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“We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for hate — thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising.”
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Celebrate!
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.
To learn more about the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, go to the official website by clicking here.
We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.”
Today’s video is called the Renate and Charly Dance Tour, featuring the couple dancing in front of iconic visitor attractions around the world, including Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Machu Picchu in Peru, Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar, to name just a few. The concept of this video is reminiscent of the famous series of videos, called Dancing Matt, by Matt Harding. Enjoy!
The two-hour PBS documentary, called The Buddha, directed by David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere, can now be viewed online, in its entirety, via the official website. To watch the video, click here.
The film tells the story of Prince Siddhartha, who lived 2,500 years ago in Northern India, and his journey to understand life, death, and the nature of human suffering. Told through a combination of interviews, narration, and animation, the film traces the life of The Buddha, or the “awakened one,” and the growth of Buddhism around the world.
To purchase the DVD from the PBS website, click here.
The Summer 2010 movie season gets underway next month with a variety of bigger-budget, lighter fare, including Sex and the City 2, the much-anticipated sequel to 2008’s Sex and The City, The Movie, which grossed $150 million domestically and over $400 million worldwide.
Here’s the latest trailer from New Line Cinema. The film opens May 27.
Other big summer movies include Inception, Salt, Iron Man 2, Toy Story 3 and Robin Hood.
This beautiful martini, with a wonderfully long and nicely-curled twist, is served in a generously-sized cocktail glass at Paul K, located at 190 Gough Street, near Oak Street, in Hayes Valley, San Francisco. The cozy restaurant specializes in new Mediterranean cuisine, served in a contemporary, intimate dining room, with a full-service bar.
Above: The sign at Paul K welcomes diners into the cheerful, contemporary dining room (Below).
Above: The small full-service bar at Paul K includes a limited number of stools and an abudance of fresh flowes. Below. The delcious and moist roast duck entree, served with spelt, dates, watercress and hazelnuts– one of the signature dishes.
Paul K is open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday and for brunch on weekends. To view sample menus from Paul K, click here. To go to the official Paul K website and to make reservations, click here.
To go to previous posts in the “Where is that Drink” series, click here.