09
Jun 10

Doctor X

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讲到声情并茂,嗓子疼得厉害。突然想起小学里开主题班会,我站在讲台上声嘶力竭,面对乱作一团的同学大喊:“大家~静!下!来!不许讲话——”。声情并茂,嗓子疼得厉害。

然后就真的静了下来。教授们都走了,桌上摊着饼干跟水没人动。我的学生生涯至此结束。

23
May 10

夏天来咯

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Shutter Island,一个劲吃爆米花。很不错的电影,迪卡普里奥也演得好。午夜散场从电影院跑出来,心里还唧唧歪歪地盘算迪卡普里奥最后有没有前脑叶白质切除,抬头发现市中心竟然热闹得匪夷所思。看来我不该老说香槟的坏话,人家还是很欢乐一地方。
17
Apr 10

Excuses for Travellers

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豆瓣上有朋友告诉我 Neil Halstead 的中国巡演终于开始了。作为忠实的粉丝我很开心。愿他旅途愉快。想起几年前吭哧吭哧跑去芝加哥看他演出的情形,还是感慨万千。而在最孤独最低落最失望的时候,我还是会听起Mojave 3Slowdive。它们总是拯救我。

—————–在机场无聊的考古分割线—————-

四年前我看Mojave 3
三年前我听Neil Halstead
两年前我看Neil Halstead

11
Mar 10

1940年的城市

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显然比现在繁华。


香槟市中心:Neil, Main和Church的四岔路口。


Neil和Walnut的三岔路口。

图上的建筑都还在。有兴趣的同志们可以去downtown比对一下。

04
Mar 10

不转载说不过去

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我高中的化学老师,文豪,超有个性。转自芝大经济学家。不知道他哪里看来的。

不转载说不过去

杭州外国语学校著名化学老师胡列扬的诗一首:

逍遥派高手
(题方一舟同学作业)

方一舟
放一舟
五湖烟波挥毫手
横非横
竖非竖
揉合折撇
统一五勾
破千年章法
展现代风流
笔走龙蛇
神鬼见愁
胡公伤心透

(这首词发布于09届高三9班的黑板上。胡爷在某次课上慷慨激昂、龙飞凤舞地写了一黑板,全班笑趴。在写到“神鬼见愁”后胡爷停下,嘟哝了几句,众人皆以为已经是the end了,没想到胡爷说还有一句,停顿片刻,潇洒地写上“胡公伤心透”五个字,众人笑到抽筋,除了已经面红耳赤的主人公同学。)

================== 胡公伤心透的分割线 ==================

再讲点胡老师的轶事吧。刚上高一的时候他点名叫了一批人去阶梯教室考试,选拔竞赛人才。。。当时他在大黑板上给我们题了一首诗,很拉风。后来才发现胡老师应该是史上最文艺的中学化学老师了,写诗啦书法啦,校歌歌词选拔的那阵他的作品还引起了轰动。记得有次他跟我们讲起为什么搞化学,说是当年刚恢复高考,他原来要报中文系,但复习参考书实在太紧俏,书店里只有化学参考书卖,只好报了化学。

然后就很淡定地成了中学化学特级教师。然后就被我们中学的星探发现,很淡定地来了杭外。

胡老师人很好,只是有点脾气,同学们都比较怕他。胡老师搞竞赛很有热情,真心希望杭外能出点成绩。我也参加过两年的化学竞赛培训,他对我很好,只是我没出啥成绩,我们那届都没出啥成绩,估计也是令胡公伤心透。

上次去看胡老师已经是好几年以前,学校搬去了小和山,他有了一间个人的宽敞的办公室。胡老师给我泡上好的茶,聊他的工作和生活。现在想来都有些恍若隔世,也许我该再去拜访一下我的胡老师了。

01
Feb 10

不,这些都不是我

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节选自邪恶的谷歌和低俗的百度。

1. 小说《校园美女攻略宝典》六.邪恶的推倒卡:
…跟她的名字读音一样,夏添是一个如同夏天一般火热的女孩子…拥有一米六的个头,根据夏添自己透露,胸围36D,腰围23,臀围34,绝对的魔鬼身材。这仅仅是夏添性感的一部分…

