回国第一日:深圳

多少习惯了客居生活,回到国内,凡是觉得不适应的地方,都是过去没想到会注意的地方。这第一篇记的是我回国后到深圳的感受。飞龙同学叫我写的。他问得细,我答得多,他说应该写下来。“细碎的东西太多,娘娘腔,写起来没意思。”我说。不过飞龙一定要我做个试验。

关于空气和拥挤这些常见感受就不说了,说点别人没说过的。
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不能爱中国文化而不爱党

在澳大利亚这里,华人媒体分两种。一是法轮功媒体,当然是永远批评我党(使用“我党”这个词不会导致本站被封,作者其实不是党员。下面不再解释)。少文化的人喜欢读,因为里面净给一些“世界末解之迷”、某某地方的怪事科学界至今没有解释这样的小报话题,且有很多刻意错误报道,比如报道说占中口号是“打倒我党”。其它非法轮功媒体比较关心澳洲发生的事,对香港只字不提。 Continue reading

不凑合的城市

到布里斯班的第二天才有机会进城,因为人们多住在乡下。城就是CBD的意思,大小相当于北京或上海的CBD。城里有高楼,乡下一般是一层。

现在是晚上在家。我在城里转了半日刚回来。我的简单结论是人类建造的城市不可能更完美了。如果我设计一个电子游戏,要建造完美的城市,也只能做到这样了。 Continue reading

Return of Investment analysis of China’s retirement pension programme

My last article “Should I like to join China’s retirement pension (social insurance) programme?” explains how to calculate the cash-flow of retirement pension (how much you pay, how much you get). This article explains how to calculate its the return of investment. It is not an easy calculation: calculating the return of investment is always much more difficult than calculating its cashflow. Use the program I wrote for this calculate you can save the 6 hours I spent on calculating it myself.
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Should I like to join China’s retirement pension (social insurance) programme?

China’s retirement pension is a welfare programme, but not established because of it. It is created to prevent social unrest and maintain status-quo resource distribution, to prevent young cheap immigrant work force to stay in their working city after retirement, crowding in big cities and creating slums – their impoverished kids are then a source of social unrest. Many consider it a game against the government, with a play-to-win attitude. You may have to play the game. Even if it is set-up against you – for example you are an immigrant worker, and you are to lose – don’t give up, understand it and do the math well, you can still achieve less losses.

This article is only about retirement pension. Luckily other social insurance programmes are less complicated.
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大狗和小鱼关于人生重大问题的启事

大狗说
一如法国作家Rene Prudhomme所说,幸福必然持久,快乐一定短暂。比如艺术属于前一类,搞笑只能后一种,两者大有不同。爱情持久,关照一生;盛筵难再,对付一会。既然不同,何必要有典礼,表演恩爱,修饰情感,推动快乐向幸福靠近,希望幸福从快乐开始,俗称婚宴?新昏燕尔,必然会蜕而变为祥和幸福,我们这么多年,已经蜕变化蝶,还要什么仪式?

小鱼说
大狗如果不是脑筋打结,读书变呆,那就一定是青春期未尽,叛逆心还在。结婚礼节,重在启事,广告四方,俾从周知。从今往后,他是我的,我是她的。人虽两个,命是一条。后街小男孩,自觉无趣;东邻小女子,不敢窥墙。结婚典礼,快乐一场,醉倒吃足,轰动亲友,成全长辈,不亦乐乎?礼节一会就结束,婚姻没完没了,成都可卖酒,京兆擅画眉,幸福多久,快乐多频,好比濠水里鱼游,鱼在水中自知,外人何足为道?