Jul 30 2014


levy house moldingBarbara Levy house molding

Jul 29 2014

Tianjin Pancake 天津馅饼

135-24 40 Rd,
Flushing, NY 11354

Most time, I use this street level window on Main Street @ 40th Road, which is this left photo. The pictures below are their basement operation.

unfortunately, it’s replaced in 2020 …

The mall (Golden, here in 2008) is in the corner of Main Street and 4th Road in Flushing.  It came to my attention when it became a Chinese supermarket. After a while, the supermarket was gone and various food vendors took over the place, here in 2009.

I thought I had nothing to do with it. In fact, I only shopped in that defunded grocery store twice. Many years ago, a friend’s mom took me back there for an authentic meal of dumpling and chives pancakes. I’m hocked.

This dumpling corner makes pretty good dumpling. But the dill filling often has sand. When I brought this up to them, the women dismissed it, just like a good ol’ Chinese.

I stopped buying from them. It’s just disgusting.

.. who’s going to win, you or your stomach?

I went back there today and discover they have a new product: the pumpkin sesame ball: light and not too sweet. When I ordered two serves of dumpling and this sweet sticky ball, the staff was temporarily lost in her math. One of the diners provided the figure:


Guess she dines there often -:). The dumpling corner has a street front window which I buy more frequent. They make the best chive pancakes, imho.

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Jul 29 2014

Louie’s 路易海鲜

Port Washington. It’s almost dinner time. The waiters are coming to work.

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Jul 26 2014

Dave Mason

Came to perform at the Steppingstone park, the 7th of the 2014 summer evening concert with 12 more to go.

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Jul 26 2014

The dancing queen

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Jul 26 2014

A sunset

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Jul 26 2014

Life of ..

Life (and garbage) of Pi a sea or a bay.

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Jul 25 2014

A changing neighborhood

146-10 56th Street, in Flushing, NY 11355 is one block behind the Booth Memorial Hospital. The first picture shows the old neighborhood, one floor row house dominated the street. The other three are the new McMansions that driving the old residents are out:
They don’t want to wake up in the morning to face the wall, the nurse Vivian at the office said.
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more pix on piwigo


Jul 24 2014

Flight tracking

I’m nerves:

  • MH17 on 7/17
  • 2 Ukrainian Fighter Jets Shot Down, 7/23
  • GE 222 crashed (TransAsia airways ATR-72 ) on 7/23
  • Algerie jetliner on 7/24


I’ve been keeping an eye on her flight CX846, from Hong Kong to JFK, primarily using FlightAware because it pops up first among tracing sites.

  • 10:19pm: FA is n/a, Google is 10:40pm


Jul 19 2014


Getting the visa: paying more to a service/ticket agency for more but I ended up with a two year visa, the first time ever.

The building boom is still going strong, all the cities we visited, they were dusty and the sameness is evident. Sad. Many tourist attractions have decent bathrooms but no tissue! How much would bathroom tissue cost, in comparison to the structures?

The online purchasing is thriving but where the FedEx and UPS is in USA, it’s the little three wheelers in China; the bathroom guy. Brought two yogurt machine home but the yeast or fermentation agent is hard to find in USA IMG_8140