Monthly Archives: August 2009

Beijing Chaoyang 朝阳 tennis club in New York

~ . ~ We hosted the Chaoyang Tennis Association 北京朝阳网球协会 from Beijing today at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club. Chaoyang is quasi governmental club, the players’ trip is paid for by the club or the government (not sure if I got … Continue reading

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Poorly disguised Nash joins Beijing pick-up game

This is pretty cute .. Suns guard Steve Nash showed up in disguise at a Beijing pick-up game over the weekend, hoping to shoot some hoops incognito. Unfortunately, he forgot his fake mustache and monocle. Nash is in China for … Continue reading

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My buddy Yizang

Every girl needs a gay friend, here is mine .. his taste .. his recent work, and some of his arts I have been looking disheveled for the past couple of years. The reason was he had a lover. Now … Continue reading

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Hu Na 胡娜 or 胡闹

On the way to meet the Beijing club yesterday, the four of us talked about Chinese tennis players. One of them asked if we still remember Hu Na. So funny. I thought about her too recently. According to this friend … Continue reading

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Why do I have to change my camera ..

~ . ~ The 4th Casio digital camera I purchased is Exilim EX-S5 with 3x optical zoom (picture above, left). I ran into Larry at the US Open who just purchased his Nikon Coolpix S630 (right). His last camera got … Continue reading

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Yizang’s world ..

His works, his arts and his home .. 哥们儿 Buddy, I totally love it .. cook me the dumplings .. can’t wait 🙂

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All you can eat Korean

  All you can eat Korean $10 for lunch ($15 with BBQ of raw meats) at BBQ Village Flushing or Northern BBQ & Sushi Buffet on Northern Blvd at 158 Street in Murray Hill Korean cuisine is similar to Indian … Continue reading

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Tianjin comes to New York

Nainai’s 冰糖肘子 bingtang zhouzi, pork leg/elbow, upper part of a leg of pork simmered with crystal sugar was famous in Beijing. The dish has been presented in New York for a while. Good thing. From time to time, I crave … Continue reading

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Donald Young

I’ve seen him few years ago, in SI. The large picture was taken from above while he was about to strike out a powerful serve. It captured the motion beautifully, as well as the greenish eye color. Really cool. “Please … Continue reading

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The qualifying rounds at US Open 2009

Kai-Chen Chang 張凱貞 in black skirt of Taiwan vs Sharon Fichman, in black top of Canada. Chang was leading 5:1 when we arrived. Then she lost that set in tie break. Second set she was 3:0 when I returned. Quickly … Continue reading

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A Weighty Matter

Daniel Krieger is a 40-year old American teaching English in Osaka. When couple of Japanese female friends inquired about him gaining weight, he denied it. “Are you sure?” she said in Japanese, with a smile. “You look fatter.” “What do … Continue reading

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Larry the carpenter

Not just me who loves carpentry, Larry loves it too and he does it better, many times finer. Half the time we talked about it… 心思思,手痒痒, 蠢蠢欲动

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Li Hongzhang in New York

lhz 3 – LHZ, the Chinese Viceroy, the greatest foreigner and the most powerful ruler that has ever visited the United States, arrived in New-York by the steamship St. Louis yesterday at 2 o’clock P. M. lhz 2 lhz 1

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Zhang Shuai

Zhang Shuai (21 January 1989) is from Tianjin, ranked 6th in China in 2008. She’s playing Irina Buryachok (07/05/1986) of Ukraine on court 17 at 2009 US Open, Qualifying Round on Wednesday August 26, 2009. She had bit trouble closing … Continue reading

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An incestuous affair

The current and last two years’ of t-shirts sporting by Mr. Gorgeous .. 2007’s very striking; 2008’s theme was Roland Garros because they went to the French Open that May. ~ . ~ Day 2 at Tatang’s Memorial Cup 2009 … Continue reading

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Moneymen

According to the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, it takes an average U.S. citizen a shade under four years to earn $100,000. Alex Rodriguez does it in six pitches. New York Yankees Alex Rodriquez watches his off the … Continue reading

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A beach day … in China

The sender suggested it’s Qingdao, Shandong Province but the red umbrellas sport Korean. It’s highly developed, with neat rows up on rows of color/product coded umbrellas. It shows Asians doesn’t really like sun bathing for they prefer the fair skins. … Continue reading

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Tatang’s Memorial Cup 2009

Hosted by Metro Tennis Club of New York, Inc. at Cunningham Park this weekend, $20 per person for both Saturday and Sunday, with breakfast and lunch. It started late due to the rain. The breakfast was coffee and Dunkin’ Donuts … Continue reading

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