Nov 23 2014

60 Minutes tonight

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Three stories:

  1. Infrastructures in USA: I wondered all the time, where is our high speed trains? AT LEAST, Boston-New York-Washington DC should have one!!!
  2. Russia’s Chernobyl. The Russians called it 26, as we call the September 11 – 911.
  3. divers in Palau: Ahead of Unbroken movie, this piece is very emotional. A group of people, on their own, trying to locate the lost Americans during WWII, over the past 20 some years. One grandson found his grandfather under the sea .. It’s powerful.

 

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Nov 17 2014

I got a ticket while inside of the car

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Two Fridays ago, my husband parked in a handicap space while going to get a direction (google map didn’t show where the movie theater is in the mall) at Walden Galleria Mall in Cheektowaga/Buffalo. I was in the passenger seat, with my crutches – I sprained my left ankle. A skinny and tall cop with dark blond hair came by. I rolled down my window and explained to him. He pointed behind and told me that theater was that way. Then walked away. I called my husband immediately to tell him where the theater was but he didn’t pick it up – no reception.
It was 6pm in the evening. Five minutes later, I found a strong light behind my car and turned around. The same cop wrote me a ticket, when he handed me the ticket, he said,
“I don’t like to be lied to.”
“I’m not lying.” I was very upset.
“How long does it take to get a direction?” He threw the ticked into my car and left.
I did not feel being discriminated often in USA but this time I did.
My husband got the direction to the movie theater and thinking I was in the car, with sprained ankle, parking on the handicap spot for a few minutes was ok, so he went to purchase the tickets (inside the mall, a block away from the mall entrance) instead of coming back to move the car.
I could have moved the car when he first approached me.
Although I don’t have handicap designation but I was on crutches, thought could use the spot for a few minutes. Was it too much to ask?

An incident in the hotel in following night ..

University at Buffalo has a huge Asian population. The lightening speed that he came back to issue me a ticket made me feeling he has some kind of grudge (again Asian dare I say), perhaps? We just drove 7 hours to see our child and we were anxious to see him, pick him up for dinner. We would not have parked there long.

 

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Nov 16 2014

60 Minutes and Sinéad O’Connor

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Tonight’s 60 Minutes interviewed Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston.

He serves as the Archbishop of Boston, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 2006.

.. who has apologized …

Sinéad O’Connor ‘s 3 October 1992 Saturday Night Live where and when she referred to child abuse … got black listed. I just happened thought about her as I was watching 60 Minutes. She’s way ahead of the time.

Something to think about …

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Nov 16 2014

La Crema Chardonnay 2009 is really good

The 2009 vintage of Sonoma Coast Chardonnay opens with an intriguing interplay of lively citrus and subtle toasted oak, laced with just a kiss of butterscotch. The palate is round and nutty, with flavors of yellow apple and orange adding lushness, while well-balanced acidity creates a lovely vibrancy. Hints of vanilla and caramel add richness and texture to a long, fresh finish.

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My head is spinning, not from the alcohol but from the adjectives. But this white wine, Chardonnay is really good.
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Nov 11 2014

Putin in China

看看人家“普京”朋友圈里的照片!学着点!

I’m really bewildered by the fervor Chinese has with Putin. In this post, pix #38 (pix 1)  “38. 探险,考古遗址。- Adventure, archaeological sites“. LOL omg. It happens, I gleamed an article years ago and it talked about his staged water hunt. I googled it: Putin staged seaside treasure hunt (pix 2) and Putin staged treasure hunt (pix 3). See something familiar? Huff Post: Putin’s Treasure Dive Find Was Staged: Spokesman in 2011 (pix 4). Does the Russian also employ 5 cents to write for them? Do you think the American presidents out to look east to learn how to spend their free time? LOL. The Russians do look like they just climb down from the trees.

I won’t mind if you want to romanticize someone (only because he stands up to USA? .. oh give me a break ..) but take the fabrication to fool yourself is entirely different matter. It’s sickening.

I’ve talked about his naked pix back in 2008 (#17/18 here ..), that’s staged probably too. He doesn’t really have a torso that is worth looking at, seriously. Please put some cloth on, don’t abuse my eyes.

