Extraordinary https://yyhh.org/experience/extraordinary en Museum and Cultural Tour of Bulgaria in 9 Days - Day 1 (More) https://yyhh.org/blog/2013/09/museum-and-cultural-tour-bulgaria-9-days-day-1-more <span>Museum and Cultural Tour of Bulgaria in 9 Days - Day 1 (More)</span> <div class="field field--name-field-experience field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/experience/extraordinary" id="taxonomy-term-28" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-experience"> <a href="/experience/extraordinary"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Extraordinary</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"><div about="/experience/travel" id="taxonomy-term-12" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-experience"> <a href="/experience/travel"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Travel</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/yunyao" lang="" about="/user/yunyao" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">yunyao</a></span> <span>Sat, 09/21/2013 - 19:22</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p>We were quite amazed by the National Archaeological Museum, especially the Thracian treasures.&nbsp;</p> <p>The museum is located in the largest and oldest former Ottoman Mosque in Sofia.</p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="427" src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3767/9593378357_362876e88d_z.jpg" width="640" /></p> <p>Thracian treasures. Can you believe that they were made before the Roman Empire?</p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="427" src="https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7422/9595881850_7f8e541f88_z.jpg" width="640" /></p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="427" src="https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2893/9596021966_1ae6f9c1a8_z.jpg" width="640" /></p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="427" src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3812/9595974478_41156a3280_z.jpg" width="640" /></p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="427" src="https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5550/9593185523_17c8180736_z.jpg" width="640" /></p> <p>Gold jewery</p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="427" src="https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7338/9595940004_ff09309a6c_z.jpg" width="640" /></p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="427" src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3682/9595929476_936e2614bc_z.jpg" width="640" /></p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="427" src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3779/9595887346_00f873cda1_z.jpg" width="640" /></p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="427" src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3667/9595898894_bc717441d8_z.jpg" width="640" /></p> <p>Gold wreath</p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="427" src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3804/9595915294_8b2c7985e5_z.jpg" width="640" /></p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="427" src="https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5331/9593301731_491a8fc48a_z.jpg" width="640" /></p> <p>Gold mask and ring from Thracian king's grave.</p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="427" src="https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5542/9593233895_2a78b125c4_z.jpg" width="640" /></p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="427" src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3758/9593243141_60e94df4e2_z.jpg" width="640" /></p> </div></div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=170&amp;2=comment_node_blog&amp;3=comment_node_blog" token="rMtaw-_orhY7pW_upeQvQH7HWVMHR9h-OMKWZg6LezQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"></strong> Sat, 21 Sep 2013 18:22:56 +0000 yunyao 170 at https://yyhh.org 三藩Wipro首马报告 --- My First Marathon (San Francisco Wipro Marathon 06/17/2013) https://yyhh.org/blog/2013/07/%E4%B8%89%E8%97%A9wipro%E9%A6%96%E9%A9%AC%E6%8A%A5%E5%91%8A-my-first-marathon-san-francisco-wipro-marathon-06-17-2013 <span>三藩Wipro首马报告 --- My First Marathon (San Francisco Wipro Marathon 06/17/2013)</span> <div class="field field--name-field-experience field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/experience/extraordinary" id="taxonomy-term-28" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-experience"> <a href="/experience/extraordinary"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Extraordinary</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/yunyao" lang="" about="/user/yunyao" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">yunyao</a></span> <span>Sat, 07/27/2013 - 02:40</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p>[前序]<br> 我的同事中有不少人跑马的,他们也曾经鼓动我参加跑步运动,但是我一直觉得跑步很<br> 无聊,跑马就更加不可想象了。但是今年一月底的时候,在LG的鼓动下,我们两个一年<br> 跑过的距离加起来也不超过全马的的人居然报了<a href="http://www.thesfmarathon.com/">六月三藩的全马</a>。我的跑马的同事们都<br> 说我们很疯狂。我其实报着舍命陪君子的态度,主要目的是让LG多多锻炼。<br> <br> 从二月开始,我们参加了为期16周的<a href="http://irun365.org/">Run365</a>的训练计划,同时也开始到跑版来潜水,仰<br> 望各位牛人。我们工作都比较忙,除了一周勉强能参加两三次group run之外,基本没<br> 有时间自己训练。中间度假和出差还错过了不少训练。不过感觉自己进步还是不小,从<br> 一开始只能跑两三迈到后来跑十几迈也没问题。<br> <br> [比赛前]<br> 时间过得很快,一转眼六月份就到了。周六睡了一个大懒觉,吃过了午饭后开车到了三<br> 藩,在旅馆check in之后走路到Hyatt (本次比赛的host hotel)坐shuttle去expo拿bib<br> 和sweat bag。等到回到旅馆已到了吃晚饭的时候。 我和LG继续carbon-loading,各吃<br> 了一大盘pasta。因为第二天一大早四点就要起床,把第二天比赛时需要穿的衣服都整<br> 理好之后, 随便洗漱一番早早睡下 (我们本来报名的时候是Wave 4, 在Expo改到了Wave<br> 3。出发时间是5:42am。不过其实从Run365的tent我们是可以随时加入任意一个Wave的<br> 。)。<br> <br> 凌晨四点钟,闹钟准时把我们给从睡梦中唤醒起来。我们赶快各喝了一大瓶水,吃了两<br> 三个香蕉 (其实平时的long run我从来也不吃早餐的)就上路了。<br> <br> 外面天还是黑黑的,但是我们只多穿了一件hoody,也不觉得很冷。路上已经有不少人<br> 向出发点走了,还堵了很多车。