Sirtea 茶翁

This is my journal: It records my thoughts, my cares, my struggles, my achievement and failure, my observation of life and nature, internet circulation、treasures、or recycled junks I found, ... . If you stumbled upon this blog by accident or on purpose, I welcome you. Thank you for your visit and comments. Hurry back!
這裡紀錄著我的生活點滴:我在想些什麼, 做那些事, 關心何事, 我的得與失, 我對人與自然觀察所得, 網路資訊、撿到寳貝、或是古物回收,... 。如果您是專程特地來訪或是無意中路過, 我誠心歡迎您。多謝您來訪及留言指教。請再來噢!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Catch Me 抓到就給你

"Hurry up! I'll give it to you when you catch me." Two squirrels are chasing each other playing hide and seek.

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「快來呀! 抓到我, 我就給你。」兩隻松鼠在互相追逐玩捉迷藏。

Friday, October 30, 2009

Trick Or Treat 請客不搗蛋


I received this email from lkk.com recipes for Halloween treats Pumpkin Chicken Pie and Pumpkin Chocolate muffins. You might want to replace Hoisin Sauce with honey or maple syrus. Try them. Enjoy your treats not tricks.


我前日收到李錦記食品公司寄來烘製南瓜餅和南瓜糕的食譜。看來很容易做。
可用蜂蜜或糖漿來代替海鮮醬。很好吃的糕餅, 試試看。

Pumpkin Carvings 南瓜雕像


A horrid ghost.
黃面獠牙的精靈。
King Kong and Baby Eating Ghost.
金鋼 與 餓怪

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fall Leaves 秋日落葉

Colorful autumn view. Can you spare a minute to watch leaves falling and listen to the natural sound of falling leaves? I did not add music to this video. Hope you are able to hear it. Turn on speakers.

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多彩的秋景。 你能撥出1分鐘的時間來看秋天的落葉, 聽聽葉落旳聲音嗎? 這段影片我未加入配樂。但願你能夠聽到自然的落葉聲! 音響開大聲點啊。

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Invisible Hands 隱形雙手

The song, "A Pair of Invisible Hands", sang by children of the Lak-Ku Children's Home Choir (六龜育幼院合唱團). These orphans felt the nailed invisible hands were with them as they sang. I was deeply moved and my eyes filled with tears too. Lyric and text were in Mandarin. Hope you would enjoy the music.

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神手雖隱, 不離你我;
釘痕雙手, 撫慰心靈。
親身體驗, 淚珠流露;
歌聲詞意, 令人感動。

Monday, October 26, 2009

Tranquility 悠遊自在

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3 groups of ducks swam in the lake. I enjoyed the quiet early morning surroundings.

In the midst of green pasture and still water, the Lord restored my aged health.

看到三群水鴨在湖中悠哉地遊水。今晨水面無波, 四周寂靜, 我享受着清新的早晨。

在這翠綠的草地上, 幽靜的湖水邊, 上主𧶽給我往前行的力量。

Dandelions 蒲公英

Heads of dandelion flowers and seeds.
蒲公英的花與花子。

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Keep Quiet 安靜勿吵

Ha! This gentleman Slept through laughters of the show. What a scene!

大家看熱鬧, 你來我也到;
表演真好看, 獨躺休片刻;
你樂是你事, 我見周公去.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

ECFA 經合協議

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Taiwan Government Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) Ad.
台灣經濟部經濟合作架構協議廣告文宣。

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How well do you understand the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement with China?
你對與中國簽訂經濟合作架構協議 (ECFA) 認知有多少?

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Why not let voters have a referendum?
如果真如馬政府說的那麼好, 何不讓台灣人民公投呢?

Friday, October 23, 2009

Red Sky 天色暗紅

Rain today. 今天下雨。

Cloudy tomorrow. 明日多雲無雨。

Thought for today:
Our area weather forecast for today rain on the way, tomorrow cloudy no rain. I took the top picture at 8am this morning. Red sky, rainy day. The 2nd one at 7pm tonight. We are able to read the weather sign of the sky. Can I read the sign of the times?

今日自省:
氣象預報今日下雨, 明天多雲無雨。笫一張照片是今天早上8點鐘拍攝的。天色暗紅, 下雨天。笫二張今晚7點鐘拍的。我們會觀察天色, 我可會洞察這個時代的徵兆呢?

Dewdrops 露珠


This video recorded the dewdrops dropping moment.

Awesome crystal dewdrops.