Here he sings

 

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Nov 11 2014

Grandma’s new home

After nearly a month of discussion and action (inaction ..), my grandma finally moved to her new home 骨灰罈已經安然擺放於故宮博物館對面半山上的湧泉寺, on the mid level opposite the National Palace Museum in 湧泉寺 Yongquan Temple. Pix by Annie.
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I just learned about 樹葬 Tree Burial. Some info are below. It seems a great way to go:

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Nov 01 2014

WHO’s Margaret Chan

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Time’s article on Ebola and WHO.
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Nov 01 2014

Candle Holders

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Antiquing has become one of my pastime now. Since the whining weekend. This is from the In the Attic Too and cost $18. Just happened we bought this one (right) from Ikea for $3.99 – real glass. I couldn’t really tell the difference.
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Oct 31 2014

兵团知青三字经

sanziji – Three Character Classic

文革初,世道变,斗争近,文化远。
批海瑞,评罢官。继而之,三家店。
讨邓拓,倒吴晗。清华附,走在前。
红卫兵,马当先。首发起,圆明园。
写三论,谈接班。毛主席,写复函。
曰马列,千千万。归一句,是造反。
如醍醐,当头灌。应声起,青少年。
爹英雄,儿好汉。破四旧,摘牌匾。
大学生,搞夺权。大字报,贴校园。
闹停课,搞串连。天安门,等接见。
中小学,校门关。无所事,到处钻。
看武斗,抢传单。新北大,井冈山。
攻大楼,断水电。挖地道,土炸弹。
楼上扔,暖气片。挨了砸,抱头窜。
进清华,瞧新鲜。推校门,烧会馆。
王光美,台上站。乒乓球,当项链。
一折腾,近两年。工宣队,来接管。
临发配,傻了眼。这才知,被人涮。
六九届,老高三。青春期,不得闲。
没学上,自己玩。热带鱼,称神仙。
黑玛丽,红蓝剑。养鸽子,挥竹竿。
琉璃瓦,庙顶掀。半导体,自己攒。
二极管,单双联。自己焊,线路板。
矿石机,最简单。八个管,是牡丹。
外国歌,两百篇。赶时髦,听唱片。
莫斯科,郊外晚。山茶树,把我盼。
飞军帽,练贼胆。拍婆子,更抢眼。
学喝酒,练抽烟。过滤嘴,吐烟圈。
传复课,回校园。闹革命,很简单。
天天读,大批判。政治课,老三篇。
前门进,后门颠。遛天桥,逛西单。
眨眼到,六九年。红卫兵,使命完。
老人家,掀巨澜。说农村,天地宽。
让下乡,让上山。全社会,总动员。
凭热情,不用劝。报了名,户口迁。
领棉袄,缝被单。帆布箱,塞个满。
六九届,连锅端。八九十,仨月间。
有内蒙,有云南。黑龙江,纯兵团。
呼啦啦,鸟兽散。这一去,十年还。
南宣武,北海淀,东通州,西香山。
九十九,一二三。甘家口,玉渊潭,
人大附,清华园。立新中,加通县。
永定门,火车站。送行人,堆成山。
挥语录,红成片。喊口号,响连天。
车窗前,百味煎。相望眼,泪涟涟。
儿去也,莫牵连。分两地,保平安。
这一路,整三天。北戴河,山海关。
沟帮子,大虎山。哈尔滨,经北安。
到达地,德都县。车站名,二龙山。
辖一师,属六团。一零六,收信点。
月光稀,星星闪。昏暗灯,三两盏。
卸行李,压双肩。地上泥,到膝前。
尤特吼,汽车喘。左右晃,上下颠。
前排的,抓栏杆。后面的,扶双肩。
黑压压,一大片。分不清,北和南。
到达后,迷瞪眼。大车库,在面前。
几十人,如鱼贯。上下铺,立两边。
每人宽,二尺半。刚刚够,把被摊。
看窗外,阴雨绵。一询问,已月半。
连长到,把命颁。康拜因,难动弹。
夺粮食,下麦田。知青们,去胜天。
一个人,一把镰。脸朝地,背冲天。
雨水浇,冷风灌。从清晨,割到晚。
分不清,雨和汗。蚊子咬,小咬钻。
包住头,再熏烟。回宿舍,洗又涮。
湿衣服,挂一边。明早起,接着穿。
割大豆,把腰弯。一条垄,连天边。
到地头,全身瘫。割破手,受感染。