我们跟着人群很快就到了比赛出发点附近,找到了<br> Run365的帐篷(还有专门的厕所)。在帐篷里碰见了不少平时一起训练的人,包括Hanoch<br> 和Roni。Hanoch是3:45的pacer, Roni是3:55的pacer。我事先和Roni说好,跟着他跑的。<br> <br> [比赛中]<br> 等看到3:55的小牌,就赶快从Run365的tent里跑出来。出发之前还抓紧时间和我现阶段<br> 的偶像Roni和影留念。本来以为比较冷,所以穿了长袖。等跑了一两迈之后才发现52华<br> 式度其实挺热的, 于是只好挽起袖子继续跑。前面6迈都跟pacer跑. 除了人比较多和<br> 一路上都有人摇旗呐喊 之外,觉得和平时group run差不多, 没有什么特别的兴奋之<br> 处, 只想着不要跑太快了---我的计划是前六迈当热身,然后跑一个半马,最后一个10K<br> .。偶尔看见有人穿着很好玩的衣服才觉得是比赛。 刚上金门大桥不久就看见有人已经<br> 一瘸一拐的走起来了。 等跑过金门大桥到了vista point的时候,pacer们都去喝水,<br> 我自己拿着小水壶,便自己开始跑起来。返回金门大桥的时候碰上了带伤上阵的LG,看<br> 见他状态还不错,觉得挺高兴, 跑起来也更有劲了在桥上就超了不少人, 见到穿黄背心<br> 的摄影师们也不忘摆个pose。 <br> <br> 过桥之后一路上上坡下坡,起起伏伏。 尽管也练了不少hill run,每次上坡都还是很<br> 痛苦,速度也会慢下来, 只好下坡的时候超人。 不知不觉中就跑到了金门公园。心里<br> 主要惦记着别人说的有人前半马和全马分界的地方跑错了的故事,提醒自己千万别犯同<br> 样的错误。不过等到了分界的地方的时候发现其实标志挺明显的,而且有不止一个,不<br> 知道是不是举办方吸取了以前的教训。接下来就是在公园里绕来绕去,跑呀跑呀,跑了<br> 很久很久。然后还有一个新鲜的发现---路上好象还有不少男选手们在大树背后上厕所<br> 的 (因为我自己好象跑步的时候从来也没有需要上厕所)。公园其实很漂亮,可惜没有<br> 心思欣赏,因为太多缓坡了。<br> <br> 等好不容易跑出公园,发现有更多的坡的时候,我觉得自己都要崩溃了。不过还是咬咬<br> 牙继续。可是尽管我每45分钟就吃一个GU, 体力还是渐渐不支,到18迈的时候跑得越来<br> 越慢了。发现不少我之前超过的人都超过了我。等到听到后面传来一阵喧哗声的时候(<br> 因为pacer们给大家不断的打气),我就知道大事不好,我被3:55的pacer们给赶上了。<br> 果然,很快就听到了Roni叫我的名字,还问我是不是Okay。我很失望的朝他点点头,知<br> 道自己不但不可能比3:55快多少,还很可能比3:55还慢, 只好无可奈何地跟着他继续跑<br> , 。这时候,因为体力的缘故, 跟着3:55的pacer其实对我来说已经有一定的难度了。<br> 我在心里不停的给自己打气,努力地把要放弃的念头给压下去 --- 再慢也不能比3:55<br> 更慢。 我就紧紧的跟着pacer们,每次pacer们停下来喝水什么的我也跟着停下来。跟<br> Roni一起pace的Wayne不断的给大家打气---只有10K了,只有5K了,只有两迈了。<br> <br> 等只有两迈的时候我决定最后一搏,跑到了pacer们的前面。一路开始不断超人和被超<br> 。虽然我心里想着要快跑,可是还是跑不太动了,觉得终点线真是遥不可及的传说。看<br> 到那些飞奔着离我而去的人真是各种XMJDH。<br> <br> 终于绕过了AT&amp;T Stadium,到了大道上,可以远远的看见红绿灯了,可是终点线还是不<br> 知道在哪里。有不少人在狂奔,也有不少人在走,我自己的脚步是越来越慢。就在我几<br> 乎绝望的时候,我终于看到了终点线,用尽全身的力气冲了过去---我跑完了我的第一<br> 次马拉松,用时3:54:01, 平均pace是8:56,比我平时long run的时候要慢, 觉得自己<br> 还是平时hill training太少了。<br> <br> [比赛后]<br> 刚刚越过终点线不久,就听见有人叫我。原来是我的一位跑前半马的朋友,又拍了张<br> finish line照片后继续往外走,一路上拿了奖牌,披了用来保暖的塑料布,照了照片<br> ,还抓了很多goodie之后,终于回到Run365的tent。可是我刚刚坐下就被"赶"了出来<br> ,被告知要赶快走动,不然后果严重。于是乎我一边吃东西一边无聊的逛来逛去, 觉得<br> 象在月球上走路一样。 等我再次遇到Roni的时候,他给了我一个大大的拥抱,说他很<br> 高兴看到我跑到了他的前面, 然后还把Hanoch抓了过来,说让我明年的时候跟他跑。<br> <br> 又在路上逛了一圈,看见有人到台上领奖,还有一个人拿着"Kim's 100th Marathon"<br> 的牌子拍照,当然更多的人是象我一样的艰难地逛来逛去。回到Run365的棚子,大吃了<br> 一番之后又享受了一番免费massage,才见到LG回来。我把他拖出去让他继续走。等他<br> 逛得差不多了,更多的我们Run365 South Bay的跑友们回来了。大家纷纷兴奋地分享自<br> 己的故事,合影留念。 等LG被massage完之后已经是11点了。我们离开了大队伍,回旅<br> 馆check out。 路上碰到同参加比赛的几位同事,大家合影之后我们回到旅馆,驱车回<br> 家。回家才发现自己的脚上起了几个大水泡,555, 不知道什么时候才能好了。<br> <br> [小结]<br> 1. 跟着pacer跑还是挺有用的。<br> 2. 别忘了给摄影师们摆pose。最后不管你有多少照片都是一样多的钱。<br> 3. 多跑坡还是很有必要的。<br> 4. 最后6迈确实是对意志的考验,不到万不得以千万不要放弃。<br> 5. 对菜鸟来说,参加一个有正规训练计划的跑步小组还是很不错的选择。如果是SFM的<br> 话,当然首选Run365。<br> 6. 根据Garmin我实际上跑了26.7迈,所以估算时间的时候要保守一些<br> <br> [数据]<br> 2.1 Mi:&nbsp; 18:32 Pace: 8:50<br> 5.5 Mi:&nbsp; 48:38 Pace: 8:51<br> 7.4 Mi:&nbsp; 1:06:45 Pace: 9:02<br> Half:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1:54:47 Pace: 8:46<br> 15.2 Mi: 2:11:37 Pace: 8:40<br> 17.1 Mi: 2:31:42 Pace: 8:53<br> 23.5 Mi: 3:29:58 Pace: 8:57<br> Finish:&nbsp; 3:54:01 Pace: 8:56</p> </div></div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=165&amp;2=comment_node_blog&amp;3=comment_node_blog" token="-Nv_G7avFToCYy8NHUxoXs5lycOWZLPr50WSGhK9IiQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"></strong> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 01:40:25 +0000 yunyao 165 at https://yyhh.org Are you Han? My paternal ancestry - 12 Marker Results https://yyhh.org/blog/2012/03/are-you-han-my-paternal-ancestry-12-marker-results <span>Are you Han? My paternal ancestry - 12 Marker Results</span> <div class="field field--name-field-experience field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/experience/extraordinary" id="taxonomy-term-28" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-experience"> <a href="/experience/extraordinary"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Extraordinary</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/huahai" lang="" about="/user/huahai" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Huahai</a></span> <span>Sat, 03/03/2012 - 01:04</span> <div class="field field--name-field-opinion field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/opinion/science" id="taxonomy-term-23" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-opinion"> <a href="/opinion/science"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Science</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p class="tableHead">As <a href="http://yyhh.org/blog/2011/12/are-you-han-my-paternal-ancestry-hypothesis">mentioned previously</a>, I swabbed my cheeks and mailed my Y-DNA test specimen to <a href="http://www.familytreedna.com/">FamilyTreeDNA</a> a few months ago. Now the first part of the results, consists of twelve markers, are known. These are standard Y-STR results. Before showing the actual numbers, let me briefly explain.</p> <p class="tableHead">What I ordered was a Y-DNA test, which is only applicable for men, since women do not have Y-chromosome. Y-chromosome passes from fathers to sons, so it can be used to track male ancestry. Chromosomes consist of a large number of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nucleotide" title="Nucleotide">nucleotides</a>, which have four basic types, designated by letter A, C, G, and T. At certain locations of the Y chromosome (these locations are usually labeled by names such such "DYS393"), there are repeated sequence of short letter patterns, such as "GTT", called Short Tandem Repeats (STR). For example, at location DYS426, a person may have 7 to 18 repeats of the DNA sequence “GTT”, depending on the individual. In the FamilyTreeDNA database, 12 repeats at DYS426 is the most common, which would look like this: ...TGT<strong>GTTGTTGTTGTTGTTGTTGTTGTTGTTGTTGTTGTT</strong>GAC...&nbsp; By comparing the number of such STRs at different locations, we can estimate how genetically close two individuals are.