Nov 18 2018

Inadequate service @ Toku

Here we go again … decent food but the service just isn’t there. I ordered Ginger martine and they brought Jamaica (with the pineapple). They served ice cream without a spoon. I waited. waited and waited. Finally I asked for one. They sent a soup spoon. My friends all got the soup spoons for theirs – I’m wondering maybe they use the same spoon for dessert? The little one is for coffee? I’d rather use the coffee spoon than the soup spoon.


Nov 6 2018

Sunshine and rainy days

Sun goddess makes the difference. Left from last week (Nov 4) and right is now




1⃣3⃣ 5⃣上星期. 2⃣4⃣6⃣ ☔️ 现在
阳光媚媚 对 云雨嬷嬷
好多年前一个小外甥女特别喜欢来玩 因为我们在’丛林里’ [偷笑] 夏天尤甚 雨后简直了

Nov 6 2018

The fire house

Go vote to make your voice heard! Rain or shine,


Nov 6 2018

The Pianist

Down the memory lane …this is where a potential piano teacher lived, 20 some years ago.

Seeing her dad played piano day and night, my little princess said,
“I want to play”
“I want to play”
“I want to play”

So I got a reference and took them to meet this teacher. I liked her a lot, especially her living room where 3 pianos were parked. But unfortunately, my kids didn’t sync with her.

Next teacher was from China who said between his dozes, “do you have a parking space?” repeatedly and went on to say, “I’ll teach them bec they’re so talented.”

I’m a mouse-mom and failed to heed to his advise and went with another teacher.

As an afternote, the Chinese teacher died a few years later after a lesson: he slipped on ice. RIP…

To be continued -:)

Go vote!!

..Go vote 🗳 去投票的路上
20多年前俺家的小妞看老爸弹🎹 就吵着闹着也要学… 第一个老师就是住这里. 好喜欢她的客厅 … 3架钢琴 … 可惜孩子们不喜欢她.
后来朋友介绍一个中国老师 一边打瞌睡一边说“你家有停车位吗? … 我收你的孩子因为很有天赋.” [呲牙][呲牙][呲牙]
俺充其量也就是一个鼠妈 也没有什么眼光所以找了另外一个老师 … 下回分解
(那个中国老师几年后在下课意外滑倒过世纪 RIP … 他的成年孩子失去了饭票 …)

Nov 4 2018

Woman in gold, II

I’ve taken a similar photo 4 years ago (almost to the day), yet very different…


Nov 4 2018

Boats by the sea

The park is always beautiful


Nov 4 2018

My little library in the autumn

I’ve my fave in the library …


Nov 4 2018

Memorial Br sunset



Oct 23 2018

Still green

2018.10.23 @ 3:13

Normally by now, we’d see the pretty foliage but not this year. The warm weather doomed our sights. The autumn leaves on Long Island haven’t changed – this report updates out on Wednesdays.


Sep 30 2018


68 Middle Neck Road
Great Neck, NY 11020

Will return.

This is a small Japanese resturant, with neat wood and pipes decors, recycling? Great! Food and service are good, clean bathroom (the hook..). Like their varied tableware.

It’s Sunday night, all dinners are Asian except our table (minus me ha ha ha). At time, the noisy is deafening.

For the past couple of years or so, I noticed the soy sauce on the table are low sodium, and they used to be in green caps, to indicate the low status, but now they’re hard to tell. Not sure why – healthy? But is the low sodium healthier than the regular soy sauce?

Also, the disposable chopsticks, inside a sealed paper pouch. I really don’t like them but it seems more and more restaurants are using them. There are many kinds of chopsticks that are easy to clean… Save our world!

Street parking, free after 6pm. There are parking lots nearby.