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Dragon Boat Festival with Sunshine and Sweet Home

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sweet home

This past Dragon boat festival has leaving me a lot of happy moments and impressions. Three days off work, off the pressure, to stay with mom and dad, nowhere to go, just focusing on food and drink and sleep well.

Life is simple and happy. The spreading H1N1 flu horror has made lots of people changed their mind to go travelling somewhere in this short 3 days holiday. The airlines to some countries abroad is nearly closed up, such as Japan or Mexica.

I see no time better than staying with my family, since I really don’t stay with them too often after graduating from university and work in a different city, not far from home, but meet mom and dad less and less in a year. I nearly forget how my moms recipe tastes like. I quite like the fish dish she made.

When I at home, I keep a close look at our vegetable garden and found it very interesting, plus, I taken a few shots through Micro Lens model, turns out quite nice pictures.

Poem to the Soul: Face the Ocean with Spring Blossoms

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by Hai Zi 海子

From tomorrow, be a happy man
Feeding horses, chopping woods, traveling around the world
From tomorrow, care for food and vegetables
I have a house, facing to the ocean, flowers blossoming in spring

From tomorrow, write to every daring family member
Tell them my happiness
What the lightening of happiness have told me
I will tell everybody

Get a warm name for every river every mountain
Stranger, I bless you too
Bless you a great future
Bless you be with your lover
Bless you receive happiness in your mortal life

And me, I want to face to the ocean, with flowers blossoming in spring

Such a beatiful poem. Pity that Hai Zi is passed away. Have blessings in your mind, slow down your life rythem and spend more time with your beloved family members.

Get away from all those intrigues against each other in life and work. Escape from all life’s trouble. “I have a house, facing to the ocean, flowers blossoming in spring”

Is Your Garden Attracts Mosquitos?

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Day by day, the summer heat would be more and more harder to endure, added there are many annoying insects, with mosquitos  to bear the brunt. Good news is that, some insect expects said earlier that, this 2009 summer year, mosquitos would be less than previous years. Reasons?

1, The weather acts like a naughty child, warm air, cold air comes by turns in March and Appril that even leaving temperature difference often up to 10 degrees………..Humans can barely endure, let alone the mosquitos.

2, Our city has been more clean and people pay more attention to hygiene matters.

Whatever, that’s the general case. What if you have a green garden near your home, will those plants and flowers attracts more mosquitos than elsewhere ? I believe so, that’s why people use insect killer in the garden.

That’s kind of dispointing, but the advantage of a green garden must exceeds these little unpleasant very greatly. :)

I’m More into Canon as to Photo Color

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As a Chinese, I hate to admit the fact that most of us would choose the Japanese brand when buying Digital Camera. Canon or Sony, Sony or Canon…. There seems nonwhere to run. Oh, god, japanese are so good at those electric gadgets that needs precision.

Based on my exprience with Canon and Sony digital camera,  Canon seems to perform better when photo color is the focus and Sony always run ahead with the stylish design and fashion apparence. That’s the general impression.

I like to take shot in my garden and other green area, recording those flowers with name or not, those little grass. Canon often do a better job.  Check My Canon IXUS95 Work in My Vegetable Garden.

Sony certainly got this benifits and markets too, in fact, if you are not the professionist, sometimes, it’s hard to tell which is good, which is bad. Skill matters too.

Either one you chose, investigate more in advance in those BBS, and look at the sample picture other people takes and make your decision. If you are going to buy the expensive camera gadgets like the lens, bring a camera geek with you in case your heavy money is lost in sweet talks by the sales.

Stop Being Sentimental, Brace Outdoor Life

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sentimental girl, gray mind

What you do with a sentimental heart ?

It’s annoying and even though I know it’s bad, I just can’t stop my mind being such a mess at most cases. Girls are not meant to be sentimental, I was not born like this, is hard life got me like this? Maybe….Life is too hard. I overestimated my indendent ability.

Or is that I’m not so confident or optimistic when things are not going so smoothly, following the way I want.

Taking it hard just like you knew I would. I recently found a great way to cure this psychological problems,so easy, just to be enjoy outdoor life more, not just staying at home at most times,  missing all those happy moment that are bound to happen outdoor with your friends or strangers.

You may got this feeling that when you go travelling in some green green mountain area or garden area, with those fresh air you breathing, you will soon forget the trouble in your life for a moment and your brain may not be that dizzy at all.

So the crue is to let your heart be green and close to nature.

Is Your Transportation Vehicle Go Green

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We all like to take about how our surrouding environmen is been polluted and complained about where has the fresh air gone. But do we stop and ask ourselves ? Is our life go green ? Have we limited the time we use our car or any other wheeled vehicles that emits exhaust gas ?

What we could do is so easy and sounds trivial, but “Many a little makes a miracle“. As for me, I brought in a new electric bike recently, it’s such a convenient transportation choice, added its speed can be up to 30km/h, that’s enough if you only got around the city area within 20 kilometers.What it consumes is only electricity power, no gas at all.

You should say, the best way would be a mountain bike, why bother the electric bike :) You know, sometimes, girls are lazy, let alone when there is time with hungry stomach.

So use your car less, join the bike clan, whether it’s an electric bike or mountain bike. It can helps you losing weight at a bonus.

My Canon IXUS95 Work in My Vegetable Garden

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cannon ixus95 garden flower shot

First, I have to say that, I’m not at all professional at photography, it’s only for fun and interstes that I taken so many shots in my garden yestoday since I bought the new Canon digital camera IXUS 95, I thougt I have to give it a few shots and to test its photo quality.

