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5 New China-Centric Books That Make for Great Christmas Presents | the Beijinger
RT : We couldn't agree more. . . How many of these books are on your gift list?
book  china  2018  bestof 
december 2018 by aries1988
The Best Books on Modern Japanese Literature | Five Books Expert Recommendations
Make Your Own List recommended by Linda Flores To the western eye, Japan often appears as a surprising combination of very advanced development, and extreme…
list  reading  japan  youth  today  book  bestof 
september 2018 by aries1988
kindle  font  bestof 
august 2018 by aries1988
Captain Price on Twitter
“我就这么看了7年多,推荐几个channel,kurzgesagt(德语意思是长话短说,60fps精美动画,各类话题解说);nigahiga,日裔美国人,据他说日语已经忘得差不多了;school of life,侧重心理学,弗洛伊德,马基雅维利支持者;Jordan B Peterson,他总是不知疲倦讲2,3小时,最近正在世界巡游演讲。”
video  youtube  bestof 
august 2018 by aries1988
Whose entire body of work is worth reading? - Marginal REVOLUTION
1. Fernand Braudel.

2. George Orwell.  Plato.  Nietzsche and Kierkegaard.  Hume.  William James.

3. Franz Kafka, he died young.

4. T.J. Clark, historian of art and European thought.

5. J.C. D. Clark, the British historian.
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july 2018 by aries1988
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podcast  moi  bestof  list  chinese 
may 2018 by aries1988
Xian Offers Terracotta Warriors, Stunning Food and Plenty of Bargains
One of the oldest cities in China proved to be one of the less expensive trips our columnist has taken in the past year.
xi'an  list  bestof  food  city 
march 2018 by aries1988
Letter of Recommendation: Vivaldi’s ‘Winter’ - The New York Times

Even then I knew that my talent fell short of the mastery required for a real performing career, and I didn’t last long as a music major. But the sadness of my failure was mitigated by the promise of other passions. Winter had surpassed itself, leading me toward a life that I never would have had were it not for this random VHS rental.

For now, I am content to listen to recordings while silently following the sheet music, my fingers twitching involuntarily like the post-mortem spasms of a cadaver.
music  bestof  classic  story  moi  winter 
february 2018 by aries1988
The top 25 films of 2017
Nothing makes me want to quit my job and just watch movies all day than David Ehrlich's annual video countdowns of the year's be
video  movie  list  bestof  2017 
february 2018 by aries1988
[Weekender] Time travel across modern Korea through food

Budding economy, sticky rice

Slurping jajangmyeon through social change

Before Facebook, there was tteokbokki

Fried chicken and online serenity
food  korea  history  generation  millennials  moi  school  list  bestof 
february 2018 by aries1988
徐文康|开发爱好者、高三学生 - 利器

Macs Fan Control For macOS:Macs 的风扇策略真的是太温和,机子可煮鸡蛋了还在 4000 转速转,Macs Fan Control 可以让你的设备在未满载之前就狂转风扇,非常有效的防止温度过高 CPU 降频。
gaokao  pen  list  bestof  lifehack 
december 2017 by aries1988
The 25 Best Films of the 21st Century So Far.
The 25 Best Films of the 21st Century So Far. We are now approximately one-sixth of the way through the 21st century, and thousands of movies have already been…
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june 2017 by aries1988
During the summer of 2016, We created and directed a video about unsatisfying situations: the frustrating, annoying, disappointing little things of everyday life, that are so painful to live or even to watch.
video  life  moment  fail  bestof 
november 2016 by aries1988
12 Treasures of Europe -
Brussels: Chocolate
Nearly half the chocolate consumed in the world is savored in Europe, and Belgium — with per-capita consumption of 14.99 pounds a year —certainly devours its fair share. While Brussels, the country’s capital, is home to hundreds of chocolatiers, what makes a visit imperative, at least from a chocophile’s perspective, is the rich heritage of artisanal chocolate-makers.

“We don’t change the types of chocolates often,” Mr. Borgerhoff said. “We try to improve the choices we have.” That means sourcing top-quality ingredients and eschewing preservatives and unnatural additives of the dozens of caramel, marzipan, mousse, ganache and cream-filled bonbons that are stacked in neat rows down a long central counter, along with glass bowls of hand-rolled truffles, flaked with almonds and dusted in powdered sugar. A 250-gram box is 17 euros ($21).

Another chocolatier, Debailleul, is decidedly more whimsical. The small chain, established in 1983 by Marc Debailleul, produces bonbons and ballotins, or boxes, that are so refined and beautiful, it’s almost — almost — a shame to indulge. The options are limited: traditional pralines and creamy ganaches, many hand-painted with cupids, the letter “D” or other flourishes, and vanilla, coffee and caramel-flavored truffles. Visit the factory store (Rue de Ganshoren 27-39). It will be as if you’ve discovered secret treasures of the chocolate capital. AMY M. THOMAS

Budapest: Paprika
The job of preparing Hungarian paprika was once considered too dangerous for mothers to do. The peppers grown in Szeged — one of the country’s two primary paprika-producing regions — were so spicy that a woman who touched her children upon returning from work risked burning them, so only the elderly and unmarried were allowed the delicate task of separating the membrane from the flesh. But by the early 20th century, sweeter varieties and a machine that extracted the veins turned paprika into an equal opportunity employer and a common feature of all Hungarian cuisine. “Goulash, porkolt, the cold cheese spread called korozott that all Hungarians eat on bread at least once a month,” said the Budapest-based food journalist Dorottya Czuk. “All of our basic dishes have it.”

So omnipresent is paprika that you can get it at any Budapest supermarket, but the chains offer no guarantee of quality or origin. “It might be from Spain or, worse, China,” Ms. Czuk said. “I can tell you that nine Hungarians out of 10 would not want to eat paprika grown in Spain.” Look instead for tins, like those from Molnar or Hodi, that are produced locally.

Istanbul: Scent
So omnipresent is paprika that you can get it at any Budapest supermarket, but the chains offer no guarantee of quality or origin. “It might be from Spain or, worse, China,” Ms. Czuk said. “I can tell you that nine Hungarians out of 10 would not want to eat paprika grown in Spain.” Look instead for tins, like those from Molnar or Hodi, that are produced locally.

Lisbon: Tiles
Is there a bluer country than Portugal? The blue sky and Atlantic Ocean embrace the land. The blue moods of Fado, the melancholy folk music, form the national soundtrack. And all across Portugal, the typically blue designs of azulejos — ceramic tiles — are spread across churches, monasteries, castles, palaces, university halls, parks, train stations, hotel lobbies and apartment facades. The result is an embellished land of Christian saints, biblical episodes, Portuguese kings, historical glories, pastoral idylls, aristocrats at leisure, landscapes, seascapes, floral designs and, above all, geometric motifs.

Stacks of tiles and hanging panels embody historical styles such as Hispano-Moorish, Renaissance, Baroque, neo-Classical, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Blue and white are the star colors, though yellow, green, brown and other hues sometimes play supporting roles.

Madrid: Guitars
A guitar’s colorful mix of woods is less an aesthetic choice than a science. Each element of the instrument’s anatomy has specific physical and acoustic demands, and its maker knows which woods can accomplish each function. It’s fascinating to consider that the materials for today’s instruments may have been purchased by the artisans’ fathers 30 or 40 years ago, just as the German spruce and Canadian cedar today’s guitarreros acquire will sit drying for decades until it’s suitable to be turned into guitars by their children or grandchildren. ANDREW FERREN
europe  showcase  bestof 
october 2014 by aries1988

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