Newsletter – August 2009 HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY (EASTERN USA) ASSOCIATION Dear members and friends, Things are definitely looking up, from the latest economic reports. Hope this newsletter finds you in a good mood. If not, read this newsletter and your mood will definitely improve! You may send us an email if it did not. Later this week, on Sunday September 6 in fact, the “promised” physical function will be held in Boonton, NJ. We will let you know how much fun we had in the next newsletter. It is not too late to join if you have not already informed us that you are joining. Just send us an email or call Alice Chan (see below). The next function after this is the Association’s Annual General Meeting and Dinner on September 19, 2009. Do make time and join. There are two lady guests from outside the US joining us this time. Find out more on page 2. Besides the meeting and dinner, we will likely be having one or two gatherings indoor in the winter months before March 2010. Emails will be sent to you nearer the time. A special note to members who reside outside the tri-state area. If you are coming to New York/New Jersey and would like to meet some fellow members, please let us know and we will see what can be arranged. You can also just call to say hello. We would love to hear from you. Who does not have toothpaste at home? No one, I am sure. Do you know that toothpaste does much more than cleaning your teeth? If not, see the article on page 4. Besides this article, there are the 2 regular features: soups for health and jokes. They are on pages 3 and 5. We want more members and you can help. If you come across any alumni and former staff of the University in the Eastern USA area, please ask them to join the association. The membership application form may be obtained from our webpage at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/aado/alumni/EasternUSA. Or, you can just let us know their contact details and we will follow up. If you wish to contact us or contribute an article for our next issue, please send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or call Alice Chan (732) 967 1946 or Kari Yuen (718) 391 2345. With warm regards, Your Board of Directors Contents of this newsletter:- Annual General Meeting and dinner Report on spring dinner Soups for health The uses of toothpaste Jokes Annual General Meeting and Dinner on September 19, 2009 The Annual General Meeting, followed by dinner, will be held on September 19, in Chinatown, New York City as follows: Date and time: September 19, 2009, Saturday at 6:00pm for the meeting and 6:30pm for dinner Venue: Golden Unicorn Restaurant, 18 E. Broadway, New York, NY 10002 (tel: 212 941 0911) Price: $30 per adult/child of 12 and over; $20 per child of 6-11, free for child under 6 Besides friends you met through the Association, we will be having 2 honorable guests this time. They are Ms Cora Sit, Section Head (Alumni Affairs) from the Alumni Affairs Development Office (“AADO”) of the University in Hong Kong, and Ms Pauline