Apr 25, 2005

make good use of our wisdom to love them, not to hurt them

(from a short e-mail reply to Philadelphia A. and "bcc" to myself)

"it's fine. you're not the only/first one who joked around vegetarian/vegan diet to me. i regard them as opportunities to test my determination, my mind, my will. killing vegetables is enough. enough is enough. lessen the cruelty. lessen the desire. lessen the greed. i don't want to kill any animals. animals who would cry, scream, terrify just like we human beings. yes, animals eat animals. but one of the differences between humans and animals is humans can choose to eat animals or not. don't we humans consider ourselves a lot smarter than animals? don't we humans consider ourselves different from animals? make good use of our wisdom to love them, not to hurt them."

Apr 21, 2005

Nose Allergic, Eyes Allergic, too!

one week ago, went to see the "nose" doctor, today, went to see the "eye" doctor..... :(
allergy!! i hate it!!!

(from a short e-mail to one of my friends in the States)
"no kidding
nose allergic, eyes allergic, too!!

just got back from the eye doctor,
he said the same thing as the "nose doctor" said,
"this is typical allergy"

conjunctivitis, to be exactly...
sigh.....
maye i'm just allergic to where i'm living, taiwan?

i miss the usa :)

Apr 18, 2005

Musiccape (DJ Wendy's Show, Every Sunday Night, 10 to 12)


[it's more like rap lyrics]
Musiccape
By Lin, Yu-hua (lyh0626)

Sunday night
Feelings just ain't right
Not a Friday night
Party night
Not a Wednesday night
Ladies' night

'Sup with you tonight
Why you look so uptight

Wendy's Musiccape
Makes you feel so high
Wendy's Musiccape
Makes you wanna fly

So stop asking why
Just come stop by
Two hours every Sunday night
Before you say goodnight

Wendy's Musiccape
Makes you feel so high
Wendy's Musiccape
Makes you wanna fly

Lin, Yu-hua (lyh0626), 2005, All Rights Reserved Posted by Hello

Jazz in the 1930s, Shanghai, China

SHANGHAI, China (CNN) -- In the 1930s, Shanghai, known as the Paris of the East, was the cabaret and jazz center of Asia......

"Shanghai Lounge Divas"......This specially priced 2 CD Set contains both the original 1930's Sessions Remixed For Today along with a bonus disc containing the original recordings

Various Artists Shanghai Lounge Divas (2CD)Track ListeningPosted by Hello

Apr 15, 2005

Perennial Allergic Rhinitis

Finally, I know why I've been snuffling for years. It got worse and worse in the past a few months. The most uncomfortable moment is the first 20 minutes or so after I got up in the morning. I just couldn't stand any more. It has affected my emotions badly recently. The weird climate made me even more uncomfortable. I went to see the doctor 3 hours ago. He prescribed me Besonin Aqua Nasal Spray (Budesonide), Lomidine Tab, Neo-Vena-B tab and Asumalife cap. I'm gonna look it up on the Internet for a little bit to know what are they aout. It's killing me!

Apr 13, 2005

Come to My Queendom (I'm Open)

Come to My Queendom (I'm Open)
By Lin, Yu-hua

I'm open
Like seven-eleven
Twenty-four seven
And never will be forgotten

Come to my queendom
When you feel forbidden
Come to my queendom
When you feel uncertain

Come to my queendom
Tell me what've got you frightened
Come to my queendom
Tell me what've got you weakened

Come to my queendom
You'll be enlightened
Come to my queendom
You'll be sweetened

I'm open
Like seven-eleven
Twenty-four seven
And never will be forgotten


(Inspired by ICRT DJ Wendy's words, "I'm open", on air, the poem is for all women in the world, especially mothers. Mother's Day is coming.)

All rights reserved, Lin, Yu-hua, 2005

(One of My Favorite DJs) Here's Another One


DJ Wendy 02 04132005 Posted by Hello

(One of My Favorite DJs) Queen of the Jungle


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Apr 12, 2005

Jungle

Girl
LYH:Let's have fun in the jungle! Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (with DJ Wendy)!

