Dec 6 2010

Bahamas 1992

After we booked a tennis camp, I found out I was pregnant. My in-laws persuaded us not to go. So Bahamas it was. By the time we arrived at Nassau, I was just starting my second trimester. I played tennis every day anyway, with a coach. The two bed/bath condo at Sandpipper was great, right on the sandy beach. Rolled out of the bed and went to swim every morning. The water was warm and calm. I can’t swim free style straight without the bottom lines (in the lap pool), but the water was crystal clear that I followed the ridges or the shoreline. It’s off season, only $99 from the timeshare. The locals looked very happy and content.

Just purely luck, we caught the Bahamas Open, Aaron Krickstein was the top rated player. Krickstein was a great swimmer. We watched Mark Knowles, the home town boy playing doubles, and won.

Doreen came back from Hong Kong to spend the X’mas in New York. She and my father-in-law came to pick up us from the airport, and announcing that she too, was pregnant! Our first borns were only a month apart. Needless to say, my in-laws were very happy.

Dec 4 2010

Das Wirtshaus Frankfurt

Große Bockenheimer Straße 29 (Fressgass’)
Frankfurt, Germany, 60313 Phone:
(069) 28 43 99

This stretch of pedestrian only street starts from the Old Opera House is lined mostly by cafes and restaurants. Now the Apple store is among them ..

This paper towel dispensed in the bathroom with ad printed on it .. hmmmmm .. US seems to be the biggest capitalist in the world but it seems to be lagging behind a bit in term of finding ad places .. Back in 2003, the Big Mc put its burgs on the paper hung on the back of the seats on China Air. I was so full the whole way to Beijing.

Dec 1 2010

Xiyuan Hotel

Beijing, July 27, 1985, at 西园饭店.
Hou Yizang, Fan Yi, I and Zhang Yishi.
I stayed at Xiyuan because of Uncle Chen Yu 陈宇. That time I didn’t go visit family at all. Yishi and I would go to Qingdao afterward – the celebratory trip for her graduation from Qinghua University.
YZ, Yi and I were childhood friends that we played together everyday. Then YZ moved to a new building and soon we entered the middle school where boys didn’t talk to the girls. We became estranged.