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#104 Staying Open on Christmas Day

Posted December 14th, 2008 by Peter · 16 Comments

The Skipper is red hot! This is his second submission in the last 2 weeks. It’s that time of year. The weather dips below 70, the sunshine grows a little shorter, and all the members of your vocation lose interest in work of any kind. Holiday music is all around us and similarly, the traditional [...]

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#98 Studying Overseas

Posted October 29th, 2008 by Shaun · 20 Comments

It’s been well documented (here on SAPL and elsewhere) that Asians are moderately intelligent, and as so, they’ve figured that the standard of higher education back in Asia is dreadfully mediocre. That’s why so many Asians pack their bags and leave their homelands in search of some good old-fashioned Western education. After all, what would [...]

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#72 Disneyland

Posted May 7th, 2008 by Peter · 29 Comments

Whether it’s been by watching the latest Asian variety shows, soap operas, their very own children squirming at the sight of a belt, or rice paddies maturing, Asians have definitely demonstrated a more refined sense of “living it up.” That is, until Walt Disney launched a virus in the 1950s. Since then, Asians from around [...]

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#65 Being Blunt

Posted April 23rd, 2008 by Peter · 38 Comments

haolepake // Mar 24, 2008 at 12:15 am How about a post about ‘having no qualms about asking personal questions/making blunt comments” When asians greet people, they don’t use a simple “howdy” or “hello.” Instead, they follow ancient rules of conduct that have made their ancestors successful for the last couple thousand years. Rules such [...]

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