Monthly Archives: February 2009

The camera terrorist

I’m always being unfairly targeted. With my kids, I always have to be conscious, not to take picture of .. .. the parking lot (Mom … it’s parking lot for pete’s sake!! BUT I see no cars at all except..) … Continue reading

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Citi Field .. Caesars Club

The ticket to CitiField .. it has finally opened, not for the Mets game but St. Johns, a college game. Padding down at the gate upon entry .. The parking lots and the highways .. 🙂 The surrounding area of … Continue reading

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Amazing ‘new’ band. Check this out

If you’re as old as Mommy Irene and from Beijing or China, you ought to know this melody – International. Nostalgia aside, it sounds so raw and amateur, even amusical Irene can tell. China needs few decades to truly catch … Continue reading

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The Citi Field

CitiField .. it has finally opened, not for the Mets game but St. Johns, a college game. . . The ticket to the CitiField. Today we went without kids to the CitiField and thought we would stay together with the … Continue reading

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Education chief favors longer school year

Everyone who’s someone in Washington nowadays is from Chicago. I wonder why 🙂 Arne Duncan was former chief of Chicago Public Schools who favors longer school days. But Duncan said American students are “at a competitive disadvantage” because the United … Continue reading

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Hilton Head 2009

This time we stayed at Island Links (7630) 1 Coggins Point Road Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 www.rebamanagement.com 843/681-3582 It’s in Port Royal Plantation. So the beach access is thro Westin and tennis and golf is from Port Royal Golf … Continue reading

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Scenic drive in Hunan, China

A scenic drive: Twist 99 – Mount "Tian Men" (Mount Door of Heaven), "Hu Nan" Province (Province "Lake South").

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Errrr .. the marriage 婚姻篇

(博君一笑) 以前提到結婚,想到「天長地久」; 現在提到結婚,想到「能撐多久 」。 當初會結婚,說是「看上眼」; 後來會離婚,說是「看走眼」。 婚前,愛情是神話; 婚後,愛情是笑話。 男人花錢,是為了令女人高興; 女人花錢,是因為男人令她不高 興。 嫁入「豪門」,要懂得理財; 嫁入「寒門」,要懂得生財。 以前的人,視婚姻生活為「一輩子」; 現代的人,視婚姻生活為 「一陣子」。 婚前,男人在餐廳等女人; 婚後,女人在客廳等男人。 婚前,男人經常找女人「討論」; 婚後,男人只告訴女人「結論」。 婚前,男人對她悄悄講話; 婚後,男人對她大聲講話。 戀愛時,情話綿綿; 結婚後,謊話連連。 戀愛時的男人,喜歡「毛手毛腳」; 結婚後的男人,變成「沒手沒腳 」。 婚前,情侶做什麼都是「浪漫」; 婚後,夫妻做什麼都是「浪費」。 想結婚,是自己已能獨立; 想離婚,是子女已獨立。 婚前的男人,大都很幽默; 婚後的男人,大都很沉默。 女人的記性,吵架時最好; 男人的耐性,結婚後最差。 戀愛時,一見面就「親嘴」; 結婚後,一見面就「鬥嘴」。 婚前,男人常給女人「空白支票」; 婚後,男人常給女人「空頭支票 」。 … Continue reading

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Low

How low is low and refers to what? In Alaska, the locals call the continental US as the Low 48, I assumed that it refers to the longitude but don’t know the 48 excludes Hawaii or Porto Rico. In the … Continue reading

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

This 1994 best seller (for 216 weeks following its debut! John Berendt’s first) was soon made into movie by Clint Eastwood in 1997, staring John Cusack as the journalist John Kelso, and Kevin Spacey as the art dealer, Jim Williams … Continue reading

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Independent Women Enjoy Better Marriage

Beijing Review‘s interview of Guo Jianmei, a public interest lawyer for about 15 years who founded the Peking University’s Center for Women’s Law and Legal Services, China’s first NGO specializing in legal aid for women’s rights protection. I couldn’t think … Continue reading

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Beijing Review

Beijing Review is now China’s only English news weekly magazine published in China and distributed throughout the world. A reporter of it’s North America Bureau who’s stationed in New York sent out the following survey: … … 1. How long … Continue reading

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They’re horrible

The sculptures of a rat and a rabbit head are part of an art collection from the estate of French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent that were being auciton off by Christie’s in Paris. … … China condemned Christie’s auction … Continue reading

