Shopping https://yyhh.org/experience/shopping en Cat Photography with iPhone 4s https://yyhh.org/blog/2012/05/cat-photography-iphone-4s <span>Cat Photography with iPhone 4s </span> <div class="field field--name-field-experience field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/experience/pets" id="taxonomy-term-14" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-experience"> <a href="/experience/pets"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Pets</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"><div about="/experience/shopping" id="taxonomy-term-13" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-experience"> <a href="/experience/shopping"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Shopping</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/yunyao" lang="" about="/user/yunyao" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">yunyao</a></span> <span>Sat, 05/19/2012 - 02:19</span> <div class="field field--name-field-opinion field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/opinion/technology" id="taxonomy-term-22" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-opinion"> <a href="/opinion/technology"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Technology</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p>It has been a while since Yunyao got her iPhone 4s, which is known for its "superb" camera --- "<span class="st">8MP camera with all-new optics also shoots 1080p HD video"</span>. 8MP on a cell phone sounds really impressive, does it? Maybe she finally can leave her big heavy Pentax for a while?</p> <p>So she tested its performance with her favoriate model: Mayori.</p> <p>First, let's test it under natural light setting:</p> <p>"What's up?"</p> <p><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7194/7034156259_2dee7491ac.jpg" alt="Mayori" width="375" height="500"></p> </p> <p>"I am sad ..."</p> <p><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7192/6888062654_23740aaa02.jpg" width="375" height="500"></p> <p>"I am really really sad"</p> <p><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7110/7034157111_513bc8882b.jpg" width="375" height="500"></p> <p>Dark setting</p> <p>"My good buddy won't ever talk to me... "</p> <p><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7005/6598726949_3e189493c2.jpg" width="500" height="334"></p> <p>with Pentax</p> <p><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7170/6598717413_4598a71567.jpg" width="334" height="500"></p> </p> <p>Obviously, Yunyao cannot abondon her Pentax DSLR yet, probably not ever. But iPhone 4s is not bad for natural light setting, especially if you only plan to watch your photos on it. :)</p> </div></div> <ul class="links inline"><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blog/2012/05/cat-photography-iphone-4s#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="und">Add new comment</a></li></ul><section> <a id="comment-80"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="js-comment comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1511394865"></mark> <footer class="attribution"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/default-user-image.png?itok=hWWOuuKw" width="100" height="100" alt="Profile picture for user Anonymous" title="Anonymous user" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </article> <div class="comment-submitted"> <p class="commenter-name"> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.bareprice.com" lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">bareprice.com</a> </p> <p class="comment-time"> Fri, 03/01/2013 - 15:35 </p> </div> </footer> <div class="comment-text"> <div class="comment-arrow"></div> <h3><a href="/comment/80#comment-80" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Lovely kitty!</a></h3> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p>Lovely kitty!</p> </div></div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=80&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="2v68fLSD0DXSi4Zqnq5y1yYWZzsIsLbz4Xzv7-_QUpg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=154&amp;2=comment_node_blog&amp;3=comment_node_blog" token="PpXjcGXy8uYejyE60jAyT3Nxprlw61OLnfbB2V0REYg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"></strong> Sat, 19 May 2012 01:19:16 +0000 yunyao 154 at https://yyhh.org Review for Canine Cat Scratcher https://yyhh.org/blog/2012/01/review-canine-cat-scratcher <span>Review for Canine Cat Scratcher</span> <div class="field field--name-field-experience field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/experience/shopping" id="taxonomy-term-13" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-experience"> <a href="/experience/shopping"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Shopping</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"><div about="/experience/pets" id="taxonomy-term-14" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-experience"> <a href="/experience/pets"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Pets</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/yunyao" lang="" about="/user/yunyao" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">yunyao</a></span> <span>Mon, 01/02/2012 - 06:18</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p><strong>Updated on 09/10/2013</strong>: It's <a href="http://thecompanyofpets.com/">now only 295 USD</a>, with 100 USD discount!