Click image to access the Facebook page for this event.
I happened to see this on Facebook. The “Largest Mass Lion Dance Display” caught my eye because I am very partial to Chinese Dragon Dancing. So, I read more.
Wow. Over the top. What you would expect from mega-rich, ultra-ambitious Singapore. Good for them. They are going for some other records too — e.g., 54 Lamborghinis in a parade. Interestingly, they do not mention the ‘Guinness Book of Records‘. Maybe they don’t take Guinness Records that seriously in Singapore. Could be a cultural thing.
I am sure we will see videos of this on YouTube. I will try and remember to check.
Click to ENLARGE and study. Note, 2012 was a LEAP YEAR and I take that into account.
2012 was a LEAP YEAR and I take that into account.
I count days from January 1, taking into account leap years.
So, March 24 in a non-leap year is the SAME as March 23 in a Leap Year.
So, of course, we have had ice-outs by now; viz. April 5.
And we don’t have to go to far. Just in the last 9-years, with 2016 THE RECORD since the 1887 — the first year for which we have reliable data.
I was in Wolfeboro two-days ago. The ice was very white and looked pretty solid.
Yesterday, the ice on The Broads looked black. That means it would typically break-up within 48-hours. I have seen it happen — ONCE. Magical. One second we have ice, the next it is ALL gone as far as the eye can see. This was in 1999 or 2000 when I was living waterfront in Gilford.
Click to ENLARGE. From Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castles_in_the_Sky_(film)
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I happened, serendipitously, catch a trailer, on PBS, and knew, at once, that I had to watch this. Everything I like — all-things-British, period drama, innovation, aviation — in one movie. I have set the DVR to record.
Up here in the Northeast it is on Boston WGBH Channel 44 — their auxiliary channel to the main Channel 2. You will have to check the PBS listing in your area. It is at 8pm on Thanksgiving— Thursday, November 22, 2018.
Given that it is BBC produced it is bound to be superlative. The BBC, as YOU know, rarely lets the side down.
Click image to access the PBS Webpage for this captivating new series.
Somewhere around Friday, each week, I check PBS ‘primetime’ to make sure that I have the DVR set to record all shows of interest. This series, “The Woman in White” was being shown at 10pm on Sunday — which is usually NOT a slot reserved for promising masterpieces. But, the title alone was captivating. I hit the ‘Record Series’ button. I am sure glad I did.
We watched it today. It is GOOD. Echoes of Jane Eyre — and that is praise indeed. Teischan (12) actually said out loud that she liked it! She is hard to please and coming from her, this was also praise indeed.
You should still be able to catch Episode 1 on TV (if nothing else on Saturday night) or online. Definitely worth seeing. Looks very promising.
It is from the BBC. They don’t make too many duds.