择其长技而师 莫事事而师夷

近期读得 @crowflew《谁来守护公正》一文。

“师夷长技以自强”, 自打洋务运动风风火火之期,国人就深深明白这道理。

若能学得老美的制衡立国之术也是循循善诱的良苦用心。 不过纵观中西历史,民主之先进我不谈论,课本中早已万字千文,就着 @crowflew这篇文,我们来单论学美国这事儿。

本次,不说他在朝鲜和中国南海的所做作为,也不论其在阿富汗、叙利亚的种种战略意图。只觉其,算是一个怀揣梦幻童话的美好少年,憧憬着一切的美好和纯洁,就像迪士尼一样去得一个处平等、团结的共和之国,以民主的方式。不管先前如何凶险和坎坷,王子、公主最后总能过上没羞没臊的温馨生活——开句玩笑。

说美国“美”者,意何如?国富、兵强、科技领先、潮流前线。论“三权分立”也好,选举投票也罢,皆不为其富国强兵,科技领先之根源。

说到底,美国也没有“民主”到根儿上,政府、国会、法院就能决策美国和美国在全球的战略?谁说了算,早已不是什么秘密。

民主,作为一种政治信仰,它的诉求和初处类似一些其他的终极主义,不是一盘热腾腾的摆在你面前的披萨,而在遥不可视的某处。因此,在经济发展为第一要务的当下,也莫把西方政治、意识形态神话,其之所以为强,和历史机遇进程及历史选择有大关联。 Continue Reading

Suzhou City at Sunset: Where China’s Past Meets Its Future 莫叹迟暮,大放异彩

Life got busy and I was trying to find a balance between steemit and life. But there would never be a perfect balance, which has actually made things a lot less stressful.I updated my personal blog life is an adventure to vps for a better user experience.

自从爱上steemit,生活变得忙碌起来,我试图找到steemit和生活之间的平衡点。但是永远不会有一个完美的平衡,上班,带娃,写博,感觉自己一天打了三份工。昨天没有发帖,因为更新了我的独立博客:hannahwu.com,搬迁到了vps,升级了https,这样用户体验应该会更好。

Suzhou is a luxury travel destination where China’s glorious past perfectly combined with its modern civilization. To live here is like taking a magic trip between China’s powerful past and prosperous tomorrow. I took some photos while running around my home this weekend. The whole city at the sunset looks really authentic and fascinating.

因为政府对古建筑古文化的不断扶持,对苏州城市规划的限高限色,苏州,作为一个旅游城市,可以称作是中国辉煌的过去与现代文明完美结合体。有幸生活在这座城市,出去跑个步也感觉自己中国过去和将来之间来了个穿越之旅。周末我在家附近跑步时拍了一些照片,夕阳下的整个城市看起来真实而迷人。

Many visitors come to our city to see cultural and historical to see the ancient temples, palaces, gardens, canals, and city walls. And when I was running, some visitors ask me where to buy silk production and Su embroidery.

许多游客来我们的城市看文化和历史,看看古庙,宫殿,花园,运河和城墙。在我跑步的时候,有些游客问我在哪里买丝绸和苏绣。其实我也不知道,这些只有游客会有。

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Somehow Winter is already over and Spring just started. Time is flying, per usual. We had a busy, but great winter! And I am looking forward to meetups with my pretty, pretty friends @sunnyjolly and @veronicazhu. We celebrate everything possible every month. Continue Reading

一味追求纯粹也会害人

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曾经在很多人的心目当中,写文章,甚至是一切和文档有关系的事情,都应当是文科应该干的事情。理、工科的人往往就会觉得,我只要学好数理化,有一门自己的专业技术,基本就无敌了。

这种思想在脑海中一住就是二三十年,当从一个小技术员慢慢成长起来的时候,老板开始让你熟悉管理,还要你把技术包装成牛气轰轰的产品,你词穷了

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也有在专业领域研发出了领先的专利,想要以此创业当老板,可是问题是,MD,我说的话投资人根本听不懂,而自己脑海中是一片的碧海蓝天和金山银山,可怎么就说不出来,就做不出一份像样BPContinue Reading

