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Couples yoga @ Prospect Park

Or partner yoga. Spot them at Prospect Park, Brooklyn: they’ve been practicing together for two years.

Both are wonderful!

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The little leaguers

The autumn baseball league begins

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Maria Sakkari 关公

Every time I see this Greek player Maria Sakkari (1995-; $5m prize winning so far), I think of Guangong 关公, the somewhat angry guy with his eyes’s end slanted upward?

She also reminds me a little of Spanish player Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (1971-; $17m prize winning). When Sánchez Vicario played back then, I ran into her a couple of times as she usually stayed at the UN Plaza hotel. In person, she looked a little more feminine.

Maria Sakkari grunts so loud. But she lost to the eventual champ Emma Raducanu handily, 6-1, 6-4, which gave us a quiet final, which was very enjoyable.


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Same dog different day

I’ve seen this dog at Mets or Citifield many times. A bit surprise to see him or her at the 2021 US Open too.


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An irresponsbile manager

I swim at the Whitney Pond park swimming pool and find the manager is incompetent and irresponsible.

First, it’s the opening date, the daily hours and how I finally got my seasonal pass.

Late opening: they’re often late to open. I sometimes walk in with the lifeguards. Some times they ran pass me… I and one other female swimmer always beating their doors and often times, the lifeguards have not arrived yet. So the pool isn’t open by 9am.
The manager didn’t see it’s her duty to make sure the life guards arrive on time so they can open on time. Instead, she lectured me, “It’s the regulation that pool can’t not open without the lifeguards.” Several times, even the life guards would run over to her to say, “We’re ready. She can swim now.”
I totally understand there are rules govern the pool and without lifeguards, we shouldn’t swim. BUT the point here is NOT about regulation, IT IS about her inability to manage.

Can you be responsible, JUST once?

I feel the sensible thing to do and say is, make sure the guards arrive on time and say to us, “I’m sorry.”

Of course, she’s always right, never wrong nor responsible. IF she’s a such rule stickler, such as mask, then why can’t she open her pool on time?!?

This is a neighborhood pool, a little common sense and courtesy won’t hurt, will it? We’re neighbors, not your enemy.

Oh … there are more … the short two months, the toilets in women’s locker room overflowing twice, at least – I don’t go every day. A boy looks to be 5 or 6 yeas with two adult female in women’s locker room who keeps looking at me. That, made me very uncomfortable. When I complained, they just laughed.

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Fatso …

Recently, I noticed a little change in the active wear industry: they showcase the fatso next to the perfect bodied models. 

Isn’t this something to celebrate? 

Let’s face it : how many of us has the perfect body?

… that 99% body type get a spot on the commercial 👏🏻 Athleta is one of many active wear brand, nothing really special but by putting up a fatso is eye catching, simply great. Buy from it, Gap’s many brands.

哇 99% 的体型在广告上占有一席之地 👏🏻 Athleta (Gap’s) 是众多运动服品牌之一,没啥特别的,但是通过放一个胖子很引人注目,棒 🐂. 变粉 起买.

Happy Monday 

The skirt sells for $69 and the skinny short at $59.


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Rudy Giuliani

Rudolph Giuliani is seen here with girls’ basketball team, back in the days.

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Line call and 0-6

It’s not a good night.

A new player came to play. I served to ad court and my ball hit the doubles line. There was the sound and followed by the funny bounce. Yet, the new player called it out.

“Did you hear the sound?”


Sometimes I wonder if they play dumb to get away with it.

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50 shades of grey

All of us won a grey top -:)

6-4, 6-4, 4-4: a hard fought win.

I got hit for the first time as my partner was receiving the serve. I was too slow to move away. I told our opponents that they got the point but they didn’t believe me. Oh well … 

Question: During my singles match, I hit a ball to my opponent and it hit his shoe on the fly. At the time he was standing behind the baseline. My opponent said the ball was out and it didn’t matter that it hit his shoe because he was behind the baseline. I argued that if the ball hits a player or any part of his body/apparel with the exception of the racquet, the point is the hitter’s. Who wins the point?

ANSWER: You win the point. Rule 24i explains that a player loses the point if a ball in play touches the player or anything the player is wearing or carrying (excluding the racquet). Your opponent lost the point as soon as the ball hit his shoe. Code 19 requires your opponent to concede the point when this happens.

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Broken string 断弦

Another one hour hard hitting session, and my string was broken. Unlike many players, my string lasts forever. Some players like to have their racket restrung annually. I always re-string when it busted.

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