Category Archives: Saga

2 adults and 2 kids

I was buying movie tickets last Saturday night. “Two adults?” the cashier asked. “Yes and two kids.” I said without thinking. My brain was busy counting how many men movie are out there: Iron Man X Men Iceman Batman Spider … Continue reading

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How to deal with mom 斗妈大全

Dealing with Mom Tactics Collection, by two Beijing 4th grade girls. more pictures here. Introduction: This is a book made especially for 6-12 year old children who are yelled at by their parents every day. A long time ago, when … Continue reading

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Japanese Parasol

24th Asian Night at Pumpkin’s school ..

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The turkey day, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving .. my 2008 One tiny bird, two little slaves and three bumper harvests (one of ..) 一只小火鸡, 俩个小奴隶, 三场大丰收 (之一) This year my task for cooking is easy: the two slaves volunteered to help. They were so enthusiastic … Continue reading

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She beats me ..

At a resort in Changping, Beijing, July 26, 2003 A great day: got to swim with Pumpkin! Due to a conversation I had with the girls at the pool, Pumpkin decided to go for a life guard certificate. The class … Continue reading

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Phantom of the Opera

My 3rd or 4th time seeing it but this time it’s by amateur – played by kids’ school. Two nights only and both night sold out. An elder couple sat behind me. The woman did all the selling talkin’ .. … Continue reading

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Aftershock 唐山大地震

不是记不住, 是忘不了 “It’s not I can’t remember, it’s I can’t forget .. can’t forget ..” the daughter cried into her stepfather’s arm.. We all have our own demons to deal with, large or small. Aftershock is 冯小刚 Feng Xiaogang’s new … Continue reading

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Matriculation of a New England prep school

A boarding school in MA Class of 2010 matriculation as of August 5, 2010 Included are the 100 colleges where our graduates will enroll. The class applied to 267 colleges. Out of those 267 colleges: applied 2171, accept 858 and … Continue reading

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Dr. Panzer

Dr. Panzer, the Orthodontist at 23 Bond Street in town was preparing the impression for Pumpkin .. He saw me taking the pictures, and suggested that a video is better off ..

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The Kimchi

Kimchi (김치; pronounced /ˈkɪmtʃɪ/, Korean pronunciation: [kimtɕʰi]), also spelled gimchi, kimchee, or kim chee, is a traditional fermented Korean dish, made of vegetables with varied seasonings. Kimchi may also refer to unfermented vegetable dishes. There are hundreds of varieties of … Continue reading

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Attending US Open

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her back and fore

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Pumpkin’s birthdays

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Wheelchair tennis at NTC II

Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair tennis tournament at National Tennis Center, June 11, 2010

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Wheelchair tennis at NTC

The 2010 Jana Hunsaker Memorial was held last week, June 10-13 at USTA. They had about 54 players competing for US$10,000. Men’s singles champ would take home $1,760 while the Lady’s $1,000. The top 4 gentlemen singles players are 1. … Continue reading

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So it’s life

A little note posted at my children school: We cannot have everything ~ Things don’t always go our way ~ There is injustice in life ~ Some people will never understand ~ We can’t please everyone ~ Traffic is slow … Continue reading

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The meaning of a life .. Helping Patients Face Death, She Fought to Live

By the time she was 38, Dr. Desiree Pardi (1968-2009) had become a leading practitioner in palliative care, one of the fastest-growing fields in medicine, counseling terminally ill patients on their choices. But when it was her turn to go … Continue reading

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Suor Angelica

This year’s opera production was Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. I was grateful that school had chosen this one because I probably won’t go to Met for a Puccini – his just aren’t as spectacular and beautiful as Mozart’s … Continue reading

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