Monthly Archives: December 2012

Traffic Politics

In oriental languages given names are often on the right, and family names on the left. This reverses European convention and causes mix-ups in databases and on official forms. I was held-up at an airport once because the agent typed my name in … Continue reading

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Junk Life

Old buildings are marked with 拆 for destruction.  Neighborhoods are strewn with mahjong pieces and shredded portraits. Remaining inhabitants sort recycling or cling to stained robes and sulking zithers.  For shame that crew won’t meet the gaze upon their sinking … Continue reading

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