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{ Yearly Archives } 2011

SFM #83: Asia. Historic Nomads of Mongolia

  Star Ferry Musing #83:  Historic Nomads in Mongolia Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all articles, please access  http://www.starferrymusings.com/ If you wish to discontinue receiving SFM articles, please drop me a line. 如您不想收這些文章, 請告知. ************************************************ This article addresses an esoteric topic, and it may be too tedious for those […]

SFM #82: Maker. Eyebrow Band Collection

  Star Ferry Musing #82: Eyebrow Band Collection Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all articles, please access  http://www.starferrymusings.com/ If you wish to discontinue receiving SFM articles, please drop me a line. 如您不想收這些文章, 請告知. ************************************************ Twenty years ago, I worked in Guangzhou (廣州) to start up the China operations of […]

SFM #81: Maker. Ceramic Creations

  Star Ferry Musing #81: Ceramic Creations   Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all articles, please access   http://www.starferrymusings.com/ If you wish to discontinue receiving SFM articles, please drop me a line. 如您不想收這些文章, 請告知. ******************************************************** It has been nearly one year since Sally and I took up ceramics as our […]

SFM #80: USA. Rock Mimicry

Star Ferry Musing #80:  Rocks Mimic Life Written by Robert Wu for his family and friendsTo read all articles, please access:  http://www.starferrymusings.com/ If you wish to discontinue receiving SFM articles, please drop me a line.如您不想收這些文章, 請告知. ****************************************** Three days after a long driving trip, Sally and I are getting accustomed to living in our own […]

SFM #79: USA. Three Volcanoes

Star Ferry Musing #79:  Three Volcanoes Written by Robert Wu for his family and friendsTo read previous articles, please access http://www.starferrymusings.com/ If you wish to discontinue receiving SFM articles, please drop me a line.如您不想收這些文章, 請告知. ************************************************** Sally and I just completed a 4-week, 7,000 mile driving trip of the western part of US.  Of the many […]

SFM #78: Food. Comfort Foods

Star Ferry Musing #78: Comfort Foods Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all Musings articles, please access http://www.starferrymusings.com/ ——————————————— While riding in a taxi in Nanjing a few years ago, I saw a store with many customers waiting in line.  After the taxi came to a screeching stop, I joined the […]

SFM #77: USA. House Styles

Star Ferry Musing #77: House Styles Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all articles, please access http://www.starferrymusings.com/ ———————————————————————– Sally and I moved from New York City to live in San Francisco to be near our son and daughter-in-law.  We took a long and scenic route along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, […]

SFM #76: Maker. Gold Gild Restoration

Star Ferry Musing #76:  Gold Gild Restoration Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all musings, please access http://www.starferrymusings.com/ ——————————————————— We visited Myanmar (Burma) several years ago.  As an unpopular tourist destination, we saw the country before it is over-run and spoiled by too many tourists.  The country was pristine, the people […]

SFM #75: Maker. Ceramics Bliss

Star Ferry Musing #75:  Ceramics Bliss Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all articles, please access:  http://www.starferrymusings.com/ ——————————————— One of the most important thing to do after retirement is finding a hobby that is both enjoyable and time consuming.  After 10 years of retirement, I found my calling.  It’s ceramics. […]

SFM #74: USA. Hazards on Trip

  Star Ferry Musing #74:  Hazards on Trip Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all previous articles, please access http://www.starferrymusings.com/ ———————————————————————————————- Sally and I just took a driving trip from New York City to San Francisco.  To avoid unanticipated snow storm in the northern part of the country and to tour […]

SFM #73: Egypt. Egypt in Turmoil

Star Ferry Musing #73:  Egypt in Turmoil Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all earlier articles, please visit http://www.starferrymusings.com/ ———————————————————————– The public protest in the last few weeks is toppling the Egyptian government.  The news photos of thousands of Egyptians of different factions fighting over political reform show an explosion of […]

SFM #72: Nature. Memorable Mountains

Star Ferry Musing #72:  Memorable Mountains Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all articles, please visit http://www.starferrymusings.com/ ******************************************************************************* As we travel, we get to see mountains.  Impressive mountains. This beautiful snow capped mountain is the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (玉龙雪山) near the medieval town of LiJiang (丽江).  While LiJiang itself is […]