&nbsp; And we call the number of STRs at each of these locations a marker.</p> <p class="tableHead">Because STRs mutate more easily, two individuals with a similar Y-STR haplotype may not necessarily share a similar ancestry. To really confirm one's haplogroup type, Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) test is needed, which examines single nucleotides at specific locations on the Y chromosome. Since these SNPs are very rare, people sharing the same SNPs almost certainly have the same ancestor many generations ago. In summary, STR test is good for finding recent relatives, while SNP can confirm one's ancient ancestry (i.e. haplogroup).</p> <h4 class="tableHead">My Results</h4> <p class="tableHead">The table below shows the results of 12 markers for my Y-DNA test.&nbsp;</p> <table style="background-color: #e6e6fa; border-color: #6495ed; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; width: 246px; height: 274px;" border="1" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="2" align="center"> <caption>Huahai's 12 Marker Results</caption> <tbody> <tr> <td>Marker</td> <td>Value</td> </tr> <tr> <td>DYS393</td> <td>12</td> </tr> <tr> <td>DYS390</td> <td style="text-align: left;">24</td> </tr> <tr> <td>DYS19**</td> <td>15</td> </tr> <tr> <td>DYS391</td> <td>10</td> </tr> <tr> <td>DYS385a</td> <td>12</td> </tr> <tr> <td>DYS385b</td> <td>20</td> </tr> <tr> <td>DYS426</td> <td>11</td> </tr> <tr> <td>DYS388</td> <td>12</td> </tr> <tr> <td>DYS439</td> <td>12</td> </tr> <tr> <td>DYS389I</td> <td>13</td> </tr> <tr> <td>DYS392</td> <td>13</td> </tr> <tr> <td>DYS389II***</td> <td>31</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>I have yet to figure out that those stars mean.</p> <p>OK, the table looks nice, but what does it mean? Well, given this data, we can do at least two things: the first is to find one's remote genetic cousins. Another thing is to predict one's&nbsp; haplotype.</p> <h4>My Match</h4> <p>I searched the FamilyTreeDNA's database to find people with test results that match mine. BTW, this search functionality is also available at <a href="http://ysearch.org">ysearch.org</a>. Guess what? I found one person with an exact match! And I know his name! I have not contacted that person yet, because I want to wait for more results to be sure. That person did a 25 marker test, so I will wait for my 25 marker results.</p> <p>However, I have not resisted the temptation to investigate a bit about his background.&nbsp; Curiously, his oldest known ancestor is from Philippine, dating back to late 19th century. On the other hand, according to our family records, my father's line has lived in Sichuan province in southwestern China since <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ming_Dynasty">Ming Dynasty</a>, way before 19th century!&nbsp;</p> <p>So what's the connection here? There seems to be so much room for speculation. One possibility is that this Filipino family was originally migrated from China to Philippine a few hundred years ago. Given this family rather scholastic background (complete with a prominent medical scientist in the family that has his own Wikipedia page), this hypothesis doesn't sound too far off, as Chinese people are known to keep their scholastic habit even overseas. Another evidence is the similarity of surnames. This family's surname is pronounced vaguely similar to mine, so it could be a local adaptation of the original Chinese surname.</p> <p>Another possibility, is of course that my family was actually migrated to Sichuan from the pacific coast (maybe even the islands) somewhere during the Ming Dynasty. This would not sound too far off either, since my family records does say that we migrated to Sichuan during Ming Dynasty. However, it is vague on the origin of the migration.</p> <p>In any case, this seems to be getting very interesting. I am looking forward to seeing more test results.</p> <p><strong>My Haplotype</strong></p> <p>People have developed statistical software to predict haplogroup from STR test results. For example, <a href="http://www.hprg.com/hapest5/">Whit Athey's predictor</a> is popular for people of European or Mideastern origins, but it doesn't work for Asians perhaps due to a lack of data. On the other hand, FamilyTreeDNA does prediction for all customers. Before showing the prediction for my haplogroup, let's recap my own prediction in the <a href="http://yyhh.org/blog/2011/12/are-you-han-my-paternal-ancestry-hypothesis">previous post</a>: my hypothesis is that I have 20 percent chance to be in haplogroup <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haplogroup_K_%28Y-DNA%29">K*</a>, 20 percent chance in haplogroup <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haplogroup_O2_%28Y-DNA%29">O2</a>, 30 percent in <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haplogroup_O1_%28Y-DNA%29">O1</a> and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haplogroup_O3_%28Y-DNA%29">O3</a>, respectively.</p> <p>Well, how did I do?</p> <p>Pretty good, in fact. Basically, before seeing the results, I predicted that I have 20+30+30=80 percent chance to be in the haplogroup O. It turns out that FamilyTreeDNA's prediction is just that: I am in the haplogroup of <a href="http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;cts=1330932717http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FHaplogroup_O_%28Y-DNA%29">O</a>!</p> <p>Further results should get me closer to the exact haplogroup within O. But to have some fun, let's predict again which sub-group I am in. Given that one exact match I have in the database is someone originally from Philippine, the chance of my being in O1 should be significantly increased, whereas the chance of being O2 should be diminished, down to zero. Therefore, my hypothesis is the following:</p> <p>P(O1) = 0.7</p> <p>P(O3) = 0.3</p> <p>Let's wait and see...