Monthly Archives: December 2008

Our New Year Recipe

I just found this video from my archive.  It showed how I celebrated New Year with Ned and Ivan at Ivan’s bunker in Beijing.  It was the year 2005.  As usual we cooked up a storm.  It is our pleasure … Continue reading

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Tattoo advice, part III

Tattoo admonishment number 47:    Make sure your tattooist is literate. 47.a:   If your not fully literate, do not get a tattoo.

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Ivan’s Tattoo, II: UNSCANNABLE!

I have warned Ivan that if he doesn’t get a tattoo, he will be deported from America!

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Ivan’s tattoo

Our friend Ivan tells us that his fiancee, Hypatia de la Pink, has given him a gift certificate for Christmas, to go to “Ahab’s Tattoo Parlor” and get a tattoo.   This offer will remain valid throughout the 12 days of … Continue reading

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To JustRecently: About the “2009 Go China” Video

This is a continuation of a discussion that I have been having with our friend JR at JustRecently’s Beautiful Blog.  I at first intended to post this as a comment at JR’s blog.  Unfortunately it contains too many links and … Continue reading

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More Charter 08 Casualties: Bullog Purged, Ran Yunfei Suspended

Bullog 牛博网, a progressive blog portal, becomes the next victim of a purge that has swept across the blogosphere in China since the release of Charter 08.  As a result, Bullog lost two of its most popular bloggers: Ran Yunfei … Continue reading

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Ivan’s Christmas Present to Our Readers

Click here for a special online Russian lesson, as a Christmas present from our friend Ivan to all of you.

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Tibetans Face Arrests and Tough Sentences for Spreading “Rumours”

Just in the last few days, more news has come out of China about further arrests and jail sentences of Tibetans for alleged “rumour mongering”.  The unusually tough sentences, in particular, indicate Beijing’s determination to block news about the 3.14 … Continue reading

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Joy!

Catherine and I just want to share this joyful Christmas music, from China, with all of our friends:  

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Multicultural Christmas in Ivan’s bunker

Our friend Ivan, formerly of the China-Blogosphere, has moved back to America.   Here’s an email he sent us for Christmas Eve: Dear Ned and Catherine, Christmas greetings from Idaho! First I want to thank Ned for the case of  vodka, … Continue reading

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