- Speaking native Korean requires tongue surgery. A 19-year old UK student got a tongue lengthening surgery to make native Korean ‘L’ sounds.
- Traveling for work takes it’s toll. People who travel for business are 92% more likely to be obese. Kimpton Hotels is trying to combat this by offering yoga mats, workout videos and Westin Hotels is even renting guests New Balance running shoes with removable insoles. Love that–running shoes take up 20% of my carry-on!
- Airlines rush to Asian Market. Quantas and Singapore Air are both creating budget lines to serve Asia and India. Not only is our airport no. 1 in the world, but Hong Kong’s airline Cathay is tied with Korean Air for being the largest cargo carrier… calling for demands for a third runway.
- More Chinese kids in US schools. “Graduate schools saw a 21% increase in Chinese applicants from the last school year and a 23% increase in admissions offers, for students slated to start this fall, according to a study by the Council of Graduate Schools.”
- Taxes and the Rich. You must read Warren Buffet’s article ‘Stop Coddling the Rich.’ And then read Michael Arrington just tear him apart.
- Jewish Chinese. They’re descendants of merchants who arrived from Persia in the 11th century. Fascinating stuff.
- Tooth Fairy economics. Apparently $2.6o is the going rate in the States, down 40 cents from 2010. I like the idea of sprinkling silver glitter “fairy dust” with whatever you leave.
- Stitching the Wounds of Sex-Trafficking in a Vietnamese Village. Mrs. Mai in my mind should be up for Sainthood for taking in sex trafficking victims and giving them both a home and a profession. Again… we see the terrible effects of China’s one-child policy: there are not enough women for Chinese men to marry….
- Milk banks. I’m all about giving blood…. and I just had no idea that people gave milk, too. Fascinating that preemies respond better to it than anything else.
- Defending the Party. In this, China’s Communist Party’s 90th year, Eric Li argues compellingly for the party.
- School for Chinese gold diggers. “According to a popular Chinese saying “Marriage is a career. A good marriage is the most successful career for a woman”. So, considering many Chinese women rate a marriage by how rich the husband is, it comes as no surprise that the courses offered by the Beijing Moral Education Center for Women have been pretty popular. Since the school first opened its gates, in August 2010, over 3,000 students, aged between 21 and 36 have attended its courses.“
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