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Saturday, April 15th, 2017
5:36 am
汉字分解。 Decomposition of the Chinese Character 耳 ěr ‘ear’
一 yī one,
丨 gǔn line,
丨 gǔn line,
三 sān three,
一 yī one,
二 èr two,


Chinese, Character, Breakdown, 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
Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
8:01 am
汉字分解。 Decomposition of the Chinese Character 唱 chàng ‘sing’
口 kǒu mouth, 冂 jiōng down box, 一 yī one, 昌 chāng flourishing, 曰 yuē say, 冂 jiōng down box, 二 èr two, 曰 yuē say, 冂 jiōng down box, 二 èr two, 口冂 一昌曰冂二 曰冂二 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
Saturday, April 8th, 2017
7:28 am
Decomposition of the Chinese character 衣 yī ‘clothing’
Decomposition of the Chinese character 衣 yī ‘clothing’,

亠 tóu lid,
丶 zhǔ dot,
一 yī one,
匚 fang right open box,
一 yī one,
丿 piě slash

衣亠 丶 一 匚 一 丿

NB. Synonyms: Structural analysis of the Chinese characters, Breakdown of the Chinese characters, Chinese characters split.

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
9:23 am
Decomposition of the Chinese Character 班 bān ‘team’
王 wáng king
一 yī one
土 tǔ earth
十 shí ten
一 yī one
丨 gǔn line
一 yī one
リ dāo knife


NB. Synonyms: Structural analysis of the Chinese characters, Breakdown of the Chinese characters, Chinese characters split.

More information: http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/the-chinese-character-decomposition-guidance/18847104 and http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/polina985
Sunday, December 18th, 2016
6:22 am
Chinese Characters Decomposed
Chinese Characters Decomposed public group

Welcome to Chinese Characters Decomposed public group!
This group is designed for learning Chinese characters decomposition and Chinese radicals.
Decomposition of Chinese characters is a new and a very progressive teaching tool which is applied by educational institutions worldwide.

The main idea of this group is to share ideas how to learn Chinese characters, decomposition of Chinese characters, exchange opinions about the principles of the Chinese characters decomposition teaching and learning.

Sharing of Chinese character decomposition personal experience in is very important for all Chinese language teachers and self-help learners.
Everyone is welcomed to share online learning resources, textbooks, opinions.

NB. The Blog publications include but not limited to: Chinese commercial correspondence, Chinese marketing correspondence, Chinese financial correspondence, business writing Chinese, Chinese characters decomposition, Chinese numbers, addition in Chinese, subtraction in Chinese, multiplication in Chinese, division in Chinese.

Thursday, December 15th, 2016
7:09 am
Decomposition of the Chinese character 去 qù go
Decomposition of the Chinese character qù go
tǔ earth
shí ten
yī one
gǔn line
yī one
sī private   


More information and guidelines on decomposition you can find in each Chinese textbook by Polina Shinkina on http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/polina985
and in the The Chinese Character Decomposition Guidance

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005
4:21 pm
Harvardians unite!
I just would like to introduce myself. My name is Brandon and I am attending Harvard as well as most of you. I am a quiet yet passionate guy. I will be attending what is known as the Extension School. I hail from Southern Maryland. I enjoy writing, studying, and having fun on weekends while not particularly busy. I work a lot and really would like to meet as many other harvardians as possible. I believe that each of us brings something distinct to the community and we should revel in the fact that we have this chance of a lifetime. Moreover, I believe that it would be great to be able to socialize and have fun together.

I am in shock that I am actually attending Harvard, but as one of my professors told put it, " If you don't go, I will have you drawn out and quartered." I hope to have in-depth debates and talk with most of you about where you are originally from and moreover, what you hope to accomplish here.

My goal is to become a part of the student government. I also hope to put a passionate face of Harvard towards the community that we serve by organizing volunteerships. In time, in time... Well, I have other things to attend to... Have a wonderful day everyone!! See you all around the yard!