破伤风,起红线。喝脏水,住医院。
得肝炎,全连传。命旦夕,一线悬。
脱豆谷,走荒原。风雪夜,无阻拦。
烧麦秸,火点燃。胸前暖,背后寒。
炒黄豆,用铁锨。捉田鼠,跑得欢。
远处狼,闪绿眼。年纪小,傻大胆。
选麦种,倒三班。克刚号,六零凡。
颗粒肥,赛力散。尿素肥,硝酸铵。
锄大地,夏日炎。趟和铲,要三遍。
收工时,暮色暗。倒床上,泥一滩。
禾下土,头上汗。皆辛苦,盘中餐。
旧唐诗,新体验。识农苦,思想变。
康拜因,鏖战酣。战天地,连轴转。
上纲要,追亩产。黄河岸,长江边。
四五八,成关键。舍成本,忽核算。
扛麻袋,上跳板。二百斤,拱上肩。
打挫子,扬木锨。交公粮,搞会战。
水银灯,不夜天。年复年,成奘汉。
十月底,沤麻秆。伐塔头,压七天。
浑身抖,直打颤。喝白酒,驱严寒。
扑山火,小兴安。进老林,入深山。
行百里,走泥丸。喝雪水,就饼干。
送粪肥,在傍晚。女拉套,男驾辕。
牛和马,歇一边。人的命,不值钱。
去伐木,选壮汉。蘑菇头,大小肩。
顺山倒,大声喊。最重要,是安全。
纳莫尔,河套畔。拉沙子,搞基建。
大烟泡,白毛汗。几惊魂,车子翻。
修水库,新建点。埋炸药,放雷管。
排哑炮,没经验。知青血,荐轩辕。
干打垒,拉合辫。盖房子,烧窑砖。
挖地基,画白线。打石头,锤抡圆。
豆腐渣,发霉面。大茬子,永不变。
不留客,主咸淡。最珍贵,病号饭。
打秋风,下小馆。龙山白,溜肉段。
吉菜粉,炒肝尖。搜遍兜,囊羞软。
梦来日,能有钱。精神上,大会餐。
东来顺,丰泽园。一百块,吃不完。
唯过节,有改善。杀头猪,管半年。
买毛客,来解馋。一毛钱,一茶碗。
宣传队,自己编。说相声,打快板。
数来宝,三句半。起歌舞,调管弦。
无巴松,有二阮。红灯记,威虎山。
阿庆嫂,南霸天。八个戏,是样板。
看电影,演露天。银幕下,坐两边。
放映机,跑单片。俱乐部,路太远。
森林火,起越南。卖花女,自朝鲜。
看不见,有战线。摘苹果,歌声甜。
多瑙河,波浪蓝。三角洲,警报传。
死不屈,快上山。留脚印,阿尔丹。
国产片,老三战。侦察兵,磐石湾。
周挺杉,创业艰。青松岭,张万山。
有报读,没书看。有几本,早翻烂。
萧长春,艳阳天。金光道,高大全。
偶然得,偷着翻。唐宋词,古文观。
家春秋,雾雨电。西厢记,镜花缘。
外国书,私下传。莫泊桑,惠特曼。
茶花女,基督山。被查到,挨批判。
写情书,把爱谈。送相片,情意绵。
剥唐诗,李义山。相见难,别亦难。
东风弱,百花残。丝方尽,似春蚕。
不成想,被偷看。当教员,是反面。
夜演习,昼拉练。设埋伏,藏猪圈。
查户口,两更半。最诡异,信号弹。
探亲假,卡得严。假电报,常出现。
母病危,见速还。蹭火车,京哈线。
到北京,廿六元。躲查票,谈经验。
北京城,难闯关。提前下,丰台站。
走后门,把军参。凭关系,搞特权。
听诊器,方向盘。若没有,望洋叹。
上大学,要推荐。不完全,凭表现。
领导说,最后算。送了礼,更保险。
抽根烟,解心宽,解馋懒,解腰酸。
团首长,抽牡丹。老职工,用纸卷。
知青们,居其间。两毛八,迎春烟。
有工资,卅二元。够吃喝,不够穿。
六一八,建兵团。曰抗击,帝修反。
连屯垦,带戍边。称序列,以备战。
北纳河,南北安。西五池,东龙山。
司政后,团机关。五个营,六十连。
收知青,约一万。抓革命,促生产。
班排长,党团员。那年头,凭实干。
理论组,报道员。批林孔,学毛选。
倡扎根,六十年。离现实,难实践。
评儒法,受蒙骗。阴阳错,习古典。
刘禹锡,玄都观。柳宗元,论封建。
批法权,内藏奸。要限制,小生产。
造舆论,为抢班。看不清,上贼船。
办病退,把城返。显神通,赛八仙。
照透视,藏铁片。体温计,用手弹。
高血压,犯癫痫。胃溃疡,脉管炎。
心脏病,攻心翻。肺结核,加哮喘。
美涅尔,甲乙肝。大骨节,自克山。
开证明,去北安。进北神,要过电。
回城后,就业难。耻在家,吃闲饭。
找门路,遭白眼。踏破门,知青办。
包羞辱,是儿男。临时工,凑合干。
烧锅炉,修水管。当个体,摆地摊。
为求职,补习班。自提高,常充电。
下班去,深夜还。时不济,命多舛。
不尤人,不怨天。处涸辙,以犹欢。
失东隅,固可叹。收桑榆,亦非晚。
当教授,进学院。当博导,站讲坛。
或从政,或为官。司局长,国台办。
多数人,基础浅。方程组,难解全。
幂一次,限二元。只能上,夜电函。
得文凭,是大专。下过乡,受过难。
这碗酒,做铺垫。任何酒,都能干。
不耻后,不荣先。行得正,做得端。
行耳顺,情弱冠。求无愧,心坦然。
千林暗,百卉殚。研朱墨,作春山。
兵团史,越十年。时间久,逾抗战。
受牵连,家千万。人十亿,不团圆。
一代人,学业断,青春逝,难补还。
治大国,烹小鲜。穷折腾,难久安。
迷途返,幸甚焉。痛定思,史可鉴。
忆旧事,避重演。逆潮流,莫再现。
当年情,实可圈。有两比,前车鉴。
格瓦拉,殉信念。死如归,视等闲。
吉珂德,抗自然。战风车,被打翻。
驹过隙,舜忽间。夫子曰,逝如川。
四十年,一转眼。白首短,不胜簪。
老益壮,穷且坚。宁静远,淡泊恬。
龙山情,剪不断。知青结,理还乱。
携儿女,忆苦甜。几十人,返乡团。
见老乡,话当年。吊遗踪,一泫然。
拉家长,话里短。多少事,付笑谈。
月当空,照无眠。人长久,共婵娟。
聚战友,作奉献。三千人,汇北展。
开晚会,建网站,写回忆,出光盘。
写至此,喟然叹。人之初,性本善。
性相近,习相远。作此篇,记六团。
三字经,全文完。

