我和小兔子

Some people smuggle diamonds. Some gold. Me? 小兔子(lil rabbits). Wifey sent me on a quest: “Go get me a rabbit” so here I am in Hong Kong, sweating in my suit in 70F while the locals don scarves and North Face the size of the Stay Puff marshmallow man, hobbling up and down hills in […]

What do YOU see?

Before you think I have gone all perverted, stop. These are actual mascots of events. From top right clockwise: * 1996 Atlanta Olympic mascot “Izzy” * 2008 Spain World Expo * 2010 Shanghai World Expo * 2009 Hong Kong East Asian Games Having lived through and participated in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta I heard […]

Singing Two Tigers

G is learning this song called “Liang Zhi Lao Hu” (Two Tigers) in school. Here are the lyrics, each sung twice:Liang Zhi Lao Hu (Two tigers),Pao De Kuai (Run real fast),Yi zhi mei you yanging,Yi zhi mei you zui ba (One doesn’t have eyes, one doesn’t have a mouth),Zhen qi guai (Really strange). *indeed*She is […]

YouTube YouCrazy!

So,YouTube has a few strange policies that are affecting me a bit. If you haven’t seen my famous Tiger video you need to check it out. Now, for the record, all I did was take the video. I have NOTHING to do with the comment section which is out of hand underneath. There is everything […]

The Tiger and the Chicken

Today was an interesting lesson. It is Friday the 13th and so I was trying to explain how 13 meant unlucky (bu ji li) just like the number 4 means unlucky in Chinese. One thing led to another and we expounded upon many an American and Chinese story that has dual meanings. Examples include: giving […]

As seen on the BBC

Yes ’tis true. We have made the news again! This time on the BBC. Our recent trip to Harbin received some attention when I posted the tigers eating a cow video on YouTube. Here is the link to the story on the BBC that aired on March 21st, 2007: http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/player/?item=4450939 If you have troubles playing […]