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Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
Posted:Jan 5, 2010 6:33 pm
Last Updated:Jul 19, 2018 5:47 pm
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A few years ago, I was contacted by a woman in China who wanted some help with song lyrics. The song is: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, performed by the singers Simon & Garfunkel. She found learning English was easier by memorizing words with music. Maybe I should do that. I must search YouTube for some Chinese songs for .

香芹,鼠尾草,罗斯玛丽和百里香

几年以前,一名中国妇女与我联系。 她想要帮助歌词。 歌是: 香芹,鼠尾草,罗斯玛丽和百里香。 2位歌手执行它。 西蒙& Garfunkel。 她找到学习英语通过用音乐记住单词更容易。 或许我应该做那。 我必须为孩子为一些中国歌搜寻YouTube。

呵呵。。。
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Every once in a Blue Moon. 长久。
Posted:Dec 31, 2009 4:36 pm
Last Updated:Dec 31, 2009 9:38 pm
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We say: blue moon.
我们说:蓝色。 月亮。
This is when 2 full moons appear in the same month.
这是2满月在同一个月出现。

The Miami sky is clear tonight. only a few wispy clouds.
迈阿密天空今晚是确切。 仅一些朵小束的云彩。

December 2009 is this way.
2009年12月是这样。

A beautiful sight to behold. this final day of 2009.
注视的美好的视域。 这最后的天2009年。

To all of you, wishing Peace and prosperity in 2010.
对你们大家来说,在2010年祝愿和平和繁荣。
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Sleep 睡眠
Posted:Dec 12, 2009 9:12 pm
Last Updated:Jan 19, 2010 7:04 pm
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Sleep is something I don't get enough of.
脦脪脠路脢碌脣炉脙脽虏禄鲁盲脳茫隆拢
For many years, I survived only on 3-1/2 to 4 hours of sleep each night and usually a 1/2 hour nap in the evening.

My job is very stressful. because of this, my rest has been affected.
脦脪碌脛鹿陇脳梅路脟鲁拢陆么脮脜隆拢 脪貌麓脣拢卢脦脪碌脛脨脻脧垄脪脩戮颅卤禄脫掳脧矛隆拢

Sometimes, I wake in the night thinking about my job... maybe something I forgot came to mind, or something I didn't have time to finish.

It's past midnight here. I should be in bed and not at the computer.
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微笑 Smile
Posted:Dec 12, 2009 5:18 pm
Last Updated:May 9, 2011 2:44 am
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脣碌拢潞 锞娒脪拢隆 Say: Cheese!
脦脪录脟碌脙脥炉脛锚脮脮鈶德÷ 脫脨锝趁椕溍娒嚸撁惷捖宦济溍暶暶徝甭幻郝÷
I remember childhood photos. Someone always had a camera.
脙驴锝陈铰幝捖幻暶吤暶曗懙戮脹录炉隆拢Everyone would gather together for a picture.
脡茫脫掳脮脽陆芦潞脜陆脨拢潞 脨娄脪禄赂枚拢隆 The photographer would yell: say cheese!
脫垄脫茂碌楼麓脢"锞娒脪"露脭脫脷脪禄赂枚脦垄脨娄脥锚脙脌隆拢
The word "cheese" in English is perfect for a smile.
脢脟碌脛拢卢脪禄赂枚脦垄脨娄脫脨脌没脫脷脪禄脮脜录芦脙卯碌脛脥录隆拢Yes, a smile makes for a great picture.
脢脟脗冒拢驴 脛脟脢脟卤禄脡莽禄谩脡脧陆脫脢脺碌脛隆拢
Does it? That is what's socially accepted.
脦脪虏禄脥卢脗冒拢驴 Am I different?
脦脪脮媒脦垄脨娄 ... 脮忙碌脛脦脪脢脟隆拢 脦脪脮媒露脭脌茂脙忙脦垄脨娄隆拢
I'm smiling... really I am. I'm smiling on the inside.
脧脿脨脜脦脪拢卢脦脪脮媒脦垄脨娄隆拢 脪貌脦陋脛茫虏禄脛脺驴麓录没脦脪碌脛麓陆卤禄脌颅禄脴拢卢脦脪碌脛脩脌鲁脻卤漏脗露脗冒拢驴 脮芒虏禄脪芒脦露脳脜脦脪虏禄驴陋脨脛隆拢 脦脪脮媒脮忙碌脴露脭脌茂脙忙脦垄脨娄隆拢
Trust me, I'm smiling. Because you cannot see my lips pulled back and my teeth exposed? This doesn't mean I'm unhappy. I'm truly smiling on the inside.
脦脪卤脴脨毛脜陇袞脦脪碌脛脕鲁拢卢脧脭脢戮脩脌鲁脻脰陇脙梅脣眉脗冒
Do I have to distort my face, show teeth to prove it?

