What your method of brewing coffee says about you


Coffee machines aren’t just conveniences, they’re windows into the soul. Jonathan Beckman pours over the options

When political scientists examine the great divide of our age between nativists and cosmopolitans, they can point to a number of underlying causes: unemployment, class, education. But to my mind, the thing most likely to determine on which side you fall is your favoured hot drink. Recent American populism began with the Tea Party, a movement that memorialised direct action to lower the price of a brew. What unites Brexiteers across England, from golf-club bores in Godalming to trawlermen in Grimsby, is the love of a good cuppa. British patriotism has always come sodden in tea. Yorkshire tea is one of the nation’s great oxymorons – a brand that leads tourists to scour the landscape around Pontefract in search of the famous sub-tropical microclimate.

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纪念700年历史 五先贤塑像齐集新加坡河畔




他们是:相传将我国命名为“狮城”的苏门答腊巨港王子桑尼拉乌他玛(Sang Nila Utama)、富商兼慈善家陈笃生、莱佛士秘书兼马来文豪孟诗阿都拉(Munshi Abdullah)以及商人兼印度社群领袖纳莱依那比莱(Naraina Pillai)。









南洋理工大学国立教育学院亚洲语言文化部门主任哈蒂嘉(Hadijah Bte Rahmat)副教授也说,新加坡是由多元种族、文化和宗教的人士共同打造的,而他们拥有丰富多样的背景和强项。


Suzhou Pan Family donations

The Suzhou museum is running an exhibition of works collected by the Pan family of Suzhou, the lineage responsible for producing the most number of scholars in South East China, maybe incomparable even on a national scale.

The documentary being featured tells a story of how the Pan family managed to hide two 3000 year old cauldrons from the invading Japanese during WWII, and later on they donated both of them to the national archive.  

Story from searching (in Chinese) : http://www.gucn.com/Info_KnowLedgeList_Show.asp?Id=22652

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South Korean women v the patriarchy

Feminists battle a culture of misogyny


“MY LIFE IS not your porn,” read one poster. “We should be able to live, not survive,” declared another. The women brandishing them in the centre of Seoul, South Korea’s capital, wore red clothes and large sunglasses. They had covered their heads with baseball caps or broad-brimmed hats. The headgear and glasses serve partly to ward off the sun, but mainly to make the protesters unrecognisable to men who might be hostile to their cause: the fight against molka, videos which are filmed using cameras hidden in public toilets, school changing rooms or even women’s homes, and then posted on the internet. The cameras, disguised as clocks, pens or light bulbs, are bestsellers. Police register thousands of cases every year, but perpetrators are rarely caught and punished. The protesters (pictured) believe that this is because officials do not take women’s concerns seriously. “Stop the unfair sexist legal system,” runs one of their chants.

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