April 22, 2007

Testing D80: Everyday

帶著剛收到的D80新相機到處逛逛試照。這海邊是隨意撞見的。還挺熱鬧的。很多人和狗狗在散步。本來想照日落,可是太冷了就放棄囉。

>> Click on this photo to see the slide show ; Cheers! <<
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April 07, 2007

San Francisco Conservatory: Everyday

今年跑去SAN FRANCISCO FLOWER CONSERVATORY 逛了一下。忍不住照了很多花。

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March 11, 2007

Cayuga Playground: Everyday

安紀介紹的 小公園 。地點很詭異,一個人逛有點怕怕,有的雕塑好像會活起來。在樹林裏匆匆照相就跑了。亂照了一堆沒法說明。。。自己體會吧。

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October 17, 2006

修牙: Everyday

為了要把今年的FSA花掉,跑去看牙醫。結過踫到一個很厲害女神醫。一下就打麻針,拔了牙,磨了牙,做牙套的模。然後就說過兩個星期回來領牙套。OK!就這樣把今的牙醫保險用光光了。。。不錯,長痛不如短痛!很乾脆!
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October 11, 2006

修好了哦: Everyday

修好了!花了二百二十五元。。從YELLOWPAGE找到的GLASS SHOP。一個傢伙早上來量了尺寸,下午花了十分鐘不到就好了。。。很容易的樣子。。。OK.客人可以SHOWER了!
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October 09, 2006

支氣管炎: Everyday

今天終於去看醫生了。基本上醫生只花了五分中就開好藥方了。其實我也會診斷。可是非要他才能去領特效藥物。希望一周見效!花了二十元掛號加上十四元買藥。。還好。。。
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September 23, 2006

電影: Everyday

很好看的電影。。。很暴笑又很寫實。。。尤其反應美國社會的一些矛頓和夢想。。。
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September 02, 2006

我家的浴室破了: Everyday

大約星期三早上在睡夢中聽到玻璃被撞碎的巨響。。。迷糊中想著說隔壁鄰居的小朋友一定闖禍了。。。然後又睡著了。
星期五晚上回家後在客房用電腦後想用客廳的浴室接果燈打開一看差點跌倒。。。怎麼破了?哭哭。。。
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July 23, 2006

Hot 2006: Everyday

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July 08, 2006

Mint Pesto: Everyday

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June 24, 2006

今天早上: Everyday

最近迷上了用Crème de Cassis 來作清涼好喝的飲料和用Crème fraîche 來作沾醬- Yummy!
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May 07, 2006

2005感恩菜單: Everyday

2005年感恩節的菜單﹕ Beef Purses and Meat Pies + Renaissance Dough
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The recipies are from Shakespeare's Kitchen

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April 16, 2006

Easter Sunday: Everyday

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跑去買安怡推薦的KIRORO。傍晚時冒著雨開車到SKYLINE上兜風聽音樂。

もう大丈夫心配ないと 泣きそうな私の側で

いつも変わらない笑顔で ささやいてくれた
まだ まだ まだ やれるよ だっていつでも輝いてる
時には急ぎすぎて 見失う事もあるよ 仕方ない
ずっと見守っているからって笑顔で
いつものように抱きしめた
あなたの笑顔に 何度助けられただろう
ありがとう ありがとう Best Friend

こんなにたくさんの幸せ感じるとき時間は 瞬間で
ここにいるすべての仲間から 最高のプレゼント
まだ まだ まだ やれるよ
だっていつでも みんな側にいる
きっと今ここで やりとげられること
どんなことも力に変わる
ずっと見守っているからって笑顔で
いつものように抱きしめた
みんなの笑顔に 何度助けられただろう
ありがとう ありがとう Best Friend

時には急ぎすぎて 見失う事もあるよ 仕方ない
ずっと見守っているからって笑顔で
いつものように抱きしめた
あなたの笑顔に 何度助けられただろう
ありがとう ありがとう Best Friend

ずっと ずっと ずっと Best Friend

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April 02, 2006

Barely made it: Everyday

It's been raining almost every day recently... I've been waiting for the sky to clear up so I can test my camera.. But, I only managed to take these pictures of the blossom just outside the library when the sun showed up for a few minutes...

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April Fool: Everyday

Invariably feeling like a fool after a haircut...
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March 30, 2006

Testing A700: Everyday

Just recieved my new Camera. Here are the shots tonight. It is not an instant favorate... I don't like the color balance...It will take awhile for me to like it... I think.

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March 20, 2006

Seriously Considering: Everyday

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Product Info

The best part: ... the PowerShot A700 features a real-image optical viewfinder, allowing fast framing and precise manual focusing without the LCD...

