It’s been a hot and steamy week and this weekend seems to be no different. It’s not even 11 o’clock yet and I’ve already got annoyed about a small connection problem with my Internet and Winnie and I have already had a brief argument over if we should adopt a cat or a dog. I’m a cat guy (they’re soft, cuddly and know how to take care of themselves, making them great for apartments) and she’s a dog person (they’re cuter). I got her to settle on a cat, but then we had decide if we wanted a new born kitten (Winnie) or a slightly older cat (me cause I saw one that sleeps on its back like my cat at home). I think we’ve decided not to discuss the topic for now, but I think it might come to a head eventually.
To avoid any more fights today, I’ve decided to take it easy. I’m off to the gym in about 20 minutes for my final fitness test with my trainer and maybe I’ll go out for a beer with him this evening. The afternoon is going to me and one of Qiu Xiaolong’s Inspector Chen mystery novels. To keep up with that relaxing theme, here’s some interesting news from around the web:
1) Richard Spencer gives a great critic of China’s Green GDP policy here. I agree completely with Spencer, the development model is meaningless unless you find some accountability. You should also check out his entry on the China Development Bank buying Barclay’s and how this really isn’t helping the majority of Chinese.
3) Kaiser Kou of Digital Watch gives his opinion why Facebook won’t take off in China. When it comes to business though I have heard of some social networking sites — one in particular called Xing which has a lot of Chinese professionals on it — so I don’t know if I buy his argument entirely, but it is still worth reading.
4) And finally this video is just a tragic cry for more driver education — slow down at intersections please. That includes bicycles.
Man, I can feel my temper rising. Time to go blow off some steam.