</p> <p>------------------</p> <p><strong>UPDATE</strong> (3/7/2012): I found another haplogroup predictor, <a href="http://predictor.ydna.ru/">Vadim Urasin's YPredictor</a>, which can handle Eastern Asian results. The prediction for my 12 marker results is the following:</p> <p>N&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Haplogroup&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Probability<br>1&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; O3-M122&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 77%</p> <p>What a surprise! So I am a typical Han Chinese after all.</p> <p>On the other hand, the accuracy of this predictor may not be too high for Eastern Asians due to a lack of data. Anyway, looking forward to results from more markers to confirm...</p> </div></div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=149&amp;2=comment_node_blog&amp;3=comment_node_blog" token="8jhqotyQ9sYPm4HXlknjyW8u-awrIP6Bc3LcQy40-Mc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"></strong> Sat, 03 Mar 2012 01:04:06 +0000 Huahai 149 at https://yyhh.org Are you Han? My paternal ancestry - Hypothesis https://yyhh.org/blog/2011/12/are-you-han-my-paternal-ancestry-hypothesis <span>Are you Han? My paternal ancestry - Hypothesis</span> <div class="field field--name-field-experience field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/experience/extraordinary" id="taxonomy-term-28" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-experience"> <a href="/experience/extraordinary"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Extraordinary</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/huahai" lang="" about="/user/huahai" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Huahai</a></span> <span>Wed, 12/28/2011 - 07:02</span> <div class="field field--name-field-opinion field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/opinion/science" id="taxonomy-term-23" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-opinion"> <a href="/opinion/science"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Science</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p>I was brought up as a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_Chinese" target="_blank">Han Chinese</a> and I myself have never doubted that identity.&nbsp; However, I do know that I look slightly different from people around me when I grew up. Darker skin, slightly curly hairs, deeper set eyes and other distinctive facial features. Put it simply, my face does not look like an <a href="http://pmsol3.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/chineseaverageman.jpg?w=490" target="_blank">average Han male face</a>. However, nobody really said anything about my appearance except that my old brother occasionally joked about it (he looks like a normal Han Chinese by the way). After all, I look just like my father. Besides, there are plenty of male relatives in my father's native village (near Chongqing) who look just like me.</p> <p>It took a foreigner to first question my ethnicity. When I was in graduate school in Beijing, there was an exchange student in my group, an African American girl, who one day took me by surprise by asking: "Are you Han?" I instinctively answered "Yes". She didn't say anything more and I didn't either, but I knew why she asked.</p> <p>When I came to US, the situation got worse. When I went with Yunyao to visit her college friends, they always talked English with me first, then were totally startled by my almost perfect Mandarin.&nbsp; Hispanic people in the states always wanted to talk Spanish with me then were surprised by my inability to speak their language. Later I learned one Spanish phrase or two. When we traveled in Latin American, people in the restaurants always insisted on correcting my poor Spanish pronunciation while ignoring Yunyao's arguably worse performance.&nbsp;</p> <p>Since all the female members of my family look like normal Han people, Yunyao became curious about my paternal ancestry and suggested me to take a DNA test to find out. At first, I dismissed this seemly outrageous idea. A few months ago, I became curious myself when I learned a few things about the make-up of Han Chinese <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Y-chromosome_DNA_haplogroup" target="_blank">Y-DNA haplotypes</a>. Below is a chart I made using the <a href="http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v431/n7006/extref/nature02878-s2.doc" target="_blank">data</a> from <a href="http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v431/n7006/abs/nature02878.html" target="_blank">this Nature study</a> on 1289 Han males in year 2004.</p> <p><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7167/6590228355_f274b09342.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" height="288" width="327"></p> <p>O3*, O3d and O3e all belong to the group <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haplogroup_O3_%28Y-DNA%29" target="_blank">O3</a>. It is interesting to see that O3 takes up about 55 percentage of the Han populations.&nbsp;</p> <p>Since people always talk about the differences between southern and northern Chinese, a chart (using the same data set) comparing the two follows:<br><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7145/6590358575_7450cf0f53.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;">Clearly, Northern and Southern Han Chinese males have similar genetic distributions, so the alleaged north-south difference is not that significant, at least in term of male lineage.