Tsang, President of the Eastern Canada Association. Ms Pauline Tsang is making a special trip from Toronto just for the dinner and to meet our members. Please therefore make a special effort to come, with your family and friends. Please let us know by email or phone (see contact information on the first page) on or before September 12 how many adults, children of 6-11 and children under 6 will be joining. You may pay at the restaurant. Draft accounts of the Association for the year ended May 31, 2009 will be sent to members before the Annual General Meeting. Report on Spring Dinner The spring dinner was held in May this year to coincide with the visit of the University’s new President, Professor Timothy Tong, to the city. The weather was indeed spring-like that day, with a little rain and the temperature reaching the mid 70’s. There were 2 new faces and one of them is an alumnus living in Indianapolis, who travelled to the city just to attend the dinner to meet Professor Tong. It was not just the alumni who were interested in meeting the new President. Reporters from 2 Chinese newspapers also came and the interview was reported in their papers together with a group photo. During the dinner, Professor Tong informed those present of the latest developments and achievements of the University and his vision and plans. There was a lucky draw of the University’s souvenirs, all sponsored by the AADO. Among the prizes were 3 windbreakers, one in each size. It was such a coincidence that they were won by 3 male participants whose size fitted the available sizes. You will see some photos of their wearing the windbreakers and posing for the camera in the webshot album below: http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2309603120054367364ISLFIv Soups for Health 桑椹瘦肉湯 材料： 柚皮乾二兩，瘦肉半斤，片糖一塊，桑椹四錢 功能： 補虛益氣，清肝明目，降血壓，通便，常飲此湯必無便秘。 製作方法： 柚子皮去外皮留囊皮曬乾備用，每次用二兩，加瘦肉及桑椹四錢，注水四碗，煲三小時，放 片糖，片刻即成。湯鮮甜，瘦肉亦可食。 說明： 桑椹能止頭暈兼便秘，含維生素 B1、B2、C、煙酸、琥珀酸；柚皮及柚肉均為潤腸通便而不 傷脾胃之潤腸食物，將此兩樣組成一湯，各有所長兼收通腸去便補氣明目之功。 無花果杏仁湯 材料： 瘦肉四兩，南北杏各三錢，蜜棗五枚，無花果十粒 功能： 無花果清熱、利呼吸道系統等器官；南北杏清痰止咳，潤肺養顏；加蜜棗滋潤成方。 製作方法： 瘦肉洗淨，成塊落煲，加放以上各藥材，放六碗水，煲二小時已成。 說明： 此湯乃保健平安之湯劑，偶然感冒傷風、咳嗽、痰多，亦可以飲此湯，有益加速療效。 牙膏的妙用 A. 牙膏去污妙用 1. 夏天人們出汗多，衣領、袖口等處的汗漬不易洗淨，只要搓少許牙膏，汗漬即除。 2. 衣服染上動植物油垢，擠些牙膏塗在上面，輕擦幾次，再用清水洗，油垢可清除乾 淨。 3. 擦皮鞋時，將少許牙膏和在鞋油中擦拭，皮鞋更光亮。 4. 清洗魚或吃大閘蟹後，手上總會留下難以去除的腥味兒，先用肥皂將手洗淨，再抹上 牙膏反復搓擦，用清水洗淨後腥味兒就去除了。 5. 牙膏可用來擦拭玻璃，玻璃上的積垢，用布蘸牙膏擦拭，可擦得乾淨明亮。 6. 牙膏還可以去除瓷器污垢，搪瓷品的陳年積垢，用刷子蘸少許牙膏擦拭可除。 7. 搪瓷茶杯中留下的茶垢和咖啡漬，可在杯內壁塗上牙膏後反復擦洗，一會兒就可以光亮 如初。 8. 電熨斗用久了，其底部會積一層鐵鏽。可在電熨斗斷電冷卻的情況下，在底部抹上少 許牙膏，用乾淨軟布輕輕擦拭，即可將鐵鏽除去。 9. 水龍頭下方容易留下水鏽和水垢，塗上牙膏進行擦洗，很快就能清理乾淨。 10.銀器久置不用，表面會出現一層黑色的氧化層，只要用牙膏進行擦拭，即可變得銀白 光亮。 B. 牙膏修復妙用 1. 有車一族會發現車輛型號標識，經雨水侵蝕和長時間的灰塵沉積，會變得失去光澤，如 果你用牙膏塗抹在車輛型號的 E6 識上，過一小會用抹布擦拭可重現鍍烙的金屬光澤。 2. 此種方法同樣適用於車窗玻璃的劃痕。 3. 牙膏可去除牆面字跡。如果你家的寶寶用鉛筆、蠟筆把牆面上畫得亂七八糟，千萬別煩 惱，也別衝小孩發火。你只要用脫脂棉沾些牙膏，就可以輕而易舉地把牆壁上的蠟筆 或鉛筆等字畫擦拭乾淨。 4. 手表戴久了，表面會有一道道的輕微劃紋，使得表盤看起來渾濁不清，用少許牙膏塗於 手表的蒙面，用軟布反復擦拭，即可將其細小的劃紋除去。 5. 牙膏同樣可以抹平光盤碟面的劃道 用軟布蘸著少量牙膏在劃痕上慢慢摩擦，由 裡向外劃圈，二十分鐘左右，盤面 的劃痕變得淺多了。 C. 牙膏消炎妙用 牙膏中含有薄荷腦、丁香油、生薑油等成分，有消炎、止痛、化淤等功效。 這個季節，蚊蟲、蜜蜂全體出動，萬一不小心被蜂蜇或蚊蟲叮咬後，奇痒難忍，塗上一點牙 膏按摩一會兒，即能止痒消腫。 