</p> <p>---------------------</p> <p>As a cat and modern design lover, I am always looking for cat items pleasant for both the cats and my aesthetic standard. I had my eye on the canine scratcher for a while, but its over 1000 USD price tag made it out of reach. However, recently, I found that it now costs "only" 395 USD. I pulled the trigger w/o too much hestitation since I need to buy the cats a holiday present anyway. However, I was still a little nervious at the purchase, as it would be a huge bummer if the cats don't like it. But I really love the design and can totally see how it fit with the rest of the house w/o screaming "cat furniture".</p> <p>It took over 3 weeks to receive the scratcher (somehow I didn't even get the confirmation email and it took an email from me to learn about the status of my order). But I was very pleased at the arrival. It was very well packaged and arrived without any damage. It is just the right size as a standalone decoration. Most importantly, the cats love it.</p> <p><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7014/6598703157_fb8b32f53c_z.jpg" alt="Tom loves the canine scratcher" title="Tom loves the canine scratcher" height="585" width="392"></p> <p><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7158/6598915779_af98f7e934_z.jpg" alt="Mayori loves the scratcher" title="Mayori loves the canie scratcher" height="524" width="394"></p> <p>After some fighting, it has now official become Mayori's favorite ride. Highly recommended!</p> </div></div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=147&amp;2=comment_node_blog&amp;3=comment_node_blog" token="qqW7dSEpg-ySrkvqO9eMDAopJVnoPUim3z2UH5J7LhU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"></strong> Mon, 02 Jan 2012 06:18:22 +0000 yunyao 147 at https://yyhh.org Best Chocolate Places in Manhattan https://yyhh.org/blog/2011/11/best-chocolate-places-manhattan <span>Best Chocolate Places in Manhattan</span> <div class="field field--name-field-experience field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/experience/travel" id="taxonomy-term-12" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-experience"> <a href="/experience/travel"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Travel</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"><div about="/experience/shopping" id="taxonomy-term-13" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-experience"> <a href="/experience/shopping"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Shopping</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/yunyao" lang="" about="/user/yunyao" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">yunyao</a></span> <span>Sun, 11/13/2011 - 21:02</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p>I recently stayed in Manhattan for a few days during a business trip. My colleague and I were looking for places to buy some special chocolate to bring back home. We asked a few locals New Yorker as well as consulted the web for recommendations. Here are the list of stores we collected.</p> <ul> <li>La Maison Du Chocola (<a href="http://www.lamaisonduchocolat.com/en/boutiques.php?c=newyork">store website</a>)</li> <li>Vosges (<a href="http://www.vosgeschocolate.com/boutiques">store website</a>)</li> <li>Jacques Torres (<a href="http://www.mrchocolate.com">store website</a>)</li> </ul> <p>We only have 3 hours to spend in the city. So we went to La Maison Du Chocola store in the Rockefelle Center, the store closest to our hotel.</p> <p>Since there is not free sampling, I was not very sure that I would like to spend \$100 on one pound of chocolate. I bought two small boxes with 6 pieces of chocolate each. Obviously, I am not the only one who is not sure: they even have tiny small packages with only two pieces of chocolate (\$8), accompanied with a pretty gift bag.</p> <p>When I gave the gift to Huahai. He absolutely loves the chocolate. So it is money well spent and I plan to buy more for him when I go to NYC next time.<br><br></p> </div></div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=145&amp;2=comment_node_blog&amp;3=comment_node_blog" token="5w5J6-f9srj_otKlHeOjpzy0YzW9a_3yvfd8oA-VVTk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"></strong> Sun, 13 Nov 2011 21:02:31 +0000 yunyao 145 at https://yyhh.org Review for "Virtual Cat Toys HD Catnip Collection" https://yyhh.org/blog/2011/11/review-virtual-cat-toys-hd-catnip-collection <span>Review for &quot;Virtual Cat Toys HD Catnip Collection&quot;</span> <div class="field field--name-field-experience field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/experience/pets" id="taxonomy-term-14" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-experience"> <a href="/experience/pets"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Pets</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"><div about="/experience/shopping" id="taxonomy-term-13" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-experience"> <a