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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
6:53 am
“Open the Door to Chinese Book 3” by Polina Shinkina
Open the Door to Chinese Book 3 by Polina Shinkina is the best among the perfect Chinese language textbooks! This book combines simplicity and structural approach to the exercises with academic depth on the Chinese characters study.

Both the learners and the Chinese language teachers will find this textbook the most convenient in use and astonishingly efficient in achieving their educational results!


Tags: Chinese, Chinese-English, addition, advanced, analysis, arithmetic, beginner, business, character, financial, mandarin, market, marketing, math, mathematics, multiplication, number, numerals, radical, self-learn, how, intermediate, self-study, speak, structural, textbook, trading, university, write, study, subtraction, commerce, commercial, language, learn, learning, letter, level, china, contract, correspondence, decomposition, dictionary, division, email, English-Chinese, finance, calligraphy
Sunday, June 18th, 2017
6:51 am
“The Chinese Character Decomposition Guidance” by Polina Shinkina
The Chinese character decomposition makes the process of the Chinese characters study easy and pleasant, helps to understand the character structure and, consequently, quickly memorize and write them without experiencing any problems.

Understanding the structure of each character – radicals and components - and their meaning leads to fast and successful memorization. As far as there is only a certain number of radicals and components available in the language, gradual learning of those will extremely help the learners to quickly catch the writing of unfamiliar characters.

This is why this Chinese Character Decomposition Guidance is an indispensable tool which forms a solid knowledge base and confidence in writing skills right from the beginning of education.

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
5:53 am
汉字分解。 Decomposition of the Chinese Character 层 céng ‘layer’
尸 shī corpse,
丿 piě slash,
云 yún cloud,
二 èr two,
厶 sī private,


Tags: Breakdown, Character, Chinese, Decomposition, Analysis, Strokes, Language, Dictionary, Textbook, Break Down, Split, Analyze, Decompose, Learn, Memorize, Broken Down

More information: http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/the-chinese-character-decomposition-guidance/18847104 and http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/polina985
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
8:27 am
汉字分解。 Decomposition of the Chinese Character 蛋 dàn ‘egg’
疋 shū foot,
乛 yǐ second,
⺊ bǔ divination,
丨 gǔn line,
一 yī one,
人 rén man,
虫 chóng insect,
中 zhōng centre,
口 kǒu mouth,
冂 jiōng down box,
一 yī one,
丨 gǔn line,
一 yī one,
丶 zhǔ dot,

疋乛⺊ 丨一人虫中 口冂 一丨一丶

Breakdown, Character, Chinese, Decomposition, Analysis, Strokes, Language, Dictionary, Textbook, Break Down, Split, Analyze, Decompose, Learn, Memorize, Broken Down

More information: http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/the-chinese-character-decomposition-guidance/18847104 and http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/polina985

Sunday, February 19th, 2017
8:40 am
Chinese Commercial Writing Useful Tips
Writing commercial emails make sure they are well received. You need know what to include in or exclude from the text in order you might achieve what you want from your commercial correspondence.

Your commercial letter needs to be short with simple information.

Tips and recommendations on commercial emails writing are available in the Chinese financial correspondence textbook for self-study “Supersonic Price Chinese Book 1” by Polina Shinkina.

http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/supersonic-price-chinese/18847547 and http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/polina985

This textbook will reduce the time you spend on commercial email writing and make you more productive in achieving your career prospects.
Friday, December 16th, 2016
9:19 am
Wednesday, March 14th, 2007
12:40 pm
Annual Alumni Happy Hour
Anyone going to the Happy Hour thing tonight?
Tuesday, February 7th, 2006
10:53 am
A favor for a family friend
Do you (or anyone you know) want to tutor a high-school student (ninth grader, I believe) in the Fullerton, CA area? Preferably, you'd be able to tutor English, math, and Spanish, but any two of those three subjects would be sufficient.

You would have to drive yourself (about once or twice a week), but the pay would be pretty good (negotiable, probably between $30-$50/hr).

Let me know!
Monday, February 6th, 2006
8:51 pm
petty question:

we just got our "applications to graduate," where you have to approve the spelling of your name and so on. question is, when they ask you to pick which pomona seal you want--the fancy-old-style founders' seal, or the normal rainbow-book--is that going to be printed on the diploma itself?
because, see, the rainbow book is so dumb. it kind of has always screamed "elementary school" to me. but the fancy seal says "tribute to christian civilization," and i'm a heathen jew. so where's this seal going? and how awful does the rainbow book really look on the real thing?

man, it would be so easy to throw away that little paper slip and then somehow not end up being eligible to graduate. i bet that's totally happened.
Wednesday, February 1st, 2006
2:19 pm
i guess all i'd care about is the health food store and movie theatre...& bars...but STILL.