中国知青史上第一部书法长卷。【兵团知青三字经】文字作者:原黑龙江生产建设兵团六团十连战士江一夫 网名:王大
书法作者:原黑龙江生产建设兵团六团十三连战士赵承德
笔名:北京山庄《兵团知青三字经》书法长卷长24.9米,宽0.6米,计3200余字,用时近5天完成。之所以采用魏书体,是更能展示书体肃穆端庄,适合书写墓志、碑文。《兵团知青三字经》正是当今知青史上一篇墓志文。
2013年1月一师六团千人团拜会上主持人介绍长卷时说,
创作长卷,字体不宜过大,亦不能太小,无论卷与轴的表现形式都需要近距离观赏,所以要求笔墨精妙、笔力得当。书写长卷要有一泻千里、气韵连贯的表现力,笔势的连贯不仅表现在一字一行,还要有整段贯通一气呵成的感受。
作者创作《兵团知青三字经》用以纪念我们逝去的青春。每字每句,每笔每划,都渗透着两位作者对往事对青春的回忆和思考。

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Oct 16 2014

Traveling While Arab

Alaa Al Aswany encounters problem traveling because he’s an Arab.
My comment:

Maybe Mr Aswany should write a best seller demonstrate to the bad Muslims how the good Muslims are suffering for their deed?
His mentioning of Abu Ghraib prison, made me think back to the 9/11, many Americans, politicians or not, immediately rallying support/protection for the good Muslims in this country. Pardon me, please, there isn’t a comparison to be made. I wholeheartedly agree prejudice or discrimination have no place in our world. But, it is what it is. I got mistreated in Munich, a blonde waitress refused to serve us. Hopefully I can write a book about it … don’t give Germany a bad name.

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Oct 15 2014

Chanel No 5: The One That I Want

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Le Film du Film starring Gisele Bündchen and the Dutch Michael Huisman, production designer Catherine Martin, directed Baz Luhrmann (wife Catherine Martin since 1997). The location is Montauk and NYC.

Another reason I like Gisele is Eli Manning’s two Super Bowl rings were all gifts from her husband -:).

Here is Nicole Kidman’s tenure.

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Oct 14 2014

Just answer my question, please

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Snapfish binds the photo books for you, among other services. I wondered what would happened to my books should they going out of business. First time, the agent just quit, gone. The second agent did not answer the first time, then answered, but not pertaining to my question. When I pressed again, the agent said they wont go out of business.

