Happy Farmhouse 太湖边,漫山岛的农家乐

I went to see the 漫山岛 to have a dinner beside the beautiful Taihu Lake last weekend. It was by far the best restaurant I visited in 2018. If you ever have the chance to visit Suzhou, I highly recommend this place. All the dishes are so fresh and delicious, though they may not look that good on photos. Now I prefer to eat at the farmhouse. All the restaurants in the city is so boring. Their dishes look so good on photos, but all these taste the same to me. I am in love with the fresh cooking style in the countryside.

上周末我去看漫山岛吃农家乐,坐落于美丽的太湖边。这是迄今为止我在2018年访问过的最好的餐厅。如果你有机会参观苏州,我强烈推荐这个地方。所有的菜都非常新鲜和美味,虽然他们在照片上看起来不太好。现在我更喜欢在农家吃饭。感觉城市里所以的彩色都很单调。他们的菜肴在照片上看起来不错,但所有这些对我来说味道都一样。我更偏爱农家菜新鲜的烹饪风格。

Marinated shrimp with Wine

醉虾

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When this dish is brought on our table, the shrimps are still alive and kicking. It tastes good.

虾子上桌的时候是活蹦乱跳的,看得超级有食欲。

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“一入吃鸡深似海,从此农药是路人”——观《头号玩家》有感

荧幕的神奇在于,当你凝视之时,会来到一个全新的世界,试听感官之外,思我所思。

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一条好的剧情线索和动人或唯美的画面,再或者震撼人心的场景音效都是一部影片的基本。一本好的影片,其实你认为它好,是要能带给你一些认同感。最起码,你懂得当中所渗透出来的意思,它在引导大众什么样的趋向——对事物的价值趋向。

所以,每个人都有特别喜欢的影片类型

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憧憬高尚爱情的人,喜欢文艺影片或者轻喜剧;也有一些人崇尚纯粹和热血,那么他们可能会是战争片的粉丝;偶像时装片也有市场,因为很多人透过影片研习时尚。 Continue Reading

天行九歌矣

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诸子百家,我只服韩非

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王道德儒
人性为善,循循诱之,天下大同。
仁爱人,而后有孝,孝为本,而立纲常。
父子君臣,成规矩方圆。
修身、齐家、治国再平天下,一脉而来。

霸道邢法
世人皆恶,防微杜渐,王孙亦然。
邢论典,重而严惩,刑连坐,无得漏网。
违法必惩,则普天皆畏。
严刑、峻法莫敢言,治乱安内。

儒以德治,行王仁道。望臣民感而恩之,君贤民朴,求世事之向荣。然,美也,虚无而缥缈,梦则幻。可得锦上而添花,而非乱世之良药。
故,儒不以为本,乃盛世催化工具尔。

刑法可平异己,防变。乱世重器,斩荆棘,除乱党,安社稷。但法过厉,内并未能安,或瞬息之势,非长久之计。
遂,峻法非长效,仅乱世平定之快剑矣。

诸子百家,各行其道。一味拘泥非能成正果,当效韩子王孙,集大成,感世之变化,方能成势,而为。

Enjoy Best Moment of Plum Blossom Scenery 梅海之约:乍暖还寒时,春意料峭中

乍暖还寒时,
春意料峭中,
相约十里梅林,
繁花如海荡漾,若雪满地;
层层叠叠,犹如风吹麦浪。

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Hope everyone is doing great. Workdays are going by fast! Sometimes, I need to work overnight to get everything done. I try to relax on weekend. My parents came to Suzhou for a visit. I am so fortunate to live not too far away from my parents. We could get together every month to travel or have dinner. It is great to enjoy good food and good company with my parents. The weather at Suzhou is more spring-like this month.

首先祝大家工作日愉快。这周的工作日过得超快,我一直在通宵加班。周末必须放松一下。这周,苏州的天气更像春天,或者说春天已经来了。老爸老妈周末来了苏州看梅花。很幸运,老爸老妈住的地方离我不远,两小时的车程,我们可以经常一起周末周边游,有父母陪伴的周末时光,是我这周的一大乐事。

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“A City A Story” photo weekly contest #22: Green COLOR 江南春光,最美人间四月天

Fair Southern shore with scenes I adore.
At sunrise riverside flowers redder than fire, In spring green waves grow as blue as sapphire.
Which I can’t but admire.

江南好,风景旧曾谙。
日出江花红胜火,春来江水绿如蓝。
能不忆江南?

