On what I walk to see...

"Objects do not have any intrinsic meaning- that meaning is conferred on them by us- and that different people, and the same person at different times, may confer different meanings on the same object." (Hammersley, 1989, p. 135)

Friday, July 26, 2013

Historical high in Shanghai!

As I was searching for information on buses in Shanghai, I came to the realization that I had just lived through a historical moment in Shanghai... the historical high of 40.6℃ (105.08 F)!  A record breaking temperature as has been recorded by the 徐家汇 weather station!

In the eyes of weather.com,

I surely felt it when going out to steal a smoke on the balcony!

And, now, lightening striking and thunder roaring... it finally rained down with temperature dropping...

Monday, July 1, 2013

興蓬萊 Shing Peng Lai Restaurant

Tianmu has never been part of my territory (like I have any territory? 8-O lol).  Yet, within this past week, I found myself landed numerous times in Tianmu because a friend's family was moving back to San Francisco (and has now).  Also, I found myself dinning at this "presidential grade" of restaurant (興蓬萊 Shing Peng Lai Restaurant) featuring Taiwanese cuisine.  Great food and huge portion!

It's "presidential grade" because the former president Li Deng Hui likes the food here.

(Please check the clip from 7 minute 52 seconds.  The embed youtube clip at a specific time function somehow isn't working.  Just realized it.)

What I ordered as per the female owner's suggestion on June 27th...

From 興蓬萊 Shing Peng Lai Restaurant

What my brother-in-law ordered on June 30th...
From 興蓬萊 Shing Peng Lai Restaurant

Two different dining experiences, four days apart, I got to try out 17 of their dishes while... I do have a way of putting things away and no wonder the ever-expanding waistline... 8-X lol

I love this picture I took....  In the back is the sign stating three of the formal president Li Deng Hui's favorite dishes including the crispy ribs (the pix on the left side) and "Buddha jumping over the wall" (the pix on the right side).  Just realized that the gentleman in the picture is the owner 陳進添 of the restaurant.  The laoban niang (female owner) 陳春蘭 was on the side of the camera encouraging the doggie to pose for the picture while pointing to me how cute the doggie's teeth are.  Based on the info I gathered so far through the youtube clip above, I figure they are sister and brother.  Accordingly, laoban niang's family have 6 doggies and 2 cats.

From 興蓬萊 Shing Peng Lai Restaurant