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First post of 2011

Let’s see, what was written last? So it’s obviously been a while since I’ve posted, and a lot of things have happened since, hence the been a while since I’ve last posted. I mean, that was half way around the world ago, and last year. As I write, it is the middle of the night […]

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Posted January 11th, 2011 - 2:30 pm by sean
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Actual Post and Updates

Again, it’s been a while since posting, almost 2 weeks, mostly due to how busy we’ve been with Maria’s MBA program starting up properly and falling into the routine of it all. I don’t think there’s actually much new to post about, so I think this post will mostly be me complaining about a plethora […]

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Posted September 29th, 2010 - 3:40 am 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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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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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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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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National Day 2009

As promised, Happy 60th Birthday People’s Republic of China! I’d like to start out by stating that I think I’m spending way too much time with my family. Counting the time after we left our apartments in LA, we’ve been living with some form of family for over two months. I think it’s starting to […]

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Posted October 5th, 2009 - 1:50 am by sean
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