Beijing’s total population has exceeded 22 million, a mark that is supposed to be surpassed a decade later, the China National Radio reported today.
From my trip to Cornell for work this past weekend.
At the Ithaca Chili Cook-off & WinterFest with Kathleen and Rachel. Shot by Kathleen with my camera.
All in all, a fun weekend, despite having to give so many presentations. These work trips are definitely draining.
Taken on Valencia St.
Out shooting in the Mission last Saturday and ran into another group of photogs. This is Seth admiring Jason‘s 4×5.
This is how Google Voice transcribes a message. This voicemail was left in Chinese by my Auntie Linda, who was inviting me to dinner. Here’s the original:
Hey Jen, If I’m doing, Dante at 10 AM. A number on a budget. The basic compiling a list call back. Yeah, okay. Yeah back. Bye bye.
Chinese New Year is coming up. For those born in the year of the Tiger (according to Wikipedia):
Tiger (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Wood): Unpredictable, rebellious, colorful, powerful, passionate, daring, impulsive, vigorous, stimulating, sincere, affectionate, humanitarian, generous. Can be cold, restless, reckless, impatient, quick-tempered, obstinate, ruthless, selfish, aggressive, unpredictable, moody.
One of my former students, Christine, came back from working in China and she brought back a red plush tiger for me to hang in my car. So Chinese-y. Funny how she remembered that was my favorite animal. I love tigers and all, but I don’t know if I could camp out like the guy in the photo above.
Photo taken at the Millbrae Art & Wine Festival, 2009, when my friend Cindy (the one who’s currently into sewing) made me go. Told you she’s artsy-fartsy.
I really do. I don’t mind speaking in front of groups, as I need to do for work. It’s preparing the content that I don’t like. Maybe that’s why I like photography so much–I don’t need words.
Photo taken in summer of 2009, at the Hong Kong Museum of History.
When putting on pants, socks, or shoes, I realized I ALWAYS dress my left side first. (Left leg or foot in first)
What’s YOUR Friday Fun Fact?
The first Barbie Worldwide Flagship Store. Taken in Summer, 2009.
Yes, I went in with my students. It was so…pink. They even had a Vera Wang bride and groom Barbies and Juicy Couture Barbies. I think they even had a Barbie restaurant on the top floor.
Barbie® Shanghai is an exclusive shopping destination with six floors of Barbie® products and activities designed just for girls. Along with a real fashion runway, full-service day spa, doll design center, and more, there are over 1,600 Barbie® products available, including apparel, jewelry, skin-care products, toys, electronic products, cosmetics, games, and other exciting goodies girls of all ages will love. Spend an unforgettable day at Barbie® Shanghai – there’s nothing else like it anywhere.
Oh my goodness, did I just write a post on Barbie?
I’ve received a couple emails from friends and family this week asking for help/advice on the following topics: Firefox, autistic children, and restaurants in Chinatown. OK, that’s all.
My coworker Kurt was asking about this so I’ll post it up here:
If you have Firefox and GreaseMonkey, then install this script. Go to your Facebook Phonebook, then in your Firefox menu, go into Tools > GreaseMonkey > User Script Commands… > and you’ll see Export Facebook Phonebook. Extract the data, and then POST it to AddressBooker, which will then guide you through merging it into your Google Contacts.
Script by Brad.
I haven’t posted much on this subject, mainly because I keep much of this to myself, even in person. The only other place I remember where I’ve mentioned anything was on my “100 things about me” page. But as my friends and I watched this movie this weekend, I was reminded how this movie has a special place in my heart. I first watched this last year online on some Chinese site and was determined to buy this movie in the summer. I even paid extra for the DVD version (instead of the cheaper, lower quality, but more popular VCD). If you’re ever looking for a great kungfu movie WITH a good story line, go rent this.
I was walking The Embarcadero, camera in hand, when this guy walked by, lifted up his tennis racket to hide his face and said, “No more, paparazzi. No more pictures.” I smiled and said, “That’s a good one” and couldn’t help but continue with “Can I take your picture?”
He told me he’d been living in San Francisco for 20 years. He said his name was Chris, but goes by the name “Baby Jesus.”
I’m finally documenting this here because every time I do a hard reset on my phone, I forget what I need to do to tether my phone to my laptop and allow internet sharing.
I actually don’t like my wireless carrier because it uses CDMA technology, which doesn’t allow me to use SIM cards when I’m at work overseas in the summer. But I couldn’t resist it because the monthly plans were so cheap (including data!).
With ActiveSync installed on my computer, use a registry editor such as CeRegEditor and delete the value \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Comm\InternetSharing\Settings\ForceCellConnection.