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.


Dec 6 2018

Harry Tappen Beach

Sea Cliff –  Just updated the WordPress – which I regret!!!

Dec 6 2018

Sea Cliff

Long Island,
NY 11579

This is a small city with a population of about 5,000. It’s in the Town of Oyster Bay, on the Hempstead Bay. Cross the bay (to her west) is Port Washington. There are many old charming houses.

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