Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
What do you think?
Monday, November 16, 2009
No matter how the tree grows or leaves are heading, their roots are so strong and firm that make those trees grow more generations to come.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Huai-Cho is famous for the supply of traditional Chinese stationary: brush pens, Ying Tai, Ink stick and paper. This is a street for one shop shopping for all of them.
Huai-Cho is also famous for its teas. Well informed by all sorts of travel guides, there are four most famous teas in China, and Huai-Cho produces three of them: Mao-Fong green tea, Monkey King green tea and Chi-Meng black teas. Well, you might be able to find all of them on this street. However, this street targets tourists not real tea drinkers.. :)
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
One thing never occurs to me is that there is no milk cows in An-Hua province; therefore, it is very expensive to get a cup of milk. Cream powder and canned coffee are the better substitutes.
Months after the trip, I still miss those little pickle dishes and congee...
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
The crab meats are sweet and shells are very crispy. It was an interesting memory to have crabs in the airport...
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Tired brokers and traders are sipping the bitter beers wishing the market to come back.
Glittering Bentley is waiting hopelessly for his master.Beautiful September sunset is whispering sadness in the Winter Garden.
Monday, August 31, 2009
It turned out to be a quite different experience. We took the mono-rail and visit those animals in more natural habitats. Those Mongolian wild horses look exactly the same as the one in those countless Chinese painting. Elephants are more active. Rhinos are playing with mud happily. Even this red panda looks more relaxed than the one in the other area of the same zoo.
Kids were excited about the experience. Different from the previous one we'e done, we are the ones who need to be confined in the cart instead. We need to open our eyes to search and to feel those animals in the nature. I have a dream to bring kids to a real safari one day. I hope I can see more animals have better life quality (including human) in the natural habitats ..
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
This park is the jewel of the Hudson. 500 and more different masterpiece in the natural habitat make the perfect play ground for whoever has young hearts.
New York Hall of Science is one of the best science museums which allow kids to experience all the experiments through touch and feel. Museum also spends great efforts to keep all the equipments in good shape. Staffs are very atheistic and keep kids interested in science. It surely provides great science experiences for kids.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth.
American Museum of Natural History is full of surprised. Gotesman Hall of Planet Earth displays a series of outstanding collections of geological specimens. I've never known that even a petrified tree can tell the source of volcano eruptions millions years after...
Sunday, July 5, 2009
To celebrate 400th anniversary of find Hudson River, Macy's July 4th fireworks was held on the Hudson River this year. Naturally, Hoboken became one of the best spots to view this fantastic fireworks of the years.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
1314 Washington St
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Trattoria is said less formal than a ristorante but more formal than an osteria. BIN 14 is definitely a casual hang out place for friends and families. Restructuring from an old Irish bar, BIN 14 still maintains some old trace of pub house with stylish SOHO style deco.
As the first visitors of the Saturday brunch, we managed to settle ourselves in the best corner of the house to review the entire store design. It is a typical space in Hoboken store space- Long and Narrow. The mirror with tree bar frame reflects the different view of the other side of restaurant.
As indicating in its name, Trattoria Wine Bar serves casual Italian food like salads, omelet,If you are hungry and want a big pile of Pasta, then you need to go couple more blocks towards downtown area. If you are looking for something casual and delicious snack, then you are in the right place. I had the best grilled shrimps bruschetta, and truffle fries.
I could not say this is the best place for wine tasting since we were in the place too early for wine tasting. However, this will be a nice place to have a glass of wine and snack to have a wise conversation with friends....
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Never figure out why they put these three silver balls in the zoo. We also found that there is no more sky ride.
The newly opened Madagascar session is very interesting. Believe it or not, the chicken fingers from the cafeteria is very delicious.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
The tour guide strongly recommended that we should try this local chain, Ashton where it servers local squeaky cheese with light brown source. We managed to find this place in Upper Old Town and had our first try of "squeaky" cheese. It was surprisedly delicious. We have to make another stop before back to United States.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
No matter it is Great Wall in China, Roman Wall in London, or this wall in Quebec City, human being has some complex feeling against these historical wall. We miss the history? We feel lucky that we are not bounded by the wall? Or feel the conflict between want to be free or want to be bound?
Can this musician get some inspiration from these complex feeling? Or he just added extra white noises for people in deep turbulence?
Saturday, April 18, 2009
We were walking around lower old town area in the early spring. Street is very quiet while we are looking for some different experience. We walk into this place. The room was dark and classical music was playing in the background. The host led us to the window seat and brought the big board to show us the menu of the day, all in French. He vividly translated all items in perfect English. All the items are the menu are very creative. I've tried the snail and curry source. It was so delicious that I still miss it today. The seafood soup was light and present.