Images of the Snow-covered Landscape in Zhuozheng Yuan 姑苏雪痕,犹如梦境 | SteemitPhotoChallenge Entry

北国早已飘过不知多少场雪后,苏城迎来了属于自己的第一场雪,雪姑娘扬扬洒洒地飘了三天三夜。周日一大早,迫不及待的打开窗户,看到窗外熟悉的风景一片白茫茫,再看看发现自己的车车又被埋了,心情无比雀跃,穿起雪地靴,相约 @herlife 一起飞奔去园林,生怕明天一场冬雨,雪就会融化了。

Luckily, we had a great amount of snow last weekend. As far back as I can remember, there is no heavy snow in recent five years. It is so nice to see the snow from my window this morning. I drove to the Humble Administrator’s Garden (or zhuozheng yuan), one of the four great gardens in China, to see the snow-covered landscape. So, I have chance to take pretty photos of snow and share them with you here.

苏州的雪景如水墨丹青一般美丽,虽没有“千里冰封,万里雪飘”的豪迈,但总能给人一种梦回姑苏的感觉。

I dreamed to live and work in northern cities, where would be covered by thick snow in the winter. That would be a total different lifestyle compared to life in watery towns of Southern China. Now when I stand there to all the trees covered with white snow, my dream has come true, and all these memories when I was a little girl come to life again. I have countless memories of running in all the gardens. And this time, I am glad that I can take Ivan here showing him old memories, and of course, making new ones.

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This is my entry for 📷 Steemit Photo Challenge organised by @jamtaylor. For those who are not familiar with it, please read the details here. We are suggested to submit no more than 3 entries. That is why I put three images in this post.

这三张图用来提交 @jamtaylor 组织的摄影比赛 #steemitphotochallenge,想参加的可以点击这里,每人可以提交至多三张照片。 Continue Reading

味至浓时是故乡,每口鱼汤皆是相思。【爽翻天】

Double eleven is the global shopping day to buy at T-mall at big discount, while double twelve is a great chance to find a restaurant that offer half prices. We found a wonderful place to have Sichuan Style Pickled Cabbage and Fish Pot last night.

昨天是双十二,各大餐厅口碑付款有折上五折的活动,昨天趁机去本素酸菜鱼,这家宣传很奇怪,他家海报宣传的是酸菜,而不是鱼,说他家酸菜源自酸菜故里,3000年古法秘制,从青菜生长源头出发,六个月自然成熟,180天传统发酵。菜好,鱼才好?

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超能吃的女汉纸聚会,什么都得双份啦,双份酸菜鱼锅底,双份牛肉,三份鸭头,双份口水鸡,双份红糖糍粑,去TMD卡路里,姐姐们不care!!!

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鱼的量特别大,鱼片特别薄,味道很新鲜,我们点的微微辣的锅底,鱼片一点都不腥。我最喜欢啃鱼头了,啃完鱼头猛然一抬头,发现锅里的鱼片已经被吃了一半,你们太凶残了。 Continue Reading

Images of Budding Sunflower 没有说出口的爱 | ColorChallenge

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(书房中, 阳光下,含苞待放的向日葵)
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I believe that youth is in budding sunflower under the sunshine. It is a sunny day, and I sit around the desk enjoying a cup of tea and reading one of these books. When I see sunflowers in a glass jar on the desk, it reminded me of a little talk with my mum when I was a little girl.

古人偏爱菊花,陶渊明的“采菊东篱下”以菊明志,走近书房,看到这个花瓶,我就默认了是黄菊花,凑近了拍照才发现原来是含苞欲放的向日葵。凑巧的是小时候我最爱的花是向日葵。记得妈妈问我为什么喜欢向日葵,我说我想像向日葵一样,永远仰着面庞迎着太阳,潜意识里希望自己跟向日葵一样乐观开朗,蓬勃向上。

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人生已经如此艰难 有些事情就不要拆穿

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(步行去社区医院的小路)

最近,寒冬季节,苏城流感,我也犯咳嗽,一连半个月,中间恢复了一天,就又沦陷了。无奈,接连到医院,现在看病和前几年是有些变化了,小病小恙统统去社区医院。我觉得这样的医疗改制还是挺好的!

