那时阳光正好,我们如此相遇 | SmileChallenge

微笑,或许能温暖一颗心;
开怀,希望能感染一群人;
不必时时强作欢颜,也可遇事一笑而过。

Nominated by @jessicameng, this is my entry to enter #smilechallenge. Life is short, never regret anything that made you smile. One thing I know is that you never failed to put a smile on my face, and despite how things seem to be turning out. I have always thought it wise to never regret time spent with someone who fills a life with such moments.

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If you also wanna join this #smilechallenge, please refer to #微笑挑战# 让微笑传递下去 Smile Challenge for the details. This picture is taken with @lucyshow in the Facebook Holiday Event Meeting. Continue Reading

Dating with a Ghost: Drawing A Mask for Halloween 万圣节有妖约:画面具 | Hallosteem costume contest

Halloween is for sure the most funny day of the year. People all over the world will prepare the cool dressing up costumes, horrible makeup, and create the decorations at home or work places. When I was a little girl, I never heard any kinds of Halloween activities. But after I grow up, people here are more keen on western culture than our traditional ones. Now Halloween is one of my favorite days to have fun. Here in Suzhou, China, we don’t play trick-or-treating around the neighborhood. But we could go to haunted houses in the amusement park to have fun with the dressed-up ghosts, and all the commercial centers are offering great discounts to attract customers.

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I am going to write about how to create a mask for Halloween in this post. I finished drawing a mask with my son this afternoon. This colorful mask is not what I planned to draw. I want to draw something horrible. But this mask turns out to be some kind of funny. But it could also be worn on Halloween, or at some other party-like event. It is combined with great creativity with my 4-year-old son. It is inspirational!

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Here’s a picture when he is drawing the mask. How do you think about it?

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Halloween is a good chance to draw horrible masks. We could draw everything we prefer like bats, ghosts, pumpkins, monsters, and vampires. If you want to create some Halloween drawings of your own, please remember to share with me. Continue Reading

We enjoyed the happy first ever China Suzhou Steemit Meetup this Afternoon 第一次Steemit中国苏州正式聚会

After preparing for a month, we are holding the first major Suzhou Team Steemit Meetup at October 15th. We have tried our best to design the banners, the stickers, and the hand flags printed with unique id of each member. It is the first time for me to organize an official meetup.I finally find a place with traditional Chinese elements, and a big enough stage to have fun.

筹备了一个月的Steemit聚会今天如期举行,之前虽曾小聚一次,但今天的活动当属Steemit平台苏州真正意义上的首次聚会。这次活动,我们经过了精心的准备和策划,从横幅的设计制作,再到富有文艺气息的选址,都是初次。

After announcing the meetup notice, I so happy that I received many messages from other Steemit members who would be love to join us. In my opinion, October 15th is a day to remember forever as it means a lot for our Steemit Suzhou Team.

聚会通知发布后,大家的种种期待和参与的热情,对聚会的成功也是美好的预示吧。所以,在我看来,2017年的10月15日这个日子,对于Steemit苏州有着不可小觑的纪念意义。

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There are 11 steemit members who attended the meet-up. From left to right, @herlife @karasui @lucyshow @candiceji @sunnyjolly@veronicazhu @icedream @hannahwu @ceciliali. And the only male in this meetup is @luneknight, who comes from Beijing.

参加的有11位,从左到右依次是 @herlife @karasui @lucyshow @candiceji@sunnyjolly @veronicazhu @icedream @hannahwu @ceciliali 中间这位唯一的男生是来自北京的 @luneknight。鉴于之前 @tumutanzi 帖子里说我们都是活在ps里的假女神,所以来个高清无滤镜无ps版本哦,单反拍的放大连毛孔都很清楚。

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Steemit has its unique charm that no one could resist. Besides the friend from Beijing, we also have a remote video call with @victorier , who is from Hongkong. He looks so youthful and handsome. When he finds I am taking photos of him, he smiles shyly.

