Oct 24 2016

Jiuzhou Port 九洲港

599, Qing Lv Nan Lu,
Zhuhai, Guangdong, China

It opened in 1986, with limited routes, to Hong Kong and Shenzhen. I walked by it the other day from the hotel in the morning. It looks untidy but walking toward south, it becomes scenic.

img_1304 img_1306 img_1307 img_1308

Inside, the station is spacious and modern, given the geo location.

Oct 24 2016

The New Yuan Ming Palace 圆明新园

Xiangzhou Qu, Lanpu Rd, 圆明新园 邮政编码: 519000
Zhuhai, Guangdong, China

A theme park built on the same size of land of Yuanmingyuan that was burned down in 1860 by the Brits and French. Maybe I grew up in Beijing and used to the ruins, this newly built park (2012; free 9am – 6pm) doesn’t do any magic for me. However, jogging is pretty good there. I didn’t go to any of the performances.

img_1752 img_1765 img_1764 img_1763 img_1761 img_1760 img_1756 img_1768



Oct 24 2016

A mean girl

A little episode on the HKG-JFK leg of Cathay Pacific. Soon after taking off, dinner is served. The seat of 31C is spreader out. When the staff asks her to uplift the back (of her seat) so Lady 32C can possibly consume her dinner. However, 31C made NO MOVE at all. The flight attendant Mikki begins to help 31C to push the seat back up. This is when hell breaks out: 31C complains, complains and complains, to a point Gentleman 33C got up and says to teary Mikki “you did the right thing.”

I’m appreciative and satisfy of the service Cathay Pacific has been maintaining over the years. evian water, good food. Bailey’s … plenty healthy snacks. Not sure what the heck 31C has to complain about. Btw, our captain is a girl!!!

Mikki comes by before breakfast – toward end of the flight, asks me to write a comment, which I gladly obliged. Unreasonable customer is unavoidable.

img_1879 img_1880


Oct 24 2016

Homestead of Chen Fang 陈芳

Meixi Villiage, Qianshan Block, Xiangzhou District
Zhuhai, 519080 GuangdongChina

The former home of Chun Afong (1825 -1906) 字国芬, a successful Chinese Hawaiian businessmen. It’s being preserved and renovated.

img_1657 img_1652 img_1649 img_1665 img_1667 img_1647 img_1679 img_1680 img_1732 img_1726

After the visit, we pass by Zhuhai Girls’ Middle School (all girls 珠海女子中学; zh wiki; baidu). The tall white building looks rather western. When I google it, some does comment that it looks aristocrat.


Oct 23 2016

Chan Seng Kei 陈胜记

Chensheng Ji
Rua Caetano No21, Coloane / 路環市區計單奴街21號
+853 2888 2021
Macau, China

The second stop of our bike tour is at this Michelin Guide 2017 eatery. The surrounding is pretty – on the Largo Eduardo Marques square, diagonally opposite (south of) from Uni of Macao across the water, next to colorful Chapel of St. Francis; runs by 3rd generation. Their famous stewed duck with tangerine peel (chenpi duck 陳皮鴨) only serves after 6 pm, unfortunately. The veggie and squid are yummy. The coconut cost HK$50 (about US$6.45), twice as much as in New York City.

img_1430 img_1431 img_1421 img_1420 img_1419 img_1417

Oct 23 2016

Lord Stow’s Bakery 安德鲁饼店

R. do Tassara, Macau
853 2888 2534
Macau, China

The very first stop of our bike tour. Established in 1989, they claim the creator of the Egg Tart now famous throughout Asia. The tarts are fine. I think anything freshly out of wok/pot/oven, in general, tastes good. There isn’t a line when we get there. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have waited. It reminds me of Georgetown Cup cake bakery.

img_1396 img_1408 img_1407 img_1406 img_1405 img_1404 img_1401 img_1400 img_1399 img_1397

Oct 23 2016

Biking in Coloane, Macau


Oct 23 2016

University of Macau 澳门大学

Avenida da Universidade, Taipa,
Macau, China

Part of it is in Hengqin Island, Guangdong since 2014.

img_1380 img_1382 img_1383 img_1384 img_1385  img_1494

I’ve an unplanned biking tour of the island.

Oct 23 2016

Lover’s Road on Sunday

Zhuhai, Guangdong, China

Qinglv Lu 情侣路 by Jiuzhou Port; ends at the beach

img_1295 img_1297 img_1318 img_1317 img_1311 img_1303 img_1322 img_1300 img_1302 img_1301

The beach @ City Living room

img_1327 img_1326 img_1342 img_1337 img_1330 img_1344

Oct 23 2016

Guangdong TCM Zhuhai 广东中医院

广东省中医院 珠海医院
53 Jingle Road (Jida 吉大) 景乐路53号

It’s an adventure that gone a little off. On the unplanned bike tour of Macau, as I was going down the hill, in full thratle, in order to go up the hill right in front of me, I lost the control and fall on my left side. Thanks lord there’s any cars around. I got up immediately. We managed to continue to the Cheoc Van Beach (Bamboo Bay), the House of Dancing Water and the dinner. For a piece of mind, I decided, at 10 pm, to visit emergency room, to get that rubber stamp.

  • ¥23, registration – my age is never asked
  • ¥132, X Ray
  • ¥165, medicines (a box of pills and 10 pads of paste)

Total of ¥320 (about US$46).

It’s 10 pm, there isn’t a lot of patients. After registration, we walked over to the doctor’s office. His door is open, treating a child who appears to be asleep, in his dad’s arms. Mom is standing. There are other people in the room. Two friends who go with me, go straight in, without any hesitation.

Privacy isn’t expected and respected (but secrecy!?)

When it’s my turn, (thanks lord, no one else is around except my two friends, and of course, they’ve no desire to leave the room …) the doctor asks a few questions then says, “soft rib is very difficult to diagnose and the accuracy is only 66%. …  Since 1 out of 3 is wrong, we usually treat it as broken – on the severe side, to be safe.”
We’re off to X Ray. There are bank of machines displaying names for CT/DR self pick up. Very effective but again, privacy is being violated. Everybody knows who’s done what.

We press the bell, the metal gate goes up and a sleepy doctor or X Ray technician comes out, who leads me into the room. My friends stay by the door. I know they mean well and are looking after me.

img_1594 img_1595 img_1597 img_1596-copy

“Change” he points to the two pieces greenish garment that are hinging on the wall. They look soiled.
“Do I have to?”
“I’ll take off my bra and keep my tank top.”
“Change. It’s for your own good.” He keeps an even, a little tired voice.
I change. All the while, thinking unknown worms are swimming …

My doc in New York. They’re wash after each use. 

The X Ray sends to the doctor’s monitor in no time. He looks at it, and gives me a clean bill but adds, “as I said before, 1 out 3 times, we misdiagnose. Take another one in a week if you still feel pain.”

One of my friends adds, “you now can go to your New York doctor … ” I sincerely hoped that the friend won’t make such comment. Because as I predict, the TCM doctor says, through his nose, “American doctors know nothing. They don’t treat enough patients.”

Medical insurance in China, according my friend, is relatively inexpensive compare to what we’re paying in the USA. They fork over ¥200 a month via salary deduction and the employer pays the other half. For each medical visit, (mostly hospitals), they pay 20% of the total charge.

If a patient fancies an expert, they need to pay more. How the doctors become experts? They take exam.

img_1589 img_1586 img_1590 img_1592