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我喜歡旅行.
希望能在有生之年到世界各地走走...

目前的旅行版圖:

亞洲: 中國 (2004: 北京、上海、杭州、蘇州, 2005: 上海, 2007: 上海、 蘇州), 香港 (2004), 日本 (1989 關東+九州, 2007 關東+關西: Tokyo, Hakone, Atami, Osaka, Kobe, Nara, Kyoto), 韓國 (1989: Seoul & Jeju, 2005: Seoul & Nami, 2006: Seoul & Nami), 臺灣 (hometown), 泰國 (1991: Bangkok & Pattaya)
美洲: 美國 (1991, 1994-2008), 加拿大
歐洲: 義大利 (2006: Roma, Florence, Siena, Verona, Napoli, Pompei, Toscana, Sorrento, Perugia, Capri, Asisi, Pisa, Venice, Milano), 梵諦岡 (2006), 德國 (2006 轉機)
 

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等了九個多月,今天(2/28)終於拿到鑰匙了...
擁有自己的房子像做夢,不太真實.
excited? yeah, a little bit....
不過想到以後每個月要付的mortgage, HOA & fees 和欠的down payment
就覺得失去了一些自由
不能說想去玩就去玩,不能想去讀書就去讀書...
必需工作賺錢養房子...
I am stuck!!! = =
準備3/8搬家,明天要開始整理東西囉!
這幾天都忙著趕 Contract Management 的作業,還沒時間整理...

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Published on: February 12, 2008 

Here we were thinking that Minnesota's next-gen St. Anthony Falls Bridge was kicking up the next generation of mega engineering a notch from even the quake-proof Bay Bridge Skyway. But leave it to Dubai to build it way harder, faster and stronger—or, at least in the case of this newly approved design from New York's Fxfowle architects, way cooler.

As if the Burg Dubai tower wasn't already taking the worldwide skyscraper race to new heights, this as-yet-unnamed span will be the world's largest arch bridge, with 2000 vehicles set to cross its 12 lanes—per hour, in each direction—when it's slated for completion in 2012. At 670 ft. tall, Dubai's next super structure will stand higher than the George Washington Bridge (604 ft.) but fall short of San Francisco's existing Golden Gate Bridge (746 ft.).

from: Popular Mechanics

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Saving money isn't all about whether or not you know how to score screaming bargains.

It has more to do with your attitude toward money.

Just think of those who don't fit the filthy-rich stereotype. People like Warren Buffett.

As explained in the book The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko, personal finance has as much to do with people's traits as it does with money. Many millionaires, in fact, have frugal ways.

Understanding how personal traits can influence your finances is an essential ingredient for building wealth.

Here are 10 key traits:

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Monday - Sunday 10:00AM-10:00PM
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http://www.killerrobot.com/wes/eats_korean.html

http://www.yelp.com/

http://www.krestaurant.com/review/servlet/RestaurantHome

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Michelin Releases the First Edition of the MICHELIN Guide Tokyo
Tokyo has more “star” than any other city in the world

The first edition of the MICHELIN guide Tokyo has been released today.

For its venture into Asia, the MICHELIN guide offers a selection of the best hotels and restaurants in the center of Tokyo, a total of 178 establishments of which 28 hotels and 150 restaurants.

Available in English and Japanese version, the MICHELIN guide Tokyo 2008 has one particularity that sets it apart from other guides in the collection: All the restaurants in the guide have been awarded stars. The initial selection includes 8 restaurants with three stars, 25 with two stars, and 117 with one star. With 191 stars in all, Tokyo has become the world leader in gourmet dining with more "stars" than any other city. And to honor its outstanding cuisine, the unrivaled quality of the products used, the cooking techniques employed, its rich heritage and its culinary traditions, which are passed on from one generation to the next, the selection in the MICHELIN guide Tokyo 2008 is comprised exclusively of "starred" restaurants.

One starmeans a very good restaurant in its category.
Two stars mean excellent cooking, worth a detour.
Three stars mean exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey.

A restaurant that receives one or more stars is not only one of the best in its country but also one of the best in the world.

In Japan, as in the 21 other countries covered by the MICHELIN guide, a consistent selection is ensured by awarding stars based on the same criteria: product quality, preparation and flavors, the chef's personality as revealed through his cuisine, value for money, and consistency over time and across the entire menu. The criteria are adapted to each type of cuisine, notably Japanese cooking styles.

In the first edition of the MICHELIN guide Tokyo, the focus is clearly on Japanese cuisine, which is being served in more than 60% of the selected restaurants. The major culinary styles are represented, including kaiseki, fugu, soba kaiseki, sushi, tempura, teppan yaki and unagi. The remaining 40% is comprised of French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese restaurants, etc.

In this first edition of a MICHELIN guide devoted to Asia, each hotel or restaurant is presented on a double-page spread. The left-hand page features pictures of the establishment, its classification and the number of stars received, while the right-hand page provides the reader with a description of the restaurant and its cuisine, a photo of the entrance and an access plan.

Thanks to a rigorous selection process that is applied independently and consistently around the world, the MICHELIN guide has become an international benchmark in gourmet dining. The selection is prepared by anonymous and experienced inspectors, Michelin employees, who pay their hotel and restaurant bills in full. This first selection was made by a team of five Japanese and European inspectors. In a city with some 160,000 restaurants, they pre-selected around 1,500 establishments and, after more than a year and a half of anonymous meals, narrowed down their selection to 150 restaurants.

The first MICHELIN guide was published in France in August 1900. Today, 108 years later, the collection comprises 21 guides covering 22 countries. In addition to 20 countries in Europe (since the addition of the first MICHELIN guide Austria in 2005), the collection also includes North America, which is covered through four guides: New York City (with the thrd edition released in early October 2007), San Francisco, Bay Area & Wine Country (a second edition released in late October), and Los Angeles and Las Vegas, whose first editions were released just a few days ago.

In Europe, the collection includes 16 guides, the most recent being the English versions of the MICHELIN guide France and the MICHELIN guide Paris, both aimed at the some 70 million people who visit France each year.

Two versions of the MICHELIN guide Tokyo 2008 are available - a standard edition and a special boxed set that includes the Saga of the MICHELIN guide, a small volume filled with anecdotes relating the history of the guide from its origins in 1900 to the present.

The MICHELIN guide Tokyo 2008 goes on sale, in France, at the beginning of February at the price of 14,50 euros. 

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