通过平台的号召力,除了有远自帝都的朋友前来加盟参与,还有一位远程参加的香港朋友 @victorier ,看到我在偷拍他笑得好害羞呀,但是大家一致表示很帅的有木有?这着朋友们的参与也让我深刻感受到Steemit的魅力和能量。

I would like to thank @tumutanzi, for delivering your wishes and anticipations; thank all the major players of Steemit for your great support, and thank Steemit itself for establishing a tremendous hub of ideas and friendship. All the activities organized are intriguing and mind-blowing, as always.

还有这位压轴的重量级 @tumutanzi 的捧场。我很感谢Steemit上的各位大鲸们的支持,亦很感谢steemit这个平台给大家提供了“以文会友”的社交平台,各类丰富多样的主题活动,比如文字类的,大伟哥 @rivalhw 跟菊老板 @jubi 定期都在举行“月旦评”活动,“谷哥点名”活动;绘画类的, @linuslee0216@htliao 跟女神 @nicolemoker 的“宠物大赛”,“动漫设计”比赛,跟“自画像”比赛,总能让人眼前一亮。

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It is too cold to wear Steemit T-shirt here in suzhou. So we prepared many kinds of stickers like “I love Steemit”,”whale power logo”, and “steemit logo”. And we printed them in three different sizes. In this way, we could stick them to our faces, arms, and clothes.

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And @sunnyjolly has her own way to show off her sticker. Please be focus on the nail art of @veronicazhu, she draw the steemit logo on our finger nails. It is so creative.

现在的天气穿steemit的T恤比较冷啦,所以我们给参与的成员制作了贴纸跟独一无二的手拉旗。并且很大大小小很多尺寸,请看参考 @sunnyjolly 贴标签的正确方式。请注意我们 @veronicazhu 的大拇指指甲, 很花心思的把steemit的logo画在指甲上了哦。

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The First Steemit Suzhou Team Meetup, From Strangers To Friends | 苏州Steemit好友聚会

After reading the posts shared by @htliao and @tumutanziThe FIRST Steemit Team HK gathering and Welcome to The First Ever Sheffield Steemit Meetup, I decided to organize a small meetup in Suzhou.

It’s September 18th, one of the best days I’ve ever had as I have met up with many other steemians at Suzhou. Some of us are strangers to each other, but we talked happily during the dinner time. As it is the first time we are gathering together, we didn’t prepared the T-shirts with Steemit logo for each member. But next time, we will bring a good camera and well-prepared T-shirt since we have known each other already from strangers to friends! Our next official gathering is scheduled at the second week at October. If you are willing to join us, please message me at we-chat (My id is hannahwu at the Steemit CN Friends Group created by @tumutanzi , now owned by @justyy ) or simply leave a comment here.

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(From left to right: @hannahwu @veronicazhu @sunnyjolly @herlife@icedream @karasui)
We did dinner at Kuangji, the third floor at Jinxi New Horizon. Thank you to @karasui @icedream @herlife @veronicazhu @sunnyjolly for attending this meet-up, especially @sunnyjolly who come from Nanjing by two-hour train.

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(Cheers for the great future of our CN community, and the people @tumutanzi who invited us to join Steemit)
We live in a world more connected by network. I feel more disconnected than ever than ever as we spend too much time with our computers and phones. Steemit has offered us a chance to know each other, and we could meet up with people all around us and say HI in real life! The people who have confirmed to join the next Suzhou meetup are listed as below: @karasui @icedream @herlife @veronicazhu @sunnyjolly @jessicameng@candiceji @celiciali. I look forward to seeing… and meeting you 🙂

你我陌生,奈何缘深,你我相识,相聚有时,后会有期。
你好网友,珍重朋友,再见知音。

今天我们一行六个人在苏州首次小型聚会,大部分都是素不相识,但是我们一见如故。

下次正式聚会:
时间:十月的第二个星期
地点:苏州(请到发我微信或者直接留言报名,我会告知具体地点)
初步确认参加的妹纸们: @karasui @icedream @herlife @veronicazhu@sunnyjolly @jessicameng @candiceji @celiciali

