Monday, January 31, 2011

I'm supposed to be frequenting this blog, but here--at the end of January--I have only made ten posts out of the 31 days that have passed. :/ At least I am 3% guilty.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I have, perhaps rather ephemerally, returned amidst rather worrisome times, which I'm hoping shall soon pass in a rather favorable manner.

Meanwhile, since my last post, China has been hitting close to the American home--well, actually, hitting home, and some are left beflustered over China's interest in trans-pacific investment. Amongst the vociferation and flailfest, is it conveniently forgotten that America is not wholly independent of China? Or is it the physical proximity of individuals from China with influential potential (e.g. China's president, Chinese teachers directly from China) that has so innervated the Sinophobes?

The fact that this gesture of maintenance of ties with China comes after such internal upsets as the Arizona shootings and MLK Day Parade bombing attempt would cause a sense of heightened awareness of what enters and exits enters America--even though these events were internally done? No, that could not possibly hold. America, China is not interested in ideologically terrorizing your country.

Meanwhile, the Caribbean and North Africa have been seeing faces of new and old. After the Ben Ali's flight to Saudi Arabia, Tunisia hopes for a more democratic state--but not without the participation of those reëmerging from exile (auf Deutsch). However, as this blog (also auf Deutsch) suggests, Tunisia is not the only North African (because of the mention of Jordan, the more accurate term would be "Greater Middle Eastern") nation in which discontent is crescive. The level of change in these other nations, however, may not come to match that recently experienced in Tunisia.

Some of the wave of inspirational change may be carried across the Atlantic Ocean as well, for the mysterious visit/intended return(?) of ousted Haitian ex-president "Baby Doc" Duvalier (em português) has some speculating that he intends on some sort of political reprise in his still-devastated homeland. Following this, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, also an ex-president, intends on returning from exile in South Africa. The difference, however, is that Aristide will have more difficulty doing so--whereas Duvalier is already in Haiti. Wyclef Jean failed to be granted permission for a presidential nomination, so will Haiti be moving forward by moving backward?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Three things to point out today:

Tunisian Unrest

66% Increase in Illinois Income-Tax Rate

Torrential Rains and Mudslides in Brazil

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Persian transliteration, the underlining that matches each word, and the compiling of the translations of which this jpg is composed, are the only aspects of this jpg to which I lay claim.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Welp, it's safe to say that I failed rather grandly in my semi-serious 365 blog challenge. Just as well, it's safe to say that I have failed rather grandly yet again to substantiate this blog.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

我昨天忘了寫一則新文章,不過我可以告訴的甚麼事情都沒有嘛。 :/

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

The belated birthday has taken place. It left me rather beflustered, to be quite honest. >;/

(I promise that my posts will be longer coming sometime soon.)

Monday, January 03, 2011

A birthday celebration is being postponed to tomorrow. Oh, and I've started up with the Excel tables again--after a hiatus of one-does-not-remember. How long will I endure doing these this time around without erupting into a conniption? $100 of debt says that I go three days and five seconds.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

最近我是喪志人。 都不合理。 幹嘛?

Saturday, January 01, 2011

This new year was brought in rather horribly. It was brought in even worse than the way in which the new decade was brought last year. I wish not to recount or re-express for the 29384239487239th time the reasons for this.