|1997||previous week to Springfield||Jin, met Candy at work||Pang Ge|
|1998||Champaign dog sitting||ditto|
|1999||Gu Cheng visited us at UIUC, I took him to Chicago. Candy couple met Shi Lei for the first time||We drove to Boston, visiting Cornell on the way. We went to Mount Attitash, New Hampshire on 12/29. We skiied for the first time on 12/30, and went back to Boston with Wang Yu, went to the harbor to celebrate the millennium. Ling, Feiyu, et. al stayed to ski.|
|2000||We took my dad to D.C., Xmas eve we had dinner at Ling’s with Jiang Jie couple, Hao Yi couple, Zhang Hongjie/Lu Yan. Ling couple stayed at Gao Jian’s while Hao Yi couple stayed at theirs.||New Year’s Eve afternoon we saw the Nutcrackers, evening Boston Pop’s New Year concert. We got last minute half-price ticket for a frontmost table.|
|2001||Dinner at Jay’s, Huan finishing most of suan gan shou rou by himself. Played charade and monopoly.||Jin visited us. Had dinner at Jay’s.|
|2002||We went to Ling’s. Had a big dinner. Richard was there.||Candy couple went back to China.||We prepared for the move.|
|2003||Candy couple came up. We went to a French Restaurant in Trump Tower in midtown.||We went to Ling’s. Ski at Whitetail.||Saw fireworks at Jay’s.|
|2004||I went back to China. J went to Gao Min’s to have roast duck.||Berlin. Ling at London.||Vienna. Ling at Paris.|
|2005||We went to Gao Min’s to have roast duck and saw her daughter for the first time.||Hot pot with lamb from slicer, then to Jiang Jie’s for Korean BBQ and poker.||We went to Ling’s. New Year’s Eve at Lu Yinghao’s for a UIBE party. Saw the stupid the Promise, and played Texas Totem.|
|2006||J went to Atlanta, and I went to Gao Min’s.||Stayed home and became the first witnesses of Jay/Cindy’s new born daughter Isabelle.||Went to Tina’s. Toured Philly, played poker on 12/30. For New Year’s Eve, had hot pot and lots of drinks.|
Concerts and Shows
All the concerts I went to in UIUC are listed on this page.
- 12/31/2000, Boston Pop, New Year’s Eve
- 12/30/2001, Prague Philharmonic Children’s Choir, Carnegie Hall Debut, with Jin
- 10/15/2002, olfgang Sawallisch, Philadelphia Orchestra, Truls Mork (cello). Schumann Manfred Overture, Cell Concerto in A Minor, and Symphony No. 4. WCarnegie Hall, with Mum.
- 2/28/2004, Paco De Lucia, NJPAC
- 3/14/2004, Itzhak Perlman, Stravinsky Suite Italienne, Beethoven Sonata No. 5, Zwilich Episodes. NJPAC.
- 6/4/2004, Lorin Maazel, New York Philharmonic, Yefim Bronfman, Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6, Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 4. NJPAC
- 12/10/2004, Vienna Choir Boys, NJPAC
- 2/12/2005, King’s Singers, JFK Center for the Performing Arts, DC
- 3/13/2005, Long Yu, China Philharmonic Orchestra, Lang Lang, Rimsky-Korsakov The Tsar’s Bride Overture, 二泉映月, Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, 叶小钢 Das Lied auf der Erde, Bartok The Miraculous Mandarin Suite. Lincoln Center.
- 10/12/2005, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Lincoln Center. My UIUC boss’ partner is a friend of the art director, so we got free tickets.
- 3/2/2007, Riccardo Chailly, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Li Yundi. Richard Strauss Don Juan, Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1. NJPAC
Musical, play, opera, ballet, etc.
- 12/31/2000, Boston Ballet, The Nutcracker, Wang Theatre
- 3/2001, The Phantom of the Opera, Majestic Theatre, during J’s accounting program field trip
- 4(?)/2001, Beauty and the Beast, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, G’s company outing
- 5/2001, Les Miserables, Imperial Theatre, G with Aunt Lulu
- 9(?)/2001, The Lion King, New Amsterdam Theatre, with J’s parents
- ?/2002, Contact, Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center
- ?/2002, Movin’ Out, Richard Rodgers Theatre
- 2/15/2003, Metamorphoses, Circle in the Square
- 5/2/2004, MOMIX Opus Cactus, NJPAC, with Feiyu.
- 9/2004, Victoria, National Arts Centre, Ottawa.
- 10/31/2005, Met Opera, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Jim subsribes to Met Opera, but he couldn’t go that day.
- 11/5/2005, Salzburg Marionette Theater, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, NJPAC.
- 2/5/2006, The Light in the Piazza, Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center
- 2/17/2006, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, NJPAC