The bad: uses SD card not CF card... uses AA batteries.

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January 23, 2006

Library Sunday: Everyday

On my way to the library
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Just outside my favorate library
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The view from my library chair:
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What I was reading in the Library:
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October 02, 2005

Artichoke to the rescue: Everyday

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I bought a bottle of Rose the other day just for curiosity. It was so absolutely awful when i tried it last week at one dinner that I was thinking about dumping it. But, today, I decided to give it another chance with the Artichoke I bought. Well, well! Much better... Unbelievable! The Rose actually became tolerable with artichoke... Here is why:

... Quote from this article about food and wine paring...

Artichokes
Similar issues attend the subject of wine with artichokes: anything you taste, be it wine, water or bagels, will taste sweeter after you've tasted an artichoke. The reason here is not acid in the food, but a natural substance called cynarin. So, if you grab a wine that is so determinedly dry it's unappealing to most people, and serve it with an artichoke gratin, you have probably improved the pleasure-giving ability of that wine. In the US, one of my favorite matches with artichokes is Provencal rose. This wine can taste delightfully fruity in the south of France, but when it gets sent here much of the fruit seems to dissipate over the ocean, and the wines can become austere. Artichokes, garlic, tomatoes, herbs, olive oil--and newly un-austere Provencal Rose.....

Yes, a perfect fix for the austere Rose... But, no more rose for me, please!

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我的MOTIV: Everyday

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吃完早餐,給我的MOTIV打氣之後在附近逛了好久。覺得騎車比走路爽多了!8-P!今年第一次騎它哦!

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早餐: Everyday

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今天早餐吃醬肉薄餅加鹹豆漿。YUMMY!

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Library Card: Everyday

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上星期被安紀提醒應該好好利用附近的圖書館。今天便去探路。結果當場就辦了卡借了﹕

Book: National Geographic Traveler - Taiwan.
DVD﹕ Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn.
DVD﹕ Sea Biscuit.
CD: Gilbert and Sullivan's (opera) Pirates of Penzance.

圖書館裏有很多CD和DVD。很棒。最棒的當然是完全免費哦!下星期要把我不想留下的書捐去。

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梯子: Everyday

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今天買了一個新梯子來修剪院子裏的植物。比舊梯子高了兩尺,很好用。爬上梯子可越過鄰居的屋頂望出去哦。

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September 18, 2005

中秋節: Everyday

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安紀指定我照的。掛了SKYPE,就衝出去照的- 月亮已經爬上幾乎中天了。小小的。不過好像是蠻亮的。看得出只有90%嗎?好像昨晚的月亮比較圓哦?來跟安怡從MSN傳來的台灣月亮比一比﹕

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散步去: Everyday

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答應媽媽要出門走路,所以照相為證。走了一小時哦!天氣好的沒話說啦!

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September 07, 2005

Ipod for your birthday?: Everyday

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Check out the new
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Very Cool!

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歡迎試用: Everyday

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恭喜秘密基地成立囉!留言板也有囉!

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September 03, 2005

怪癖: Everyday

- 睡覺一定要把頭用毛巾(被)裹起來。
- 不喜歡十歲以上ㄉ人類。
- 喜歡千方百計ㄉ勸別人花錢敗家。
- 不喜歡CHOCOLATE。
- 超愛在睡前吃消夜。
- 被人叨念會發狂犬病。
- 痛恨任何SMELLS(香臭都不行)。

寫給安怡看ㄉ。。。

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June 19, 2005

Howl's Moving Castle: Everyday

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Howl's Moving Castle is yet another (since spirited away) wonderful animation film by Hayao Miyazaki. The story is like an enchanting dream. I also particularly like the voice overs of Calcifer and Sophie. The little girl sitting next to me was totally in awe at the end of the movie and asked her dad if they can see it again... I want to see it again, too...

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June 11, 2005

Cinderella man: Everyday

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This is a heart-warming story about Boxer James J. Braddock's fairy-tale come-back during the great depression. The boxing scenes were very brutal, I had my eyes covered almost all the time. I like the family story behind the fights...

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June 05, 2005

Return of the Sith: Everyday

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OK, I contributed mine $$ to the "Star Wars" finally. This might be the only one I actually saw in the theater. Nice special effects. But, I was a little tired of the endless life-saver flashes...The best acting was done by Yoda... It was more entertaining for me to watch this little boy sitting next to me started crying towards the end of the movie when Darth Vadar and Obewan Kanobe were fighting to their dooms. The little boy burried his head in his dad and refused to watch the movie anymore... Poor boy...! I wonder how dad is going to explain to him there is no point to be scared ? May the force be with you ?

