トランスメディア提供アイコン01 カテゴリ:Lifestyle( 9 )

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 玫瑰花茶 (ROSE TEA)



由於我的內分泌出現了不調,所以託朋友替我買了一些玫瑰花茶。紅紅的乾花蕾很清香。我用一個別緻的果汁琉璃瓶盛滿了一瓶,十分漂亮。

這個花茶很好喝,好像進了花店般清爽。可是並不像網上一些傳言所說,不是粉紅色的飲料,而應該是普通的茶色。如果誰買了沖後會是粉紅色的茶水,那花蕾恐怕是人工着色,下次就不要再上當了。
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by windywood | 2008-08-31 17:10 | Lifestyle

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 禮物

自從出院以來,得到不少人的關心。有些朋友知道我對動漫畫的喜好,便為我安排在家的娛樂。

其中一人把自己的MG鋼普拉給了我砌。我雖然不特別愛好種命(GUNDAM SEED DESTINY)的模型,但有人把鋼普拉送上門給我組裝當然高興了。

用了一個上下午的時間,把Destiny高達組裝完畢。很快吧。沒辦法,現在無論做什麼只要有精神做,家人都不會來嘮叨了。

拍張照片,然後昨天送回給對方。



命運高達的的腰部設計實在有很嚴重的先天性缺憾,腰部是命中注定要「板直」,難怪種子系列的鋼普拉會被嘲笑是僵尸了。

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另外,在澳洲的一位動畫同好,竟然寄來了一組S.I.C.的電王精品給我。這實在是太感動了。不過那組合實在太貴了。想起他是一個留學生,以前在分享留學生活時知道他並不是很富裕。所以,對於也曾是窮苦的留學生的我,真的有點想扁他,罵他太亂來。(哈哈)





這模型套裝是非常精緻的。模型上的細節很多,塗裝很有氣勢,而且所有關節都能動,擺出不同的姿勢。遲些日子,等我在燈光方面的設備改良後,再拍些特寫照來玩玩。
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by windywood | 2008-08-31 16:58 | Lifestyle

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 涼拌醬料 (A Chinese Salad Dressing)



Man in summer is like an ant living on fired pan. The heat is killing. Appetite is bad.
Staying at home, and having plenty of time, I tried some recipes from WWW.
Here is one. This dressing is quite healthy.

- Peanut butter (1 tablespoon)
- Light Soy sauce (1.5 tablespoons)
- White vinegar (1.5~2 tablespoons) *apple vinegar or sushi vinegar are also OK.
- Sesame oil (1/2 tablespoon)

This dressing is very good to take with vegetable cucumber, cabbage and tomato.

Let's try.
Bon appétit~;-)

天時暑熱,在家休養,時間悠長。
閒來無事,進入厨房,找尋新意。
涼拌蔬果,開胃滋養,正合夏暑。

前天有朋友到訪。之前她借了一個平底鑊給我學做班戟(pancake),那次來訪時曾要試試我弄的班戟。可惜我的班戟還沒成功,當然沒有讓她試。於是,今次我弄了另一個算是稍微成功了的小吃給她嘗嘗。

涼拌的醬料參考了網上涼拌粉皮的食譜:
*花生醬 1湯匙
*生抽(淡豉油)1.5湯匙
*白醋(米醋或生果醋也可)1.5至2湯匙
*芝麻油  半湯匙

至於要配什麼生果蔬菜一起吃就隨意。特別推荐青瓜(小黃瓜)和蕃茄(西紅柿),以及蟹柳條。
水果宜選清爽口味的,太甜的水果跟醬料不是很配。如果加粉皮的話,粉皮宜先在涼水中多浸一點時間。

Bon appétit~
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by windywood | 2008-08-30 16:04 | Lifestyle

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 完成!日落下(?)的TURN A GUNDAM

已經不知多少年沒有砌模型了。這玩意小時候玩過,但手藝不好,弄得不好看,所以一直很多年都沒有踫。

這部名叫Turn A 的高達,看動畫時很喜歡。線條簡煉優美,有粗獷的男性味,活像是個威猛的印第安武士,而且很有科幻感。可是當年這動畫製作時,各方面的設定跟人們心目中的高達有很大的差別,人們看不慣於是大加排斥,實在可惜。

TURN A因為不受歡迎,連帶模型也很少,很難找得到,當MG版的TA將會推出的消息傳出后就很高興,而且在剛到貨時立刻敗了一盒,可是買了以後才是悲傷的開始,因為自己從來砌模型的技術都很爛!

