Monthly Archives: May 2008

I want to ga gu

Tonight is her school dinner dance night (the gas is at $4.51).  We went to shopping couple of weeks ago, she found a cute dress that fits her perfectly, simply pretty.  My little girl is a young lady now.  It’s pretty lame … Continue reading

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Speak easy

I wished that Golfer speaks Chinese, so do my children. But they don’t. And I’m very exasperated and embarrassed, especially over my children’s refusal. From time to time, some Chinese friends invited us and they’d assure me that ‘don’t worry’ that … Continue reading

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Amazon @ Carnegie Hall

      The tallest girl I’ve seen .. away from sports One of the BBQs over the weekend was cancelled, so when someone offered free tickets (Bachiana Chamber Orchestra, conducted/piano by João Carlos Martins. It cost only $2 in the box … Continue reading

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History

King likes history. He asked me what history course should he take in his sophomore year, World or European. I teased him, how about Chinese history? He replied, “Mom, there isn’t one.” I know, I know. Our school language department … Continue reading

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You go Skipper Wen!

If it takes ten thousand deaths to make the Mandarin to be more humane in public, so the earthquake in Sichuan would be it.  The 1976 quake didn’t do it.  Loosen up Grandpa Wen (this is so uniquely Chinese 🙂 would never ever … Continue reading

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Piano man

Last Friday I thought Golfer went to golf – shows how much a wife knows her hubby .. it turned out he went to shop for a piano.  And asked me what color do I prefer.  Shiny black would be my only objection.  Lee‘s … Continue reading

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From China with Love

   Consul General Peng Keyu was at a small fundraising reception (about 50 people or so, mostly Chinese in finances) last week at Harvard Club, with a pledged donation of US$55k for the quake victims. He took the floor after … Continue reading

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The first rock star in PR China

Long before Teresa Teng (邓丽君), Bill Gates,  Mick Jagger and the Dream Threter, there was Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, the very first rock star in the People’s Republic of China, not just American rock star, he was the most talked about … Continue reading

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Dalai Lama in time of a disaster

Front page news that the saint in orange is losing the support of many of his followers inside Tibet because of the Chinese government’s refusal to strike a deal with him over the territory’s future. How timely when China and … Continue reading

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Don’t Bother With the Hotel Pool

Open water swimming isn’t my cup of tea ever since I switched to free style from breast stroke.  There’s little rock or tiny island off the Repulse Bay in Hong Kong that we used to swim to.  The water in HK is … Continue reading

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Good education but poor manner 有教育没教养

Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot. By Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States ~ . ~ . ~ Chinese has good education but no upbringing. Ok, let me rephrase it, … Continue reading

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Kobe jumps over pool of snakes

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Veniero’s

Veniero’s Pastry 342 E.11th Street @ 1st Av. New York, NY 10044 212.674.7070 web Veniero’s is always busy.  When we got there at 10:30pm, the line is already in place, not as far back as to the door, but it’s … Continue reading

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They annihilated us

Last Tue was Pumpkin’s Spring concert. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #3 was one of three pieces they played. OMG .. was great! In support of all the kids that night, I stayed till the end – Pumpkin’s orchestra was the second … Continue reading

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The west should encourage Muslim to look at China, India ..

Did Kishore Mahbubani develop this idea from me?  🙂 A well written article. And this one was published in the newspaper, not as a letter to the editor.  .. When the 1.2b Muslims seeing China and India prosper, they’ll learn to ask … Continue reading

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Sky before Katrina struck

The following picture was taken from the third story balcony of Saint Stanislaus College located next door to Our Lady of the Gulf church in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi on the morning of August 29th, 2005. This is believed to … Continue reading

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Lastings Milledge

What a name. Mets traded him last season, due to .. he’s too flashy. Too flashy, in NY? Got to be kidding. I think it’s more to do with him not being proven more than high-fiving fans. Michelle Wei hasn’t … Continue reading

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Desperately seeking a dentist

    Luray caverns in Virginia.   Help .. Help ..  prospect .. my past, my present and my future .. oh lord hairy toothy decaying, how many dentists do I need to fix those?  I think I’ll need to start to floss … Continue reading

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