2. 《夏添访谈录》:
夏添,2001年4月上海万科房地产有限公司浦东项目部总经理助理。2003年10月上海万科房地产有限公司客户服务中心副经理。
…万客会:万科是首次到昆山开发,而昆山仅仅是一个三级城市,这在万科房地产开发史上可能相当罕见,请问您万科为什么会选中昆山?
夏添:首先,万科集团在去年确定了区域中心的发展模式,进入昆山,非常符合万科在上海区域的战略布局与今后的发展。…

3. 《钱塘江边抓黄蚬儿》
杭州崇文实验小学三(3)班 夏添
“哗———哗”,一阵阵波浪声传入我的耳朵。原来我们已经坐上冲锋舟,正在碧波荡漾的钱塘江上航行。江的两岸群山环绕,绿树成荫,江面上还停着几只小水鸟,它们在欢快地嬉戏.蜻蜓低飞,好像在和我们打招呼…

4. 《专利申请》灯箱式分类垃圾箱,中华人民共和国国家知识产权局2006年。
发明人: 夏 添, 申请人: 夏 添,
实用新型 申请号 : CN200620077684.6
本实用新型公开了一种灯箱式分类垃圾箱,包括固定架,固定架的下半部左右两侧各装一个垃圾桶,固定架的上半部分为广告灯箱。…

5. 《杭州小伢儿 打拳到香港》2006年02月16日,都市快报
…安吉路实验学校武术队的夏添小朋友在学校运动馆训练。2月11日至14日,2006首届香港国际武术大赛在香港九龙湾国贸展览中心举行,夏添等8个队员获得10个单项金奖和团体银奖…

======== 胸围36D,腰围23,臀围34的性感的分割线 ==========

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29
Jan 10

周四晚上

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【时间】2010年1月28日晚7点半
【地点】Krannert Art Center, Urbana, IL
【人物】Kronos Quartet & 吴蛮

这是我第二次看Kronos Quartet的演出(上次是在08年四月),吴蛮则是第一次见到。他们合作演出的是谭盾的《鬼戏》和去年新作《中国之家》。《鬼戏》算是谭盾打入西方现代音乐的重要作品之一,所以充满了所有华人艺术家走出国门时必备的深奥、抽象、故弄玄虚和……无聊。尽管知道是装神弄鬼,但毕竟首次看他作品的现场演出嘛,前卫艺术嘛,就算开眼。谭盾大致想表达的概念——用演出手册上的话来说——就是——以四重奏和琵琶表现的——在水、石、金、纸这四个象限里的——一次巴赫、和尚、莎士比亚和小白菜的——跨越时空的对话。谭盾你就装吧。Kronos Quartet和吴蛮倒是深得要领,类似行为艺术的表演让台下为数众多的大伯大妈不时地面面相觑。只有在他们老老实实拉琴和弹琴的时候,气氛才那么舒展一点点。

第二部作品《中国之家》就好多了,趣味十足。总共四部分:回归,上海,东方红和中国制造,分别讲述宗教传统、毛化前的旧上海、毛化后的中国和邓化后的中国。前三部都是中国人民耳熟能详的曲目,重新编了四重奏和琵琶的曲。吴蛮姐姐其实很PP,扮歌女也扮得很PP,唱个《何日君再来》,嗓音竟然还是白光型的。最后一部分“中国制造”,吴蛮首次用了定做的电琵琶,像电吉他那样弹,并且弹出Black Sabbath的味道,非常凶猛。弹的时候舞台上突然放出一百多个中国产电动玩具,叽叽咕咕满地乱跑。

演出结束有座谈会,俺提了俩问题。散场后继续骚扰吴蛮姐姐,问她有没有想过做一部关于杭州的作品。她说在考虑。再讲了讲听她琵琶的感受。她笑笑。最后说要去听她的个人演出。她又笑笑,说谢谢,谢谢。

