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Peeling Banana or Not?

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It has been a high-maintenance work to do in order to cope with my porcelain white complexion since I obtained my first bottle of Banana Boat tanning lotion back in 1988
Cell phone photo by Don Schumann


Color is only skin deep, but I do care so much

Pumps up Santa Monica Commuter Bikes

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Biking on Venice Ocean Front Walk in Los Angeles


The Santa Monica Bike Center's offer of a free, well-equipped bike for two weeks was simply too good to pass up

Taiwan High Speed Rail's Blooper

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Edinburgh Rail Station


Taiwan's Chinese-language Daily News, Liberty Times, reports that THSR (Taiwan High Speed Rail) mislabeled it's "20% Off discount rates" starting earlier this month on the 5th as "80% Off", due to common mistakes in English, on it's English web site

Stadtführer für Steinau 1/8

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Central Germany


Steinau: Romantic Medieval Village 1/8
史代瑙.中世紀浪漫之城 1/8


Steinau, Germany / 德國史代瑙
by Don Schumann


(My apologies to all English speakers for posting original published article in in-flight magazine in Traditional Chinese. Please make good use of your internet translator!)

Dolphin Bone Ramen

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Updates and warning!




I wonder what "dolphin bone ramen soup" is made of how and to what materials to use?

Safety of Taiwan's Drinking Water

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The EPA was responding to a report in the Chinese-language Minsheng Daily that claimed the level of microcystins in nine reservoirs exceed the acceptable level set by the WHO, posing a threat to tap water users

Stadtführer für Steinau 2/8

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Hanau


Steinau: Romantic Medieval Village 2/8
史代瑙.中世紀浪漫之城 2/8


Steinau, Germany / 德國史代瑙
by Don Schumann


(My apologies to all English speakers for posting original published article in in-flight magazine in Traditional Chinese. Please make good use of your internet translator!)

Bay Area Housing Market

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Single-family home prices continued to jump in the Bay Area in September, with the numbers suggesting the "move-up" buyer is back

Stadtführer für Steinau 3/8

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Schnappskorb (loosely translation in English: snap basket; a water torture cage)


Steinau: Romantic Medieval Village 3/8
史代瑙.中世紀浪漫之城 3/8


Steinau, Germany / 德國史代瑙
by Don Schumann


(My apologies to all English speakers for posting original published article in in-flight magazine in Traditional Chinese. Please make good use of your internet translator!)

Transformer Trucks

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A bunch of school kids I met in Hai Chau district, Đà Nẵng, central Vietnam


Who says only the Hollywood's high-end tech savvy guys can do the transformers? Here comes, Taiwan is producing it you see in real life every day


Crazy Math of Air Ticketing Model Might Change

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The extremely expensive, full-fare, air ticket I bought directly from the Narita Airport counter


IATA is working on a new model for airline ticket booking while ASTA has questions

Salmonella Outbreak Grows

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Update: Outbreak-Tied Peanut Butter Plant Shut


The Universal Product Code (UPC) is a barcode symbology, allowed for scanning trade items at the point of sale
Cell phone photo by Don Schumann


Always double check the UPC or SKU numbers on your jars of peanut butter and/or other nut-and-seed products!

Mayan Queen’s Remains Unearthed

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The first hut to the left, a suite villa deep in the Peten jungle, served as my base for my adventure around Guatemala's Tikal National Park


Archeologists have found a tomb with the remains of a Mayan queen, buried with treasures like jade jewellery and obsidian knives

Stadtführer für Steinau 4/8

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Steinau an der Straße


Steinau: Romantic Medieval Village 4/8
史代瑙.中世紀浪漫之城 4/8


Steinau, Germany / 德國史代瑙
by Don Schumann


(My apologies to all English speakers for posting original published article in in-flight magazine in Traditional Chinese. Please make good use of your internet translator!)

Smoked Salmon Tainted

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Smoked salmon tainted with salmonella has sickened hundreds of people in the Netherlands, authorities said, sparking major recalls there and in the U.S.

Taipei Staffers Owe NT$9.21M Traffic Fines

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A crumpled discarded parking ticket on the roadside, New Taipei city, Taiwan


More than 1,300 of its employees, including police officers, owe almost NT$10 million in unpaid fines for violations of various traffic regulations