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Parody Song – Let’s Go Ride Some Bikes

“Let’s go ride some bikes, Up to ZhongShan heights.

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Teach your children English with these public domain children’s books

I won’t be explaining public domain here. I might do that later. Or you can google. Here just a link to a collection of 6,000 free children’s books.

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Getting Covid19 Small Business relief through the SBA

A very messy post of just some resources about the SBA’s programs for Covid19 relief (and the fact that I am looking into it for my business and a close acquaintance’s business)

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Lies People Tell – Starting your own business equals success, riches, and happy awesomeness

I don’t know you, but (unless you have a special affinity for business) I am willing to bet I have read more business websites, magazines, books, and biographies than you. For example, I know by heart that the Dewey decimal system code for the business section of the library is 658. And I’ll end my […]

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Taiwan Business Visa research – renting at a business incubator

In getting a business visas, one possible avenue is to rent at a government recognized business incubator. Today I saw an advertisement for one here in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Something to look into… More info: List of incubators DaGou (打狗) startup park Pier2 Ko-In

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WordPress just got a whole lot better :-o

With the latest releases of WordPress, the nearly ubiquitous (powers a large % of the world’s websites) CMS have finally gotten closer to a true CMS (instead of being merely a blogging tool) . It is now much more like the highly customizable Expression Engine CMS. How so?

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  今日、日本手話のウイキペディアの記事を読むことにして、おもしろかったです。 韓国手話、台湾手話、日本手話は単語において60%(諸説あり)ほど共通しているという報告もある。これが事実だとすれば、日本による統治(日本統治時代の朝鮮、日本統治時代の台湾)の影響であると考えられている   つまり、韓国手話、台湾手話、日本手話は日本手話語族に属しています。      

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TurboTax is either the best worst software or the worst best software ever

Best worst? Worst Best? The jury is still out… But why the love hate, hate love relationship with TurboTax (and everything else from Intuit)?

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Book Summary Websites and English lessons by subject

These might be perfect for language lessons and non-native students wanting to do extensive reading…   Book Summaries: Over 600 Titles On One Page Business titles:     Book Summaries: Popular Books Summarized in 3 Sentences or Less Mostly self-help books, mostly garbage:   More short book summary websites funny but not very […]

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お大事に とは 中国語で何でしょうか? - 中国語 出来ます!

上智大学の卒業生トリ·ジョンソンです。中国語 出来ます! へようこそ! 今回は、❝お大事に❞というフレーズ(挨拶というのかな?)は中国語でどうやって表すことができるかというとを説明したいと思います! ❝お大事に❞ は 具合が悪い、病気などの場合に使われている言葉で 中国語では❝請保重❞というフレーズが当てますね。 ❝請❞というのは中国語で❝頼む❞と意味している動詞なんです。   説明をご理解いただけたでしょうか? (以上は中国語 出来ますというシリーズの一つです。どうぞお気軽にアクセス)    

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