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!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Meteor Shower 流星雨

為了拍製此片,在2012年8-10月 間一共3次爬上
瑞士最有名的高山El Matterhorn(高4477,5公 尺)。

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Bach Toccata 巴哈觸技曲

Let's appreciate Bach's Toccata together.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Interesting Pictures-V 有趣圖像-五

Interesting Pictures-V 有趣圖像-五
Amy Sand-Nothing Is Impossible For Him
歌詞: 在他沒有難成的事

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Near Death Experience 死緣經驗

In 1989, Don Piper was on his way back from a church conference when an 18-wheeler struck his Ford Escort head on. Don's experience in Heaven gives him a unique insight into eternity and a strong desire to tell others about Christ.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Olympic Cities Then & Now 奧運古址昔今

9 Historic Olympic Cities And What They Look Like Today
Some venues were repurposed and used for years after the games; others were abandoned and fell to disrepair.
1. Lake Placid, New York, 1932 — III Winter Olympic Games
James B. Sheffield Olympic Skating Rink
Then: The 1932 Winter Games’ opening and closing ceremonies, along with speedskating and ice hockey events, were held in the Olympic Skating Park. Seating was constructed along the rink to hold 7,500 spectators.
Now: The skating park was renovated to accommodate the 1980 Olympics. Between both Olympic Games, the rink hosted the local Lake Placid High School football games. The rink is now open for public skating.

Lake Placid Olympic Ski Jumping Complex
Then: The Intervales Ski-Hill held a capacity of 9,200 spectators. The first ski jump was built in 1917 but was renovated a few times before hosting the 1932 Games.
Now: The original ski jump was demolished and rebuilt before the 1980 Games in Lake Placid. The site is now home to an Olympic training center — the Lake Placid Olympic Ski Jumping Complex.

2. Los Angeles, California, 1932 — X Summer Olympic Games
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Then: The Coliseum opened in 1923 and was the first stadium to host two Olympic Games (1932 and 1984.) The stadium was home to the opening and closing ceremonies, along with the majority of track & field events for both Olympic Games.
Now: The stadium is one of the most historic venues in the United States, hosting many major sporting events over the years. The Olympic torch is re-lit for the fourth quarter of University of Southern California football games and during present-day Olympic Games.

Grand Olympic Auditorium
Then: The Grand Olympic Auditorium was, at the time, the largest indoor venue at 15,300 seats. The building hosted wrestling, boxing, and weightlifting events throughout the games.
Now: After years of hosting concerts, professional wrestling, and rave parties, it is now home to the Glory Church of Jesus Christ, a Korean-American church, after being purchased in 2005.

3. Berlin, Germany, 1936 — XI Summer Olympic Games
Then: Berlin was awarded the 1936 Olympic Summer Games two years before the Nazi regime took control of Germany. The German Olympic Committee built Olympiastadion, a 100,000-plus-seat stadium, that they hoped impress the World.
Now: Since the 1936 Games, Olympiastadion has played host to many events, including three FIFA World Cup events and countless concerts. Olympiastadion went under a multimillion-dollar renovation in preparation for the 2006 World Cup.

Olympic Village outside of Berlin
Then: The Nazi regime was a huge presence throughout the Olympic Village, located in Estal, Germany (15 miles west of Berlin). Athletes were constantly watched over throughout the entire Olympic Games.
Now: The former Olympic Village is now deserted, except Jesse Owen’s dorm room, which has been kept fully intact.

4. Oslo, Norway, 1952 — VI Winter Olympic Games
Bislett Stadion
Then: The 1952 Winter Games marked the first time a Scandinavian country hosted the Winter Games. Bislett Stadion was used for the opening and closing ceremonies, along with speedskating events.
Now: The original stadium, which was voted one of the “top 20 sports venues of the 20th century,” was demolished in 2004 and replaced by New Bislett Stadion. The new stadium was a part of a failed bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics and a current bid for the 2022 Games.

Then: Constructed in 1892, the ski jumping hill underwent a slew of renovations before the 1952 Games. A crowd in excess of 100,000 cheered on as Norway won the gold medal in ski jumping.
Now: Holmenkollbakken has hosted three World Championships since the 1952 Games. The structure was completely demolished and rebuilt between 2008 and 2010, in preparation for the 2011 World Championships.

