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.



Sep 29 2018

Sunrise @ Manhasset Bay

6:55 am

The first photo was taken at 6:42 and followed by 6 sets of tennis. The light makes all the difference. Manhasset Bay goes out to the Long Island Sound. The City Island, a good place to watch sunset is to her northwest.


Sep 28 2018

Into a church on a rainy Friday

It’s rainy and cold. I walked into St. Mary’s Catholic church. Something was going on. A priest in the white robe was giving a speach or sermon. His voice and diction was resonating and reassuring. The hall was warm, especially in contrast with the damp outside. The music piping out of the organ is beautiful and powerful. If I was homeless and hungry, this is, probably the place to come. And I’m sure they have been doing that for millenniums. Then, I thought of the valuable little boys and girls who suffered sexual abuse from the predators hiding under the white robes.

On another note or two:

A little less than a week ago, China and Vatican Reach Deal on Appointment of Bishops: NYTBBC and WaPo. Wikepedia’s estimate of baptised Catholics is 1.3 billion, about the as the population of China. Is the market share made the pope to yield? The rule at Vatican can be changed. May the IPOs of Buddhist temples in China make the Pope to relent?

A little while ago, For China’s Buddhist Monks, an IPO Too Far, BloombergThe Economist, FT, Time, Forbes …

Sep 24 2018

A hiking trail @ Sunken

Parking field 4 @ Sunken Meadow park along the Sunken Meadow Creek, with two bridges. We did a little picnic.



Sep 24 2018


Some treasures at the Sunken Meadow Park. It’s very windy, plenty whitecaps in the Sound.