Thursday, July 22, 2010

Real Taiwanese in the NBA


As I posted before, Joe Alexander was the first "Taiwanese" in the NBA, but he isn't a "real" Taiwanese. Both his parents are Caucasian Americans and his mom just happens to give birth to him while his dad worked in Taiwan. They all left Taiwan soon after his birth so him nor his parents hold a Taiwanese citizenship. Well, we now have a "real" Taiwanese in the NBA. Jeremy Lin, who signed a contract with the Golden State Warriors today. Altho' he was born in the USA and probably doesn't feel like he's Taiwanese at all or even hold a Taiwanese passport, both his parents are Taiwanese so he's 100% full Taiwanese by blood and ethnicity. The local media and news channels have been reporting his signing, so there's some buzz around town. As a huge NBA fan myself, this is real exciting.

According to reports, the Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Lakers were also trying to sign him. Both wouldn't be bad situations but I think playing time would have been very limited. However if he had gone to Dallas, he would've been able to learn from Jason Kidd, who's one of the best point guards in the history of the NBA. Personally I wished he had gone to the Phoenix Suns so he could learn from Steve Nash. It has done wonders to Goran Dragic's game. Now, Golden State is also a very good fit for him since they like to play small and uptempo, plus he gets to learn from Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry. They're both very good players and play similar style to Jeremy and are about the same size as him. Then there's Golden State's coach, Don Nelson. This guy is very unconventional with his coaching so he might just give Jeremy tons of playing time, which I hope is the case. Altho' the Warriors have new owners, so Nelson might not even be around when the new season starts.

There was a lot of hype around him this past week in the NBA and basketball community due to his play in the Summer League for the Dallas Mavericks; especially since he went head to head with John Wall (who's the #1 overall pick this past draft) and more than held his own. However, we've gotta be realistic here tho'. It was just the summer league after all, where benchwarmers and busts have dominated in the past. Still, he can definitely ball. I hope he gets lots of playing time and has nice long career in the NBA. we're rooting for you Jeremy!

Some Jeremy highlights.....




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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

2 years & 7 months


A few people have messaged me asking exactly how old is Olivia now, so in case more people are curious, she's currently 2 years & 7 months old. I know you've all heard this countless times before but she's really growing up too fast. I really wished I didn't have to work so i could spend every single second of the day with her.

Here are some photos from the past couple months.....





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Monday, July 12, 2010

Back at Baishawan beach


The day after the Canada D'eh beach party, we woke up and didn't have any plans so we decided to go pray at the Fortune God Temple in Jinshan and then back to Baishawan (white sand) beach.....


We like going to Baishawan mainly because it's not too far away (about 1 hr drive from home), it's fairly clean and it's usually not too packed.


We got bubbles.

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Monday, July 05, 2010

frank's texas bbq redux


after the canada d'eh beach party, we went to frank's texas bbq which was only less than 10 minutes drive away.....


we had been to frank's before but he has moved to a new place since then. this new place is a lot bigger, cleaner and well... newer. much better lit than the old place and it doesn't seem so ran down. apparently frank and his wife had a divorce so he kept the trademark and moved to this new place, while his wife held on to the old place and business but had change to a different name (i think it's called longhorn).


as expected, the place had a lot of texas related decor.


nothing says texas and cowboys like cartwheel lights...

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Friday, July 02, 2010

canada d'eh 2010 at baishawan


this past weekend we celebrated canada day at the canada d'eh 2010 beach party, which was organized by the canadian society and held at pierre loisel's farm near baishawan ("white sand bay") beach.....


as expected, the canadian flag and the maple leaf were decorated all over the place.


everyone in attendance received a free commemorative canadian flag pin. organizers also handed out flyers with the lyrics of the national anthem.


the stage, where they had a dj playing music most of the day.

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

just some recent olivia videos


learning multiplication.....



telling us a story.....



doing some kind of chant & dance.....



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