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About Me: A yokel Bostonian bumbling through Beijing

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  • Posted 07/29/2014 12:36:08 EDT

    "I'm from Boston" is geographically specific. If you weren't born in, didn;t grow up in, or aren't currently living within the city limits, then you're not "from" Boston. You should say that you're fr more »

  • Posted 12/08/2013 10:40:32 EST

    I've been living in China for 5+ years, so my cord has been cut for quite a while. Moving overseas forced me to the front of the curve in this movement, but even before I left the US I was already dow more »

  • Posted 12/03/2013 09:41:20 EST

    "Cyber Monday is still on top." is inaccurate. Singles Day in China, just 3 weeks go, saw sales on Alibaba's Taobao & Tmall along hit more than $5 billion. AP needs to check its facts.

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    Posted 11/05/2013 11:05:29 EST

    So many of the comments here seems to be of the ilk that this was an either/or proposition. It's as if there's nothing else that can be done to develop that area and bring jobs to the neighborhood. :: more »

  • Posted 08/22/2013 05:14:59 EDT

    Here's hoping for a Beijing-Boston flight! It'd be nice to visit home without changing planes! I could even live with a flight our of Shanghai. Taking the fast train from Beijing to Hongqiao station a more »

  • Posted 11/22/2011 11:23:04 EST

    This is a wonderful idea that is both long overdue and illustrates the ineptitude of American government. In Hong Kong you have been able to use the Octopus card for all sorts of transactions for a de more »

  • Posted 03/22/2011 04:37:46 EDT

    Sorry, but this list is crap. "Buffy" at 27? BEFORE "Stargate: Atlantis"?! There's opinion, then there's just ridiculousness. It's almost like this was put together by some randomizing computer progra more »

  • Posted 12/28/2010 02:42:51 EST

    First off, chicken teriyaki, pork fried rice, crab rangoon & low mein are NOT Chinese food. Second, once you actually eat Chinese food you simply can't stomach the swill that we get at typical "Chines more »

  • Posted 12/17/2009 12:56:08 EST

    While any candidate on the ballot CAN win, Scott Brown simply WON'T win. A lot of comments here talk about a lot of inside politics (Brown can reach across the aisle, Coakley's just another liberal De more »

  • Posted 05/26/2009 12:56:11 EDT

    This is NIMBYism of the highest order. Honestly, I just can't understand why people keep opposing these trails. They raise property values, enhance the community, increase the abutters' access to serv more »