Monthly Archives: January 2012

A friend recommended this poem

I recommend another poem which is from 苏轼(宋朝).This is a beautiful and sorrowful poem to remember his wife.江 城 子十年生死两茫茫,不思量,自难忘。千里孤坟,无处话凄凉。纵使相逢应不识,尘满面,发如霜。夜来幽梦忽还乡。小轩窗,正梳妆。相顾无言,惟有泪千行。料得年年肠断处:明月夜,短松冈。 Ten years, dead and living dim and draw apart. I don’t try to remember, But forgetting is hard. Lonely grave … Continue reading

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Notes from Chinese lesson – 2012-01-11

Notes from Chinese lesson – 2012-01-11 shuǐ cǎi bǐ = 水彩笔 = water color pen 墨汁【mòzhī】prepared Chinese ink. guà (huà) = 挂画 = hang (a picture on the wall) wǒ zài qiáng shàng guà yī fú 我在墙上挂衣服 I hang clothes … Continue reading

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Images during my walk 2012-01-14

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Another Full Moon

Another Full Moon.

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THe Darkest Hour

Saw the movie “The Darkest Hour” tonight. This is a “Grade B” science fiction movie, the kind you used to see in movie theaters on Saturday mornings.  However, I enjoyed this movie.  This is one of the few movies where … Continue reading

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Review of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocal

Saw Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol on IMAX today. I loved the movie, thought it was the best “Mission Impossible” yet. Good cast, good script, and non-stop action. I’m told Tom Cruise did his own stunts. I don’t know, but if … Continue reading

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Preparing ink from an ink stone

This is a video of my teacher showing me how to prepare ink from an ink stone and ink stick.  The ink is then used to make brush calligraphy. http://youtu.be/tSSQh6bK5WM  

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