Monthly Archives: August 2011

Hurricane Irene

What a gorgeous morning in Geneseo, More pix on FB. . . The sunny Binghamton on FB. By afternoon, as we were heading toward downstate, Hurricane Irene became visible, real .. But .. as it turned out, really nothing ..

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Boobs .. from A to D

It’s amusing China has left A cup and is marching toward D cup in less than 3 decades. I thought Chinese always like the small breasts, that’s the major reason we had wet nurses in the past. Small boobs are … Continue reading

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Dogs, pets and rules

China is full of contradictions. Two signs posted in a residential building’s elevator in Beijing, one warns No Pets Allowed while the other long rules indicate that yes you can but .. .. When riding the elevator with your pet, … Continue reading

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我去北京上大学

There was a group of kids from Harbin, wearing the t-shirt with the imprint of 我去北京上大学 I’m going to Beijing for University at the Capital Museum. I looked at Auntie Sun and smiled. Beijing and Qinghua universities by far, are … Continue reading

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Tennis with benefit

Tennis in Beijing isn’t just tennis. My friend reserved a court at Yifang Yuan 颐方园体育健康城 in Fangzhuang, that comes with a suite: a living room with flat panel TV, a massage room, resting room, steamer and two shower stalls. Coincident … Continue reading

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The bathhouses are baaack

北京风情 – an amorous scene of Beijing 搓澡图 – a picture of cuō zǎo scrub down A drawing depicts scrub down at a bathhouse, an art work I found at Panjia Yuan 潘家园 – I didn’t buy because I don’t … Continue reading

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Georgetown game in China ends in bench-clearing brawl

Georgetown coach John Thompson III pulled the Hoyas off the court in Beijing on Thursday after a bench-clearing brawl erupted during the fourth quarter of an exhibition game against the Bayi Rockets. Pictures from The Washington Post’s reporter on the … Continue reading

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A rooster by Jin Keqiang

金全真 Jin Quanzhen‘s second son, 金克强 Jin Keqiang (1951 – ) enjoys fame as an artist, rooster in particular: 金克强 on baike baidu: 金克强笔名禅尘。1951年生于北京,早年学西画。启蒙老师:葛修岱,后受教于色彩大师马运洪先生。自1973年油画作品入选北京市工人迎春画展始,多次参加多层次画展。   1981年经书画鉴定家穆亚洲的介绍,在“神州书画学校”任客座讲师,担任素描、色彩的教学工作。这期间有幸和富察庄净、孙墨佛、史树青、孙菊生、吴未淳、许林邨、王东昉、刘福林、祖力、祖莪等前辈名家和同道一起授课十余年。这无疑对我的书画艺术的鉴赏眼光的提高有很大的帮助。   1989年经书画家郭永琰的引见,我有幸认识了著名花鸟画巨匠李苦禅的得意门生邓锡良先生。因仰慕邓先生高超的画艺和伟大的人品,遂拜其为师,从此开始了我的水墨生涯。同期就读于北京师范大学美术系。   17年来,我的每一点一滴的进步都离不开恩师的谆谆教诲和心血。17年来不论寒暑,邓先生不但要为我说画、改画,还要新自为我示范。十几年下来恩师为我留下的墨迹竟达近百幅,亦有不少题跋。如今老人已是78岁高龄,还是一如既往的关爱着我们这些孜孜求艺的学子们。   邓锡良先生门下有入室弟子数十人,他教过的学生更是数以百计,其中在画坛上也不乏享有盛名的人物。恩师教画育人数十载,从不收学生一分钱的学费。   这期间还得到了崔瑞鹿等师叔的悉心指教,不胜铭感。   对于恩师的关爱我无以为报,现将所积的一些习作面世以餮读者,同时也是对这么些年来所有帮助我、关爱我的人们的一次汇报。再一次由衷的感谢大家,同时也希望能得到诸前辈和同道朋友们的指教。 He generously gave Jiujiu few roosters: Jiujiu was born in … Continue reading

