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Sunday, May 29, 2005
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TITLE: trivia
DATE: 03/26/2005 09:18:19 下午

the Chinese Shane ~

although always identified as Yang Zongbao's wife, being a female general Mu Guiying is SOOOOOOOO COOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLL~


Mu Guiying is the daughter of Mu Kezaimuyu. She was extrordinary in martial art, smart and brave. In the folks it was widely believed that a godess taught her the unbelievable fighting art of toxophily and flying knives. She confronted Yang Zongbao in one of the battles and captured him alive then get married with him :)

AUTHOR: Lu YangEMAIL: URL: 03/27/2005 10:52:46 下午 Hahaha! I love the part about capturing her future husband in a battle. Men are so useless and should really be dominated by women. Society would probably be much less discriminative, more loving and compassionate if we had matriarchy instead of patriarchy

----- COMMENT:AUTHOR: Peng ZouEMAIL: URL: 03/28/2005 03:29:01 上午 i can see your good tendency of moving towards a feminist :D

----- COMMENT:AUTHOR: felixEMAIL: IP: URL: DATE: 03/28/2005 01:10:22 下午

matriarchy instead of patriarchy

feminism :p

Society would probably be much less discriminative, more loving and compassionate



----- COMMENT:AUTHOR: Hamid SirhanEMAIL: URL: 03/30/2005 06:04:47 下午

RE Lu: Hehehe… if women were supposed to have been in charge, then the earth would have been dominated by women for the past 5,000 years…


RE Felix – I agree… I think Feminism (where's masculism at?) should be abolished in favour of humanism…

TITLE: the Period of Spring and Autumn
DATE: 03/26/2005 08:47:07 下午

Writing about web page

春秋 (前770-前476)


the Period of Spring and Autumn (770–476 BC)

The Period of Spring and Autumn started from the event of Ping the Zhou Emperor moving the capital eastwards. The period is named after the history document of Lu county of the same name.

Today I came across that the activities of translating and foreign affairs in China can be dated back to that period. Although have encounted this term for thousands of times from history books, this is actually the first time I seriously questioned its naming.

BTW, this is a great internet resource as well :)

and there's something irrelevant I want to mention otherwise I will forget it. That is, when Chinese women tried to climb the social ladders, it was either the process that was very bloody or the result was traumatic. Historically, none of the powerful Chinese women survived in the history books without stigma. The tough struggle they made surely made them hysterious when they finally succeed. Or was it just the way people portrayed them, as mad female politicians? That's all for now.

AUTHOR: Hamid SirhanEMAIL: URL: 03/30/2005 06:06:55 下午 I don't know… the female Chinese who literally became "Emperor" seems to be very well-respected.

TITLE: 7:30 am
DATE: 03/18/2005 09:54:11 上午

that's when I got up today!

AUTHOR: Hamid SirhanEMAIL: URL: 03/24/2005 05:37:11 下午

Yeah it's just not uni-like, is it? I'm loving my 12 hours of sleep, twelve hours of rest days… why? Cause I know that after my MA I'll be working like a little she-dog :'(.

Damn I miss my first year.

----- COMMENT:AUTHOR: FelixEMAIL: IP: URL: DATE: 03/26/2005 05:10:05 下午 where have you been ever since?

TITLE: hey, the beautiful morning sky
DATE: 03/14/2005 07:43:15 上午

It's beautiful when the morning chill paddles my face whisking my tshirt with the gentle breezes and then Katie Melua starts to sing

Getting off the plane the cold air
_Rushes like bullets through my brain_
And I'm divided between penguins and cats
But it's not about what animal you've got
It's about being able to fly
It's about dying nine times

For the one who didn't see it, who's somewhere else


TITLE: Manipulated by the L word
DATE: 03/14/2005 03:04:41 上午

Shane is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo sexy!

Just think about how powerful is television. I mean, the whole cultural industry. They choose the breathtaking love scenes, the peak of conflicts, and all the other exciting moment you only encounter maybe twice a year. In a TV soap, you have them every two minutes. And they are so approaching. They choose the familiar music to keep you, who's sitting infront of an apparatus, as a part of the story. Leonard Cohen in every episode, and portishead accompaning love and confusion, how can I not be enchanted? And yeh, with all these exciting moments, there are those beautiful beautiful people. This TV soap is manipulating me. To be honest, the L word is more appealing to me than sex and city. It's just presenting the ideal world! But I mean, how dangerous is this TV set (I have to say DC++, cos I downloaded it there. But it was scrubbed from a TV set for sure)? It can easily turn a hetrosexual into gay. So it can easily turn a non-christian christian, a non-terroist terroist, a non-communist communist, a pure mind stuffed dust… it's only the matter of the intelligence of the producing group… can you see the evilness of it too?