For more

Lyrics of the Day 04122005

(Thanks Wendy. No, DJ Wendy, it's your fault. I wasted 5 pieces of facial tissue. aAaAwWwWwW!)

SILENT LUCIDITY
Hush now don’t cry
Wipe away the teardrop from your eye
You’re lying safe in bed
It was all a bad dream
Spinning in your head
Your mind tricked you to feel the pain
Of someone close to you leaving the game of life
So here it is, another chance
Wide awake you face the day
Your dream is over...or has it just begun?

There’s a place I like to hide
A doorway that I run to in the night
Relax child, you were there
But only didn’t realize it and you were scared
It’s a place where you will learn
To face your fears, retrace the tears
And ride the whims of your mind
Commanding in another world
Suddenly, you hear and see
This magic new dimension

Chorus

I-will be watching over you
I-am gonna help you see it through
I-will protect you in the night
I-am smiling next to you...in silent lucidity

If you open your mind for me
You won’t rely on open eyes to see
The walls you built within
Come tumblng down, and a new world will begin
Living twice at once you learn
You're safe froom pain in the dream domain
A soul set free to fly
A round trip journey in your head
Master of illusion, can you realize
Your dream’s alive, you can be the guide but...

Chorus

Apr 10, 2005

Seize Each and Every Chance around You

(A thread I posted on January, 11, 20005 on DJ Emily's forum on ICRT)

Seize Each and Every Chance around You
Encounters among people are like random sampling.
People encounter one another at various spaces, different time.
Sometimes, you would find that the person you dislike in the beginning unexpectedly become your good friend because you realize his or her merits.
Sometimes, you do not want to know a person.
You think he or she is boring, but later, you realize that he or she is the type of person that you want to know.
Sometimes, you care for a person very much but you know you two cannot be with each other.
The person who loves you, you love him or her not.
The person, whom you do not love, loves you.
The complicated exercise with us is undone and not figured out.
It is said that loving a person at the right time is bliss; meeting a person at a wrong space is misery.
Some people click with you at the first meeting.
Some people barely can have a conversation with you.
It is as if on a bus, people get on it from this stop and off at another.
Change and uncertainty are everywhere.
Bosom friends could estrange from each other because of their respective business.
So, seize each and every fortuitous encounter.
Because you never know if you miss this chance, at what space and what time you two will meet each other again.
Perhaps this is the one and the only chance.

(The above is translated by me into English from a forwarded message in Chinese from my sister.)

Dare You Touch That Dial?

"Dare you touch that dial?" - ICRT DJ Victoria

(I was like....what? what did she just say?!?!)

I've got a good memory. Victoria, whenever your book will be finished and published, don't forget to send me a complimentary copy of it. :)

Vegetarian Compassion

It's 2:33 a.m. I'm working on the translation of an article which will be included in Vegtomato's monthly e-magazine next month. The title is "Vegetarian Compassion". Which sentence stopped me for a while (to come to my blog and write some)? "My research into the paranormal also - Uri Geller is a vegan - has convinced me that vegetarianism assists the development of ESP(extrasensory perception)." I think it is also claimed by Buddhists? I don't know. I glimpsed at the following sentences. They were about NASA, astronouts, vegetarian diets, sensory and extrasensory. I think it'll be finished by breakfast time. What is keeping me company now? Frida movie soundtrack and The Mambo Kings movie soundtrack. Well, I'd better get back to work.

Vegetarian Compassion (English version)
Chinese version of Vegetarian Compassion
Not yet, not yet

Tasty Vegetarian Recipes from Egypt (English version)
Chinese version of Tasty Vegetarian Recipes from Egypt

Apr 9, 2005

One-Year-Old Yu-hua


I've got some jokes for ya. Posted by Hello

Let's Have Some...uh hum..Some Dirty Jokes

Some dirty; some clean. Short ones. Jokes are like girls' skirts, the shorter, the better.

(My favorite, a bloody one...)
6.9
Q: What is 6.9?
A: A "69" interupted by a "period".

Santa's Women
Q: How Many Women Does Santa Have?
A: 3.

I Want a Sister
"Santa, Santa, I'm the only child in my family. I want a sister."
"No problem. bring your mom to me."

