Asian Movies Recommendations for My American Friends


Since I get asked this question a lot, here's my current list. It's not meant to be an exhaustive list, just a collection of my personal favorites that I think my American friends may enjoy as well in recent years. 1. Let the Bullets Fly, China, 2010, IMDB 7.2, directed by Wen Jiang, action/thriller. China's answer to Christopher Nolan's Inception, only better. It's directed by Wen Jiang, China (mainland)'s most talented film director, who left Yimou Zhang and Xiaogang Feng in dust with this period epic. Being an entertaining roller-coaster ride, it's also highly complex with profound and subtle references that challenge the most intellectual ones in Chinese audience. For non-Chinese, it'll be impossible to pick up the cultural and historical references and the many sub-plots, but you should still watch it just so that you can claim you've watched the one movie that absolutely defines the pinnacle of Chinese (mainland) film achievement.

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湾区斯坦福周围的中餐馆


在湾区呆了两年,我常去的中餐馆(不在这个名单上的餐馆,要么离Palo Alto太远,要么我很少去)。其他亚洲口味(马来,印度,越南,韩国,日本,泰国,Asian fusion)中值得推荐的餐馆改日另荐。

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How to Order Like a Native Chinese in a Chinese Restaurant


If you are a native Chinese, please skip. If you think General Tao chicken is really delicious, please skip. If you are not a native Chinese but aspire for good Chinese food once in a while, read on. When you walk in a Chinese restaurant, whether in the Bay Area, New York, Los Angeles or Hawaii, you might fancy ordering like a native Chinese and get something really authentic, not invented-in-America kind of Chinese food (such as General Tao chicken). The challenge is, it's very difficult to navigate through a Chinese restaurant's menu as no one really understands the English portion of it. Chinese would just go straight to the last two pages that are written entirely in Chinese (so called "Chef's Recommendations") to order. If you don't read Chinese, this option is not available to you. Well, unless you read on ...

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A Dummy's Guide to Set Up Static Site with Github Page and Pelican


In early March I migrated the Good, the Bad, and the Curious from the draconian Wordpress architecture to a much more elegant static site structure hosted on Github Page using a static site generator Pelican. The original conversion was quite an involving effort of a series of trial-and-error because of the respective idiosyncrasies from Github Page itself, a fast-evolving Pelican, and legacy issues from Wordpress. The second time is a charm. I managed to set up the second site within only a few hours last night. Because OC is a brand new site from scratch, I didn't have to deal with Wordpress anymore. This guide is for my own reference (in case I forget), as well as for anyone who might try to do the same - to create a new static contents site on Github Page with Python-friendly Pelican if you're more familiar with Ruby).

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婆罗爱拓聚会


a mid-summer night

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Photo#19 - Flying Punk 飞扬的骚年


2009年8月,首届张北草原音乐节,向四十年前的Woodstock致敬,创造了当时中国室外音乐节参加人数的记录。在北京河北交界之处的张北,有一望无际的草原,有三天无休的摇滚,还有几个飞扬的骚年。

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Herbert's Guide to Sawyer Camp Trail


Sawyer Camp Trail follows Crystal Springs Reservoir, which is one of the major sources for drinking water of the entire San Francisco Bay Area. It's regarded as one of the best jogging and walking trails in the Bay Area. Along the pristine Crystal Springs Reservoir, there are three segments of trails, San Andreas Segment in the north, Sawyer Camp Trail in the middle, and Crystal Springs trail in the south. Sawyer Camp segment is connected to San Andreas Segment via a walking/jogging trail. Currently no direction connection between Sawyer Camp and Crystal Springs due to the bridge construction.

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罗生门演义-陈欧版


本来已经懒得再看创业公司的恩怨情仇了,但这几天关于聚美优品陈欧的文章太多,各种骂战,各种狗血内幕层出不穷,连九瓜都问我对此事的看法。我就把两篇对立的文章都看了一遍。我也来自斯坦福商学院,陈欧是2010届的MBA,我是2013届的Sloan Fellow;我跟陈欧应该也算新加坡的校友,我是新加坡教育部奖学金计划的第三批学生,在新加坡国立大学毕业,陈欧是南阳理工大学的,是。。。批的,不管了,反正是我离开新加坡以后的师弟了。我并不认识陈欧,也没想在这个论战里站在哪一方,我以前没有看过关于陈欧的访谈,对于此事也仅仅看过如下两篇泣血长文。但我觉得大家的争议如此之多,不免好奇,于是就想看看,这这个扑朔迷离的罗生门里,如果是Jack Ryan这样的分析师,会得出什么样的结论呢?

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The Evolution of My Office Tools


Here's the list of the primary office tools I have been using over the years. It seems like an interesting reflection of one's professional and personal transformation.

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First Bay to Breakers Run


Bay to Breakers run is a world-famous running event in San Francisco. I had a good time doing my first one on May 18, 2014. Didn't dress up as any funky characters but had my fair share of running into eccentric animals, super heroes, and naked men.

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