AUTHOR: TarbsEMAIL: IP: URL: DATE: 03/14/2005 05:28:17 下午 Shane??...that's not…a MAN is it?!

----- COMMENT:AUTHOR: Peng ZouEMAIL: URL: 03/15/2005 09:39:52 上午 no, she a GRRL!

----- COMMENT:AUTHOR: Alex LuEMAIL: IP: URL: DATE: 03/16/2005 08:43:01 下午 Haha! Yes, I can see the evilness of it! And Shane IS hot!

----- COMMENT:AUTHOR: Peng ZouEMAIL: URL: 03/16/2005 09:38:09 下午 she's got the charisma you know… every time I see her… it's like….......waw!

----- COMMENT:AUTHOR: Hamid SirhanEMAIL: URL: 03/24/2005 05:35:09 下午

I don't think I've ever been tempted to become an uphill gardener by a TV show…

Having said that, Shane is quite sexy in a subtle, tiny-breasted way… though I think the sexiest has to be the brunette artist-woman.

----- COMMENT:AUTHOR: Alex LuEMAIL: IP: URL: DATE: 03/25/2005 12:45:14 下午 I love her voice. And the way she waves her hands, in a sort of manly, yet gentle way. As if she was a female genteman! I'd love to hang out with someone like her

----- COMMENT:AUTHOR: maomaoEMAIL: qdqyj-2003@163.comIP: URL: hongkangDATE: 04/01/2005 04:59:52 上午 lalalalalala hahahaha i come from china

TITLE: 可爱玩偶背后的残酷乐园
DATE: 03/10/2005 09:21:25 下午

Writing about web page

偶尔闲逛的时候发现这一张,名字叫做 Two for one (the high price for enlightenment), 觉得道理深刻到不行,背脊猛发了一阵麻??

TITLE: The peak of the night
DATE: 02/24/2005 07:26:40 上午

the night reaches to the climax with the song 'I've Seen It All' featured Bjork and Thomas Yorke! The killing combination!

TITLE: Hey here is a trick!
DATE: 02/21/2005 12:33:53 上午

Writing about an entry you don't have permission to view

Don't have much to write on blog recently, well, having a lot other things to write… but follow the link, there is a very funny quote~~

When the letters don't really make much sense, why do we still care about spelling so much? Is it sort of social obligation/pressure to test whether you are a decent person rather than testing your expressing abilty? We haven't even came across the function of spelling in our Systemic Functional Linguistic approaches…

AUTHOR: Hamid SirhanEMAIL: URL: 02/21/2005 04:21:04 上午

Well there are a variety of reasons why.

1) Standardisation and ease of understanding: In "A Trick of Language", the sentences would only make full sense to people who are very fluent in English. If you tried to approach this being a native Arabic speaker you might not be able to comprehend the entire paragraph.

So knowing that s,w,o,r,d is forever sword and not sorde, sord, sworde, saurd, saurde etc is helpful. Standardisation of written language immediately eliminates hundreds of different combinations, especially in such a phonetically-mongrel language as English. Unlike a language such as Arabic, letters are not necessarily complete phonetics. So there are different was to construct written phonetics in English and come up with a suitable representation. So the standardisation of spelling is generally important for written communication in alphabetised languages.

2) History of the language – What's the point of silent letters? They only serve to confuse people! Why is it Knight and not Night (or even Nite)? Why is it Answer and not Anser or Awnsar? Why philosophy and not Filosophy?

The history of the cosntruction of the language is imbued in the writing systems. So the k in knight is brought forward despite the change in pronunciation. At the end of the day, although it seems arbitrary, it is now part of the linguistic construction.


As a Chinese you can probably appreciate the importance of distinct "spelling", or order in language. If you know around 4,000–5,000 characters in Chinese, you'll be more or less completely fluent. But learning 4,000–5,000 individual characters (albeit many being made up of radicals) is a very difficult task. But each character is imbued with the history of the construction of the word, phonetic representations, pictorial representations etc and even though there might be "easier" ways of written communication, the written language lives on.

Just like English, Mandarin has now been standardised (in terms of order/spelling) and change is now resisted.

In short, it's important to have a standardised language.

TITLE: Delusion
DATE: 02/17/2005 05:07:22 上午

My mind flattered for a moment just now, when I came back from that flattering, I thought I had written 2000 words already… now it seems it was a real delusion :(

AUTHOR: Hamid SirhanEMAIL: URL: 02/18/2005 04:18:43 上午

Ah essays… fun fun fun.


