Monthly Archives: December 2010

Xie Xide 谢希德

Hong Kong, April 2nd, 1983 She came to Hong Kong and one of her former student and a friend of mine acted as the host .. .. After dinner, the student agreed to finance her son’s education in the USA. … Continue reading

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Top Test Scores From Shanghai Stun Educators

With China’s debut in international standardized testing, students in Shanghai have surprised experts by outscoring their counterparts in dozens of other countries, in reading as well as in math and science, according to the results of a respected exam. American … Continue reading

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Dumplings and noodles

Pumpkin loves dumplings and she loves making them too. She started out making huntun 馄饨 – the Chinese ravioli and once she discovered dumplings, she no longer wants the huntun. All her doing here .. minced pork shrimps fried eggs … Continue reading

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USTA National Open Indoor Championships

Assume .. One of my partners asked me if I’d like to play mixed in a tourney in Dec. I said fine. Well, I assumed it’s a regular tourney where few friends get together battling each other out. As it … Continue reading

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Biluochun 碧螺春

Xiaoyi and Xiaoyi Fu had given me few boxes of Biluochun tea when I went to visit them in 2003. Those are great green tea. On an impulse I went to visit Auntie Spalding with Lin. It was a weekend … Continue reading

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Liu Shengmu’s house

My great grandfather‘s last home at Weihai Lu 590 Lane 威海路 590 弄. Before I left for Shanghai – City Above Sea, I only had Uncle Shanling and Grandaunt Ginger to meet. But once I landed in Shanghai, and after … Continue reading

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Budget-Cutting Colleges Bid Some Languages Adieu

NY Times .. One reason is a surge of interest in languages like Arabic and Spanish, which is thriving on campus in response to the nation’s growing Latino population. China’s rising importance has prompted more college programs in Mandarin, and … Continue reading

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Meet the Fockers

I met my relatives at 上海的得和茶馆 (more pics on FB) on Friday, Sept 17. Ms. Song Luxia 宋露霞 女士 came too who graciously autographed her books for me. She wrote many books on Shanghai’s who’s who (old timers) and is … Continue reading

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First snow storm of the season

Happy happy holiday .. The Buddha has it up to the neck .. . winter wonderland .. Life is tough ..

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Forehand ..

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First snow of the season!

Group of nuts converged at the Bay Terrace and had great time. Well, we won 2:1 .. that helped too. It’s just like this one in this past Feb big snow storm held traffics to a crawl but it won’t … Continue reading

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No, you can’t read

While living Aunt Spalding, I found many restrictions which would become detrimental. Chairman Mao championed Three-Good Student (sanhao, 三好学生 思想品德好、学习好、身体好) since 1953. The model students should excel at moral character, learning and health. Each class at school would elect a couple usually a … Continue reading

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Looking for the yolk, in the garbage can: file 21714

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Renda Fu 高中六班

Beijing Renda Fulzhong 人大附中, high school 1980: 从最上面一排开始往下走 (都是左起): 崔岳、曾宥、王镇、赵京、张谦、刘景山、王燕生、顾大宾、刘延军 刘强、高朔、郭伟、商广文、秦强、顾维明、康励、兰志俊、杨正浩、郑宏伟、黄维敏 赵寅、高凡、何冰、吕明玉、武晔、张小莉、高艳丽、龚新培、王一佳、周昕、蔡京繁、陈实 陈宝华、霍明红、魏薇、尹一黎、沈维军(王老师:政治;张逸云:班主任、解析几何;贾宝清:代数;王老师:语文;赵老师:化学;王老师:俄语;王老师:生物;李老师:几何) (front row) 吴红、黄鹂、史海英、毕波、阚小丽、刘小莉、陈伟秋、陈虹、张燕燕、雷育红、王美珍、刘伟 .     If I remembered it right, we started high school or 4th grade after the additional six months. Then for the last … Continue reading

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Feast of the Seven Fishes

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate!!! The best Christmas gift ever .. beautiful, precious, exquisite, .. okay .. I’m running out of adjective. Julie and Joe‘s bundle of joy!! Congratulations!! 4 weeks old Kate.. her baby shower I meant to … Continue reading

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Working hard on Christmas Eve

it appears u just missed an overhead…work harder, haha! good thing u made the video as i can see 2 other issues we can work on, the half volley and court positioning. Simon will agree. Ha ha ha .. only … Continue reading

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Chinese tea

They’re almost all green teas.

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A little tree from a tiny plant

Never thought the tiny plant I purchased from Waldbaum’s could grow into a mini tree. And, has berries. The color of a berry changes colors. The second tree.       

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