</p> <p>Now, the big question, what haplogroup do I belong to? To find out, one has to take out the wallet&nbsp;<img src="/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-tongue-out.gif" alt="Tongue out" title="Tongue out" border="0">. Luckily, Yunyao bought this <a href="http://www.familytreedna.com/" target="_blank">FamilyTreeDNA</a> test for me as a birthday gift. Here is the package I just received in the mail:</p> <p><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7020/6586266841_318f2ebdc4.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" height="375" width="500"></p> <p>There are two swabs and two specimen tubes in the package. Following the instructions, I scraped my cheek for a full minute, put the swab in the tube, and put everything into the envelop provided, and mailed the package back.</p> <p>While waiting for the results, let's make a prediction about my haplogroup. To do that, let's look at the haplogroup distribution of the province where my father and I came from (using the same data set as above):</p> <p><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7157/6590534263_621207bf2c.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" height="300" width="342">The number of Sichuan Han people tested in the Nature 2004 study is only 65, so this chart may not be very accurate. In the absence of better prior information, let's work with this.&nbsp;</p> <p>There are 5 percent of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haplogroup_C3_%28Y-DNA%29">C*</a>among Sichuan Han people. A major part of these are likily the decendents of the Mongol invaders. Since I am not Mongol looking, I rate the probability of my being C* to be zero, P(C*)=0.</p> <p>The two percent of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haplogroup_D1_%28Y-DNA%29">D1</a> in Sichuan Han people are likely related to a Tibetan origin. According to my family history, this is again unlikely my paternal lineage, P(D1)=0.</p> <p>There are surprising large percentage of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haplogroup_K_%28Y-DNA%29">K*</a> shown in the data. K is a very old lineage appearing around the Pacific everywhere, and is particularly common in the Australian islands. I think the chance of my being in this group is higher than normal. Of course, it could be that the study didn't not differentiate some of the down-stream haplogroups of K, such as LT, M, N and S. In any case, I rate the probability of my being one of these K people higher than 16 percent, P(K*, LT, M, N, or S)=0.2. &nbsp;</p> <p>Similar to the national level, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haplogroup_O3_%28Y-DNA%29">O3</a> is the most common among Sichuan Han people, taking up 57 percent. Since I am not normal Han looking, I will down rate the probability of my being O3 from 0.57 to 0.3, P(O3)=0.3. I cannot down rate O3 too much though, as my blood brothers do look like normal Han.</p> <p>The eight percent of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haplogroup_O1_%28Y-DNA%29">O1</a> in Sichuan Han people are likely the results of migration from other parts of southern China, as this is a common gene type in southeastern Asia. Given our family history, the probability of my being O1 should be significantly higher, P(O1)=0.3.</p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haplogroup_O2_%28Y-DNA%29">O2</a> accounts for 13 percent of Sichuan Han people. O2a is commonly seen in the tribal people of southern Asia. I rate the probability of my being O2 higher than normal: P(O2)=0.2.</p> <p>To recap, my probablistic hypothesis regarding my own Y-DNA haplogroup is the following:</p> <p>P(K*, LT, M, N, or S)=0.2</p> <p>P(O3)=0.3</p> <p>P(O1)=0.3</p> <p>P(O2)=0.2</p> <p>Let's wait for the moment of truth...</p> </div></div> <ul class="links inline"><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blog/2011/12/are-you-han-my-paternal-ancestry-hypothesis#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="und">Add new comment</a></li></ul><section> <a id="comment-45"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="js-comment comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1330473456"></mark> <footer class="attribution"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/default-user-image.png?itok=hWWOuuKw" width="100" height="100" alt="Profile picture for user Anonymous" title="Anonymous user" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </article> <div class="comment-submitted"> <p class="commenter-name"> <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous</span> </p> <p class="comment-time"> Tue, 02/28/2012 - 23:57 </p> </div> </footer> <div class="comment-text"> <div class="comment-arrow"></div> <h3><a href="/comment/45#comment-45" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Hello, I&#039;m curious about your</a></h3> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p>Hello, I'm curious about your results. Did you find out anything interesting? I too have always thought of myself as Han Chinese, but receive comments about not looking like the "typical" Chinese. Some people have asked if I'm "pure" Chinese. I also have deeper set eyes and other less common features. Thanks!