Archive for the ‘living’ Category
I saw this pic and snipped it since I could relate to it right away. This view from the “top” is too much for me even in a pic. You see I am acrophobic, I suffer from an instant fear of heights!
Here from the NY Times article, which thankfully I can view here every day:
It could be a personal illusion, but the real sense of making my way here is with me tonight and it feels euphoric.
I did a few real things today and got paid for it with a promise to pay more later. And I got a real prospect of marketing into a big market later this week.
How can I not think I am making some kind of headway? And I doing it with Chinese associates, even though I speak nominal Mandarin. The secret it finding the right associates and I seem to have found one rough jewel, Dean, and my own assistant, Scott, who feels more reliable and worthy of trust.
I have to say to the blogosphere that doing business in China boils down to finding the right Chinese associates. Although I will add this proviso! I am at the beginning of the commercial journey, the very edge of the beginning!
But if you think that my feelings of good existence comes down to marginal commercial success, let me set you right. I have a feeling of good life! I am usefully employed with prospects of better things, I have good Chinese and foreign friends and business associates. I have business connections with Chinese and Chinese organizations that I built myself. I am happy that is working, or seems to be.
I enjoy lots of good wine, spirits, cheese and crossover cuisine at home. I have good convivial friends for dinner and light partying thereafter. I have a warm and cooperative connection with one family that owns a respectable manufacturing company and I do more than English training for them.
- A Rather Disappointing City – Dalian, China (travelpod.com)
- RPT-Dalian Port to raise up to $904 mln in Shanghai offer (reuters.com)
- Dalian Take 2 – Dalian, China (travelpod.com)
- Intel Opens First Chip Manufacturing Plant in China (nytimes.com)
Her Flickr handle is Sexy Red and she obviously is a Red Head.
For you boys out there with erotic tastes I highly recommend you click here!
I well remember from over 20 years ago a late night tryst with a lady who was red haired all over! A memory, sadly unrepeated that I cherish!
An afterthought! Here is a side view worth the trip:
- Own Your Beauty, Month Two: Not the Perfect Coach, Just Coach Caitlin (blogher.com)
- Celebrate Your Inner Beauty by Going Makeup Free Every Monday (jsyk.com)
- red head! (secret-agent-josephine.com)
India is a ramshackle country. It is run by the very rich for their own purposes and as far as the rest of India is concerned let them be damned. If you have any doubt about that extreme statement. consider this latest headline:
New Delhi apartment collapse kills 61
30 still believed buried in rubble
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | 12:21 AM ET Comments12Recommend11
The Associated Press
Police and rescuers raced Tuesday to pull survivors from the debris of a four-storey apartment building that collapsed in a congested neighborhood in New Delhi, killing at least 61 people and injuring scores of others.
The 15-year-old building housing about 200 people — mostly migrant workers and their families — collapsed Monday evening into a mountain of concrete slabs, iron rods, bricks and mortar in New Delhi’s Lalita Park neighborhood.
About 30 people were believed still trapped under the rubble, said New Delhi’s top elected official, Sheila Dikshit, and emergency efforts were hampered because fire trucks had difficulty navigating the neighbourhood’s narrow alleyways.
At least 61 people were killed and 78 injured, said city police official Mohammed Akhlaq.
It is evident that the only reason this building collapsed is that either the owner or the contractor cut corners and let the inhabitants of the building be damned!
How can India ever challenge China for economic position in the world as long as this kind of mindless incident can happen in the capital city of India.
This is just more evidence that democracy is not a panacea, nor is transparent government, or freedom of speech. A building collapse in a capital city with serious loss of life is a travesty and not democracy!
The existence of the Taj in India is just one more bit of evidence that India does not work very well as a country for its ordinary people. And Bollywood is just another travesty of human values! It means little in the scale of India humanity, slum dog millionaire or not!
I’ll vote for China vs. India every time!
With Words on Muslims, Opening a Door Long Shut nytimes.com
A book arguing that Muslim immigrants are socially, culturally and intellectually inferior has sold more than a million copies.
I believe that Mr Sarrazin has a point and I sort of am happy to continue living in China where I can expect that sort of immigration issue will not arise!