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4th of July in Ohio

So June came and went, with little to no notice. Some administrative stuff was taken care of, like the finalizing of Maria’s BAR materials for New York and New Jersey (there was fingerprinting involved, and Red Lobster in Jersey), a couple of really short races, all around Central Park because there’s no where else to […]

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Posted July 18th, 2011 - 10:39 am by sean
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Countdown once again – 4 Days

It’s that time of year again, or rather that time of the year and a half. We are counting down the days until we leave. I guess we hadn’t formally announced any such things yet, and though the rest of the inter-webs know already, the blog is sadly still officially ignorant of certain important matters. […]

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Posted December 20th, 2010 - 2:42 am by sean
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Very sick…

So it’s been like, over a week. Maria and I are both sick. We think it happened because of all the MBA people she was interacting with. The theory goes, we have close to 100 people, coming from different and perhaps, weird, countries, flying long distances on planes with perhaps even, weirder, people, all being […]

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Posted September 14th, 2010 - 4:00 pm by sean
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Hong Kong

I’ve been doing a decently good job of keeping up to date on my little writing project, though I’m a couple of days behind at the moment. I do intend to catch up though. I did think it appropriate though to now touch on some other random things that have been going on in my […]

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Posted March 19th, 2010 - 3:04 am by sean
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The Psychologies of Blogging

…or “why I suck at it.” So it’s quite late, and I’ve been tossing and turning in bed for a good while now. The issue is that I’ve been all of a sudden sick again, and it’s not been that great of an experience. I really do believe it’s due to the sudden changes in […]

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Posted March 8th, 2010 - 3:21 am by sean
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How NOT to make a burger

Ingredients: 200 g (.46 lbs) extra-lean hamburger patty, pre-formed, individually-wrapped 1 sesame bun, preferably frozen Shredded white “cheese” “Pickles,” otherwise known as ZhaCai, literally “Pressed Vegetables” (no dill was harmed in the making of this pickle) Garnish: 1 lettuce leaf, sliced tomatoes and onions Seasoning: Salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, red cooking wine, cooking oil Equipment: […]

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Posted November 4th, 2009 - 3:15 pm by sean
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Observations on the Chinese legal world, which now apparently includes me

This post consists of rambling observations on 1) Chinese law and Chinese lawyers, 2) Maria’s fascinating work in Beijing that she doesn’t regret at all getting snookered into accepting, and 3) Maria’s disinclination to work (“I have a plan, and this isn’t part of it!”). Shortly after arriving in Beijing, I responded to an ad […]

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Posted November 1st, 2009 - 11:40 pm by maria
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Owning a Restaurant in Beijing

I don’t actually have time to blog, neither does Maria, but I figured I should try to say something about what’s been going on, and I’ll leave it to her to tell about all that’s going on with her later, if she feels like it. So I now own a restaurant! I am the general […]

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Posted October 29th, 2009 - 1:20 pm by sean
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Expat Blog

So I got this listed in expat-blog. Not to be overly self indulging, but when we were researching our move to Beijing (though we were going to move whether we knew anything or everything we needed or wanted to know or not) we did find lots of good information on here, and if it wasn’t […]

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Posted October 20th, 2009 - 5:03 pm by sean
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A Minor Rant, and Everything’s Good

I’ve come to realize that this whole “pay as you go” schtick might be getting a little out of hand, especially in China. I’m prepaying my cell phone, my internet, my electric bill, my gas bill, my metro card, and if I want satellite TV, I’ll be prepaying that too. As Maria put it, it’s […]

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Posted October 16th, 2009 - 1:42 am by sean
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