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Xiao Pangu 小盘谷

This stone was set by Jiangsu Province Government, indicating Xiao PanGu became guobao 国保 – Major Historical and Cultural Site Protected at the National Level on May 25, 2006 全国重点文物保护单位 小盘谷 时代:清 中华人民共和国国务院 二00六年五月二十五日公布 江苏省人民政府立 Little Pangu Garden at 42 Dashu … Continue reading

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The garden Frank built

This white gazebo to the left looks/feels brand new ….. a little frog .. 井底之蛙* .. sounds like me ~ A beautiful garden in Baunatal, a town in the district of Kassel in Germany – ok, if you must know, … Continue reading

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They brought home the trophies!

Sitting pretty, very pretty, the crystal ball. The USTA League’s Eastern Section Championship was held at Syracuse, August 7-9, with six teams: Metro (us) New Jersey Long Island Northern Southern Western And our 3.5 boys captured the title. Yap, they’re … Continue reading

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GNO

Girls’ night out. Well, not exactly, but nevertheless, we found an opportunity to do it amid a family function – Lady Di’s daughter’s Sweet 16 (and she isn’t 40 yet!) – even just for a few fleeing moments. Once I … Continue reading

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A neat card game ..

Check this card game out.

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Bridge

Contract bridge that is.  Not surprisingly, I found bridge on the cruise.  Jeanette gave an hour long lesson in the morning and an actual 2-hour play followed in the mid afternoon. The most players we had were 12 one afternoon.  All of them … Continue reading

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The Tangshan Earthquake

Pre dawn July 28 in 1976 at 3:42am, I was awaken by clinking of pots and pans in the hallway and instantly felt my bed was shaking. Earthquake came to mind. But I lay still calmly till the shake subdued.  … Continue reading

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Doctor Dolittle

J came to play card game baifen this past Sunday.  I haven’t seen her for a good few years.  Last time was at a ski resort, we had hot pot and well, played cards in the evenings.  She just got … Continue reading

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Tongzhi

Or comrade – the venerated communist term – now gay man using it when refers to each other in Beijing, my dear friend YZ told me few years ago.  The Times picks it up now.  Well, time has changed, very fast.  One of my … Continue reading

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Boot camp

Hey, I thought we Asians have more self control than the rest, 🙂 ..  Soon I might need to check into one of those fancy camps for excessive blogging, baifen, tennis, eating .. ..

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We did not vote for Bush

This time around is from the bridge chicks, the winners of this year’s Venice Cup — displayed a small sign at an awards dinner in Shanghai last month.  What were they thinking?  Trashing your pres all you want, but does it … Continue reading

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Minivan mom

Minivan has never appealed to me, and I don’t like to drive long distance.  But when I saw this 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan this one, I clicked on it.  Not that I like minivan now, or I suddenly developed the urge to … Continue reading

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A suite deal

  I got a suite at the US Open, watched half Djokovic‘s match against Monaco yesterday afternoon – too boring, all baseline, like an identical twins.  Not sure how often the center court is used throughout the year, but the decor … Continue reading

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Baifen 打百分

Baifen – 100 point – is a card game similar to bridge, but simpler.  Before I attended the very first Renda gathering – my only purpose for going, I told Xiao Ping that I’ll find some enthusiasts there.  Happily to … Continue reading

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