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這段影片錄下露珠滴下的那一瞬間。好美的露珠噢。

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pictures of The Day 今日照片

3 hide and seek squirrels.
三隻在玩捉迷藏的松鼠。

This cranapple tree bears first year's crop.
這棵蘋橘樹終於開花結果了。

This morning the pond was so clear that we could see in depth sky reflection on water clearly.
今晨池塘很清, 天空的雲㬌層次非常清晰地映現在水面上。

Another mushroom.
又一個草菇。

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pictures of The Day 今日照片

A cute wandering dog. I wonder why this dog strays around here.
一隻來訪好可愛的小狗。 不知㸰是誰家的狗?
A dropping dewdrop.
一滴快要下掉的露珠。

Monday, October 19, 2009

A Conversation 一段對話

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Jesus loves us. He paid for our ransom by dying on the cross. As the Bible says: "For God loved the world so much that he gave his only son so that anyone who believe in him shall not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16 The Living Bible) I accept him as my savior, I hope you do too?

主耶穌爲救贖我們而被釘死十字架上。聖經記載: 「上帝那麼愛世人, 甚至𧶽下他的獨子,使所有信他的人不滅亡, 反得到永恆的生命。」(約翰 3:16 現代中文譯本) 我接受祂爲主爲王, 但願您也有!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pictures of The day 今日照片

Morning Dew on a spider web. 蜘蛛網上的露珠。

An unidentified Flying Object. 一個外太空來的物體(人)。

A refueling fly. 一隻充電中的蒼蠅。

PS. As I wrote before, I took pictures while I was having my morning walk and meditation. I just could not pass by without taking picture of those God's beautiful creation.
註: 我早先曾說過, 我一邊散步運動晨思禱告, 一路照相。看到神創造這麼美麗的㬌物, 我不捨得不拍照留存。

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sign Language 手語

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This is the American Sign Language (ASL) Alphabet.

這是美國手語字母手勢比法。

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mushrooms 草菇 Chháu-Ko͘

A white umbrella mushroom.
一個白傘菇。
* Chi̍t lia̍p pe̍h soàⁿ-ko.͘
A withering brown umbrella mushroom.
一粒漸枯萎的棕色傘菇。
* Chi̍t lia̍p chiām-chiām kō͘-ta ê chang-sek soàⁿ-ko͘.
A bunch of Bun Mushrooms.
一群麵包菇
* chi̍t-tui ê mī-pau ko͘.

* Taiwanese/白話羅馬字臺語/Pe̍h-oē-jī Tai-gí.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Motherly Love 母性愛

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A mother tiger took in pigs as her own. This is incredible. These pictures remind me of the Bible verse Isaiah 65:25:. "The wolf and lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw as the ox does, and poisonous snakes shall strike no more!... " says the Lord. (The Living Bible)

這隻母老虎把小豬當自己的孩子撫養。真令人難予置信。這些照片讓我想起聖經 以賽亞書65章25節: 「狼和羊要在一起吃東西; 獅子要像牛一樣吃草; 蛇不再傷害人。 ...」上主這樣宣佈了。(現代中文譯本)

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Chit-chiah bo-hó͘ chiong ti-á-kiáⁿ tòng choe i kā-kī ê kiáⁿ lâi iúⁿ-chhī. Sit chai hō͘-lâng chin siūⁿ bē-hiáu. Ḿ-koh Sèng-Kēng I-Sài-A 65:25 ū an-ni kì-chài: "Chhâi-lông beh kap iûⁿ-ko saⁿ-kap chiah, sai beh chiah chháu chhin-chhiuⁿ gû; thô͘-hún beh choè choâ ê chia̍h-mih .... " che si Iâ-hô-hoa kóng-ê.**

** PS. I am learning to write romanize Taiwanese dialogue. If you can read and write it, please help me correct my errors. Thank you.
** 註: 我學用白話字寫臺灣話。如果您會讀和寫臺語白話字(羅馬字), 請幫我改正錯誤。謝謝。
** ※ Lí nà ê-hiáu thak kap siá pe̍h-oē-jī, chhiaⁿ lí pang goá kái-chèng chhò-gō͘. To-siā Lí.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sirtea Garden Visitors 茶翁家園訪客

Welcome to Sirtea Garden
Suddenly over night, Sirtea Garden had visitors from all over the world. Sirtea was honored to have your visit. If you visit again, please leave your comments on any post. I appreciate and request that you would join us in praying for our brothers and sisters. See prayer requests on "Special Notes" and posted "Comments". Thank you. May God bless you and yours!

歡迎光臨茶翁家園
突然於一夕之間, 從全球各地來了這麼多的訪客。茶翁家園很榮幸得到貴賓您的來訪。下次再來時請留言指教。請您陪同我們一齊來爲這些代禱事項同心禱告。從「特殊訊息」與「回應留言」中可看到代禱事項。謝謝。願上帝祝福您及您的所愛!

