Jun 23 2018

Hallockville Museum Farm

6038 Sound Ave
Riverhead, NY 11901

This is a museum and working farm in North Fork. It offers spinning, cooking, guided tour and is directly across the street from the Martha Clara Vineyards. Nearby is Iron Pier Beach on Long Island Sound.


Jun 23 2018

Iron Pier Beach

June 23, 2018

It’s at end of Pier Ave, Jamesport, NY 11947, near Hallockville Museum Farm.

Jun 23 2018

Martha Clara Vineyards

6025 Sound Ave,
Riverhead, NY 11901

One of North Fork‘s vineyards, across street from Hallockville Museum Farm. It has an outdoor seating area. Mostly young people. Found Pinot Blanc.
I’m so so on this one.


Jun 14 2018

A raccoon and 4 pix

A raccoon is capturing the hearts of Americans and many more news outlets are covering it, from the exalted New York Times, CNN, Washington Post, Times to BBC … as if  Trump never met Kim and the Inspector General’s Report Criticizes James Comey means little. Apparently, they couldn’t compete with raccoon … then as I was taking the last one of the follow pix, a raccoon walks by leisurely. [得意] 最近美国一个小狸子令到很多人牵肠挂肚的 刚刚就看到一个大摇大摆的从俺面前走过去 …

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Jun 8 2018

Liang’s Noodle 黄金角 @ NY Food Court

133-35 Roosevelt Avenue
Flushing, NY 11354

I’ve been to this little takeout place (Huangjin Jiao – Gold Corner 黄金角), inside the (Yelp) New York Food Court many times. I like their beancurd wrap (suya 素鸭 – vegetarian duck) very much. But sometimes they’re not that fresh – this time, it tastes sour by the night. Their kaofu (烤麸) is too greasy.

They’ve tables to sit and eat and a small parking lot for the Food Court.

Jun 6 2018

Damascus Room @ the Met

A lovely recreation (more details) – Ottoman Empire @ the Met.


Jun 6 2018

Medusa @ Met

Medusa @ the Met – a Greek mythology. She was a monster, a Gorgon, g beautiful woman with snake hair. If you stare at her you’ll die.

This spring/summer collection of 1994 was done by Gianni Versace (1946-97) that put him on the map as one of great Italian designer when Elizabeth Hurley wore it to a red carpet event (premiere) that year.


Jun 6 2018

Bathtub & sarcophagus @ the Met

The Met
New York

How did they let out the water from this Roman bathtub? There are a few beautiful sarcophagi (sarcophagus – stone coffin adorned with a sculpture or inscription and associated with the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Rome, and Greece).


Jun 6 2018

The Met’s Middle East

Safavid tile panels (below) Garden Gathering, Iran probably Isfahan period (1501-1722)

This section of the Met I’ve not visited often. East, Middle East, India, refined porcelain, tiles, carpets, arts … yet the Middle East hasn’t changed much over the past centuries. What had led me here is I rewatched Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and the movie showed me the same. Also the Medusa and bathtub.


The Mid East @ Met – all 6 exhibits are fm Iran – unchanged over centuries … it’s hard to connect the past with the present. What had gone wrong? Do others have the right to impose their will to a country/region/religion …? 大都会的中东厅 (6件展品来自伊朗) 前个星期重新看了1962年拍的 “阿拉伯的劳伦斯” 所以跑来大都会的中东展区. 12世纪前后 美轮美奂的艺术 非常难和今天的中东连接上… 地理决定一切?别人有权利指点他人的江山吗?


Jun 6 2018

Central Park 2018

Nannies … fake monk …  my drinking buddy and lunch date and the Met Museum