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!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Danica Patrick 巴翠丹妮卡

首位賽車女將嬌矜的巴翠丹妮卡。
Danica Sue Patrick
(born March 25, 1982) is an American auto-racing driver, currently competing in the IndyCar Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series, as well as a model and advertising spokeswoman.
Patrick was named the Rookie of the Year for both the 2005 Indianapolis 500 and the 2005 IndyCar Series season. With her win in the 2008 Indy Japan 300, Patrick became the first woman to win an Indy car race.
In 2011, in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Patrick became the first woman to lead a lap at Daytona International Speedway. She had her best career finish of 4th in the NASCAR Nationwide Series on March 5th, 2011 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. By doing this, she set a record for the best finish by a woman in a NASCAR top-circuit race. (From Wikipedia)

Lake Scene 110530 湖光情境

Yesterday was the last day of the year's first long weekend. The weather was very confortable for outdoor activities. See the rays of the sun reflected on the lake; a dog standing at the bow; An ice cream pontoon.

昨天是今年笫一個長假日的最後一天, 天氣很適合湖上活動。這段影片中可看到反射在湖水的光輝; 站在船頭迎風的狗; 還有一艘賣冰淇淋的平底船。

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Morning 國殤日早晨

I took these pictures during my morning walk. Today, I focus my thoughts on those soldiers who sacrificed themselves for their countries. May God bless their families, especially their mothers.

今早晨運時拍下這這些照片。今天是美國國殤日, 記念那些爲國家犧牲的陣亡將士。所以, 邊走邊想那些人永存的精神。祈禱上帝安慰他們的家人, 特別撫慰他們的母親。

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New Canvas 新畫布

My Creation: I arranged tree nuts into these pictures.
我的創作:我用樹子排列成這些圖案。

Sirtea and a smile face.

Honoring Memorial Day 國殤日致敬

May 30, 2011

US Memorial Day
We can find a meaningful way to honor those who have died in service to our country on Memorial Day.

美國國殤日
在陣亡將士紀念日我們可以用一個有意義的方式來紀念那些爲自己的國家服務陣亡將士們。

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Passport To Taiwan 台灣巡禮

Passport to Taiwan Festival 台灣巡禮歡聚
May 29th, 2011 Sunday 12PM-5PM
At New York City Union Square North (17th Street & Broadway)
Getting there:
- Subway: 4, 5, 6, L, N, R, Q (Use the Exit "16 St & Union Sq West")
- Path to 14 St and short walk to Union Square
※不巧本日我不在紐約市, 可惜錯過了今年的鬧熱。
See last year's 想看去年video 實況

Dam Collapse 長江巫峽崩塌

The Yangtze River Gorge Dam Collapse
長江上游巫峽大崩塌
轉載自:优酷/YouTube



中國國土部網站消息: 2011年5月,由於中國三峽水庫加大下泄流量,在入庫流量不足的條件下,有可能加快水位消落的速度,對庫區涉水崩塌滑坡的穩定性產生不利影響。三峽庫區崩塌滑坡共4000餘處,經工程治理的僅為少數。三峽庫區地質災害防治工作指揮部近日發出通知,要求重慶、湖北地質環境監測總站及庫區切實加強水庫消落區和汛期庫區地質災害監測預警工作。

Saturday, May 28, 2011

You Make Me Smile 你讓我笑

Interesting pictures and thoughts.
讓人微笑的圖片配上鼓舞人的解說。

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(Internet Pictures 網路照片)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Thunderbolts 霹靂雷轟

Continuing thunderclaps and heavy rain this morning.
Original unedited video

今天早上不停的雷雨聲
未經剪接過的原版影片

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A Water Vole 水老鼠

I found a dead water rat in the lake.
我發現一隻水鼠死在湖邊。

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Lightning 閃閃電光

Thunder and lightning just a few minutes ago.
幾分鐘前的雷雨閃閃光輝。

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Original video 110526 9:35 PM

A Busy Bee 蜜蜂採花

See a busy bee working.
Listen to bird singing and bee humming.

