Friday, December 17, 2010

Help Me

I can not connect to Hong Kong Yahoo Blog since last night. Not even the entire HK Yahoo site. But I can see other HK sites. Does anyone know why? I ask people in my internet provider company, they said that it's the HK Yahoo server's problem. They could see the site themself from Texas of United State. And I asked someone in UK that they could connect it too. Why is only me has this problem? Can HK Yahoo Bloggers help me ask the HK Yahoo Blog's web editor? Thank you so much.


Monday, December 13, 2010

Holiday Blue

         I think I am having a holiday blue. All these radio stations are playing holiday music, and the situation in my house is disturbing me. There is no way out. I guess I am not the only one who is having this feeling in the holiday season. Although I just bought a brand new lap top which I was eyeballing for long time, but it seem didn't help me at all. I did not go home happy. Instead of this is worrying. Look back in the 2010, there were a lot of unfortunate things that had happened. Such as roommates' sudden departures and the troubles with my kids. I feel so helpless and lonely. I hope in the new year that will be dissolve.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Native American Heritage Month 2010

      Let's celebrate the Native American Month by singing and dancing the traditional music. We were at the San Francisco City College one evening.  It was a full house in the room that people were interested in this event. We got to stand up with the singers when they sang the traditional song at the beginning. Everybody was showing respect to the Indians' ancestors. And there was a video of the Indians' history which show how they were treated when the white men came. It was not a very happy film but I think people must learn from the past to prevent repeating mistakes. Well, I guess there won't be anything like that happen again . Unless there are other people live on the Mars.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

October 2010

           (I'm writing in a very noisy environment.So forgive me if I have any writing errors in this post. )  We have been going to a lot of places this month compare to average month. First, we went to City College  for an owl lecture which arrange by Mrs G, but unfortunately, we went on a wrong day,so we had to go back three days later, my kids thought it was  a nice car ride though. And in the same day, it was the free day for The Conservatory of Flowers. Therefore we were there too. We saw Mrs G and her daughter. Well ,actually, it was a field trip day. we got it all mix up. Poor me. And three days later, we went to the owl lecture, we were sitting with bunch of college students. even some moms and little kids were there. Why? It was because it is open to the public . The guy who did the presentation was Mr so and so. I heard he works in the planning department. How handy, he can decide which place could save for his owl. Just kidding. Oh well , I have learned some new things about owl that day but not my son, he's read all the books about owl from the library before that. And when the lecture was over ,we got to be introduce to Mrs G's son. That's the first time we met him. He's also a teacher in the City College. And after that, I suggested that we go to the cemetery for sweeping my Grandma's grave, because it's the time of the year the Chinese people do that. And after that we ate our lunch right there. Maybe you feel weird, but not me, it's a tradition of Chinese. At the end I was very touching when I saw Evelyn looking at the tomb stone quietly.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Chinese Moon Festival

Tradition is pretty much like Thanksgiving Day which is the whole family come home for a big dinner, and then sit outside drinking tea and eating moon cakes while watching the full moon. Children play lanterns with candles in it, but nowadays people melt down the wax and make big fire balls instead which is very dangerous game to play. In my home, I would never allow anyone to do that. Happy Chinese Moon Festival.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Standoff in Philippines

I have something to say after watching the news about Hong Kong tourists were being held hostage in Philippines today. We all have seen action movies about heroes saving hostages before. Everyone knows that you should never provoke a kidnapper during a standoff. Outrageous things could happen when a person who think he is hopeless. Why would a country such as Philippines has plenty of experience of dealing with terrorist  had done a lousy job like this ? Is it because they don't care about Hong Kong people's lives? Or they are just plainly stupid?

Friday, July 30, 2010

Summer Days

Wow, it's been another month since I posted last time. Sorry about that, I am really busy during the summer. As you know, all the parents are busy taking their kids to do this and do that. The kids are hanging on ours shoulders 24/7. Luckily, my husband helps a lot, we take a break from home schooling to more physical activities. Such as ,bicycling, riding scooters  and playing soccer ball. But they also sitting in front of the computers more. That's why I am short of time for blogging. Maybe after the summer when they are in the new school year, I will have more time to write thing. I really love writing stuff in English.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mother's Tongue