5. Sapporo, Japan, 1972 — XI Winter Olympic Games
Mt. Teine Bobsleigh Course
Then: The 1972 Winter Games were the first winter games to be held outside of North America and Europe. The track was built between 1969 and 1972, and it took workers 20 days to create ice on the run that was 5 inches thick. A total of 127 lamps lit the track so competition could take place at night.
Now: The track was dismantled and abandoned after Nagano was awarded the 1998 Winter Games. The original bobsled house is still standing but is empty and ridden with graffiti.

6. Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, 1984 — XIV Winter Olympic Games
Then: The 1984 Winter Games marked the second consecutive Olympics to be held in a communist state. The bobsled track was constructed in 1982 on the Trebević Mountains, which overlooks the city of Sarajevo.
Now: The bobsled track is mostly intact, except it is now home to overgrown foliage and graffiti. The majority of venues from the 1984 Games have been deserted and sprayed with bullet holes from the Bosnian War of the ’90s.

7. Calgary, Canada, 1988 — XV Winter Olympic Games
Paskapoo Ski Hill
Then: The ski hill was a part of the Canada Olympic Park during the 1988 Winter Games. The venue held 35,000 spectators and overlooked the city of Calgary.
Now: Various phases of renovation have been done to the park since the Olympics left town, but the Canada Olympic Park is still actively used during the winter months, along with the summer months for mountain biking and festivals.

8. Athens, Greece, 2004 — XXVIII Summer Olympic Games
Olympic Stadium Spyros Louis
Then: The Olympic Stadium was built in the early ’80s but renovated in preparation for the 2004 Games. These Games marked the first time the Olympics were held in Greece since 1896.
Now: The stadium is one of the few venues from the 2004 Games that is still in use. It’s played host to many major events, including the 2007 UEFA Champions League Final and stadium rock concerts.

Hellinikon Olympic Softball Stadium
Then: Constructed in 2004, the venue held in excess of 4,000 spectators and hosted the entire Olympic softball competition.
Now: Although it is not technically “abandoned,” the stadium has not held a softball game inside since the gold medal final in the 2004 Olympics.

Faliro Olympic Beach Volleyball Centre
Then: The stadium was built to hold over 9,000 spectators and hosted all beach volleyball events during the 2004 Games.
Now: Overgrown with grass and sitting empty, the stadium now joins the long list of wasted Olympic venues.

9. Beijing, China, 2008 — XXIX Summer Olympic Games
Chaoyang Park Beach Volleyball Ground
Then: The volleyball grounds was one of nine temporary Olympic venues that hosted events, including one main grounds that was surrounded by six training courts on the outside.
Now: Only six years have passed and the grounds have since been left empty. The structure remains intact, but the decorations and banners, which hung from the building, are now torn and falling down.

Beijing National Aquatic Center
Then: Built over a span of three years, the “Water Cube” was spectacle during the 2008 Games. Close to 17,000 spectators watched 25 World Records broken during the events, along with Michael Phelps’ winning a record eight gold medals during the games.
Now: A massive renovation took place after the Olympics left town, turning the inside into a water park. The building and water park have even won awards for innovation and engineering.
(Internet Re-post 網路轉載)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Potato Salad 馬鈴薯沙拉

Potato Salad Recipe
Potato Salad (serves 3)
200g Potato, cut into bite-size pieces (7.1 oz)
50g Carrot, 4mm thick quarter moons (1.8 oz)

¼ tsp Salt
2 pinches of Sugar
½ tsp Vinegar
White Pepper

½ Cucumber (70g/2.5 oz)
30g Ham, 5mm thick (1.1 oz)
50g Onion (1.8 oz)
1 Boiled Egg
2 tbsp Mayonnaise
White Pepper

Monday, February 17, 2014

Five Places To Visit 五個旅遊好地方

5 trips worthy of taking

Bhutan-for the curious culture-seeker
Bhutan means “land of the Thunder Dragon”
Don’t miss Taktshang Goemba
One of Bhutan’s most famous monasteries .

