Mar 27 2020

4.2 miles walk


Tuesday over Friday -:).  

Four of us walked on a sunny Friday, reaching 64 degrees.

Stay STRONG New York!

We’re tough and we’re strong. New Yorkers can face anything and deal with everything.

 


Mar 24 2020

3.4 miles walk

Still under corona virus. It’s sunny day and many gardeners come out to start their season. Six of us walked.


Mar 23 2020

A short walk on a rainy day

Still under corona virus threat. I walked 1.5 miles alone but was surrounded with many beautiful magnolias.


Mar 19 2020

2.7 miles walk


Magnolia, my fave

It’s still under corona virus threat but the eight New Yorker  walked nearly three miles. Way to GO NY!

Some gardeners are working. The dirt they dogged up and out, give a strong fragrant, that put me at ease. The great earth.


Mar 8 2020

Crawfords


2 S Station Plaza,
Great Neck, NY 11021

A pleasant cafe next to the train station, good spot for a neighborly gathering. Before Crawfords, it was a Caffe Bene. It’s a day that we switch to Daylight saving time, the moon is clearly seen at 6:56pm.


Jan 29 2020

Wine tasting and ice skating

One of the last few sessions of out door ice skating in town. The fire makes me feeling warm. The wine taste offers three choices: Rosé, Chardonnay 2016 and Cab 2016. All are good, from Long Island vineyard Clovis Point.


Jan 12 2020

Khatia Buniatishvili @ Tilles


720 Northern Blvd,
Brookville, NY 11548

The Georgian is very beautiful and talented. Listening to her is equally enjoyable as watching her play. She did Liszt’s Piano Concerto #2 and quickly encored a Schubert, the orchestra played Rachmaninoff’s Symphony #2 and encored a Tchaikovsky).

Now to crappy Tilles Center. It’s a myth that they’re able to attract top virtuosos around the world. My kid had his high school graduation here. For a student concert hall, it’s ok but for Yoyo Ma, Perlman and the late Stern, I think it definitely comes up short. The 70+ Royal Philharmonic Orchestra overwhelmed the stage. Come on, Long Island deserves a better concert hall.

The glass atrium is nice. An Asian boy plays there before the concert.

Oddly enough, it isn’t sold out event. The little talk before the concert by Dr. Paul Kim is really nice, giving historical and personal touch to the program: that Rachmaninov’s first symphony was a failure and Rach’s wife later said, the conductor Alexander Glazunov was drunk … Kim said he had a chance to meet his granddaughter at Saint Petersburg Conservatory and wanted to confirm this. But he finally decided not to ask, leaving another unconfirmed  history …

There are many walkers and, as I’ve said many times, the atmosphere is homey … in comparison, I much prefer Lincoln Center. The parking is free and the exit is easy, and it’s closer to home … a few reasons we keep going there.

格鲁吉亚🇬🇪的美眉 Khatia Buniatishvili
顶级的音乐家
超级的表演
比林肯中心还贵的票
离家近
但是剧场好烂喔
几年前孩子的中学毕业典礼也在这里
拜托 盖个好点的剧场好吗?


你会问吗?

左是Rachmaninoff 拉赫玛尼诺夫 右Glazunov 格拉祖诺夫
1897年,老拉的第一交响曲首演. 老格指挥. 长话短说, 砸了.其中的一个原因是老格喝高了.
省时间, 长话短说: 一个多世纪后
前二天在一朋友家遇到音乐家保罗. 小保说他曾在圣彼得堡音乐学院和老格的孙女相遇 … 原想向她求证. 但是他磨叽了好几天, 最终没有问 因为觉得不妥当.

如果是您, 为澄清一个小历史, 您会问吗?

俺八婆了一下, 因为老格在俄外没有老拉出名 (虽然同是天涯沦落人, 但是老格说他因为健康住在海外所以他在俄国内名声比老拉高. 老拉实诚, 直说不喜欢…好汉一条), 老格60多才结婚但没有亲生. 亲不亲生并不影响证实一个小历史吧?

Ok … 星期一笑: 几年前俺无意中看到老拉坟墓 周围空空荡荡. 正好有个管理员经过. 俺问: 这空位 … (别想哈, 都有主了)
我也不是老拉的粉, 又计划树葬, 为什么多口呀?
一定是更年期 … 快乐一周


Dec 5 2019

Leaves

The foliage, of different kinds, shapes and colors.


Nov 15 2019

The sunset at library

A lovely sunset by the library.

the sunset last November 2018, almost to the date.

 


Nov 15 2019

Autumn 2019

Deep into the autumn

 

some clouds …