href="/experience/shopping"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Shopping</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/yunyao" lang="" about="/user/yunyao" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">yunyao</a></span> <span>Sun, 11/06/2011 - 19:46</span> <div class="field field--name-field-opinion field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/opinion/technology" id="taxonomy-term-22" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-opinion"> <a href="/opinion/technology"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Technology</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p>As many of friends, I recently acquired a HP Touchpad largely due to its low price. I don't really need a tablet, as I am sitting in front of computes almost all the time. My original plan was to turn it into an interactive cat toy, at least sometimes, so I can keep the two cats entertained while I am working.</p> <p>Unfortunately, I could only find one game designed for the cats "The Catnip Collection". According to its website, it "is a variety of toys that will amuse and challenge your cat and its human".</p> <p>The reviews seem pretty decent (4 out 5).</p> <p><a href="https://developer.palm.com/appredirect/?packageid=com.wtflolomgbbq.haxe.vct">https://developer.palm.com/appredirect/?packageid=com.wtflolomgbbq.haxe…</a></p> <p>Even though it is not free anymore, I bited the bullet and bought the app. Unfortunately, the cats are not even remotely interested! I think that the problem is the objects (insects, balls, etc) are constantly moving instead of stopping and moving randomly. So the cats get bored after 5 seconds.</p> <p>Hopefully the app developer will see my post and consider improve the game further. For the smart cats who play with human all the time, we need something that is really challenging!</p> </div></div> <ul class="links inline"><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blog/2011/11/review-virtual-cat-toys-hd-catnip-collection#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="und">Add new comment</a></li></ul><section> <a id="comment-68"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="js-comment comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1356452443"></mark> <footer class="attribution"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/default-user-image.png?itok=hWWOuuKw" width="100" height="100" alt="Profile picture for user Anonymous" title="Anonymous user" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </article> <div class="comment-submitted"> <p class="commenter-name"> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://wtflolomgbbq.com" lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Lee Lorenz</a> </p> <p class="comment-time"> Tue, 12/25/2012 - 16:20 </p> </div> </footer> <div class="comment-text"> <div class="comment-arrow"></div> <h3><a href="/comment/68#comment-68" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Enhancements</a></h3> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p>I've released the game for the Android platform with some key enhancements... including stopping and starting (some critters get nervous while sitting there, too)</p> <p>If you've updated your Touchpad to CyanogenMod Android, you might want to check it out. I'd like to give out copies, but Google isn't very well suited for promotion, so they haven;t given us any tools to give out redeem codes or anything.</p> <p>I have also added more toys and floors.</p> <p>Thanks for the feedback, if you do have the opportunity to try out the Android version, please feel free to give me any other suggestions. The Android (and soon, iOS) version is much easier to maintain and update.</p> </div></div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=68&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="EZBb8pDPktd4uDbY4LlN16FcjZREYzrwLhCUnR4ntfo"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=144&amp;2=comment_node_blog&amp;3=comment_node_blog" token="jmCVdJQXPcHJ0UUPkPmd7TWZnoT2JMqHTExJVNgx1E8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"></strong> Sun, 06 Nov 2011 19:46:34 +0000 yunyao 144 at https://yyhh.org Gift Buying Guide for Your Family and Friends in China https://yyhh.org/blog/2011/08/gift-buying-guide-your-family-and-friends-china <span>Gift Buying Guide for Your Family and Friends in China</span> <div class="field field--name-field-experience field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/experience/travel" id="taxonomy-term-12" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-experience"> <a href="/experience/travel"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Travel</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"><div about="/experience/shopping" id="taxonomy-term-13" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-experience"> <a href="/experience/shopping"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Shopping</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/yunyao" lang="" about="/user/yunyao" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">yunyao</a></span> <span>Fri, 08/05/2011 - 07:30</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p>China is a fast-changing country. Not surprisingly, the list of popular gifts for Chinese family, relatives and friends keeps on changing as well.