</p> </div></div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=45&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="D9IqdQcelzOYWuOyKEUJMQv21HcVrrmi6ZtFirVKILQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-46"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="1" class="js-comment comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1330627440"></mark> <footer class="attribution"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/huahai"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/pictures/2017-11/huahai.jpg?itok=ZwjJWYAc" width="88" height="100" alt="Profile picture for user Huahai" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </article> <div class="comment-submitted"> <p class="commenter-name"> <a title="View user profile." href="/user/huahai" lang="" about="/user/huahai" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Huahai</a> </p> <p class="comment-time"> Thu, 03/01/2012 - 18:44 </p> </div> <p class="visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/45#comment-45" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Hello, I&#039;m curious about your</a> by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous</span></p> </footer> <div class="comment-text"> <div class="comment-arrow"></div> <h3><a href="/comment/46#comment-46" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Full results not yet in</a></h3> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p>Thank you for stopping by and finding this post interesting. I guess FamilyTreeDNA got a lot of orders over the holidays so they are slightly behind in testing all the DNAs.</p> <p>I ordered a 37 markers Y-DNA test. So far, the results of my first 12 markers are in. My predicted haplogroup falls into the group of O-M175. This means that I have a typical Eastern Asian paternal ancestry. I guess DNA is more than skin deep and we shouldn't take&nbsp; facial appearance too seriously.</p> <p>I don't know if I am O1, O2 or O3. When all my results are in, I will write a full blog post.</p> </div></div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=46&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="gedjSAkNeSxUx8t2wJaPnNQFELS_DwaigcB_qfBpLRs"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div><a id="comment-169"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="js-comment comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1403482036"></mark> <footer class="attribution"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/default-user-image.png?itok=hWWOuuKw" width="100" height="100" alt="Profile picture for user Anonymous" title="Anonymous user" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </article> <div class="comment-submitted"> <p class="commenter-name"> <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Vivian Chiang</span> </p> <p class="comment-time"> Mon, 06/23/2014 - 01:07 </p> </div> </footer> <div class="comment-text"> <div class="comment-arrow"></div> <h3><a href="/comment/169#comment-169" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Very interesting!</a></h3> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p>Did your results come out?</p> </div></div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=169&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="Cl1Pfn3T1QmvG5k1mIjoQ7P80a4ei652QqdOaVcjP9k"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-171"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="1" class="js-comment comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1403483220"></mark> <footer class="attribution"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/huahai"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/pictures/2017-11/huahai.jpg?itok=ZwjJWYAc" width="88" height="100" alt="Profile picture for user Huahai" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </article> <div class="comment-submitted"> <p class="commenter-name"> <a title="View user profile." href="/user/huahai" lang="" about="/user/huahai" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Huahai</a> </p> <p class="comment-time"> Mon, 06/23/2014 - 01:27 </p> </div> <p class="visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/169#comment-169" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Very interesting!</a> by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Vivian Chiang</span></p> </footer> <div class="comment-text"> <div class="comment-arrow"></div> <h3><a href="/comment/171#comment-171" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Yes, I am O3a</a></h3> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p>The first round of results are not very discriminative, just said I was O, with 70% chance to be O3. So I did pay more money to do the so called Deep Clade test, and found that I am indeed O3.</p> <p>In fact, I am O3a. My DNA matches only the marker of the root of the O3a tree (M324), but matches none of its common subtrees. So I am both a typical and atypical Han, typical becuase I am O3, atypical because I don't belong to any of the commonly seen subgroups of O3. <img src="/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-cool.gif" alt="Cool" title="Cool" border="0"></p> </div></div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=171&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="EwCb5v4Fe09yBCEOuYF9dBgrjx7Lr3-jvUPOe_2HBWc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=146&amp;2=comment_node_blog&amp;3=comment_node_blog" token="_7ilv1dYg8GytSF_5p09w_wP5X8ZX9uvg4FSVle4ReA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"></strong> Wed, 28 Dec 2011 07:02:41 +0000 Huahai 146 at https://yyhh.org Thanksgiving Dinner https://yyhh.org/blog/2008/12/thanksgiving-dinner <span>Thanksgiving Dinner</span> <div class="field field--name-field-experience field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/experience/extraordinary" id="taxonomy-term-28" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-experience"> <a href="/experience/extraordinary"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Extraordinary</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/yunyao" lang="" about="/user/yunyao" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">yunyao</a></span> <span>Sat, 12/06/2008 - 18:02</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p>I have been waiting to try the Tofurkey for a few weeks ever since I saw the ad from Trader Joe about it. So I finally tried out on Thanksgiving. </p> <p>This is what