Good morning lovelies! It is Spring here in Suzhou, and summer is in the corner. So happy to be back in Suzhou after spending a 3-day holiday in my hometown during the Qingming Festival. My holiday was full of love hat feeling of hope when we think about the days spent with the passed ones. Today I am showing my entry for “A City A Story” photo weekly contest #22 COLOR hosted by @aaronli. I planned this green theme photo series to show the beautiful spring time in our city.

早安,各位!现在的苏州是最美的春季,夏天即将到来。在清明节期间,在家乡度过3天的假期,Ethan他家缅怀亲人的仪式感很足,一家人有着共同的回忆,一起追忆亲人,回忆过去,很有爱。今天这篇文章写来参加@aaronli主办的“A City A Story”照片每周比赛#22 COLOR的作品。我计划这个绿色的主题照片系列,展现江南美丽的春天。

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Small bridges and flowing waters , white walls and dark grey roof tiles match one another in tranquil elegance

苏州的街巷临河,小桥流水,粉墙黛瓦,简静雅洁。

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When I saw the theme of this contest: COLOR, what comes to my mind is: wow, our city definitely has NO colors for its architecture, ONLY white wall and black tiles. Yes, our city looks like a painting of ink and wash. Old street and deep lane, Water bridge, sheltered in the rain, like the watch of missing 1,000 years.

看到这一期的主题是色彩的时候,我第一反应的是“MD,我们大苏州的建筑没有色彩!”为了保持古城的风貌,苏州政府会统一建筑色彩,都是粉墙黛瓦。记得平江路一家潮店很时尚的翻新成了红色的墙面,我去拍照的时候发现,一片粉墙黛瓦中,一面复古的砖红色,好看的紧。可惜第二天就被勒令整改,给刷白回来。我们大苏州必须是那道白月光,隐在烟雨迷蒙中,恍若千年一叹的守望。

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Self-made Frog Meat Fish Head Hotpot 好吃不上火,自制美蛙鱼头火锅

There’s something a little magical when cooking for your loved ones at the weekends. The Frog Meat Fish Head Hotpot is quite popular, and my favorite restaurant is too far way, and there is no place to park my car. Last weekend, I am trying how to make frog head hot pot at home? The main material is Frog and fish head. The frog tastes tender and smooth, with fish soup. The soup is delicious, quite spicy but not dry. High-temperature boiled fish head mixed with the frog, they make each other become more delicious.

苏城最近刮起了一阵美蛙鱼头风,不过老天桥蛙炉火锅真心难停车,资深吃货周末在家琢磨怎么自制美蛙鱼头火锅,有没有人要来拜师学艺?美蛙鱼头火锅的主要材料是花鲢鱼头跟牛蛙,牛蛙入口细嫩爽滑,加上鱼汤,锅底鲜香,辣而不燥。高温火煮后的鱼头去除腥味,味道恰好能与美蛙的鲜味融合在一起,鱼头的鲜味也可以让美蛙变得更加鲜美。蛙肉和鱼肉都属于性味偏凉的食物,真正的好吃不上火。

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Raw Materials:

原材料

Fish head, bullfrog, mushrooms, and potatoes

鱼头,去皮牛蛙,香菇,土豆

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Running with my Best friends at Shantang Ancient Town 日月交换,光影渐暗

The new year holiday is over, which left me a lot of work to do. I am crazy busy this week. But when I am thinking about what I have been up to, there is nothing. I only found 1000+ photos in my camera.That is a truth that I have spent time visiting around and taking pictures during the holiday.

新年假期结束了,假期给我留下了很多很多没有做完的工作,所以这周超级超级忙。但是回头想想自己大概做了哪些,似乎什么都没有。庆幸的是,假期里我拍了很多照片。

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Until I work my way to sort out and pick some pictures to post, I’ll just post a few from the last few days. We just got back from my hometown, where we spent 7 days to celebrating the Chinese new year. Lots of fun with our family & friends! It was also fun seeing a few relatives and eating delicious food. If you are from some places nearby, my hometown is a good place to visit.

在我把这些照片归类整理之前,我只会在最近几天游玩的一些照片。我刚从家乡回来,在那里度过了7天,庆祝中国新年。与我们的家人和老朋友一起庆祝新年,有很多乐趣,最起码拿到了很多大红包!也拍了一些老家的风光,蓝天白云,草儿青青,牛儿哞哞。

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We had a super fun when we were running around the Shantang Street. I have went through a few pictures and I a, excited to share today. The city I live is so beautiful. The pictures surprised us all.