看蜜蜂採花
聽鳥叫, 蜜蜂嗡嗡聲。

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The After Party 賽後歡慶

Dancing with the stars after party,
the finalists dance on ABC Good Morning America.

與名⻆共舞前三名在早安美國節目現場再舞一曲

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Facebook Scare 臉書中鏢

Facebook Virus Scare
嚇人的臉書毒素


Facebook Fan Check Virus Scare Leads To Malware
臉書用者被誤導致中鏢


Killing The Facebook Virus
中鏢後消毒
(Internet Messages 網路資訊)

延伸閱讀 Read more 110419 Facebook Virus 臉書毒害

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dancing With Star Finale 與名角共舞揭曉

Dancing With The Stars The 12th Season Finale.
笫12季與名角共舞完結篇。

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Sarah Evans sings at the Dancing With The Stars Finale Show.
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Outdoor Morning 戶外晨景 

What a beautiful morning!
This is the day that the Lord has made;
I will rejoice and be glad in it.

好美的早晨!
這是神賜的一天;
我要好好地享受它。


Smoking Ban 禁煙令

Smoker beware 抽煙癮士注意

New York City Smoking Ban
Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, signed legislation on Feb. 22 prohibiting smoking in parks, beaches, marinas and on boardwalks and pedestrian plazas. The new law takes effect May 23, 2011.
Parks Department officials are authorized to enforce the law, and may issue fines of $50 per violation.

紐約市禁菸令
美國紐約市長彭博於2月22日簽禁煙令今5月23日生效開始執行嚴格的禁菸令; 明令公園、海灘和徒步廣場等公眾場所不准吸菸,違反禁令者將罰50美元。

Monday, May 23, 2011

Dancing With Star 110523 與名角共舞

Dancing with the stars the finals
Chelsea & Mark
Kristie & Maks
Hines & Kym

Dancing With Star I
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Dancing With Star II
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Comment On WHO Protest 世衛抗議評估

台灣外交部政務沈吕巡次長對最近參加世衛台灣團隊的表現下二句十字的評語: 「專業表現好 外交動作佳」。

真的是這樣嗎? 不知反省, 還要強詞奪理

我倒覺得要更改爲:
愛台表現差 外交動作弱」才不會笑死人。
Read more 延伸閱讀:
WHO Protest Letter 世衛抗議信
Taiwan, China 中國台灣省
WHO Garbage 世衛垃圾
Name Correction 請求正名

World Turtle Day 世界烏龜日

May 23 is World Turtle Day.We can help protect these gentle animals.
We all know the story of Turtle and Hare Race. That's a positive side of a turtle. We also use the word turtle to describe a person without guts. However, have a fun day today!

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五月廿三日是世界烏龜日, 促大家保護烏龜。
我們都讀過龜兔賽跑的故事, 稱讚烏龜不撓的精神; 也用龜字來駡人。馬英九政府面對中國就變成了縮頭烏龜, 實讓人無法接受他的作法。


WHO Garbage 世衛垃圾

See. I strongly protested to The World Health Organization.

大家看, 我已經向世衛遞出最強烈抗議書了。
這次他們不處理可不行了。

(Source: Taipei Times)

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Blind General 瞎眼將軍

A Chinese General said in Washington DC, "There are no missiles point at Taiwan." I think he is blind or an idiot.

中國解放軍總參謀長陳炳德在美國華盛頓特區公開睜眼說瞎話。証據十足衆人皆知的事還敢說謊。







(來源自由電子報)


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Name Correction 請求正名

For The People 天下爲公

古文新解
李察問到底的閣看到大同篇的最新解說特複製於此。人世間的理想和實際變化差異有多大噢!

