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Starbucks Continues the Slide

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Reuters has an excellent article on this. I don’t need to say anything more. Yes I will buy more Starbucks if it hits 27.

Separately, I started the trial offer of Netflix, the online DVD (movie) rental service. It’s very easy to use, and one important feature I notice is: they will always send a new movie (according to viewer interest, the moive queue) once the user returns the old one. Sounds like they are trying to get the user addicted to the movie?

Seriously I think the coffee and movie are in the business of “cheer people up”.  

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St. Louis International Film Festival

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I heard about the annual St. Louis International Film Festival every year, made a resolution to go there every year, but never made it. This year’s festival is coming, Nov 9 to 19. Here is the list of movies. There will be three Chinese movies, they are:

Stolen Life starring Zhou Xun (Saint Louis Art Museum Thursday, November 16, 2006 12:00 PM);

Summer Place (Plaza Frontenac #1 Tuesday, November 14, 2006 9:15 PM); 

Three Times (Plaza Frontenac #1 Tuesday, November 14, 2006 6:30 PM).

stolen life