"Below is a list of anticipated businesses which will interest the student body:
Moe's Southwest Grill, restaurant
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, coffees and teas
American Apparel, clothing
Nature and Health, health food store
Cold Stone Creamery, ice cream
Laemmle Theatre, 5 screen arts theatre
Kazama Sushi, restaurant
O My Sole, shoes
Vintage USA, clothing

Along with this, there are anticipated leases for:
Casablanca Bar & Grill, mediterranean restaurant, local
Mick & Marks Steakhouse, restaurant, local
Claremont Jazz Lounge, club & restaurant, local
Improv Comedy Club, theatre, local
PH Wine Merchants, wine sales, tasting, ed, local
Negotiaions are also being made for a California Pizza Kitchen."
Tuesday, January 24th, 2006
11:15 am
sexual harassment in higher education
I wonder how Pomona's administration is handling these kinds of issues these days? I don't want to get into it for a number of reasons, but I was pretty disappointed in how I saw them handle a few incidents.
Friday, January 6th, 2006
5:38 pm
Return of the 5-C Young Alumni Happy Hour! - Los Angeles
It has been far too long… But now the 5C happy hour will be returning the 2nd Wednesday of each month, starting next week on Jan 11th. We have chosen the special location of Zanzibar in Santa Monica to bring back the gathering for the New Year. Cover can be waived by e-mailing 5calumnila@gmail.com and stating your name and whether or not you will be bringing a guest. Doors open at 9:00 pm. They have a dance floor, and several featured DJ's dishing out funky house and other styles. The most up-to-date information on who is DJ'ing each night can be found by calling their hotline at 310-451-2221.

The club is at 1301 5th St. in Santa Monica (cross St. is Montana), and more information can be found at the site http://www.zanzibarlive.com/Zanzibar.html

Let's come back strong with a huge showing!

If you have any questions you can e-mail us at 5calumnila@gmail.com

Hope to see you there.

Jonathan Erickson

Pomona '03
Tuesday, November 29th, 2005
11:33 pm
Pitzer is having a "Love-In" this Saturday.
what decade is it again?

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005
6:23 pm
so, i have a "gig" at The Press this thursday night, DJ-ing from 11-1.

what the fuck should i play for that mix of college kids and grad students and random townies? i mean, i have ideas, but i've never paid that much attention to the music there except when it was the awesome guy who played all 80s new wave and dance and stuff--the guy i'll be replacing, if i get the job.

how do i please this crowd? i wish i'd paid more attention to who actually goes there other than us!
Monday, September 12th, 2005
11:40 pm
5C Young Alumni National Happy Hour
This Wednesday night, September 14, young alumni from the Claremont Colleges will be gathering for the semi-annual 5C Young Alumni National Happy Hour at a dozen locations across the United States:
* Boston - The Redline (Cambridge)
    * Bozeman, Montana - Bozeman's Pour House Bar & Grill
        * Chicago - Jack Sullivan's
            * Inland Empire - The Cellar Spirits & Grill (Upland)
                * Los Angeles - Bungalow Club
                    * New York - Mixx Lounge
                        * Orange County - Hennessey's Tavern (Laguna Beach)
                            * Saint Louis - Cardwell's
                                * San Diego - 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant
                                    * San Francisco - Azul
                                        * Seattle - BluWater Bistro
                                            * Washington, DC - RFD (Regional Food and Drink)
For more information, including the address, time, and contact information for each location, visit http://www.pomona.edu/ADWR/Alumni/events/home.shtml.
4:47 pm
So the mysterious power outages all over Los Angeles today reminded me of my fond memories of rolling blackouts circa Fall 2000. Even if it was 2 in the afternoon, we all somehow lost the ability to be productive as soon as the power went out (because somehow it was impossible to read a book with no overhead fluorescents to augment the bright California sunlight streaming in the window) and we'd sit in the hallway and play Scrabble and drink beers.

Am I the only one who semi-secretly wishes we had power outages during the day more often?
Monday, September 5th, 2005
10:55 pm
blogging like it's my job
I am now officially blogging my term as student body president, though I feel a little silly about it. It's more of an experiment, more related to me being a media studies major than a politician, and I'm afraid it's going to come out positively BORING. Certainly Senate is a far less gripping topic than my Troubled Times in Tokyo or my International Glory in Cannes blogs, but I'm doing this for very different reasons than those.

Anyways, for those of you who care about student government at Pomona (which at this point is none of you, which is partially the point, yeah?) here it is:

Monday, May 30th, 2005
10:41 am
So I didn't hear this year's speech, but...
I got ahold of this commencement speech at Kenyon College, given by Pomona's own David Foster Wallace. I can't say for certain if you'll like it as much as I did, but after reading it I think of it as Chicken Soup for the liberal-elite-college-grad soul. Enjoy.

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2005
1:05 pm
It would seem that the new general education system has let me off the hook from two PACs, and so now I'm looking at the possibility of two more electives during my senior year and I have NO idea what to fill them with. Does anybody have any suggestions for awesome classes that they've taken in the past? Great professors you want to recommend? Anything and everything would be helpful. Thaaanks.
8:53 am
Speaking of things that would have been sweet...
A movie theater?! In the Village!?! And it's a five screen Laemmle?!?!?!
They couldn't have done this a few years earlier?

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