Wednesday, July 4, 2018

wise words

“Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.”- Jim Rohn

"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for."

“The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.”
                                                                   – Emile Zola
“Hard work doesn’t guarantee success, but improves its chances.”
                                                                   - B. J. Gupta
“I’ve got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things
will work out in the end.”                                – Larry Bird

"Do what you feel in your heart to be right -- for you'll be criticized anyway."
                                                                     - Eleanor Roovelt
"There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way."
                                                                   -Christopher Morley
“Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better.”
                                                                   - Paul Coffey

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Reagan Library

The Reagan Library is the largest of the 13 federally operated presidential libraries.
This is the final resting place of Ronald Wilson Reagan, and his wife Nancy Reagan.
In addition to the Air Force One, there are also exhibits of his limousine and his personal helicopter, Marine one.
This place is certainly impressive, so much American history.

Perched on a mountaintop with sweeping views of the surrounding mountains

a full-sized replica of the Oval Office

the actual Air Force One aircraft which served as the "Flying White House" for President Reagan and six other presidents

 a replica of the White House Rose Garden

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Beautiful Lassen

Lassen Volcanic National Park is in northern California. 
The summit of Lassen Peak Volcano offers views over the surrounding wilderness. Nearby, the Devastated Area is littered with lava rocks from its last eruption. A network of trails through forest and around several lakes connects with the Pacific Trail in the north.

 A beautiful wonderland 

Manzanita Lake with Lassen Volcano in the background

Lake with the reflections!

This park is an amazing place filled with beauty and history of the volcanic phenomena.

These trails are snow-packed and require snowshoes.
Thought half of the park closed due to snow and yet had a great time.

An amazing place to visit, filled with wonder and beauty without overwhelming crowds.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Asian-Style Steamed Fish

Buy the  fish which call TURBOT-HALIBUT CANADA WILD CAUGHT from the Market.
Clean it first, then season the fish with salt and white pepper for 10 minutes. Place the fish on a plate , place the plate holding the fish in the steamer, cover,  steam the fish until just cooked through, 10 minutes,  depending on the thickness. Add  the cooking wine to the hot plate, leave in on for 5 minutes.
Carefully remove the plate from the steamer,  lay the ginger, salt, green onion with soy sauce on top of the fish.

It is a perfect candidate for a busy weekend dinner. It is so simple and health delicious and easy to prepare.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Vienna, Austria (维也那)

Vienna is packed with imperial history. Vienna is also one the most musical cities in the world.
Vienna hosted the Habsburg court for several centuries, first as the Imperial seat of the Holy Roman Empire, then the capital of the Austrian Empire, and later of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which finally fell in 1918 with the official abdication of the last Emperor Karl I. The court tremendous influenced the culture that exists here even today.
No other city has been home to so many composers of international success. Some, such as Schubert, Strauss, Schoenberg and Berg, were born in Vienna, Whilst others, including Mozart, Beethoven and Mahler, chose to make it their home.
Schonbrunn Palace 美泉宫

In ealier times it served as summer residence to various Habsburg rulers 

Empeor Franz Joseph (ruled 1848-1916), who was born here in 1830, 
spend the last years of his life entirely in Schonbrunn .

 Schonbrunn Palace

 Schonbrunn Palace

 Schonbrunn Palace

Johann Strauss Monument
He was known as "The Waltz King"
Kurlason in the Stadtpark
Millions of music lovers all over the world are familiar with the 
Vienna Musikverein as a traditional concert venue,,Golden Hall
Maria Teresa Square
during The Austria National Day celebration

St. Stephen's Cathedral
St. Stephen's Cathedral is the mother church of the Roman Catholic

Inside Cathedral