Thursday, October 1, 2009

中国六十周年国庆:

中国迎来六十周年国庆。 前几个星期在蒙特利市的公园,华人团体已经组织了一场升旗的活动。 昨天晚上,从电视上看到中央电视台的直播阅兵活动,展示了中国的军事力量,六十年来的巨变过程,和万众欢腾,国泰民安的大好现象。虽然在形式上和以前的大同小异,但是我感受到的是中国人的荣耀。今天晚上也观看了晚会的重播,万人盛会,倾力演出。看到的是现代的汇演,回忆的是当年的历历故事。深有感触。中国人终于不再受歧视了。想起我在美国这二十年的打滚,遭遇了多少的白眼和嘲笑,我们这些从大陆来的移民,从三等公民,到现在抬起头做人,实在不容易啊。愿中国继续强大。向世界开发。。。

Friday, September 4, 2009

野营生活

上个星期五,我们和Jason的一家一起参加摄影协会组织的露营。驱车前往洛杉矶以北的Sequoia公园。满满的一车人,还有很多露营用品和饮料,连车顶也放满东西。开了大概四个多小时的车,绕着盘山路一直往山上走,上到海拔6000尺的高度,在晚上的七点多钟终于到达营地。天已经有点黑了,赶紧把东西卸下来,开始搭帐篷,这个帐篷还是新买的,第一次弄,还有点手足无措。不过,有Jason和他儿子Billy的帮忙,也就很快把帐篷给搭起来了。

晚上,我们有五十多人一起围坐在营火前烧烤,聊天,认识从北加州来的朋友们。 拍照的拍照,吃吃喝喝的,很开心。。。 到午夜我们才回帐篷睡觉,那班家伙还在继续开心。。。

晚上很冷,非常冷。我想没有一个人是从头睡到第二天一早的。不过,除了Lucy以外,大家的精神还好。吃完一些早点,有人提议去巨杉公园走走,我们就驱车前往了。开了眼界。 每棵树都非常粗壮,有的已经倒了,断开五节,直径恐怕有4米多。走了快两个小时,累了,就回营地。吃点东西,就睡了一觉。精神觉得好些。 晚上又开始烧烤,还弄了一点娱乐节目。半夜还是冷。第二天起早,就收营,打点行装准备打道回府。

回家的路上也很顺利,回到210公路时看到几个山有熊熊的山火,烧得很厉害,天上积了厚厚的烟云。回到家的附近已觉得空气很差了。

这次野营非常好,市区枯燥的生活,工作的烦恼,各方面的压力,远离这些烦恼,到一个没有电,没有电视,没有电话,没有电脑的地方,可见的只有营地的朋友们。享受一些大自然的轻松,呼吸没有污染的空气,回归大自然,这才是我们需要的放松。

Friday, July 10, 2009

這些年來, 我一直認為生命是由幼到老的過程, 最近幾年, 親友, 朋友, 老同學中都在人生最燦爛的時候離開了這個世界. 上個星期, 有一位攝影沙龍的攝影師, 一位大家都稱之為老師, 一位我在暨南大學的學長, 也離去了. 雖然, 他在生的時候, 我們緣惜一面, 很可惜, 遺憾. 希望他一路走好.

生命是非常脆弱的. 人生無常, 變化莫測. 把握璀璨的人生. 做好每一件事, 愛每一個人.

Friday, April 24, 2009

山寨版iPod nano
山寨產品層出不窮,多不勝數.聽聞已不少啦.模仿程度雖然還有改進之處,但是已有95%雷同啦...
某天,我回到家,太太神秘的告訴我有一件物品讓我看,是有人到他的Office推銷的. 那來乍眼一看,原來是一見iPod nano. 但包裝有疑問,已八成肯定是假貨,打開包裝,裡面的東西已確認我的判斷.不過,這東西做的和真的iPod nano佷像.很多功能都有包括, 連重心感應器都具備. 音質方面還好.
不簡單啊, 中國人太聰明,什麼好的, 名牌的東西都能模仿的那麼逼真. 難怪有那麼多A貨,B貨之類的名詞. 從另一個角度來講, 為什麼中國人只侷限於模仿呢?為何不把自己的聰明才智運用於發明自己的產品, 用自己的更先進, 更多功能的產品和其他知名產品來個國際竟爭.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Sales Tax:

New California sales tax has landed to LA County on April fool day. 9.25%. By Summer times, it will go up to 9.3%. I haven't seen the actual impact in the market places, the living expenses will increase, but the consumers may not feel the increasing because it is the regular spending, for example, if spending $200, the increasing amount is $2, it won't make a strong feel of the overpaying. I just wish California can use these tax money in a very smart way. SAVE CALIFORNIA. God bless California!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Garage:

Most of the houses in US have garage, every body knows about it. Lots of the people use their garage to be a storage space rather than a car parking space, every body knows about it too. I realize it for many years, but I don't see too many people talk about it. Recently, I walked around my neighborhood, I found one of my neighbor has done such thing. I always notice this neighbor and his family park their car outside of their house. By the way, their cars are better than a normal popular sedan. I thought the point they park the cars outside is because they have a bigger family. One day, I passed by their house, and their garage door was wide opened, there were 3 used toilet seats right in the middle of their garage space like the body guards, plus there were lots of not expensive stuffs. Of course, being polite, I shouldn't look into their space. But 3 used toilet seats vs a luxury car, what the value contrast? I don't need to say too much. I am sure they have the reason, and that's their property. I don't have right to say anything about their place......

