Shanghai street food

Love the pancake .. yummy 😋 ( I don’t want to mention the price so as not to insult the enormous elegance , and dignity of the chef and gargantuan taste.. I had fits of spasmodic delight ! )



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Small world indeed !

Small world indeed !

I had met Peggy in Serbia 🇷🇸 and she recognized me in shanghai! and took me to a

Wonderful restaurant ordered the meal in Chinese and we had wonderful conversations!

Praise God for his kind providences on a cold and damp day!

The jasmine tea was heavenly the sweet aromatic smell was delicate.

Pan fried dumplings with pork

Rice sheets with soy and pork

Chinese broccoli

Sesame fried balls

Chicken feet

2 types of pork ribs

Near Zenning road and Jing’an temple

Yum tofu in Shanghai !

This is the most delicious

Tofu soup i have ever had .. right in front of metro station and with lines ..

La is spice in Chinese .. I wonder how did the fellow buyer know that I need spice ?? 😃..

then there was cilantro cooked onions nuts and some dark red concoction poured over it

Hot temperature wise ( it is freezing in Shanghai ) and most delicious

All for less than a dollar !

Here is that video

Not that eggs !!

Before leaving Dr. Terry and his lovely wife Dr. Ye Xiao warned me : there is freaking no bad food 🥘 there ..

What about Pad Thai, and quail eggs with mushrooms for breakfast !

It magnanimates (transitive : inspiring courage) me towards boldness!

This is a mere buffet at dazhong airport hotel PVG (Shanghai / Pudong International airport. The hotel is in the same complex as the airport. You can take the baggage trolley into the hotel 5 minutes after getting off customs !!

I did not know what else to get but The final photo is a smorgasbord of cold appetizers and oh delightful dessert ( not overtly sweet as in USA, but mellow)

Shanghai, ah, Shanghai

The first photo is Niu Rho Mian – beef meat noodles- flavorful broth and tender meat ( near Zenning road, at Jiangsu road station ) – met Hal, who had lived here in Shanghai for number of years – gave me the location The independent maxim – crowed place, go and eat!

The second photo is the inside of Line 2 metro ( connecting the airport to midtown and east Xinging. Long cars (similar to what I have noticed when I got on the metro in London at near shepherd’s Bush/ Piccadilly) : Washington DC does not have long cars like these.

The third photo is Pudong/ Shanghai PVG airport

Very smooth and neat metro 🚇 .

People are not rushing, kind, keeping to themselves and on their mobiles !

Metro – long cars .. 3 day pass 45 Yuan around 7 dollars ( agent about 45 mind in metro – underground .. still LTE and strong cell signal – almost instantaneous chat IM to Mark in Washington DC – 11,000 km in millisecond… approaching the speed of light !

Some folk are with nose and mouth masks but the are in a very small minority, almost beguilingly negligible ( well, beguiling because of the ‘news’ I heard in USA about how polluted Shanghai is ) .. people look fairly health , clean skin ,

All are in wide variety of jackets, light parkas,

Majority of folk are young and smart looking

Temp is cold around 7 degrees centigrade around 45 degrees Fahrenheit ( Friday, January 19th around 11:00 am Shanghai time )

Yuyuan road, Zenning road, Jiangsu road area neat with no trash, little mom and pop stores and easygoing vehicular traffic. And surprising of all no honks ! ( I heard maybe one or two in a few hours I spent here)

Near universal thing observed on the metro : It’s the same everywhere I suppose – giggling young girls showing photos to each other ! In Shanghai, Hyderabad or Washington DC

Happy journeys to you all my friends

Private eye Vincent Parco

Truth – they say, and I of course am starting to believe in is stranger than fiction!

This is so juicy and good that I love it !

Like many private investigators, Vincent Parco has, for nearly 30 years, made his living in the darker corners of New York.

In 1991, he admitted on the witness stand to having sold a pistol and a silencer to a woman who used them in a love-triangle murder that came to be known in the city’s tabloid media as the “Fatal Attraction” case. Decades later, he found himself embroiled in the salacious prosecution of Anna Gristina, the so-called Soccer Mom Madam, whose little black book inspired terror among the rich and famous, both before, and after, she pleaded guilty, to running a brothel on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

On Tuesday, however, Mr. Parco, 67, made the leap from a simple sleuth and connoisseur of crime to a criminal defendant. In a proceeding that rivaled (and perhaps outdid) his prior exploits in the underworld, he was charged with trying to derail a sexual abuse case in a Hasidic community in Brooklyn by secretly recording a witness having sex with prostitutes he had hired then threatening to expose the man unless he stopped cooperating with prosecutors.

NYT – page A21; Wednesday, September 20th 2017

Condaleezza Rice

Condaleezza Rice is an excellent story teller

David Rubinstein interviewing her

Carla Hayden, the Librarian of congress, introducing her

Dr. Rice has a fantastic story about growing up in segregated Birmingham, Alabama

Became full professor at 30 at Stanford

Rubinstein is a very gentle interviewer

( Hayden said he was the best interviewer she ever knew )