Monthly Archives: June 2006

Maxim

Few issues ago, Maxin featured James Blake’s girl friend, Jennifer Scholle. Called me unsavvy or out dated, whatever you desire, but I couldn’t understand why on earth would she want to do that? And he let her? Look at her … Continue reading

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All my children

My kids .. their back together .. 2008 Aug 15 Vancouver

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A map robber

Ha ha ha .. thing of a value will have a thief. Edward Forbes Smiley III, A map dealer who specialized in finding elusive treasures for rich collectors admitted in federal court on Thursday to having stolen 97 antique maps … Continue reading

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A Befitting Asian Parent

Few grands poorer, I officially joined the Asian Parents Club … signed my kids up at a tutor school … that is. We have been resisting the idea for as long as we can. Seeing other kids who get straight … Continue reading

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Karl Rove The Philatelist

The venerable New York based stamp club arranged a luncheon at the Army and Navy Club during the Washington 2006 World Philatelic Exhibition in DC, the guest speaker was Karl Rove who is also a stamp collector. By all account, … Continue reading

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A Ring Tone Meant to Fall on Deaf Ears

There is a new ring tone for signaling the arrival of a text message that can be heard only by youngsters. The technology relies on the fact that most elders gradually lose the ability to hear high-pitched sounds. I forward … Continue reading

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The Bookstore

Barnes and Noble at Lincoln Center Ever since they could voice their likes and dislikes, bookstore has been my kids’ top destination. The other day, Martin the coach commented that King is nature to tennis, even he’s out of shape … Continue reading

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Sunny the Postmaster

I played one set of doubles against Sunny and company this morning and lost 4:6. If were not for King’s friend’s bar mitzwah party, I’d played another set. Couple of serving games I played were clean and smart, yes I … Continue reading

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Journal of China Philately

Ok, I finally got the proof of my article to be published in the inaugural issue (or re-issue) of Journal of China Philately. There are many mistakes. I guess it’s too late now since David mentioned that the magazine has … Continue reading

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Little Italy … singin’ in the rain

After dinner with David and companies, I went to Mulberry Street. On a rainy day, the heart of the Little Italy in New York. It brought back many memories, when I first arrived in New York, Soho and Little Italy … Continue reading

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David Lu

Finally I met David Lu and his wife May. They went to D. C. for the Washington 2006 World Philatelic Exhibition. David helped me in my genealogy research, few long lost relatives were ‘met’ thro him. I would have gone … Continue reading

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