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Liu Mama’s love

Since I left Hong Kong in 1986, I haven’t seen nor spoken to Liu Mama. Last year I tried unsuccessfully to get in touch with her. Few weeks ago Auntie Jennie told me that she found her: Liu’s phone number … Continue reading

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Wang Daoyuan 王道源

Wang Daoyuan (1896-1960) was the second brother; Lily married the fourth bro 王季高. Auntie Ling’s Dad was the third bro. One of his four wives was 今井和子, 又名李和子. “世变·傲骨”王道源艺术回顾展展出时间从2011年8月4日至2011年9月9日 王氏家族:60年的第一次大聚会 王道源4次婚姻,留下5个血亲子女,2个非血缘儿子,现在除了长子前几年去世以外,全部健在。他们散居在广州、香港、美国、无锡、长沙等地。王道源子女和后代,加上他的兄弟姊妹部分后人共20多人齐齐赶到广州,他们之间许多并不相识,此次王道源的艺术回顾展成了他们60年第一次家族聚会,青丝白头一相聚,60年离散沧桑写在脸上。1960年死在湖北沙洋农场的大右派王道源的死讯,直到一年后才通知广州美院的家中,死亡的原因一栏填写着“因支气管炎死亡”,一件大棉衣、两本教学笔记、90元现金等是他留给亲人的遗物,但王道源尸骨不知所终,这成了王家永远的痛。 多年以后,亲人们得知王道源在劳改农场,曾戴着脚镣,被农场工作人员用枪押着去画巨幅领袖像。一位在建国后曾满心欢喜地投入新中国怀抱的画家,曾画过广州街头巨幅的领袖画像的画家,几年后因言获罪。在这样令人毛骨悚然的环境中被强迫作画,一生耿介不屈的王道源做出了怎样的举动,目前没人能还原历史的真相和细节了。1979年,湖北省高院撤销王道源的刑事判决,随即广东省予以平反,但斯人已逝去近20年了。在开幕式上,已经76岁的女儿王丕玲代表亲属说话时泪光闪烁、声音哽咽:“爸爸,如果有来世,我还做你女儿。” __________________________ “被”失踪的先行者 2011-08-10 14:52 南方都市报 王道源作品《小孩》(20世纪30年代),原作已佚。 南都讯 记者 … Continue reading

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Shanghai adventure 斑马线历险记

As we were crossing the Zebra line on the Nanjing Road, toward 来福士广场 Raffles City in Shanghai, cars were jolting to pass us as well. It’s been for a while, the anger was piling up, so I threw the nearly … Continue reading

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Meeting Auntie Anshu again

Her Mom, 刘任生 Liu Rensheng was the third child of my great grandpa Liu Shengmu. She was born in the year of a Goat, passed away in 1980 in Shanghai. More pix here I first met her last year. early … Continue reading

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Ida Liu 刘德曾

Liu Dezeng (1928 – ) is the 4th child of Liu Zisheng 滋生 (字 Zishu 子树) and Gong Lingqiong 龚令琼. In this undated photo: From L to R: 刘泽曾 Zezeng, 刘荣曾 Rongzeng, her Mom, 刘庆曾 Qingzeng (back), 刘裕曾 Yuzeng (front), … Continue reading

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Looking for Uncle Chen

We had a nice long tea at the Starbucks at the fashionable Xintiandi. Afterward, we just wandered around the area, till we hit the Taipingqiao Lake 太平桥人工湖. There’s a little police station on 黄陂南路 South Huangpi Road. I went in, … Continue reading

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PGV name

. Lists (at the top) (pick an individual) -> Editat the Options for individual box on the top right

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PGV: add wife

Lists (at the top) -> pick an individual -> Edit at the Options for individual box on the top right

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writing tools

By CreateSpace: Editing Revision Strategies, and comprehensive copyediting v3, Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition

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Liu ti-ren 刘体仁

Liu ti-ren 刘体仁 (字 慰之 Weizhi) (b about 1877 – ?) is the second son of LBZ. His wife was the oldest daughter of 张树声 Zhang Shusheng. . . 4th son Liu Zishu More pix in gallery

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