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Category Archives: Just Trippin’

睡衣游戏 (MANDARIN: PAJAMAS GAMES)

LET’S CELEBRATE the Chinese New Year (beginning today, January 25, 2020) with a pair of new pajamas. The point of this sartorial preference will evolve in the following collection of … Continue reading

January 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

THE FORBIDDEN CITY—AND ME

A RECENT ARTICLE IN The New York Times prompts me to share rare photographs from my personal collection. These images follow, accompanied by the report of “S.U.V. in Forbidden City … Continue reading

January 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

BIG APPLE NOSHING—1923

I JUST READ Sara Bonisteel’s “The Four-Star Restaurants of New York,” in The New York Times, January 14, 2020. Note, this is the newspaper’s own top ratings, not Michelin’s Three-Star … Continue reading

January 20, 2020 · 2 Comments

POKÉMON GO VERSUS THE CANADIAN MILITARY

DAUGHTER SUZ is an ardent player of Pokémon GO, the augmented-reality game wherein players chase digital animated creatures all over the world. And when I say “ardent,” I note with … Continue reading

January 14, 2020 · 1 Comment

TWO LIBRARIES LOVED BY BOB

BOB ECKSTEIN IS a talented illustrator, cartoonist, and writer frequently appearing in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Mad Magazine. In my book, high praise indeed. His recent … Continue reading

December 27, 2019 · 1 Comment

ON ENGLISH TEAS

PLEASANT MEALS IN English homes, mentioned recently at SimanaitisSays, remind me of that quintessential English practice of afternoon teas. Here are tidbits on the subject, gleaned from a little book … Continue reading

December 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

SINGAPORE STARS

MICHELIN GUIDES WERE originally developed in 1900 to help French motorists identify motor car mechanicians as well as restaurants. Based on anonymous reviewers, Michelin began recommending restaurants with single stars … Continue reading

December 18, 2019 · Leave a comment