Friday, July 25, 2014

蘿蔔


去年朋友給我一些蘿蔔種子,9月種下,土壤不好,到冬天還是長不到手指長。
今年4月種下,終於有點像樣了。


也幸虧小動物不吃它。其它的各種菜類都才長苗不久或有葉或開花時,就被消滅了。
拔三棵來做蘿蔔糕吧。


可能經驗不足,再加上我懶,沒用心下功夫栽種,出來的果當然不美。


蒸熟了,就吃蒸的蘿蔔糕口味。


隔天,吃煎的味道。


再來,炒一炒,下粒蛋,放些我的園每年生出來的韮菜,香噴噴的炒蘿蔔糕就擺上來了。


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

心水果


櫻桃像心形,當然是我的最愛!


美國的季節水果有桃有李,還有苺,都非常好吃。
我最喜觀的是櫻桃。尤其是Rainier cherry,果肉黄色,比起果肉紅色 Red cherry 更甜。Rainier cherry 價也比較貴。




Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Innsbrook Resort at Aspen Lake


Last week I started a part time job introduced by a friend. So, I met Stevie.
 She invited us to her house over the weekend, a very beautiful big house.


After we all arrived at her house, we drove about 15 mins to Innsbrook Resort at Aspen Lake where she has a plot of land, but she decided not to build a house there yet. However, she has a boat on the lake to go fishing and swimming.


Loading stuff in the boat, and getting ready to have fun.



Stevie briefed those who don't know how to swim.


Her husband, Al was driving the boat. 
They both are very nice and friendly.


These four are a family, their two girls so excited. 


Stevie came to take Kathy, and taught her how to float and swim.


Some of them fished, but Steve caught a hat. 
Someone's hat flew off into the lake.


A big water gun fight and water shooting games.


A big current? Steve, are you in danger?


Eventually everybody needed to go into the water, because that is a toilet.


I pretend I can drive a boat.


The boat was moving to the lake center, everyone in the water must hold tight. 


We passed some people surfing, doing yoga on surf boards & kayaking.



Saturday, July 5, 2014

Independence Day



我們住的區域小村,每年都會在美國國慶日放煙花。
反正在家沒事,我們就走去看。


很多居民已早早坐在草地,他們真的很悠閑,可以閒坐一、两個小時等着看煙花。



為項目升掛的國旗,太陽下山了,必須降下收旗。這常識我現在才知道。


救火車開放給小孩參觀。


有些人先去看音樂歌曲。
我們走近時,Steve說那是在奏着海、陸、空軍及警方等團隊樂,各有曾是服軍警的人一聽就起立以示尊敬。


一位扮相林肯總統宣講。林肯在美國真是萬古流芳。
音樂完。


煙花開始了。



Saturday, June 28, 2014

St Louis Dragon Boat Festival


St Louis has a Dragon Boat Festival every year, but Steve just noticed this event from his colleagues forum this year. 
This morning, we went to see the race and found that Boeing also has a team competing. We might be joining the team if they have one again next year.  It's just for fun, not the serious competition like the Dragon Boat race in Penang, Malaysia. They train very hard if you join a team in Penang.
Here, the festival raises money for charity and is a family fun event.
也許美國注重的是大人小孩一起玩樂,我看到的是很不一樣的龍舟賽。



This group cheers on friends & family as they get ready to race. 


One race is going on in the background, while teams on the beach prepare to launch their boats for the next race.  The first round had 10 races, each with 3 or 4 boats competing, so, with 20 people per boat, there were over 600 people racing!


This team's drummer has a funny Dragon costume. 


Row, row, row! Almost to the finish line.  The race is 400m (about 1/4 mile.)


At the same time, there are some things to see.


Zoo, baby animals.


Kids' playgrounds.


Face painting.


Sand volleyball and live band music.


Monday, June 23, 2014

Enchanting Thailand performances


We went to see a Thai Classical dance and Music performance - 'Enchanting Thailand', organized by the Thailand Embassy/Consul General.
They presented a short video about 'Amazing Thailand' by the Tourism Authority of Thailand before the performances started.
我們去觀賞由泰國領事主辦的泰國人的傳統文化表演。
致詞後,表演節目未開始前,泰國旅遊局先呈献介紹泰國的短影片。

短片播完後。我很困惑了,因為有兩次的伊斯兰教人的景,但就是完全沒有佛教的影像色彩,沒有佛寺,沒有佛像,沒有憎人。。。 我出生成長在馬來西亞,那些泰國特殊的佛教影像那麼深刻在我腦海,我一直以為泰國是佛教國。也許我錯了。
我猜某高層是伊斯兰教徒吧。我真失望,他們沒有表現平等心。
I was confused when the video ended, because twice it had Muslim scenes but no Buddhist related images at all.  No Buddhist temples, no Buddha statues, no monks...  Their outstanding Buddhist images are deep inside my mind as I was born and grew up in Malaysia. I thought Thailand is a Buddhist country, but maybe I am wrong. 
I suspect someone in high authority must be a Muslim. I am disappointed, they didn't show their equivalence.  


大致上,我是很欣賞他們的文化特色的,看表演吧。
多漂亮的泰國女司儀及她的服飾。
Anyway, basically I like their culture. Let's see the performances.
How beautiful this Thai DJ with her costume.


Cymbal Dance


These are scenes from the Thai version of the famous Indian story 'Ramayana'.


Rama and Thotskan in Combat


The Pursuit of Supanna Matcha


'Hanuman' (Monkey) interacts with audience.


Kingkara Bird Dance


The Fan Dance
One of the Southern Region Dances, similar to Malaysia.



Cock Fighting Dance
This one very interesting.



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