Reading Time: 2 minutes I saw this from “Sage Brennan’s this week in China” at MarketWatch. I have been to Chatea (Yi Cha Yi Zuo 一茶一坐) at Huangzhou in 2004 and was very impressed by the settings and the service. Also walked outside a store in Xu Jia Hui (Shanghai) during dinner time and the waiting line was just

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December 20, 2005

Reading Time: < 1 minute Added a few more links: notablly, the google maps mania talks about the fun “mash ups” around google map; and HUST blog, HUST stands for Huazhong University and Science and Technology (my undergraduate school). Interestingly enough, I saw some of the bloggers on HUST blog also worked for my current employer (UGS). “Add to My

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December 19, 2005

Reading Time: < 1 minute Although it won’t be as big as Beijing 2008, St. Louis 2006 US Figure Skating Championship will be a treat for the local skating fans. Last Thursday I got to know we will have this event from Jan 7 to 15. So I started looking for a ticket for the Ladies Free Skate. I watched

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December 18, 2005

Reading Time: 2 minutes This morning I went to 3 local Best Buy stores. I knew my chance of getting a Xbox 360 would be as same as winning a lottery. But I went anyway because I was already awake at 7:15 AM. There was a little flurry but I made it to the Best Buy Bridgeton location at

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December 18, 2005

Reading Time: 2 minutes Working in the software development these days also means working with people all over the world. Most notablly, Indian software engineers. I have great respect with my Indian colleagues. I know some of them from my graduate school. But I have to admit I don’t like Indian food. I have been to Indian restaurants in

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December 16, 2005

Reading Time: 2 minutes As software developer finding and fixing the bugs (defects in software) is just a way of life. I have been debugging (find the cause) a tough problem lately. During debugging sometimes I wished I would have another job. But when I solved a real problem, the satisfaction can not be easily described by words. I

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December 16, 2005

Reading Time: < 1 minute The link ends with * means you can not get access to it inside China, thanks to the GFW. Note all my links are non-political. blogroll: individual blogs; Kunwei is a good blog about things in Singapore and China, written by a “Haigui”.u WangJianshuo is a blog mostly about Shanghai, written by Wang Jian Shuo. He is busy now

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December 14, 2005

Reading Time: < 1 minute I went to ice skating at Creve Coeur Ice Arena today. This is my second time skating on the real ice and this year’s first. Last year I did it at Forest Park. As I said in my another article I did more roller blade skating in recent years. But ice is more fun I

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December 11, 2005
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