Let's Pray-3 請一齊禱告-參



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For prayer request, please use the tool on left "Prayer Request 請代禱". Or, post your request on this "Comments 回應留言".
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代禱事項請用左側「Prayer Request 請代禱」。或者留言在此則「Comments 回應留言」裡。
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PS. 5 requests on this post. If possible, please post in English and Chinese.
註: 此波士可有5則代禱事項。最好能用中英雙語留言。
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Monday, October 12, 2009

The Window 玻璃窗

A clean window looks clearer. 一個乾淨的玻璃窗看得較清楚。
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My thought of today: Plank vs speck.

"First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck out of your brother's eye." --(Matthew 7 : 5 NKJV)

今日自省: 大樑對木屑

「先把你眼中的大樑移去, 才能看得清楚怎樣把你兄弟眼中的木屑挑出來。」--(馬太 7 : 5 現代中文譯本)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Bunch Mushrooms 群菇

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This video was taken at two lawn areas of approximately 3' by 10' each on 091008.

These mushrooms grow together in size and shape. They look like bunch of bouquets.

See yesterday's "Flower Mushrooms" for magnified picture.

這段影片是2009/10/08在兩處各約3尺乘10尺的草埔拍攝的。

這些草菇聚合在一起一同成長, 看來好像一朿一朿的花球。

看昨日的「花菇」個別照片。

Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Fly and A Mushroom 蒼蠅與草菇

A fly rests on a white mushroom.
一隻暫停在白色草菇上休息的蒼蠅。

Flower Mushrooms 花菇

These wild mushrooms look like flower bouquet. Pretty!
這些野菇看起來像一束束的花束花球。好美啊!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Paint Storage Shack 油漆倉庫

We finished painting exterior of storage shack.

倉庫外觀重新油漆完工。

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

100 Chinese Surnames 百家姓

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100 most popular Chinese surnames and their evolutive original charactors.

現時百家姓之古源字。可惜有幾個簡體現用字。

Yard Work 砍樹

I chopped down 2 dead willow trees this morning;
using a shovel, an ax, a pick, and gas chain saw to do the job.

今晨我砍下兩棵枯柳樹;
動用了鏟子, 斧頭, 平尖鋤頭, 和汽油動鋸等工具。

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Building A Wasp Comb 黃蜂築巢

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We can see progress of a wasp comb building process in this video.

These pictures were taken between August 14 and 31, 2009.

這段影片中我們可看到黃蜂築巢進展的過程。

這些照片是2009年8月14-31日拍攝的。

Wild Mushrooms 野生菇



After continuous rain for two days, a lot of wild mushrooms sprouted out this morning.
Most of them are poisonous.

連續下了兩天雨, 今天早上長出了很多的野菇。
大多數是有毒的蕈菇。

Monday, October 5, 2009

Tree Bark Faces 樹皮臉譜



(From top left clockwise) I see a little lamb, a kissing couple, a man with his dog, a gorilla, and a rabbit. What do you see? (left click to magnify picture)

(從左上順時鐘方向) 我看到一隻小綿羊, 一對親吻的情侣, 一個男人與躺下來的狗, 一隻猩猩, 和一隻小灰兔。 您看到什麼呢? (按左鍵放大照片)

A Crow 一隻烏鴉



I found this crow dead with a broken neck this morning.

今天早上發現這隻斷了脖子的死烏鴉。

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A New Ball Game 新創球賽

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Basketball, football, Rugby, soccer, baseball & ... mixed rules were played in this game.
Josiah scored. He even touched the home base. Quit a game!


這場球賽有籃球, 足球, 美式足球, 橄欖球, 棒球, ... 等綜合規則都用到。
卓賽雅後來居上得分。他還跑回本壘封殺。真有趣啊!

J&J Artwork 雙J作品

Josiah chose blue color most of the time, and Jonathan took the other choice.

卓賽雅通常選籃色,而卓納善接受其他剰下的。

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Plane View 雲上風光

Statue of Liberty (I took this picture just before sunset.)

自由女神 (這張日落餘輝, 可惜略暗些。)
Just in time to catch the rainbow underneath the plane.

很難得能及時拍到飛機窗外雲中的彩虹。

Surprise Visitors 馬哥家訪客

Pictures of birds and rabbits at Mark's yard in Surprise, AZ.
在馬哥家前後院拍攝到這些小鳥和兔子。
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Friday, October 2, 2009

Backyard Fun 後院游戲

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Caedmon played in the backyard pool.

凱明在後院泳池玩水。

Mid-Autumn Moon 091002 中秋月圓人圓滿

The autumn full moon arouses me to think of you deeply.
Wish all my friends and families a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

八月十五夜, 賞月思親友; 但願人長久, 千里共嬋娟!
敬祝 諸位親友中秋節快樂!