Category Archives: Creative Writing

Reading the Classics (Sarcasm) 讽刺范文#6

Please be forwarned. Some people were offended by this essay when I put it up at Tianya and Rainlane in June 2007. Please keep in mind sarcasm always tends to exaggerate. 2006年12月24日新六级考试作文范文 阅读经典著作的重要性 Outlines 1、阅读经典著作对人的成长至关重要 2、现在人们越来越少阅读经典著作,原因是…… 3、作为大学生,你应该怎么做 胡敏 in英语写作困境与对策 says … Continue reading

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Three Strikes

Part I I live on borrowed time. I should have died one summer morning in 1967 on Highway 89 when I fell asleep behind the wheel on my way to Montreal. Just after midnight the night before, and acting on … Continue reading

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Universally Applicable Sample Essay 零分爆笑讽刺范文#1

I wrote these 零分爆笑讽刺范文(Zero score humorous satirical sample essays) in 2006 to make fun of those inane, generic, written by formula, and often of very poor quality essays that were hastily put together and put up on Chinese cram-school websites … Continue reading

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From Galileo Galilei to Stephen Hawking 【原创】

In 1616, the Catholic Church condemned Galileo for his heliocentric theory of the Solar System. When it comes to religious edicts, the Pope is infallible as he is the mouthpiece of God. In 1992, Pope John Paul II finally admitted … Continue reading

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Chinese Knight-errants【原创】

The knight-errant : 游侠 Like 江湖, 侠 has no definitive translation in English. Paladin, cavalier, adventurer, soldier o f fortune, and martial heroe are some of the terms used. In his 1967 book, “The Chinese knight-errant”, Professor James Liu (刘若愚), introduced the term “knight-errant” for 游侠; … Continue reading

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Why I Think Time Travel Is Not Possible【原创】

(Copy to 24.en) I love science and science fiction. Like many science fiction fans, I am fascinated by the possibility of time travel. However one must temper romance with reasoning and look into the feasibility of time travel critically. Time … Continue reading

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What Stephen Hawking said was nothing new.【原创】

(Also published in my Sina China blog.) DS  Sep 27, 2010. What Stephen Hawking said recently about God, Science and the Universe is neither sensational nor new. Just because Professor Hawking is a celebrity, the media picked it up and … Continue reading

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