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extravagant thoughts

this afternoon i read a sign which advised me not to allow my thoughtfulness to become extravagant, lest it damage my spleen, so i will keep this post unambitious. the sign was in temple of earth park, a few blocks north of here, where there is a medicinal garden. i mostly went there to break […]

bookworm event

my reading on the couch at the Bookworm is on WED 20 October, 7:30pm and it’s FREE so do come by if you happen to be in Beijing. today’s global times carries a nice article about it which says it’s on Thursday, but don’t listen to them. see? i am huge in china. that terrible […]

china, i love you

for all your human rights violations, repressive censorship regimes and mysterious postal vortexes, you truly are a great nation.


some folks in norway have awarded something very important to someone i am not supposed to mention. when you google him from here, google stops working for a few minutes. euphemism it is. today someone told me that june 4, as it’s called, remains largely undiscussed in china, officially speaking; and that when it’s briefly […]