Tofurkey looks like out of the box. Then I cooked it in the oven. It tastes better than I expected, but a little too much for two people. </p> <p> </p> <p><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3090/3086604265_39fd710dac.jpg?v=0" height="333" width="500" /></p> </div></div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=101&amp;2=comment_node_blog&amp;3=comment_node_blog" token="THA26eUb8jVDk50GE1He6ok89wHTFRMQjMuN7muTpp0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"></strong> Sat, 06 Dec 2008 18:02:07 +0000 yunyao 101 at https://yyhh.org Wedding Gift from Huahai's Mom https://yyhh.org/blog/2008/11/wedding-gift-huahais-mom <span>Wedding Gift from Huahai&#039;s Mom</span> <div class="field field--name-field-experience field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/experience/extraordinary" id="taxonomy-term-28" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-experience"> <a href="/experience/extraordinary"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Extraordinary</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/yunyao" lang="" about="/user/yunyao" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">yunyao</a></span> <span>Fri, 11/14/2008 - 03:57</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3139/3028284061_29fe78f4bd.jpg?v=0" height="235" width="230" /></p> <p>Finally, after our trip to China this year, we got our wedding gifts from Huahai's parents --- a special Olympic umbrella. <img src="/modules/tinymce/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-tongue-out.gif" alt="Tongue out" /></p> </div></div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=100&amp;2=comment_node_blog&amp;3=comment_node_blog" token="BStvletvtGF4M6mpzlqYHDoxTLIpWtWAg-DIOTEMaX8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"></strong> Fri, 14 Nov 2008 03:57:03 +0000 yunyao 100 at https://yyhh.org 05.17.2008 山景城点燃烛光为地震灾区祈福 https://yyhh.org/blog/2008/05/05-17-2008-%E5%B1%B1%E6%99%AF%E5%9F%8E%E7%82%B9%E7%87%83%E7%83%9B%E5%85%89%E4%B8%BA%E5%9C%B0%E9%9C%87%E7%81%BE%E5%8C%BA%E7%A5%88%E7%A6%8F <span>05.17.2008 山景城点燃烛光为地震灾区祈福</span> <div class="field field--name-field-experience field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/experience/extraordinary" id="taxonomy-term-28" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-experience"> <a href="/experience/extraordinary"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Extraordinary</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/yunyao" lang="" about="/user/yunyao" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">yunyao</a></span> <span>Mon, 05/19/2008 - 19:10</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p> </p> <p><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3121/2506249710_912d9226f3.jpg?v=0" height="467" width="500" /></p> <p> </p> <p><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3046/2503985296_527c0c5ac1.jpg?v=0" height="500" width="333" /></p> <p> </p> <p><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2183/2503969608_feee4cbf5a.jpg?v=0" height="500" width="333" /></p> <p> </p> <p><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2235/2503099081_ec31087d2b.jpg?v=0" height="333" width="500" /><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2016/2503107987_c7bc4fcb25.jpg?v=0" height="333" width="500" /><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2339/2503109679_be30af353d.jpg?v=1211220396" height="321" width="500" /><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2016/2503096029_9367eb967e.jpg?v=0" height="500" width="333" /><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2121/2503900130_242ba93cc1.jpg?v=1211218878" height="354" width="500" /></p> <p> </p> </div></div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=95&amp;2=comment_node_blog&amp;3=comment_node_blog" token="-pelPm07TJa4DZMQav_RhG5eE_ifAtOjv6ddEpVBzLU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"></strong> Mon, 19 May 2008 18:10:19 +0000 yunyao 95 at https://yyhh.org an interesting birthday gift https://yyhh.org/blog/2008/03/interesting-birthday-gift <span>an interesting birthday gift</span> <div class="field field--name-field-experience field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/experience/extraordinary" id="taxonomy-term-28" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-experience"> <a href="/experience/extraordinary"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Extraordinary</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/huahai" lang="" about="/user/huahai" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Huahai</a></span> <span>Sun, 03/02/2008 - 22:34</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3269/2305955534_80d0caf8e5.jpg?v=0" /></p> <p>Huahai has received his birthday gift from Yunyao, a few days early.</p> <p>What's inside?</p> <p><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3171/2305157953_2633a3fed6.jpg?v=0" height="375" width="500" /></p> <p>Wow, a scenic flight certificate, what a lovely gift! Thank you, babe.</p> </div></div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=85&amp;2=comment_node_blog&amp;3=comment_node_blog" token="fkmY0LbNnI3h1L3erKPxDzgNa-qxOG9opx9UGTYmaBg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"></strong> Sun, 02 Mar 2008 22:34:46 +0000 Huahai 85 at https://yyhh.org 2008 coming soon - Time to make another new year resolution https://yyhh.org/blog/2007/12/2008-coming-soon-time-make-another-new-year-resolution <span>2008 coming soon - Time to make another new year resolution</span> <div class="field field--name-field-experience field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/experience/extraordinary" id="taxonomy-term-28" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-experience"> <a href="/experience/extraordinary"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Extraordinary</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/yunyao" lang="" about="/user/yunyao" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">yunyao</a></span> <span>Mon, 12/31/2007 - 20:17</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p>Year 2008 is less than 12 hours away for me. In fact, it is already 2008 in most part of the world. For many people, it is time to make their new year resolution. It is true for me as well.