Monday, June 25, 2012


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Photo enforce stop by officer Nathan

Saturday, June 16, 2012


熊貓爺爺先開場白: 今天要向大家宣告一項壞消息,我們的两成員將會被租借到馬來西亞,真不知誰會是倒霉被選中的,唉!

熊貓婆婆幽幽然說: 是呀...聽說這馬來西亞的環境...並不適合我們,為什麽卻要讓我們的族類受苦,萬一客死他鄉,我越想越悲。

熊貓爸爸道貌岸然的表示: 這些人類,不知是什麼腦的,雖然把我們當國寶,又把我們當禮物,幾十年來,為了與他國表示好關係,要嚒就贈送,要嚒就租借,真是的。

熊貓媽媽感嘆起來: 你們談起這些往事,我好思念表妹喲,不知在美國的她可還好?每天見的都是老外,不過吃的文化...我想一定還是保留我們的傳统。

熊貓大姐發白日夢的: 我還真有點響往,想到外國見識見識呢。明天得去拍幾張彩色近照專輯,然後主動申請外交觀光。

熊貓弟弟插咀: 你真是不知醜的,你的黑眼圈這麽難看,三圍202020一樣大,誰會選你!


熊貓大哥好奇的舉手問: 為什麼有馬來西亞人反對?


突然,熊貓妹妹天真的說: 噢,我知道了,一定是他們怕他們的政府不bersih(清廉),不會照護我們族類。聽說他們養牛,用了很多錢,但是錢去了別處。我怕怕,請上天保佑,不要選中我呀。

Friday, June 8, 2012

An additional seasoning

Two days ago, a friend and I went to a chinese resturant for lunch. We ordered an eggplant dish and fried noodles. We were enjoying the tasty eggplant they cooked, when the dish was almost half gone, my friend found an additional seasoning - a bug (about 1.5-2cm size). This additional thing was not be appreciated at all as he is a vegetarian.
How would you react when the waiter said they will cook a new one for you to take away?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Canada - Niagara Falls

It was a good plan to go up in Skylon Tower in the evening. The ticket is C$12 plus tax, but you can find C$2 coupons in tourist information books at the information centers.

The top of Skylon Tower was a great place to see the beautiful sunset (around 8.45pm in late May.)

Colored lights illuminate the Falls starting from 9pm every night.

And fireworks at 10pm every Friday and Sunday.

People Mover bus ticket is C$11.30 for two days (all day pass but they don't sell for just one day).

We stopped at Floral Clock & saw a cute little racoon.

We stopped and visited Ten Thousand Buddhas Temple, a free thing to do. (opposite the White Water Walk)

We stopped at the Whirlpool Aero Car station, but it wasn't running at that time because of high winds.

We stopped at Niagara Glen, and hiked on the trails. From there we saw the Whirlpool jet boats, the blue is covered and the red one is open, so you must be prepared to get soaked.

We stopped at Queenston Heights Park.  This was the northern-most stop on the People Mover bus.

A black squirrel.

A view from funicular (inclined rail) C$2.50 for a one way ride, or C$6 for an all-day pass. 

And they have gambling...

Saturday, June 2, 2012

US - Niagara Falls

We flew to the Buffalo airport, which is closest to Niagara Falls. When we walked out into the arrival hall, we found on the right was the taxi stand and the left was the local bus stop. Our hotel reservation was on the Canada side.  We asked the price of taxi - $90 for 2 people. Then we went to the left to ask about the local bus.  Two drivers told us we can take bus no. 204 from the airport into town and change to bus no. 40. $2 per person for a bus trip, that means just $8 for both of us to get to the US side of Niagara Falls. The bus driver was kind to tell us where to get off to change bus no. 40. When we were riding bus no. 40, I was wondering how can a local bus across the border to Canada, whether we should ask another passager or driver again? Steve kept saying he trusted what the two drivers at the airport told us:  bus no. 40 will go to the Canada side. Are most men a little stuborn and don't like to ask someone? Well, when I saw the bus passed by a place that looked like the border but still going on to another stop. I couldn't stand it anymore, and I asked the driver who told me this bus does not go across into Canada.  We should go down and walk back to the border. Oh oh...

We walked three times across the Rainbow bridge to Canada from USA, but Steve carried his garment bag and brief case in the first walk to the hotel.    

We bought tickets for the Maid of the Mist (boat cruise), boarding on the US side, for $15.50/pax.


The ticket price for Cave of the Winds was $11 and provided a pair of sandals, we should have bought this ticket before going on Maid of the Mist. Steve's shoes were soaked after the cruise.

The Niagara Scenic Trolley is $2.


However, we didn't notice there is a good package deal in Niagara USA, it is $33. The Discovery Pass includes: Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds, Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, Aquarium of Niagara, Legends of Adventure Movie (Niagara) and one day of unlimited transportation throughtout the park of the Niagra Scenic Trolley. I would recommended this package if visiting the USA side.