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Sakhalin Island

Sakhalin Island

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

Blogging in Russia
Blogging in Russia

Sakhalin island is a remote and sparsely populated are in the farthest east section of Russia. It sits to the north of Japan’s most northern island of Hokkaido.

It’s port freeze over part of each year because, well it is so dang cold.

But…Sakhalin is where the future may lie…at least for Russia’s big oil.

The island is about 600 miles long = about the length of California but about one/fourth the size and there are an estimated 45 billion barrels of oil equivalent that lie beneath its seas.  California probably has that much, too…but the fish huggers are winning so far and it can’t be gotten to.

45 billion is roughly how much oil that remains in Europe or the US….so, it’s a lot.

Still, it is not easy to get to – the location, the conditions and the fact that no one wants to live in such an obscene place.

Well, nobody wants to be there except …one of the big boys – Shell.

Shell has partnered with Sakhalin Energy Investment Co. to the tune of a 55% stake. Marathon Oil couldn’t finish this marathon and DNFed (did not finish).

Shell’s other partners are Mitsui & Co. and Mitsubishi Corp. from Japan.

Shell has already spent 10s of billions of dollars and the oil is yet to flow.

Has Shell bit-off more than it can chew with this one? Maybe they should let the global warmers lose to the point where the area becomes defrosted for a spell.

What do you think?

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Live Cricket Streaming Links – Sopcast links – TVU links – TVAnts Links – Flash Links – OOX Links – SPVod Links

Live Cricket Streaming Links – Sopcast links – TVU links – TVAnts Links – Flash Links – OOX Links – SPVod Links

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

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Cricket

Watching cricket live or having access to a live cricket streaming link is what we all are hoping for.

Watch STAR Cricket Live Cricket Streaming

Watch live score and commentary.

Before you try out most links, make sure you have installed the following in your PC :-

– Download Sopcast
– Download TVU PLayer
– Download TVAnts
– Download OOX Player
– Download SPVod

Without these downloads, so far, it’s just not possible. You can also watch the highlights videos by clicking the above link after the matches are over.

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Japanese Translation – Before Friday

Japanese Translation – Before Friday

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

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Blogging in Japan

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When I lived in Japan, I often got asked to do translation work….usually on a Friday.

The usual scenario was somebody in a Japanese company was given the job of putting something into English or vice versa. Not able to decline, the worker bee told their boss s/he would try and then went at it.

However, come Friday of the Monday before it is due, s/he would realize they really couldn’t do it after all.

A phone call would come to me.

“Please! can you translate this?”

“Uh, yeah. By when?”

“We need the 20 pages by Monday.”

And my weekend would be shot.

Why do I always get the feeling I was born too soon?

Japan Translation can handle just such a scenario.

And…handle it well….for three reasons.

1. Japan Translation is a Japanese translation agency physically locaded in Japan, so clients get access to a wide choice of native Japanese translators with the specialized knowledge requires. There is no better translation team than native speakers of the languages working together.

2. Japan Translation has a large network of translators and copyrwriters. If there is not an available specialist already in the network, Japan For translation quality assurance, Japan Translation is the right place to start to find one.

3.  Sales and customer service is handled by professional, native speaking English Americans in Tokyo and Osaka. The Japanese are good people. But, when you are negotiating the finer points of a contract and want to get the nuances right in a translation…all service in English is critical.

Are Japanese the only ones who know customer service? I was beginning to think so until Japan Translation came along.

Think – American ‘can do’ attitude with the quality of ‘customer first’ that Japan Translation has acquired after years in Japan.

What I want to know is, can I have my weekends back, please?

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Where Chinese-Americans Come From

Where Chinese-Americans Come From

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

Chinese Americans
Chinese Americans

A poll was conducted of 354 Chinese Americans who were chosen at random nationwide by from a surname list.

They were asked a series of questions about their attitudes toward China and their views on China and US-China Relations.

Question 36:

Where were you born – in the U.S., China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore or elsewhere?

6. Singapore – 0%

5. Elsewhere – 6%

4. Hong Kong – 6%

3. Taiwan – 20%

2. U.S. – 26%

1. China – 42%

More than 40% of Chinese-Americans are naturalized citizens from mainland China.

I know intellectually why a person might renounce the citizenship of their country, but I can’t understand it emotionally.

Why do Chinese change their citizenship so readily?

What do you think?

These survey results were taken from a poll conducted by the Committee of 100.

The Committee of 100 is a national, nonpartisan organization composed of prominent American citizens of Chinese descent.  The members of this group pool their resources to address important issues that concern the Chinese/American community but, Imho, more importantly, foster better US-Greater China relations.

Recently, this group tasked the polling firm ZOGBY to conduct an extensive survey of American Attitudes Toward China.

They polled the General Population (General Public) as well as Chinese Americans. Business leaders, Opinion leaders and Congressional staffers, subsets of the general public were also polled.

In keeping with the Committee of 100 ideas, I hope it will create discussion and be used to better understand U.S.-China relations and help those concerned to formulate recommendations on how to improve relationships between these two great countries.

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