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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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(2012-06-19 14:25:17)
Asahumanbeing,youmusthaveaskedyourselfthesetwoquestionsatonetimeoranotherinyourlife:“WhoamI?”and“WheredoIcomefrom?”Modernsciencehasrevealedthatourfirstancestors-“Adam”and“Eve”-livedinAfricaabout200,000yearsago,andsomeoftheirdescendantswalkedoutofAfricaabout50,000yearsago.Ourbraveancestors,withtheiradventurousspiritandresourcefulminds,travelledfarandwide,andeventuallyspreadtotheeverycontine...[阅读全文]
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IjustwatchedaTVdocumentaryseries“ABiteofChina”(舌尖上的中国),whichshowcasesdifferentstylesofChinesecuisineandalsoillustratestherichtraditionsandculturesbehindChinesefood.Itistrulyafeastfortheeyes,andIwasinstantlycaptivatedbytherichnessoffoodsourceusedbyChinesepeople,andtheiringenuitytoidentify,preserve,andcookthesefoods.InChineseculture,andmanyothercultures,“eating”isnotjustaboutkeepingstomach...[阅读全文]
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“MidnightinParis”isamoviethatIcanwatchoverandoveragainwithoutlosinganyinterest.Iwasfirstcharmedbythefilm’sposter,whichisareferencetovanGogh’spainting“StarryNight”.Ilikeeverythingaboutthemovieandfeelveryconnectedwithit,andwastotallyengrossedbytheromanticmood,thebeautifulscenes,andthesentimentalsongsinthemovie.Themainthemeofthemovieisnostalgia.GilPenter,protagonistofthemovie,isaHollywoods...[阅读全文]
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02.BreakfastorLunch
ItwasSunday.InevergetupearlyonSundays.Isometimesstayinbeduntillunchtime.LastSundayIgotupverylate.Ilookedoutofthewindow.Itwasdarkoutside.Whataday!Ithought.Itsrainingagain.Justthen,thetelephonerang.ItwasmyauntLucy.Ivejustarrivedbytrain,shesaid.Imcomingtoseeyou.
ButImstillhavingbreakfast,Isaid.
Whatareyoudoing?sheasked.
Imhavingbreakfast,Irepeated.
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01.Aprivateconversation
LastweekIwenttothetheatre.Ihadaverygoodseat.Theplaywasveryinteresting.Ididnotenjoyit.Ayoungmanandayoungwomanweresittingbehindme.Theyweretalkingloudly.Igotveryangry.Icouldnotheartheactors.Iturnedround.Ilookedatthemanandthewomanangrily.Theydidnotpayanyattention.Intheend,Icouldnotbearit.Iturnedroundagain.Icanthearaword!Isaidangrily.Itsnoneofyourbusiness,theyoungmansai...[阅读全文]
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ThismorningIdecidedtotakeawalkoutsideforachange.Iusuallywalkedonthetreadmillathome,becauseitseemedmoreefficientintermsoftimemanagement,andIcouldwalkwhilecookingordoinglaundry,anddidn’thavetospendtimeondrivingfromhometothewalkingtrail.SothereIwas,walkinginthetrailthismorning.Iwasdeterminedtopushallthoughtsoutofmymindandfocusonmysurroundings.Icouldfeelacoolbreezeblowingonmyface,heardabirdsingingamo...[阅读全文]
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MarijuanaIamreadingthechapter3of“TheBotanyofDesire”–Desire:intoxication/Plant:Marijuana.IjustrealizedhowignorantIhadbeenaboutmarijuana,almostineveryaspectofit-itsbotany,itsgenetics,itshistory,anditspolitics.NowIamwritingdownsomeofthebotanicandgeneticfactsIjustlearnedaboutthisplant.
1.Marijuanaandhempcamefromthesameplantspecies-Cannabis,buthavebeendomesticatedandexploitedbyhumanfortwototally...[阅读全文]
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(2012-05-10 09:35:34)
Outoftheblue,insomniastrikesmeagain.WhenIhadittwoyearsago,itlastedsolongthatIeventuallyfellintodepression,andhadtoseekmedicalattention.Allthedoctorsinvariablyaskedmethesamequestionlike“Hasanythinghappenedinyourliferecently?”Itseemsthatyouhavetohaveareasontobeinsomniac.Onetimeapersonmadeacommentaboutinsomniac,andsaidthathehasaclearconscienceduringdaytime,sohasnoproblemfallingintosleepduringnightt...[阅读全文]
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(2012-05-09 03:59:11)

对住在美国南方的我来讲,夏天早早地就开始了。五月中旬开始,天气就变热了,学校也放假了。南方的夏天漫长而又躁热,说实在的,并不是一个好季节。但夏天却是我最钟爱,最盼望的季节:因为夏天工作不忙,因为夏天可以出门远游,因为夏天可以到海里游泳,但是最重要的是,因为夏天有大块,大块的时间读书。工作的最初几年的夏天,都忙着申请经费,做研究,[阅读全文]
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