Thursday, September 30, 2004


ni hao ma? (How are you?)
wo hai ke yi (I'm alright)

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

La Vie En Rose

Version française

Des yeux qui font baisser les miens
Un rire qui se perd sur sa bouche
Voilà le portrait sans retouche
De l'homme auquel j'appartiens

Quand il me prend dans ses bras,
Il me parle tout bas
Je vois la vie en rose,
Il me dit des mots d'amour
Des mots de tous les jours,
Et ça me fait quelque chose
Il est entré dans mon coeur,
Une part de bonheur
Dont je connais la cause,
C'est lui pour moi,
Moi pour lui dans la vie
Il me l'a dit, l'a juré
Pour la vie.
Et dès que je l'aperçois
Alors je sens en moi
Mon coeur qui bat.

Des nuits d'amour à plus finir
Un grand bonheur qui prend sa place
Des ennuis, des chagrins s'effacent
Heureux, heureux à en mourir

BOurgeois BOhemians: BoBo's,6903,319350,00.html

"The epitome of casual 'geek chic' and organised within the warranty of their Palm Pilots, they sip labour-intensive café lattes, chat on sleek cellphones and ponder the road to enlightenment. In the US they worry about the environment as they drive their gas-guzzling sports utility vehicles to emporiums of haute design to buy a $50 titanium spatula; they think about their tech stocks as they explore speciality shops for Tibetan artefacts in Everest-worthy hiking boots. They think nothing of laying out $5 for a wheatgrass muff, much less $500 for some alternative rejuvenation at the day-spa - but don't talk about raising their taxes."

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Japanese and Korean Teas

oksusucha (kr. corn tea)
mugicha (barley tea, often served cold on ice; kr. bori cha)
sencha ("roasted tea", most common tea of japan)
bancha ("common tea", lower grade then sencha)
gyokuro ("jade dew", highest grade tea)
mecha (between sencha and gyokuro)
hukamushi (sencha which is steamed longer)
kabuse-cha ("covered tea", sencha grown in shade)
kamairi-cha ("pan-fired tea", similar to Chinese pan-fried teas)
kukicha ("stalk tea", twigs of tea leaves)
genmaicha (tea and rosted brown rice)
konacha (coarsely ground tea)
matcha (powdered tea from young gyokuro leaves)
houjicha (roasted green tea)
rei-cha (cold green tea)