Monday, May 2, 2016

Swimming


Steve panicked while we were snorkeling in Mexico a few years ago because he didn't know how to swim. After we got home, he signed up for swimming classes and has continued since then.
This time he signed up for a class on Saturdays at the community college near our house, and he can bring a guest to swim during the open sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays. I have gone with him a few times.
I learned swimming when in high school. I always swim non-stop for 20-30 mins, then get out from the pool. I don't like soak in the water with chlorine too long.  This one is six lanes x 75 feet pool.


Monday, April 25, 2016

韮菜煎餅


自家園的韮菜不多,不過只要割一些就可做韮菜煎餅。
真恨不得能空中翻餅,原圓全餅煎另一面。
要不要試試?

罷了,怕丢了!


可口能吃就好。


Saturday, April 23, 2016

2016 St. Louis Malaysian & Singaporean Pot Luck


Today was a pot-luck gathering of Malaysians & Singaporeans from the region.  Attendance was great, and some people drove several hours from other states to attend!


The festivities have outgrown any one person's home, so this year it was held at Creve Coeur Park.


The Singapore (left) & Malaysia (right) flags were up, just in case the aroma of all the food didn't tell people they were in the right place.  :-) 


The theme of the gathering is, of course, FOOD!  


I brought vegetarian 'char siu' (Chinese BBQ sauce on 'meatless pork'.)


 These are just a few of the curries.  Here we have the chicken, beef, and pork curries.


 All kinds of noodles


The desserts table. 
Curry puffs were gone quickly, seemed very popular.


More curry!  This one is fish curry (asam ikan)


Enjoying lunch and a beautiful view of Creve Coeur Lake.


The food theme continues!
Everyone enjoyed the homemade dishes.


Beautiful day, great turnout, & many wonderful, wonderful people!
Thanks to our organizer, Daniel.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Projection


天:一向以來我都是呈現得很真實,而很多雲往往就會出現各種的情緒狀態。
甲雲:的確,有時我就是不知怎樣的,會很妒忌,又氣憤,然後失望。
乙雲:對啊,不知為何,我内在有批判的聲音,就會指責,過後又很内疚。
天:嗯,也許這就是投射,由於我的透實面,你們内在陰暗的一面就很容易顯現出來。


Sky: I always show as clearly as I can, but a lot of Clouds seem to have many emotions.
Cloud A: Yeah, sometimes I feel jealous, then maybe angry, and disappointed. I don't know.
Cloud B: Right, me too. My inner voice judges and blames, and I feel guilty after that.
Sky: Hmm, this might be projection, because of my true appearance, your inner dark side show up easily.    

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Existence


葉對花示愛:"因為有我疼你,我的生存才有價值!"
花含羞表白:"因為我被你愛,我的存在才有意義!"
日、土、水和空氣狠狠訓道:"閉嘴!如果不是因為有我們,你们两怎能存在生存?"
Leaf said to Flower: "Because I love you, I feel the worth of my life!"
Flower replied: "Because  I am loved by you, I feel the meaning of my existence!" 
Sun, Soil, Water, and Air barked: "Quiet down you two!  If not for us, how would either of you exist?"

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Cauliflower


我們知道的菜花都是白色。
現在我像看到花一樣,可以有多種顏色,同時看到青、紫、橙的菜花,真是讓我有點驚訝!

Friday, April 1, 2016

讀書會網友


時間到了,Skype 上看到每個人都聯系上了,唯有 Tom 缺席。
我們幾位朋友各自在家用Skype上網,一起進行楞嚴經讀書會,不知不覺也有三年(不過,期間也有人加入不久的)。Tom 是被其中一位佛友邀加入,除了她認識見過,我們都沒見過 Tom。但是,我們都好像已是很好的佛友,討論經書,分享生活,互相學習。老實說,我是一個不精進研讀硬内容書藉及聽法師沉悶講經的人,我很喜歡這樣一起同階層輕鬆學習的讀書會,很方便在家悠閒上網,即能固定在這段時間與他們交流,我很珍惜這樣的緣(似乎有幾位也和我有一樣的想法)。
可是Tom ,雖然他的Skype還在,但他將永遠缺席了!
願廖春棠(Tom)往生善趣。

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Steve's 30th service anniversary


相公的經理安排一個午餐會慶祝他30年工作服務。


公司給的奬章。


感恩相公辛勤,請繼續至到退休年,我會鼎力支持!(我也很辛勤 ;p)
Thanks, Steve, for working hard so I don't have to, I really appreciate it. Please carry on until you retire, You have my full support.


Monday, March 21, 2016

Easter egg hunt & cherry blossom in Botanical Garden


約相公去植物園看櫻花,有幾年錯過賞樱花的機會。


來到植物園卻看到一些可愛的兔子,這麽巧公園舉辦孩童尋找復活節彩蛋活動。不知為什麼復活節就是跟兔子有關聯?


一些兔子的主人把他們可愛的兔兔來給孩童觸摸。


不僅跟兔子有關。


還跟蛋有關。尋蛋要開始了。


這麼容易找到!


我問相公,每年的復活節在同一日期嗎?他告訴我,不,基督教古時也有陰曆,現今可能是方便家人共樂,訂在月圓日後的那星期天。
多高興。


打開蛋看裡面有什麽… 糖果、巧克力。


若蛋内有固本的,就可以換禮物。


植物園有一地區規範爲日本花園。


樱桃李樹都在這


正是時候,花開滿樹。


Cherry Plum.


Weeping Higan Cherry.


一串串櫻花垂支。


花落繚一池。


水保持安靜。


坐着欣賞花,真美!


星花木蘭。


Star Magnolia.


好大,好美!


我喜歡二喬木蘭,花瓣内面白色,外面紫色。


Saucer Magnolia.


很搶眼的黄花,Forsythia 連翹屬。


鴨子的頭可以轉180度,嘴塞進翅膀,這對夫妻在睡覺。


而這對夫妻在湖中戲水。


這两隻跟魚搶食。


American Robin 美洲知更鳥,在我們家附近常見。


Cardinal 是代表 Missouri (蜜蘇里)州鳥。


貼抱一下這棵大樹。


分享至此,改日再來。


Google