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[30 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Plugging One’s Ears While Stealing a Bell | 1,260 views]
Plugging One’s Ears While Stealing a Bell

It’s bad when one deceives others; it’s stupid that one only fooled oneself when he tried to fool others. Lots of occasions in our everyday life, some people try to deceive others or disguise something by telling themselves the thing does not exist. And of cause, it could only fool themselves.

Two thousand years, Lü Buwei told a vivid story about one fooling himself.

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[31 May 2010 | Comments Off on Lord Ye’s Love of Dragons: Professed Love of What One Really Fears | 961 views]
Lord Ye’s Love of Dragons: Professed Love of What One Really Fears

I have a college friend who is a big sports fan. “I Love Sports”, as he always introduces himself.

However, he only loves “watching” sports. When we try to ask him to join us playing basketball or soccer, he never does. He’d prefer to stay in the dorm to check the most recent news. I am sure you might know some people like him, too.

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[15 May 2010 | Comments Off on Snipe and Clam Fight, Fisherman Gets Both | 964 views]
Snipe and Clam Fight, Fisherman Gets Both

Today’s story is well presented in the short animated movie above. You might have already noticed its unique form — Ink and Wash Painting animated film. In 1960, ink-and-wash animated films appeared in China and caught the attention of the world as a breakthrough in the forms of expression and aesthetic conception in animated films.

The story told in this short film was told 2,200+ years ago in the Warring States Period. And it successfully prevented a deadly war between two states.

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[10 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on No More Tricks, Mr. Nan Guo! | 541 views]
No More Tricks, Mr. Nan Guo!

I have a weird habit. When I go to a classical music concert by an orchestra, I like to look at the individual musicians on the stage one after another. See their facial expressions and body gestures, see how they enjoy the music by themselves, how they pause and rest, how they response to the conductor, and try to catch some little things happened on the stage, or see if everyone is fully devoted to the performance.

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[13 May 2009 | One Comment | 892 views]
Aping a Beauty

“If Marilyn Monroe is the most famous blonde, who is the most famous brunette?”
This is an interesting question I found on Yahoo Answers. Most repliers agree that Audrey Hepburn is the most famous brunette. And I think so too.
Agree or not, Audrey Hepburn & Marilyn Monroe, they each represent two typical kinds of female beauty: classical grace and modern sexuality. They are probably the most famous celebrities around the world. No wonder that there are lots of mimics of both of the two. Here I list a few pictures in …