A Curmudgeon Back Home

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A Curmudgeon Back Home
Enthusiastically jaded observations and occasional rants by an expatriate.
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  • Je concède rien 3 days ago Today is Memorial Day, and for us it's the second-to-last three-day American holiday weekend before we depart Shànghăi 上海 in late July. I had hoped we could've taken advantage of this time to do some final traveling in China, but with my brother-in-law, one of my sisters-in-law and a friend...
  • Bond...Father/daughter bond... 5 days ago Shànghăi Children's Palace 少年宫This paragraph has been removed by the author, who, now having vented through the printed word as well as with a couple of cocktails to go with his dinner, feels much better. We now return you to our regularly scheduled blogpost currently in progress:Yes, we...
  • Comedy is not pretty 1 week ago Our cat defends her turf from an intruder A friend of mine recently posted on his blog a link to an article about an American family that had relocated from their native Texas to Tianmu 天母, one of the more upscale neighborhoods in Taipei 台北, Taiwan. He described the story as being...
  • 母亲节 2 weeks ago Happy Mother's Day!Our celebration of this second Sunday of May took place with lunch at a Taiwanese restaurant that was recommended to us by someone who should've known better. The food wasn't bad, mind you, but there are more atmospheric places in the greater neighborhood that claim to serve...
  • Sing, sing a Soong 3 weeks ago On this most socialist of national holiday weekends, what could be more apropos than to pay our respects to one of modern China's most revered women, Soong Ching-ling (Sòng Qìnglíng 宋庆龄). Born into an influential family, she and her two sisters married into the upper echelons of Republican...

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09:30 AM January 27, 2015

excellent insight....

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