Archive | July 13, 2014

Pope Francis’ Argentina Lost? Ah? The Pope, The Pope LOST? What Is God Playing At? Francis MUST Resign, Today!

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by Anura Guruge


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This is unquestionable.

The POPE’s Argentina lost? How is that possible?

Francis, Argentinian soccer fanatic, is POPE?

I am sorry, I like him, BUT Francis has to resign … and do so NOW. He lost all credibility. IF God won’t back him on something so easy and trivial as winning the World Cup what hope do we, as humans on Earth, have that Francis can intercede for us on matters like peace in the Middle East.

Dear Francis, you have to go. I will work on who should be the next pope.

I am in shock. I was convinced that God will in the end, after he had his fun, reward Francis.

Sad thing, old Ratzinger doesn’t give a monkey’s about the World Cup.

How sad. How sad for the Pope, who is really quite a nice guy. I feel bad for him BUT he has to resign.

Argentina LOST? How is that possible?


Let Me Please Have Another Quick Rave About The ‘Sea Bird’ Chinese Restaurant In Wolfeboro, N.H.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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RAVE. RAVE. RAVE.

Sea Bird, Center Street, Wolfeboro, NH
THE BEST Chinese restaurant for miles and miles around.


That we are huge fans of the ‘Sea Bird’ in Wolfeboro is no great secret — as at least three posts on this blog will clearly attest, loud and clear.

They are very good about supporting local events with advertising dollars.

What is there not to like? The ‘Sea Bird’ has tasty food, generous portions, wonderfully friendly staff and very affordable prices. I don’t know. That seems like a pretty good formula. If you get to know the owners, Guy Phu and Lan Sam, it becomes even more special. Very nice, ‘salt of the Earth’, couple. Very family-oriented and down to earth. We are very fond of them. We like them and the Sea Bird so much that it has now become our default venue for celebrating our ‘January 1’ wedding anniversary. That has to mean something given that we are not ‘shy’ about driving an hour to go for dinner.

Here is another data point. This last Wednesday we had lunch in Wolfeboro with a friend. So five people. It was five people again last night. Three adults and our two brats. Yet again we had two drinks. But the check at the Sea Bird, for considerably more food (if not a view of The Lake), was $40 cheaper! That, in my book, is no small potatoes.

Yes, we went there last night after ‘Snow White‘ at the Kingswood. We had been foiled in December after the Northeastern Ballet ‘Nutcracker’. But, that was Winter and this was Summer. Teischan, my little prima donna, is very specific about what she expects of Dad after her ballet performances. She needs roses and she needs to be taken out for dinner. She likes Chinese — or at least Fried Rice. When we sat down she said she wanted a ‘Shirley Temple’ and two orders of Fried Rice. Well we didn’t get two orders of Fried Rice but we got quite a bit.

Anyhow, I had not bothered to check or call ahead last night to make sure that they would be open after the show. It was Summer. We pull up just past 9 pm. It looked closed! I went up to the door. Ooops! It said Friday & Saturday closed at 9pm. I saw Guy, seated at a table, eating his dinner. I didn’t disturb him. I walked back to the car. He must have seen that somebody had come to the door. When I got to the car he was standing at the window. I didn’t want to be rude. So I went up again. As soon as he saw me he opened the door and insisted that I come in. I told him that it was ‘O.K’. We understood. He would not have none of it. Insisted that we all come in and have dinner — no hurry, take our time. We had taken a retired Alton Central teacher with us to the show. So she was with us too. Guy had let the waitstaff go for the night. Lan, with their kids, were on vacation. So it was just Guy. But we had a great meal and great time. Suffice to say it was just us. He gave us our customary table in the corner. He did all the serving and in between we would chat. It was sublime. The kids are very comfortable there. Lan has spoiled them. So they can be loud. Didn’t matter. We had the place to ourselves.

The food, as ever, was good. We had two boxes left over. We are still eating it today.

So, we just want to make a point.

IF you are in Wolfeboro and want a good meal go to the Sea Bird.

IF you are within 35 miles of Wolfeboro, NH and fancy a GOOD, affordable Chinese go to the Sea Bird.

Phu Jee’s in Meredith, which is also very good, is Guy’s brother. Notice the name. Guy Phu.

Bottom Line. Sea Bird, in Wolfeboro, soars above others when it comes to Good Chinese in the Lakes Region. If you don’t believe me check their online reviews.


Northeastern Ballet’s ‘Snow White’, The Wolfeboro, N.H. Performance On July 12, 2014.


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by Anura Guruge


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Teischan montage. Click to access.

Teischan montage. Click to access.


Of course it was good. It was a lot of fun and very rewarding. Northeastern Ballet always does a good show. We are, of course, BIG fans — we, quite literally, have skin in the game. But, to be fair we have been to their hallmark ‘Nutcracker’ production even before Teischan started dancing with them. Deanna thinks the world of them. This is Deanna’s “thing”. We have a demarcation of labor. Doing “Clearlakes Chorale” with Devanee is my thing. Taking Teischan to ballet with Northeastern is Deanna’s thing. Works out well. Clearlakes is at night and I am a known sucker for choral music. Ballet is Saturday morning and Deanna likes the whole social experience.

The quality of dancing, given that this is predominantly local amateurs, was good. Impressive. There were no wardrobe malfunctions though there was a small glitch with the audio — but it showed that these ‘kids’ are so good that they can dance without the music. The second half was dynamite. Very, very good. It was fun. Of course we are glad we went. We, as we had also done for the Nutcracker in December, took a retired teacher from Alton Central with us. She taught Devanee rather than Teischan, but she knows them both. She has some health issues and doesn’t get to go to many shows. But she likes coming to see these shows since they are close to home. She had a good time. So that makes it even better. Given that she gets priority entrance and it is open seating we ended up sitting right up front. The way the four of us sat, starting at the aisle, I ended up sitting right in the middle. Doesn’t get any better.

Kind of strange being there two nights running — given that we were, of course, there for the ‘Gordon Lightfoot‘ concert by Great Waters. Given that she was so involved with the setup and takedown, Deavanee could not get over how bare the stage was compared to all the stuff we set up for Gord. Two very different nights. Gordon had slightly more people — but the average age for the ballet was a good 30 years younger than it had been the night before. We met some Kingswood staff who had also been their the day before. That was fun and good. We will see them again next week.

So it was a good night.


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