一、社区医院很近,不用多跑路,现在出门停车真心难。
二、社区医院的医生,还是相对接地气的,和病人都已经认识了,沟通方便。

这次感冒,去社区医院,是个礼拜天,值班医生只有一个,所以有一些积压,等的人多了,就会有一些怨言,可是大家还都是有序在排队。当时,我的心里有两种感触:同志们进步了,不管男女老幼,大家已经排队了。再者,医疗资源真心不够,患者要等,而医生苦逼,周末还得玩命加班。 Continue Reading

Shopping with Me: Suzhou Village 奢侈品Outlet购物村“奕欧来”

女人有时候真的一点都不讲道理,怎么治?
包治百病!

Why are women sometimes really unreasonable? Is there any solution?
Buying her a bag will work perfectly.

今天阴到多云,阳光没有什么存在感,去奕欧来买包包,回来发现照片好丑,暗沉沉的,我特地给自己的照片来了个十级补光,如下图,哈哈。“奕欧来”购物中心坐落于风光旖旎的的阳澄湖半岛,大家金秋十月来品尝阳澄湖大闸蟹的时候,别忘了到奕欧来转悠一圈,保证收获颇丰。购物村仿造的是英国Bicester Village,亦是血拼购物最佳圣地,除了疯狂的折扣,更是让购物变成一种优雅的体验。

It is cloudy today. There is no enough sunshine to take quality photos. When I check the photos after coming back, I find the photo is too dark before of the dull weather. I specifically add extra light to my selfie, lol. Now it looks better. “Yi Ou Lai” shopping center is located in the beautiful scenery of the Yangcheng Lake Peninsula. If you come to Suzhou to enjoy the hairy crabs from Yangcheng Lake this October, do not forget to visit here. The shopping village mimics the British Bicester Village, which is also the best shopping destination. Besides of the crazy discounts, shopping is really an elegant experience there.

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背上我新买的包包,一边逛一边拍一边晒,这才是outlet的节奏嘛

This is my new bag. Taking photos while shopping, this is the rhythm of Suzhou shopping Village.

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春节假期,游客也好,购物者也好,到处都是人人人,不过我们大中华儿女应该已经适应了。奕欧来距离我家自驾大概半个小时就能到,在火车站有接驳车,好像是免费的。逛了一个下午,主要的品牌有BALLY,LACOSTE,GANT,GUCCI,COACH,MK,BOSS,ARMANI,D&G,等等,很多一线二线大牌入驻,数目还是比较可观的。

Now it is near the end of Chinese New Year holidays. The village is full of tourists and shoppers. But I have already get used to it as it great population of China. It takes about half an hour from my home tu Suzhou village. And it has a shuttle bus at the train station. After spending a whole afternoon there, I figured out the main brands: BALLY, LACOSTE, GANT, GUCCI, COACH, MK, BOSS, ARMANI, D & G, etc. Many first class brands settled there, It is a good place to visit.

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岂非颖而不得?

我未潜心研佛
但心慕
梦得一禅
无欲无求
终青葱淡寡
盥心

我未通略紫微
但神往
参悟天道
神游苍穹
遂清风掠影
笑傲

我未颂唱福音
但感之
忏往自省
众善博爱
能归宿圣洁
永恒

然尘世尚不可得
浪之潮弄而不减
心欠安
非能释然

岂非绝顶而视
方能缘静平


述之以慰已

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那时阳光正好,我们如此相遇 | SmileChallenge

微笑,或许能温暖一颗心;
开怀,希望能感染一群人;
不必时时强作欢颜,也可遇事一笑而过。

Nominated by @jessicameng, this is my entry to enter #smilechallenge. Life is short, never regret anything that made you smile. One thing I know is that you never failed to put a smile on my face, and despite how things seem to be turning out. I have always thought it wise to never regret time spent with someone who fills a life with such moments.

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If you also wanna join this #smilechallenge, please refer to #微笑挑战# 让微笑传递下去 Smile Challenge for the details. This picture is taken with @lucyshow in the Facebook Holiday Event Meeting. Continue Reading