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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 #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 […]

SFM #113: Mexico. Mexico City Life

Star Ferry Musing #113:  Mexico City Life Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 113 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 spent a few days in Mexico City primarily to visit its archeological sights. […]

SFM #112: Italy. Excavated Time Capsule

Star Ferry Musing #112: Excavated Time Capsule Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 112 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 have always been fascinated by Pompeii, the Roman city destroyed by the […]

SFM #111: USA. Nostalgic Route 66

Star Ferry Musing #111: Nostalgic Route 66 Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 111 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 drove cross country in Arizona last year.  At dusk, we left […]

SFM #110: USA. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Star Ferry Musing #110:  Here Today, Gone Tomorrow Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 110 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. ************************************************ San Francisco has many murals.  They are often commissioned by the property owner to […]

SFM #109: Food. Dim Sum

Star Ferry Musing #109:  Dim Sum Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 109 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 worked, lived and retired in Hong Kong for 20 years before returning […]

SFM #108: USA. Paradise on Fire

Star Ferry Musing #108, Paradise on Fire Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 108 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. ************************************************ Rim Fire A gigantic forest fire has been raging for the last two weeks in […]

SFM #107: Egypt. Test of Democracy

Star Ferry Musing #107:  Test of Democracy Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 107 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. ************************************************ Background When we visited Egypt a few years ago, we saw its military in many […]

SFM #106: Turkey. Turkish Culture War

Star Ferry Musing #106: Turkish Culture War Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all 106 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 weeks, we see lots of pictures of demonstrations in Turkey.  Taksim […]

SFM #105: Vatican. The Labyrinth

Star Ferry Musing #105: The Labyrinth Written by Robert Wu for his family and friends To read all other 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 was really looking forward to visit the Sistine Chapel of the Vatican Museums.  I […]

SFM #104: Spain. God’s Architect

Star Ferry Musing #104: God’s Architect 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. ************************************************ Of all Spanish cities we visited, we like Barcelona the most.  We found it to be lively, artistic, […]

SFM #103: Maker. Ceramic Food

Star Ferry Musing #103: Ceramic Food 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. ************************************************ I love to eat.  I think good food is one of the greatest enjoyments in life.  But […]

SFM #102: Guatemala. Ancient Mayans

Star Ferry Musing #102:  Ancient Mayans 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. ************************************************ Mesoamerica refers to the ancient lands of Mexico, Guatemala and the other Central American countries before the arrival […]

SFM #101: Guatemala. Guatemala Observations

Star Ferry Musing #101: Guatemala Observations 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. ************************************************ Our tour of Guatemala started with visits to the Mayan ruins in the rain forest.  Our guide […]

SFM #99: Guatemala. Resurrecting an Extinct Writing

Star Ferry Musing #99:  Resurrecting an Extinct Writing 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. ************************************************ In preparation for a tour of Gautemala, the land of the Mayas, Sally and I started […]

SFM #98: Turkey. Cavemen

  Star Ferry Musing #98:  Cavemen 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. ************************************************ On the morning when we visited the cave houses of Cappadocia in Turkey, we saw this colorful […]

SFM #97: Culture. Puzzle Solvers

  Star Ferry Musing #97:  Puzzle Solvers 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. ************************************************ I like to visit ancient site and see things made by mankind long time ago.  It […]

SFM #96: Turkey & China. Honor the Fallen

  Star Ferry Musing #96:  Honor the Fallen 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. ************************************************ Turkey In WWI, the Entente Powers (UK, France and Russia) fought the Central Powers (Germany, […]

SFM #95: Turkey. Byzantine City

  Star Ferry Musing #95:  Byzantine City 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. ************************************************ Rome was a republic for 500 years before turning autocratic when Julius Caesar became dictator in […]

SFM #94: Turkey. Mosques

  Star Ferry Musing #94: Mosques 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. ************************************************ After spending 16 hectic days in Turkey, we feel we experienced almost everything about its food, culture […]

SFM #93: USA. City by the Bay

  Star Ferry Musing #93: City by the Bay 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. ************************************************ San Francisco is one of the most attractive cities in the United States.  At […]

SFM #92: Animals. Flying Jewelry

  Star Ferry Musing #92:  Flying Jewelry 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. ************************************************ Sally and I saw our first hummingbirds in our son and daughter-in-law’s backyard in San Francisco. […]

SFM #91: USA. Senior Center

  Star Ferry Musing #91:  Senior Center 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. ************************************************ I retired 10 years ago.  At first, I felt empty without a productive job and without […]

SFM #90: Croatia. Plitvice Lakes

Star Ferry Musing #90: Plitvice Lakes 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. ************************************************ I heard about the Plitvice Lakes of Croatia as a wonderland of dancing waters.  It is a series […]

SFM #89: Italy. Venice

Star Ferry Musing #89:  Venice 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. ************************************************ The bus travels on a long causeway over the lagoon, on our way to watery Venice.  The causeway was […]