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!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Grace Kelly 格蕾絲凱莉

Grace Kelly 格蕾絲凱莉
Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was an American actress who, in April 1956, married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, to become Princess consort of Monaco, and commonly referred to as Princess Grace.
On September 13, 1982, while driving with her daughter Stephanie to Monaco from their country home on the French side of the border, Princess Grace suffered a stroke, which caused her to drive off the serpentine road down a mountainside. She died the following day at the Monaco Hospital. Kelly was 52 years old. She and Prince Rainier had 2 daughters and 1 son.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Proud Mother 母親的驕女

A mother's masterpiece.
She and her infant girl created creative artworks.


Monday, August 29, 2011

Your Choice 你的抉擇

Vote for change.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene 愛琳颱風

Hurricane Irene doesn't have any effect on Sirtea Garden. We don't have any rain or stronger wind these past few days. Thank God. But, along the way up north, people died, wind damages, high tide, and water backup, evacuated empty town, New York City no Subways or buses services... .

愛琳風颱略過茶翁家園, 這幾天未下雨, 也没有較強風吹, 真感謝。可是沿途北上, 真是災情慘重, 已經有人不幸死亡, 紐約市的地鐡和公車全停擺(可能至星期一八月廿九日?)。

Taiwan Grandparents Day 台灣祖父母節

Taiwan celebrates Grandparents Day today.
Wish you "Yei Yei Nai Nai" "A Kong A Ma"
Happy Grandparents Day!

台灣祖父母節 2011/8/28

Saturday, August 27, 2011

92 Consensus=One China 九二共識=一個中國

Taiwan consensus vs. China consensus
According to the results of a survey released August 27, 2011, more than 70 percent of the people in Taiwan are not familiar with the content of the "1992 consensus," and nearly 65 percent said they would not accept the consensus under the "one China" principle.
69.3 percent supported the concept of "Taiwan being the ROC and the ROC being Taiwan." While only 13.8 percent of respondents agreed with President Ma Ying-jeou's notion that the "China" of his "one China" policy.
Chen Chi-mai, a DPP spokesman, said the majority of the country believes that Taiwan equals the ROC. "It is the mainstream will and desire of Taiwan's citizens," he said.

以 「台灣共識」共同在民主化條件下重建一個新國家?還是在「中國共識」下,接受國共專擅程序,將「中華民國」置於中華人民共和國之下?二○一二年的總統大 選,生活在台灣的人們應該會作出選擇,自我拯救,以確保民主化的意義與價值。(作者李敏勇,詩人)20110827 自由電子報

Tree Root Marks 樹根造圖

Pictures taken 拍攝時間110826 8:49-9:07 AM

See individual pictures 看個別大圖

Friday, August 26, 2011

When We Were Young 當我們年青時

孩子們, 我們也曾年青過。甚至過得比你們還稱心快活。
To all the kids who survived the 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's! (Message from email)

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, Tuna from a can and didn't get tested for diabetes.
Then after that trauma, we slept on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-base paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, Locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had baseball caps not helmets on our heads. As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes.

Riding in the back of a pick-up truck on a warm day was always a special treat. We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle. We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and no one actually died from this. We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter and bacon.. We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar. And, we weren't overweight. WHY? Because we were always outside playing...that's why!

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on. No one was able to reach us all day. And, we were O.K. We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride them down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have Play stations, Nintendo's and X-boxes. There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet and no chat rooms. We have friends, and we went outside and found them! We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents. We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

We got BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes. We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them.
Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law! These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever. The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas. We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.

If you are one of them? CONGRATULATIONS!
Your kids might want to know how brave and lucky their parents were.

The quote of the month is by Jay Leno:
"With hurricanes, tornado, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of swine flu and terrorist attacks.
Are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?”

When there is nothing left but God, that is when you find out that God is all you need. God determines who walks into your’s up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go.

IN GOD WE TRUST A Small Prayer!
God bless my friend in whatever it is that You know they may need this day! And may their life be full of your peace, prosperity, and power as he/she seeks to have a closer relationship with you. Amen.

