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Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

 (although it is already time of Chinese New Year.)

It is the year of rabbits in Chinese zodiac.  People born in the year of rabbits are gentle and affable, destined to be loved by many.

In Vietnam and Tibet, the year of rabbits apparently is the year of cats.  The order of zodiac is the order in which animals won the race when they were summoned by the gods.  In most Asian countries, there is no cat in the zodiac because they were supposed to have overslept on someone's laps.  Apparently they woke up in Vietnam and Tibet.

The bunnies came in the 4th place. 

"What about dogs?" asked Louie.

The dogs came in the 11th place, second to last, Louie was told.  He was rather disappointed.  

It must have been a hound, Louie.  Spritely terriers would have come earlier ... or come to think of it maybe last because they would have found something else to do in the middle of the race.  

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Having fun at  Who needs artists anymore?

Sakura the Ball Thief

Russell and Bearcat

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Summer Days
We had a very good summer in London this year.  Some summer we hear it only lasts for one week, but we had about 2 months of mostly warm and sunny days.

So we were able to use our terrace a lot, like lounging around with a lap dog

and doing BBQ.

                           "Can I help you?" asks Sakura.

To Sakura's great disappointment, we never require dog assistance in doing BBQ. 

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I love my iPhone, but its camera quality leaves much to be desired.  Fortunately, there are many applications to fulfill its ineptitude, and the application called Hipstamatic, I find, is one of the coolest.

It allows you to take old-fashioned photos and the results are quirky, fun, as well as unpredictably charming.  




Photo by Masami

Photo by Masami

You can change lenses, film types, and flash settings, too, but I find the standard attachments are the most versatile.  Just too kewl.  

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RICOH GXR camera
Most people know RICOH as an office machine manufacturer, but they actually make superb cameras.

Their first unit camera with interchangeable lenses, GXR, takes SLRish photos: 

GR LENS A12 50mm F2.5 MACRO

GR LENS A12 50mm F2.5 MACRO

RICOH LENS S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 with its wide frame and versatility is ideal for travel companion.

Now that we have black dogs, I am interested in camera quality more than ever just so that our Kerries do not appear blackish creatures from the swamp.  It's entirely need-based, honest!

GR LENS A12 50mm F2.5 Macro

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Happy New Year!
Happy New Year 2010

This is the year of the tiger in Chinese zodiac.  It is a sign of courage and passion.  Does this mean we can expect a very exciting year?  Maybe. 

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Season's Greeting
Happy Holidays!

Wishing you warm and heartful holidays.

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Blissful Sunday

Among things you can do on a rainy Sunday afternoon in the winter time,

there really is nothing better than snuggling up with a warm body to take a nap.

It's a good thing that Louie is so amenable.  These boys are a match made in heaven.

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Happy Turkey Day

Hope your bird was as big as the Big Bird.  

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Street Trees

We live in the neighborhood that was developed in the late 19th century.  The avenue that runs through the town is lined with Sycamore trees that have grown quite large after 100 years.

It is said that sycamore trees can live to 300 or even 500 years of age, but after 100 years, they must get quite beaten up.  Recently three of these 100-year old trees have been cut down and I was amazed to see how big they really were.

Eventually the tree stumps must get removed, but when it happens, I sure hope that they are going to be replaced with new trees that can grow at least another 100 years.

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