大同篇
「大道之行也,天下為公:選賢與能,講信修睦。故人不獨親其親,不獨子其子;使老有所終,壯有所用,幼有所長,矜、寡、孤、獨,廢疾者皆 有所養,男有分,女有歸。貨,惡其棄於地也,不必藏於己。力,惡其不出於身也,不必為己。是故謀閉而不興,盜竊亂賊而不作,故外戶而不閉。是謂『大同』。

「今大道既隱,天下為家:各親其親,各子其子;貨力為己;大人世及以為禮;城郭溝池以為固;禮義以為紀。故謀用是作而兵由此起。是謂『小康』。」

(語譯:大道實行的時候,天下為公。選舉賢人,講究誠信,維護和睦。所以,人們不獨只是親愛自己的親人,不獨只是呵護自己的子女,使老年人有所安 頓,壯年人各盡所能,幼年人適當成長,而鰥夫、寡婦、 和孤苦伶仃的人,都能獲得供養。男的都有職份,女的都有歸宿。資源只怕浪費,不必霸佔。氣力只怕貢獻不上,不必只為自己。所以,陰謀詭計不會興起, 盜賊擾亂也不會發生。所以,晚上睡覺不必關門。那是叫做「大同」。)

(如今大道已經不見了(即是「無道」),天下是自私的天下:人們只識愛自己人,只鍾愛自己的子女。資源和氣力,全為自己。上層的統治者,以世襲制度為禮。他們建築城牆溝池,以為保安。提倡禮義,以為法紀。所以,陰謀詭計就很多了,戰禍也紛紛出現。這就叫做「小康」。)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

My Way 我自己的路


Title: Frank Sinatra - My Way lyrics
And now, the end is near,
And so I face the final curtain.
My friends, I'll say it clear;
I'll state my case of which I'm certain.

I've lived a life that's full -
I've travelled each and every highway.
And more, much more than this,
I did it my way.

Regrets? I've had a few,
But then again, too few to mention.
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption.

I planned each charted course -
Each careful step along the byway,
And more, much more than this,
I did it my way.

Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew,
When I bit off more than I could chew,
But through it all, when there was doubt,
I ate it up and spit it out.
I faced it all and I stood tall
And did it my way.

I've loved, I've laughed and cried,
I've had my fill - my share of losing.
But now, as tears subside,
I find it all so amusing.

To think I did all that,
And may I say, not in a shy way -
Oh no. Oh no, not me.
I did it my way.

For what is a man? What has he got?
If not himself - Then he has naught.
To say the things he truly feels
And not the words of one who kneels.
The record shows I took the blows
And did it my way.

Yes, it was my way.

SamLimKeh 杉林溪

杉林溪 SamLimKeh
(照片源自CloverHsc苜蓿草)

台灣南投縣竹山到杉林溪大約40
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杉林溪遊樂區是有山有水的原始天然風景區,天然的景觀有相思臺、石井磯、青龍瀑布、松瀧岩、留龍頭、相映坡、向欣谷、有天 然的山洞,有深四、五公尺的水井,有原始天然的森林公園,有群燕築巢的燕庵,有石壁自成的天地眼,有懸崖峭壁的安定灣,有屹立雲霄的竹溪神木,有遍野的鳥 語花香,有變化萬千的雲海,有享用不盡的山林風光 .... 。

◎自行開車:
三號國道>竹山/鹿谷交流道下高速公路>又轉接【台三線】往溪頭方向>左轉接【台151甲】走到底>左轉接【台151線】往溪頭、杉林溪方向>初鄉村>鹿谷村>廣興村>內湖村>溪頭>再右轉接【溪阿公路】,再前行17公里,即達【杉林溪森林遊樂區】

搭公車:
◎台中出發:可於員林客運台中站(雙十路與自由路口)搭乘聯營公車往杉林溪
◎南投出發:可於彰化客運南投站(家樂福)搭乘聯營公 車往杉林溪

Judgment Day: May 21, 2011 世界末日

Judgment Day is May 21, 2011 - The Day of the Lord is Near.


I don't believe that today is the last day of our universe. But, I do believe that our Lord is coming back soon.
我不信今天是世界末日。但是, 我確信主耶穌基督就快再回來了。

Friday, May 20, 2011

Dead Cicadas 蟬骸

I posted Awakening Cicadas 睡醒的蟬 0n 110411 and Sound Of Cicadas 蟬鳴聲 on 110518. Today, I am going to post pictures of dead cicadas. Lots of cicadas appeared. I found a lot of them dead. Top: dead cicadas in the lake; Bottom: Some remains of dead cicadas.

