"what is the museum pond looks like" - my friend just asked me. hmmm... it's frozen, beautiful and just like a bowl of warm milk! warm milk? you ask, yes, when you warm up a bowl of milk, it forms a surface film, beautifully. I drink warm milk, sometimes, just right before go to bed. I still can hear my american friend said "ewe... ". Ha... it's a secret ingredient to give you a good dream! Try it, you won't regret! : )
http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=12457&tid=282&cid=55747 A great film of expedition in Greenland.
http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=12457 Global Warming Q&A. Something you want to know...
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (Boston) - One of the greatest oceanic research institute in the world. I have no idea about this institute, until my best friend, shih-nan got a post-doc position there. Gradually, he shared some interesting stories with me and tell me about how cool this research institute is. There are many interesting articles and films in their webpages. Check it out! LINK. Also some interesting facts about the Global Warming. Noted: Wired enough, despite the cold front strike us in this week, my mind is still full of worries about global warming, and of course, we have the major responsibility for this problem. BTW, shih-nan is a avid fly fisherman, dedicated his leisure time in pursuing sea-run brook trout!
my little dear friend draw me a flying fish! I am honored to received this great master piece! Even he has mentioned to his father earlier "I am still not very satisfied with this work yet" I am thrilled! Also, just a note, Here is the fishy kid website LINK for everyone to download the coloring book, free! http://www.fishykid.org/contest-rules/how-to
Guess what I get from a Polish family! : ) (Big smile) a box of awesome flies full of polish nymphs! and Salmon flies! Tied by Polish and English masters! What a gift! Thanks Adrian and Guochia family! It's really awesome to see the real polish nymphs... so cool! Nymphing time! Good time!
A recent thought came out of a friend's blog: see LINK A very interesting thought and worth to take a minute to think about "blogging".
What and why doing blog? I have ask this question to myself more than a dozen times after 4 years of blogging... here is my blogging philosophy - It is as simple as a fishing log. I started my blog right after I read a friend's fishing log,and website. Worldanglr.com LINK I printed his fishing log and read it many many times. I love Ryan's writing a lot, he is one of a hell angler, writer and traveler. I felt I am fortune enough to know him through the internet. Even fortunate enough to have read some of his private writings that are waiting for publication. What make his writing so good? I am not sure, maybe is his honesty?! His style is simple and flow naturally just like a gen clear creek from the mountains... Sometime it is like a old and wise hunter that telling me all the stories. Any way, I love his fishing log, so I created my own version to record the life of fishing.
Unfortunately, as you can tell, I am so busy and clumsy in words, and of course maybe a bit lazy... so, most of my blog entries turns out become "a photo a day"... "lazy stay"... most of the entries are just a photo and a sentence... it really does make my parents and families happy though... at least they know I am still "kicking" HA. So my blog is in very simple, form it just a fishing log. Thus, I did not really encounter the competition mode (mood) that others has been experienced. or might have a thought about it. The reality is I really don't care if I have followers or some "fans"... I am simply happily to share some fishing stories with the internet readers and,most importantly, myself!
Why myself? Well, it is writing a diary for myself in next 30 years or 50 years if I am lucky. I love the concept of keeping a diary for the future me. Quiet honestly, how surprisingly I forget all the details and how much I have been changing regard to living style and philosophy to live by. And those aspects are quite interesting to be aware of. I might not be into flyfishing again, I might be getting even more crazier about flyfishing later in life. But what if I forgot I have done in the past... the blogger keep doing a great job for me, all the thought are achieved by date, on the internet. I can dig out any day and any photos, if I can access the internet... how cool! Thanks blogger! Of course, my life is not all about fishing... that is the reason I still keep a personal diary, unpublished! : ). Anyway, I encourage you to jump in to blog, if you are thinking to do so. It is a very neat internet experience, just be aware this is a place to share, not to harvest... do not SPAM your friends! : )
Just got back from a great trip! A full 1000 mile round trip that I visited several friends up north... what a great trip! Here is the first episode for my family! Cold weather is the best appetizer for a great food! Bon Appetit!
Happy New Year! My dear friends! Whether you are working hard in your job, or you are playing hard in the battle field (of course I mean fishing!) I wish you have a better grab in this year! A coming fruitful and fishful (wishful) year 2010! Happy New Year! : )
I am a biologist grew up with a fishing rod in my hands. I have been fortunate enough to embrace my love of art and science in my career. Most of my free time were well spent in the nature, either studying bird behavior or chasing variety of fish with fly rods. My favorite art medium is watercolors, I love the natural and spontaneous feel created by watercolor pigments. I am currently a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard University. Welcome to my website. Mark