The Pictures of 2022

In 2022, we visited St. Peter’s Basilica, Cathedral of Florence (Basilica di Santa Maria del Fioreon) and St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice. Being the center of Catholicism, it is no surprise that Italy is home to many of the world’s most beautiful churches. I have always enjoyed the beautiful and historical Catholic Churches.  I was baptized in a family church in China. Family churches don’t have … Continue reading The Pictures of 2022

Leaning Tower of Pisa & Galileo Galilei

There are two reasons for Tower of Pisa is so special. First, it has been leaning for over 900 years. Secondly, Galileo Galilei dropped two cannonballs from the top of Pisa tower and proved the theory of gravity in physics. The Tower began to lean when the construction reached about 23m high some when around the year 1178, due to the soft ground could not properly … Continue reading Leaning Tower of Pisa & Galileo Galilei

“Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” (Drink from Joyful Cups) in Rome

My husband and I recently visited Italy for our anniversary. We had wonderful time there. Italy is a fabulous mix of history, religion, archeology, art, delicious food and great music. While traveling from Venice to the south Amalfi, my favorite place is Rome. Rome is a museum itself.  There are so many historical places to see: Colosseum, St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel, Trevi Fountain, … Continue reading “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” (Drink from Joyful Cups) in Rome

Bodie Ghost Town California

Bodie sits nearly 8,400 feet up in the Bodie Hills of California, near the California-Nevada border.  In 1859 William (or Waterman) S. Bodey found it was a good place to look for gold in these hills. Bodey died in a snowstorm not long after. The new mining town was named after Bodie to honor him, although his last name was not spelled right and his first … Continue reading Bodie Ghost Town California

World Book Day-Shakespeare Bookstore in Paris

Today is World Book Day, the day of celebrating of books and joys of reading. My legendary bookstore experience was in Shakespeare & Company in Paris. Located on the bank of the Seine opposite Notre-Dame, it is the one of the most famous booksellers in the world. Sylvia Beach, an American expat established Shakespeare and Company in 1919. In his book “A moveable feast”, Ernest … Continue reading World Book Day-Shakespeare Bookstore in Paris

Diabetes Remission

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when blood glucose (blood sugar) is too high. The hormone insulin moves sugar from the blood into our cells to be stored or used for energy. With diabetes, the body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t effectively use the insulin it does make. Untreated high blood sugar from diabetes can damage the nerves, eyes, kidneys, and other organs. … Continue reading Diabetes Remission

Berlin Wall in Central Missouri

Fulton, Missouri is located in central Missouri, USA. It is 105 miles / 169 km from St Louis. Westminster College is a private college in Fulton. It was established in 1851 as Fulton College. Although it is a small college, with about 1500 students enrolled in 2020. There is something very special about this college: America’s National Churchill Museum is located on the campus. On … Continue reading Berlin Wall in Central Missouri

Colors from Museums Brought to Life

Art improves our quality of life. It gives us immense pleasure and relief from stress. Although I am fond of traditional paintings, now I have been finding myself enjoying modern art more and more.   I learned about the interesting modern art and history at the Musée Matisse in Nice, France. Henri Matisse (1869-1954) is widely regarded as the greatest colorist of the 20th century, … Continue reading Colors from Museums Brought to Life

Merry Christmas from Nice, France

It is lovely to spend Christmas Day in Nice, a beautiful city on the French Riviera. It has sunshine, deep blue water, Promenade des Anglais, Vieux Nice, art work, and delicious food. A surprising Christmas gift was the ballet of “Don Quixote“ at Opéra de Nice. The theater is beautiful with an interesting history. I love ballet, but don’t have many opportunities to watch it … Continue reading Merry Christmas from Nice, France

First Two Days in Nice France

It is not easy to have an international trip during COVID time. Right now, France and the United Kingdom both request international travelers to submit a negative COVID testing within 48 hour departure, plus the certification of vaccination if you have. I went to Nice to visit my daughter who is currently staying in Nice France. Submitted all the paperwork of COVID testing and vaccination … Continue reading First Two Days in Nice France