可以看到很多很多的蟬出土。結束自然運作後死去, 變成螞蟻, 鳥, 和其他蟲類的食物。上圖: 掉在湖中的蟬; 下圖: 我集在一起的蟬殘骸。

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Taiwan, China 中國台灣省

Taiwan, an independent countryTaiwan, a province of China
台灣國而非中國台灣省

WHO (世界衛生組織) 的秘密文件《「台灣」這個地區於聯合國系統內被認爲是中國的一省 ... 須稱爲「台灣, 中國」。
「中華台北」只限於被邀請爲世界衛生大會(WHA)觀察員時用。》
馬英九說在他任內不談終極統一, 真的嗎? 其實台灣/中華民國早已被馬英九私下與中國談好了而且已經賣給中國了。
台灣人真的還看不清楚馬英九的騙人把戲, 甘願被他耍弄嗎?

相關文章 Read More (台灣人≠中國人)(101204 Name Correction 請求正名)

WHO Protest Letter 世衛抗議信

Official WHO protest letter in English and Chinese translation.
行政院衛生署公佈的官方英文抗議信與中文翻譯全文。
※茶翁註: 兩文有不同之處, 譯文不忠實於原文。

陳馮富珍博士
世界衛生組織幹事長
2011年5月14日

親愛的陳博士:


我國以最大的不滿撰寫本信函,針對貴組織幹事長辦公室主任Anne Marie Worning女士於2010年9月14日發出之「2005年國際衛生條例Taiwan Province of China適用條款」外洩備忘錄所涉不當程序,及具政治意涵錯誤用語,表達正式抗議。
我國衛生署是保護與促進台灣二千三百萬人民健康的最高和唯一 機構,在台灣領土和水域內國際衛生條例的有效實施都是由衛生署負責。故而本署已經被納入國際衛生條例執行網絡,並且依照Dr. Bernard P. Kean於2009年1月2日來函要求指定一「聯繫窗口」(該函及本署復函影本如附件,兩者形成具拘束力之換函)。因此,該備忘錄內容所涉不當程序與對我 們之謬稱引起毫無根據的政治意涵,不僅背離事實,更阻礙國際衛生條例之執行。
世界衛生大會(WHA)為世界衛生組織(WHO)之最高權力機構,我 於2009年首度獲邀以觀察員身份參加WHA,與會者名單所呈現之我團名稱係「Chinese Taipei」,我團座位前置放之名牌亦為「Chinese Taipei」。我方對WHO在未知會我且未獲我同意之情況下,於其內部備忘錄更動對我稱呼感到最大遺憾,該舉亦不符WHA長久以來身為專業機構,行事有 其透明性及一致性之傳統。我在此要求您立刻處理此一重大事件,並更正此一我方絕不接受之錯誤。
在對此狀況表示遺憾之餘,我仍對您邀請我國參加第64屆世界衛生大會表示感謝,我國代表團亦將如同過去兩年持續對大會討論及世界衛生組織之工作作出實質貢獻。
我期待儘早得到你的回復。

邱文達
中華台北衛生署署長

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sound Of Cicadas 蟬鳴聲

Previous Post:110411 Awakening Cicadas 睡醒的蟬

Listen to sound of cicadas.
聽聽蟬的求愛聲。

The sound of the cicada love song is the loudest song known in the insect world. Only males sing, trying to attract females for mating. Cicada calls are species-specific, helping individuals locate their own kind when different kinds of cicadas share the same habitat.
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Edited Youtube video.
茶翁剪輯

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Wind Voice 風聲

Listen to wind voice thru a wind chime.
聽風鈴演奏出激情幽雅的風聲。

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Pictures were taken on May 5, 2011 at Hurst, Texas.
影片拍攝於20110505 德州賀市。

Monday, May 16, 2011

Launch of Endeavour 奮進號升空

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Countdown Coverage Begins
NASA Commentator George Diller begins televised coverage of the countdown to space shuttle Endeavour's final launch.

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Launch of STS-134
Space Shuttle Endeavour lifts off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on its final mission. Commander Mark Kelly and 5 crews will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer to the International Space Station.