那麼高級的模型組壞了的話何等浪費?於是放在床底很久,但一直不敢組裝。差不多一年了,拿了說明書看看,原來有一種平切口的鉗子是用來切下組件,而且切的時候也有方法,可以輕易把組件切得很好看。

於是第二天去樓下的文具店買了一把平口鉗,原來也很便宜,之後一晚就滿意地把模型組合好了!

以前從沒玩過高級的模型,不知道原來可以裏外都設計得十分精巧。十分的享受組裝的過程,也很喜歡組裝後完成品的質感和活動能力。

拿了相機想拍照眩耀一下,可是在大白天卻想拍成黃昏日落後的氣氛還是太勉強,陽光的色温跟光暗的反差差太遠了。但還是把了好幾次。雖然不眩,但這也是我的TA了~


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by windywood | 2008-08-01 15:50 | Lifestyle

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 KHADAK(藍布帶)



上星期日,KHADAK的美國版推出的前一天,才從美國的A店下訂單,昨天就收到包裹了,A店和郵局做事還麻利呢。

看香港網頁上的譯名還以為KHADAK是一部愛情片。看了後發現完全不是那回事。這是政治電影,赤裸裸的對統治蒙古的政治的控訴。

電影是以蒙古語拍攝,配英文字幕,最初還十分擔心會看得辛苦,會半途而癈。但原來全片的對白很少,根本不用擔心追不上字幕。024.gif

故事前半的推進有些慢,但由於前半的冬季草原畫面非常壯濶綺麗,一邊感受蒙古風景和傳統生活的靈氣,不經不覺就過了一個小時。後半用了很多描象一點的手法表達蒙古人在傳統生活和宗教被破壞以及生活條件被剝削下精神所感到的空虚和痛苦,以及揭發政府欺騙牧民,滅盡他們的牲口把牧民騙到礦場工作,然而人已死,土地被外來的牧民佔去,結局十分之傷感。007.gif

怎麼說呢? 雖然有101分鐘,又是十分慢,可是時間一下子就過去,很舒服地就看完了。故事不是很難明白。比起那些很多看了十五分鐘就開始想睡的奧斯卡大片比起來,這部慢慢又靜靜的電影好看得多了。
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by windywood | 2008-03-13 02:01 | Lifestyle

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 New World Symphony

Carnegie Hall's "Explore & Learn" Section

I am teaching my students to sing a Chinese song which is edited from the 2nd movement of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World".

I thought that they would be able enough to appreiate the original Orchestra version of the music, so today I look for an online-teaching resource.

I found that the learning materials on Carnegie Hall are very graphic and instructive. There are movie telling the story of the adventure in the music. And there are musical instruments popping up when they come to their parts. Kids would be able to understand the story very well, and their listening skill will be enhanced.

I would like to put it here to share with people is interested in sharing music with kids.
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by windywood | 2007-03-14 15:01 | Lifestyle

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 Phantom and Jakob

Last night I watched "The Phantom of the Opera" with my friend. Not many people are interested in this movie. It is not easy to find a friend to watch this moive with me.

It is an amazing moive overall. The flow of story is smooth. When the story came to its conclusion, my friend and I did not feel that it has passed 2 and a half hours. However, it is an opera although it is shown in cinemas; music just goes on and on. Those in Hong Kong, who cannot enjoy music and read subtitle quickly, may not appreciate this moive.

The production of the moive fellowed very faithfully to the theatrical version. The directing is very good. Visual effect is grand. Anyway, it is still a moive. Computer graphics and other special effects were applied to spicy the moive. I think many people should be satisfied for what they paid.

