Category Archives: Phrase of the Day

Quote of the Day – Life is Like Golf

Life is like golf: long periods of nothing followed by moments of intense pressure. (From a travel article in City Weekend)

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Quote of the Day – Rafael Poch-de-Feliu

‎”Antes de hablar de China, hay que aprender a mirarla.” – Prólogo de Rafael Poch-de-Feliu (“Before speaking of China, we first have to learn how to look at her” – own trans.) (LA ACTUALIDAD DE CHINA – UN MUNDO EN … Continue reading

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Email of the Day. Andie Punkie.

Nelly’s just shared how her mum, Aunt Magdi, whom I’ve known since I was 9, reacted when she saw my photos. –  Who do you think this is? – John’s showing her the comp screen. – Errr…(long morning yawn) have … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“Easy reading is damn hard writing.” –  Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Quote of the Day – Beauty

¨Beauty is nothing else but a promise of happiness.¨ Baudelaire

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Woman in my Lap!

A woman of roughly 50 years of age and about 70 kilos of weight sat down, literally, in my lap on the subway the other day. Ok, some details quickly. It´s always rush-hour in Shanghai. You´re allowed to dream of … Continue reading

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How to Describe your Classmate (A 12 year-old boy)

Andie: Andy (I know), tell me about your best friend in school. Describe him in English, ok? Andy (After about 3 long minutes): Well, he has dark brown hair and ADD. Andie: ? Andy: Better than ADHD, that´d be terrible, … Continue reading

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