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Entries from June 2008

#80 Aiya!

Posted June 24th, 2008 by Peter · 46 Comments

To most cultures, languages offer thousands upon thousands of ways to say just about anything. To the Chinese, whether by cultural design or sheer ease of pronunciation, one one-syllable phrase has encapsulated the essences of fear, empathy, despair, pain, and surprise all at the same time. “Ah-Ya!” (å•Šå‘€), which is literally the combination of two [...]

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#?? Vacation

Posted June 23rd, 2008 by Peter · 3 Comments

It’s summer, and I am sorry to say that I haven’t posted in a week. I’ve been getting ready for vacation in Tacoma and Victoria (Washington and Canada). Once again, I’m sorry for the lack of posts lately, and I’ll be sure to post as many as I can this week to make up for [...]

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#79 Plastic Furniture Covers

Posted June 16th, 2008 by Peter · 22 Comments

It’s a known fact that Asians are very stingy about their belongings: money, children, right down to their choice of sauces to put on food. But have you ever wondered how Asians are able to keep their homes, and most importantly, furniture, free of filth for such a long time? It’s because Asians everywhere have [...]

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#78 Sriracha Sauce

Posted June 9th, 2008 by Peter · 36 Comments

Reminiscing about the countless times I’ve been to Vietnamese Pho Restaurants, there has always been one constant: Sriracha Hot Sauce. This sweet, spicy, and tangy package of ground chili has smothered delicacies ranging from soups and pastas to even pizzas and hot dogs for the longest time. But for what reason? “It adds a necessary [...]

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