Monthly Archives: October 2015

It’s Friedrichsruh

Not riedrichsruh!! Today I got my friend’s book on oral history. Exciting aside, I thought about an incident not long ago, which’s relevant. I read an article that’s posted in a WeChat group and happened to see the writer’s in the group, … Continue reading

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Bean curds and dumplings

I sometimes use the green wrappers for jiaozi 饺子 and wonton/huntun 馄饨 from the Chinese grocery stores. Taste wise I couldn’t tell the difference.    

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Alto Las Pizarras Grenache 2005

It’s 93 points on Wired for Wine ($18.97). 10 years in, it’s sediment or precipitation. I couldn’t taste the difference: don’t remember the last time I drank it. It tastes just fine, to me.

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Some food items from local Chinese groceries

The fresh dou bao taste better (lower left in the threesome), softer and can be pilled thinner than the fried (single item in the picture), which is harder and thicker. I’ve no idea why they call it dou bao.   

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A Child Hunted Down by the Chinese State

By Zhao Sile, published: October 12, 2015 “It’s hard to find a word better than ‘terrorism’ to describe the evil way that systematic violence is being used to turn a juvenile into a hostage.” Bao Zhuoxuan (包卓轩), who goes by … Continue reading

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LIRR bridge

Is coming .. 2015.10.11     2016.05.09   file 32753

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Precipitation or sediment in red wine

It’s in the early 1980s, I took a wine tasting class from a Hong Kong Chinese sommelier or connoisseur. The only thing I took away from his class, was that there was one kind of French wine (I don’t recall … Continue reading

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The first hot pot of the season

Autumn is here, time for a hot pot. The highlight is the wine. Silver Oak is a handful few in Napa Sonoma wine region that uses American oak. French oak dominates. Culler who calls me the Birkenstock Cinderella had gave … Continue reading

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Nobel prize winner Ms. Too Youyou

Not sure of the origin of this document, but it is very popular on WeChat at the moment, because of Ms. Too’s winning of 2015 medicine. The doc shows, in 1973, when Nobel laureate Dr. Chen-Ning Yang wanted to nominate a Chinese … Continue reading

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Million years old fish

Having seen the nautilus (wiki) at Monterey aquarium, it leads me to Coelacanth (wiki). This is the short account of the discovery of the fish, good read: 1938.12.23, curator Marjorie Courtenay Latimer in Cape Town, South Africa found… Captain Hendrick Goosen … Continue reading

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How do you take care of your wine?

The picture to the right was taken in 2007 in Beijing. (I didn’t have the link to the source and couldn’t find it now, unfortunately.) The chateau’s Beijing Chateau Changyu AFIP Global, was being built, ahead of the Beijing summer Olympics. … Continue reading

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