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Chinese nursery rhymes compiled in Peking. 1900

These pages are copies of a book of Chinese Nursery Rhymes, orally transmitted till compiled in Peking ( Beijing)  in 1900.  Those were terrible times for China,  the government in disarray,  the country invaded and parcelled by western countries, the … Continue reading

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the purpose of existence? A meaningful life.

The Big philosophical question since the dawn of civilization:  why are we here?                    ” The sphere upon which mortals come and go, has no end nor beginning that we know and none there is to tell us the truth,  whence do we … Continue reading

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real Piglet in my life

i was  7-8. Traditional Chinese New Year celebration. children are given gift-money in red envelopes. firecrackers and wonderful special cooking. tradition must be preserved, especially if you live in a foreign land. the adults bought a live piglet from a farm for … Continue reading

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la vie en rose la vie en bleu

sometimes you are on top of the world. sometimes ten feet under buried in …blues.  when you are blue. pick up your banjo and sing a tune , better create one. ” O susanna, dont you cry for me, am just from … Continue reading

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Degas and the Petit Rat Marie van Goethem.

Paris. 1881. The artist:  Edgar Degas.   The sculpture: La petite danseuse de 14 ans ( the 14 years old little dancer).  outraged art critics. the young ballerina was depicted as ” a flower of precocious depravity with a face marked by the … Continue reading

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Edgar Degas and the ballerinas

Paris  , second half of 19th cent. the birthplace of modern art  and uncontested capital of modern western culture: the culture of money.                          Edgar Degas, artist. one of  the founders of the Impressionist Art movement. mostly famous for his depictions of ballet and the ballerinas.  … Continue reading

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life and times of a little prince: Antoine de St-Exupery

Once upon a time there was a boy ,  Antoine, Count of Saint -Exupery. born in 1900, in Lyon, France. not focused on his studies, no clue what to do with his life, then he found his passion : to be an airplane pilot.  it was the early days … Continue reading

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