Jan 16 2011

Schokoladenmuseum

Chocolate Museum Cologne
July 23, 2010
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Ha … the Swiss Lindt filled the Schokoladenmuseum in Köln. Why not the Hershey’s?
The admission’s €7.50; the service at their river side cafe is ssslowww.
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Jan 16 2011

Beijing Hotel

An undated picture of Peking Hotel, or Beijing Fandian 北京饭店.

I stayed there in 1982. Ruby and Lin came to visit. She had her Beida (Beijing University) ID and he was still at the stage of finding himself – 无业游民 so had no ID. The mean door guard won’t allow him to go in. How ironic. Lin weekends at Zhongnanhai 中南海 just a stone throw away from the hotel .. come and go there at will ..


Jan 15 2011

A weekend trip

Oct 10-12, 2009

My cooperative kids

We stayed at Sheraton University City, a 5 minutes to our main event: the college football. From our room, we had clear view of the stadium. hmmmmmm

  1. 10/10: Princeton; missed opportunity; UPenn
  2. 10/11: Lovely churches in Philadelphia; Franklin Court; The 2nd bank of the United States; the Liberty Bell; Kelly Writers House
  3. 10/12: An Ethiopian lunch

Jan 14 2011

Lunch at the Rock

Rockefeller Center
New York
Feb 2, 2010


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Jan 14 2011

Downtown New York

Uncle Jim came to visit bec one of his daughters will be attending Harvard in the fall. After Boston, he detour the Big Apple. We took the Staten Island Ferry fm the South Ferry Terminal. It has been renovated since ..

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the ground zero fm the world financial center

Lower Manhattan skyline from the Staten Island Ferry


Jan 13 2011

Two dinners

I wasn’t hungry having just gulp down a taro drink. But I just wanted to eat because so much foods were on display around Drum Tower even I had a different dinner in mind. Never got to my planned dinner.

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Jan 13 2011

Ningbo’s moon cakes and 撒尿牛肉丸

Ningbo 宁波 城隍庙
Sept 20, 2010
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The making of the moon cakes


Mid Autumnal Festival 中秋节 was approaching (9/22), 月饼 is the center piece of the celebration. Those freshly made moon cakes are delicious. I went there around 2pm, wasn’t crowded. I didn’t know its for locals or a tourist trap, or both.
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撒尿牛肉丸 Pissing beef balls? I’ve never heard of this one before. 哗众取宠 try to please the public with claptrap or what? It doesn’t sound appetizing.


Jan 12 2011

A stormy night turns into a bright sunny day

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a ghosty photographer

万绿丛中一点红 .. 冰天雪地一点娇


rm w vu

北国风光,千里冰封,万里雪飘 .. ..

源泉 .. the source


Jan 11 2011

… brevity is the soul of wit …

World Financial Center
New York
March 31, 2010

简洁是智慧的灵魂; 言简意赅

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Polonius is a character in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. He is King Claudius’s chief counsellor, and the father of Ophelia and Laertes. Polonius connives with Claudius to spy on Hamlet. The latter eventually murders Polonius, provoking Ophelia’s fit of madness and death and the climax of the play: a duel between Laertes and Hamlet.


Jan 11 2011

A leggy babe

June 2009
This long legged girl was walking down the street in New York City toward me. Her extra long legs garnered attention. Bit too thin, no?
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