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China Rises, While U.S. Declines: Interesting Times Of The 21st Century

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There is an Arab proverb, inspired by the Koran, that says, “He who predicts the future lies, even if he tells the truth.” In other words: If you make a prediction and it turns out right, it’s sheer luck, mate. 772 more words

Money Matters

萨娜丽的奇幻旅程 [Chinese Edition]

I wrote this story so many years before, maybe when I was 6 or 7. It’s now seems babyish to me. I was a super fan of the…

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Once Upon a Time (三生三世十里桃花, Zhao Xiaoding & Anthony LaMolinara, 2017)

Tang Qi’s popular online novel Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms (三生三世十里桃花, Sān Shēng Sānshì Shílǐ Táohuā) has already been adapted into a phenomenally popular TV drama spanning 58 episodes but the big budget, blockbuster adaptation by Zhang Yimou’s regular cinematographer Zhao Xiaoding making his directorial debut in a co-production with Anthony LaMolinara, thinks it can make do with just 110 minutes. 763 more words


Never "local" in Hong Kong

In honour of my heritage and the irreplaceable childhood years that I lived in Hong Kong for, I tell people that I’m from Vancouver “slash” Hong Kong.  778 more words

Through My Senses

Stuffed Asian Aubergines (Eggplants)

Unlike the type you find in Eggplant Parmesan, the Asian aubergine has a mushy texture when cooked. I find that this mushy texture holds onto the flavour of sauces and other foods with it, but it is also more pleasant to eat, as if it melts in your mouth. 435 more words


The Failure Of Communism by Dennis Allen Lange

Kim acts like a fool and a Kaiser,
And toward his own people’s a miser.
…China’s backing that horse
…Which has failed in its course. 15 more words