Taiwan Political Parties 台灣政黨

Taiwan 5 Major political parties

台灣2012/1/14 總統及立法委員選舉可分爲兩大派: 與中國統一派和台灣獨立派。
茲將五個政黨述求和目標列於下, 供作參考。你的那張選票決定了我們和我們子孫的將來。 請勿棄投、勿投廢票、或被買票投下不該投那寶貴的一票。

台灣五政黨-黨主席*主 張 Viewpoint●目 標 GOAL
中國國民黨-馬英九 *不統不獨不武 ●終極統一 Unification
民主進步黨-蔡英文 *和而求同和而不同 ●獨立建國 Independence
親 民 黨 -宋楚瑜 *反台獨求統一 ●終極統一 Unification
台 聯 黨 -黃昆輝 *反統一求獨立 ●獨立建國 Independence
新 黨 -郁慕明 *和而不獨和而求統 ●終極統一 Unification

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Schools Bus Law 校車來了

Schools open, you will see school buses loading and unloading students. Drivers beware of your school bus traffic laws to prevent accidents or traffic tickets. Just for example, this picture shows you when and where to stop your vehicle.

學校開學了, 校車也上路接送上下課的學生。 要注意當地的校車規則, 避免出車禍或吃罰單。 我用此圖供作樣本, 二線道與四線道何時何地要停車等候。

Battle Hymn 精兵進行曲

Battle Hymn of the Republic
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ma's ROCer 馬的垃圾

Taiwanese doubt that Ma YingJoeu is not running for the presidency of The Republic of China (ROC That is Taiwan). He is running for a district head of China.

馬辦:馬總統對中華民國熱愛 不容質疑

針對劉家昌在新黨黨慶活動中,批評國民黨「連中華民國都不敢提」。台灣加油讚發言人李佳霏說,「中華民國」是台灣社會最大的公約數,馬英九總統對中華民國 與青天白日滿地紅國旗的熱愛,不容質疑。台灣加油讚一直都將中華民國作為理念主軸,把中華民國國旗當作最重要的訴求元素,希望外界不要刻意扭曲。

※失格的地區先生, 撤中華民國旗, 領空被侵未抗爭不護台灣主權, 選舉時才抬出中華民國或台灣來騙人, ..., 終極統一才是他的真面目。
※※選舉帽標誌不敢用中華民國旗, 採用大姆指讚, 我將它換上台灣地圖幫馬英九圓謊。
You might want to read 更伸閱讀: I Am A Taiwanese 我是台灣人

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Remember 823 Bombing 八二三炮戰回思

So many generals and Taiwanese soldiers died or wounded in battle during August 23 to October 5, 1958 Communist China bombing Kinmen and its surrounding islands. They died or injured in vain because Ma Government secretly moves to unify Taiwan with China without Taiwanese self-determination.

1958年8月23日至10月5日之間發生於金門及其周邊島嶼的一場戰役八二三砲戰(又稱第二次台灣海峽危機)。 現在馬政府未經人民公投正暗地裡將台灣回歸中國; 那些爲維護台灣國(中華民國)而傷亡的金門將士們是無謂犧牲受害了。Read more 看更多823 Kin-Men Bombing 823金門炮戰

八二三 白打了 (轉載)
◎ 黃曜隆 (作者為雜誌主編)

台 澎金馬歷經反共復國、三民主義統一中國、兩國論、一邊一國,到了馬英九總統「化獨漸統」、「終極統一」,並積極「國共和談」兩岸交流,如今,世界衛生組織 「台灣是中國一省」,連台灣退休將領在「中山.黃埔.兩岸情」座談會中,竟然說出「今後不要再分什麼國軍、共軍,我們都是中國軍」,許歷農上將在場也積極 主張「兩岸應趕快統一」。

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sunset Prayers 晚禱

Jean-François Millet (October 4, 1814 – January 20, 1875) was a French painter.
Millet is noted for his scenes of peasant farmers.

基恩-弗朗克斯•米勒(Jean-François Millet,1814年10月4日-1875年1月20日)法國巴比松派畫家。

Sunset Prayers 晚禱
The Gleaners 拾穗者
Shepherdess 牧羊女Spring 春色
The Sawer 播種者

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Water Cress & Rice Wine 空心菜滲米酒

A very delicious dish-saute water cress with beef.

真趣味的是馬政府攏檢去用, 還有面皮笑人是空心菜無實。

圖源 source Billy Pan's Blog 茶翁重新組合

Light Blue Sky 淺藍雲海

Pictures taken 110820 7:35-7:50 AM 攝影

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Feather Design 羽毛圖案

This is my duck feather new design.

