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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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Generic Style Updates

I haven’t done proper non-project specific updates in a while, so I thought I’d go into it a bit. 1) I repaired my bike today. I hadn’t ridden it for close to a month, and it’s been raining, then hot, then humid, so it was in very, very poor condition. I had to get one […]

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Posted August 6th, 2010 - 1:11 pm by sean
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a confessional tone

i apologize for the lack of capitals in this post, but i’m posting from my ipad and i disabled the auto correct feature because i found it to be less than intuitive about what i actually wanted to type. i also apologize for the general lack of posts on this here blog, but we’ve both […]

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Posted June 21st, 2010 - 2:10 am by sean
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Rediscovering…this.

I’ve not had any dreams lately, at least none that I can remember. When I just wake up, and I know I had a really good dream, one full of wonders and fantasy and whatever else makes such things perhaps a bit better than real life, it slips away, much quicker than before, well before […]

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Posted May 28th, 2010 - 1:25 am by sean
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Reflections on Chinese Men

Chinese men. Interesting creatures really. Often times easily mistaken for women due to the way they dress (skinny jeans, Louis Vuitton “murses,” Vertu “designer” cell phones, etc.), their mannerisms (“V” for victory hand signals), the style of their hair (long, colored, pink). Other times borderline homosexual due to the “camaraderie” they exhibit towards their fellow […]

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Posted April 4th, 2010 - 4:56 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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Chinese New Year 2010

So it’s my first Chinese New Year spent in China actually, since I was little anyways. I wasn’t sure what to expect, and I’m still not entirely sure what to expect seeing as the festivities go on for a week apparently. I knew there were going to be fireworks, but not like this, and not […]

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Posted February 14th, 2010 - 12:31 am by sean
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Onward to Seoul, again

Which must mean that once again, our visas are about to expire. Apparently it’s gotten a lot harder than it used to since the Olympics for someone to get a F or Z visa. The F is the “foreigner in the country but looking for work” visa that would have let us stay for up […]

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Posted January 13th, 2010 - 12:48 pm by sean
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Some forward momentum

So there’s been some progress, as can be noted by my and our general absence from this blog. First, my IFC (International Festival Chorus) Messiah concert has been postponed until the 19th of December. Apparently they’ve been having more and more problems getting government approval to perform Handel’s Messiah in a public venue, and it […]

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Posted December 6th, 2009 - 9:57 pm by sean
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Sick, Weather, IFC, Maria Runs, Updates

(Sick) So I’m sick, and have been for a few days. And I realize now that a good many of my blog posts begins with the word “So.” I wonder why that is…But I think it’s the weather. (Weather) It was like this when I was in New York; as the seasons noticeably change, I […]

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Posted November 8th, 2009 - 2:26 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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