“Sunshine Oriental Restaurant”, Concord (N.H.) — Good Alternative To The “Red Apple” When On A Diet.
Extremely friendly & cheery staff — so much so that Teischan (13), who is extremely critical of restaurant service, WANTED me to write this review so that I can say good things about the staff! That is a first. Usual she can always find fault and loves to write comments — though I continually admonish her: ‘Be kind. Be kind.’ So, for her to ask me to write a review, on my blog, to praise the place — is rare and noteworthy praise indeed.
They don’t have an alcohol license! That was incongruous. I like a fancy, sweet cocktail with my Chinese BUT it is good for me to abstain. Chance to prove that my alcoholism isn’t terminal as yet. SMILE.
Yesterday was the 4-week anniversary of my debilitating knee injury, and 3-weeks since my surgery. I realized I had NOT eaten ANY Chinese since my fall. I think the last time I had had Chinese was February 17, 2019, when we did go to Boston Chinatown, for Dim Sum, for Chinese New Year. For I (& Teischan) to go that long without Chinese is atypical. So, I wanted some Chinese while we were in Concord (N.H.) for some appointments. But, I did NOT want to go to the “Red Apple“, hitherto the ONLY Chinese place we have ever eaten at in Concord. I am trying to lose weight. Not running and not shovelling snow is not doing any favors to my ever expanding girth. Hence, “Sunshine Oriental Restaurant”.
It was good. HUGE, ultra-generous portions. Cheap too — and that is the BEST word, i.e., ‘cheap’.
Yes, they are mainly a take-out joint and we were the only diners there, at 6pm, yesterday. But, nice enough place.
The Dim Sum was good. Very good. The sticky rice, per their claim, is authentic — and Teischan is a sticky rice connoisseur.
We will probably go there again. I am not sure I am up to facing the “Red Apple”.
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Attribution WILL be enforced.
In front of us, on Loudon Road, Concord, NH at 4:24pm, today.
Rather old Chrysler Grand Caravan driven by a silver-haired lady.
We had one of those too. So, we had the same minivan as God? Pretty cool.
At least it wasn’t German.
New Hampshire disabled license plate.
Not sure what to make of it.
Am I supposed to believe that this is God’s minivan and that she is disabled? That seems incongruous. The ‘+’ is often used in NH vanity plates as a space filler.
Another interpretation is that it is the (or a ) disabled PLUS God. That makes more sense. But, if I was permanently disabled, as opposed to temporarily (we hope), I wouldn’t be too chummy with God. I would want to know: “God, why I?“. “What did I do that was so bad?“. “What about one of your miracles?”
Now there is something else. NH DMV, quite rightly, as some guidelines, though this is all it says on their Website: “Certain letter/character combinations, such as H8, will not be allowed”.
I am surprised that ‘God’ was permitted. But, this is indeed ‘Live Free OR Die’ New Hampshire.
Happy Spring Equinox 2019.
[It is also called the Vernal Equinox
— that being the Latin for ‘Spring’.]
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I also share with you “Spring“.
Sunrise/Sunset for New Hampshire as of the
2019 Spring Equinox.
Notice that it is NOT EXACTLY 12 hours of sunlight on the Equinox.
That is mainly because we are so good at measuring time.
It has to do with the so called precession of the Earth’s axis.
Our rotation WOBBLES like a spinning top.
From, of course (where else), ‘timeanddate.com‘.
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Use link below for original.
As is my custom let me also please share some
catching ‘Allegories of Spring’.
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YOU know I can’t resist taking pictures of flowers — particularly so during the height of winter in New Hampshire when the temperature is in the 20s FAHRENHEIT, we have a few inches of snow on the ground and a foot or more of fresh snow on the way.
These were at ‘Market Basket‘ in Concord, New Hampshire. To be honest, I didn’t take pictures of all the flowers. It was quite busy and I didn’t want to get in the way of love-struck folk trying to buy flowers.
But, please ENJOY. Happy Valentine’s Day 2019.
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No post-processing whatsoever!
Another cinema, like my favorite “Cinemagic” in Portsmouth, with great big, clean and well-lit mirrors ideal for taking selfies my way. Couldn’t resist. Nobody around. So, had to snap these three. We had gone to the ‘Regal 10‘ to see ‘The Grinch‘.
They got it right. Spot on. Nothing profound or pretentious. Just ‘The Grinch’ per Dr. Seuss using imagery very true to Dr. Seuss. Like an illuminated, vividly colored Dr. Seuss book.
They kept the graphics, intentionally, 1950ish but with great 21st century rendering. Great colors, voices, songs and music. Very festive. They also kept it short: 86 minutes. That was good.
Teischan (12), who tells me she has watched the old (i.e., 2000) movie multiple times, wanted to see it badly. We both agreed that she was a tad too old for it — though she liked it. She thought it was too short (compared to the ‘original’). It has been 18 years since I saw the 2000 version. I think I like this one better. Works better in cartoon form since that is more true to original.
Definite must for younger kids. We went to a Thursday afternoon (i.e., 3:20pm) matinee at the Concord, New Hampshire, “Regal 10“. I knew it wouldn’t be packed, and it wasn’t. There were just 5 others — 3 of them kids. The kids squealed and laughed. They liked it. And that is what matters.
It was good. Definitely recommend it.