Endeavour's Final Voyage
An exhaust cloud forms around Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida as space shuttle Endeavour soars into the sky on the STS-134 mission to the International Space Station. The shuttle and its six-member crew lifted off from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 8:56 a.m. EDT on May 16. STS-134 will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 (AMS), Express Logistics Carrier-3, a high-pressure gas tank and additional spare parts for the Dextre robotic helper to the International Space Station.
(NASA Picture & Videos)

New Ducklings 新小鴨

A breed of new ducklings
A mother duck with 17 ducklings.

一隻母鴨帶來剛孵出不久的17隻小可愛。

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

http:// and https://

What is the difference between http and https ?

**The main difference between http:// and https:// is it's all about keeping you secure** HTTP stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol.
The “s” (big surprise) stands for "Secure". If you visit a website or web page, and look at the address in the web browser, it will likely begin with the following: http://.
This means that the website is talking to your browser using the regular unsecured language. In other words, it is possible for someone to "eavesdrop" on your computer's conversation with the website. If you fill out a form on the website, someone might see the information you send to that site.
This is why you never ever enter your credit card number in an http website! But if the web address begins with https://, that basically means your computer is talking to the website in a secure code that no one can eavesdrop on.
If a website ever asks you to enter your credit card information, you should automatically look to see if the web address begins with https://.
If it doesn't, You should NEVER enter sensitive information, such as a credit card number, Social Security #, etc.

「http」 跟「https」有何不同嗎?

有時這之間的差異是很重要的。
http://跟https://之間的差異在於網路文字傳送協定標準不同。
這僅一個字母S的差別代表「安全(secure)」, 所以http:// 是該網頁與你的電腦瀏覽器, 以一般(非安全)模式在進行互動交談, 所以內容有可能遭攔截竊聽;換句話說,你在此類網頁上填寫傳送的資料有可能被有心人士看到。
這就是為什麼你不要在http網頁輸入你的信用卡資料! 但如果網址開頭是https://, 基本上意謂著, 你的電腦是以無人能盗取得安全碼, 與該網頁進行互動交談。
請在輸入機密資料時確認該網頁開頭是不是https://。
如果不是, 請勿輸入敏感資料, 諸如信用卡號碼, 工卡號碼, … 等等。

Saturday, May 14, 2011

One Mouth Two Tongues 一口兩舌

一口兩舌
滿嘴硬變
看人說事
強辯狡辯

有趣的俗話說… 俗話也說
看你說話的技巧正著說, 反著說:

01、俗話說:兔子不吃窩邊草;可俗話又說:近水樓台先得月!
02、俗話說:宰相肚裡能撐船;可俗話又說:有仇不報非君子!
03、俗話說:人不犯我,我不犯人;可俗話又說:先下手為強,後下手遭殃!
04、俗話說:男子漢大丈夫,寧死不屈;可俗話又說:男子漢大丈夫,能屈能伸!
05、俗話說:打狗還得看主人;可俗話又說:殺雞給猴看!

06、俗話說:知無不言,言無不盡;可俗話又說:交淺勿言深,沉默是金!
07、俗話說:車到山前必有路;可俗話又說:不撞南牆不回頭!
08、俗話說:條條大路通羅馬;可俗話又說:一條道走到黑!
09、俗話說:禮輕情誼重;可俗話又說:禮多人不怪!
10、俗話說:人多力量大;可俗話又說:人多嘴雜!

11、俗話說:買賣不成仁義在;可俗話又說:親兄弟,明算帳 !
12、俗話說:一個好漢三個幫;可俗話又說:靠人不如靠己!
13、俗話說:人往高處走;可俗話又說:爬得高,摔得重!
14、俗話說:一口唾沫一個釘;可俗話又說:人嘴兩張皮,咋說咋有理!
15、俗話說:知識要有產權;俗話又說:不分享心裡不安!

16、俗話說:亡羊補牢,猷未遲也;可俗話又說:亡羊補牢,為時已晚!
17、俗話說:瘦死的駱駝比馬大;可俗話又說:拔了毛的鳳凰不如雞!
18、俗話說:寧可玉碎,不能瓦全;可俗話又說:留得青山在,不怕沒柴燒!
19、俗話說:人不可貌相,海水不可斗量;可俗話又說:人靠衣裳馬靠鞍!
20、俗話說:浪子回頭金不換;可俗話又說:狗改不了吃屎!

