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Car hugging for a living

I know it makes way more sense to hug trees. They are alive. They hug back, in a way. They are green. Cars are the opposite of green. So are airplanes.

We are drifting off.

Let's start at the beginning.  A very good place to start (this quote is totally stolen from 'The Sound of Music', from the part where Fräulein Maria teaches the Von Trapp bunch how to sing. Again with the drifting off). Monday I got a call, saying I had to work at tuesday and wednesday. Then there was…


Added by Doris on May 1, 2013 at 6:51pm — No Comments

A Nice Joke

This is a nice I got it in my e-mail, although I read it quite long time ago, but it's a nice one, so I'm sharing it...

A guy stuck his head into a barbershop and asked, 'How long before I can get a haircut?


The barber looked around the shop full of customers and said, 'About 2 hours.'


The guy left.


A few days later, the same guy stuck his head in the door and asked, 'How long before I can get a haircut?'


The barber looked around at the…


Added by Gullekian Dikran on April 30, 2013 at 9:10pm — 3 Comments

To whom it may concern

Dear Whom,

you may or may not have notice I've not been around so much. I am terribly sorry. Life is busy though. Apart from obligatory studies, school and classrelated mayhem (exams) and guycrap (shoot me now), I somehow got on the school team to participate a very important and citywide sports event (流动中国比赛). As 拉拉队 dancer. Anone who knows me even a tiny little bit knows this is not really my cup of tea. I tried, and asked, but they did not have a skating contest, or a can-lifting…


Added by Doris on April 23, 2013 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

We are lucky

I would just like to say that the world is full of compromise and sacrifice, but it is a wonderful world. What other creature can think like this? Can travel and survive? Can adjust to different climates, different cultures, different foods.  Live without any understanding.  It makes me so happy to be here. My classes are amazing. I don't have children, but when a student comes up to you and yells your name and hugs you- you feel wonderful.

When in the middle of the class someone runs…


Added by Emma Lynn on April 18, 2013 at 10:59pm — 2 Comments

Anger And Courage

Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are.

-- Augustine of Hippo (354-430)

Added by Cham Jia Xin on April 15, 2013 at 9:46am — No Comments


It has been a long struggle. A never ending fight. But let me tell you, if your hart is pure and your're intensions noble, it really is possible to find the perfect French fry in Beijing. 

Last night I got lucky. Usually when ordering fries (and I mean the big ones) in Beijing things can get nasty. On the outside they say 'hey! I'm a fry!' but on the inside they scream 'Raw Potato!'. What the hell is up with that!? Not at all the balance one is looking for. And sure, just cold…


Added by Doris on April 10, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Doris is going mental #1

Lately, for some dark, inapparent reason I have been mentally captured by the phenomenon of matches and matchbooks. I have been tracing my brainwaves back to every known source, over and over, and I have no idea what could have ever triggered this sudden obsession over something as a match, or a matchbook. 

Honestly, it's getting ridiculous. Matchbooks. Safety matches. Collecting them. Collecting their boxes. Lighting them. Firing a canon with them. 

Maybe it was all…


Added by Doris on April 9, 2013 at 2:24pm — No Comments

first day

I am new here,so please forgive me  if i make some mistakes.thanks!

Added by tina on April 5, 2013 at 11:49pm — 2 Comments

I wish I did too....

A nice story I came across today and I wanted to share it with you...…


Added by Gullekian Dikran on April 5, 2013 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

Win Tickets to the Great Wall Music Festival

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Added by Asia Stuff Media on April 4, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments


A wise, old, Chinese man once said that somewhere out there, somewhere far away, there’s a cave. All the pretty girls from all over the world go in there when times get cold and dark, to take cover. Now the weather has been nice for two days, and anywhere you can see there’s pretty girls flocking the streets.

Men ask themselves the following question, over and over: where the hell is this cave!? 

Added by Doris on April 3, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Bier en . . . . .

Life tends to be a it on the busy side lately, or maybe that's just because here always seems something to do around Jiuba Daxue (what did I promise again if I wouldn't keep up my daily writings? A case of beer? Eternal suffering?). There's classes, all kinds of distractions like ping-pong on an improvised table, and apparently it's birthday month. I love the sound of merrymaking and African drums at 4 in the morning. 

Another thing keeping the mind of yours truly occupied is the…


Added by Doris on April 2, 2013 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Live (Life?) in Beijing

Also the name of my radio show here on campus at Beijing University of Technology*, but I doubt any of your circles run close to our little Beigongda planet over here.

In case you’re in the neighborhood – it’s between the 4th and 3rd east ring, closest subway would have to be either Jinsong or Panjiayuan (line 10). Line 14 is being drilled underneath our feet as we speak, to be opened in 2014.

Either way, you are missing out on very few things . So…


Added by Doris on March 30, 2013 at 11:56am — No Comments

Reward And Support

When you dedicate, commit, or will your life to your purpose, the Universe immediately begins to reward and support you.

   --  Dr John Demartini

Added by Cham Jia Xin on March 30, 2013 at 8:54am — No Comments

Easiest Thing To Do - Quit

Before success comes in any person's life, they're sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a person, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That's exactly what the majority of people do.

    --  Napoleon Hill

Added by Cham Jia Xin on March 28, 2013 at 8:50am — No Comments

谢谢你会爱上我 Thank you for comforting me when I'm sad Loving me when I'm mad Picking me up when I'm down Thank you for being my friend and being around Teaching me the meaning of love Encouraging me when …

Thank you for comforting me when I'm sad
Loving me when I'm mad
Picking me up when I'm down
Thank you for being my friend and being around
Teaching me the meaning of love
Encouraging me when I need a shove
But most of all thank you for
Loving me for who I am

爱上像我这样的一个人 Continue

Added by zhang on March 27, 2013 at 8:26pm — 2 Comments

Love What You Are Doing

Instead of focusing on how much you can accomplish, focus on how much you can absolutely love what you're doing.

   --  Leo Babauta

Added by Cham Jia Xin on March 27, 2013 at 9:04am — No Comments

Afraid To Act On Good Ideas

Every day, thousands of people bury good ideas  because they're afraid to act on them. And afterwards,  the ghosts of those ideas come back to haunt them. 

   --  David Schwartz

Added by Cham Jia Xin on March 26, 2013 at 8:01am — No Comments

When love beckons to you

When love beckons to you, follow him, though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you, yield to him, though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And when he speaks to you, believe in him, though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden.



Added by zhang on March 25, 2013 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Life Holds No Promises

Life holds no promises as to what will come your way. You must search for your own ideals and work toward reaching them. Life makes no guarantees as to what you’ll have. It just gives you time to make choices and to take chances and to discover whatever secrets that might come your way. If you are willing to take the opportunities you are given and utilize the abilities…


Added by Cham Jia Xin on March 24, 2013 at 4:22pm — No Comments

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