我们在绕着美丽的山塘街上跑了一圈。小家碧玉的苏城真心太美丽了。

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I went on a girls trip with @veronicazhu and @sunnyjolly. They are my two besties that I worked with. Now it’s hard to find a time where we can all get together since now we are not work at the same place anymore. So we are aiming for at least once a month. I love them. I feel the time with them is super quick. I wish the time could slow up.

我与@veronicazhu@sunnyjolly一起的不带老公参加的聚会。她们俩都是我的中国好闺蜜。现在很难找到一个时间聚会,因为现在我们不在同一个地方工作。所以我们计划每个月至少要聚会一次。

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I have taken more pictures at the sunset I want to share then tomorrow. Hope you will like them.

我还拍了很多山塘街夕阳西下的照片,明天会分享。希望你会喜欢他们。

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合伙非易事 画饼不得心

不知何时起,一些人需要靠画饼来充饥,不是画给自己,画给同事,画给员工。每每想到此处,心有余悸。我也不知道这一套在一些创业公司是不是很灵光。

前些日子,一朋友请我们到公司去喝茶,喝他们的管理层作个交流。期间,这位朋友离开,处理其他事务。我们几个抱着友善的心态,倾听几位高管的高见。 Continue Reading

“A City A Story” photo weekly contest #15 FLOWER 春风和煦,美如壁画

“The osmanthus is the ultimate beauty of the things.” The city flower of Suzhou is sweet-scented osmanthus, which is a symbol of friendship, good fortune and happiness. Suzhou is known as “Garden City”, as the old saying goes, “Chinese garden is unparelled under heaven; Suzhou garden is unparelled in Jiangnan(south of the lower reaches of the Yangze River)”. There are many scenes named after osmanthus in Lingering Garden, Wang Shi Yuan, and Ou Garden. That is so called “rebuild heaven and earth within several meters”.

“物之美者,招摇之桂。”
苏州的市花是桂花,苏州人称之为木樨花,是友好、吉祥和幸福的象征。苏州素有“园林之城”之称,俗话说“江南园林甲天下,苏州园林甲江南”,留园的”闻木樨香轩”,网师园的”小山丛桂轩”,耦园的”樨廊”,以桂点景,咫尺之内再造乾坤。

Unfortunately, there is no osmanthus in Suzhou city this the cold winter. But the plum trees begin to blossom. In Chinese tradition, plum flower is a spiritual symbol of strong and noble characters, which encourages our generations go through difficulty, and create a better life and civilization. Our ancestors are bearing up well against all misfortunes like the plum flowers blossom in the freezing winter.

不幸的是,这个寒冷的冬天苏州市没有桂花。但梅树开始盛开。在中国传统中,梅花是强壮高尚人物的精神象征,鼓励我们的后代走出困境,创造美好的生活和文明。国人就像冬天盛开的梅花,抵御一切不幸,一步步走出绝境。

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Plum Blossom’s Fragrance Comes from the Bitter Cold Three Parts

梅花香自苦寒来

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There are two versions of Plum Blossom God in our Folk legend. One is poet Lin Kui in the Northern Song Dynasty, who secluded in a lonely mountain beside the West Lake. The other one is said to be Liu Mengmei in the Peony Pavilion of Ming Dynasty. In his dream, he met Du Liniang under the plum tree.

梅花花神有两种说法,一说是北宋诗人林逋,他隐居于西湖孤山,终生不仕。一说是明代戏曲牡丹亭中柳梦梅,在梦中,他在梅花树下遇见为情而死的杜丽娘,其后杜丽娘还魂与柳梦相结合,成就一段曲折姻缘。

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从中关村到奥斯卡

事事如戏,
有人爱导戏,有人爱看戏,有的则很喜欢演戏。

是有把戏演得出神入化,如鱼得水,来去自如的,就比如在创业浪潮中跳出水面的一帮创客们。当真有那么多的发明创造吗?炼得算法之类核心之术能有几人。看下来,多的还是“XX生态”、“XX智慧平台” 这种概念空壳吧。

在当下的环境中,我们不比匠心。马老板都说“天下功夫唯快不破”,所以有先见之明者,多多注册敏感和有价值的商标,哪怕微信公众号或者微博账户,也可以收获颇丰。

空壳唱大戏的成功案例不胜枚举,最路人皆知莫过药停和LS,扯开谎言得遮羞布,空空如也。翻船之前早已如化工厂阴暗排污,套现出逃得干干净净,戏股民和大众若光腚猢狲。

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