Saturday, March 27, 2010

Another Hilarious Video I Encountered

Another Funny Video I encountered reading the Atlantic Monthly.  Watch and enjoy!

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Song that Impresses Landlord like Me

This music video sung by a well known artist, Joey Yung, reminds me of some tenants in the past.  I am referring to a business woman with two children from Taiwan, who stayed with us for a year.  It always amazes me how a mother with full time job back home came all the way here to take care of her children and at the same time studying MBA at the University of Dubuque.  She left a memory that I cherish as landlord here.  Hope she with her family is doing fine and continues her success at home in Taiwan. 

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Stumbled upon a Song about Spring! Enjoy!

I just came across a song about spring season from China, when I visited the Chinese Youtube Channel. It is quite timely.  And the lyric and the singer’s voice very beautiful.  Hope you also enjoy.  Here is the rough translation of the lyric by the same author:

《感谢春天》歌词 - Thank You Spring Lyrics:

如果我是河流,我要感谢你,春天
If I was river, I would like to thank you, spring,
是你给我破冰的勇气,
It was you that gave me the courage to break through ice,
是你给我奔流的信念
It was you that gave me the faith to flow free,
如果我是土地,我要感谢你,春天
If I was the land, I would like to thank you, spring,
是你给我拓荒的力量,是你给我收获的甘甜
It was you that gave me the strength to open up virgin land,
如果我是岁月,我要感谢你,春天
If I was time, I would like to thank you, spring,
是你让我千年梦回,
It was you that kept my thousand year old dream alive,
是你让我百年梦圆
It was you that realized my dream of a century,
哦,感谢春天,感谢春天
Oh thank you spring, thank you spring!
神州万里同此心愿
Every inch of our magical land make this wish together.
感谢春天,感谢春天
Thank you spring, thank you spring,
我们共有一个难忘的春天
Let us share an unforgettable spring.

如果我是乡村,我要感谢你,春天
If I was the countryside, I would like to thank you, spring,
是你给我原野的舒展
It was you that gave my fields a comfortable stretch,
是你给我孩子的笑脸
It was you that put smiles on the faces of my children,
如果我是城市,我要感谢你,春天
If I was a city, I would like to thank you, spring,
是你给我崛起的召唤,
It was you that gave me the call to rise above high,
是你给我青春的容颜
It was you that made my face youthful again,
如果我是未来,我要感谢你,春天
If I was the future, I would thank you, spring,
是你给我和谐的蓝图,
It was you that painted for me the blueprint of harmony,
是你给我幸福的诗篇
It was you that wrote for me a poem of happiness,
哦,感谢春天,感谢春天
Oh thank you spring, thank you spring!
春风怀里同声祝愿
In the bosom of the breeze of spring,
感谢春天,感谢春天
Thank you spring, thank you spring,
我们走进中华永远的春天
Let us walk into the spring of China, the spring of eternity

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

One more thing that I miss dearly when spring is around here

image This is the picture I received recently from my daughter.  She was having fun in the Moscow Red Square after the end of the college entrance exam. It must be a big relief for them!

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The same picture in a different mode.  She told me that she passed the college exam that would allow her to study at the oldest finance institute of Moscow, which I am naturally very proud of.

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The same girl of mine when she was about 9 years old, attending elementary school in Fukuoka.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spring is here and I miss my garden in Fukuoka Japan

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It feels like spring season is around the corner today in Dubuque.  A warm weather reminds me of the garden deck I used to have in my house; small but cozy and surrounded by green everywhere: see above the pictures of what I means. It looks very American in some sense. Actually I and my Italian-American step father built it together.  It started out very barren but a ten year of time has done some transformation to the scenery.  Time just flows…

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Get Some Laugh out of these Crazy Photos

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What the hell is going on in the way of using electricity? It’s been too cold! One of the many images people at the Landlord Association of the Dubuque shared.
Some more crazy ones below:
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