hi 👋 long time no see… just because Macchiato ceased to work properly many many weeks ago…


hi hi 👋 miss you guys


Finally!!! I’m back here!!! 🥳🥳🥳

I guess the Japanese language is as “advanced”. My sister told me it’s 地球, exactly the same characters as in Chinese. 地 = earth, 球 = ball.



In China, few people (far fewer than Canadians and Americans, TBH) have ever told me that they think Earth is flat. That’s probably because in the Chinese language, Earth is “diqiu”, literally translated “terrestrial (di) ball (qiu)”, which effectively conveys the idea of sphere and prevents them from unnecessarily depicting Earth as a vast, flat piece of land.

only 31?! I thought there would be 58! 😼



The Apple HomeKit is so far the only smart home solution on the market that supports time-AND-location-based automation (e.g. “turn staircase lights on only when I arrive home after sunset”). Am I correct? 🤔

Worth it if you shine like a diamond when smiling. 😁💎✨


Headed for Walmart for returns and arrived around 10pm sharp. I was afraid it was going to close and kinda in a hurry. Hardly had I parked my car well when I dashed in for Customer Services while wearing my _jinbei_. Then I got stopped by a staff member who told me not to hustle as it would be closing 11pm. This middle-aged Persian American, Jay, had simply mistaken me for an immigrant from Japan, asking if “we” Japanese are toiling hard insomuch that “we” may become completely suicidal. He said I had moved quite fast as if I’d been hurrying for work, very typical of the Japanese. Lol. To his eyes, both the Chinese and the Japanese are hardworking peoples, at least more so than most Canadians and Americans. I nodded my head and further informed him of what real Asian office life is like. He was amazed. But I loved such random convos inspired by a random folk’s observation and understanding.

To the best of my knowledge, Asian drivers rarely signal when changing lanes…