Free WIFI Riding Beijing’s Public Transit

It is absolutely insane that anyone riding a bus or a subway train gets WIFI connections at no charge at all.

And the magic WIFI access point on each bus or subway cabine is named as 16WiFi. No password is required.

With a VPN readily available on one’s tablet and/or cellphone, one can easily access overseas web sites, such as Google, YouTube and Facebook, etc.

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妇女节

从大学同学的微信上抄过来的。

“和漂亮的女人交往养眼,和聪明的女人交往养脑,和健康的女人交往养身,和快乐的女人交往养心,和温柔的女人交往养神,和有才的女人交往养性!温柔是低调的美,可爱是自然的美,闲淑是宁静的美,活泼是奔放的美,端庄是包容的美,智慧是含蓄的美,心态是内在的美,开心有理,美丽无罪。我祝所有美女们人美生活更美!爱并被爱着,快乐并幸福着!”

男人有时候是需要有些浪漫情怀的!如果实在是老实木讷,至少上微信的本事应该有吧?抄一段总可以吧?我就是这么做的。

I clicked to start watching “Notting Hill ” after moving the mouse pointer on the Netflix screen for a little while. Wasn’t it some 10 years ago I watched this movie?

There is one line said by the Oscar winning actress Anna Scott ( starred by Julia Roberts) to the owner of a London travel book store William Thacker (Hugh Grant):

“I am also just a girl, standing in front of a boy asking him to love her”.

The movie’s plot is nothing more than a modern fairytale. But this line alone seems a good demonstration of one of the most fundamental needs of the humanbeings (men and women): love, on top of any other material and social attachments.

And it is in this sense, I personally believe, that the International Women’s Day can be celebrated as a day of love and equality between the two opposite genders.

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怎一个“牛”字了得!

你的英文比我好我就认了。你讲中文(口音)居然也比我好,天理何在!

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Like these sayings

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

The falling leaves settle on the roots.

What comes from dust will return to dust.

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惊世为俊才,悦目是佳人

刚过去的《中华诗词大会》是以来自上海的高中女生武亦姝抡元拉上了帷幕。武亦姝也因此风靡了全国, 尤其是全国的诗词爱好者 — 一个00后的现代女孩子竟拥有惊世骇俗的诗词修养和恬静温婉的闺秀气质,殊为难得!不由得感慨,山川日月之精气,钟于一人,遂生出此奇女子!

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随着禁酒令的取消,加上有我平时看的中医大夫的建议,我又开始喝点儿葡萄酒了。

女儿知道后,送了我两瓶。

红酒是加州纳帕酒庄Folie à Deux的2013年调制酒Ménage à Trois。

Medium ruby colour; ripe blackberry fruit and raspberry jam aromas; medium-bodied with rich, ripe fruit flavours.

白酒是加拿大安省尼亚加拉酒庄Chateau des Charmes 的2015年Sauvignon Blanc.

Pale straw colour; intense citrus and gooseberry aromas and flavours, with hints of pea pods; dry, refreshing lime acidity with a clean, dry finish. Excellent Sauvignon Blanc.

虽然自己不是葡萄酒的行家,但一饮之下,如品仙露!隐隐然觉得犹如李太白诗曰:”天子来呼不上船,自称臣是酒中仙“。

menage-a-trois sauvignon-blanc

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A Cursed Life

I guess “cursed” maybe too strong a word to use here. What I really meant to express here is a life that was revealed in a sad dream many many years ago and scarily proved true over the years followed.

We Chinese have a long history of believing in “signs” and ”omens”. And this is particularly true when we need to know badly about the “better” in some seemingly life-changing situations.

There is , however, more often than not a chance we throw ourselves into some irrisitable “sorrow” when our signs and omens are negative! We become hopelessly “cursed”, regretting knowing a disappointing future too soon.

Anyway, I’d say, still worse scenarios are unfortunate signs and omens crop up by themselves, with no any consent of ours, not even a tiny bit, and later those signs become the reality. Isn’t this unfair and cruel for those trapped by the mess(though I do know life in generally not fair)?

To conclude, there are people in this world have their wandering life-courses uncovered in their early ages. For them the best thing, I believe, to do is to accept the ill-fate, and live the best possible out of it.

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