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How to use Windows Chinese IME and toggle between English and Chinese

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/microsoft-traditional-chinese-ime-ef596ca5-aff7-4272-b34b-0ac7c2631a38 I do a lot of typing in Chinese. (I also use a Japanese IME regularly. This is how to use a Japanese IME.) To switch between Chinese and English you could switch using “windows key + space bar” But, as the above link shows, when you are in the Chinese IME you can just […]

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Life in Asia Cookbook: Frypan Pizza

Pizza dough: 2 table spoons yeast 1 teaspoon sugar 1 cup warm water (110F) 2.5 cups flour 2 tablespoons oil 1 teaspoon salt Directions: Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let sit a few minutes. Stir in flour, salt , oil. Mix until smooth. Rest 5 minutes. Make into pie (or pies). Brown one […]

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For whom the bell tolls

No man is an island… https://www.jw.org/en/news/legal/by-region/russia/anatoly-vasilyevich-pchelintsev-interview/

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Ode to Odd Jazz – a B.O.S.S

“Ode to Odd Jazz; or What Instrument does Rahsaan Roland Kirk Play?” (A poem by Tori Taiyo Johnson, part of Benfii Original Short Stories – B.O.S.S. ©2021 Eagle Land Grace, LLC) ~ Poem ~

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How ‘NEW’ is born – a little theory

Jazz – (Buddy Bolden 1895)Rock-n-roll – (as early as the 1920s or possibly Arthur Crudup’s 1947 release)CyberPunk (Neuromancer in 1984) There is nothing new under the sun.How do “new” things come about?

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Travel Lies – “50 Tips from Experts on Ways to Make Money Traveling”

Yeah. Here’s a nice example of a boldface propaganda-to-tickle-your-ears (and maybe get-your-money) blog post title: 50 Tips from Experts on Ways to Make Money Traveling -claimcompass.eu Let’s take a moment to think about this…

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Lies Someone Told You – “You can trust [insert human]”

There is nothing good about a global pandemic. But it does offer a wake up call. And a wake up call is sorely needed.

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Life Abroad Nightmares – embassy red tape

Although I’ve ranted before about the boldfaced lie of “blissfully traveling the world” I just can’t help myself so here I go again. When it suits their fancy governments seem to know everything there is to know about you (big brother). On the other hand when it comes to issuing a visa, authenticating a marriage, […]

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Lies Someone Told You: “He’s an expert”

What do Herman Melville and Warren Buffet have in common?For one thing they accurately described a plague of false competency.What do I mean? And what is there to learn from it?Let’s start closer to the beginning.

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Tax and IRS webpages to read for U.S. citizens living abroad, including the self-employed

DISCLAIMER: First off, this website offers no tax advice. Anything that appears to be advice you use at your own risk. With that out of the way, the links:

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