&nbsp; When I return to China, I always do some extensive research to gather an updated shopping list of gifts to buy. Here is a summary based on various gift-giving guides and online forum postings for my recent trip to China.<br><br><strong>1. Parents/Elderly Relatives</strong><br><br><strong>* Vitamin Supplements</strong><br><br><strong>* Wisconsin Ginseng</strong><br><br>Health-related gifts have been always appreciated in China. Even though the same product may be available in China, items bought oversea are considered as of higher quality.<br><br><strong>2. Women</strong><br><br><strong>* Skin Care/Cosmetics</strong></p> <p>Most Western brands sold in department store such as Clinique, Estee Lauder and Lancome are very much adored by Chinese women. However, if you happen to get any free gift with purchase, don't gift that alone. Many people know that you get it for free, so it would be very insulting if you just give the free gift as a gift.</p> <p><strong>* Jewelry</strong></p> <p>If you really want to make a strong impression, buy from well-known brands such as Tiffany and Cartier. However, it is not a good idea to buy non-name brand pearl, which is typically much cheaper in China, or any gold jewelry that is 14K or lower, as gold jewelry in China is typically 18K or higher.<br>&nbsp;<br><strong>* Chocolate/Candies</strong></p> <p>The following items are especially popular: Lindt chocolate, Ferrero Rochet Fine Hazelnut chocolate, Almond Roca.<br>&nbsp;<br><strong>* Handbag/Sun Glass/Clothing</strong></p> <p>Well-known name brands including Adidas, LV, Gucci, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, COACH, CK, Guess, AE, Gap, Levis, Express, Bebe, Nine West, Juicy Couture. Believe it or not, although most products are made in China, it is usually much cheaper to buy the name brands in US.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br><strong>3. Men</strong></p> <p><strong>* Cigarette / Zippo lighter</strong></p> <p>A good portion of men in China smoke. Brand name cigarette and Zippo lighter can be good gift for them.<br>&nbsp;<br><strong>* Red Wine</strong></p> <p>A good choice is any Napa Valley red wine.<br>&nbsp;<br><strong>* State Quarters / Yearly Stamp Collection </strong><br><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>* Name brand watch/belt/shoe</strong></p> <p><strong>4. Children</strong><br>&nbsp;<br><strong>* Chocolate/Candies</strong></p> <p><strong>* Name-brand Clothing</strong></p> <p>Most well-known name brands are good choices.<br>&nbsp;<br><strong>* Disney-brand toys / Educational toys</strong></p> </div></div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=136&amp;2=comment_node_blog&amp;3=comment_node_blog" token="tnD3uMr-4_eEO73ZTrUa6nSkbpkrb2ig1xA0xL_tjYE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"></strong> Fri, 05 Aug 2011 06:30:36 +0000 yunyao 136 at https://yyhh.org Review on Hex Bug as Cat Toy https://yyhh.org/blog/2011/07/review-hex-bug-cat-toy <span>Review on Hex Bug as Cat Toy</span> <div class="field field--name-field-experience field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/experience/shopping" id="taxonomy-term-13" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-experience"> <a href="/experience/shopping"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Shopping</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"><div about="/experience/pets" id="taxonomy-term-14" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-experience"> <a href="/experience/pets"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Pets</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/yunyao" lang="" about="/user/yunyao" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">yunyao</a></span> <span>Sun, 07/10/2011 - 07:04</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p>I am consistantly looking for new ways to entertain the cats, as they get bored with their toys very quickly. One new toy I have recently bought for them is Hex Ant.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0035YAG3Y/ref=as_li_tf_il?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=yunyaoshome-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=217145&amp;creative=399373&amp;creativeASIN=B0035YAG3Y"><img src="http://ws.assoc-amazon.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&amp;Format=_SL160_&amp;ASIN=B0035YAG3Y&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;ID=AsinImage&amp;WS=1&amp;tag=yunyaoshome-20&amp;ServiceVersion=20070822" class=" ngmcsspdzohyooelnvyt ngmcsspdzohyooelnvyt ngmcsspdzohyooelnvyt ngmcsspdzohyooelnvyt" border="0"></a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=yunyaoshome-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B0035YAG3Y&amp;camp=217145&amp;creative=399373" style="border: medium none ! important; margin: 0px ! important;" class=" ngmcsspdzohyooelnvyt ngmcsspdzohyooelnvyt ngmcsspdzohyooelnvyt ngmcsspdzohyooelnvyt" border="0" height="1" width="1"></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I tried it during the cats outdoor time.&nbsp; Mayori completely ingored it, while Tom was obviously attracted to it immediately.