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

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 hit the “shift” key to toggle between English and Chinese. Yay!

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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


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 side (medium heat) 10 minutes. Flip over. Top with topping ingredients. Cover and heat 15 minutes.

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For whom the bell tolls

No man is an island…

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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

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, etc., they seem to be unable to make their computers link and suddenly their advanced systems, spy technology, and AI all are out of commission.

Why is it in 2021 that we are still doing all of this with peices of dead tree and red stamps?

Maybe the inefficiency means more revenue?

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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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