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Two engineering and one business degrees, all from NYU. National president of Organization of Chinese Americans, two terms. General manager of a multinational corporation in China. Retired but still active. Married to a wonderful wife, one son & one daughter.

SFM #149. Maker. Ceramics Techniques

Star Ferry Musing #149.  Maker.  Ceramic Techniques Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 149 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. ********************************************** Seven years ago, Sally and I read in a newspaper that a senior center offered […]

SFM #148. Animals. Raising Families

Star Ferry Musing #148.  Animals.  Raising Families Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 148 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 last blog, I reported on the sad failed breeding of a robin’s nest. […]

SFM #147. Animals. Disappointed Mother

Star Ferry Musing #147.  Animals.  Disappointed Mother Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 147 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 Sally and I take our morning walks in the Bergen County Park, we see […]

SFM #146. USA. Superbloom

Star Ferry Musing #146.  USA. Super Bloom Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 146 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. ********************************************** Deserts are very inhospitable and only extremely hardy plants and animals can survive and thrive […]

SFM #145. Curiosity. Love Locks

Star Ferry Musing #145. Curiosity.  Love Locks Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 145 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. ********************************************** Somewhere, some time ago, some couple thought of securing a padlock onto some chains to […]

SFM #144. Canada. Canadian Rockies

Star Ferry Musing #144. Canada.  Canadian Rockies Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 144 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. ********************************************** Driving through Canada in a transcontinental trip, we spent a couple of days in Banff […]

SFM #143. Food. Long Lines

Star Ferry Musing #143.  Food.  Long Lines Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 143 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. ********************************************** We sometimes have to wait too long in too many lines.  The alternative is a […]

SFM #142. USA. Dog Park II

Star Ferry Musing #142.  USA.  Dog Park II Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 142 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 described in SFM #126 a small park in San Francisco that has a […]

SFM #141. Animals. Dangerous Waters

Star Ferry Musing #141.  Animals.  Dangerous Waters Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 141 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 two-year-old boy was wading in shallow water in Disney World in […]

SFM #140. USA. River Walk

Star Ferry Musing #140.  USA.  River Walk Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 140 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. ********************************************** My doctor advises me to exercise more.  I need to walk at least two hours […]

SFM #139. Canada. Land of Lakes

Star Ferry Musing #139.  Canada.  Land of Lakes Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 139 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 look at the map of Canada, I notice an interesting feature in […]

SFM #138. USA. Hanging Garden of NYC

Star Ferry Musing #138.  Hanging Garden of NYC Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 138 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 early 20th century, railroad cars traveled on street level to transport goods to […]

SFM #137. Africa. Bloodless Safari

Star Ferry Musing #137.  Africa.  Bloodless Safari Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 137 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 the last few days, news of an iconic lion named Cecil being killed by […]

SFM #136. Curiosity. Look Close

Star Ferry Musing #136.  Curiosity.  Look Close Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 136 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. ********************************************** To fully enjoy my travels, I look closely and pay attention to details. One of […]

SFM #135. Curiosity. Look Far

Star Ferry Musing #135.  Curiosity.  Look Far Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 135 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 travel, I often see lovely and fascinating sights in the distance. On the […]

SFM #134. Curiosity. Look Down

Star Ferry Musing #134.  Curiosity.  Look Down Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 134 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. ************************************************ Living in big cities have its hazards.  One person stepped on one urban “land mine” […]

SFM #133. Culture. Objectified Greeting

Star Ferry Musing #133.  Culture.  Objectified Greeting Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 133 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. ************************************************ Another Chinese New Year is upon us.  This is the year of the lamb, according […]

SFM #132. Curiosity. Look Up

Star Ferry Musing #132.  Curiosity.  Look Up Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 132 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. ************************************************ Happy new year.  I wish you ever higher achievements in all your endeavors.  祝您歩步高升. As […]

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 […]