Feb 21 2019

A lecture

Got a through beating or dress down today -:) flying away and aiming high! 3 pm at the beach.

 


Feb 15 2019

The little loft

At the library, on a winter Friday.


Feb 15 2019

A Friday …

The water birds in the winter. And here was on an autumn day

 


Jan 31 2019

1 degree

It’s 1 ° gosh New York has not seen this cold weather for a long time. Aren’t they cold? We’re so close!


Jan 30 2019

Boulud Sud


20 W 64th St,
New York, NY 10023

Very delicious food (big portion) with nice presentation, so is the service, just right. Our waitstaff has a trainee follows her around. The single dinning hall is bit jammed tho. The freebie sweet – sesame square reminds me of the candy we had when I was little in Beijing.

Bathroom. My friend went to downstair who has no complain but I went to the one on the same floor and it smells so bad – like the gas station bathroom. Pls keep it clean …


Jan 8 2019

MoCA Asian Bistro


107-18 70th Rd,
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Probably will return. More of 3.5.

It’s on the one way street between the Queens Blvd and Austin Street, that filled with restaurants: Aged, Cabana, Narita etc but I like this one the most. Tastefully decorated with different seating arrangements, divided by the lattice screen doors.

Ok service – our waiter clearly doesn’t know how to serve wine, and never refill. They list a ‘Sterling Vintner’s Collection’ with a price. Since I like Sterling, their various wines are dependable. But the waiter brought Sterling Merlot, and insisted that it’s the merlot I ordered. Whatever.

Their food are delicious and nicely presented. The edamame could use some trimming.

Not crazy about their short disposable chopsticks, feels like eating a $5.99 takeout dinner.

Street parking is challenging.

 


Jan 3 2019

Noon and afternoon

I stopped by the beach @ Sea Cliff before and after the workshop. Both times it looks wonderful.


Dec 28 2018

Atria on Roslyn Harbor

100 Landing Road
Roslyn, NY 11576

This retirement home is next to a tennis club I used to play often.

      


Dec 27 2018

Sunset @ Harry Tappen Beach

This Sea Cliff park is pretty at sunset.


Dec 22 2018

Pearl East


1191 Northern Blvd,
Manhasset, NY 11030

Maybe will return. 3.5.

I’d dined there more than a decade ago. Found them to be expensive for the sake of expensive. Low ceiling in their private room in the back. Taste was really average.

     

This time my impression improved. The new deco (don’t really now how new or how old) is warm. The kimono by the entrance is a nice touch. The bathroom is crispy. Fresh flowers (extra point). I ordered the volcano beef which tastes to my liking. But the rice is horrible- unevenly cooked. One of my companions ordered the tasting dim sum (?) – an elaborately presentation – do they reuse them, I wondered. The carving skill is good but … I’m kind of caveman who likes her food less massaged.

The waiting staff said it’s the same owner, which is good. Keep up the good part and improve on the short. Best of the luck.

Parking is easy in their lot.