</p> <p>Before I make a new one for 2008, though. Let me first review the one I have made for 2007 --- learning practical Spanish. How well I do with this one? Well, one thing I can tell you is that I have just returned from a trip to Mexico and could barely bargain price in Spanish. The good news is, though, I do learn a little and will continue learning Spanish. So my 2007 resolution should not count as a total failure. :-P</p> <p>So what is my new year resolution for year 2008? Nothing special, actually. My focus on year 2008 is to live a healthy and happy life, which means many small things such as regular physical exercises, healthy diet, good balance of work and life, etc. These things are hard to measure but extremely import for all human being. I hope a year later, before I make another new year resolution, I could proudly pronounce that I have reached my goal in 2008.</p> </div></div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=71&amp;2=comment_node_blog&amp;3=comment_node_blog" token="wmfvY-FS0mySeYcPL2Vevn5l2y5zIHha30XF_NLgIDk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"></strong> Mon, 31 Dec 2007 20:17:49 +0000 yunyao 71 at https://yyhh.org Earth Quake https://yyhh.org/blog/2007/10/earth-quake <span>Earth Quake</span> <div class="field field--name-field-experience field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/experience/pets" id="taxonomy-term-14" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-experience"> <a href="/experience/pets"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Pets</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"><div about="/experience/extraordinary" id="taxonomy-term-28" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-experience"> <a href="/experience/extraordinary"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Extraordinary</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/yunyao" lang="" about="/user/yunyao" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">yunyao</a></span> <span>Wed, 10/31/2007 - 06:45</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p>At 8:03pm, the kittens were feed with their main course (dry food) and dessert (can food and egg). I just finished cooking my own dinner, put the serving tray with my dinner to the coffee table, and was about to enjoy my meal while chatting with Huahai on my cell. It just seem to be a normal weekday night for me these days. Before I took the first bite, however, I heard some huge noise and everything inside the apartment started shaking violently along the building itself. The kittens who were wondering around me startled and quickly ran away. Gone though a few earth quake before (once during a middle term exam), I immediately realized what has happened and told Huahai &quot;We are having a earth quake here.&quot;<br /> The first thing came to my mind is to grab the kittens and my purse and hide the closet and then ran out once the shake stop. However, the kittens were nowhere to find. While it was still shaking, I ran up and down the apartment and was trying find them while trying to tell Huahai what were happening. This 30 seconds or so is perhaps the longest 30 seconds ever in my whole life ... Finally, After searching the bedroom, the closet and the bathroom, I found them under the sofa. It was still shaking, I grabbed Tomtom and quickly squeezed him into the carrier. Mayori (JiaoJiao), however, was obviously very scared and wouldn't came out. By the time I moved the sofa and got her out and squeezed into the carrier. The shaking stopped.<br /> I turned on the TV, hoping that there would be broadcast on what has happened and what I should do. However, all the channels were just broadcasting the usual shows. Following Huahai's suggestion, I ran outside to see whether other people were running outside. Nobody was outside. Everything seemed to be back to normal again. So I decided to stay at home, watching TV and waiting for the news update while keeping the kittens in the carrier so that I could run out quickly if needed. In 10 minutes or so, KRON4 started to have news on the earth quake. Then I learned that it was 5.6 degree earth quake and after that much more information about what has happened earlier. It was not until 20 minutes later the kittens started to calm down and are willing eat their favorite treat.<br /> -------------------------------------------------------------------------<br /> Lesson learned: The first thing to do in the weekend--- preparing the emergency kits (one at garage and one at home): <a href="http://www.72hours.org/index.html">http://www.72hours.org/index.html</a><br /> --------------------------------------------------------------------------<br /> Side story: This is the second time I am trying to writing &quot;essentially&quot; the same blog. Last time before I got the chance to hit the submit button, Tomtom jumped up to the keyboard and hit some magic key and oops .. what I was writing was gone.</p> </div></div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=33&amp;2=comment_node_blog&amp;3=comment_node_blog" token="0SUoPZ1riHUphe8wf6bg2fksfRbLvgQy4sB-j5wdRKE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"></strong> Wed, 31 Oct 2007 06:45:51 +0000 yunyao 33 at https://yyhh.org