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another loss

And so Hone Tuwhare has also passed away. Damn, he was by far my favourite New Zealand poet. Well, no, just plain one of my favourites. He was a boiler maker by trade with not terribly much in the way of formal education, but he was a natural poet who...

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what year is it?

Ladies and gentleman, the only thing Orwell got wrong was the date. I only have two questions about this article: "The "radio frequency identification" tags, as long as two grains of rice,"- Would that be two grains of rice placed side-by-side or end-to-end?...

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cab conversations

I didn't want to go out this afternoon, but a colleague who is about to head home for the summer holidays (you read that right: She's also a Kiwi) wanted translation help buying gifts of an electronic nature for family back home. And so I wound up going...

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new bright sky earth

lzh and I decided to get out of the house and do something yesterday. It's been a hell of a long time since we went anywhere. Well, we went out on Christmas Eve... anyway, getting out of the house and doing stuff- any kind of stuff- has become quite a...

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青梅酒

Greengage. That's what that other Fengshou/丰收 fruit wine was. My first impression is just as positive. It's 15% alcohol by volume, very slightly stronger than the haw wine, although I'm not sure how much of an effect that has on the flavour or drinkability,...

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cheats, but good cooks, still

Well, something I have come to consider desperately lacking in the English-language China blogosphere is foodie blogs. It's not that such blogs don't exist, it's that they should, and I have only recently begun discovering them. There should be far more....

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山楂酒

Alright, don't ask why, but... I'm drinking haw wine. See, there's a little convenience store just up the road and they've had two kinds of fruit wine on their shelves for a while now, both made by 丰收, although I can't remember what the other fruit wine...

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the end is nigh

There is light at the end of the tunnel. Hopefully it's not a train about to run me down. Or, for the sake of not being unnecessarily melodramatic: I've caught up on the paperwork. Everything that can be done, is done. So, one more exam tomorrow morning,...

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I hate exams

I really hate giving exams. Especially writing. It results in so much mind-numbing paperwork. First everything needs to be marked, then I have to spend forever calculating grades and filling in the official forms. Gah. One more to go. Year 2 Writing at...

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exams

I hate giving exams. I have one more then I'm done for the semester, but that also means I have a huge stack of papers to mark. But it's not the marking that I hate most. No, that's only second worst. What I hate the most is that exams bring out the stupidest...

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