Sunday, July 15, 2007

Hirai Ken - Hitomi wo Tojite

Hirai Ken - AIKA (Elegy)

This is Ken Hirai’s 25th single and it was released on January 17, 2007. The title track was used as the theme song for the movie Ai no Ryuukeichi.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Seasons in Suzhou

These delightful prints capture the four seasons in Suzhou – the Venice of China. With its mild climate Suzhou is a tranquil place that captures many Chinese hearts. There is a saying in Chinese “there is a paradise in the Heaven, Suzhou is the paradise on earth.” It is a place where people go to relax, to enjoy family life away from the cities and admire the beautiful scenery. The set of paintings, depicting the Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter scenes shows the peace that is found there. An unclouded place often leads to an unclouded mind.

There is a famous poet, Ji Zhang of Tang Dynasty (618-907), who wrote a famous poem to show his affection for Suzhou:

Mooring by Maple Bridge at Night
At moonset cry the crow, streaking the frosty sky
Dimly lit fishing boats beneath maples sadly lie
Beyond the city walls of Suzhou, from temple of Cold Hill
Bells break the ship – borne roamer’s dream and midnight sill

Autumn in Suzhou

Summer in Suzhou

Spring in Suzhou

Winter in Suzhou


Went to YoSUSHI, a long-awaited decent sushi parlour yesterday. Hhhhhmmm, not to my expectation. The sushi looked dry and not really nice and authentic like the one in Sushi King or Gengki Sushi. Well, i better make the sushi by myself. However, thanks Angeline for giving me a treat...hehehehehee...after i have to wait for an hour in front of Fenwick. So NO star for YoSUSHI!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Home-made Chang

After stopped by at a friend's house for some chocolate cake last night, i went home around 2100hours and straight to my kitchen to prepare some chang. I will steam the chang for today's lunch...managed to make 16 pieces of small size chang...i love chang!

Apple Tree

Went to the BBC field to watch some friends played football last night...and there is an apple tree with some flowers and unripe apples...

Some wild flowers...

In between clearing the marsh, i managed to snapped some pictures of wild flowers around the wetland...

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Wildfowl of Washington Wetland

Managed to catch some wildfolw on my camera during lunch was really interesting to watch the fowl...

...these kind of wild geese managed to frighten me because it made a hissing sound like snake and just ready to attack me...

Snow Effect