欢迎江苏上海的Steemit好友来参加,可以带朋友,期待你们的到来,利用坛主 @tumutanzi 的原话,说不定能解决单身问题呢(提示:一大波单身妹纸哟)!!! Continue Reading

认清前路,一条道走到黑 | 《无间道》电影点名 #5

阿者言无,鼻者名间,间无暂乐故名无间。
如是等辈,当堕无间地狱,千万亿劫,以此连绵,求出无期“佛曰:无间有三,时无间、空无间、受者无间。犯五逆罪者永堕此界,尽受终极之无间。”“阿者言无,鼻者言间,为无时间,为无空间,为无量受业报之界,故阿鼻地狱亦称为‘无间地狱’──《涅槃经》

人生真正喜欢的第一部电影,是港片《无间道》。其实,一开始并不知道这部电影有多精彩,或者是男主角梁朝伟、刘德华高超精妙的演技,或是余文乐、陈冠希的帅气。我是因为客串配角——May萧亚轩,看的这部电影,因为那是很喜欢Elva。

《无间道》没在内地上映,我是在音像店买的碟。回到家,兴奋地打开播放,一开始并未太留意情节,而是一个劲儿等Elva出现,但看着看着,觉得好看,越来与好看。

所以那个下午我又把它从头到尾又看了一遍。

当时,我是爱极了这部电影,从来没有如此认真、仔细看过一部电影,我几乎可以记得戏中所有的台词。 Continue Reading

Selfportrait Contest 自画像

周末终于有了一丢丢的空闲,去莲花岛采风完毕,开始交作业,画自画像, 看着同事们在公司加班,心里莫名的那个惬意呀。

首先打开十级美颜,草率的自拍一张做素材。请无视我头发,烫发加染发,头发比较毛燥,早晨上班匆忙的话,我就顶着一头鸟窝上班。百无禁忌呀,因为公司都是妹子,臭美给谁看? Continue Reading

初冬第一泡-四季悦温泉

天开始渐渐冷了,北方好多地方都是大雪纷飞,苏州是没有雪,但是冷空气来袭,感觉眉毛都要结冰了。于是乎,Ethan决定载我去树山,大冬天就应该去林子里泡温泉。

去年去的树山温泉,这次去的是苏州乐园四季悦温泉,坐落在江苏最美村庄,通安镇树山村。这两家温泉都是位于大阳山北角,紧靠树山,山林相映,集山林山村之美。四季悦温泉不仅仅有室内的游乐场,冲浪池、儿童游乐池,还有酒店和餐饮等配套服务。一家三口选择在酒店里小住一晚,休息玩乐,度过很惬意的一个周末,酒店环境一般般,该有的配套还是有的吧。

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苏州乐园四季悦温泉的道路指示牌,指示牌边上就是个大型停车场,足够停300多辆车子。

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在通往通安的路上,有苏州乐园四季悦温泉的指示牌,老远就看到了后面山上的超大广告牌,车子右转就看到了温泉的大型建筑,想必温泉就在这个玻璃球里。椭圆形的玻璃顶,旁边绿树、翠竹掩映,很有个性的温泉。苏州乐园四季悦温泉的建筑很有个性,一个巨大的玻璃球建筑,隐于绿树掩映的大阳山山脚。 Continue Reading

SEE WHERE THE ROAD TAKES YOU!

苏州的雨终于停了,迎来了美腻的蓝天白云,也迎来了36度的高温,祝大家保持冷酷。

大致Email说下周打算拖家带口来苏州,让我这个土著推荐一日游的路线,要求有园林、古镇、购物街、美食街。本想邀请他一起吃饭,尽地主之谊,人家时间上安排不了,只能作罢。这一日游要求还是蛮严苛的,不过路线还是有的:狮子林拙政园-观前街-平江路山塘街-石路,具体景点在之前的文章里都有介绍。具体行程么,狮子林跟拙政园相距两百米,距离观前街步行10分钟,可以上午玩园林,中午到观前街买买买吃吃吃,下午去平江路去来杯咖啡感受文艺气息,再乘坐三轮车到山塘街,七里山塘游玩结束后,可以步行去石路步行街购物或者美食街吃晚饭。

