关于最近的拐卖儿童死刑论我的一些看法

Posted by – June 19, 2015

我觉得解决问题的关键是去找问题发生的源头。等到发生了再去用解恨心理来处重刑,没有太大效果。在欧洲,澳大利亚等,加拿大世界103个国家 不管犯了多重的罪,都没有死刑。不见得他们那边儿童拐骗问题很严重。

人生下来都是善良的,都有自己的父母兄弟。研究一下这些人为什么会走上那个道路。以研究的结果,政府采取一些切实可行的措施来减少这种事情的发生。这个比一味地不加思索,别人喊死刑,自己也就喊,转发微信 有用。

在现在中国什么都可以用钱来买的社会,不乏冤案。如果不分具体情况,不分青红皂白一律死刑,万一执法过程中有出现不公,处了死刑后就再也没有挽回的机会了。人的生命是最可贵的。

最后,死刑不是一个先进文明社会所应该有的刑法。所以我不赞成死刑。


A working Wednesday

Posted by – June 17, 2015

Today, I had this idea of recording a normal morning on the way to work.  This idea comes from a university friend asking me sharing some photos of the streets in tokyo. I thought this also could a good source of photos to reminisce about a normal working day in Tokyo in the future.

This is the apartment in Yoyogi-Uehara where I had lived since 2009.

The street near my apartment

The Vietnamese Emabssy of Tokyo near my apartment

A group of pupils from a nearby kintergarden doing pink hats

Very well classifed rubish bins

An elder uses his “smart” chair to move around.

A blind woman with her Guide dog on the tokyo metro

Women only carriages of the Tokyo metro

A work spray water on the beautiful lawn of a park

 

Baratza Preciso Burr Grinder for Sale in Tokyo

Posted by – June 10, 2015

This grinder will allow you to have an in-depth understanding of the espresso making process.

I bought it in USA at 299$ + tax.  If you buy a new one now and import it to Japan, it will cost you around 40,000 JPY now. Since it is relatively new (3 months old), I am selling it at 29,800 JPY.  Please comment below if you are interested in buying it, and if you live in Tokyo,  please collect it at the station called “Yoyogi-Uehara”. If you live in rest place of Japan, I can post it to Japan Post and using paypal or other means such as Yahoo auction japan.

I can be reached via text message at 080 9277 1884

The reason why I am selling this machine is that I am leaving Japan.

Finally, you can see the video of how an espresso is made with this grinder and La Pavoni

 

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法式南瓜洋葱汤

Posted by – May 13, 2015

这个汤是从我一个法国朋友那里学来的,上个周末自己在家里试了一下。

在法语里叫potage,原材料一般用洋葱和 西蘭花(broccoli) 或者南瓜。是一种在法国乡下比较普遍的家庭料理。

  1. 南瓜切成小块,放在微波炉里热一分钟,变软。
  2. 大蒜,洋葱切成小块,在平底锅放少许黄油,加入大蒜和 洋葱,炒熟。
  3. 再把南瓜混在一起,翻炒一分左右。放入蔬菜汁或bouillon,小杯水。小火煮15 分。
  4. 取出汤汁冷却5分钟,放入搅拌机。搅拌均匀。
  5. 再放回国内放入一点牛奶,小火煮热。依个人口味加入少许盐和黑胡椒。
  6. 最后放入汤杯。撒上一些香芹。

 

 

Happy Mother’s Day

Posted by – May 10, 2015

Mom… There was time when I was annoyed by your nagging about things.

But no matter what we went through, I want to say “I love you so much”.

Thanks for everything you have given to me.

  

My mother one of best cooks in the world 

Posted by – April 30, 2015

Food has always been an important part of my family, or I would say every Chinese family.  My mother comes from a small village in China, where simple but a large variety of vegetable are usually cooked. When I was young, I sometime complained about the food she prepared for the lack of variation. Then I grew up, and left home for university and I had to cook for myself. I started to realise that I should have never said such things to people who prepared food for you.

Mother’s day is around the corner, and I am very prod of her.She is the best cook of Chinese food in my heart. 

 

One book a month

Posted by – April 11, 2015

 

The best way of refining yourself is learning from your mistakes; the second-best one is from somebody else’s mistakes. So from tomorrow, I will endeavour to read a book each month.

But why not reading blogs? Blogs are like McDonalds, which can be finished quickly without intense and heart-searching thought, whilst books are like 5 star fine dining restaurants, which require author’s deep reflection. Therefore, I am going to read a book every month from tomorrow. Start with

Thinking, Fast and Slow – by Daniel Kahneman

 
 

Fresh roasted coffee bean in Tokyo

Posted by – April 5, 2015

Where do I get my fresh coffee beans in Tokyo? The answer is that it’s not very easy if you don’t live in places where there are loads of coffee snobs like me. Most of the coffee beans you get from the coffee shops here only have the “best consumed before this date” tag on their package, from which you don’t know when the beans are roasted.

Having said that, you will find some cool café selling fresh roasted coffee beans in the trendy area like Harajuku and Shibuya. There is a place called “Rostery” between Shibuya and Harajuku, where you can find fresh roasted coffee beans on the same day. This cafe is spacious, and with its modern decoration, you can enjoy a coffee, cappuccino or latte with very comfort and relax atmosphere. There were staffs there tasting a line of coffee brewed from different beans when I visited there, making them really look like professionals.

Added to the in-house roaster, the lighting, the finishing, the wood interior and cozy terrace all create a fantastic atmosphere for café lovers.

 

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the Naked Portalfilter

Posted by – March 29, 2015

My bottomless portafilter ordered from www.naked-portafilter.com has finally arrived home this morning from Hungary! Over the last a few weeks, I have been trying to figure out the problems why I am not able to produce rich crema of my espresso. Now  I hope this is the tool for me to find out the problems, whether is dose or channeling or something else! At the moment, I suspect that uneven tamping which results in uneven extraction could have attributed to the lack of crema. But let’s see what I can observe from this tool.

I am all agog to see my perfect extraction with it! Please stay tuned with my extraction video.

 

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This Hungarian company www.naked-portafilter.com is quite an interesting one, of which the website featured a quite professional video promoting their bottomless portafilter. The video is somewhat reminiscent of Apple’s promotion videos for their Macbook. Take a look the video below see whether if you find it interesting.

 

 

(You can’t see this video from China, as Youtube is blocked in mainland China)

Fake pass-code from Ubuntu Bluetooth GUI

Posted by – March 27, 2015

Today, I bought a Bluetooth 4.0 dongle to connect my Logitech K760 keyboard. But I could not get it working with my Ubuntu system. Initially, I thought the Bluetooth adaptor does not support Ubuntu, as the product description says it only supports Windows… But lsusb shows the below output, which to me does not look like an OS issue.

xinquan@:~$ lsusb 
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 03f0:0324 Hewlett-Packard SK-2885 keyboard
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 0b95:772a ASIX Electronics Corp. AX88772A Fast Ethernet
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)

After attempting to connect via the Bluetooth GUI, it gave me a passcode to type in on my wireless keyboard, which I proceed to do. It immediately gave me this error: ‘Logitech K760 failed to connect’.

 

After some googling, it turns out that the passcode from the Bluetooth GUI was bogus, the correct passcode can be obtained from the command tool hcidump! Goshi… After I typed the passcode from hcidump, it connected successfully!

sudo apt-get install bluez-hcidump
sudo hcidump -at | grep -A 1 "User Passkey"

2015-03-27 11:29:29.787512 > HCI Event: User Passkey Notification (0x3b) plen 10
    bdaddr 00:1F:20:3E:53:A2 passkey 359872