Archive | February 14, 2016

2016 Chinese New Year, At Least Two Dragon Parades In Boston Chinatown February 21. CONFIRMED.

by Anura Guruge

From 2015. Click to ENLARGE.

I can now confirm that there will be AT LEAST two full-blown Dragon Parades in Boston’s Chinatown on Sunday, February 21, 2016 — to celebrate the ‘Year of the Red Monkey‘ Chinese New Year.

Yes, there were some parades on Sunday, February 14, 2016 — Valentine’s Day — too. BUT, as I repeatedly point out Chinese New Year, around the World is celebrated across TWO (2) Sundays after the New Year. New Year was Monday, February 8, 2016. So Feb. 14 was the 1st Sunday. Feb. 21 is the 2nd.

We, as is our practice, always planned to go on the 2nd Sunday — Feb. 21, 2016 — since we have discovered that that is when most of the FUN takes place. I can now confirm that there will be at least 2 dragon parades on February 21, most likely starting around 11 am.

As far as I can deduce there is no central organizing group for these dragon parades. They kind of happen, organically — each done by a community club. So that is as much as I can tell you.

Basically Feb. 21 is still good.

IF you want to go but feel that you don’t know the ropes you can come with us. Seriously.

Happy Chinese New Year.

Related posts:
>> 2015 Boston Chinatown 
— pictures.
>> 2015 Boston Chinatown 
— 3 videos.
>> UNH 2015 Miaohui 
>> UNH 2014 Chinese New Year GALA.
>> Chinese New Year 2015: Feb. 19.
>> 2015 Chinese New Year — latest in a long time.

by Anura Guruge

Check Out Google’s ‘Code A Heart’ 2016 Valentine’s Day Promotion (For Girls?)

by Anura Guruge


It is a ‘footnote’ below the search trench in Google’s standard search page. Click on that.


I dashed this off, in less than a minute to show you. But I have used this coding system before.


Yet another of Google’s efforts to get kids to try their hand at some basic, ‘graphical’ coding — and, as always, I applaud them. Thank YOU, Google.

That they are targeting this specifically at girls … is … Hhhmmm. Yes, I fully understand. The goal is to get more girls interested in coding. Yes, I get that, yes, I know that. But boys would like too — I think. But, I could be wrong on that.

Google’s Christmas 2014 “Made with Code”.

Click image to access my December 2014 post.

Last Google Doodles:
>> 2016 Valentine’s Day.
>> Dmitri Mendeleev of Periodic fame.

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by Anura Guruge

No Autopsy On Antonin Scalia As Yet, Maybe Waived; FBI Involved In Investigation.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access original.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access original.

Click here to access the original.

There is a chance that an autopsy might not be performed. I heard on TV that a local Texas Justice of the Peace (JP) pronounced it a ‘death by natural causes’ over the phone BEFORE seeing the body! That is Texas.

Obama should, via the appropriate channels, insist on an autopsy. It would be a shame if conspiracy rumors continue to circulate.

[I have a personal ‘angle’ when it comes to autopsies. 24 years ago, when my adoptive mother, at 62 and in reasonably decent health other than Parkinson’s, chronic asthma and high blood pressure, passed away — unexpectedly — in her sleep, in Paris (France), my adoptive father, the Sri Lankan Ambassador to France ‘declined’ an autopsy claiming Diplomatic Immunity. 24 years later there are quite a few of us in the family that still have nagging doubts!]

scaliaautopsyClick here to access my original story from last night.

by Anura Guruge

There Will Be An Autopsy On Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (Thankfully).

by Anura Guruge

Please check Sunday evening (Feb. 14)
UPDATE. NO autopsy!


Click to ENLARGE and read excerpt here. Use link below to access the original.

Click here to access the original.

I did go looking for this and I was glad when I saw this. I kind of had a hunch that an autopsy is usually required if a person dies while not currently under the care of a doctor — unless they are quite old or have been known to have been chronically ill. From what I gather this was unexpected. So I for one will feel much happier if an autopsy was done. We do not want conspiracy theories down the road — this being an election year and all. So stay tuned. I hope they do not waive this right.

by Anura Guruge

‘6 images for the day’ — February 14, 2016 + 6 Bonus From ‘Mummers Parade’.

by Anura Guruge

With my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.
Straight out of the camera.

Refer to this post for image resolution details.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs from the camera.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

These are from Philadelphia’s famed New Year’s Day
Mummers Parade“.

See this post for more details.

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by Anura Guruge

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