Monthly Archives: June 2012

Master of the World

Saw the movie “Master of the World” on Netflix streaming last night. It’s a 1961 American International flick combining two Jules Verne novels, Robur the Conqueror and its sequel, Master of the World. The film was an attempt by American … Continue reading

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Our new parakeets

This time we have two new birds.

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Flowers Blooming in our Yard

It’s sad that these flowers appear for only a few days.  

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Hanzi Strokes

The two most difficult things about learning Chinese are pronunciation and writing. First, the characters need to be written so they are correct. Next, the characters should be as beautiful and balanced as possible. To properly write Hanzi, one must … Continue reading

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Red Tails

Saw the movie “Red Tails” on Netflix DVD tonight.  It’s about the Tuskegee Airmen, the name of a group of African American pilots who fought in World War II.  The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the … Continue reading

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A most beautiful teapot

  This teapot is owned by a friend of mine.  She bought it in Wuhan.  It’s solid stone, hallowed out and carved by hand.  The markings are not paint but part of the natural stone. Isn’t it beautiful! Imagine the … Continue reading

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Chinese Writing on an Umbrella Stand

While sharing 粽子 with my Chinese friends, I noticed an umbrella stand with Chinese writing on it. Our Chinese teacher said the the writing was composed by a famous Chinese philosopher. She said the writing was advice given by this … Continue reading

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