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100 years later, Taipei Doraemon Exhibition reveals the robot cat is not blue (!)

This year, 2012, marks an important event—it is 100 years before the birth of Doraemon, the blue robot cat from the future in 2112 created by Fujiko F. Fujio. I attended the special exhibition in Taipei as the city and its many Doraemon fans celebrates the beloved cat.

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For all foodies alike (self-proclaimed included), The Science of Good Cooking from America’s Test Kitchen

Winter is reserved for the following pleasures:

  • Layering —bundle up and embrace your marshmallow identity
  • Festivities – Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, CNY

If you cook or like to cook and/or eat, I highly recommend The Science of Good Cooking (Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook).

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The original Mary Poppins is not so supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Many of us are probably familiar with Disney’s 1964 musical-film starring Julie Andrew as the delightful, simply wonderful nanny, Mary Poppins. While Disney’s Mary Poppins is indeed supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (even more so with her philosophy that “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down”), you would be missing out if you have never met the original Mary Poppins.

Written by P.L. Travers with illustrations by Mary Shepard, the original Mary Poppins is actually not all sweet and delightful. Travers describes Mary Poppins as a woman who “never wastes time being nice,” and the children, Jane and Michael, are actually surprised when their nanny is nice. Hence enters Mary Poppins, bringing adventures, enchantments and excitement to the Banks house (and to you)!

Mary Poppins (written by P.L. Travers with illustrations by Mary Shepard)

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