Daily Archives: November 1, 2008

Yundi Li plays Chopin polonaise, Op.22

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Couple of freebies

I just got these from Micro Center. Gosh, the USB stick has 8GB! The SD flash card I use in my camera is 2GB also, that I bought 2 years ago in Seattle – why this form of storage has … Continue reading

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Common Chinese Knowledge-中國人不可不知道的知識

【十二生肖】 〖中國〗子鼠、丑牛、寅虎、卯兔、辰龍、巳蛇、午馬、未羊、申猴、酉雞、戌狗、亥豬 〖埃及〗牝牛、山羊、獅子、驢、蟹、蛇犬、貓、鱷、紅鶴、猿、鷹 〖法國〗摩羯、寶瓶、雙魚、白羊、金牛、雙子、巨蟹、獅子、室女、天秤、天蠍、人馬 〖印度〗招杜羅神的鼠、毗羯羅神的牛、宮毗羅神的獅、伐折羅神的兔、迷立羅神的龍、安底羅神的蛇、安彌羅神的馬、珊底羅神的羊、因達羅神的猴、波夷羅神的金翅鳥、摩虎羅神的狗、和真達羅神的豬, 【年齡稱謂】 襁褓:未滿周歲的嬰兒 孩提:指2―3歲的兒童 垂髫:指幼年兒童(又叫”總角”) 豆蔻:指女子十三歲 及笄:指女子十五歲 加冠:指男子二十歲(又”弱冠”) 而立之年:指三十歲 不惑之年:指四十歲 知命之年:指五十歲(又”知天命”、”半百”) 花甲之年:指六十歲 古稀之年:指七十歲 耄耋之年:指八、九十歲 期頤之年:一百歲 【古代主要節日】 元日:正月初一,一年開始。 人日:正月初七,主小孩。 上元:正月十五,張燈為戲,又叫”燈節” 社日:春分前後,祭祀祈禱農事。 寒食:清明前兩日,禁火三日(吳子胥) 清明:四月初,掃墓、祭祀。 端午:五月初五,吃粽子,劃龍(屈原) 七夕:七月初七,婦女乞巧(牛郎織女) 中元:七月十五,祭祀鬼神,又叫”鬼節” 中秋:八月十五,賞月,思鄉 重陽:九月初九,登高,插茱萸免災 冬至:又叫”至日”,節氣的起點。 臘日:臘月初八,喝”臘八粥” 除夕:一年的最後一天的晚上,初舊迎新 【婚姻周年】第1年§紙婚、第2年§棉婚、第3年§皮革婚、第4年§水果婚、第5年§木婚、第6年§鐵婚、第7年§銅婚、第8年§陶婚、第9年§柳婚、第10年§鋁婚、第11年§鋼婚、第12年§絲婚、第13年§絲帶婚、第14年§象牙婚、第15年§水晶婚、第20年§瓷婚、第25年§銀婚、第30年§珍珠婚、第35年§珊瑚婚、第40年§紅寶石婚、第45年§藍寶石婚、第50年§金婚、第55年§綠寶石婚、第60年§鑽石婚、第70年§白金婚 【科舉職官】〖鄉試〗:錄取者稱為”舉人”,第一名稱為”解元”、〖會試〗:錄取者稱為”貢生”,第一名稱為”會元 “、〖殿試〗:錄取者稱為”進士”,第一名稱為”狀元”,第二名為”榜眼”,第三名為”探花” 【四書】《論語》、《中庸》、《大學》、《孟子》 【五經】《詩經》、《尚書》、《禮記》、《易經》、《春秋》 【八股文】破題、承題、起講、入手、起股、中股、後股、束股 … Continue reading

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A man’s place

A husband’s proper place, 🙂 I’ve heard few men refer to their wives as the ‘boss’. .. good dog, sit here .. 🙂 The chairs in front of this store next to M & J Trimming on 6th Ave do … Continue reading

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The girls and my pen

Hooray! I got my pen back. Thanks girls .. My BFF? Nay, that’s too cheeesssy. Pretty girls .. .. hmmmmm maybe I can sell their pic on eBay, my next month’s rent would be taken care of, 🙂 I was … Continue reading

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Woo Chon 牛村

Woo Chon 10 W 36th Street @ 6/5th Ave (closer to 5th) New York, NY 10018 (212) 695-0676  The Korean bbq looks good, and they open late. I like their cozy atmosphere.  The restaurant opened in 1981. Parking starts 7pm, or garage … Continue reading

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Brooke Astor

The grand dame of New York Brooke Astor’s 14-room co-op at 778 Park Ave is on sale at a discount, from $46m to USD34m – finally priced right? .. Anyway, I enjoyed her autobiography, Footprints. She lived in China for … Continue reading

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It’s qipao 旗袍 .. not cheongsam 长衫

Qipao is body-hugging one-piece Chinese dress for women. I simply l-o-v-e it. Nicole Kidman in a fashionable qipao (旗袍 Wade-Giles ch’i-p’ao) with chrysanthemum print in the movie Australia on the Times caught my eyes. I love qipao, simple and elegant, … Continue reading

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Images of China win new photo award

  China in pictures. The inaugural Prix Pictet photography award has been won by Canadian Benoit Aquin for his series of images depicting desertification in China entitled “The Chinese Dust Bowl”.The dusty weather in the spring in Beijing is hard … Continue reading

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