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Old 09-18-2012, 08:39 AM   #21241
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:23 AM   #21242
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Oolong from Gong Fu with banana bread. Taking care of a sick baby boy.
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Bummer on the sick baby boy. Though they do seem to go through bouts of it early and often.

Oolong here as well. A mug of Song Zhong Dan Chong from TeaSpring. Very nice.
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He seems. To handle it well. He is napping on Mom right now. His forehead feels normal to me which makes me think his fever is gone, at least for the moment. It is a bleechy day, rain and wind. I might be breaking out my favorite rainy day Chinese black tea.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:12 PM   #21245
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Good. If the fever has broken, all is trending well.

China Black. Good idea! Even though the sun is out, I think a bit of Keemun Xian Zhen is on order.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:21 PM   #21246
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He is eating well but his throat hurts after he eats. Poor little guy is curled up on my chest, sucking his thumb, and crying. Hopefully he will drift off to sleep in a little bit.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:29 PM   #21247
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Pardon me while I go blubber into my tea. That's so sad. I sincerely hope he feels better soon.
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:26 PM   #21248
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Lapsang in my cup. A little Tylenol and baby boy napped for a while.
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I hope he is feeling well soon, Prof.

Thanks for the pics, Stitchawl, you always have interesting photos.

Finishing up my morning coffee.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:43 PM   #21250
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:36 PM   #21251
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It was homeward bound one night on the deep
Swinging in my hammock I fell asleep
I dreamed a dream and I thought it true
Concerning Franklin and his gallant crew.

With one hundred seamen he sailed away
To the frozen ocean in the month of May
To seek a passage around the pole
Where we poor seamen do sometimes go.

Through cruel hardships they mainly strove
Their ship on mountains of ice was drove
Only the Eskimo with his skin canoe
Was the only one that ever came through.

In Baffin's Bay where the whale fish blow
The fate of Franklin no man may know
The fate of Franklin no tongue can tell
Lord Franklin along with his sailors do dwell.

( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysFKjWG_W54 )

Good morning, everyone! It's a beautiful day and I'm ready for it. I have a big mug of Ahmad's "English Breakfast" tea beside me, typing with one hand while I chow down on a grilled chicken breast held in the other. Got some 'honeydo's' to do today so it will be an around the neighborhood sort of day, but later this afternoon I plan on a full exploration of the bamboo forest in front of my house. There is an ancient Zen temple in the middle of it, and I want to see if I can get some good photos of the monks doing nothing, maybe even find out just what is the sound of one hand clapping.


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Old 09-19-2012, 03:38 AM   #21252
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...maybe even find out just what is the sound of one hand clapping.
Just turn off your hearing aids. That should do it.

"In the Buddhist hairdressing salon, what is the sound of one hand clipping?"

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Old 09-19-2012, 04:24 AM   #21253
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Just turn off your hearing aids. That should do it.
Most modern countries have noise pollution laws. Japan isn't one of them. Actually, most of Asia is obscenely loud, with vendors shouting out to customers walking down the street, restaurant owners calling to bring in the lunch crowd, political rally sound trucks blasting their slogans, etc. My hearing aids have 4 programmable settings, one of which I have set to block all sound. Japan can really be quite lovely when its silent. Unless I need to hear people speaking or traffic sounds, I keep them off as much as possible. Unfortunately, I had them turned on when I was walking through the bamboo forest so I could hear the wind, the birds, and cicadas... and the HUMONGUS 10' BELL they chose to ring just about the same time as I was passing the temple...

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That's almost as bad as the Zen monk asking the hot dog vendor to 'make me one with everything.'

I'll sit back with my mug of keemun tea and contemplate my navel. Ooommm!


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Bad hotel orange juice. But at least I can get decent tea when I get in to work. (Didn't bring it back to the hotel last night. Mistake!)
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Ah. Keemun Xian Zhen. That takes the bad OJ taste away!
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