Monthly Archives: December 2012
I promise when I get him, not to wear “wrappers and curl-papers”!!!! This is a riot….
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Last week the tree that came in 150 pieces (exaggeration!) and took a week to assemble was finished…4 storeys (sp, I know) tall!
I spent Christmas Day at an upscale mall, taking care of haircut, highlights, mani, pedi and a little browsing around. The complex is so large and there are many Christmasey displays. This one caught my eye..it’s a maze in the round and looks beautiful at night – the Chinese do night displays so well:
I browsed around after doing the primping at the Hair Dresser and found a lovely Western flower shop. I couldn’t resist buying a container of 3 Hyacinth bulbs planted in a burlap bag to take home….very cute.
This flower shoppe had decorated a gazebo in from their shop with hanging callalilies wraped in ribbon.
OMG! Today I went with my friends to the humongous wholesale market a 10 minute drive from my house. It so huge you have to know which number of section and the floor for the article you want to buy….there is section A-G and then Section 8-11 and 7 floors. The purpose was to find New Years decorations, which we never really found, but New Years (well sort of) decorations in Section E on the 3rd floor and then paper to make a HAPPY NEW YEAR banner in section F on the third floor…how convenient. When I was there a few weeks ago to buy Uggs for the girls, I was in section 10 on the 2nd floor. (Don’t ask about the charge to courier them to Canada.) This place is so huge, you could get lost in there in a minute and I have a compass built-in in my brain!
After we went for lunch. A Dai ethnic minority restaurant and I happily went thinking there are such new and different foods. My friends are originally born in Sichuan Province (hot and spicy food) and it was to spicy for them. Their eyes were watering. I ate a few bits and a bowl of white rice….Oh I forgot we also had pineapple rice – sticky black rice, steamed in a pineapple sell with chunks of pineapple in it. The recipe is going in my Yunnan cookbook, as it’s a traditional local dish.!
The following dishes were just so spicy one bit was enough to bring tears to my eyes!
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On Wednesdays and Thursdays I go to a very upscale mall to teach a class of little 2-year olds. It took one week to build this 4-storey tree. And it really is amazing. It came in a minimum of 50 parts, with each row of parts. Once the tree was in place there was the job of getting all the ornaments in place. Quite lovely!
Merry Christmas to one and all!
The Top 20 Positive “Feel Good” Songs of Popular Music
Popular music is filled to the brim with superficial songs about sex, drugs and money, but it can also be used to uplift, or present a philosophy lesson within the confines of a three to four minute song.
One of the best things music can do is to lift us up, or help us think about how to be better people.
For this playlist I wanted to select the top 20, positive “feel good” songs in popular music. Not just happy songs mind you, but songs that can be used much like a self-help book. The lessons contained in these 20 tracks can be viewed as enlightening, or sappy, depending on your point of view. But they all offer valuable lessons for life.
I have tried to ignore the fact that some of these songs have been overplayed, or have not aged well, and instead focused on selecting tracks with an overwhelmingly positive message. Many of the artists who made the cut are worthy of more than one track, but I have chosen to limit the list to contain only one song per artist.
I have ranked the top 20 from my own experience, and since music has a different impact on all who hear it, your list will certainly differ from mine, but one thing I am sure of is that these 20 songs are truly positive, inspiring, and for the most part, loved.
One glaring omission for many will be the absence of John Lennon’s Imagine. Sorry, but the line “Imagine there’s no heaven” just doesn’t make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. And since this playlist was put together on pure gut emotion it was easily kicked to the curb.
And so, I present the top 20 positive songs of popular music:
3. All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
Jennifer made this cake for Marsha’s surprise Birthday party. I’m so proud of my daughter!
“Roz Weitzman’s World of Chinese Comfort Food – Simple Everyday Cooking For Novice and Experiences Chefs Alike” – ePublished at Amazon:
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– where it will also be made available at the iBookstore and the Barnes and Noble NOOK bookstore™ in the very near future.