Valparaiso, Chile
Ride on the funicular railway. Valparaiso’s hills are incredibly steep
and this cliff hugging railway makes it a breeze to get the top

For the escapist-Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

For the city-slicker-Istanbul, Turkey
Dust off your old pashmina, it’ll come in handy
when visiting mosques/religious sites
where covering your head is expected.

For the adventurer-Iceland
Soak in the thermal waters at the Blue Lagoon.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day 情人節快樂

Happy Valentine's Day

Clouds Are Deep, Feeling Is Also Deep 雲深情也深

Teresa Teng -Clouds Are Deep, Feeling Is Also Deep
輕輕問一聲 悄悄寄白雲
思念的人兒 別來可無恙

輕輕說一聲 悄悄告訴你
門前的小樹 都已成綠蔭

雲深遮遠樹 愛心更無邊
默默地祝福 早日能相逢

I gently ask, ask the white clouds
The one I miss Is he ok?

I gently say, quitely tell you.
the little tree in front of the door has grown up.

The clouds are deep, cover the trees on the mountain,
My love is also deep and boundless.
I silently bless bless that we can meet earlier.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Pizza Box Reuse 披薩盒再用

Pizza Box Turns into Plates & Storage Unit
The top of the GreenBox breaks down into convenient serving plates, eliminating the need for disposable plates. The bottom of the 'GreenBox' converts easily into a handy storage container, eliminating the need for plastic wrap, tin foil or plastic bags.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A Magnet Inside A Copper Tube 銅管內磁鐵

What Happens When You Drop A Magnet Inside A Copper Tube

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Changing Batteries 更換電池


Monday, February 10, 2014

180゚ Panorama Church Dome 180度全景教堂穹頂

180゚ Panorama Church Dome
Music: Ma lji ma lji ti Yisu sama
音樂: 感謝讚美主耶穌基督

Ma lji ma lji ti Yi su sa ma,
Ma lji ma lji ti Yi su sa ma,
Sa tje ka na ma te ve te velj,
Sa tje ka na ma te ve te velj.
Hai ya na i yu in
hai ya na i yu in i ya u hai yan.

Hai ya na i yu in
hai ya na i yu in i ya u hai yan.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

The Shoes 鞋子

A very touching cartoon...
especially for those who were brought up by grandparents.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

life expectancy 壽命預估器

This is a calculator that estimates your life expectancy.
It was developed by Northwestern Mutual Life.
It's interesting. Click on link below

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Where there is charity and love 有慈善和愛的地方

Ubi caritas et amor, Ubi caritas deus ibi est. (Latin)
Where there is charity and love, God is there. (英譯)

Ubi caritas et amor, Ubi caritas deus ibi est.
Since the love of Christ has gathered us together,
May we share in joy and gladness now and always.
Let us love the living God in awe and rev’rence;
Let us with a heart sincere love one another.
Ubi caritas et amor, Ubi caritas deus ibi est.

Therefore when we come together many as one,
Let us be all single mind and single purpose.
May we cease all envy, strife, and proud divisions.
May Christ Jesus dwell among us now and always.
Ubi caritas et amor, Ubi caritas deus ibi est.

May we, with your blessed ones, gain grace to see you.
See your face, O Christ our God, in radiant glory.
Let the earth and heavens ring with joy unbounded.
Praises worthy of your name, both now and always.
Ubi caritas et amor, Ubi caritas deus ibi est.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

Puppet Show 閙新春

Puppet Show-New Year Gathering


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Family Reunion 團圓

蔡琴-團圓 2014

词:蔡琴 曲:法国曲
每年盼这一天 装满的是我所有思念
这一天是我家的庆典 不比烟花漫天只要和你见面

回乡路再远 我不怕疲倦

车声隆隆一路向前 回想过去每一天
经过多少人情冷暖 点点滴滴在心间

见过再多繁华市面 比不上我心爱的家园
万语千言 归心似箭 团圆就在眼前

车声隆隆一路向前 一站比一站喜悦
这是最虔诚的心愿 山高水远 见一面

听过再多蜜语甜言 比不上母亲温暖笑颜
万语千言 归心似箭 团圆就在眼前

万语千言 归心似箭 团圆就在眼前
万语千言 归心似箭 团圆就在眼前