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x; x; x; x; x; Chpt 2: Lujiang; Yeye; twins 2013-03-13 Nainai loved indulgence. Going to the public bathhouse was one of the handful few that was still abaialble in the nineteen sixties in Beijing. Bath ritual runs deep in China and at times bathhouses were the convergence of the neighbors rich and poor and […]

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唐诗宋词中词牌名的英文 – 尚振华 Martin, and  宋怡辽 The Bathhouse 澡堂 (1920-1938) slipped into the tub; left for Beijing The Soaking 泡澡  (1938-1961) the prerequisite/prelude, lobster red; family in turmoil The Scrubbing 搓澡  (1961-1968) the heart and soul .. The rest oldies The Cupping 拔罐子 (1968-1978) 2nd tube of water The Pedicure 修脚 (1978-1986) pedicure; the re-union (Massaging 按摩?) […]

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Beijing: street Pamela Shanghai: paper on Bund; streets timeline: by century; wiki US; sex 性开放 舅舅 phone calls Will Farral Romona Curry – Zhou Xuexi in movie my tennis team Face Book; .. Kaity Tong (anchor) Lina Mei CCC BJ schoolmates Cute water Yao Fu Jew in town Gail Schuma – dental Dan Eng Twitter Jonathan […]

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Something swam through the jungles Where the mighty rivers roam Something breaks the silence When the water takes you home I hear the wordless voices When the water takes me home — High Water by Rush A prelude to Xinghua Yuan, the luxury bathhouse We bonded famously well from day one.. . ♥ . Chinese […]

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Forward, 5/24/2012; tennis

New York, 2008 One April morning I found myself deep in a conversation with a fellow swimmer in the locker room. She was holding a book of a very prolific author whose racy romance novels are main stay at the bookstores. The paperback cover was adorned with a smiling young man. Who is he I […]

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Thank you for stopping by. This site is about The Last Concubine – a narrative nonfiction about my maternal grandfather’s last concubine, 钱若华 Qian Ruohua (1924 Suzhou -1986 Beijing) whom I called Nainai (grandmother in Chinese), a sing-song girl from Shanghai who watched over me as a child and significantly shaped my life – Book […]

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