</p> <p><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6138/5921007030_f5acbaee28.jpg" alt="Tom and the Hex Ant" height="500" width="334"></p> <p>He tried to smell it.</p> <p><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6029/5920442353_00a3a63958.jpg" alt="Tom and Hex Ant" height="500" width="334"><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6138/5920441967_a6cd68e649.jpg" height="500" width="334"></p> <p>Unfortunately, his interest towards the new toy didn't last long. He quickly walked away as soon as he found out it is not a real bug.</p> <p>.<img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6020/5921004268_34c07d379d.jpg" height="500" width="334"></p> <p>I thus don't recommend it for cat toy. However, it is an interesting piece of toy for myself. So I still recommend it as a human toy.&nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-laughing.gif" alt="Laughing" title="Laughing" border="0"></p> </div></div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=129&amp;2=comment_node_blog&amp;3=comment_node_blog" token="JgsvFgknkfACQzzkjMBOHK6erRrej1B2HaM8_H4YZdY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"></strong> Sun, 10 Jul 2011 06:04:07 +0000 yunyao 129 at https://yyhh.org Review of The Refined Feline Lotus Cat Tower https://yyhh.org/blog/2011/07/review-refined-feline-lotus-cat-tower <span>Review of The Refined Feline Lotus Cat Tower</span> <div class="field field--name-field-experience field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/experience/shopping" id="taxonomy-term-13" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-experience"> <a href="/experience/shopping"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Shopping</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"><div about="/experience/pets" id="taxonomy-term-14" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-experience"> <a href="/experience/pets"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Pets</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/yunyao" lang="" about="/user/yunyao" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">yunyao</a></span> <span>Mon, 07/04/2011 - 10:06</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p>The old cat tree of Mayori and Tom were bought nearly 4 years ago and has started to show its age. I have been shopping for a new cat tree for a while now. I need something that is nicer than the typical carpet covered cat tree and goes well with the rest of the house. At the same time, I want to get something that Mayori and Tom can really enjoy. Unfortunately, there is very limited number of such choices on the market. One of them is Refined Feline Lotus Cat Tower </p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004BA6LSU/ref=as_li_tf_il?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=yunyaoshome-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=217145&amp;creative=399373&amp;creativeASIN=B004BA6LSU"><img src="http://ws.assoc-amazon.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&amp;Format=_SL160_&amp;ASIN=B004BA6LSU&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;ID=AsinImage&amp;WS=1&amp;tag=yunyaoshome-20&amp;ServiceVersion=20070822" /></a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=yunyaoshome-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B004BA6LSU&amp;camp=217145&amp;creative=399373" height="1" width="1" /></p> <p>According to the online reviews, most of the cats and the cat owners like this product. So we brought one for the cats to try out. </p> <p>Tom was very curious to check the package out when it arrived. He pointed out some minor damage on the package itself. </p> <p><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6007/5899933185_5d5a8d4dbe.jpg" alt="Lotus Cat Tower" height="375" width="500" /><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6099/5899933159_3d6d66d9e4.jpg" alt="Lotus Cat Tower" height="375" width="500" /></p> <p>But he liked new cat tree already once we unpackaged it and immediately claimed one piece as his own.<br /><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5275/5899933207_9b134cb17b.jpg" alt="Lotus Cat Tree." height="375" width="500" /></p> <p>Mayori seemed to be satisfied too and kept on inspecting the installation process. </p> <p><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6049/5900513272_e4f622eaec.jpg" alt="Lotus Cat tree" height="500" width="375" /></p> <p>And she claimed the top as soon as the installation was completed. (The installation took less than 2 hours and was not difficult according to Huahai.)</p> <p><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6021/5899933243_2ef8858035.jpg" alt="lotus cat tree" height="500" width="375" /></p> <p>Tom claimed the cube at the bottom.