Monthly Archives: January 2009

The Pianist

  My piano man ..

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Avra Estiatorio

  Avra Estiatorio 141 East 48th Street New York, NY 10017 Cross Street: Between 3rd Ave. and Lexington (212) 759-8550 A nice Greek restaurant in midtown. I’m wondering if this was the one that Jamie Dimon was dining with his … Continue reading

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Trattoria Trecolori

  We couldn’t get a table at Carmine’s so we tried Trattoria Trecolori, which is a great alternative. I really enjoyed the place, down to earth, and food/service is excellent. The waiter Mark Johnson made my children laugh. I like … Continue reading

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Vanderbilt YMCA

  Passing by this Y (224 E 47th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Ave), I couldn’t help but to go in. King went in with me. I used to swim there, pre-King era. Now he’s taller, much taller than I’m … Continue reading

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A Perfect Crime

  This off-Broadway show Perfect Crime at the Snapple Theater isn’t a perfect play to go to, but I enjoyed its music :), and the foyer is nice. Jewtopia is a much more likable (relate-able) off-Broadway play. On the way … Continue reading

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Now Hip-Hop, Too, Is Made in China

Is that so? Few years ago, a friend asked me if I’d like to go to a rock n roll concert in the city, by a Chinese rocker Cao or so .. don’t remember his name. Actually I never know … Continue reading

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About the crash ..

According to right wing diehards that the US Airways 1549 plane crash in New York was no accident .. .. Can Grandpa Wen help to catch the crook? I’m sick and tired of the long lines at the airport .. … Continue reading

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What were you doing on 9/11?

I was at work at Albert Einstein’s Biochemistry Department in Bronx. Golfer called me to say that they heard a loud thump and a plane has hit the WTC. I went on CNN.com and saw a little hole on the … Continue reading

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The petty Chinese

Chinese New Year is fast approaching. I thought of the black tie party we used to have with the town next to us, celebrating Chinese New Year together. It started in 1997. Around end of Jan or early Feb is … Continue reading

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The Niu Year Party ..

I took this one for the Renda team, went to the high school party – the elite Chinese universities – last Saturday. It was some experience. Rows of chairs were on either end of the rectangle room. People began to … Continue reading

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USTA makeover

The make over of the USTA is very nice, and I couldn’t resist. My right wrist is very tender, not sure from what. I began using my left hand to start the engine (car), no kidding, it hurts that much. … Continue reading

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Al Oerter Recreation Center in Flushing

The new Al Oerter rec center in Flushing, next to the pool.  

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The inauguration

The best part of the inauguration is the music arranged by John William (or composed? didn’t catch it .. sorry for my poor English ..) and played by Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, .. so cold how could the instruments function … Continue reading

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New York, Noo Yawk

After Splash, Nerves, Heroics and Comedy. US Airways Flight 1549 captives us for couple of days. Capt. Chesley B. Sullenberger III is the hero, and the Dad seemed less charitable. It’s bewildering to know that we sent men to the … Continue reading

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A County in China Sees Its Fortunes in Tea Leaves Until a Bubble Bursts

An interesting read. I have some Pu’er Tea from Yunnan, given to me by friends. I’m a tea drinker. Before my children started attending weekend Chinese school, I had few friends from China. Since I don’t visit China often, so … Continue reading

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Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick are everywhere recently, mainly due to grandfatherly grifter Bernie Madoff, Money Mistakes: Kevin Bacon and his wife, Kyra Sedgwick, lost big in the Bernie Madoff scandal. While a representative for the couple confirms only that … Continue reading

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Safety measure

This becomes effective January 1, 2009, in ALL states. The national Highway Safety Council has done extensive testing on a newly designed seat belt. Results show that accidents can be reduced by as much as 45% when the belt is … Continue reading

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AdultVest

Former hedge fund specialist Francis Koenig founded this in 2005 as an institutional investment company focusing on porn industry. And it’s up 50% this year, Tom Johansmeyer claimed in The Atlantic. What’s your return Larry Flynt would have asked.

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