21、俗話說:苦海無邊,回頭是岸;可俗話又說:開弓沒有回頭箭!
22、俗話說:退一步海闊天空;可俗話又說:狹路相逢勇者勝!
23、俗話說:三百六十行,行行出狀元;可俗話又說:萬般皆下品,唯有讀書高!
24、俗話說:書到用時方恨少;可俗話又說:百無一用是書生!
25、俗話說:金錢不是萬能的;可俗話又說:有錢能使鬼推磨!

26、俗話說:天無絕人之路;可俗話又說:天網恢恢,疏而不漏!
27、俗話說:出淤泥而不染;可俗話又說:近朱者赤,近墨者黑!
28、俗話說:捉賊捉贓,捉姦捉雙;可俗話又說:欲加之罪,何患無辭!
29、俗話說:貧賤不能移!可俗話又說:人貧志短,馬瘦毛長!
30、俗話說:青取之於藍而勝於藍;可俗話又說:薑還是老的辣!

(源自Chinese Digger)

Friday, May 13, 2011

科技傳情

(趣聞轉載)
一幫忘年之交的男人在喝酒,有人突發奇想,相約給各自老婆發簡訊
「我愛你!」 看看各年齡段的女人的反應,果然結果大不一樣。

20來歲的女人回復 「我也愛你!」

30來歲的女人回復 「貓尿灌多了吧?」

40來歲的女人回復 「你沒病吧?」

50來歲的女人回復 「發錯人了吧?看回來怎麼收拾你!」

60來歲的女人回復 「退休了閑得慌是不是?釣魚去吧!」

70來歲的女人不回復,直接給兒子打電話:
「你爸病了,趕快帶他去看醫生!」

80來歲的女人自言自語地說:
「唉,今天肯定是忘了吃治老年癡呆的藥了。」

「我愛你」~~~好笑的幽默回應! 不妨自己試試看。

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Phone Photos 電話照片

If you have children or grandchildren you NEED to watch this video. This could happen from taking pictures on the blackberry or cell phone. It's scary.

你的孫兒孫女很可愛, 拍下來分享給親朋好友;
電話拍照傳真前, 請看看這段新聞報導。

Monday, May 9, 2011

Watermills 水車

Vanishing Waterwheels.
看着即將失蹤的水車,
想起古早農夫踏水車,
一腳一腳引水沃田園。
I posted sound of lake wave,
now listen to the roars of watermills.
聽過湖浪聲, 現在來聽水車水吼聲。
video
(YouTube Video)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day 母親節

Happy Mother's Day to: My Mother, My Mother-In-Law, My Wife/My Children's Mother, My Grand Children's mothers, Sylvia, Sharon, Joyce, Grace, ... and all beloved Mothers!
"Thank you, Mothers. May God Bless You and your children."

祝我的 媽媽, 丈母娘, 另一半/子女的娘, 兒媳的娘, 孫兒女的媽咪,... 所有的母親們- 母親節快樂!
「感謝您。 願上帝祝福您與您的兒女!」

A Song For Mom 給母親的歌

I love you, Mom.
I love you, Mom.

I love you, Mom.

媽媽, 我愛您。
媽媽, 我愛您。
媽媽, 我愛您。

video
(YouTube Video)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Song Of Taiwan 台灣頌

台灣頌
台灣是生阮的所在
毋通乎人來破壞
台灣是阮生的所在
爲咱子孫保護她

video
(YouTube Video)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Stop and Hear The Music 停下來聽音樂

Joshua Bell "Stop and Hear the Music"
by the Washington Post

Can one of the nation's great musicians cut through the fog of a D.C. rush hour? Let's find out.
For the article go to:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/04/AR2007040401721.html

video
(YouTube Video)

