Monthly Archives: January 2015

They love their country

Red Army (2014) is a short (85 minutes) documentary by Gabe Polsky. We saw at Lincoln Center theater on Thursday 1/29. I enjoyed it. It’s about ice hockey game, in the former USSR, the Russian Five; the NHL trying to recruit them. … Continue reading

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Florist 花商

It’s the flower time – Valentine’s Day is coming. I’ve used the following florists in the past. Blooms Today is primarily for overseas. For United Kingdom I used another one – can’t remember the name off handily. The review for 5-7 back … Continue reading

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Chinese grocery stores in New York

In general I don’t have complains because I don’t look when I shop. My attitude is always, grab them and run. More than once the cashier told me that a few strawberries (or something) in the pack were rotten. I could not thank … Continue reading

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Classic music in China

Last night we went to Lincoln Center for the Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Barnes & Noble at the corner at the corner of Broadway and 66th Street was gone. In place was Century 21. file 22953 The last time we heard this piece was … Continue reading

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So you want to be a performing artist

A friend’s daughter wants to be a singer, is applying for a college now. NYU, Carnegie Mellon, Pace, and an array university in Chicago, in London, etc.  The totally number of schools she has applied is 25. (My kids applied 6 or … Continue reading

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daffodils 水仙花

Chinese New Year is coming .

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I’m offended

file 20887 There is a school of thought that (I don’t want to re-post it), although they oppose killing, but they see the death of French cartoonists is justified because they asked for it – they offended the Muslim at … Continue reading

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An agrarian story: three sons

I heard this story at my children’s weekend Chinese school in late 1990s (couldn’t remember if I’ve heard this when I was in China). This story is taught to second graders in China, using two classes time. Three mothers are … Continue reading

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An honest grocer?

I bought this pack at J Mart in Flushing Mall. The lamb is thinly cut and there isn’t many garbages at the bottom. .  

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Gaokao “high test” in China

  Reading the New York Times Inside a Chinese Test-Prep Factory. Then I searched Maotanchang on google, two more article emerged: NYT, by Brook Larmer on DEC. 31, 2014 has 278 comment Business Insider, by Harrison Jacobs  on Oct 18, 2013 garnered 2 comments Foreign … Continue reading

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