锞埪姑幻幟捗幝⒚惵βB嬅悸铰娐孤脣没锝趁撁ぢ棵偯奥B
If I smile, will it make someone else happy?

脭脷露炉脦茂脢脌陆莽拢卢脧脭脢戮脩脌鲁脻拢卢脢脟脪禄脰脰銉毭偯斅得劽惷惷幝 .... 脦脪虏禄脧毛脪陋脪搂脛茫 ... 脛茫脧毛脪陋脪搂脦脪脗冒拢驴
In the animal world, showing your teeth is an act of aggression.... I don't want to bite you... Do you wanna bite me?
脪禄脨漏锝趁撁惷捖宦该睹椕旓剑碌脛脦垄脨娄隆拢
脪禄脨漏锝陈猜
脪禄脨漏锝趁娒嚶堵娐得劽懨鲁脻 ... 碌芦脢脟脦脼脗脹锞埪好幝B嬅幻兠嚸幝⒚惵βB
脪禄脨漏锝趁娐德济姑嬅幻兠嚶得劽幝⒚惵β÷ 脦脪隆娄脦陋脣没脙脟脮戮脭脷脪禄脙忙戮碌脳脫碌脛銈疵兠 ... 潞脙录赂赂枚脨隆脢卤隆拢
脣没脙脟脢碌录霉脣没脙脟碌脛脦垄脨娄隆拢
Some people have a natural smile.
Some people don't
Some people are missing teeth... but they smile anyway!
Some people practice their smiles. I think they stand in front of a mirror... for hours.
They practice their smiles.
脮芒脢脟脌没脪忙脗冒拢驴 脣眉脪禄露篓脢脟 ... 脣眉潞脥脙驴锝趁徛猜宦堵矫÷姑幻劽嚸兟绰睹犅÷
脫脨脢卤脣眉脢脟脧脿脥卢碌脛脦垄脨娄隆拢 脥锚脡脝隆拢
Is this good? It must be... so many do it and everyone likes the results.
Sometimes it's the same smile. Perfected.

脦脪碌脛脌脧碌脛脜庐脜贸脫脩脫脨戮芦銉郝得劽徝犆嵚得劽幝⒚惵β÷ 脙驴脮脜脥录隆拢 脧脿脥卢碌脛脦垄脨娄碌脛200脮脜脮脮鈶德÷
脢脟碌脛拢卢脣眉脢脟脪禄赂枚潞脙碌脛脦垄脨娄 ... 脣眉脢鹿脦脪脧毛銇娒捖幻兠幻幝⒚惵β得劽暶久柮幝济 ... 芒脽鈪裁幝⒚惵β÷
脦脪脪陋脣媒脢脭脳脜脫脨脢卤脢鹿脫脙脦垄脨娄碌脛虏禄脥卢碌脛脣庐鈪嘎B德娒嚸嬅矫兟宦÷

脦脪锝碉剑脫脨露帽脙脦隆拢 潞脟潞脟...
My old girlfriend had the EXACT same smile. every picture. She took 200 photos of the same smile.
Yes, it was a nice smile... It reminded me of a smiling politician... fake smile.
I asked her to try using different levels of smile sometimes, but she refused.

I still have nightmares.

禄貌脨铆脦脪脫娄赂脙脢碌录霉脦脪碌脛脦垄脨娄隆拢 脦脪陆芦脕么脧脗脪貌脤脴脥酶潞脥脢碌录霉脦脪碌脛脦垄脨娄隆拢
脮芒驴脡脛脺脢脟潞脙碌脛隆拢 脫脨脪禄脤矛拢卢脦脪陆芦脰酶脙没隆拢 脦脪陆芦脭脷鹿芦脰脷虏垄銉柮柭得脰脴脪陋脨脭碌脛脦垄脨娄潞脥脣眉脪脩戮颅陆脫脢脺露脿脙麓鐧堵泵┞÷ (潞脙拢卢鲁媒脕脣脭脷露炉脦茂脢脌陆莽)
Maybe I should practice my smile. I'll get off the internet and practice my smile.
This could be good. One day, I'll be famous. I'll be in the public and know the importance of a smile and how universally it's accepted (well, except in the animal world)