Brandon Ruse

Current Mood: jubilant
Wednesday, September 21st, 2005
2:34 pm
Name: Patrick Byron Matias Quealy
Location: Jacksonville North Carolina, though now I reside in Cambridge thanks to the MECEP program.
High School: Lawrence Academy
Hair color: Black and Spikey
Eye color: Dark and Brown
Height: 5'6", but with spikes and boots I can pull off 5'8"
AIM: X p r 3 p
Favorite school subject: English or History
Least favorite school subject: Economics, it's all about that $$
Possible major: Economics
Color: Blue, maybe tan.
Television shows: Band of Brothers, Big Brother 6, Iron Chef, Sex & the City,American Dad, Family Guy, The Simpsons, Beavis and Butthead, Ally Mcbeal, Cribs, 24, CSI special victims, Futurama, Daily Show, Mad Money, and INXS, but only for Brooke Burke omfgshesohot(*^$#*&#^*&^*#$#!
Movies: Manchurian Candidate, Contact, Black Hawk Down, Saving Private Ryan, Full Metal Jacket, Platoon, Apocalypse Now, Hamburger Hill, Three Kings, The Rock, Jay and Silent Bob Strike back, Batman Begins, The Thomas Crown Affair, Scarface, Dog Day Afternoon, Good Will Hunting, Finding Fisher, Con Air, Ghost, Fight Club, Meet Joe Black, Seven Years in Tibet, Se7en, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Vertical Ray of the Sun, Ferris Bueler's Day Off, Tigerland, Coach Carter, Lilo and Stitch, The Notebook, Dogma, Christ there are so many I can't think of them all off the top of my head, but I own more than 200 DVD's, a little habit of mine.
Sports: Running, Wrestling, Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Gung Fu, Shootin, Backpacking, Biking, Lacrosse etc.
Band/music: Everything that doesn't suck, I have no taste in music.
Board game: Risk! and Scrabble, I dunno do twister or uno count?
Food: Meat.
Season: Winter.
Books: Dostoyevsky
Anything else:
This isn't my first year here, but due to extenuating circumstances linked to my being in the Marines, I've had a hell of a time getting through college. Due to another deployment this January I won't see graduation day until either the end of 2008 or January 2009. So I figure I might as well get to know some people who are in the class I'll graduate with.

Current Mood: determined
Thursday, August 4th, 2005
3:13 pm
another phone number post
Hey everybody!

I haven't even logged on to lj for ages but I wanted to know if anyone of you guys out there either have a number similar to mine or know which dorm may be associated w/ my number (3-6121). It's waaaay off from all the other numbers I see and I just can't wait a few days!!!

So excited bout starting school in the fall and meeting everyone!
Monday, August 1st, 2005
11:27 am
Wow it's been quiet here for a while.

Well since I'm assuming people in this group probably found out the phone number-house linkage so I thought we should all share what our House will be next year. For me, I'm in Weld, but not sure of the room number yet (3-7786).

What about you all?

Current Mood: excited
Friday, June 3rd, 2005
5:10 pm
NAME: Joyce Zhang
LOCATION: West Bloomfield, Michigan
BIRTHDATE: February 24, 1987
HIGH SCHOOL: International Academy (public IB school)
HAIR COLOR: Brownish-black
HEIGHT: 5'6"
AIM: chatterjoy87
MSN: joyceyzhang@hotmail.com
FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECTS: Most, depends on the teachers/people in class
POSSIBLE MAJOR: Not sure, economics, international relations, biology?
COLOR: Blue, ever since I saw Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Leonardo was my hero
TV SHOWS: Simpsons, Will and Grace, Who's Line is it Anyways?, Saturday Night Live, Family Guy, Justice League, Kim Possible (cartoons are great)
MOVIES: Any Disney movie especially the Lion King, The Sound of Music, Star Wars Return of the Jedi, Closer, Gone with the Wind, Silence of the Lambs
SPORTS: Swimming, frisbee, biking
MUSIC: Anything Disney (A Whole New World especially), oldies (Buttercup Baby is the best), anything fun to sing to, some C-pop (Jay Chou), K-pop and French music, especially KYO
GAMES: Final Fantasy 7, Legend of Dragoon, Cranium, Connect Four, Super Mario World
FOOD: Chinese, even though I eat it every day, Thai, Indian, Mexican sometimes, really like lobster and scallops
SEASON: Winter, but not too much of it. Sledding is great
BOOKS: Hart's Hope, Wheel of Time series, Chronicles of Narnia (read each about 4 times...should reread them again), Wuthering Heights, Twelfth Night, I Capture the Castle, others but I forget

Going to China in a few days! Can't wait! Don't know at all what I want to do with my life, but now that I've graduated, I feel so free.

