Jun 6 2018

Medusa @ Met

Medusa @ the Met – a Greek mythology. She was a monster, a Gorgon, g beautiful woman with snake hair. If you stare at her you’ll die.

This spring/summer collection of 1994 was done by Gianni Versace (1946-97) that put him on the map as one of great Italian designer when Elizabeth Hurley wore it to a red carpet event (premiere) that year.


May 30 2018

Brooklyn Bridge Park in the dark

Brooklyn Bridge ParkBrooklyn Height Promenade, and the million dollar condos (?) or townhouses.


May 18 2018

Park Avenue Tavern

99 Park Avenue
New York

Will return. A great lunch spot. A pretty bartender. Good service. Decent food. It has two levels. We dined at the lower level because I forgot to make a reservation. The crab cake is delicious. The salad is fresh and to the point.

Feb 8 2018

San Diego Zoo

We went on a Thursday, it’s was not empty; very clean, (especially recalling my last zoo experience elsewhere) great for kids and adults. We took the Kangaroo bus (my cousin is 8 months pregnant); due to time we only visited the right side of the zoo.

Although it’s clean and well run (I suppose), but being #1 in the world is a stretch. The admission is expensive: $54 ($60 with the 4D movie, which costs $8 at door).  DC Zoo is far better choice.

There are two pandas, Bai Yun (white cloud) born in 1991 in China, and her little girl Xiao Liwu (little gift) was born in 2012 at the SD Zoo. The mom-daughter sleep most of time, as most pandas do. We got to see their dirty behinds. Actually most animals are not around to be seen during our time there.

Free parking.


Jan 29 2018

Bayside Volvo Volkswagen Services Center

31 Watermill Ln
Great Neck, NY 11021
(516) 348-2500

I like this place – nice people, good service (although I don’t know what they did to my car – $100 to change oil – but it still running, so all is good). They just changed two new computers, the waiting room is airy and nice, stuffed with fruits, water, etc. They’re always accommodating.

Too bad this location doesn’t sell cars – (I bought fm the Long Island dealer and they’re not good … just like the car salesmen!!), too bad they don’t serve other cars.

Jan 3 2018

Ruby Indian restaurant

25 middle neck road
Great Neck ny 11020

New, tasty food and bit tacky decor. I ordered take out:
goat curry – could be bit more render
Chicken ruby – bit over cooked
Kurkuri bhindi chaat – fried okra

The garlic naan bread is ok

My order must have sat for a while even I said I’d pick it up an hour later. The bread and okra were old, wilted. Both sauces are delicious.

Street parking. Free after 6pm

Jan 1 2018


6.21 12:12 pm

6.14, 9:31 am

4.13 TJ

4.13 Tianjin

3.09 @ NYBG

3.09 @ NYBG

March 7, 5:49pm

March 8, 8:43am

the Quad @ Stanford, 2.10

Getty 2.09

SD Zoo 2.09

SD Zoo 2.09

Atlanta aquarium #1 really? 2.03

Dec 4 2017

In gold we trust

Dec 4 2017



May 27 2017

Kung Fu Xiao Long Bao

59-16 Main St
Flushing, NY 11355

Consistent. Deserves 3.5; it’s one of our go to eateries in Flushing – off downtown – right off the LIE. Street/meter parking. All are good except the texture of their scallion pancake isn’t to my liking – too soft – should be bit chewy. Shredded chill pepper and beef is bit too sweet. Fried meat buns – sheng jian baos are really good. Their juicy dumplings – xiao long bao is pretty good: better than Joe’s Shanghai but a bit less than Nan Xiang.