Night in SF

Yesterday I went out to a club in SF. It was fun time. The most interesting part of the night was seeing some of the Golden State Warriors basketball players at the club. I recognized Andris Beidrins, Zarko Cabarkapa, and Sarunas Jasikevicious. Zarko and Andris are 6-11 and I am tiny next to them. The…

Long Friday

After the British troops explained themselves today, I am less troubled by their behavior. If they were indeed subject to psychological pressures and tricks in order to appear at “staged” events, then I am not in a position to judge them. I’m not sure what the Iranians were trying to accomplish here – they definitely…

British navy not so royal

I watched the British sailor hostage “crisis” come to a close on world news yesterday. It’s a stretch to call it a crisis as the whole thing looked like a big staged event by the Iranians, complete with video confessions and general media frenzy. When the soldiers left they were decked in suits and were…

Planet Earth Show

With temperatures in the upper 50’s and a nice sunshine, it was a nice day to be outside working in the garden in Sammamish. First, I mowed the lawn, which was literally a foot high in some spots. Then I did some last minute pruning on some fruit trees. Next, I cut back the sticker…

Skip the Chinese Buffet

Ewwww!! A study finds Chinese restaurant food is unhealthy – what a no brainer! I could have told you that long ago – it’s obvious just by looking at the food and how it is prepared. So much of the food is greasy, oily, fatty (especially pork), and totally fried. Thus, Chinese restaurant meals are…

Quarter Finale

I took two quarter classes this semester and they are now over. This leaves three classes to concentrate on for the 4 weeks (plus Spring Break week) remaining in the semester. It will be nice to have all afternoons free (except Monday evening from 6:30 pm to 8:10 pm) and no class on Tuesday at…

A True Hero

Czarek Sokolowski / AP file A Polish woman, Irena Sendler, who rescued 2,500 Jews in the Holocaust was honored by the Polish parliament today. When arrested by the Nazis in 1943, she refused to give up the names of the Jews she saved, who were mostly children, even after being severely tortured. She is a…

Some political commentary

I think I am finally starting to turn the corner on the sickness. The nasal congestion is diminishing, my beloved voice is returning, and my taste buds are springing back to life (slowly). For no reason other than this, I am in a cheerful mood 🙂 This blog is not a political forum for me,…

White Peach Tea

I got some Celestial Seasonings Imperial White Peach tea today and it has made for quite an enjoyable drinking experience this evening. A delicate but yet sweet blend leaving me wanting more, and fortunately, the flavor lasts into the third cup! I think Celestial Seasonings produces fantastic teas on the whole and I highly recommend…

Year of the Golden Pig

Happy Chinese New Year – the year of the golden pig! Yesterday I joined in on a Chinese New Years celebration and had some tasty traditional Chinese cuisine (not the American style). I watched the participants make the food on-the-spot. Update to post on too many boys in China: More bad news for Chinese men,…

Too many boys in China

I feel bad for Chinese men. Check out this video from CNN.com: (Video: China: Too many boys?). The country is running out of girls. In fact, in the urban areas, for every 118 boys, there are only 100 girls. In rural areas, there are 130 boys for every 100 girls! By 2020, the government predicts…

Ridiculous!

Check out this article about a parent complaining about the showing of “An Inconvenient Truth” in science class. It’s one of those reads where I just shake my head, and the fact that it’s in Seattle suburb (my hometown area) makes it even more unbelievable to me. “An Inconvenient Truth” should be shown in every…