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Jul.01.2008
The Olympic games in Beijing are fast approaching, and y'all are getting a Chinese lesson, whether you want it or not. I am fed up with having my last name mangled ever since my 1967 arrival in America. The Brits can pronounce it correctly. So can the Japanese and the French. I am betting the...
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Jun.30.2008
Please watch Belle's Youtube video of her Chinese "King Lear," a graphic novel-in-progress.   In reply to Matthew Biberman's post: At the beginning of the play, Lear was merely OLD and irrational because he was afraid. He was merely OLD and not yet mad. I think Harold Bloom said...
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Jun.30.2008
Please watch Belle's Youtube video of her Chinese King Lear, a graphic novel-in-progress   If hell is LAX's terminal 3, then I managed to make the hours-long wait for the connecting flight home quite bearable. I took on my trip my tattered copy of "King Lear," in my possession since...
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Jun.25.2008
Please watch Youtube video of Belle's Chinese "King Lear," a graphic novel in the making.     In Europe, an old folktale known as “Love Like Salt” had been circulating: An old rich father has three daughters and he asks which one loves him most. Eldest daughter tells him, “More...
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Jun.25.2008
How to Eat a Fortune Cookie When you get a good fortune, eat the cookiefor the good to come true.When you get a bad fortune, don’t eat the cookieSo the bad you can undo. If you say China created the fortune cookie,You don’t have a clue.China imported the fortune cookiefrom America in nineteen...
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Jun.23.2008
Please watch Belle's Youtube video, a Chinese "King Lear" in the making.   “Baba, do you think Great Granddad went mad like King Lear?” I asked my father on our evening walk. “No, your great grandfather did not go mad, because he was a Buddhist and Daoist. Most men would have...
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Jun.22.2008
 Please watch Belle's Youtube video, a Chinese "King Lear" in the making   Okay, the stars are in alignment, Jessica Barksdale Inclán, James Whyle, Matthew Biberman, Thomas Huynh. Eric Nichols, Steve Hauk, Ericka Lutz and anyone who wishes to join, WELCOME! Don't be shy. Yesterday...
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Jun.19.2008
 Please Watch Belle's Youtube video on her Chinese "King Lear," a graphic novel in the making   I wrote this as a comment to Matthew Biberman's post, "Shakespeare's Music." In my lifetime, I’ve cried violently on three occasions while watching movies. The first was a...
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Jun.18.2008
I love to chase balls down a greeny field. So many evenings on my walk, I’ve had the bent to burst down the length of the football field, dribbling an imaginary ball. This year, I’ve looked longingly at the MPC catalog and have been tempted to join the women’s soccer team. I don’t love running...
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Jun.13.2008
When I returned home after 3 years of living in cold water flats, after I had dragged my bedraggled self home from the bloodbath of the Tiananmen Massacre, Baba did not push me back out into the world. He merely asked me to practice my Chinese calligraphy as a form of meditation. "Stay home...