Springtime Sadness

  Spring·time sadness noun \ˈspriŋ-ˌtīm ˈsad ˈne-ss\ : allergies that occur during the season of spring Examples of SPRINGTIME SADNESS  1: Watch out for: Sneezing Runny Nose Wheezing Urticaria Excess Catarrh Anaphylactic Shock (Breathing Difficulty) Edema Heart Failure  2: AKA Allergies Used in a Sentence:     She got that Springtime Sadness! First Known Use of SPRINGTIME   […]

Wawrinka, Li Win Australian Open

It was an Australian Open of surprises, upsets and unpredictable matches that ended with a first for both men’s and women’s tennis.  Stanislas Wawrinka captured his first Grand Slam title in his major debut at the Australian Open while Li Na also won her first Australian Open and second Grand Slam championship. On Sunday’s final against […]

Air Testing by Kite in Chinese Cities

Air pollution has been an undeniable crisis in China, with the stars hidden by layers of tainted smog in many cities. Government officials, however, have always dodged the issue. They cite the developing status of the nation as an excuse for the environmental contamination. What’s worse, they refuse to release quantified data on the air […]

What’s so Wrong about United States Outfits being “Made in China”?

(Source: Screencap from RalphLauren.com) A mere 13 days before the Olympic ceremony, Ralph Lauren and USOC face public outcry as America realizes the U.S. team outfits were “Made in China.” Berets, scarves, blazers, and skirts made a rather formal debut in the opening ceremony, much to the chagrin of many Americans. My question is, what […]

Recounting “Six Four”, Tiananmen

(AP Photo/Sadayuki Mikami) “Today’s June 4th? ‘Six Four’ is the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Protest in 1989.” That was how I was reminded of the event yesterday; my mother stopped in the middle of her daily chores by that date. Without looking up a single news source, she continued knowingly, “Hong Kong will have […]