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{ Yearly Archives } 2014

SFM #131. Curious. Chimneys

Star Ferry Musing #131:  Curiosity.  Chimneys Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 131 SFM 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. ************************************************ When I was young, I learned that Santa came down the chimney to deliver our gifts. […]

SFM #130: USA. Good vs. Evil

Star Ferry Musing #130:  USA.  Good vs. Evil Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 130 SFM 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. ************************************************ Many talented artists grace San Francisco with their beautifully painted murals.  But there are […]

SFM #129. Hong Kong. Umbrella Movement

Star Ferry Musing #129:  Hong Kong.  Umbrella Movement Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 129 SFM 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. ************************************************ I have always been an activist, seeking to improve society. After I moved […]

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SFM #128: China. The Great Wall

Star Ferry Musing #128:  China.  The Great Wall Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 128 SFM 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. ************************************************ The Great Wall (萬里長城) was an extensive defensive structure.  It was first built 2,500 […]

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SFM #127: UK. Hadrian’s Wall

Star Ferry Musing #127:  UK.  Hadrian’s Wall Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 127 SFM 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. ************************************************ On September 18, 2014, Scotland will hold a referendum to decide whether it will secede […]

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SFM #126: USA. Dog Park

Star Ferry Musing #126:  USA. Dog Park Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 126 SFM 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. ************************************************ A small park in San Francisco was the center of a neighborhood controversy.  Some families […]

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SFM #125, UK. English Castles

Star Ferry Musing #125: UK. English Castles Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 125 SFM 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. ************************************************ As a boy, I was always fascinated by European castles.  We finally traveled to England […]

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SFM #124: UK. Rock Music at Stonehenge

Star Ferry Musing #124: UK. Rock Music at Stonehenge Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 124 SFM 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. ************************************************ The British isles have many neolithic and bronze age stone circles, ditched […]

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SFM #123: UK. Driving Misadventure

Star Ferry Musing #123:  Driving Misadventure Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 123 SFM 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 planned a two-week drive through England in May to catch the flowering […]

SFM #122. Mexico. The Moon and the Sun

Star Ferry Musing #122:  The Moon and the Sun Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 122 SFM 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. ************************************************ When I was a young boy in Hong Kong, I saw a movie […]

SFM #121. Mexico. Main Temple

Star Ferry Musing #121:  Main Temple Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 121 SFM 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. ************************************************ Mesoamerica refers to the Americas before the arrival of Europeans.  For thousands of years, various […]

SFM #120: USA & Hong Kong. Two Slums

Star Ferry Musing #120: Two Slums Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 120 SFM 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. ************************************************ I grew up in big cities and feel most comfortable in big cities.  Two of my […]

SFM #119: USA. Snow Monkeys and Running Dogs

Star Ferry Musing #119:  Snow Monkeys and Running Dogs Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 119 SFM 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. ************************************************ I had interesting experiences during the trip to Fairbanks. From the airplane […]

SFM #118: USA. Aurora Hunting

Star Ferry Musing #118:  Aurora Hunting Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 118 SFM 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. ************************************************ A few fiends and I went to Fairbanks, Alaska, in early March to hunt for […]

SFM #117: Curiosity. The Mostest

Star Ferry Musing #117:  The Mostest Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 117 SFM 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. ************************************************ In my 70 years of life, I have been blessed with some of the world’s most […]

SFM #116. Food. Spanish Food

Star Ferry Musing #116:  Spanish Food Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 116 SFM 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. ************************************************ Two articles on food appeared in New York Times in one day.  One was about food […]

SFM #115: Culture. Happy New Year

Star Ferry Musing #115:  Happy New Year Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 115 SFM 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. ************************************************ Chinese new year is here again.  I would like to wish everybody a prosperous and […]

SFM #114, New Zealand. Long Cloud Island

Star Ferry Musing #114:  Long Cloud Island Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 114 SFM 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. ************************************************ When the polynesians first discovered New Zealand 800 years ago, they named it the Land […]