In the cast, my most favorite artist in this movie is Minnie Driver who play Carlotta. She acted very well, and her voice is very presenting. I was really able to understand what kind of person Carlotta is by watching her performance. I think she did better job than Emmy Rossum. Maybe I have listened to the CD of original recording for too many times, I feel that many artists in moive did not sing as well as those on CD, but I don't mean they are not good.

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The another moive I watched last night is "Jakob the Liar" starred by Robin Williams.

It is an interesting story. Jakob was a Jewish in Germany in World War II. He was prisoned in a small town with other Jewish. They were alive, but life in the town was very tough, and they would be sent to concentration camp and be executed. When time went by, more and more Jewish lost their hope and committed suicide.

One day, Jakob wanted to save a Jewish's life. He lied that he heard Russian army was coming to Germany on radio, so German was losing the war, they would be saved. The Jewish was very happy when he believed that he would have a future and let all Jewish in the town know Jakob's lie. Then, no one in the town committed suicide any more.

However, one day a man gave up his life to pass Jakob's lie to Jewish on a train to spread hope to other Jewish community. Jakob felt sorry for his lying. However, when he told the truth to an old Jewish in the town, the old man committed suicide at that night. Jakob was confused if he should tell the truth. When he found that his lie could gave hope to others, he kept on lying, even when finally the lie costed his life.

He learned in German army's office that the Russian was really coming. He was killed by a general because he refused to tell his Jewish folk that he was a liar. With hope, the Jewish community tolerated until the Russian came.

Is a liar good or bad? Many of us have learned it is bad since the childhood. Most of us also hate liars. We want people tell us the truth. So, if you are patient enough to read until this line, what do you thing about Jakob? or the moive?
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by windywood | 2005-01-08 20:17 | Lifestyle

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 LD復刻版CD - 「蔡國權」


I have an American friend who is interested in Chinese pop music of 1970s. Therefore I want to buy him a CD as a Christmas present.

It is quite easy to find CD albums of old Cantonese pop music of 70s and 80s because Cantonese pop songs produced in the last 10 years are terrible. Many Hongkongers have been starving for good music for long time...I guess. When I checked in a CD shop, I was surprised to see a LD album of an unpopular singer in 80s was re-published as new CD album.

Choi Kok-kuen (蔡國權) was not popular but a special singer of 80s in Hong Kong. In 70s and 80s, most popular Cantonese pop singers sang songs which melodies were copied from Japanese or American music. However, he composed most of his songs. My young brother sometimes composes music, and I seldom give him presents, so I bought the CD to give him.

Choi's music was often quiet and soft. Side A of the original LD recorded love songs. The third song is a beautiful Chinese-style music titled "Not decorating your dream (不裝飾你的夢)". Side B recorded songs about friendship and belief. The third song "Reason (原因)" echos with what I have seen in school and my life in these two years. Anyway, music in this album is nice and interesting.
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by windywood | 2004-11-08 23:45 | Lifestyle

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 黑白 (Black-White)

On Nov. 1, I have introduced a popular recipe of semi-congealed bean curd (To-Fu-Wha/Tofu-fa, 豆腐花) in Hong Kong on Asha's article -最近我喜歡. The recipe is called "黑白 (Black-White)" by my folks. It is a mixture of Tofu-fa with black sesame paste. You can enjoy the contrasties of black and white, hot and cool, as well as liquid and solid textures of paste and curd from the dessert.

My friend reported that he has tasted the dessert in Japan on his article "Shrimp wanton noodle @ "糖朝" in Tokyo". There are a photo of and his analysis on Black-White.

This is one of my favourite dessert. You can buy Tofu-fa and black sesame paste powder from most Chinese supermarkets. Add some water to powder, and stir the mixture well. Then, boil the mixture. Remember to stir the mixture when you are cooking it. When the black sesame paste is cooked, add some tofu-fa to a bowl and pour some paste on the top of tofu-fa. Now the dessert is done!

It is easy to make B-W, isn't it?
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by windywood | 2004-11-06 23:07 | Lifestyle