Tuesday, September 30, 2008
-class, "tomorrow is public holiday, no classes"
-Prof. Facchini, "holiday? what holiday is it?"
-class, "it's National Day!"
-Prof. Facchini, "......you really do have many holidays!"
Yeah, in Hong Kong, both traditional Chinese holidays and western festivals are public holidays. No work on public holidays!
Christmas day, holiday!
Chung Yeung Festival, holiday!
Easter day, holiday!
the birthday of Buddha, also holiday!
The local people even do "treat or tricks" on Halloween, which is approaching. So excited about the things here!
Monday, September 29, 2008
free key chains,
sometimes even free food(UBS offered a mini but nice buffet today!)
some participants have made it very clear,
"I'm here just for the free stuff, the talks, I don't care!"
Friday, September 26, 2008
Here's what you should do to save money and time to get to the airport:
The first time I got to the airport to see some friend off, I spent more than 100 dollars on Airport Express alone. When I got there, my friend has already boarded!
Yesterday, the same airport, another friend, just 27 dollars back and forth, and I got there two hours before my friend boarded!
Now you have the picture!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
"Any questions?", Prof. Facchini asked.
"Yes, why does the point not shift along the RS curve, but shifts to RS一丿儿", answered one student.
Well, here's the funny point. When he said RS一丿儿, he actually meant RS' (which is pronounced RS prime in English). But he didn't know how to express the superscript, instinctively used the Chinese version "一丿儿".
so basically: ' = 一丿儿
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Besides, I get this man's email (well, so does everybody else participated).
you see, it's a democratic society here, even on school campus. The school committee doesn't rule it all! One can feel free to speak out his/her mind through Students' Union were there any conflicts or irrationalities. Obviously this time, they're fighting for space for students' activities. Walking right through the campus atrium and you see all these banners and posters speaking the same mind. And there are students in shirts which are stamped with protesting slogans, handing out fliers, asking for signatures from passerby and doing all the propaganda stuff, right in the center of the university!
I mean WOW!!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Nominal GDP measures the value of output during a given year using the prices prevailing during that year. Over time, the general level of prices rise due to inflation, leading to an increase in nominal GDP even if the volume of goods and services produced is unchanged.
Real GDP measures the value of output in two or more different years by valuing the goods and services adjusted for inflation. For example, if both the "nominal GDP" and price level doubled between 1995 and 2005, the "real GDP " would remain the same. For year over year GDP growth, "real GDP" is usually used as it gives a more accurate view of the economy.
The most common approach to measuring and understanding GDP is the expenditure method:
GDP=consumption+gross investment+government spending+(exports-imports)
- GDP = C + I + G + (X-M)
Saturday, September 6, 2008
I like to take seat by the windows 'cuz the ocean view is right through the glasses. Tired of reading or computer screens? just go and couch on the sofa. It's summer time, usually shirts would come in handy in the library since the air-conditioning system rocks!