I won’t use them not only because of this but they also require anyone who wants to view my book has to be a registered user. Pain.

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Oct 08 2014

How to unlock an AT & T iPhone, step by step

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  1. send in your request to USA users here
  2. click agree at the page end
  3. fill the form: you need IMEI 15 digit number (Settings/General/About)
  4. you’ll be given a 9-digit number assigned to this request
  5. getting an email from AT & T for approval: I found it in the spam folder

Once being approved, you need to back up your phone with either iCloud or iTunes. I used iTunes. Make sure you have download iTunes. (Going to iTunes.com won’t work.) If you’ve an icon on your desktop, you’ve downloaded, click on it.

  1. click iTunes icon from your desktop
  2. backed up:
  3. restore:

 

Some troubles one may face:

  • I don’t think you can find the IMEI number on your att account – if you’ve multiple lines in your account and the users are not with you.

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Oct 02 2014

Unbroken

imageUnkronen, by Laura Hillenbrand (who’s re-writing this book for kids)

A wonderful subject, and a book. USA doesn’t really teach asian history, so the pacific war isn’t well known.

How could humans do such thing to other humans? I dispose them!

I’m impressed with her notes (paperback): more than 12% of the book:

406 pages of the book
8 pages of Acknowledgements, 409-416
51 Pages of Notes, 417-467
15 pages of Index, 469-483

 

 

I read on the German scientists who worked in the USA immediately after WWII.

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Sep 27 2014

紧急变得简单轻松: 在美国看急诊

Published by under Bitter medicine,中文

大颈的英超护理急诊 PremierCare(CityMD)简单,高效,非常愉快。我从来没有去过比这更贴心的医疗办公室。

我昨晚扭伤了左脚踝,一个中医转介我去那里看。美国的医生/医院周末只有急诊,至少3-4 小时的等待。这个诊所位于一处不起眼的办公楼,我几乎天天经过但是还从来没有注意到他们。当我一蹦一跳的跳进他们的诊所,我立刻喜欢上了它:整洁,干净,没有废话。该办事处经理/管理员告诉我呆在那里,她很快就把轮椅推出来。

我很健康,每年通常看两次医生:妇产科和普通年检,只是为了给我健康单盖个橡胶盖章而已。我在美国多年,记得只看过两次急诊。一个是我女儿的咽喉炎和我的眼睛被网球击中。这两个意外都发生在周末。为咽喉炎我们苦苦等了四个多小时;接待我们的是两个实习生,还没有能检测到咽喉炎。我的眼睛遇上的女接待员/助理医师很粗鲁加好笑,她其中的一个问题是我一个星期做爱多少次。性和眼睛被击有嘛关系?

市内(曼哈顿)医生的办公室比较好,其中有些确实是在公园大道上。是的,他们好多牛到不接受医疗保险。总归来说,医生的办公室冷冰冰,效率低下和管理不善, 身处其境病上加病。

在这个办公室工作人员都热情风度翩翩。他们炫耀真诚的微笑。我们等待时间很短,不超过30分钟。治疗室内没有桌子,而是一个电脑支架。护士和医生直接输入我的资料,避免了医疗录制过程中的错误也减少费用。我问护士他们看不看普通病人,她说,他们主要是看急诊但不拒绝普通病人因为很多人看过急诊后,有什么头疼脑热照来不误。在美国,预约医生犹如登月球, 少则几日多则把月。我常常奇怪这个医生真的这么忙?

他们的设备很新,据我所看到的/理解,许多办公室使用的仪器好像比我还老。X光室的天花灯灯是覆盖在粉红色和黄色的樱花画面里,生动漂亮,尤其是当房间变暗后。设计师考虑到病人。

铸石膏:他们用的是新潮的软石膏。从一卷里拉出需要的, 切断;渗下自来水,裹到我的脚踝。医生问我是否觉得转暖,我真的不觉得,(或者只是轻微?)。当我回去那个中医,他对此赞不绝口:这是最好的。

感性:像往常一样我信口开河,笑称我的脚踝扭伤是家庭暴力的结果。治疗室后,我被推进了X光室,惊讶地看着医生在等着我。这是技术人员的工作,医生从来没有出现过,因为没有必要。她让技工离开,然后问我是不是被推下楼梯。我不得不笑,但在同一时间,咬我自己的舌头:我怎么这么蠢人一个呀!(我的丈夫是在治疗室)。在我们离开之前,主管找个契机推我,轻声谨慎的说,他们不得不提出这样的问题,因为是我先挑起提出了这个问题。

我是屡教不改。

如果他们是上市的公司,我一定会买他们的股票因为他们做的是正确的。

我们支付了$25(拐杖)离开了。他们会先和我的保险结账,然后再向我收费。

update: they called today (Oct 2) to check on me. Thank you!

