Hey the Vietnamese are celebrating in a big way here. There are other celebrations, but this one is being held at Qualcomm Stadium, where the San Diego Chargers play... I do notice that they will have Lion Dancers...
*waits for Adam's reaction*
Happy Chinese/Lunar/Tet New Year!!
San Diego Tet Festival 2006
Join NBC 7/39 at the San Diego Tet (Lunar New Year) Festival 2006, held January 27, 28 and 29 at 10 a.m. The event hosted by the Vietnamese American Youth Alliance of San Diego takes place at Qualcomm Stadium, with the highlight being the Miss Vietnam of San Diego contest Saturday, Jan. 27 at 5 p.m. See more Here
Here's the wave of the future. Now you can can tell the parental units you need that iPod to learn... ;)
Kate DuBose Tomassi, 01.24.06, 10:00 AM ET
NEW YORK - In an unprecedented move, Stanford University is collaborating with Apple Computer to allow public access a wide range of lectures, speeches, debates and other university content through iTunes. No need to pay the $31,200 tuition. No need to live on campus. No need even to be a student. The nearly 500 tracks that constitute �Stanford on iTunes� are available to anyone willing to spend the few minutes it takes to download them from the Internet.
While a number of other universities are now using iTunes to distribute class-specific content to their students, including Duke University, Drexel University�s School of Education and the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Stanford is the first to make a substantial amount of recorded university events available to the public at large.
�One of Stanford�s primary missions is to educate the public,� says Scott Stocker, director of Web communications. Allowing the public to access the content �just felt like the right thing to do,� says Cindy Pearson, director of alumni programs.
Duncan Beardsley of Stanford�s class of 1959 says he has already downloaded about 30 tracks from Stanford on iTunes since the public launch last October. A lecture called �Trials and Truth� from a series entitled �Classes Without Quizzes� originally piqued Beardsley�s interest. He�s also downloaded lectures about global warming, why baseballs have stitches and correlations between how baboons and humans live. More here
How to save stray dogs... (Dori: Looks kinda like BB, huh? :>) Looking like a Panda can pay off for the rescued stay... here's more about this story:
A dog named 'Columbo', a cross-breed between a poodle and a Maltese and dyed to look like a panda, sits on a chair in Tokyo November 30, 2005. The owner dyed the originally white coloured dog, with a special hair dye to cover up stains around its eyes which was conspicuous when he was first found abandoned. As a result, the panda look-alike became the most popular dog in the neighbourhood and the owner said he hopes Columbo's popularity will help rescue other abandoned dogs like Columbo, where in Tokyo last year, 700 of them were put to sleep. (REUTERS/Toru Hanai)
Auspicious undies the rage for Malaysians for lunar New Year
Hey, where's my auspicious underpants!! :P
Fri Jan 20, 9:54 AM ET
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Good luck charms are usually worn around the neck or on the wrist. But this year, Chinese Malaysians are wearing them under their pants.
Red men's underwear emblazoned with auspicious animals and characters have become the rage among Malaysian Chinese ahead of the Chinese lunar New Year holidays, the New Straits Times reported Friday.
Red is considered an auspicious colour among the Chinese, and an essential component of feng shui, the Chinese belief of improving fortunes.
Retailers are cashing in by stocking up on these unique items for the Year of the Dog, which begins on Jan. 29, the Times said.
Its article was accompanied by a picture of three young women laughing while looking at a cut-at-the-waist mannequin wearing the reversible bright red briefs with Chinese characters in gold. The underwear can be worn inside out to reveal red characters on gold fabric.
"Red underwear make up three of every 10 boxes of underwear we sell daily," the Times quoted sales assistant Nabila Ramli at a department store as saying. Here
Roy has added the ability to see your accounting data if you are logged in to your account and have a paid (Patron) account. Yeehaw! That's really nice to have. I was complaining just a while ago, when so many peeps got downgraded all at once (even though they prolly had way more than the year they paid for). Good work Roy! He's promising a ton more goodies soon, so let's wish him well. (Click on News above)