Archive | August 13, 2016

2016 Shout-Out For “Sea Bird” Asian Cuisine in Wolfeboro, NH — My Favorite Chinese For Miles Around.

by Anura Guruge

I noticed that owner and chief chef, ‘Guy’ (and he is indeed a very nice guy) was wearing one of these caps. He must have noticed me looking at it because I was touched and honored to be given one. Yes, I will wear it with pride. I am very fussy as to who I endorse, especially on my head gear (typically opting to only honor nations, places or car manufacturers such as London, Scotland or MGB), but I will wear this often. SMILE.


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

Click here to access the ORIGINAL menus at the ‘Seabird’ Website.

I have raved about the ‘Sea Bird’ before — here, here & also here.

Wonderful people, good food, attractive prices and decent location. What more can you ask.

That said we don’t eat there as often as we should mainly because we don’t go out to eat that often and when we do it is because we are travelling — and we tend to travel South of Wolfeboro,

But this Summer we have been lucky enough to eat at the ‘Sea Bird’ thrice — the latter occasions a week apart, both on a Thursday, once after the “Mount Washington” cruise and the other after we went horseback riding at “Castle in the Clouds“. Suffice to say that it was delightful each time.

Just want to bring their lunch menu to YOUR attention. We like it — like it very much. All the items come with a generous serving of fried rice and a soup (Wonton or Hot & Sour). Tesichan will live on Chinese fried rice and I can eat/drink a LOT of Chinese soup. I order two or three items from #27 to #31 and that serves as a mini Pu Pu Platter with enough fried rice to keep Teischan going for a day and a half. All the other items are good. I had the Tangerine Beef the other day and it was divine. Decent prices and wonderful service — with a smile.

So check it out IF you haven’t visited recently. Also good chance that you won’t have to hang around for a table. That is kind of important in Wolfeboro, during the Summer, around lunchtime.

P.S., IF you are wondering why it is called ‘Sea Bird’ — that was the NAME of the ship in which Guy ‘left’ Vietnam, about three decades ago.

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by Anura Guruge

Alton, N.H. “Old Home Week”: “Annie and the Orphans” RESCHEDULED For 5pm, Sunday, August 14 — Weather Permitting.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. Note 5pm START.


Per Kellie Troendle, CPRP, Alton’s Parks and Recreation Director, who sent me an e-mail BECAUSE she knows that so many of you rely on me for this type of information.

“Annie and the Orphans will not play at the Bandstand tonight, August 13 due to predicted rain.  Annie and the Orphans are re-scheduled to perform on Sunday, August 14 from 5-7pm at the Alton Bay Bandstand, weather permitting”.


NOTE 5pm (as opposed to customary 7pm) START.

Weather Permitting —
and it looks promising.

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by Anura Guruge

Nikon D500 EN-EL15 Battery: There Is A Known Issue With Li-ion1 Versions.

by Anura Guruge

Click here to access “DPReview” post from June 2, 2016.


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

As I explained in this “First Pictures with Nikon D500” post the supposedly fully-charged battery in my rented D500 died after I had formatted a SD card, checked some menu options and took 14 pictures. That is a pretty short battery life for any camera.

The response I got when I called up “LensRental“, my rental company, was quite illuminating. I spoke with a Tech who immediately said that there were SOME known battery issues with the Nikon D500. They immediately went about shipping out a new battery (and a charger) that is supposedly arriving Saturday via USPS Priority Mail. [We will wait and see.] I had not seen any references to this D500 battery issue in my research.

But I started Googling while still on the phone with the Tech — and you can do the same.

The above “DPReview” post (as ever) said everything of import that I needed to know. Sure enough I had an EN-EL15 Li-ion01‘ battery as opposed to an ‘Li-ion20‘. Hhmmm.

So just letting you know. Check your battery.

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by Anura Guruge

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