Tuesday, March 17, 2009
















We were heading south on Sunday. First we made a stop in Pala Casino, first time been there; and then we went to Armstrong nursery in Carlsbad. Every year by this time, this nursery has grown a kind of beautiful flowers in various vivid color. Weather was very nice and comfortable. Walking in the field, smell the flowers, nice thing. The bad thing was every time, I forgot the name of the flower.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Good news. Now this blog allows the followers to log in using their Yahoo ID. Hope to hear from your comment soon.

Today felt like summer. Not much to do. Went to Sam's Club to buy a replacement battery for my van. Thinking of going to the driving range for some practices.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I have found out the blog required the guests to use either one of the IDs such as Livejournal, wordpress, typepad, AIM, or better yet, gmail account to post their comments. No wonder there was only 1 comment from Jeff posted.

Anyway, to my friends, if you really want to post something, please create a gmail account and use it for other communication as well. I do really appreciate your inputs. But, if you don't, that's fine, you are still welcome to stop by and check out my blog. Or you can just email me your comment.

I have came up with several topics that I would like to post them one by one in the near future. Stay tuned. Coming soon.....

Friday, February 20, 2009

Today the governor signed the bills to make few things official. They are directly impact californians' day-to-day life. Sales tax will go up to 9.25%, automobile registration fee rises up to 1.15%, state income tax bucket goes up.... Who is going to buy car?????????? Who is going to go shopping???????????

Life is getting tough now with this kind of the environment. Every body has to learn dealing with it, taking control of it. Bottom line is, let's face it.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

LA County took immediately action to freeze the hiring on Tuesday. I wish the transition will go a little bit smooth. We all have to work harder to rebuild our better environment.

This morning was chilly cold. Stood in the middle of the freeway, the wind just blew me out. Rain is coming back, and it will run over the weekend. Long weekend is coming.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The rain is still dropping from the sky in Los Angeles. I don't feel like active in this kind of the weather. Hopefully we can say goodbye to the rain in the next couple days.

I am still thinking of how to organize my blog to be more making sense. Finding some topics for the friends to comment? Or telling some funny stories? Or just going out more to catch more news? There is a slang said the knowledge gained from traveling thousand miles is more than reading thousand books...

Today there were 2 NBA great games on ABC, one was Boston vs San Antonio that has finished earlier. San Antonio won the game. And Cleveland vs Lakers was just finished. Lakers defeated Cleveland. Kobe was sick and didn't perform great in the game, that's fine, Odom dominated the game and made his career high. This was Lakers' 6th wins on the road trip. Mission completed. It was the first lose of Cleveland in their home court for this season. LAKERS ROCK. Lakers are performing better and better in this season. They gave me lots of winning sense, that is TEAM WORKS.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Lakers won Boston 2nd times in this season last night, they did it without Andrew Bryum. Team effect was the key to their victory. Especailly in the last 6 minutes in the 4th quarters, their defense I should say it is firm, solid, unbeatable. I can relate Lakers' team effect to the work environment............

The rain started this morning. Obviously there was less people ride on the Gold Line, but I felt comfortable with less passengers in the train. Office works were the same as usual, busy all the time. I found a chance to get an updated status of my transfer. It gets closer to the date...

Rain continue falling down. I guess Southern California needs much more rain. I just feel like being lazy. Really I don't want to do anything in the raining times. It's better to turn on the heat and stay warm and dry.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

There are so many funny things around during the day in the office. These will remain in my memory for a while. I just felt that there was such characters existing in this world. I was not sure whether I should say it a joke or reality. LOL....

I received an email today to list the positions the County will suspend in this month. Several IT related items were included. Good luck for these people that have been already on the band.

I will go for an interview tomorrow in Sheriff. It is a good career opportunity. Wish everything will go well. I will do my best.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Father called from Hong Kong this morning. I think it's around midnight over there. He just reminded me they are coming back tomorrow. Also, they will bring 4 check-in luggages back. Is everything really cheap in Hong Kong and China????? Anyway, enjoy the trip is most important.

Monday, January 26, 2009

1月26日. 今天是年初一. 我和Eli趁節日放假一天.去黃大仙上香, 然後去發印寺一趟. 許個願, 希望今年事事如意, 國泰民安, 風調雨順, 身體健康... 都是些好的願望啦. 然後去和李健夫婦去飲茶. 去市場買些菜就回家了. 放鬆的一天. 今晚家姐夫婦來吃飯, 算是開年吧.










昨天是美國時間的中國農曆年三十, 西曆1月25日. 我們一家和幾位朋友一起吃火鍋過新年. 接近大年初一時,我們在家聽到打雷,看到閃電, 然後開始下冰雹(HAIL). 我趕快出去看, 嘩... 很壯觀, 短短幾分鐘的時間就在地面鋪上一層厚厚的白色冰雹. 雨線和冰雹的連線, 在暗暗的夜燈下形成無數條白色的平行線向地面延伸. 剎那間, 屋頂和地面都是一片白色的世界. 真美麗. 我還拿相機把這些景觀照下來了.