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!

Friday, December 31, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Goodyear 101218

Meet Tuo

Jo and May were making dumplings this morning, they didn't want me around. So, I went out to make my round, enjoy morning fresh air and talk to God.
A man on the other side of sidewalk called out to me. We both moved to the center of safety island. We shaked hands and said hallo.
Ha! A vietnamese and a Taiwanese met in Goodyear Arizona by chance. He came from Wisconsin to visit his niece, I came from New York to visit my daughter.
We chatted for about 10 minutes and then continued our morning exercise in opposite direction. I thank God for this chance to meet Tuo (He said, "one two, Tuo").


Obituary-Jesus Christ
Yes, I know. It's Christmas season, we are celebrating birth of Jesus. But, without Christ's death on cross, it's just an ordinary birthday party. Let's remember God's love and salvation: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life."(John 3:16)
Let's celebrate Christ birthday as Merry Christmas, not just a happy holiday.
(Reclcyed internet message)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Goodyear 101217

December 2010 Trip - first stop Goodyear Arizona.

We left New York City yesterday morning with snow on the ground temperature about 25F and headed for the dessert warm Phoenix, Arizona. Our plane captain announced that we would arrive at Phoenix a few minutes earlier than scheduled. He also said Phoenix was raining about 55F. I heard someone said it's the first rain in 4 months in Phoenix area. Mmh, we brought the rain?!
We enjoyed our morning walk amist thick fog this morning in Goodyear, AZ. Then, we went out shopping. The sun tried to peek through thick cloudy sky.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Bulletin Header 週報刊頭

I am going to present this design to The 2011 Church Bulletin Header Search Committee.


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Saturday, December 11, 2010

A Drunk Warrior 大醉俠

The following videos are excerpted from "The Drunk Warrior."

Children's Rhyme-It's about the drunk warrior's drinking.

The drunk warrior plays Drunkard Fist.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Best Job 最佳工作

If you like animals, this is the best job in the work field-a panda assistant. The job is to take care of pandas, and to act as a panda ambassador for preservation and protection of pandas.

如果你喜愛動物, 這是一個最佳的工作-熊貓(也叫貓熊)看護。每天照顧熊貓, 同時擔當熊貓大使促使人關心熊貓的保護保育。

Thursday, December 9, 2010

By The Seashore 望海

A young girl sits on the beach, watching over yonder, meditating.
See the artist's pencil drawing animation.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Make A Pumpkin Pie 做個南瓜派

Pumpkins are in season. Let's do a Pumpkin Pie.
正是南瓜季節, 來做個南瓜派。

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Deformed Eggplant 連體茄子

We bought this quintuplet Asian eggplant from a fruit stand in Queens, New York.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Alzheimer 失智症

Today, I am going to devote my topic to Alzheimer. What is Alzheimer? It's a desease that would take toll to the patients and especially to caregivers. Here are videos to explain this desease.

Alzheimer's DiseaseThe challenges of Alzheimer's Disease for both the patient and caregiver.

What is Alzheimer's disease?

Tips for Taking Care of An Elderly ParentCaring for older parent and avoiding caregiver burnout.

←(圖) 諾貝爾物理獎的「光纖之父」高錕(前排中)

走在時光隧道 忘了我是誰
人口的百分之五到十會罹患失智症; 很多事記不得, 還會走丟, 照顧此症患者是一個大問題。美國前總統雷根、前英國首相佘契爾夫人、前經濟部長趙耀東、... 很多很多在晚年都為失智症所苦。
Read more 看更多110619 Delay Alzheimer 延緩失智症

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Peace Like River 平安如流水

This is one of the hymns I like so much that I would hum it out subconsciously.
"When Peace Like A River Attendeth my way"
It is well with my soul.

