General Thoughts and Fun Topics
General Thoughts and Fun Topics

Chinglish – Talk About Lost In Translation

With the 2008 Olympic Games being held in Beijing, the local news here showed an interesting report on how so many people and companies in China use what they call “Chinglish” which is basically words that have been translated from Chinese to English that are incredibly broken grammatically or that it hasn’t been translated properly.

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Some Pictures of Chinese New Year Displays In The Mall

I was in Metrotown today which is a large mall here in BC to quickly buy some things and of course some stores had decorations in celebration of Chinese new years. Most of the things that were displayed are things that you would typically see this time of year, but I thought this would be

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Looks Like I Have To Replace Some Computer Parts Soon

This computer that I am using seems to be having its issues for the past two weeks as it seems to be unstable and unable to operate under a dual channel ram mode anymore. After doing some quick tests, it looks like replacing it with a new motherboard will be the answer. It’s one of

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Chinese New Year Money And Those Red Envelopes

This is kind of a common question I was just asked where since the Spring Festival, better known as Chinese New Years, is coming up on what is suppose to be the significance in giving out money within those red envelopes. I’m not a historian or anything so I can’t give you this detailed background

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A Confirmation Bias Attitude Can Be Costly Financially

This is a topic that I haven’t divulged into yet but is an important one I think. If this term is new to you, a confirmation bias is basically when someone attempts to confirm or deny a particular belief by selectively focusing on proof that validates their view while neglecting or undervaluing information that would

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The City of Orgasm? This Is Suppose To Attract Americans?

Well wasn’t this an interesting piece of news for this Valentines day. In Victoria, the capital city here in BC, there is this new tourism campaign that is being rolled out in an attempt to attract tourists such as people from the US to visit the city and to help revitalize its image. To do

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