Is everyone bringing a sled if they have one? Or are we going to be stealing trays from the cafeteria to sled on? Those blow-up sleds work well, AND they can be used on the water. Watch out crew team! I want to go backpacking in Europe next year, all over the place, staying in youth hostals and maybe taking advantage of the Eurorail. World Cup in Germany, whoo! Anyone else going to watch some football?

IM me, I love to chat!
Tuesday, May 31st, 2005
2:47 pm
Name: Louisa
Location: Dedham, Massachusetts
Birthdate: 6/12/87
High School: Boston University Academy
Hair Color: Dirty blonde - but yes I'll laugh at blonde jokes :)
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5'9''
AIM: wezerz52 - IM me!
Favorite School Subjects: anything involving math or science, though I like english and history if the teacher's good
Least Favorite School Subject: good question
Possible Major: thinking Neurobiology
Color: purple, any shade
TV Shows: Seinfeld, maybe Jeopardy, or a good Sox game, otherwise too busy
Movies: A Beautiful Mind, Oceans 11&12, Italian Job, Bourne Supremacy, Princess Bride, Ever After, Finding Nemo, Bend it Like Beckham
Sports: Crew, Basketball, Swimming (once upon a time)
Music: Simon and Garfunkle, Coldplay, Keane, Enya, Counting Crows, Fastball, Hoobastank; classical favorites include Brahms, Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Chopin (I play piano and viola)
Board/Other Games: Monopoly, Boggle, Risk, Life, Pictionary, Balderdash, Cranium
Food: if it's edible, i'll eat it, as long as it doesn't involve mushrooms, peppers, or olives
Season: spring
Books: Life of Pi, Cold Mountain, The Chosen, East of Eden, Anna Karenina, The Great Gatsby, anything Sherlock Holmes, Wuthering Heights, the Bible, Far from the Madding Crowd, anything by P.G. Wodehouse, Me Talk Pretty One Day (or anything by David Sedaris)
Anything Else: DORM CREW!! who else is doing it? other than that, hmm ... my brain's gone on vacation since graduation, but feel free to IM me and I'd love to talk and get to know some of my fellow future Harvardians (or whatever we're called ... lol) before school starts.

I've grown up in the Boston area but love the city and can't wait to move to Cambridge in the fall ... though I must say, I still can't believe I actually decided to stay this close to home. Whatever though, not having to pay for la laundromat should be a plus. I'm currently debating rowing lightweight in the fall - anybody else here do crew? I also want to get involved in music stuff - orchestra (want to audition for HRO), maybe chamber music, and whatever else pops up in the fall. And yes I'm one of those enthusiastic but indecisive people who's probably going to waaaay overload my plate in the fall, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it... :)

Oh and you'll have to excuse the lack of a user pic for now - I just started my LJ last night so I'm still setting things up ...
Monday, May 16th, 2005
6:37 pm
Hey everyone!
Name: Jess
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Birthdate: 12/17/86
High School: Buckingham Browne & Nichols... MA prep school. sounds more like a lawfirm.
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Height: 5'7''
AIM: jessy248--IM me!
Favorite School Subjects: I'm on spring project.. i forget what school is.
Least Favorite School Subject: although i really, really, despised math. my teacher was senile.
Possible Major: No clue whatsoever
Color: Pink phase
TV Shows: Friends, Seinfeld, The Simpsons, the OC...
Movies: Garden State, Eternal Sunshine, Boondock Saints, Finding Forrester, Amelie, Finding Nemo, Pirates, Johnny Depp is hot, Indiana Jones, Old Star Wars, mmmmm any and all kevin smith movies, Chasing Amy, Clerks... that's all for now.
Sports: Not so much.. i run sometimes.
Music: DAVE MATTHEWS! counting crows, coldplay, guster, U2, BNL, TMBG, that sorta stuff. Then Marvin Gaye, Boyz II Men, old school stuff. Indigo Girls, Kanye. My taste spans too much stuff. but DMB=an obssession.
Board/Other Games: Risk, Monopoly, Operation, Trivial Pursuit, Stratego. Chess counts, right?
Food: French, Italian, Chinese, Indian.. food is just generally good.
Season: Summer baby. I can't wait.
Books: The Kiterunner was amazing, The End of the Road.. Short stories are good (Tobias Wolff, Ramond Carver...)
Anything Else: I swear, I am NOT naked in my user pic. And def feel free to IM me--I'm from Cambridge, so I'm sure you've all got questions for me!

