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  • Archive for July 24th, 2007

    A How-To Menu Guide for all the Laowai!

    Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

    Ben Ross in China has compiled three years of culinary exploration into a very handy guide to ordering Chinese dishes in China, complete with pictures, phoenetics, and descriptions at It’s also useful for people who want to order “off the menu” or more authentically at an American Chinese restaurants. It’s not the most aesthetically […]

    Don’t Talk to Me Until Friday

    Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

    Final final manuscript due Thursday. Meanwhile, I eliminated a chapter, consolidating it into another. And am rewriting two chapters after I decided the prose was mediocre. (And I read Harry Potter 7, which makes you appreciate how elegantly everything is constructed)