Bangkok
Q: Where on earth is the worst place for men?
A: Bangkok

Taking Sides
There was a man who got into a car accident. He was soon rushed to the hospital. The left side of his body was completely paralyzed. The doctor said, "He was going to be ALL RIGHT."

Moron
Q: Why did the moron throw the butter out the window?
A: He wanted to see a "butterfly".

Culture Shock
Two immigrants arrive in the United States and are discussing the difference between the Old Country and the U.S. One of them says that he's heard that people in the U.S. eat dogs, and if they're going to fit in, they better eat dogs as well. So they head to the nearest hot dog stand and order two "dogs". The first guy unwraps his, looks at it, and nervously looks at his friend. "What part did you get?"

Cover Me I'm Going in
Q: What did the penis say to the condm?
A: Cover me I'm going in.

Be Careful with That Viagra
Q: Did you hear about the man who swallowed his Viagra too slowly?
A: He got a stiff neck.

FedEx UPS Merger
Did you hear about the FedEx-UPS merger?
The new company's gonna be called FedUp!

Fun with the States
Q: What did TenneSEE?
A: Whatever ArkanSAS(SAW).

Bra & Hat
Q: What did the bra say to the hat?
A: "You go on ahead, while I give these two a lift."

BBQ
Q: What do you call a barbie on fire?
A: A Barbie-Q.

Old Lady SHAKES
An old woman goes into a sex shop, SHAKING."Sir," she says in a SHAKY voice, "do you sell vibrators?"
"Yes, ma'am."
"And are they this big around and this long?" she asks in a SHAKY voice.
"Yes, ma'am."
"And they're $22.95?" she asks in a SHAKY voice.
"Yes, ma'am."
"How do you turn them off?"

The Wishing Well
A couple comes up to a wishing well. The guy leans over, makes a wish, and throws in a penny. His wife decides to make a wish, too, but she leans over too far, falls into the well, and drowns. The guy says, "Wow, it really works."

Take off My Clothes
My wife came home the other night and told me to take off her blouse.
Then she told me to take off her skirt.
Then she told me NEVER TO WEAR HER CLOTHES AGAIN.

Little Wanky
At a news conference, a journalist said to the politician running for the presidency, "Your secretary said publicly that you have a small penis.
Would you please comment on this?"
"The truth is," replied the politician, "that she HAS A BIG MOUTH!"

Apr 8, 2005

Crop Circle of the Year 2004. It's BEAUTIFUL!

Yes. It's so beautiful. I saved it to my computer. And it's now the backgroud of my computer desk top. Featuring Acient Egypt mosaic and symbols from the Mayan Calendar......holy shit....sorry, not mean to curse, it's just......just ASTONISHINGLY GEORGEOUS!

"This Amazing Crop Circle features an Ancient Egypt mosaic in the centre and symbols from the Mayan Calendar around the rim..."
Check this out, Crop Circle of the Year 2004:
http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/2004/silburyhill2/silburyhill2004b.html

Apr 7, 2005

Death of Cleopatra


from (http://www.illusionsgallery.com/Death-Cleopatra-L.jpg) Posted by Hello

Books

Book that I keep it well and randomly pick one chapter to read from time to time (just like the way many people read the Bible):
Think on These Things by J. Krishnamurti
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0060916095/ref=ase_isbndb-20/002-7521436-1098425?v=glance&s=books

Book that I read it through from the first page to the final page and still impresses me a lot:
Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0679746048/qid=1112886808/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/002-7521436-1098425?v=glance&s=books
I see part of myself in Lisa Rowe and part of me in Susanna Kaysen.

Book in Chinese that I'm reading:
命運 (Ming-yun)/Destiny
http://www.books.com.tw/exep/prod/booksfile.php?item=0010272383
The content of the book is composed of various perspectives pertain to destiny (from the East, from the West, from different religions, from different fields of knowledge). It's like....he says, she says, they say, no absolute right, no absolute wrong....

