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1. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
2. The Dark Knight (2008)
3. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
4. Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan…

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Shanghai's Jade Buddha Temple (上海玉佛禅寺)

Housed in its own worship chamber and sitting in pristine silence is the Jade Buddha statue after which this temple is named. Enormous and impressive, you’ll have to experience it in all its transience: photos aren’t allowed. 43 more words

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The Year In Movies 2014: Spencer's Picks

By Spencer. Ranking the best movies of the year isn’t nearly as simple a task as writing a year-end list for music. None of us at S&N are professional critics, so we’re limited to the movies we managed to see during the year—and as you might imagine, thanks to the time demands of visiting a theater, we consume a lot fewer movies than albums. 1,740 more words


Fly South to Nanxiang

Shanghai’s even got a TIME MACHINE.

It’s located specifically in one of Shanghai’s copious satellite towns: Nanxiang (南翔). Here, in this otherwise sleepy suburb, you’ll travel through time and space to the birthplace of… 900 more words

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Soweto: Scratching the Surface of A Rich Township

I am lucky enough to have a fellow ELCA global missionary friend who is in a year long program called, Young Adults In Global Mission (YAGM), and is living in the largest and arguably most historical township in South Africa. 722 more words

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You've Never Seen a Buddhist Temple like This

You can recite the Heart Sutra in the heart of Shanghai.

Shanghai can be a bit rough around the edges sometimes. I fully acknowledge this. Most locals would say the same when asked about the traffic, crowds, air quality, and surprisingly cold winter. 532 more words

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