So you’ve set up your Mac to let you input Chinese characters. But what if you wanted to write Chinese using the Latin alphabet, i.e. pinyin? Since writing pinyin correctly requires the appropriate tone marks for flat, rising, falling-rising, and falling sounds (¯ ´ ˇ `), we need to configure your Mac to support them. […]
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This is a post I wrote a month ago while waiting for my flight to Taipei. I was inspired to put some thoughts down when I saw what people were emptying their wallets on in the duty-free arcade. Sunday, 4:42pm – Gate 121, Incheon Airport, South Korea Question of the Day: How can you own […]
I’ve just returned from a 31-day trip to Asia (South Korea and Taiwan) and thought I’d share some health tips I found in an article, Forty 5-Minute Health Fixes, in the Asian edition of Reader’s Digest (Nov 2011 issue) and thought were interesting and worth giving a shot.
It’s been a while! I hope everyone enjoyed the summer. I certainly did, even though I spent most of it at the office (and the army barracks). But as I’m writing this post, I’ve got 10 days left in the military. It feels incredible to have 260 days under your belt. There’s also another announcement […]