Oct 30, 2006

middlesex

中性 (Middlesex)
中文版 (Chinese Edition)
博客來書籍館 (a local online bookstore in Taiwan)


Middlesex (中性)
英文原版 (The Original in English)
博客來外文館 (a local online booktore in Taiwan)

Middlesex on Amazon.com
Paperback: 544 pages
Publisher: Picador USA; Reprint edition (September 16, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN: 0312422156

one serious comment on the shrewness's blog

comment left on "the shrewness"' blog:

"i always think that death is painful for the living, not the dead. death leaves pain on the living, not the dead, but when i'm remided of (by myself) not knowing where i was before this lifetime, the pain is alleviated. this may sound philosophical, but i hope your pain will be alleviated when it is the time. ~yu-hua~ "

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personally, i can only imagine that life after death (life after this current life) is probably like life before we came to this world ( life before we were born). i can not "remember" anything about life before i came to this world or life before i was born. therefore, there's no pain before and after this lifetime, supposedly.

whenever people or animals i know of or i am close to die, i "review" the above thought again and again. they (the dead) may not feel any pain. thus the pain on me is alleviated.

Oct 26, 2006

Traffic Cops without Driver's Licenses

According to The China Post (Page 20, Local, Thursday, October 26, 2006) , there are 33 traffic police officers with no driver's license in Ilan (Yilan) County. I don't know if every traffic cop here in Miaoli County has a driver's license, but I know what I will do when I'm asked to show mine:

Traffic Cop: Driver's licence, please.
Yu-Hua: Show me yours first.

2006 Taipei (Taibei) International Travel Fair

2006 Taipei (Taibei) International Travel Fair

Oct 24, 2006

2006 Taiwan Hakka Exposition

2006 Taiwan Hakka Exposition
Time: 10/25/2006 - 11/05/2006, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Locale: 2F, Taipei (Taibei) Train Station

Bad Girls vs Good Girls

Good girls loosen a few buttons when it's hot. Bad girls make it hot by loosening a few buttons.
Good girls only own one credit card and rarely use it. Bad girls only own one bra and rarely use it.
Good girls wax their floors. Bad girls wax their bikini lines.
Good girls blush during love scenes in a movie. Bad girls know they could do it better.
Good girls think they're not fully dressed without a strand of pearls. Bad girls think they're fully dressed with just a strand of pearls.
Good girls wear high heels to work. Bad girls wear high heels to bed.
Good girls say, ''Don't... Stop...'' Bad girls say, ''Don't Stop...''

Snake Bite

"I hope I'm not poisonous," said the first snake.
"Why?" asked the second.
"Because I just bit my lip."

To "Shrewness"

"shrewness", thanks for stopping by my blog from time to time. I'll let you know next time I'm in my aunt's in Fort Lee, New Jersey so that I can stop by your place (if you don't mind). Ciao!

Jimmy

Jimmy. His father, an African-American, stayed in Taiwan as a soldier during the Cold War. His mother is a Taiwanese. His father went back to the States before he was born. He has never seen his father and is looking for him. Oftentimes, Jimmy was discriminated against because of his skin color. But he's always as strong as his mother. He's also a drag queen playing Whitney Houston, Diana Ross and so forth.

I've seen Jimmy many times on different TV shows. He's stunning. He's so atrrative, especially (the expression in) his eyes.

Go visit his website.

Oct 22, 2006

二月河的一句話

某個網站引用二月河的一句話送給紫微七殺坐命的人,讀到這句話的當下很有感覺,很震撼:

「最好的歲月,也是最悲哀的時候;你有多強大,你的敵人就有多強大;你有多麼舒服,就有多麼痛苦。」

美國將中文列為超高難度語言

美國將中文列為超高難度語言

Oct 19, 2006

Kids' Cute Answers

Teacher: Why are you late?
Webster: Because of the sign.
Teacher: What sign?
Webster: The one that says, "School Ahead, Go Slow."

Teacher: Tommy, why do you always get so dirty?
Tommy: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.

Teacher: "George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree, but also admitted doing it. Now do you know why his father didn't punish him?"
Johnny: "Because George still had the ax in his hand."

Oct 12, 2006

stay away from cola, especially women?!

"Cola consumption had no effect on BMD [bone mineral density] in men." - Cola consumption linked to weaker bones, Taiwan News, 10/12/2006; Reuters

Whether the above statement is true or not, I'm sure I'll stay away from Coca-Cola because the price of one can of Coca-Cola here in Taiwan was raised from N.T.$18 (U.S.$0.5404) to N.T.$20 (U.S.$0.6004) earlier this week. (For more about this in Chinese)

Cola? No, not a sip, not even a drop! Stay away from me! It's both for the sake of my health and the price hike.

Oct 11, 2006

mad about mad hot ballroom

This past Sunday, I rented a movie DVD at Blockbuster. The movie title is “Mad Hot Ballroom”. Movies on ballroom dancing always catch my eye. I know nothing about ballroom dancing; even so, I enjoy watching movies on it.

“Mad Hot Ballroom” is a documentary mainly about fifth graders from over sixty public schools in New York City and a citywide ballroom dancing competition. It records the scenes of their practicing ballroom dancing and their dancing in the competition. Students and teachers share their opinions with one another on things both related to and unrelated to the dance competition. It is a touching movie, but it is not a sad one. It made me happy, especially when the music of “merengue” is up. Most of the pupils like to dance “merengue”. The teachers as well as the judges love it, too. What does “merengue” sound like? How do they dance to it? Why not rent the movie and get to know it yourself?

Oh, by the way, I would like to recommend you another good one about ballroom dancing. It is called, “Shall We Dance?”. So, open your eyes and look for them hard next time you are in a video rental shop.

Oct 2, 2006

人民解放軍八大紀律 vs 台灣總統府八大紀律

(我一位朋友email轉寄給我的, 寫得可真好!)

人民解放軍八大紀律 vs 台灣總統府八大紀律
看來內地同胞在國文語詞對仗方面
的確有高水平程度

((解放軍八大紀律 ))
吃套餐,三千不貴
喝白乾,三斤不醉
玩女人,三個不累
打麻將,三天不睡
領導說的通通都對
屬下送的一概不退
為民服務完全不會
老婆一問立刻下跪

((總統府八大紀律))
總統專機迎親部隊
夫人買錶別人付費
炒股舞弊問心無愧
東窗事發日本相會
阿扁說的通通都對
扁嫂收的通通無罪
打拼經濟完全不會
人民痛苦從不理會