Monthly Archives: July 2007

Alive in the bitter sea 苦海无边

What do I have to do to live a trouble-free life?  Got a flat tire at Home Depot Expo.  Trust me, if weren’t for the bad back, and the French manicure, I’d have done it myself.  The desperate housefrau not … Continue reading

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My very first orchid

She is very pretty, looks like very high maintenance.  I have no choice but go for it.  Too lovely to pass.  I’ll try my best to please her, :)). .. She didn’t last very long. Wrong pot. .. It died when … Continue reading

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There you go ..

Work is for People who don’t Play Tennis. How right and .. WTG .. This cute button was at the USTA office.  Had a chance to chat with the lady who runs the summer camp, b/c Pumpkin wanted to quit … Continue reading

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Bamboo

This one looks easy to take care of.

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Vanity plates

  . I find vanity plates tacky, even some appear to be cute and unique … you be the judge ..  I took them indiscriminately, as soon as I saw it.

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Burgers

  Hamburgers (and French fries) are American institution, burned into their DNA, can’t live without it.  More than often, kids would order burgers.  Isn’t gyros good enough?  And are the restaurants’ or diners’ burgers better and healthier than the McDs?  … Continue reading

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Taking back my back

The moment before I entered Dr. Yen’s office, saw those two ladies chatting .. they’re old, but still have their back straight. Suddenly, my back was gone. After a day of suffering, I actually managed to walk to the car … Continue reading

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No backbone

Has a hectic yesterday, didn’t serve dinner till 8:25, even without tennis.  Kind of weird, :).  Andy called for tennis as soon as my last bit was down the tube, ok, ok … as I was trying to sort out which direction … Continue reading

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张学良枣庄持股42载

今年7月,定居香港的张学良侄女张闾蘅收到一份来自山东枣庄的意外礼物——张学良当年在中兴煤矿股份有限公司的股票影印件。 Continue reading

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Summer Instrumental Music Concert

      King’s jazz band led off the Summer Instrumental Music Concert in the high school’s auditorium, performing Hawaii Five-O, What A Wonderful World, Volcano, Hernado’s Hideaway fm ‘The Pajama Game’, I Got You, Crocodile Rock and Soul Man.  The … Continue reading

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Potato salad

Princess helped making this potato salad.  As we were doing it, she questioned couple of times, ‘Mom, are you sure you know how to make potato salad? ..  .. It’s .. American ..’  Auuuuch, lol.  Ya, pumpkinpie, I certainly do.  If it … Continue reading

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ATA tourney

This year ATA is held in NY.  Kids around country are competing in the big Apple, in their appropriated age groups.  The little cutie from DC told me that she’s already lost, came with her family.  It’ll be a great experience … Continue reading

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Zargat in the Korean store

I’ve eaten here plenty of times.  Spicy, convenient and clean.  An elderly and stoic couple runs the shop with a cheerful Mexican dishwasher.  I have never seen the man smile.  The lady is the same, with a sour face.  Sorry … Continue reading

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NYC Parks

Irene L is the one who got me started to play in the city parks.  It’s more expensive than our home courts, $100 vs $35 annually, hard court vs har-tru.  Many times, the courts can be messy.  But I enjoy it, … Continue reading

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Little woman

Little Princess took a week off, and started her camp for two more weeks at the USTA.  Only 3 hours a day.  She got bit excited, anxious.  Playing in the shadow of the Center Court at Flushing Meadow is an … Continue reading

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Adam and Eve

I believe that a successful relationship requires two parties’ effort, and tend to view a person with a spouse (heterosexual or gay/lesbian) or long term partner more favorable than a singleton.  It is often heard when someone is trying to match making, would make such common … Continue reading

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Baifen 打百分

Baifen – 100 point – is a card game similar to bridge, but simpler.  Before I attended the very first Renda gathering – my only purpose for going, I told Xiao Ping that I’ll find some enthusiasts there.  Happily to … Continue reading

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Altruism

I’ve heard it many times over that parents’ love is the only unconditional love out there.  The least quid pro quo?   Hmmmm … for a fact, I knew in the past parents were expected to be taken care by their sons 养儿防老.  Our … Continue reading

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