Roach Food 除蟑螂

Make "Roach Food" 自製蟑螂藥劑
One part powdered (not granular) boric acid (sometimes sold as a roach-killing powder, but often available in pharmacies (for making anti-pinkeye eyewash), one part white flour, one part granulated white sugar. The sugar baits it, the flour makes it stick, and the boric acid kills them. Place in the backs of drawers and cabinets, under refrigerator, stove, etc. Expect at least 3 cycles of disappearance/reemergence of progressively smaller hordes of cockroaches, lasting about 2 weeks each. Continue using boric acid till roaches are gone.
Kids, dogs, and some other pets will eat this mixture. Boric acid is not highly toxic, but is for external use only, so place it where only the bugs can get it. It will cake hard in humid environments, so paper or foil trays may be needed.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Sunrise 110818 日出頭

Picture taken 拍攝於110818 7:40-8:05 AM.

See individual picture. 看個別圖。

Azaleas 杜鵑花

Azalea flowers blossom in March, everywhere on the hills or by the streams. A country girl thinks about her faraway sweetheart, a soldier who is fighting to protect the home land. She prays for his safe return and vows to dedicate the azalea flowers, now on her hair, to his lapel.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Aboriginal permanent housing 原住民永久屋


Presidential Poll 總統民調

Taiwan 2012 Presidential Candidate Polls.
KMT-Ma 39% Blue
DPP-Tsai 35% Green
PFP-Song 16% Orange

根據最新民調顯示,如果親民黨(橘)宋楚瑜參選的話,支持度已經到了一成六,雙英的支持度都會受到衝; 國民黨(籃)馬英九支持度三成九,民進黨(綠)蔡英文則是三成五。不過離2012/1/14投票日還有五個月的時間, 我們等着看其間選情的變化。

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Keep Walking 堅持走下去

Sano Ami sings Keep Walking (in Japanese)
Her smile inspires me.


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Rare Fruits 罕見的水果

Have you seen or eaten these fruits?

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A Day Made of Glass 明後天將這樣過

Corning video: A Day Made of Glass.

Chinese Carrier 中國航母

Chinese First Aircraft Carrier
The Chinese Ministry of National Defense in Beijing recently confirmed it was revamping an old Soviet Union-era ship to be its first carrier and has sought to play down the vessel's capability, saying it will mainly be used for training and research.
A news Web site run by the Chinese Ministry of National Defense said August 10 that the nation’s aircraft carrier should handle territorial disputes, despite government assurances the vessel posed no threat to its neighbors.

軍事專家分析: 瓦良格號的試航,展現了中國想要打造以航空母艦為核心的海上戰鬥群,這艘航母將成為中國阻止美軍協防台海、甚至是突破第一島鏈封鎖的重要利器。而在國際政治上,也有深遠意義,代表在東亞以及南海甚至印度洋,中國都將因為航母展現海上霸權的政治影響力。

Friday, August 12, 2011

Recent Collection 清點倉存


See Individual Picture. 看個別大圖

This Land is Ours 這塊土地是我們的

This land, Taiwan, is ours and our Children.
With the help of God and us, our dreams will come true.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Door Couplet 門聯

A door couplet-Born Liars.
Pres. Ma Ying-Jeou and his administration lied to people of Taiwan.

一幅對聯: 好騙本性
上聯: 好言好語好誠意
下聯: 騙東騙西騙到底

Spectacular Pictures 世界奇片

113 Spectacular Pictures of the world


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cape #7 海角七號

A letter mailed to Cape No. 7, Hengchun, Taiwan.
This is a motion picture about cape #7 60 years ago.

電影: 海角七號-國境之南

Julia Roberts Fan 朱‧羅伯茲粉絲

This Julia Roberts fan had 82 pictures of her tattooed allover his body.

這位智利的粉絲在他的全身上下紋了82幅朱麗亞羅伯茲 (Julia Roberts)的形象,來表達對這位好萊塢迷人的女星仰慕之情。

More pictures 更多照片

Monday, August 8, 2011

Sirtea Today 湖畔茶翁

Sirtea 110808 茶翁留住今晨

After fixing the floating dock, I enjoyed this morning's lake view.
修理浮動船塢後, 停下來欣賞湖光水色。

A Very Personal Question 一個切身問題

「爹地, 我是如何誕生?」

"Daddy, how was I born?"
A little boy goes to his father and asks "Daddy, how was I born?"
The father answers, "Well, son, I guess one day you will need to find out anyway!
Your Mom and I first got together in a chat room on Yahoo.
Then I set up a date via e-mail with your Mom and we met at a cyber-cafe.
We sneaked into a secluded room, and google phone each other.
There your mother agreed to a download from my hard drive.
As soon as I was ready to upload, we discovered that neither one of us had used a firewall, and since it was too late to hit the delete button , nine months later a little Pop-Up appeared that said:
Scroll down....You'll love this ..