Book I purchased earlier this evening. I'm gonna read it page by page, and I KNOW I'll finish reading it one day:
EGYPT - People . Gods . Pharaohs by Rose-Marie & Hagen
http://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/books/lifestyle/all/facts/00100.htm

Quote of the Day 04072005

Quote that I like today:
Silence is not stupidity.Cleverness is not wisdom.Self-respect is not arrogance.Subservience is not loyalty.
http://www.wfdn.com.tw/hometitle05-1nb.htm

Apr 6, 2005

E-mail to My Friends in the States

(To:lyh626@hotmail.com [myself], Bcc: [my friends in the States])

Ey, peeps, how ya doin'? It's getting warming and warming here in Taiwan. The weather there in the States is also getting warmer, right? I've been asked how've I been and what I've bee doing.

Well, there're always ups and downs in my life. But I always hang in there (just like everybody else).

Besides working on my master's thesis for my graduation in June, I recently became one of the voluntary translators of a non-profit Chinese vegetarian/vegan website. There's/There'll be at least one article translated by me (from English to Chinese) on their website per month (http://www.vegtomato.org/). Patric, the founder of the website also assigned me another task, that is, to contact the staff of an organization/website to ask for their permission to translate some articles and info from their website and put them on (vegtomato.org).

And during the past two weeks, I worked part-time as a substitute teacher of a 1st grade class in an elementary school nearby my parents' place. The teacher was sick and underwent some operation,so she couldn't go to work. I miss those 1st grade kids, in the meantime, I'm gald that she's back to work.

Wawa (our 9-year-old chihuahua) is almost blind now. The other dog, Laifu, is older than Wawa. She's a big hybrid dog. She was once a stray dog. I never remember Laifu's age. But I'm pretty sure that she's older than Wawa. But she's healthier and stronger than Wawa. I hugged both of them and played with them 2 or 3 times each and everyday whenever I see them. I do that more often recently probably because I sense that they're old, and they'll probably leave us anytime in the near future.

Wawa and Laifu teach me how to love (animals). Because of them, I started to care about issues about animals. The scope is getting bigger. My consideration is not just on dogs, but many other animals.

Some people care about the environment; some people care about the poor; some people care about war; some people care about disasters (to humans) such as earthquakes and tsunamis. I believe that everybody can make a difference to the world. Keep up the good work!

Sometimes I may sound extreme (on my blog). That's okay. If you do feel that, don't hesitate to leave your comments on my G-spot (Guestbook). Just write "you're too extreme!" Any comments are welcomed.

Best wishes to all of you.


Sincerely Yours,
Lin, Yu-hua
http://lyh0626.blogspot.com/

Kyoto Protocol and Vegeterian Diet

(from a monthly English learning magazine in Taiwan, EZ Talk)
http://www.eztalk.to/eztoday/eztalk.asp?month=4&year=2005&day=6


"At a vegetarian restaurant
Ron: Hi. Are you a Buddhist? I haven't met any foreign vegetarians before.
Larry:No. I am a vegetarian for environmental reasons.
Ron: Really? I guess it's better for the earth to eat vegetarian.
Larry: Yes, it is. Cattle farming contributes to global warming.
Ron: Shouldn't the Kyoto Protocol help with that?
Larry:It might, if my own country would bother to sign on to it.
Ron: Oh, you're an American?
Larry:Yes, I'm afraid. It's pretty embarrassing.
Ron: But Europe and Japan and lots of other countries did, right?"

Cattle farming contributes to global warming.

Apr 5, 2005

Ancient Scriptures Prove The First Christians Were Vegetarians

"I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of the whole human beings."
(http://www.veganessentials.com/catalog/lincoln-quote-t-shirt.htm)
-Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States (1861-1865)

"Vegetarian food leaves a deep impression on our nature. If the whole world adopts vegetarianism, it can chagne the destiny of humankind."
(http://www.vegtomato.org/issue12/traditional/april12.htm)
-Albert Einstein, German-born American theoretical physicist whose special and general theories of relativity revolutionized modern thought on the nature of space and time and formed a theoretical base for the exploitation of atomic energy. He won a 1921 Nobel Prize for his explanation of the photoelectric effect.

