Hi, new friend, nice to meet you, welcome to my blog.

Websites, organizations, clubs: A list of ventures I started

Transition from non-active to active

1. CS-weekly / ChinaBlog.cc

Chinese culture.

2. pbwiki / Hanfu.info / eastseal – lishengshi.com / pkubio

My journey in website building started with Case Western Reserve University. When I initiated a pbwiki site to share information about Cleveland and Case Western. It didn’t get much attention. However, Zhong Wang, the former president was very encouraging. Then I get more interested in making websites. Besides ChinaBlog.cc, I also started these website:

Hanfu.info: A news translation website about hanfu costumes in China. I followed Chinese news about hanfu and translate them into English. Hope I can bridge the language gap between east and western culture. The website eventually failed and I lost my enthusiasm. A few lessons learned: 1) I overestimated the needs for such information outside the Chinese culture. 2) I am not a hanfu expert or cult; I am not a big translation fan either 3) News translation is really of little value; and even those news themselves had little value.

eastseal.com/lishengshi.com: I originally planned to build a website devoted to Chinese seal carving. Met similar problems as hanfu. The need is low, not to mention in English; I am not really an expert, I cannot contribute that much. I ended up making an inactive website for my master LiShengShi.

pkubio.org: I felt we needed a website for our reunion. So I created this website. It’s doing what it supposed to do. I don’t think it will grow much as I originally speculated. We are still a loose organization.

3. BioEquity / PSIC

I have long been interested in finance and investing since the craze in 2007

4. Bike Club

I bought my Trek 7000 happily in August 2006, when summer is partly over. I rode back from the B&K bike store in Mayfield. Then I decided to start a bike club, which I always dreamed to join in college. Over the years, we had a few close members: Feng Xue, Qingjiang Li, Chao Fang. And a few pop-ups: Wang Yang, Wenqian Hu, Mingming Zhang. Lesson learned: those who are interested will always try to make it; those who are not interested will not come anyway.

 

Be Her Friend

Be Her Friend

by Yi Liu on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 5:26pm

Haven’t written any short poems for years (longer ones either). Inspired by lyrics of the Ballad of Serenity (Firefly TV series), I wrote these sentences to all the people who “could only be friends”.

Be Her Friend

2011.10.12

Give your love, give your heart,
Give your attention that pushes her far;
She doesn’t care, she smiles in silence,
She says you are one of her friends.

Take her out, to the dates,
Tell her your deep secrets;
From the beginning, to the end,
She never thinks of you more than a friend.

Plenty other fish in the ocean,
Moving forward you pretend.
But she’d better just be one of your friends.

Allspice@MITBBS posted a reply which is pretty funny:

Save your love, save your heart,
Save your attention that pushes me away,
I don’t care, I only smile,
What I can tell is you are one of my friends.

Take me out, to the dates,
Tell me your deep secrets;
From the beginning, to the end,
You are anyone but more than a friend.

Plenty other fish in the ocean.
Moving forward you’d better be,
I enjoy just being one of your friends.

Lindsay Campbell的三段volvo广告

Lindsay Campbell 网络捧出来的美女,演员+Web Journalist, 在CBS做过主播,给Lowe’s Hallmark Miller等拍过广告。下面这三段是去年volvo的广告。觉得挺不错的 分享一下

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=C3F4053A7BBE2E4D

转移阵地

Update #2: lavie.wordpress.com上的十多篇帖子也转了过来 这下齐活了 噢也

Update 04/27/2009: 昨晚使用fishy的同学的live space mover把live space上四年全部181篇帖子以及所有评论全部转了过来。发帖时间也全部保留,非常完美。大家可以点导航栏的archives查看。

Welcome to WordPress! Welcome to laviex.com!

laviex.com/blog正式上线第一帖!

M$ live space上的老帖子,目前只通过RSS导入了最近的30帖,而且没有评论。这里一个加拿大华人做了一个小工具可以导出所有帖子及评论,但是目前还有bug,不能正确处理发帖时间。所以我打算等这个bug修复以后把所有老帖都转过来!开通四年来一共 181帖!

转移到这里可能会失去不少的读者,特别是MSN上熟识的朋友;但是为了脱离M$的桎梏,只能忍痛了!

