Monthly Archives: September 2008

Take it easy 悠着点

I thought about this one .. very Beijing that you 悠着点儿 you ze dian’er .. = don’t push too hard, relax, take it easy .. 悠着:控制着不使过劲

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Her g/f

Pumpkin’s partner Tiffany is a sophomore who loves to coach, or giving tips. I went down to watch with my camera in hand. Pumpkin told her .. that’s my Mom. Tif waved a hello, said “hi Mom ..” So cute. They … Continue reading

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Docks

Had dinner at Docks on Third at 40th Street. It feel the same as at location on Broadway at 89th Street. The soft shell crabs are pretty good, sauteed. The simple mesclun was good too.  We had raw clam and … Continue reading

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The first debate

John McCain suggested to delay the Friday debate and Obama refused.  My feeling is that McCain is going to lose the debate to Obama who’s more lively and a skilled wordsmith.  Watching the event unfold, I agree that Obama is taking the lead.  … Continue reading

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Final Week at Shea

  Tuesday night Mets beat Chicago’s Cubs 6 to 2. It was an exciting game. Oddly enough, on a glorious day, the stadium wasn’t packed.  I haven’t been to Shea for a while.  Baseball isn’t my thing, way too slow.  … Continue reading

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Jinjiang Fandian 锦江饭店 Hotel

Dong Zhujun 董竹君 (1900-1997) was the founder of Jinjiang Hotel in Shanghai. I went to visit my ancestors’ grave at Wanan Cemetery in 2003. As I was leaving, I passed by Dong’s. She was commonly addressed as Mr. Dong. So … Continue reading

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Brotherly love

Popo had a half brother who’s much younger, about 30 years her junior.  Junior, a typical playboy or afei 阿飞, grew up with Popo’s father in Shanghai and lived off him too.  Eighth Grandpa 八舅爷 was a successful entrepreneur, had factories … Continue reading

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Yeye and Qu Qiubai 瞿秋白

After graduating from Yuying, the British missionary high school in Beijing, Yeye attended the Russian Speciality School, 俄文专科学院 where he was classmate of Qu Qiubai (also Ch’ü Ch’iu-pai, 1899-1935) was Chinese communist leader who was also an important literary figure, … Continue reading

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Tongzi He 筒子河

Zhongshan Gongyuan 中山公园 or Zhongshan Park was named after Sun Zhongshan, although he was better known as Sun Yatsen. The park is a grand example of imperial architecture and classical Chinese landscape gardening, was one of the few places we … Continue reading

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George agrees with me

The Washington Post’s columist George F. Will also thinks that McCain’s clueless about what’s happening on Wall Street. Blaming Cox for what he didn’t do or did right? If anyone thinks Bush’s eight years were detrimental, wait till Nov. What’s Obama’s … Continue reading

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Liberty at MSG

  Last Thursday WNBA New York’s Liberty beat Connecticut’s Sun. The Madison Square Garden got renovated few years back. The last few times we were there were all at the suit or box above. It’s ok place. But thought it … Continue reading

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Milk scandal worries China’s dairy farmers

Kill all the babies, China has more people .. Seriously, shheeshi, what’s matter over there? Before was the Eight Powers, now the Chinese trying to kill themselves with soft weapons. All in the name of making a profit? Haven’t I been … Continue reading

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Rewarding us ..

Quote for the day: Whatever you give a woman, she’s going to multiply. If you give her sperm, she’ll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she’ll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she’ll … Continue reading

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My kids got a raw deal ..

I played good tennis this glorious weekend, despite of my tender right wrist hurt while making my little tables. I know .. I know .. complaining shows character flaw and .. but I’ve been making ado with it and hopefully … Continue reading

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Whom to vote for?

60 Minutes interviewed both candidates.  John McCain looked stiff, like a piece of old furniture and quick to blame the Wall Street executives and SEC, thinks that Andrew Cuomo would be an appropriated replacement of Chris Cox, and that Sarah … Continue reading

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Girls night out

  Lady Di and family have moved back to New York and we began to hang out together regularly. Our hubbies are cousins. That makes us, not quite 妯娌, ok, 表妯娌? JK .. whatever. You hang out with someone regardless … Continue reading

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Hainan Island

A friend has recently visited Hainan Island on the southern tip of China, was surprised by its beauty and laid back manner. “The overall quality of the people are far better than the rest of the country.”   I.e. the metroplis, … Continue reading

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In Land of Captivity, Interest in McCain Is Mixed

Here are some memories of the captors. Not that I don’t trust McCain, but I did wondered what would his former jailers remember. One of them Tran Trong Duyet who claimed “hurt and offended” upon hearing that McCain said her was … Continue reading

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