Monthly Archives: July 2010

The garden Frank built

This white gazebo to the left looks/feels brand new ….. a little frog .. 井底之蛙* .. sounds like me ~ A beautiful garden in Baunatal, a town in the district of Kassel in Germany – ok, if you must know, … Continue reading

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See something, say something

Three cop’s cars and swamp of state troopers . I took the MegaBus to DC from Penn Station (from 31st Street between 6th and 7th Avenue) for $20. Perhaps the lord mercy me: I found the bus just in time … Continue reading

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Gustav Johannes Berg

Gustav Berg (June 2, 1883 Hamburg – June 26, 1963 Hamburg) Gustav attended the Training College for Teachers in Hamburg from April 1, 1901 to Feb 18, 1904. At that time, the aspiring teachers needed to obtain the certificate that … Continue reading

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In passing

In a span of a single month I’ve lost two dears: a friend of my Mom Aunt Wang who’s 87 and grant aunt Lily who’s 3 months shy of 96. Aunt Wang died of 呼吸衰竭 weak respire (?) and GA … Continue reading

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Kiesow 肖德华

July 20, 2010 at Renate’s office Kiesow’s born to a Chinese Mom and a German Dad. He’s the youngest of nearly a dozen sibling. I met him in the early 80s. At the time, he was the sole representative of … Continue reading

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A journal man

On the path to the Phuktal monastery, at 4,000 m, Zanskar There is no way to happiness HAPPINESS is the way The Buddha This is kind of trip Nobert likes to take. And he took this exact path on this … Continue reading

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Vélodrome d’hiver

Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup is the historical event Sarah’s Key is based on – one of my book club’s reads. We visited the site briefly last week while in Paris. The buildings and the elevated tube or subway are overwhelming for … Continue reading

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A castle in Kassel

Something special. Little things that impress me, please me or move me . . Renate’s parents moved to this house after she left town. Her Dad, a very distinguished looking banker lived here till his death. She told me that … Continue reading

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The Roland Garros

I visited Roland Garros yesterday: guided tour/museum only but no play :(. Oh Paris, do I miss tennis (and swimming). It seems only the US Open is open to the mass since Wimbledon is a private club (not sure about … Continue reading

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Poor me

I hate to brag but I’m just wondering why do I always have the good fortune to be in the right place at the right time. Language: Mandarin is my native tongue and the official language spoken (or required) by … Continue reading

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In a Paris cafe

Its way of life, get use to it. The little birdy is hungry too and she’s being assertive! I had a great pleasure to visit their BnF – Bibliothèque nationale de France. Although the national library charges its patrons – … Continue reading

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Rodin and van Gogh

Spain defeats Germany 1-0, advances to its first World Cup final on Sunday against the Netherlands. They couldn’t do it but is glad someone else beat Germany. Spanish flags were sold on the streets of Paris and the cafes were … Continue reading

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Becoming a Parisian

Olivier Giraud claimed his show is the only one man show How to become parisian in one hour? at Théatre de la main d’or in Paris and he intends to take it to UK, US and maybe world wide. Good … Continue reading

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Louvre in Beijing?

Well, never hurt to have a wish dream, even on paper only, 🙂 It will cost you a few Euro (as vs the Brit’s freebees ..).. and forget about the newly (well, not that new! ….. but I’m sure it’s … Continue reading

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Speaking English, will you please

Landed in Heathrow and found London was actually basking in sunshine under a clear blue sky. Something for a change. London has changed a lot. Corny but true. The weather is just getting lucky. First thing first, turn on the … Continue reading

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To qulify for W

The qualifying rounds at Wimbledon We are having fun waiting on line on the shaded Queue: listening to Serena battling the lovely Maria on the speakers that lined the way. Man, their combined grunts rocked the world. Serena won the … Continue reading

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Makeshift music

Makeshift music by McDonald’s at Swiss Center by Leicester Square in London

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Beijing naked

Wow … 北京裸体自行车赛,七月三号,希望在北京的JL能参加…并照些照片.谢谢 Will their bodies painted too? Yes Lee, please join them, or at least take some pictures!!! And be sure fly home on TPA – Terrorist-Proof Airlines. It will speed up your airport screen time. Update: guess no … Continue reading

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