Little thoughts: Yao Ming, China, and cursive

“End of a Dynasty: Yao Ming Retires and China Wonders Who’s Next?”
It is an end of an era for Yao Ming and the NBA. I’ll miss some great commercials.

“On Party Anniversary, China Rewrites History”
Apparently history gets rewritten by China when necessary.

“Typing Beats Scribbling: Indiana Schools Can Stop Teaching Cursive”
I really don’t understand why cursive is being eliminated from the curriculum. I thought it was bad enough that we did not learn English calligraphy in school. Chinese calligraphy was mandatory in Taiwan. I ended up buying my own kit with pen and ink. I learned completely on my own and it came in handy for various English and history projects where calligraphy would be appropriate.

“Deadly landslides hit South Korea”
The images of cars trapped on flooded highways were quite frightening. Now there is a warning in Seoul to be careful of exposed landmines.

“China train crash: officials blame signal flaw”
Bullet trains in China are not bringing positive news. Just after incidents involving the new Beijing-Shanghai bullet train, a horrifying accident happens on a first generation bullet train.


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