I had come to this spot for a few times yet lacked luck. Somehow this time I seemed to have been blessed. The tide ebbed and the bottom of the sea shore emerged -- exactly the same as I had expected it would be!! More than I had expected, the clouds and the sun were both perfect.
It was a most wonderful evening for me!! Of course, I had quite some crops!!!
Here is shot of some weeds quite commonly seen around town in Tainan City. They do mesmerizingly gorgeous in golden sunlight at sunset. To me, it is especially enjoyably to be able capture something great around in daily-life environment.
I carry my gear with every day for I hate to miss anything worth shooting. Oh, my wife sometimes teases my for carrying such a bag on daily basis. :-))
We had dimsum for lunch today!! The same restaurant as usual in Shinkong Mitsukoshi Department store - great food and superb mood!! As you can see, the lighting is just perfect and it is great to sit in the warm golden sunlight for lunch!!
Crystal's yellow sweater looks so delicate and grace in the light!!
A black and white shot of Anping Harbor this time. I like the nostalgic mood that B&W images bring. I save my captures in bot RAW and B&W jpg while shooting at the present stage, especially on street shooting trips.
I do more street photography than landscapes in winter mainly because the weather is often terrible. Of course, the other reason is that I love walking on the streets and observing things and people around, which sharpens my photographic instinct and expand shooting genres.
After days of doing nothing but eating, drinking and fooling around during the long CNY vacation, I finally decided to give it a try today.
Not because I was lazy or lacking enthusiasm, I was in fact terrified by the horrific traffic and crowds everywhere. I sure would not want to be caught up in some gridlock on the freeway. Also I am somewhat crowd phobic. I really hate to see people walking around on the shooting site.
Any today, the last day of the CNY vacation, I rolled southward bound as usual in some faint hope of coming across anything spectacular because the sky was faceless in Tainan when I set out and it got even worse on the way down south.
Yet as I have always believe in, Hengchuen Peninsula is magical. The closer I got to my destination, the more spectacular the sky turned. As you can see here, this is the first shot I took after arriving.
One more thing: I had the pleasure to witness the lowest tide level in the setting. I wonder if it is the so-called "spring low tide"? Anyway, how lucky I was!!!
The stable should have finished moving to the new location at this point.
After over 21 years in Tainan, the stable is forced to move and tear down everything that was built bit by bit over the long stretch of time, 21 years, just because the government demands so for the sake and convenience of the future development by some big business.
The inept government rejected the suggestion that the historical and nostalgic stable be embellished in order to be promoted and marketed on its humane and cultural basis. The government chose to just kick away the stable with only one intention in mind - to open the door to the big company. I am still immensely exasperated with its incompetence, shallowness and overt leaning toward the conglomerate even though I have the exact picture of what bureaucracy is.
This case once again proves my point - any place that is chosen and developed by the government is doomed to inevitable complete failure!!!
<p>Romney said the phrase (“binders full of women”) while answering a question that first went to President Barack Obama about inequalities in the workplace and fair pay for women. Obama answered the question by focusing on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, which he signed into law.</p>
<p>Romney took a different route in answering the question. He talked about his time as Massachusetts governor and how he wanted to hire some women – and not all men – for his cabinet.</p>
<p>“And – and so we – we took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet. I went to a number of women’s groups and said, ‘Can you help us find folks,’ and they brought us whole binders full of women.”</p>
<p>Romney needed help finding women for posts. There were no women in at the top of the all-male Bain Capital. “Binders Full Of Women” was certainly an awkward phrase to say and it failed to even work as an answer to the question. Instead, it reminded people of a time when women wore girdles or women in China bound their feet as status symbol that allowed them to marry into money. For some, it sounded like a great idea for a Halloween costume.</p>
<p>And like Big Bird, it became an instant meme.</p>
<p>Romney then went a bit patriarchal, reminding me of the Dabney Coleman character in the 1980s movie, “9 to 5.”</p>
<p>“Now one of the reasons I was able to get so many good women to be part of that team was because of our recruiting effort. But number two, because I recognized that if you’re going to have women in the workforce that sometimes you need to be more flexible. My chief of staff, for instance, had two kids that were still in school.”</p>
<p>He continued, saying that his chief of staff couldn’t work late because she had to be home “making dinner” and “being with them when they get home from school.”</p>
<p>Romney said, “Let’s have a flexible schedule so you can have hours that work for you.”</p>
<p>Do fathers not have to get home and cook dinner? Do they not want to be there for their children when school is out? After all, there are such things as single dads who balance children and work. Mitt Romney has obviously been watching too many episodes of “Leave It To Beaver” on TV Land on the campaign trail. The days of Donna Reed are long over, Mr. Romney.</p>
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Drifting into the alternate reality of a thousand page nightmare still will not rattle you from my bones. Your ghostly fingerprint glows on my skull while my heart is still damp from your kiss. It was utter bliss in your gaze as I waded in the dazed haze of perpetuated love. But lust is only skin deep, no matter how desperately I wanted to fuck your mind, all passion fades with time and our hour has drawn near.
Jack Black, in his band Tenacious D, performing “Tribute.” From the Fresh Air interview:
It’s comedy folk rock. We’re two acoustic guitars at our core and singing like Simon and Garfunkel, but then we’re most heavily influenced by heavy metal bands of the ’80s. And we used to make fun of the devil because the devil’s influence on ’80s metal is so prevalent, and now it just seems so ridiculous and hilarious. But [our] new album is more about redemption. It’s a comeback-themed album.
Education & economic empowerment are critical components for breaking the cycle of oppression of women and girls worldwide. Agree? Watch this video with Gabrielle Union, Olivia Wilde, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as they describe how education and jobs canprovide a ladder out of poverty.
The libido leaves the inner self when the inner self has become too full. In order to prevent it from being torn, the I has to aim itself on objects outside the self. Ultimately man must begin to love in order not to get ill … Objects are of importance only in an extreme urgency. Human beings, too.
On the heels of reports that some students on online course platform Coursera have copied content from other sources, the education startup this week started rolling out what co-founder Daphne Koller called their ‘first line of defense’ against plagiarism: honor code reminders that students must acknowledge reading before submitting some assignments.
The new addition comes after a story last week in the Chronicle of Higher Education about dozens of plagiarism incidents reported by students and professors on the platform. According to the story, students in at least three humanities courses on the site, which use peer grading, have complained about other students who have lifted content from Wikipedia and potentially elsewhere.