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[24 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on His Spear Against His Shield | 849 views]
His Spear Against His Shield

However, 20 months ago, when Geithner was testifying at the same place as “candidate” for the US Secretary of Treasury, he said, “Obama has strong evidence showing China IS manipulating the currency exchange rate.”

Why are his states inconsistent? I guess it must have something to do with his position then and now. It reminds me a popular Chinese idiom about such self-contradictory. It comes with a 2000+ years old story, told by Legalist Han Feizi.

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[16 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Draw a Snake and Add Feet to it | 1,314 views]
Draw a Snake and Add Feet to it

“Less is more”. This is a popular motto quoted by graphic designers and lots of other professionals. The opposite is also a good one: “More is less.”

Flowers are beautiful as they are, over decorating them only make them ugly; things should be done appropriately, no more, no less. Overdoing a thing only diminishes it.

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[30 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Plugging One’s Ears While Stealing a Bell | 1,259 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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[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 …

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[7 Apr 2009 | 3 Comments | 1,924 views]
Pull the crops up to help them grow

Storyteller: Have you ever grow some plants by yourself, such as flowers, veggie, or tomatoes? I do. I grow some tomatoes in my small backyard. How do we look after the plants and help them grow? It’s a lot of different work, indeed. Watering, fertilizing, flood, heat, disease, insects, wind, cold, weed, etc…, there are lots of things to worry from plant to harvest.  That’s just for casual plant lovers like me, for the farmers whose lives are totally associated with crops, things could be even harder. No wonder a …