It can change the distiny of NOT ONLY humankind, BUT ALSO that of animals. - Yu-hua

The Hidden Love of Jesus for Animals. Ancient Scriptures Prove: The First Christians Were Vegetarians:
http://www.universelles-leben.org/english/frameload.html?/english/books/s442en.html

The university I attended for 4 years in Sha-lu Town, Taizhong County is a Catholic university named Providence University (http://www.pu.edu.tw/). “Bible as Literature” is a must to each and every English major at that university. I did not study/read it carefully at that time. I always crammed for the quizzes and exams. I confess that I didn’t know much about Bible and I still don’t know much about it now.

In March 2005, I became one of the translators of a non-profit Chinese vegetarian /vegan website in Taiwan. It is called "Vegtomato" (http://www.vegtomato.org/). They update the info on their website monthly. The first article I translated (from English to Chinese) is titled "Tasty Vegetarian Recipes from Egypt". The original one: (http://www.vrg.org/recipes/egypt.htm). The Chinese version translated by me: (http://www.vegtomato.org/issue12/traditional/veg_reading12.htm). The reason why I chose this article to be translated is that I met 2 Egyptian-Americans (Queens-NY V. and N.) when I was in NY this past winter. I started to be interested in things about Egypt. I was astonished by the two paragraphs in the original article when I started to read and translate it:

"The Coptic church believes in partial fasting almost 200 days of every year. During about 60 of those days, the members eat a completely vegan diet. The remaining days they are permitted to eat fish, but no other animals or animal products. The reasons behind the fasting vary by interpretation. They look to stories in the Bible for the reasoning behind the fasts.

According to the Coptic interpretation of the Bible, when God first created the world, he gave humans only vegetables as food. It was only later, when people multiplied and became sinful, that God permitted them to eat animals, only because it was in accordance with their sinful behavior. Therefore, the Copts believe humans survived for a great length of time without eating animals. In an effort to purify themselves and to make a sacrifice to God, they give up the eating of animals during these 60 days. The Copts consider the vegan food they eat during fasts to be a sacrifice because they consider such food less appetizing and less nutritious."

Coptic Orthodox was one of the earliest forms of Christianity. I'm not a Christian; I'm not Catholic; I'm not a Buddhist. I'm not "registered" to any religious institution established by people (that people can name of). (That doesn't mean I'm not religious.) But I'm wondering what do Christians nowadays think about this, "ancient scriptures prove that early Christians are Vegetarians". Modern Christians have ever expressed their opinions about that?

Pope John Paul II, Women, Feminism

Pope John Paul II left the world in the Easter season.
I just want to propose something to think. Think about it. In the mean time, pray for his holiness.

I'm not Catholic, but I'm a woman, a 100% woman.

Pope John Paul II, Women, Feminism
http://atheism.about.com/od/popejohnpaulii/a/women.htm
"The most significant sources of conflict within the Catholic Church today revolve around the role and status of women. Should women be allowed to become priests? Must women be prevented from using artificial means of birth control? Are women equal to men in all things? Although church leaders like Pope John Paul II have long employed the language of equality and liberty, they have also spoken as well as acted in ways that encourage a second-class status for female Catholics."

Apr 1, 2005

Angels Among Us

"I believe there are angels among us,
sent down to us from somewhere up above.
They come to you and me in our darkest hours
to show us how to live, to teach us how to give,
to guide us with the light of love."

Upon reading the above message, do you think of anyone/some people? It was on a note enclosed in a thank-you card from Kansan S. the night when I left from Kansas to New Jersey. She said, "as I reflect on this semester, I'm reminded of a song entitled 'Angels among Us". I encluded the lyrics. You have been an angel to this floor, to this community. You've taught all of us how to live and love a little better......".

I read it on my way to New Jersey. It reminded me that there're angels around me. Family, friends, and even strangers, they're all angels. They all teach, help and guide me different things in various ways. Angels have been around me even starting from the very first moment when I was born (or, even before I was born!)

Later when I got home/Taiwan, I wrote to her about this twice that she (and the note she enclosed with the card) taught me way more!!!! This short note is precious. I put it on my computer desk so I can see it and read it often to remind me there're so many angels around me.

Angels among us.

Everyone is an angel!