Current Mood: amused
Sunday, May 8th, 2005
6:28 pm
Another survey!
Name: Brian
Location: Bayside (Queens), NYC
Birthdate: 8/16/87
High School: Townsend Harris High School @ Queens College!
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5'9"
AIM: jayson1L
Favorite School Subject: Honors in the Humanities (Books in the Western Tradition) Seminar 101/102 (I love the discussions.)
Least Favorite School Subject: I despise AP Calculus. I hate it.
Possible Concentration: Biochemistry or Psychology
Color: I like the color navy.
Television Shows: I love: The Simpsons, Family Guy, The Daily Show, Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, The Apprentice, and The Amazing Race
Movies: Spanglish was a very good movie.
Sports: To play: Volleyball To watch: Basketball
Band/Music Artist: Too many... I have an eclectic playlist.
Board Game: Monopoly.
Food: I love all food. Well, almost.
Season: Spring, hands down.
Books: *Political Junkie Status* God's Politics: Jim Wallis, America (the Book): Jon Stewart, The Republican Noise Machine... *Unpolitical Status* The Alchemist, Tuesdays with Morrie, 100 Years in Solitude
Anything Else: Nothing really. I really want to do club volleyball/crew when I go to college.
Monday, April 25th, 2005
1:17 am
Who here has finished their housing forms?

Who here just realized that this is due in a week, and is now screwed? Oh yes, that would be me.

Umm, why did they accept me again?

Oh, and random question: does anyone know the male to female ratio for accepted students? At the SoCal admissions reception I went to yesterday, 75% of the students were female. I'm hoping that Orange County is not representative of the rest of the nation (world?). That would be quite disappointing.

Ok, that is all. Pointless entry, I know, but this place is dead, so I figure it can't hurt. And now back to this housing business.

Sunday, April 17th, 2005
9:56 pm
let's spice things up...
Okay. This forum is pretty low-key right now...so how bout a poll?

Which preorientation program(s) are you considering???

Current Mood: blah
Tuesday, April 12th, 2005
11:55 pm
hey there, beautiful people
Name: Jenny Malin
Location: Houston, TX
Birthdate: 12/21/86
High School: Clear Lake High School
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Green/Grey/Blue
Height: 5'7''
AIM: rememberjuliet
MSN: Nope.
Favorite School Subjects: AP Art, Competition Theatre, AP English, AP Government, AP Statistics
Least Favorite School Subject: AP Physics
Possible Major: Film, Government, English, Psych, Make up one with theatre?
Color: Red
TV Shows: The West Wing (I live vicariously through the Bartlet administration), Random PBS stuff
Movies: A Very Long Engagement, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Casablanca, Breathless, Amelie, (as well as nearly any French movie.) Garden State, L.A. Story, Annie Hall
Sports: I like the gym but have very little coordination...however, I do really want to learn ballroom dancing when I come to Harvard.
Music: super eclectic...hippies are good, disonant jazz, italian opera, random pop and rock, rap if I feel like dancing, just nothing that makes my ears bleed or puts them to sleep with complacency (ie: not super metal or elevator music) I've seen in concert: DMB, Coldplay, Guster, Travis, Blind Boys of Alabama. Wish I could See in Concert: The Beatles, Paris Combo, Janis Joplin, Nina Simone
Board/Other Games: Cranium, Catchphrase, Theatre warm-ups
Food: Indian, Japanese, Thai, Cuban, Lobster.
Season: Autumn when the foliage is on fire
Books: Love in the Time of Cholera, Cold Mountain, Song of Solomon, The Family of Man (I know, it's a photography book), Plays!
Anything Else: I'm super into theatre all the time (acting mostly, but I love to direct). I also love writing poetry, taking photographs and watching movies. I thrive on long conversations, and I'm interested in politics and history. I just gave up my senior prom for the visiting weekend at Harvard, so dance with me! (Just kidding.)