The best place to do this is in my vegetable garden, where the color is vivid with so many green and other fancy colors. Also, it’s in the sunshine outside, so it’s great for the Macro Lens shooting model. That piece above there is one of my Macro Lens effects picture. Maybe not that perfect, but I’m quite satisfied with it. :) Someday, when I got a really professional camera like Canon 450D, I would do a whole lot better. I just need to do more practice.

A few tips I thought about how to make a better shootings:

Photo composition idea: That’s something based on personal taste and artisitic flavor.

Light and angle: The core of photography. It’s all of the skills talks about.

Others: Welcome to make your suggestions here.

Green Lifestyle by Saying no to Plastic Bags

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Plastic bags has been banned in China supermarkets for several monthes now, and even though the supermaket still provides plasitc bag , but they are not free anymore. I was kind of forgetful at first and have to buy them when going shopping.

But later on, I keep the great habit of carrying a lager paper bag in my handbag. They are of great help. When I go to the food market after work, I use them to carry the vegetables or fish that used to be put in a plastic bag, when I get home, I got them washed and dryed for next time use. I find them more handy and easier to carry than plastic bags.

So I kind of catch up with the trends of “go green” living, and I still got a long way to go. For example, in last tree planting day, I haven’t got time to plant any trees. And I even use the garden as a vegetable planting spot :)

Anyway, from the bottom heart, I want my life to stay green and eco, and I made my actions little by little.

Grow Flowers or Vegetables in Garden

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Giving you a choice question: if you got a self-owned space on your backyard, would it use it as a garden area or a vegetables soil. For me, I chose that latter, the reason for that as below:

1, I’m not at all good at growing flowers or any plants, knowledge and time is both required, I got either. I’d better not waste my money on those expensive flower seed.

2, The food safety problem is often becomes a focus in China, someday, we heard it’s not safe to eat blalala, other day, it’s said to not eat blalala……..Nothing safer than the vegetable you grown yourself, right?

3, It’s very convinient if you are too busy to got the food market, you can simple make a dish ready by picking some vegetable on your backyard, simple yet healthy.

4, It’s handy if you are just runing out of some food accessory, such as, pepper, garlic sprouts.. You got plenty of them waiting.

I just list a few, but I’m not saying that growing flowers is stupid, it’s just different views and lifestlyes, so no right or wrong, provided you don’t intervene other residents’ life.

Hey, I Go Cycling on Last Sunday

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Sunday is a beautiful day with beautiful mood. I figure it’s a great time to go cycling in the Xuanwu Lake park. The sun is a bit severe, but I’m not afraid of the sun radiation at all. I got sun cream and we designed a great road line where the streets is all covered with green trees, so no sunshine at all.

The road line is generally go like this: The Shitoucheng park – The West Beijing Road- The Chengxian streets – Xuanwu Park – Back home

God, I feel so happy to live in a city where the big green trees is everywhere, or else, where would we cycling lovers go to with the sunshine so fierce out there. In the park, we take cycling bike by turns, since we only have one bike, but we have another electrical bike :)   On the road somewhere, we stopped for buying a hammock to lay between the trees to have a cheerful rest, watching dogs and old guys fishing. So nice.

By the way, I love the feeling taht I am swaging in my hammock  like a swing. Life is so beaufiful with a mountain bike.

Peaceful Mind Defense Your Body

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Chinese medical opinions hold that 80% of the body disease comes from bad mood, believe it or not, it’s the way it is. Bad mood may exhaust your Qi (气)and Blood (血)at a more greater extend than you thought. If your Qi and Blood loose too many, disease may come after you. You would also becomes weak and fragile.

Blood terminology

Clinically 4 types of blood disorders are commonly encountered, namely blood asthenia or deficiency, blood stasis, blood-heat and blood-cold.


It’s a Chinese word, it’s hard to describe it, but it’s all the core to chinese herbal medical system. Sometimes, we have to admit the magic of the Chinese medicine and it’s point of views 

Next time, when you are about to get angry, too excited, or too worried, thinks about this harm it willl does to your health, and do some self control of your mood. Sometimes it’s hard, and green natural would help you to do that, so keep a garden or a green plants spot around home is quite important both for views and health.

Be happy, Be smile, Dancing in the wild nature, kiss the flowers in the garden.

The Less Time You Sleep, The Shorter You Live

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Sleep quality is quite an important factor to our overall health, which is known by all of us. While seldom anyone follows the suggested lifestyle in the modern city now. The night life seems more  vivid than the days and we don’t leave enought time for our body to have a good rest for the next day’s work or study.

The suggested sleeping hours is 8 hours, and it’s said that, the less you sleeped everyday, your life will be shorted for quite a few days one year. Sounds a little horrible, but it maybe the reality. Even we know all its harm, it’s more easily said then done. Since in the morden big cities like shanghai, it’s very common to spend 1-2 hours in the morning to work place, so if you can into deep sleep in the eleven clock in the night, you can barely sleep up to 8 hours if you have to get up in the morning at 7 clock, for many people, the occasion maybe more worse.

So what about sleep more early at 10 clock ? It’s really hard, since when we get home, it’s nearly 7pm (that’s for my case), and you have to eat supper, do some chores like washing clothing……., the 3 hours during  7- 10 is finally belongs to yourself after a long tiring work, you have more other things to attend to besides sleep.

In spite all the excuse, I have made my mind to sleep more eary in the night for my health matter. To keep a nice sleeping quality, I try to keep my room air more fresh. So I would bought some green plants to my home. I wonder what a great sleeping experience if you can sleep in a room in a beaufiful garden with fresh air.

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