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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Supreme Dragon Rowland Heights - RIP

I did not even notice it till I was on Yelp today, and saw that Supreme Dragon was closed. It's was located in the Hong Kong Plaza, named for the Hong Kong Market that used to be there.

LA.Eater had an article that was insightful. I thought the prices went up and quality went down. One of the Yelp reviews mentioned they got new owners that short staffed the restaurant. Another article mentioned how there is a lot more competition in the area now selling Beef Noodle Soup.

The plaza used to be very nice, but now it has a lot of empty store fronts. A friend that had a restaurant there had a direct competitor open right next to them. They got into a price war, and my friend's restaurant survived, but it left a bad flavor. They then sold the restaurant, and the new owner could not make it work.

Three Family Restaurant is in the same plaza that has a good Beef Soup.


Monday, July 13, 2015

Rowland Heights Housing

I just went to an open house yesterday in Rowland Heights, and I was surprised to find a cost cut. From 808,000 to 789,800.

$18,200 reduction, 2.3% change.

Nice house that used to have an outdoor model train in the back, that the real estate person said to take out :-(

It's also been on the market for 72 days.

And I am not seeing a huge amount of other Rowland Heights houses on the market.

I am not sure why...

The what is China, China, and China.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Get Ready for Summer Sale

Get Ready for Summer Learning Chinese Sale

Weekly Sale for Childbook. Some of the products included:

More 100 Best Children's Stories from China
More 100 Best Children's Stories from China
Our Price: $12.99
Sale Price: $6.99
You save $6.00!

More from "100 Best" Children's Stories from China
  • 8 Chinese stories
  • Endpoints for child to think about moral lesson
  • With free accompanying Lesson Plan 
  • Plus, 1 modern story set in Hong Kong
    English, softcover
Sing and Learn Chinese CD & Book
Our Price: $17.95
Sale Price: $14.95
You save $3.00!

22 songs in Chinese and English
  • Simple Chinese vocabulary in a fun way
  • Book - English, Simplified, Traditional, and Pinyin
  • With instruction guide
Harry Potter Set - Simplified Chinese
Harry Potter Set - Simplified Chinese
Our Price: $170.00
Sale Price: $145.00
You save $25.00!

Harry Potter Complete Set of all the books translated into Simplified Chinese
  • Big discount when purchased together.
  • Great addition to any library
  • Guaranteed to keep the reader busy for a few days.
Baby Learns Chinese, DVD, Level 1,2,3 & Flashcards Bundle Blue
List Price: $68.99
Our Price: $59.99
Sale Price: $49.99
You save $19.00!

This DVD set teaches 140+ Chinese words

DVD1- Body, Counting, Shapes and Colors

DVD2- Fruits and Food
DVD3- Farm Animals and Wild Animals
Flashcards I
  • The Doman method, used in the DVD, has proven countless times, yes,babies can learn to read!
  • Babies can read because Chinese characters are just like pictures!
See sample video clip inside

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

90% of Authors Don't Earn a full Time Income from Writing

I was surprised...

Just one in ten authors can earn full-time living from writing, report finds - The Telegraph

And 17% got no pay in a year!

There are many online publications, where authors are not paid for articles.

The good news is with eBook publishing, more authors are able to make more money. It's a huge change in the industry. I hope Amazon continues to pay 70% to Indies.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Does China think the US is bluffing?

Getting scary.

Does China Take America Seriously? - The American Interest

A “Kind Reminder” from a Chinese Friend - The American Interest


Success by Being Less Asian?

Unfortunately, I need to agree with the article.

Stereotypes are mental short cuts, and the admission process deluges admission offices with a huge amounts of applications, and somehow the overworked admission people need to reduce it substantially. And with too many Asian applicants, they look for looking for Asian applicants who stand out. And how to stand out? By doing less of the Asian typical activities. No racket sports. More Leadership, definitely a sport. And the typical non-profit type activities. And choose a major that is seen as less Asian.

To get into elite colleges, some advised to ‘appear less Asian’ - The Boston Globe


Friday, May 29, 2015

Fixing China’s Coal Problem

Good news, which I am surprised about, for cleaning of China's Coal.

China is actually reducing the pollution through scrubbing technology for power plants that use coal, as well as discouraging the home use of coal for heating.

Why does this matter? China is the biggest burner of coal in the world, and probably burns as much coal as the rest of the world combined.  China has a huge pollution issue that is impacting the health of it's people, and causing social unrest.

Fixing China’s Coal Problem

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