Daily Archives: April 23, 2012

San Gabriel River Trail


Los Cerritos Wetlands - on San Gabriel River Bike Trail
San Gabriel River Trail

San Gabriel River Trail (my photographic memoirs)

Note to the reader: If you are not from Los Angeles, and want to bike, please use another map for freeways identification, or note that on the map above, there is mention of a “705 Fwy“, that in fact is “710 Fwy” (aka Long Beach Freeway). There is no 705 Fwy around here folks!

I always believed that reference materials such as dictionaries and definitely maps should be most accurate in purpose and execution.

The photos are taken at the start of the trail, in Seal Beach.  Now freshly resurfaced it’s a joy to ride on!

A Day In The Life Of: Maggie Q: Tai Chi, Yoga, Wai chi


Quigley was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.[2][3] She speaks English and Cantonese. Her father, a government employee,[4] is of Irish and Polishdescent.[5] Her mother, a golf course employee,[4] is a Vietnamese immigrant.[3][6] Her parents met while her father was stationed in Vietnam during thewar.[7][8] Q grew up with four siblings.[3]

Quigley was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.[2][3] She speaks English and Cantonese. Her father, a government employee,[4] is of Irish and Polishdescent.[5] Her mother, a golf course employee,[4] is a Vietnamese immigrant.[3][6] Her parents met while her father was stationed in Vietnam during thewar.[7][8] Q grew up with four siblings.[3]

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Model from Hell (鬼名模) Anna  
Gen-Y Cops (特警新人類2) Jane Quigley  
2001 Manhattan Midnight Susan & Hope (twins)  
Rush Hour 2 Girl in Car  
2002 Naked Weapon (赤裸特工) Charlene Ching  
2003 The Trouble-Makers (一屋两火) Clary  
2004 Rice Rhapsody (海南雞飯) Gigi  
Around the World in 80 Days Female Agent  
Magic Kitchen (魔幻廚房) May  
2005 House of Harmony Harmony  
Dragon Squad (猛龍) Yuet  
Taped Maggie  
Earthlings Co-Producer Film Documentary
2006 Mission: Impossible III Zhen Lei Asian Excellence Award for Supporting Film Actress
The Counting House Jade  
2007 Live Free or Die Hard Mai Linh (“Die Hard 4.0” outside North America)
Balls of Fury Maggie Wong  
The Counting House Jade  
2008 Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (三國之見龍卸甲) Cao Ying  
Deception Tina  
Need for Speed: Undercover Chase Linh Video Game
2009 The Warrior and the Wolf (狼災記) Harran Woman  
New York, I Love You Janice Taylor On segment “Yvan Attal”
Operation: Endgame High Priestess  
2010 The King of Fighters Mai Shiranui  
2011 Priest Priestess  
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1998 House of Dragon Devine  
2010–present Nikita Nikita Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Action[20]
2012 Young Justice Wonder Woman Voice role

 

Dido – Life for Rent lyrics


“Life For Rent”

I haven’t ever really found a place that I call home
I never stick around quite long enough to make it
I apologize once again I’m not in love
But it’s not as if I mind
that your heart ain’t exactly breaking

It’s just a thought, only a thought

But if my life is for rent and I don’t learn to buy
Well I deserve nothing more than I get
Cos nothing I have is truly mine

I’ve always thought
that I would love to live by the sea
To travel the world alone
and live more simply
I have no idea what’s happened to that dream
Cos there’s really nothing left here to stop me

It’s just a thought, only a thought

But if my life is for rent and I don’t learn to buy
Well I deserve nothing more than I get
Cos nothing I have is truly mine

If my life is for rent and I don’t learn to buy
Well I deserve nothing more than I get
Cos nothing I have is truly mine

While my heart is a shield and I won’t let it down
While I am so afraid to fail so I won’t even try
Well how can I say I’m alive

If my life is for rent and I don’t learn to buy
Well I deserve nothing more than I get
Cos nothing I have is truly mine

If my life is for rent and I don’t learn to buy
Well I deserve nothing more than I get
Cos nothing I have is truly mine 


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Saint George: April 23 of each year since ?


St. George - Christian martyrSt. George – Christian martyr; patron saint of England; hero of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon in which he slew a dragon and saved a princess (?-303)

Today Birthday: MAX PLANCK (1858)


Max Planck (1858)

Planck was an influential German physicist whose work on black body radiation earned him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918. He also discovered the elementary quantum of action, now known as Planck’s constant. As the influential president of the Kaiser Wilhelm Society, he denounced Hitler‘s persecution of Jewish scientists and resigned in protest in 1937. Tragically, four of Planck’s five children died before he did. One of his sons was executed after being implicated in what plot? More… Discuss