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Monday, December 24, 2012

My Christmas Tree

This is a good looking tree!

My Christmas Tree


april
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Skyfall: Healing in Returning?

The latest 007 Bond film Skyfall has some psychoanalytical factors, but not too much.

Skyfall: Healing in Returning?


april
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The One Big Thing in Your Life 4 - For Men

It's not easy for men to find the one.

The One Big Thing in Your Life 4 - For Men

This is the last episode in this series.

april
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Friday, November 9, 2012

The One Big Thing in Your Life 3 - for women

It seems that women can never have that happily-ever-after life. Marriage is not a sure place to derive happiness.

The One Big Thing in Your Life 3 - for women

april
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The One Big Thing in Your Life 2

You can never trust what people say. They say love is the only thing, in fact, they choose bread.

The One Big Thing in Your Life 2

april
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Friday, October 12, 2012

The One Big Thing in Your Life

The one thing, can you name it? I am interested to know.

Here I am talking about an expression, a four character word. It is a fixed expression in Chinese, really means the one thing quite unique to Chinese culture.

The One Big Thing in Your Life

april
www.mslmaster.com

Monday, September 24, 2012

All Kinds of Rain

It has been raining a lot this year. As a matter of fact, it is raining right now as I am typing these words.

All Kinds of Rain

april
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Switching to New Computer

It's cruel to treat my old computer this way. But, the new one also brings me headache.

Switching to New Computer

april
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Sunday, August 26, 2012

3US$ for Van Gogh

Of course, not the real one, but neither the print. You can get many other famous paintings as well, if you want to.

In the end, I didn't.

3UD$ for Van Gogh

april
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Friday, August 10, 2012

Gold Medal Fetishism

The power we attribute to gold medal must be a puzzle to extra-terrestrials.

Gold Medal Fetishism

The ETs, of course, must have learned this young Chinese man's name.
april
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Zhou Zuoren (3)

Listen (or read) Zhou Zuoren's work on Beijing's snacks. I think his words have a special taste, and probably last longer than any food.

Zhou Zuoren (3) - on Beijing's snacks

I hope you enjoy it.
april
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Friday, July 6, 2012

Zhou Zuoren (2)

A continuation from the previous podcast. What happened to Zhou Zuoren (周作人) in his last 30 years of life.

Zhou Zuoren (2)


For the past podcast transcripts and other learning materials, visit www.mslmaster.com

Friday, June 22, 2012

Zhou Zuoren (周作人)

Zhou Zuoren is a very accomplished writer, yet many people are not very familiar with him. Maybe we can judge whether history has been fair  with him or not.

Zhou Zuoren

More on Zhou Zuoren next time.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Capabilities of Language

This is a continuation of searching for what is (indeed, if there is anything at all) that something you have learned when study Chinese. Let's see it from a bigger picture:

The Capabilities of Language

Can you see it?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Study Chinese - Psychological Factor Considered

Do you really learn anything new? It's still hard to say, even though you may feel so...

Study Chinese - Psychological Factor Considered


Friday, May 11, 2012

Have You Really Learnt Anything New When Study Chinese?

If you think about it, you will find that, after years and years of studying Chinese, you can't really say that you have learnt anything new which a non-Chinese-learner has no way to know.

Have You Really Learnt Anything New When Study Chinese?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Further Conditions of Do As I Please

Following from previous post, it seems that it is not money, either.

Further Conditions of Do As I Please

Monday, April 9, 2012

Conditions of Do As I Please

If you are longing for a life style of "do as I please", you need to know what you are striving for. It's not work, anyway.

Conditions of Do As I Please.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Is Wine Tasting an Art?

Wine tasting is exclusive and expensive. Does it qualify it as an art?

Is Wine Tasting an Art?

Friday, March 9, 2012

As Eternal As Art (without voice over)

video
Now, without voice over, it's really art!

As Eternal As Art

video
Why do we like paintings and music so much? We find wonderful answers from Schopenhauer.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Functions of Laughter

Laughter and happiness are not necessarily connected. One example is the dancers, why are they always laughing during the performance?

Functions of Laughter

Monday, February 13, 2012

Categorizing Laughter

What kind of laughter do you have?

Categorizing Laughter

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Genius, Idiot or Simpleton?

This is a continuation of math. Who are we in relation to math?

Genius, Idiot or Simpleton?

Friday, January 13, 2012

From Eternal Truth to Pizza

This entry is about math. We have gone a long way, indeed.

From Eternal Truth to Pizza