As you've been reading my blog for a while then you would know that I insist teaching my children only English. I've been putting off for teaching them Chinese. That's because I always think they only speak English in the US. But I've found out there are a lot of opportunities for people who are bilingual.  I went to a store this morning and there was a newly hired employee who was a young Chinese American girl. Not just this one ,they are in every store I go. All of a sudden I was day dreaming  about my children looking for jobs. If they knew Chinese that will be much more chance that they will get the job. Now I feel bad about I did not teach them Chinese. I really need to work on that begin from today.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

A Family Friend

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Used Car Market

If you live in San Francisco you will know the situation of parking here. Since our step van has been towed away, we have a parking spot in front of our house. It is a small space which only can fit one small car. If anyone park their big car there. It will be blocking our drive way. Therefore sometimes I see people are scratching their head when they parking their big car. It is a quite funny moment that I almost want to take picture of them. After few months without a vehicle in the family, now I think it's time for us to search for another car. I have been looking at Craigslist for weeks. There are a lot of choices of cheap used cars. some are sale by private parties some are from dealers. I only want the car which is from private party, that's because they are cheaper but sometimes the car that I like is located far away and I don't wanna go too far. But sometimes when the car is near , the sellers won't reply their email or phone call. Or even say the car was sold. Is it mean when economy is bad the good old cars are being sold fast?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Chinese Readers

My Chinese blog's viewing numbers are really taking off lately. And I have to admit that I have forgotten the English blog pals. But hey, when I look at this blog , I have to say, 'Oh well, I have to write some more English stuff.' You know when I read my Chinese blog pals stuff more , I tend to think about things in Chinese way more. Sometimes when I want to say something to my kids, I almost say it in Chinese, and when I look at their half Chinese and half American faces, all of a sudden I realize that I am on the wrong channel. That's feeling is quite hilarious. Maybe I should teach them to speak Chinese too. Why have I not to do so,? That's because I always think that we live in the America we don't speak Chinese that often, unless someday them might need to work with Chinese people or require by their employer to speak Chinese. Anyway, so far I still think they should learn English as their first language.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Random Attacks on The Streets

It's sad to hear that there are Chinese Americans being attacked by young African Americans in San Francisco and Oakland in the recent months. Why? Was it because of there is a video that get put on YouTube? The one that show a Chinese woman fought with an African woman on the Muni bus? I think that is inappropriate. It incenses people to use violence. It should be removed. Hope everyone lives in a harmony world!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Spammers Attacking Hong Hong Yahoo

There are thousands and thousands of spams getting into the Hong Kong Yahoo Blog everyday. It seems like Yahoo can not do anything about it. Why Hong Kong Yahoo being target? It's because they have been very successful. Hundreds of thousands of people are browsing everyday. The spammers put virus in the blog and steal people information. Scary ,huh? And the Hong Kong Yahoo is so stupid. Most of the functions are down for weeks even months. You tell me. Could this be happen in other social networking sites? What a shame! If they don't fix it soon. I'm going to boycott the entire Yahoo service.

Friday, March 26, 2010

How Bad is Our Economy?

Mr J is a thirty years old guy who just move here from Michigan. He told his roommates that he could not find a culinary job in SF in the past four months. And he keeps telling his roommates that he will come up with the money for the rent by next Friday. There were three fridays has gone by, no money anywhere in sight. But he has cable TV with all the channels in his room and he sits outside the house smoking weed. Where does he get the money for all this? Medical? Food stamp? Is he bullshiting, or not?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Rally For the National School Fund Cutting Day

I was riding my bike home from the grocer this afternoon, right when I was crossing the Geary St, I saw a group of children and teachers protesting at the corner. The drivers seem support their action. They honked their horn to show support. That made me feel sorry for the children. They are our future. They don't deserve being reduce the quality of the education. The downturn of the economy really affecting every single one of us. Even the US government itself had to cut budget on every departments. But I think education should be the last thing to be put on the chopping board.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Scion XD

We took a Scion XD from the City Car Share for a spin on the Chinese New Year . The car looks small but actually it's not small at all. The interior is very roomy. And the performance is surprisingly good. The little car with full of people in it, it still can go up hill swiftly. It's my next dream car.

Monday, February 22, 2010

The home of Jazz music ,Fillmore

I was going to the office of Social Security Administration on Fillmore Street the other day but obviously the government had to cut the budget, so there was no more office any more. We walked along the Fillmore Street and saw the Jazz Club and the Fillmore Plaza. Finally we found the McDonald restaurant. My girls were so happy when I bought them a happy meal.