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Sep 27 2014

Emergency for dummies

Published by under Bitter medicine

PremierCare (under CityMD) in Great Neck made emergency simple, efficient, and very much enjoyable. I have never been to a more welcoming medical office than this one.

I sprained my left ankle last night, and was being referred to them by a doctor. They located in an inconspicuous office building that I pass through almost daily yet never noticed them. As soon as I hopped in, I immediately took a liking to it: neat, clean, no nonsense.  The office manager/administrator told me to stay there and wait for a wheelchair.

I am healthy and visit doctor mostly, twice a year, OBGY and primary physician for the annual check ups, just to get my bill of health rubber stamped.  During my years in the USA, I remembered only two emergency room visits. One for my daughter’s strep throat and one for my eye being hit by a tennis ball. Both accidents were on weekends. The flaming throat was four hours long wait and the two intern doctors failed to detect strap throat. The eye wasn’t any shorter, and the female receptionist/physician assistant was rude and ridiculous as to ask me how many times a week did I have sex. What sex had to do with my eye being hit? A few doctors’ office in the city (Manhattan) were better but most of them do not take any medical insurance. Some of them are indeed on Park Avenue. Yes they’re that good. All in all, on average I would rate the doctors’ office cold, inefficient and poorly presented/decorated.

The staff in this office are warm and personable. They sport genuine smile. The wait time was short, in less than 30 minutes. The treatment room has no desk but a computer stand. The nurse and doctor enter my date into their system directly, avoid the medical transcribe process (I could image, less mistakes and less expenses). I asked the nurse if they play the primary role because I would like to use them. She said they’re primarily cater to emergency but they do have repeaters who come for regular visit. I would join them too. I think my dr is new at it so a guy stood behind her, provided hints as what to do with the software.

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The equipment are modern, as far as I can see/understand vs many offices use the aged ones, as if prior my birth. The receding ceiling light at the x ray room were covered by pink and yellow cherry blossoms screen, vividly pretty and smoothing especially when the room is darkened – they have patient in mind when designing it.

The soft-cast is great: cutting off from the roll, wet it from the sink and place on my ankle. The doctor asked me if I felt it turning warm, I did not really, or maybe only slightly. My went to visit the doctor who referred me there who marveled at the cast, saying it’s the best (no mess ..).

Sensibility: as usual I joked without thinking, saying my sprained ankle was a domestic violence.  After the treatment room, I was wheeled into the x ray room and surprised to see the doctor was waiting for me there. It’s the technician’s job and doctor is never presented nor needed. She singled the tech to leave us alone and asked if I was pushed down the stairs. I had to laugh but at the same time, bit my tongue for my stupidity (My husband was at the treatment room).  Before we left, the administrator found an opportunity to push me and said very discreetly that she had to ask the question, since I brought up the subject.

Dumb dumb me.

If they’re publically traded company, I’d but it because they’re doing it right.

We paid $25 (for the crutch) and left. They’ll have to deal with my insurance and settle the bill, and get back to me for balance.

On Yelp and 中文.

update: they called today (Oct 2) to check on me. Thank you!

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Sep 26 2014

Chestnut tree 板栗是怎么生成的

Published by under Horticulture

Love chestnut but didn’t know how it grow.
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.. and the berries?

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Sep 25 2014

Luo Zilin

Reading Aman Resorts on the Fortune magazine, one of the warring partners-turn-enemy has a Chinese girl friend. Out of curiosity, I googled her.

Screening of Warner Independent Pictures' "Darfur Now" - ArrivalsHell broke out: according to this Mail article published on June 3, 2013, Luo was fired due to ‘unprofessional conduct’, by her boy friend’s ex, Naomi Campbell who was mentoring Luo who’s Miss China 2011, is from Shanghai and 6′ tall. Apparently Vlad is separated from his wife (on good term) but not divorced.

She (Luo) wrote: ‘No, I’m not dating Vlad, No, I’m not his ‘side chick’, no, didn’t f**k, No, I’m not an escort, nor have I ever been.’

OMG..

What is a nice Chinese girl doing, running around with her teacher’s ex lover who’s married?

 

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