狮子林

狮子林比较小,走马观花,一圈约20分钟就结束了吧。乾隆下江南来过五次狮子林,其中的假山多且精美。我是觉得狮子林像座曲折迷离的大迷宫,而且蜿蜒曲折的走廊有点压抑。对于我这样不记路的人,上上下下,左左右右,层层叠叠,时通时不通,要不是Ethan带路,我是找不到出口的。

最中心的荷花池可以从各个方向随意拍摄,360度无死角。

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拙政园

拙政园作为四大园林之首,有很多游客慕名而来,所以不论刮风下雨,工作日,节假日,每天都是人山人海。这种园林最适合的还是坐在荷花池边,拿把蒲扇,坐着摇椅摇一摇。

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观前街

观前街是购物狂的天堂,美罗,大洋百货,第一百货,金鹰,人民商场,长发商厦,想买什么就有什么。观前街的小吃也是数不胜数,我写起这类吃的来是如数家珍。各类小吃点心主要集中分布在太监弄跟碧凤坊。从拙政园出来逛观前街应该是从临顿路那头开始的,苏州本土的小吃点心依旧有:哑巴生煎,长发西饼,陆稿荐,采芝斋,叶受和,黄天源,绿杨馄饨,朱鸿兴面馆等等。传统苏帮饭店独步天下的就是松鹤楼跟得月楼,在太监弄遥相辉映。总之是各类中餐西餐日韩料理,天南海北的小吃点心是应有尽有。 Continue Reading

一路向南(1):南通狼山

苏通大桥通车后,从苏州到南通大约需要一个半小时,Ethan一个月前就计划着去狼山转转。于是乎,在这酷热的夏天,他就载着我跟娃去登顶狼山,这么热的夏天抱娃爬山是多么的火辣辣。下高速后约20分钟路程到达狼山。我们去的是东大门,停车场收费10元,很是诡异的停车场,车钥匙怎么遥控都没有反应,本以为没电了,打算回苏后换电池,哪知道驶离了停车场,车钥匙又一切正常了。说回正题,从后山进入狼山风景区,有只狼仰天长啸的石像。Ethan一路都在教Ivan学狼嚎。

南通狼山山角

这是后山的山脚下,东南麓有唐代骆宾王墓,我们走的东门是后门,需要绕到前门才可以登顶。其实,我小时候去爬过两三次吧,跟我记忆中的样子差不多,更多了一份历史感。

狼山山顶

缆车单程40元,双程50元,本着花钱坐缆车不如给娃买玩具的原则,11路登顶,大概需要半个小时,在狼山之巅的大观台,俯瞰下去,长江码头近在咫尺,大小货轮来往穿梭。 Continue Reading

如果你来苏州,我就带你吃这些

姑苏小吃味道香甜软酥糯,生煎月饼青团子蟹壳黄样样细致,不仅仅是美食,更多的是童年记忆中的美味。食必躬亲,吃心不改,唯有爱与美食不可辜负。苏州的味道是肉月饼的卤香味,青团子的淡淡青草香,鸡头米的桂花甜香,粥摊的清甜味道。如果你来苏州,我会带上你,你带上钱,穿过古老的小巷,去寻找舌尖上的味道。

鲜肉月饼

鲜肉月饼
肉月饼要吃刚出炉的,热腾腾的,皮薄馅大,酥皮犀利索罗的,卤汁刚刚好的。临顿路的长发西饼店面前,在中秋附近,永远是等待月饼出炉的队伍。长发西饼的红豆排也是我的爱,甜而不腻,之前公司在滨河路的时候,我去长发肉月饼跟红豆排自由切换的吃一个星期,这大半年来,我一直往胖子的路上马不停蹄的奔波着,有它们一大半功劳。胥城大厦的鲜肉月饼也是超级好吃,胥城大厦下个月会有龙虾节,冰镇小龙虾,五香小龙虾,麻辣小龙虾随便吃。还有他家的奥灶面,不能更赞了,浇头有爆鱼、卤鸭,焖肉和虾仁。 Continue Reading