你可以通过RSS订阅(侧边拦上部的图标);也可以通过facebook和twitter和我联系

facebook profile: http://profile.to/yliu

twitter: @6yi

再一次试图告别live space

以前曾经告别过一次(2006?) 转到blogger  或 wordpress.com但均以国内无法访问而告终

而今迈步从头越!俺决定再一次尝试,原因如下:

0. live space太烂了 sucks!

1. hotmail开通pop3了 俺决定告别hotmail
2. microblog流行 喊一嗓子的事情不用写blog了 直接facebook or twitter。而 blog则用来写稍有保留价值的内容
3. 不想继续被blog provider所限;最近积累一些自己架站的经验

拥抱自由 Freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeedom!

新站建起来之后 这里会留个链接 作为最后一文!

希望能成功告别live space!

追赶quizbook大潮

最近全球facebook用户疯狂流行quiz

我也来赶时髦 创建了一个 how much do you know about China? 链接如下

http://apps.facebook.com/how-much-do–iiahfc

欢迎大家娱乐娱乐

已经是我们的时代了 看浙江卫视美女朱丹

最近迷浙江卫视的朱丹,赫然意识到现在荧屏上的她是与自己同时代的人。以前总觉得这些社会的精英人物是前辈级的人物,现在看到朱丹和华少自如得体幽默地主持浙江卫视的几大娱乐节目,真的有点唏嘘,觉得自己应该加油。以前刘翔牛的时候,还有去年金晶的成熟表现,也只是觉得他们是代表八零后发出一些声音。而今看到朱丹,才真正有了同龄人占据社会主流的感觉。

btw: 俺们八零后——终于掌握话语权了! wahaha 下面该轮到90后挨批了

国内高铁真是爽

最近合武高速铁路开通

今年四月起武汉到合肥两小时 到南京3小时 到苏州4小时 到上海5小时…

以后京港全程 沪蓉全程都只要10小时 从武汉去北京、上海、堔港、成都四大城市都只要5个小时火车 想当年我坐公交从武昌火车站到汉口火车站都要两个多小时……武汉以后真的是九省通衢鸟~

这些部分已经实现 全部2012就能实现 …….

btw:我家潜江市也是沪汉蓉高铁一小站(有谁坐过动车组的告诉俺动车组停不停县级小站啊 估计够呛)在武汉到荆州段上 等了一百多年了 家乡终于要有铁路了 而且还是350公里/小时的高速铁路 哇哈哈哈哈哈哈哈

怎样才能说服老爸戒烟?

这些年我是摆事实,讲道理,苦口婆心,软硬兼施,却成效甚微?

唉,大家有什么好办法?

Contributor needed at China Story Weekly

上次就提了一下,这次专文招贤纳士啦

非新闻类博客的最佳post频率是每天一篇,单靠我一个人是不可能完成的。团结就是力量,众人拾柴火焰高。在此希望有兴趣的朋友能加入到CS-Weekly的团队中来。只有权利,没有义务 呵呵 要求如下:

1. 爱中国。喜爱中华传统艺术历史文化旅游音乐等
2. 愿意用英文介绍中国
3. 有与人交流的激情

如果你认识一些这样的朋友,也欢迎介绍给我认识 俺先行谢过

写什么?
1. 一般讲,博客内容应该是这样的 21 Ways to Write Posts that Are Guaranteed to Grow Your Blog
2. 具体到我这里,定位是"essence of China"“中国精华”.  我目前是“音乐”“选美中国”“民间艺术”“文物”“民居”“成语故事”六个系列轮着来。其它还有古代科学技术 建筑 桥梁 城市 少数民族 美食 国外的中国等话题。中国这个概念博大精深,可以写的东西太多太多,估计很难“无话可写”。但是最好是外国人会感兴趣的内容,中国有代表性的值得存档记录的非新闻性内容。现在新闻性的中国主题博客多如牛毛。
3. 语言。说实话这一点我也是半罐子水。不过博客的好处是不用像主流媒体或百科全书那样严谨精确,而是要有unique personal voice. 这一点我们可以共同学习共同进步。

如果还是不了解,也许你看几篇我已经发的帖子就会大概明白了 China Story Weekly

如果你对写博客感兴趣 推荐阅读Darren Rowse的 problogger.net