Monthly Archives: January 2009

Fresh Start for a New Year

By MARK BITTMAN, NYTimes PERHAPS, like me, you have this romantic notion of shopping daily — maybe even a mental vision of yourself making the rounds, wicker basket in hand, of your little Shropshire or Provençal or Tuscan village. The … Continue reading

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The 11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating

Nutritionist and author Jonny Bowden has created several lists of healthful foods people should be eating but aren’t. But some of his favorites, like purslane, guava and goji berries, aren’t always available at regular grocery stores. I asked Dr. Bowden, … Continue reading

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Ah Rhee Soo 阿里水

This Korean and Japanese restaurant in the Queens Crossing (Main Street and 38th Avenue) is pretty good. The waiting staff was attentive. It has a separate bar by the entrance over looking the municipal parking lot. When it gets busy, … Continue reading

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Piano Man

While looking for a piano tuner for the up coming party this weekend, learn thing or two about the profession of piano tuning. A guide called PTG, Piano Technician Guild that lists all the members. There are category I which … Continue reading

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Citi lets Morgan have bigger pie

Citigroup Inc. (C) will merge with Morgan Stanley (MS), give MS 51% majority stake in the Smith Barney brokerage. Mets has began selling the tickets for the up coming season in the new stadium Citi Field. Wondering by the opening … Continue reading

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Reconsidering Plaxico Burress

The Giants lost its first play off game. It won only 1 game out of 6 since Plaxico shot himself in the leg. It’s noble to set a strict rule or example, but I thought the quick decision made by … Continue reading

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Taken

Somehow I saw this movie Taken starring Liam Neeson few weeks ago on DVD. Then yesterday as I was watching in angst how my little beloved Giants losing to that fat not so beloved coach (I’m sure he’s bit more … Continue reading

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The number game

Back in the Mao’s days in China, number is just the numerical representation in 10 different forms. We never thought of favoring a particular digit. Well, I sort of had my little own, like 3 or 5 for no obvious … Continue reading

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Pink Floyd – Us And Them

Beautiful piano play toward the middle .. pretty music .. can’t beat the Pastoral – Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (just played) .. but it’s different ..

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Business and guanxi 关系

Jan. 9 (Bloomberg ) — Morgan Stanley is in advanced talks with Citigroup Inc. to form a joint venture that would combine the brokerage units of both banks and give Morgan Stanley a 51 percent stake, said a person familiar … Continue reading

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Anita Mui 梅艷芳: 似水流年 Years Flowing Like Water

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Yamaguchi Momoe 山口百惠 vs Anita Mui 梅艷芳: 孤身走我路

Wow .. haven’t heard of her, 山口百惠 Yamaguchi Momoe for such long time. I like 梅艷芳 Anita Mui too

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Warner Brothers n Fox over Watchmen

Warner Brothers and Fox is fighting over the right of a comic book called the Watchmen – around my house .. Golfer reads .. – who owns the rights and profits on a potential movie. A very good read.

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Africa

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Pink Floyd- Pigs On The Wing (Part 1 and 2) Video

Beautiful music .. Pink Floyd’s Animal Think about the recent events in the world, especially financial world .. dog = pray pig = eating non stop, corp greed sheep = follower with eyes closed Doesn’t it resonate with .. .. … Continue reading

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Larry Flynt :-) strikes again

This is great .. Mr. Flynt and goes to Washington, (ok, only Joe Francis will go to Washington) seeking $5 billion dollar bailout for pornography industry. He assures the public that the Americans can live without cars but can’t live … Continue reading

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Yellow River piano concerto 黄河协奏曲

2016 in XiAn 2010 in Hong Kong This maybe a better one: Lang Lang plays Yellow River piano concerto, 4th movement at the one-year count down to the Beijing Olympics.

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Katie Flynn

Drunk driving kills more than 13,000 Americans a year – that’s one every 39 minutes. Authorities call it an epidemic. They say that despite all the publicity, all the education campaigns, and all the advertising over the past decade, the … Continue reading

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