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(2013-02-23 16:12:21)
AnotherMilestoneinmyLife
Ijustpassedanothermilestoneinmylifeacoupleofmonthago,althoughitwasnotsomethingIlookedforwardto,muchlesssomethingIwantedtocelebrate.IhaddreadeditforawholeyearandwasstillindenialwhenIfinallycrossedthethreshold.Nothinginthepasthadfullypreparedmeforthatmoment,notthoseonce-inspiringself-helpbooksandfamousquotes,which,allofasudden,seemedtobecomeuselessandmeaninglesstome.
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(2012-10-04 14:16:09)
Toreadornottoread,thatisnotmyquestion.Readingisanecessitytomejustasbreathingandeating.Mydilemmaaboutreadingiswhattoread–classicalorcontemporary,fictionornonfiction,readingforpurposeorreadingforpleasure.Iwouldliketoreadawidevarietyofbooks,butIknowIdon’thavethetimetoreadallthewonderfulbooksintheworld,sooftenIagonizeoverwhichbooktochoose.WhenWenQinglaunchedthebookclubattheforum,Idecidedtoputtheothe...[阅读全文]
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(2012-09-01 20:11:22)
在美国的华裔作家不少。著名的有 AmyTan,LisaSee等。但她们都出生在美国,英语是母语,就暂且不谈她们了。老的也不想谈了。只想谈谈和我们背景相同,二三十岁出国留学,现在四五十岁左右的作家。我最熟悉,读得最多的作家有三个:哈金,李翊云,和闽安琪。哈金的书看过四本 “AFreeLife",“Waiting","WarTrash",“TheBridegroom(短篇小说集)。很喜欢他的"Waiting",讲了那个年代[阅读全文]
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(2012-08-25 02:11:04)

Finallymypromotioncamethroughafterbeingrejectedthreetimesduringthelast5years.ItisalittlebitironicthatmypromotionwasdeclinedwhenIwasmostproductive,ambitious,anddedicated.NowIamverylaid-backandrelaxed,anddefinitelynotperforminganybetternowthanIwasone,three,orfiveyearsago.IalwaysthoughtthatIwasvictimizedbythepolitics,andfeltbitterovereachoftherejections.ThistimeIcan’thelpwonderingwhyIwasapprove...[阅读全文]
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Ire-watchedthemovieTheWayWeWere–a1973romanticmovie.ItisoneofafewmoviesIhavewatchedmanytimes.Itisaromanticstorybetweentwoyoungpeople,HubbellandKatie,whowereseeminglypolaroppositesofeachotherineveryway;Hewasstrikinglyhandsome,easy-going,andgiftedinwriting,whereasshewashomely,quick-tempered,andpassionateaboutpolitics.Yettheywereattractedtoeachotherandfellheadoverheelsinlovedespitetheirdifferences.Bu...[阅读全文]
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Summercameandsummerwent,inablinkofaneye.Wheredidthetimego?Ireallydreadgoingbacktoworkfulltime.Inrecentyears,workhasbecomemorelikeachorethanacareertome,becauseIhavenointerestinadvancingit.IadmitthatIamrelativelysatisfiedwithmyjob,howeverIdon’tfindmuchpleasureinit.SoIaskmyself:CanIdobetter?CanIimbuemyworkwithmorepleasureandmeaning?Buggedbythequestion,IrereadachapterofthebookHappier-Happinessin...[阅读全文]
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WhenmysisWenQingatMYSJforumtoldmethatshewouldreadAnnaQuindlen’sOneTrueThing,Idecidedtoreaditagainwithher,becauseitisalwaysagoodfeelingofknowingthatsomeoneelseintheworldisreadingthesamebookalongwithyou.Thebookisaboutafamilyoffive(apairofparentsandthreegrown-upchildren),fallingapartafterthemotherwasdiagnosedwithcancer.Thedaughter,theoldestofthreechildren,waspressuredbyherfathertoputhercareeronholdt...[阅读全文]
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(2012-07-11 10:13:07)


Myhubbygrewupinthecountrysideandwasafarmboybeforehewenttocollege.Heoftentalksabouthischildhoodwithnostalgicsentiment.Hehadworkedinthericepaddies,raisedpigsandgoats,andtendedtheorangetrees.WhereasIwasacitygirl,livinginacrowdedapartmentcomplexsurroundedbypeople,shops,andstreetvendors.Itseemstomethathehadlivedanidyllicchildhood,inawideopenspacewithstrikinglybeautifulscenery,likewhatIhaveoftensee...[阅读全文]
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Aftersharingmy“unpleasantexperience”ontheforum,Ihavereceivedoverwhelmingresponses.Manyofthemofferedmemoralsupport,buttherewerealsosomecommentscriticizingmyverbalreactiontotheincident.Itseemsthatdifferentpeoplechoosetoreacttothesituationindifferentways,whichcertainlyreflectthevaluesandpersonalitiesthatindividualpeoplemayhave.Evenwith20/20hindsight,Istillcannotthinkthebestwaytohandlethesituat...[阅读全文]
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WedrovetoNiagaraFallsfromTorontoonJune15,thesamedayNikWallendaplannedtowalkacrossNiagaraFallsona2-inch-widecable.Wereallydidnotcometowitnesshishigh-wirewalk,buttoseeNiagaraFalls,anditjusthappenedtobethesameday.TheQueenElizabethWay(QEW)fromTorontotoNiagaraFallswasjammedwithcars,whichcarriedpeoplefromallwalksoflifetowitnessthissupposedlysensationalandnewsworthyevent.Asaresult,onehourdriveturned...[阅读全文]
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