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May 17, 2005

Survivor 10- Palau: Everyday

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I don't really follow "Survivors"... Actually, I don't remember when was the last time I watched the show or even heard people talked about the show. But, on Sunday night (my only more regular TV night), I caught the finale of the Survivor-10. It first captured me because of the beautiful location, and, as soon as I figured out "who's who" on the show, I started cheering for Tom - the eventual sole survivor...

Oh yeah, forty-year-olds' total domination! I love it!

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May 05, 2005

心情很壞。: Everyday

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想哭。。。即使有彩虹也很醜的下雨天。

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March 13, 2005

Lost and Found: Everyday

I recieved these from the Argon Guest House two days after dad left.

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糊塗家族的大家長果然不是蓋ㄉ!

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February 28, 2005

爸爸回台灣囉: Everyday

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爸爸離開加州的早上便天藍了。。。

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聽說爸爸回台就把雨水和5C 的寒流帶去了。

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February 20, 2005

Dad is here.: Everyday

Dad and I spent one morning at the Stanford Bookstore to search for information about Einstein. Dad is collecting materials for the 100th Anniversary of his Miracle Year - when he published five monumental papers.

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Here is a picture of dad with his newly aquired "winter" boots for the Chicago trip. He seemed happy with it. What do you think ?

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Because it has been raining and chilly, we mostly stayed at home in the evenings and watched movies. We watched "Hero" and "Saving Private Ryan".

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January 30, 2005

發懶中: Everyday

懶得作網頁了,暫時用雜記來當首頁囉!

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November 21, 2004

Prepare for our trip: Everyday

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November 14, 2004

To Change or not to change: Everyday

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How does one find the courage to change ? Yet, it also seems impossible to stay un-changed...

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November 07, 2004

Perrine is 小英: Everyday

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Today we finally saw Tiffany and the 6-week-old Little Perrine. Tiffany explained they got the name from this very popular animation story from Taiwan... In fact, the animation is made by the Japenese, and the story is originally French. But, it has been replayed so many times on Taiwanese TV networks that almost everyone who grew up in Taiwan knows this story. Anyway, I think "Perrine" is a perfect name for Tiffany's little peaceful and calm baby girl. I have a feeling she will grow up to be kind and gentle just like the beloved "Perrine".

Click here to play the theme song (Real Player).
Click here to read the synopsis of the story in Chinese.

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November 02, 2004

America Divided ??: Everyday

Election day's exit poll statistics -
By income level:
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By race:
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October 31, 2004

Happy Halloween: Everyday

今天本來要乖乖在家讀PAPER。但是因為外面天太藍ㄌ,就忍不住跑出去鬼混到天黑才回家。。。到家門口時,正好看到鄰居口擺ㄌ可愛到要死掉ㄉ三鬼組---很有萬聖節ㄉ氣氛ㄛ。。。就抓ㄌ相機在附近趴趴跑ㄌ一圈。。。先貼一張來看看。剩下ㄉ照片有空再補貼到PHOTOLOG去。
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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
p.s. 決定明也要自己做個南瓜燈。。。

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October 24, 2004

A very scary pair: Everyday

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October 14, 2004

台灣今天地震: Everyday

今天回家就上網看台灣ㄉBLOG。大家紛紛報導被地震震ㄉ昏昏!還有新聞報導ㄋ。趕快打電話回家確認大家都平安無事!安怡和媽媽一起接電話說家裏一切都好,安萍在家一起吃飯,爸爸也已報到ㄌ。。。OK。放心啦!

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October 03, 2004

Traffic School: Everyday

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Well, the ordeal from April 10 is finally over!

After paying the hefty fine and appearing at the court house twice, I finally finished the traffic school and passed the test. I think I learned the lesson - "Never get caught !" 8-P

Do you know the answers to the following two questions I got wrong ?

1) If the damage of the automobile accident you involved with excede $750, you should report to DMV within how many days ?

2) Within how many feet of an approaching car on a two-way road, should you turn your high beam down to low beam ?

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September 25, 2004

Tiffany's Baby is here!: Everyday

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We were supposed to have a baby shower for Tiffany today in my house. But, the baby beat us... She decided to surprise Mom and Dad this evening!

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September 12, 2004

Cosi Fan Tutte: Everyday

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I Just saw the SF opera's production of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte.
This is one of the most boring work from Mozart I think...The performance is fine with Frederica Von Stade as Despina. And the production is, again, with a modern comical twist - I still can not quite appreciate it yet...

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