来美国后看的第50场演出。是为记。

P.S. Kronos Quartet最知名的可能是为电影《Requiem for a Dream》演奏的配乐。有兴趣的同志们看这里。

16
Jan 10

从未去过的城市

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X收到一箱书。几本杂文和小说集,还有一叠影印的某报专栏。专栏作者是寄书人的前大学老师,但早已离开了那座南方的城市。X和寄书人曾热烈地交流过这位作家的作品,并为其独特的风格着迷。寄书人细心地在每篇影印稿上注出了时间和隐去的标题。《用记忆画下的黑玫瑰》。《第五幕第一场》。他的字迹优美,微微向左倾斜。书里还夹着一封信。寄书人有个诗意的名字。他在信中简短地提到了他的童年、军队经历以及这些书的故事。他潦草的叙述激起了X的兴趣。很快这种兴趣超过了对书籍本身的阅读。X对寄书人开始有了一些想象。比如他的住所和地址复杂的工作单位,他是不是也会上班迟到,是不是也在百无聊赖的时候看电视。寄书人和那座城市渐渐变得生动起来。X翻看这些书的时候,寄书人也许刚到办公室,泡了杯茶。他在办公的时候发呆。然后他挤公车回家,做饭。看美剧,看书。深夜醒来,可能不知身在何处。琐碎的想象甚至变成了记忆,X俨然和寄书人很熟的样子,似乎他们昨天才在酒馆碰见过,喝到酩酊大醉。

而X并没见过寄书的人。书寄自南方。这是一座在这个国家的现代史中有着指标性意义的城市。除此之外,X对它一无所知。他从未去过那座城市。

15
Jan 10

回来了

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终于在成田机场见到了冯正虎。他坐在人来人往的临时签证办理点旁边,不太起眼。聊了两句,向他致以了崇高的敬意。他说他要继续呆下去,说改变需要时间。有点感动。

25
Dec 09

在东京 (Letters to Niwako)

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Day -1: 横滨

I’m done with the talk! I’m free now. Actually the conference is not bad with an amazing visual art exhibition, an animation festival, and lots of galleries. Pretty fun to watch. And it finally makes me feel I’m doing something pleasant (to the eye at least).

So I decided to treat myself after tonight’s animation festival and went to a family restaurant. I ordered this fancy ice-cream (kind of Japanese style with sweet red beans, the 芦荟 stuff and the sticky rice stuff. It costs me 500 yen, but yummy.

I’m heading to Sugamo tomorrow afternoon. Still don’t have a detailed plan of what to do yet. Figured I’ll just walk around Sugamo and do some trip planning tomorrow.

Hope you are done with your stuff too. Looks like CU is still freaking cold 🙂

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Day 1: 浅草・上野・皇居・巢鸭

After a very rushed planning (or no planning) I was out on my way checking out THE TOKYO CITY today. I started from 淺草, and continued to Ueno Park and National Tokyo Museum. Then a walk in the gardens of Imperial Palace. By 4:30pm I was back in that 地藏通商店街 just outside of my hotel, hunting for good dessert and food.

All places are cool. Well Ueno Park seems to be a bit surprise to me. It is actually more depressing than I imagined with homeless people wandering around and a huge gathering of old old people (don’t know what they were doing, looks like a religious gatherings or free food giveaway?). 淺草寺 is very fun to visit. A lot of interesting stuff to see. And the palace is unexpectedly quiet. I never thought there will be such quiet places in Tokyo. Then I wanted to go shopping in Akihabara, but found my legs were sore already, so I hopped on a train back to Sugamo.