脦脪陆芦脥锚脡脝脦脪碌脛脦垄脨娄隆拢 碌卤脦脪鲁路禄脴脦脪碌脛麓陆虏垄銉柮徝斆娐久懨鲁脻脢卤拢卢脛茫陆芦脰陋碌脌脮芒脢脟脪禄赂枚脫脩脪锚碌脛脢脰脢脝隆拢 脛茫虏禄脢脟脦脪碌脛脧脗脪禄露脵脥铆虏脥隆拢
I will perfect my smile so when I retract my lips and show my teeth, you will know it's a gesture of friendship and not an indication that you're my next dinner.
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PHOTOSHOP... 你的照片是真实的还是伪造?
Posted:Dec 11, 2009 5:06 pm
Last Updated:Sep 11, 2018 5:16 am
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PHOTOSHOP - are your photos real or fake?

Photoshopped is a generalized term to describe the of editing digital images. The name comes from the photo editing software Photoshop. Although not the first program to offer digital editing, Adobe Systems Incorporated, makers of the product Photoshop, is certainly one of the largest.
Photoshop是一般化的专有名词。
这描述编辑数字式图象。 名字来自这张照片(编辑软件Photoshop)。
虽然并非提供数字化的编辑的第一个计划,Adobe"灰度粘土"系统合并,产品Photoshop的制造者,当然是最大的中的一个。

Prior to computers, the term for photo editing was called airbrushing or... airbrushed. I was a when I became familiar with the term. Airbrushing referred to the (post production) technique of altering photos (and sometimes negatives) to achieve something different from a photo that wasn't originally captured by the camera. The term airbrushing is often used to describe the flawless centerfold beauties in Playboy Magazine. Large photographs were 'altered' by Artists using tiny (airbrush) sprayguns and painting out unwanted blemishes from the photos. Scars and stretchmarks (not disguised by makeup and lighting) could be eliminated giving the illusion the subject was perfect.

I studied Graphics Arts in High School (three well spent years) and part of the course included photography, where some of the techniques taught showed us how to mask out bad parts of a photograph, make corrections for poor lighting and de-emphasize unimportant parts of a picture.

Dating back to the 50's, 60's and 70's... it was very common in advertising, to take a photo of a model in a studio and (using a razor or scissors) cut the model from the photo and paste it into a background relevant to the theme of the product you wanted to sell.
It was (and still is) too expensive to drag thousands of dollars worth of camera equipment to the beach for a photoshoot when you could take a few studio shots and superimpose the model into some already made Hawaiian surf background to sell suntan lotion.

I used to prepare artwork for catalogs... by hand. Page by page, using a photocopy machine, scissors and lots of 'white-out' now, it's all done on computer.
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春季和樱桃开花 (樱花) Springtime and cherry blossom
Posted:Dec 9, 2009 4:42 pm
Last Updated:Jul 19, 2024 11:22 pm
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鎴戞兂瑕佷笉涔呰闂腑鍥姐 浜轰滑鍛婅瘔鎴戯細 绛夋槬瀛, 鍥犱负杩欐槸闈炲父缇庝附鐨勫鑺傘 鎴戜笉鍠滄闆 鎴戠瓑寰呭悧锛
I want to visit China soon. People tell me: wait for Springtime, because this is most beautiful season. I dislike snow. Do I wait?

鐩墠锛岃繖閲岀殑缁忔祹鏄煍杞殑銆 鎴戝垢杩愭垜浠湁宸ヤ綔锛屼絾鏄垜浠汉鍛樿繃灏戙 鍘熷洜鍚楋紵 浣庣殑浠锋牸銆 鎴戠殑鑰佹澘宸茬粡棰勮杩欐伯涓с 鍥犳锛屾垜浠檷浣庢垜浠殑浠锋牸銆 鎴戜滑蹇欙紝浣嗘槸娌℃湁鍒╂鼎銆 鎰熻阿鎴戜滑蹇欍 寰堝绔炰簤鑰呭凡缁忓幓銆 鐮翠骇銆 姣忓懆2澶╋紝涓浜涘彧鏄伐浣溿
Currently, the economy here is soft. I'm fortunate we have work, but we are understaffed. The reason? Low prices. my boss had foreseen this depression. So, we lowered our prices. we are busy, But no profits. Thankful we are busy. Many competitors have gone bankrupt. some are only working 2 days per week.

