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Commonizing Meaning

Commonizing Meaning

Jun 13, 2011

I have some favorite phrases that I’ve been picking up for years. “Eh, voila!” universal for “eh, voila!” “Ah, asodeska” Japanese for “I understand”  (sp?) “Bo ko dien” is Taiwanese for highly unlikely or that’s ridiculous. (sp?) “Oh shiitake” (shitzu is also appropriate), is...

How to Read a Newspaper

How to Read a Newspaper

Feb 14, 2011

So, when I get on a plane, I often have a newspaper with me.  Whether you are on a plane, train, or anywhere with close quarters with other people, there is a bit of etiquette involved, and a standard trick that frequent travellers are supposed to know about.  Adherence with this trick is unfortunately minimal however.  The trick is as follows:  Take the...

Understanding HR Data Governance

Understanding HR Data Governance

Oct 4, 2010

We bought my wife a new bike this weekend.  She is not usually a bike rider, and the last time I took her out riding with me, she swore never to go riding with me ever again.  I suppose that one does not necessarily realize this if one does not have sufficient self awareness or awareness of the surroundings when in college, but it’s been about 15...

Everything in its Place

Everything in its Place

Jul 14, 2010

I write this in the usual place – the airplane.  I’m in a window seat, so I’m only surrounded on three sides.  The guy in front of me has decided that all the stuff he does not want should not go in front of him, but that “out of sight, out of mind” is a good solution as he shoves the stuff under his seat at my legs.  I was about to start throwing...

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