It is said that you can learn more about a person from his travelling suitcase than from his resume. …


To me, there are eight features of an ideal place to live.

First, the rooms have to be small. One bedroom would do, two bedroom tops, the extra bedroom can be used as the guest room, or in case I argue with my life partner so bad that we have…


FuZi Flower (Picture Source From Internet)

Traditional Chinese pharmacology has intensive use of natural plants. Some of these natural ingredients, like ginseng and yacon, are very rare in nature and thus valuable. “附子” (FuZi) is one of the natural plants only found in the mountains of northern China and has amazing effects for saving moribund patients.


There is an ancient poem that writes “山僧不解数甲子,一叶落知天下秋”, which means monks who live in mountains don’t bother to count the days, when they see leaves falling they would know it’s autumn.

Nowadays, city dwellers do the opposite that we seldom stop to observe the environmental clues around us and let…


It is not hard to notice that almost in every clock / watch advertisement, most of the products advertised stay at a fixed time, which most commonly is 10:08 am 45 seconds. …


(Read the fear of death first)

Ever since the dawn of human, we have been seeking immortality. Although immortality could be something painful to experience, most people alive still want to live longer than their natural lifespan. Last time we proved that fear might not be a rational feeling towards…


From my perspective, there are three types of writing. The first type is to narrate a story, the second type is to create artistic beauty, and the third type is to establish a point. These types are not strictly isolated: the first two types are more interconnected as artistic and…


A few days ago, I found an old ink box in my drawer when I was looking for pencil lead for my mechanical pencil. The quaint thingy has been lying in the deepest corner of my drawer for so long that I have already forgotten its existence.

I’ve always believed…


I like learning, because not only that the result of learning almost always have positive effects on me, but also that I am addicted to the mere process of acquiring knowledge. I found everything I learned, simple or complicated, relevant or irrelevant, professional or recreational, has increased my utility and…


As far back as I can remember, the notion of death has been (I guess in some degree it still does) keeping me awake at nights in extreme terror. Even if I couldn’t clearly identify what it was I was afraid of, it seems very natural to be afraid of…

Kearry Qian

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