瀵规垜鐨勬梾琛屾潵璇达紝鎴戝繀椤荤瓑寰呰禋寰楁洿澶氱殑閽憋紒
I must wait to earn more money for my journey!

鎴戦棶鏉ヨ嚜鎴戠殑鍩庡競鐨勪竴涓腑鍥戒汉锛 鎴戝湪鍝噷鍦ㄤ腑鍥藉彂鐜版ū妗冧负鏍戯紵
I asked a Chinese man from my city: Where do I find Cherry tree in China?

浠栦笉鐭ラ亾銆 浠栨槸鏉ヨ嚜棣欐腐銆 鍦ㄩ娓病鏈夋爲锛 涓轰粈涔堬紝鎴戣锛 鍥犱负瀹冩槸涓搴ч潪甯告嫢鎸ょ殑鍩庡競锛屼粬鍥炵瓟銆
He doesn't know. He's from Hong Kong. there are no trees at Hong Kong! Why, I say? because it's a very crowded city, he answered.

褰撴垜鍘讳腑鍥芥椂銆 鎴戝繀椤绘壘鍒颁竴妫垫ū妗冩爲銆 杩欐槸涓涓洰鏍囥 鎴戞湁鎴戠殑涓浗涔嬭鐨勫緢澶氱洰鏍囥
When I go to China. I must find a cherry tree. This is one goal. I have many goals for my China trip.
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潞拢脧脢拢隆
Posted:Dec 8, 2009 3:47 pm
Last Updated:Jul 20, 2024 12:56 am
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鎴戠埍娴烽矞銆 闄や簡楂樼殑鑳嗗浐閱囥 鎴戞瘡澶╄兘鍚冭櫨銆
I love seafood. Except for high cholesterol. I could eat shrimp every day.
閫氬父锛屾垜鍚冩棩鏈鍙搞 寰堝瀵垮徃閰掑惂鍦ㄨ繄闃垮瘑銆 鎴戝緢灏戝悆涓浗鐑归オ銆 鏄熸湡鍏紝鎴戝悆涓浜涗腑鍥借彍銆 浠栦滑鐨勭壒闀挎槸锛氱偣蹇
Usually, I eat Japanese sushi. Miami has a lot of sushi bars. I seldom eat Chinese cuisine. On Saturday, I tried a new Chinese place. Their specialty is: Dim Sum

鎴戦渶瑕佷竴浣嶄腑鍥藉瀛愩 濂逛竴瀹氭槸涓浣嶅ソ涓诲帹銆 濂瑰繀椤诲噯澶囧彲鍙g殑椋熷搧銆 浠ヨ繖绉嶆柟娉曟垜鑲ヨ儢锛 璞′經涓鏍
I need a Chinese wife. She must be a good chef. She must prepare tasty foods. This way I'll be fat: like Buddha

浣犳兂瑕佹垜鑲ヨ儢鍚楋紵
Do you want me to be fat?

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鎴戣繖閲屾湁涓ラ噸鐨勯夯鐑︺ 鍛靛懙...
Posted:Dec 7, 2009 6:53 pm
Last Updated:Jul 20, 2024 8:26 pm
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偶然地, 我改变网页从英语到汉语。 它被锁住。 我试图理解这。 我不能找到这种选择。 它在页上在一个不同的地方。

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浣犱负浠涔堢┛涓浠剁粨濠氱ぜ鏈嶏紵
Posted:Dec 6, 2009 6:58 am
Last Updated:Jul 19, 2024 10:08 pm
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Why are you wearing a wedding dress?
我理解你想要结婚。 或许你应该首先等一个人。
I understand you want marriage. Maybe you should wait for a man first.

Too often I see older Chinese women dressed in a wedding dress "waiting for their man" to arrive. This frightens me.
I understand the desire to be married and the seriousness surrounding the situation... but there is something wrong with this picture. Literally.
American superstition says: It's bad luck for the groom to see his fiance in a wedding dress before the wedding.
Common sense says: Who wants a woman so desperate she will be photographed in a wedding dress just waiting for her wedding day to arrive.

I recall a song about "Delta Dawn" the woman who is wearing a faded rose from days gone by.

If you have profile photos of you wearing a wedding dress, I suggest you reconsider. Try a nice party dress or something for a professional atmosphere. I'd be more interested in a woman with classy clothing than a woman wearing a wedding dress. Hey... if it's not me, who are you looking for?
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