Sunday, September 27, 2009

Local Mid-Autumn Celebration

Some friends invited me to their neighborhood community's Mid-Autumn celebration (aka Moon Festival). The actual holiday isn't until next Saturday--October 3rd--but they were celebrating it one week early.

It was fun. There was a ton of contributed food. I can't remember all of the dishes, but it included many kinds of rice, veggies, meat, soup, and traditional snacks. It's especially popular to BBQ at this time, and I feasted on all kinds of dishes including barbecued fish and 烏賊 (cuttlefish).

The traditional fruit is 柚子 (pomelo), which many folks enjoy eating while gazing at the beautiful moon. What to do with the peel? Well, you can see the humorous custom in the photo.

Here is a video that captured some of the events. Sorry about the poor quality.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Doing what I love to do

Teaching? Exploring nature? Trying a new ethnic dish?


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Playing mahjong, baby!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Susan Boyle does it again

If anyone thought that Susan Boyle was a one-hit wonder...think again. Here is a link to her hauntingly beautiful rendition of the Rolling Stone's song "Wild Horses". [Lyrics]

Note: Hopefully the above link will work by the time you read this. Originally I had posted a YouTube video with the song, but it had been pulled within an hour!

Susan's debut CD goes on sale on November 24; pre-orders on [order CD] have already outsold Whitney Houston's comeback album and other pre-release titles, including the Beatles remastered Abbey Road. [New York Times]

You go girl!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I'm on TV in Taiwan

Here it is: My 15 minutes seconds of fame.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Don't worry your pretty little head

The above comic reminds me of a joke:

In the battle between the sexes, men are definitely better than women at doing two things: 1) Peeing standing up, and 2) Reading maps. Who else but a man would think that one inch equals a mile?

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Found in my email inbox

‹sarcasm›Wow, am I lucky or what?!‹/sarcasm›

Dear Sir/madam

My name is Mrs. Linda Chang from Hong Kong I am 63 years old, I am a dying
woman who have decided to donate what I have to the poor/churches/
mosque/motherless babies/less privileged/widows.I was diagnosed with
cancer for about 2 years ago and now i have few months to die according to
medical Report. I want you to help me donate from what I have inherited
from my late husband to poor/churches/ mosque/motherless babies/less

I want this to be the good work i do on earth before i die.I have decided
to WILL/donate the sum of 9 million US dollars which i have with a bank
abroad to you to enable you help the motherless and less privilege and
also for the assistance of the widows. At the moment I cannot take any
telephone calls right now due to the fact that my relatives (That have
squandered the funds I gave them for this purpose before) are around me
and my health status also.

I have adjusted my WILL and my lawyer is aware. I wish you all the best
and may the good god bless you abundantly, and please use the Funds
judiciously and always extend the good work to others. 20% of the funds
should be taken by you for your effort and time. As soon you get back to
me, I shall give you info on what I need from you then you will contact my
bank and tell them I have willed (9 million dollars) to you by quoting my
personal reference number: Jlk/Wds/95773/50015/GwrI/3196us/uk and I will
also notified my bank that I am willing that amount to you for a good,
effective and prudent work. I know I don't know you but I have been
directed to do this by my mind.

Thanks and god bless.


Mrs. Linda Chang.