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Monthly Archives: December 2005

requisite holiday post

Someone ought to buy Bill O’Reilly a ticket over here. They love Christmas. Love love it. With their peepees, just so that’s clear. There’s an English-language ad in this month’s that’s Beijing from a company called “ILLINOIS YOU LIFESTYLE” that demands that the reader “MARRY CHRISTMAS!”. There are jolly little Santa hats on all the […]

my air conditioner

My apartment appears to have been designed by a person who has never lived in an actual apartment, only seen glossy magazine photographs. When I toured the place, I was especially impressed by the kitchen — large enough to actually cook in, unlike most Chinese kitchens. It was only after I moved in that I […]