Current Mood: groggy
5:24 pm
I'm an idiot
ok so it turns out I'm just stupid. I posted earlier about seeing the oresteia on the thursday before visiting days, but it turns out my friend who told me about it (he just said he had a show going up on thursday) was talking about the freshman musical (Shady Business), not the oresteia (which goes up on friday). That's at 7:30 in the Agassiz Theatre in Radcliffe Yard. So, whoever said they wanted to come to the oresteia, how about a musical instead? haha, my bad.
5:10 pm
A Harvard community on LJ is a most welcoming thought!
Name: Marisol
Location: Long Island, NY
Birthdate: 01/06/86
High School: Southold High School
Hair Color: dark brown
Eye Color: brown
Height: 5'1"
AIM: Neokantinism1
Favorite School Subject: Government and Politics
Least Favorite School Subject: Calculus
Possible Major: Government, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and possibly Literature.
Color: lilac
Television Shows: watch almost no television, but I do enjoy El chavo del Ocho, el Chapulin, Friends, and Oprah (the essentials) on occasion.
Movies: LOTR, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Motorcycle Diaries, and A Beautiful Mind.
Sports: None at the moment, but usually soccer and basketball.
Band/Music: whoa I am going to state these, and if anyone listens to any of these, you totally rock: Andrea Bocelli, Alicia Keys, Bronco, Camilo Sesto, Charlotte Church, the Three Tenors, Franco de Vita, Frank Sinatra, Emmanuel, John Mayer, Gipsy Kings, Juan Luis Guerra, Juanes, Los Bukis, Lucero, Luis Miguel, Trio los Panchos, Arjona, Mana, Raul Di Blasio, and Carlos Santana. My favorite Broadway musical ever: Les Miserables.
Board Game: clue!
Food: Sushi and bubble tea
Season: spring is looking very promising
Books: Anything! But mostly James Joyce, Bronte sisters, Dante, Tolstoy, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Pablo Neruda, Homer, and Victor Hugo. More interesting reads are Song of Solomon, The American Evasion of Philosophy, Rayuela, Cold Mountain, Easte of Eden, and The Fountainhead.
Anything Else: Yeah, Harvard pretty much owns! Is anyone else excited to have 15 million books at thier disposal? o yeah. Feel free to AIM to chat anytime I'm on...!

Current Mood: cheerful
10:32 am
Hey everyone!
Name: Andrew Miller
Location: Chicago, IL (city proper, yo)
Birthdate: 3/1/1988
High School: Northside College Prep
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Green
Height: 5'10''
AIM: selonmiller
MSN: linguorama@yahoo.com
Favorite School Subjects: AP CompGov, AP Calc BC, Chinese
Least Favorite School Subject: AP Physics
Possible Major: Gov, with a focus in either International Relations or CompGov
Color: Green
TV Shows: Match Game PM, The Amazing Race, Inside Politics, Real World/Road Rules Challenge, What's My Line, Name's the Same, West Wing, Arrested Development, Futurama
Movies: Royal Tenenbaums, Talk to Her, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Wizard of Oz, Shaka Zulu, O Brother Where Art Thou, Ridicule, The Metropolitan
Sports: i'm pretty spectactularly incompetent all around... tennis and ping pong are the only exceptions
Music: old time bluegrass/country, indigenous world music, folk and rock from the 60s/70s, instrumental music from the romantic era, Bollywood and Wes Anderson soundtracks, trashy pop, old French music, good jazz
Board/Other Games: The Great Brain Robbery, History of the World, Risk, Bridge, Poker
Food: Thai, Ethiopian, (Southern) Italian, Indian, Southern/Cajun, Spanish
Season: spring...i love when the trees blossom
Books: Middlesex, White Teeth, The Tipping Point, The Awakening, The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia, Power of Babel, A Farewell to Arms
Anything Else: hmm... my interests in general are politics (domestic and international), improv comedy, foreign languages (especially French and Chinese), indigenous music, old game shows, obscure board games... all sorts of things. feel free to IM me anytime, I'd love to chat!
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