「倚靠主, 免煩惱, 心平安」。

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Name Correction 請求正名

Taiwan, Not a province of China.
臺灣, 非中國一省。

Help please. I found the following error this morning.
Country Code: Taiwan, province of China (incorrect)

I already send mine. Please ask for correction by sending email to:

臺灣, 中國一省
我已經寄信去了。請大家Email 要求改正。

Your list of Country Code:
A2: TW
No. 158
Country: Taiwan, province of China (Incorrect)
Taiwan is an independent country. It should be listed as Taiwan, definitely, NOT a province of China.
Please correct this error. Thank you.

PS. This topic was published at
附註: 自由時報電子報讀者園地登出。歡迎前往回應。

延伸閱讀 Read more (Taiwan, China 中國台灣省)

Interview With God 與神面談

When we stand before God, ....
當我們面見上帝時, ...

(Recycle 回收再用)

Friday, December 3, 2010

An Old Note 一張舊箋

A 49-Year-old Note

After a long telephone conversation with my friend in Taiwan, I kept thinking about my old university classmates. Therefore, I tried to look for something that would refresh my mind.
I found this note in my old diary. It was attached to a Christmas gift on December 24, 1961. I saved it because the writer of this note wrote a reminder to me. It is very similar to the English verse "Casting all your cares unto the Lord for He cares for you."
Yes. Our Lord cares for you and me all these years and will continue to care for us.


昨天晚上再次接到老朋友自臺灣打來的越洋電話, 我們聊了將近一個鐘頭。他告訴我他剛作了一個重要決定要讓我知道, 謝謝您把我當知心朋友; 而且夫妻兩老再過幾天就要出門遠遊看海去, 並預祝我「聖誕快樂」。
這通電話再次激起我回憶那些認識40多年前的大學同學們。昨夜夢境中看到在淡水淡江團契活動往事的幻影。今早一醒來就去翻箱倒篋, 幸好還保留著這一本日記簿。
看到這張短箋。沒寫收函者, 一定是給我的, 不然我怎會收存在我的日記簿裡; 沒註明日期, 從此箋和我日記記事前後可確定是1961年12月24日聖誕節前夕; 寫箋者是我故意掩蓋的。
我已經想不起來49年前的這麼一件禮物了。不過您送我的這句話直到今天仍然很受用: 「在主愛裡, 你永遠沒有傍徨、觀望、猶豫、惆悵、悵惘的。」今天我將它複製出來, 讓我們一起來回味這些年上帝的愛, 祂也必定陪同我們走前面的路。朋友, 保重。
祝您倆 旅途愉快 聖誕快樂
老朋友茶翁 寫於2010/12/2晨

Near Miss 差點出事

No, the airplane is not going to crash. It's an artwork for commercial advertising.
不, 別緊張, 不會撞機啦! 這是廣告公司拍來作廣告用的短片。

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Grocery List 購物單

Antioxidant Grocery List
Antioxidants play a crucial role in your health. They not only help fight disease, but they can help turn back the clock, too. Print this list and take it with you to the grocery store.



Chen Shu-Ju 陳樹菊

Chen Shu-Ju, a vegetable seller, in Taitung, Taiwan, has been honored by Time Magazine for her generosity to education and charity. She was named as one of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2010.
She lives on NT$100 each day while she found the time and resources to donate NT$10 million (US$437,000) over the years to a school and orphanage for the past 17 years!


Her generousty reminds me the story of a widow's offering. Jesus said, "...that poor widow has given more than all those ... , while she gave up her last penny." (The Bible Mark 12: 41-44)

她的慷慨解囊就是聖經一個寡婦奉獻的翻版。耶穌說:「... 這個窮寡婦所投進奉獻箱的 ... , 她已經很窮了, 郤把自己全部的生活費用都獻上了。」(聖經 馬可福音12章41-44節)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Shells 貝殼圖

This morning I found
Shells on lakeshore
Arranging them into a picture
Ready for my craft collection


Mussell shells‧Clam shells‧Snail shells

Butterflies 111 蝴蝶集錦

Beautiful Butterflies.