'You've got Male!"Now you know how to answer when your kid asks....
(Internet Message 網路訊息)

Dad's Day 爸爸日


Happy Father's Day!
※Taiwan, China, and worldwide Chinese descendents celebrate Father's Days on August 8 which is homophonic with Dad "Pa Pa".


Sunday, August 7, 2011

To My Children When 給我的子女

孩子們, 請你們先看完這段影片。
當我老邁智體衰弱, 請你們 ... 。

A parent's wish for his children during his old age.
How old is old? You'll know when you see me ...
Please watch this whole video before you switch to other link.

Birdview Kaohsiung 鳥瞰高雄

Morning Birdview Kaohsiung harbor, Taiwan

Kaohsiung at Night

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Thailand New Prime Minister 泰國女總理盈拉

Thailand's first female prime minister

身為前總理戴克辛么妹的盈拉,從今年5月16日首度亮相、正式踏入政壇到真正坐上總理大位,她從政僅僅幾天而已。大家都睜眼看她的表現, 期待她能有一番新作爲。

Self Help CPR 心臟病自救

How to self help 10 second before heart attach?

Friday, August 5, 2011

Each Dancer Without One Limb 兩舞者各缺一肢

Performed by Ma Li (馬麗) and Zhai Xiaowei (翟孝偉).
She without one arm, he without one leg, dance ballet Hand in Hand.
她缺手, 他缺腳, 連手跳芭蕾舞。非常感動人的畫面。

Rare Birds 似花鳥

Rare Beautiful Birds.
是花還是鳥, 罕見而美麗的鳥兒。

The amazing Lyre Bird mimics the calls of other birds, chainsaws, and camera shutters!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Piece of My Wish 我所心願的

Miki Imai sings Piece of My Wish (1995).
"Even though there are times when everything seems falling apart,
keep believing in yourself."

「雖然每件事都不稱心如意, 還是要繼續相信你自己。」

Swan 天鵝

Beautiful swan pictures.
I like the youngsters under mother's wings most.

美麗的天鵝, 拍得真棒!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

CNA Changed News Headline 中央社改標題

CNA changed the news headline about Yang Shu-Chiun Withdrew.
Obviously Taiwan's Press freedom is oppressed by Ma's Administration.

無政府介入新聞自由之說, 實也是一堆謊話。

Dress Up 打扮

This duck is dressing up,
probably getting ready for a date.

這隻鴨站在高台上整容, 可能打扮好約會去。

Watch on YouTube

Beautiful Dreamer 美麗的夢想家

Marilyn Horne sings "Beautiful Dreamer"
by Stephen Foster with Martin Katz at the piano.


(YouTube video)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Energized Bunny 活跳跳的兔仔

My friend, Bill, emailed me the following YouTube video "Grandma knows how to party". It reminded me of the energized bunny-Sylvia. I edited a video I took when Sylvia danced at her grand daughter's wedding party on 2003/10/11. Read previous post Sylvia Kostelic 柯施維亞.

The Energized Bunny 活躍的小兔子

↑ ※Watch this video on YouTube.

Grandma knows how to party

Shadow Dancing 光影舞技

Gruppe Pilobolus-Shadow Dancing. Wow!

Monday, August 1, 2011

EVA JFK Terminal 長榮甘迺迪機場

Evergreen Airline Taipei-New York flights will use JFK Terminal instead of Newark Airport starting Oct. 31, 2011.


台灣長榮航空(Evergreen Airline EVA)宣布台北紐約航線將於今年10月31日起,由自1993年開航起就停靠的紐華克國際機場(EWR),改為停靠甘迺迪國際機場(JFK)。

長榮航空台北(TPE)-紐約(JFK)航線,以波音777-300ER客機飛航,航班編號BR32,每週一、三、四、六,於台北時間19:30起飛,當地時間22:00抵達 甘迺迪機場。紐約-台北航班編號BR31,當地時間23:50起飛,途中停靠安克拉治後,於台北時間07:20(+2)抵台灣。

網路訂票Online Reservation
電話訂票Reservation Tel: 1-800-695-1188

Big Vs Small 大小對比

Big Vs Small

Butterflies 118 蝴蝶集錦

Beautiful Butterflies