Holidays

Year

Thanksgiving

Xmas

New Year
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.

Concerts

  1. 12/31/2000, Boston Pop, New Year’s Eve
  2. 12/30/2001, Prague Philharmonic Children’s Choir, Carnegie Hall Debut, with Jin
  3. 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.
  4. 2/28/2004, Paco De Lucia, NJPAC
  5. 3/14/2004, Itzhak Perlman, Stravinsky Suite Italienne, Beethoven Sonata No. 5, Zwilich Episodes. NJPAC.
  6. 6/4/2004, Lorin Maazel, New York Philharmonic, Yefim Bronfman, Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6, Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 4. NJPAC
  7. 12/10/2004, Vienna Choir Boys, NJPAC
  8. 2/12/2005, King’s Singers, JFK Center for the Performing Arts, DC
  9. 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. 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.
  11. 3/2/2007, Riccardo Chailly, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Li Yundi. Richard Strauss Don Juan, Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1. NJPAC

Shows

Musical, play, opera, ballet, etc.

  1. 12/31/2000, Boston Ballet, The Nutcracker, Wang Theatre
  2. 3/2001, The Phantom of the Opera, Majestic Theatre, during J’s accounting program field trip
  3. 4(?)/2001, Beauty and the Beast, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, G’s company outing
  4. 5/2001, Les Miserables, Imperial Theatre, G with Aunt Lulu
  5. 9(?)/2001, The Lion King, New Amsterdam Theatre, with J’s parents
  6. ?/2002, Contact, Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center
  7. ?/2002, Movin’ Out, Richard Rodgers Theatre
  8. 2/15/2003, Metamorphoses, Circle in the Square
  9. 5/2/2004, MOMIX Opus Cactus, NJPAC, with Feiyu.
  10. 9/2004, Victoria, National Arts Centre, Ottawa.
  11. 10/31/2005, Met Opera, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Jim subsribes to Met Opera, but he couldn’t go that day.
  12. 11/5/2005, Salzburg Marionette Theater, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, NJPAC.
  13. 2/5/2006, The Light in the Piazza, Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center
  14. 2/17/2006, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, NJPAC

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