You know what, so far my favorite place has been the 地藏通 shopping street in Sugamo! it’s hilarious with so many old ppl. And they even have a couple stores that specialize in red underwears! That is so funny. The temple was visited by so many ppl and looks cool with a wall of lanterns. I had my dinner in a random restaurant on the street, and ended up having a random dish ’cause the only kanji in the menu is “北海道” and “定食”. So I figured it might be a fish bento. Waitress don’t speak a word of English. The dish turned out to be pretty good. It was something like the “pork stuff” except pork is replaced by the fish. Was a nice experience eating in a real Japanese restaurant for Japanese ppl. (I expected it to be cheaper ’cause it’s in Sugamo, but unfortunately not. It still costs me around 700 yen). After that I bought some dessert from random vendors, including those 紫芋 stuff and 盐大福. I even bought some strawberries and 柿 considering I didn’t have real fruit for a couple of days.

Anyway it was just a chillin’ day with sightseeing and wandering around. Tomorrow I plan to throw myself in Harajuku and Shibuya for shopping and sightseeing and probably a couple museums in Harajuku area. If I’m still able to walk by the end of the day I’ll just have a look in those areas at night. After tomorrow I’ll hit Shinjuku for a whole day’s shopping. If that still doesn’t kill me I’ll maybe go to Akihabara for my last afternoon in Tokyo (I’m leaving evening 22nd).

Great experience. And end of my report, day 1. 🙂

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Day 2: 涩谷・原宿・东京塔

So 2nd day was not as fruitful. I went to Harajuku and Shibuya in the hope of seeing teenage gangs in weird costumes. But I was out of luck. I went to the Meiji Shrine nearby, visited a 浮世绘 museum where you had to take off your shoes, some indie record stores, and had a walk in 竹下通. Harajuku was oh so crowded. Being a Chinese I thought I was immune to crazily crowded places, but this time I was still surprised. I have never have seen so many people on a normal sunday afternoon.

Then I went to Shibuya for some random shopping. And it turns out things sold at those dept stores are either crazy in price or crazy in style. I guess I’m too old for Shibuya (BTW I did see a few girls with overly done eyelashes/liners and jawdropping outfits in Shibuya). I just bought a scarf in Muji.

At night I thought I should go out see Tokyo at night (that’s what the city is famous for, isn’t it). So I hopped on the loop train and got off at the station close to Tokyo tower. Turns out it was not as spectacular as I’d expected. So I rambled for a while and went back.

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Day 3: 新宿

The third day was fun again. I went to Shinjuku solely for shopping. And I ended up carrying three huge bags back to the tiny little apartment I was staying at. It was way over my budget, but I think it was worth it (See, how happy a person can be when he completely emerges himself into consumerism). Also got theskincare stuff to satisfy my mom.

Shinjuku looks amazing at night. It’s been a while since the last time I saw neon light flash like crazy. Was nice back in a real city again.

As a side note, today I did find someone that speaks understandable English. It was the Shiseido rep at a pharmacy. She even described to me what the skincare stuff is like and how popular it is in English. Interesting. But today’s English speaking award goes to a waitress in a random restaurant. She asked me “eat in or take out” and then “here is the menu in English” with very little Asian accent! Just as I secretively wowed, she started to talk to her fellow waitress in Chinese…. So she must be a college student doing her part time job I guess. And college students should at least speak some English. And most ppl I interacted with are waitress, front desk staff, random highschool girls and cashiers. And most likely they are not college educated. Does my theory make sense?

Alright, time to pack up (again). Got to get up early tomorrow. The checkout time is at 10am (ahh…). The hotel is nice and cozy, I like it (well except for the early checkout time). Did I mention I’m lovin’ Sugamo too?

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Day 4: 上野・巢鸭

I was wondering where to go. And out of the blue I was taking a stroll in Ueno Zoo. Surprise surprise. 🙂 It was fun! I haven’t been to a zoo for like 20 years. It brought me sweet sweet memories. I love the unexpected ending to my trip in Japan.

Then I went back to Sugamo to pick up my luggage. I had one last visit to that 地藏通 shopping street. I saw smiling buddhas, burning incense, travelling monks, and so many grandmas pass by. All of a sudden nostalgia was in the air. I thought of all the young girls with heavy makeups talking and laughing in Shibuya. One day they’ll end up in 地藏通 saying their prayers to Buddha, shopping for a lucky red underwear. It’s only time.



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