Monthly Archives: February 2016

$10,000 cocktail, and a monkey

Still remember the ten thousand dollar martini at the Algonquin Hotel some ten years ago? (NPR’s pic to the right –>>) First, I never thought Algonquin could do such thing. Second, I also thought, what a desperate move to gain attention. … Continue reading

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Call back

When calling a business, many of them nowadays use the call back feature to spare the customers the pain to listen to the music, often with stats. Two companies I called recently are T Mobile, a cell phone carrier and … Continue reading

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A little too late

We’re having a family gathering last Saturday, and I called up a cousin whom I couldn’t reach for the dinner. A woman picked it up after mere two rings. “Hi, may I speak to Sven?” I asked. “Who’s calling?” She … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year @ Lincoln Center

The Butterfly Lovers 梁祝小提琴协奏曲, violin concerto is one of three Chinese music I really like. Picture two dancing butterflies in the air, which I often see in my backyard, from their budding love to maddly in love to death did … Continue reading

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Can a cooking wine get mold?

I got these two bottles of Nuerhong (女儿红; Gold Plum 金梅) cooking wine for free: they’re promotional add-on when I purchased something a while ago. Didn’t remember that I’ve one bottle opened, so I opened the second one. There, I … Continue reading

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The principal dancers at ABT

Misty Copeland is one of the American Ballet Theatre’s principal dancers but probably the best known as of lately.   Copeland’s been with the company since 2000, got promoted to the principal dance role only last year. Maria Kochetkova who’s … Continue reading

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