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I approve of some forms of nudity, even when I am the nude

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This candid view was clicked several years ago. I was hot-tubbing with my bud, Les Yamada, at his place on Vancouver Island, south of Nanaimo!


I posted this view elsewhere and some of my prudish friends objected that it revealed too much info!

Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2011/08/06 at 19:00

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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!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2011/07/22 at 17:11

Another thing I miss in China – PBS TV

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Here from the NY Times article, which thankfully I can view here every day:

And here is the link!

Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/12/15 at 13:21

Tonight I am feeling in tune with China/Dalian

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Map of sinitic languages
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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.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/12/05 at 05:06

An image of a beautiful non-celebrity woman

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Mary Magdalene, Oil on wood panel, Samuel and ...
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Her Flickr handle is Sexy Red and she obviously is a Red Head.

I have a red-headed lady friend from the Carp area outside of Ottawa. I have never seen any images of her or views in the flesh, but I can imagine that she would compete handsomely with Sexy Red.

For you boys out there with erotic tastes I highly recommend you click here!

Zemanta has offered an image of Mary Magdalene for this post and I have accepted it. Nice contrast and more than one red-head.

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:

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/11/21 at 13:43

I have said it here and elsewhere!

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Sheila Dikshit Chief Minister of Delhi India
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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.

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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!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/11/16 at 03:39

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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!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/11/15 at 06:48