----- COMMENT:AUTHOR: stefanieEMAIL: hattie@tom.comIP: URL: DATE: 02/19/2005 11:14:34 上午 essays?? hard working! work harder!! HOHO…..

TITLE: No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DATE: 02/14/2005 04:28:53 上午

Let's get serious and do some work!!!!!!!!!

AUTHOR: felixEMAIL: IP: URL: DATE: 02/14/2005 10:48:52 下午 work's bad m'kay

TITLE: Nocturne in E Flat Major
DATE: 02/11/2005 11:01:08 上午

The tune is obviously composed for a rainy morning, why is it called Nocturne! I can even set it as my morning alarm— there's no reason not to get up when hearing such beautiful music, well, especially when it is always followed by Love will tear us apart ….. strangely….

AUTHOR: Antony HarfieldEMAIL: URL: 02/11/2005 11:21:24 上午

Wo bu dong! Can you play it?

I like the love and kindness though. ;)

----- COMMENT:AUTHOR: Peng ZouEMAIL: URL: 02/11/2005 11:52:31 上午 me neither! i just wanted to decorate my blog a bit, it looks pretty sophisticated with the notes!

----- COMMENT:AUTHOR: Peter WongEMAIL: URL: 03/02/2005 05:21:58 下午 Have not played this for a long time. It reminds me that I should start practicing again!!

TITLE: Love and kindness
DATE: 02/11/2005 03:03:19 上午

AUTHOR: Lu YangEMAIL: URL: 02/11/2005 03:08:06 上午 and 'send love to all' ;)-

TITLE: the Foucault fan club
DATE: 02/10/2005 04:29:57 上午

Feb 10th 2005, 4:16 am

I formally stepped into the Michel Foucault fan club. He's absolutely an intellectual superman! I'm currently reviewing his interview in Chinese ,(the one interviewed by Stephen Riggins) I'll get some of the quotations here when I get the English versions in library. It is just as convincing as the Sutras, absolutely amazing, I can't find any other philosophical readings in which my ego would echo as strongly as this one. Through the current revision, I actually found out a lot of my understanding in Buddhism appear in Foucault's sayings. On one hand it might indicate that I m mis-interpreting Buddhism, on the other hand it is just telling how big a fan I am to Foucault!

AUTHOR: Hamid SirhanEMAIL: URL: 02/18/2005 04:33:05 上午

I had to read some Foucalt recently… interesting ideas.

I think the best philosophy is essentially that of Bruce Lee

Hears all the groans

No really… Bruce Lee was a great philosopher (he even taught Chinese philosophy at a Uni in the US).

Bruce Lee essentially thought that one should take the good parts of all ideas and apply them to one's own philosophy. So he applied the good parts of different fighting styles (such as Western boxing and the different Chinese gong fu styles) to his own martial arts and he, of course, came up with Jeet Kun Do.

I think that this applies to intellectual thought. So take some of the good out of Marx, Foucalt, Weber – which ever philosopher or economist or politician etc you like and mix and match it.

I really dislike the idea of rigidly following one philosopher and adhering to his thought even when it feels uneasy. So I like the fact that you have taken some of your interpretations of Foucalt and applied them to your own Buddhist philosophy.

So it would be interesting to hear more about how you feel your reading of Foucalt applies to Buddhism and, having read Foucault, your thoughts on the irony of reading Foucault in a different language (ie how his message might have been reinterpretted through translation).


TITLE: Where does the sentimentalism hide?
DATE: 02/06/2005 04:43:38 上午

Lulu says: it's in Radiohead, therefore in YOURhead.

I say: Let's kill the Thomas in the head.

TITLE: Rescind the marriage system
DATE: 02/02/2005 12:38:12 下午

Writing about web page

This is a very new idea for me, says to rescind the marriage system may help to solve the population problem. It's written in a bit ideal way, but maybe people should consider it. I think marriage is a big obstacle to achieve real individual independence.

AUTHOR: Minxi ZhouEMAIL: URL: 02/02/2005 03:48:18 下午 AGREE AGREE AGREE!!!

TITLE: In Memory of 1989
DATE: 02/01/2005 09:24:34 下午

I feel very sad, thinking of if I were 10 years older, I might already died 16 years ago. :(

COMMENT:AUTHOR: Simon YoungEMAIL: URL: 02/02/2005 01:11:44 下午 Very poignant.----- -

TITLE: Where has the cowgirl gone?
DATE: 01/31/2005 10:37:38 下午
Music front cover
Where Have All the Cowboys Gone [US #2]
Paula Cole
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Once upon a time, there was this magazine called Music Heaven , where the cowgirl used to write for, when all the people were still Nirvana fans. As time goes by, Music Heaven disappeared.Kurt Cobain suicided. And the cowgirl, escaped.
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