From today, only Weibo posts making reference to this site are certifiably authentic. Counterfeit, bot-manipulated posts may occur in the Weibo timeline during my constant absence. A great deal of such shit happens every day across that bland site.

I know instant messengers like WeChat may suit many of you youngsters. Compared to email, however, they are really bad choices for an adult’s workflow. They’re in no way designed for work involving a store of documents and data. Of course, you have the freedom of the way you use them. But how can you have proper insights into a writing topic about the pros and cons of email when you’re deadly reluctant to send a single email to anyone, even including a teacher who’s stipulated submissions by email? 🙄

Dear Moms and Dads …

"Dear Moms and Dads …"


Here is my reply to a TOEFL test taker’s feedback shortly after she finished the test. She said the writing topic was about “a teacher’s methods when students get bored”. It sounded a bit strange because TOEFL writing prompts would hardly bring up “students’ boredom”. Despite this oddity, I told her that her response would be more likely to hit the spot because she tended to be more familiar with school things than sophisticated issues like governmental strategies or corporate ethics. Yet today, her mother interpreted my reply as praise, going nuts on seeing her daughter score only 22/30 in the writing section. Eh, what’s wrong?

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For the first time in my life I have seen “Unlimited Data” available in Canada. It’s offered by Telus, at a monthly cost of CAD$75 (plus taxes). 🙄