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The Three Stages Of A Man’s Life

hmmm .. Any questions? Sorry I don’t have answers 🙂

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The ‘new’ Gold Rush, the new Deadwood

For the first dozen years, I would buy a little gold animal charm at around Chinese New Year for my kids; now they each have a complete collection of the 12 animals that symbolize the zodiac cycle. I do occasionally … Continue reading

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20 foods you should eat 20种排毒功能最强食物

1.地瓜 Sweet Potato 地瓜所含的纤维质松软易消化,可促进肠胃蠕动,有助排便。最棒的吃法是烤地瓜,而且连皮一起烤、一起吃掉,味道爽口甜美。 2.绿豆 Mung Beans 绿豆具清热解毒、除湿利尿、消暑解渴的功效,多喝绿豆汤有利于排毒、消肿,不过煮的时间不宜过长,以免有机酸、维持生活素受到破坏而降低作用。 3.燕麦 Oats 燕麦能滑肠通便,促使粪便体积变大、水分增加,配合纤维促进肠胃蠕动,发挥通便排毒的作用。将蒸熟的燕麦打成汁当作饮料来喝是不错的选择,搅打时也可加入其他食材,如苹果、葡萄乾,营养又能促进排便! 4.薏仁 Job”stears 薏仁可促进体内血液循环、水分代谢,发挥利尿消肿的效果,有助于改善水肿型肥胖。薏仁水是不错的排毒方法,直接将薏仁用开水煮烂后,适个人口味添加少许的糖,是肌肤美白的天然保养品。 5.小米 Millet 小米不含麸质,不会刺激肠道壁,是属于比较温和的纤维质,容易被消化,因此适合搭配排毒餐食用。小米粥很适合排毒,有清热利尿的功效,营养丰富,也有助于美白。 6.糙米 Brown Rice 糙米就是全米,保留米糠,有丰富的纤维,具吸水、吸脂作用及相当的饱足感,能整肠利便,有助于排毒。每天早餐一碗吃糙米粥或来一杯糙米豆浆是不错的排毒方法。 7.红豆 Small Red Beans 可增加肠胃蠕动,减少便秘,促进排尿。可在睡前将红豆用电饭煲炖煮浸泡一段时间,隔天将无糖的红豆汤水当开水喝,能有效促进排毒。 8.胡萝卜 Carrot 胡萝卜对改善便秘很有帮助,也富含β-胡萝卜素,可中和毒素。新鲜的胡萝卜排毒效果比较好,因为它能清热解毒,润肠通便,打成汁再加上蜂蜜、柠檬汁,既好喝又解渴,也有利排毒。 9.山药 Yam 山药可整顿消化系统,减少皮下脂肪沈积,避免肥胖,而且增加免疫功能。以生食排毒效果最好,可将去皮白山药和菠萝切小块,一起打成汁饮用,有健胃整肠的功能。 10.牛蒡 Lappa 牛蒡可促进血液循环、新陈代谢,并有调整肠道功能的效果,所含的膳食纤维可以保有水分、软化粪便,有助排毒、消除便秘。可做成牛蒡茶随时饮用,长期服用。 11.芦笋 Asparagus 芦笋含多种营养素,所含的天门冬素与钾有利尿作用,能排除体内多余的水分,有利排毒。绿芦荀的荀尖富含维持生活素A,料理时可将尖端微露水面,能保存最多营养素滋味又好。 12.洋葱 Onion … Continue reading

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Obama in Canada Finds World’s Best Financial System

Bloomberg report by David Scanlan, Theophilos Argitis and Sean B. Pasternak. David Denison, who oversees investments for Canada’s pensions, says his country’s banks are the best in the world right now and Barack Obama, like so many money managers from … Continue reading

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Soft white underbelly 清蒸牛腩

清蒸牛腩 beef’s soft belly meat or soft white underbelly :). Never thought 牛腩 could be 清蒸 qingzheng = steamed in clear soup (usually without soy sauce) and could be a banquet dish 极品轩. 商業周刊/alive優生活/五月號 (144期) 祕食, 林書煒 極品軒 【清蒸牛腩】 「每條牛腩上都可清楚看到筋絡及雪花,一放到口中就化掉,油花配上嫩肉,口感有不同層次,在簡單中可見功夫。」這是電視節目主持人林書煒對於江浙餐廳「極品軒」裡「清蒸牛腩」(每份售價四百六十八元)的形容,畫面感十足,令人垂涎。 … Continue reading

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