音樂家約書亞貝爾
在地鐡站演奏測試

一個音樂演奏者在華盛頓特區地鐵站“L‘Enfant Plaza” 的入口站了許久。那就是今年一月份的事,那天溫度很低。

他連續演奏了45分鐘。先拉巴哈的,然後拉舒伯特的聖母頌, 然後拉Manuel Ponce的,接著拉Massenet的, 最候又拉回巴哈的。

那是大概早上8點,此時此刻,成千上萬的上班族通過這個地下通道前往工作地點。

三分鐘後,一個中年男子發現小提琴家在演奏,他緩慢腳步,停留了幾秒鐘又過了一分鐘後,小提琴家得到了他的第一張鈔票:
一個女人扔下的一美元,但她沒有停下來。
再過了幾分鐘,一個過路人靠在對面牆上聽他演奏, 但看了看錶就走掉了。很顯然,他要遲到了。

對音樂家最感興趣的是一個三歲的小孩。
他的媽媽又拉又扯的,但那小孩就是要停下來看音樂家。
最後他媽媽用力拖他才使他繼續走。但小孩還一邊走一邊回頭看音樂家。

在音樂家45分鐘的演奏過程中,只有7個人真正停下來聽他演奏。他一共賺了32美元。
當他演奏完畢,沒有一個人理他,沒有一個人給他鼓掌。
沒有一個人發現這個音樂家原來就是Joshua Bell∼ 當今世界上最有名的小提琴手之一。

他在這個地鐵站裡演奏了世界上最難演奏的曲目,而他所用的小提琴是 義大利斯特拉迪瓦裏家族在1713年製作的名琴,價值350萬美元!

就在他在地鐵站演奏的前兩天,他在波士頓的歌劇院裡表演, 雖然門票上百美元,卻座無虛席一票難求!

這是真實的故事。
Joshua Bell在地鐵裡演奏一事 其實是《華盛頓郵報》一手策劃的, 目的是為了測試人們的知覺、品味和行為傾向。

要解答的問題是:
在一個公共場合裡我們是否會停下來欣賞呢?
我們是否能在一個不適宜的環境下發覺人才呢?

可能的結論如下:
如果我們確實是沒有時間 去停下來聽一聽世界上最優秀的演奏家演奏世界上最優美的旋律,不知道還有多少美好的東西 從我們身邊溜走。

Thursday, May 5, 2011

National Do Not Call 勿打擾我

National Do Not Call Registrations
US Federal Trade Commission(FTC)
Telephone numbers placed on the National Do Not Call Registry will remain on it permanently due to the Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007, which became law in February 2008. More than 157 million phone numbers are on the National Do Not Call Registry.
I already registered and confirmed all my land phones and mobile (Cell) Phones.

聯邦商務部有線無線電話-「勿打擾我」註冊:
TO REGISTER YOUR NUMBER:
Online: https://www.donotcall.gov
Phone: 1-888-382-1222

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Rose Blooming In Progress 開展中玫瑰花

See a rose blooming from bud to full bloom in time lapse seconds.

看一朶玫瑰花在數秒間從花蕾到盛開,
現代科技神奇的攝影。

video
(YouTube Video)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Play Table Tennis 桌球競技

An evenly matched table tennis game.
一場勢均力敵的桌球遊戲。

video
(YouTube Video)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Look Alike Royal Wedding 婚禮搞笑

The T-Mobile Royal Wedding
T-Mobile's Royal Wedding Dance celebrates the marriage of William and Kate with the help of a host of royal look alike and music.

用替身演員演出婚禮前笑料。
T-行動電話公司的廣告花招。

video
(YouTube Video)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Ping Pong Tournament 2011 乒乓球賽

We went to the FTCCNY (Fellowship of Taiwan Christian Church in New York) 2011 Ping Pong Tournament, New York Taiwan Center in Flushing. We met a few old friends there. I composed a video of selected players.

我們到發拉盛台灣會館看大紐約區台語教會聯誼會2011年乒乓球比賽。遇上好幾位老朋友, 真是個聯誼的好機會。我把拍攝的精彩片段剪接成這隻影片。

(More 更多) Ping Pong Tournament 2014 乒乓球賽 Ping Pong Tournament 2012 乒乓球賽

Butterflies 115 蝴蝶集錦

Beautiful Butterflies
美麗的蝴蝶