夏天生了痱子後，在洗澡時，用少許牙膏在痱子多的部位進行搓洗，再用清水洗淨，連用 幾，能止癢消痱。 夏日人體容易發生皮癬，用清水將患處洗淨、擦乾，將牙膏塗抹患處，對治療皮癬很有幫 助。 牙膏還能治腳氣。每天洗腳後，擠少量牙膏塗抹在腳氣部位，堅持一段時間後，脫皮、水 腫、奇癬的現象就會消失，腳氣即可痊愈。 此外，更聽說有人用牙膏醫暗瘡，甚至有人以牙膏敷臉，去除黑頭！ 附錄：牙膏─旅行必備 外出旅行牙膏是必備之物，因為它除了潔齒外，還具有一些生活上的用途，可解除旅途上的 不便。 一、 當皮肉因外傷踫破時，可以在傷處塗上牙膏進行消炎、止血，然後再包扎上。作為臨時 急救藥，以藥物牙膏效 果顯著。 二、當被蜂蜇了時 ，可在蜇咬處塗上牙膏，這樣可以消除紅腫，因蜂毒是酸性物，而 牙膏屬弱堿性， 酸堿中和就解毒了。 三、當被蚊叮、蟲咬後，奇癢難忍，只要在叮咬處塗上牙膏就可止癢。 四、旅途中發生頭痛、頭暈時，可在太陽穴塗上牙膏，因為牙膏中有薄荷腦、丁香油，可以 鎮痛。 五、旅途中腳受凍，出現紅腫，又癢又痛，只要受凍部位不破，可用布沾上牙膏在紅腫處摩 擦。因為牙膏中有生薑油、薄荷油，可幫助活血消瘀。 莫把牙刷浸濕再擠牙膏 最近，日本牙醫學界提出，刷牙前要把牙膏擠在乾燥牙刷上。 東京牙科醫院倉治院長介紹，大多數人刷牙時，習慣性地先把牙刷浸濕了再擠牙膏。 但事實上，刷牙不可以這樣。 如果牙刷是濕的，擠上牙膏後，就很容易起泡沫，嘴裡有了太多的泡沫，人感到已經刷了很 長時間的牙，認為可以結束。而這時，牙齒還未真正被刷乾淨。 牙膏本來不是用泡沫來潔淨牙齒，而是靠裡面的清潔成分和牙刷與牙齒的摩擦。 摩擦越細微、時間越長，則刷得越乾淨。 牙刷不蘸水，擠上牙膏慢慢刷，漸漸出些細微的泡沫，牙膏的清潔成分才能被發揮到最大效 果。 Jokes Blonde Cookbook It's fun to cook for Tom. Today I made angel food cake. The recipe said beat 12 eggs separately. The neighbors were nice enough to loan me some extra bowls. Tom wanted fruit salad for supper. The recipe said serve without dressing. So I didn't dress. What a surprise when Tom brought a friend home for supper. A good day for rice. The recipe said wash thoroughly before steaming the rice. It seemed kind of silly but I took a bath anyway. I can't say it improved the rice. Today Tom asked for salad again I tried a new recipe. It said prepare ingredients; lay on a bed of lettuce one hour before serving. Tom asked me why I was rolling around in the garden. I found an easy recipe for cookies. It said put the ingredients in a bowl and beat it. There must have been something wrong with this recipe. When I got back, everything was the same as when I left. Tom did the shopping today and brought home a chicken. He asked me to dress it for Sunday. I don't have any clothes that fit it, and for some reason Tom keeps counting to ten. Tom's folks came to dinner. I wanted to serve roast but all I had was hamburger. Suddenly I had a flash of genius. I put the hamburger in the oven and set the controls for roast. It still came out hamburger, much to my disappointment. GOOD NIGHT, DEAR DIARY. This has been a very exciting week! I am eager for tomorrow to come so I can try out a new recipe on Tom. If I can talk Tom into buying a bigger oven, I would like to surprise him with a chocolate moose. 妓者工作 一個打扮入時的女子深夜漫步鄭州街頭，一巡警問道：幹什麼的？ 女子答：做妓者工作的。 巡警肅然起敬，溫和的問道：請問哪家報社的？ 妓女羞答道：晚抱的。 哪家晚報？ 妓女羞答道：和男晚抱。 巡警：河南晚報，不錯不錯，我喜歡！ 妓女羞答道：這工作一般都是晚上敢搞。 巡警：晚上趕稿確實挺辛苦的。 妓女羞答道：謝謝大哥理解，有空來搞！ 巡警：好的，一定一定！ 仙併仙 一個男子很有錢，要娶媳婦，他有一位很窮的親戚，實在不願發帖給他，但於禮不合，所以 還是發了張帖子，上頭附註： 如果你來，表示你貪吃； 如果不來，表示你小氣。 這位富翁便要看他來不來。 婚禮當天，看見這位窮親戚，窮親戚看到他，便將包禮的紅包給他，就進去吃大餐，富翁將 禮打開，發現裡面只有一塊錢，還附了張紙條，寫道： 如果你收，表示你貪財； 如果不收，表示你嫌少。 厲害﹍厲害！ 大家該多學學這窮親戚的超高 EQ 與反應！ 不要一時受到激怒就臉紅脖子粗的！呵呵！ 文化差異在任何地方都得到體現 : 一個台灣人出國，海關要求打開行李檢查，發現有七條內褲，奇怪問原因 台灣人回答：" Sunday, Monday, Tuesday ... Saturday " 官員明白是一天一條。 接著來了個法國人，官員要求打開行李檢查發現有五條內褲，奇怪問原因 法國人回答：" Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday " 星期六，日如何？ NO WEAR. 官員明白法國人浪漫，星期六 .日是不穿的。 接著來了個印度人，檢查發現有十二條內褲 , 官員大惑不解，忙問如何？ 印度人慢悠悠回答："January, February, March, April ...... "
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