Monthly Archives: December 2009

Hilarious Colloquial Cantonese狂笑的廣卅口語

Cantonese expressions are just so befitting in their descriptions. It would be such a shame if they were no longer used and forgotten by the next generation. It takes real Cantonese to understand and enjoy!

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Mall is the way to go

My FOB moment. It was 1986, freshly off the boat from Hong Kong. My roommate’s boy friend came visit from Canada and took us shopping for household stuff. Fortunoff was it. It was a weekday during its famous White Sale … Continue reading

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Two China dolls conquered Dubai

.. .. With their qipaos. My new cyberspace friend Lady Qipao (in pink on the right in this picture) has followed her husband to Dubai, set home there and started an online business: selling qipao and suits. I’ve never been … Continue reading

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Absolutely American

What our troops do to amuse themselves .. some cute pictures. If those little amustments could keep our troops happy, so be it and do more. They’re humans and earned it. Absolutely American. Merry Christmas All!!!

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Yizang’s new home

Shanghai is hot. So red hot that Obama spent a day there .. People like to joke that to non Chinese – a.k.a. foreigners, Shanghai is China but to Chinese, Shanghai is the foreign land. Apparently Yizang couldn’t resist the … Continue reading

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East Manor Restaurant

46-45 Kissena Blvd. Flushing, NY 11355 (718) 888-8998 It was closed by the New York City Health Department recently and was opened soon after. I passed it by on Thursday 12/17, it was business as usual. This is the venue … Continue reading

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Kidman

Kid you not, I’m the only woman who’s obsessed with boobs. Was I born that way or am I being Americanized? I like Nicole Kidman and thought her Chanel #5 commercial was classic (below). I really have tough time to … Continue reading

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Agent or No Agent?

When selling your home, do you employ an agent or DIY – do it yourself? I guess this isn’t watershed – you do what you feel like, at the moment. The other day I saw a report indicating that one … Continue reading

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Pumpkin vermicelli

I recently found this pumpkin vermicelli at the local grocer in Flushing. We love it: regular cooking, in soup or with hot pot. It cooks quickly. The small individual packs are handy, no messy break ups. Bawang Hua is from … Continue reading

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Blind Faith

Winter wonderland ~ A pair lonely ghosts chairs A pot head A bird cage house and A birdy Jacuzzi bath ~ ~ The first snow storm of the season assaulted us last Saturday, the day we had our tennis annual … Continue reading

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China defends case against Briton facing execution

Beijing, China (CNN) — China defended its handling of a death penalty case against a British man convicted of trafficking heroin, in the midst of pressure from the British government for clemency. .. Akmal Shaikh, 53, was convicted for carrying … Continue reading

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Katie Couric vs. Diane Sawyer: Who Will Be The Ratings Winner?

Katie Couric vs. Diane Sawyer: Who Will Be The Ratings Winner? Diane Sawyer of course. Couric isn’t sophisticated enough – can’t stand her smile with all that gum ..

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Johann Pachelbel – Canon in D

Spotted this one from cousin Debbi on FaceBook .. one of my favored pieces. Both my kids played it; very whimsical. This one is played by London Symphony Orchestra, -> Plays Great Classics.

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Make up or make believe?

The other day I went to Sephora for some lotion and cream. It’s slow and one of the girls came over, offered to show me some make up stuff. I had few minutes to kill so I allowed it. Man, … Continue reading

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From 96.3 to 105.9

“That was the ‘Mother Goose’ Suite, music by Maurice Ravel” — slight lift and pause here — “performed by the New York Philharmonic.” The cadence was cultured, the subject matter refined. But that gravelly baritone sounded oddly out of place. … Continue reading

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Useful Info

USTA Metro League’s Useful Info: General league info NTRP Guidebook and color coded general guideline Rules Pay for matches Scores & results Club Directions Grievance procedures Refund policy Check roster/registrations match schedule scorecards recording scores Check on your team payments … Continue reading

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Call Senator Schumer

Dear members, Attached below is about discrimination of employment-based green cards for Chinese nationality. I hope all of us can support the change of this law. David Y. Zhang MD, PhD President, Association of Chinese American Physicians. www.acapoline.org It was … Continue reading

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Long Island mixed doubles 7.0 schedule

My Long Island 2010 mixed doubles 7.0 match schedule #1 at Kings Park2 TBA (supposed to be Nov 7 but never confirmed) #2 at World Gym, Setauket, Oct 22, 2009 – 1:2 #3 home vs Blue Point Sunday 12/13 7:30-9:30pm … Continue reading

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