</p> <p><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6011/5900498880_1f72b921eb.jpg" alt="lotus cat tower" height="375" width="500" /></p> <p> </p> <p>Comparing to the old cat tree, the new Refine Feline Lotus Cat Tower is obviously much nicer and looks more like a human furniture. It goes really well with the rest of our bedroom furniture. It is definitely worthy considering for one who is looking to find a cat furniture with great style. </p> <p><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5318/5900498912_f9def84576.jpg" alt="Lotus Cat Tower" height="500" width="375" /></p> </div></div> <ul class="links inline"><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blog/2011/07/review-refined-feline-lotus-cat-tower#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="und">Add new comment</a></li></ul><section> <a id="comment-50"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="js-comment comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1332741852"></mark> <footer class="attribution"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/default-user-image.png?itok=hWWOuuKw" width="100" height="100" alt="Profile picture for user Anonymous" title="Anonymous user" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </article> <div class="comment-submitted"> <p class="commenter-name"> <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">santa</span> </p> <p class="comment-time"> Mon, 03/26/2012 - 07:04 </p> </div> </footer> <div class="comment-text"> <div class="comment-arrow"></div> <h3><a href="/comment/50#comment-50" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">great blog</a></h3> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p>great blog</p> </div></div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=50&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="mBBYRA2bSjbvhjATpZ349uybL4iAhfaDOtMHOwxP7oo"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <a id="comment-199"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="js-comment comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1511735041"></mark> <footer class="attribution"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/default-user-image.png?itok=hWWOuuKw" width="100" height="100" alt="Profile picture for user Anonymous" title="Anonymous user" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </article> <div class="comment-submitted"> <p class="commenter-name"> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://katrux.com" lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Jon Scales</a> </p> <p class="comment-time"> Tue, 10/03/2017 - 09:21 </p> </div> </footer> <div class="comment-text"> <div class="comment-arrow"></div> <h3><a href="/comment/199#comment-199" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Love this! </a></h3> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p>Love these cat trees, but very expensive.. They are built to last though I suppose..</p> </div></div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=199&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="EInb7uiJ_m0eOQ0ufNSFwClurAneFNgl0Cm1GvofO6s"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=128&amp;2=comment_node_blog&amp;3=comment_node_blog" token="R55CtKky_PVEzKOD30Zp9t3L56jGWXzVdChlRv5J6BY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"></strong> Mon, 04 Jul 2011 09:06:25 +0000 yunyao 128 at https://yyhh.org How to redeem British Airways mileages for partner airline flights https://yyhh.org/blog/2011/06/how-redeem-british-airways-mileages-partner-airline-flights <span>How to redeem British Airways mileages for partner airline flights</span> <div class="field field--name-field-experience field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/experience/travel" id="taxonomy-term-12" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-experience"> <a href="/experience/travel"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Travel</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field__item"><div about="/experience/shopping" id="taxonomy-term-13" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-experience"> <a href="/experience/shopping"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Shopping</div> </a> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/yunyao" lang="" about="/user/yunyao" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">yunyao</a></span> <span>Wed, 06/15/2011 - 06:35</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p>I have accumulated over 60,000 miles on British Airlines Executive Club reward account for a while now, but keep on having problem redeeming them. First of all, it is difficult to find any reward flight available; secondly, the fee is extremely high --- for a flight from SFO to LHR, I would have to pay 50000 miles + over \$600 fee, while the same flight costs less than \$1000 when paying with cash.</p> <p>Over the weekend, I have investigated the problem and found out that one of the best ways to spend my BA miles is to redeem for British Airways' partner airline flights. However, it is not straightforward to do so, as BA would show its own flights with steep fee first, except when American Airlines and a couple of other partner airlines operate the same route.</p> <p>The easiest way I found is the following:</p> <p>1. First, check AA's <a href="http://www.aa.com/i18n/aboutUs/whereWeFly/maps/world.jsp">route map</a> to find out flight routes operated by AA:&nbsp;</p> <p>2. Once you find a route of interest, go to BA's <a href="http://www.britishairways.com/travel/home/public/en_us?link=top_logo">website </a></p> <p>3. Click on the tab "Executive Club", choose "Spending BA miles" on the drop-down menu, then click on "Book with BA miles" on the left-hand side menu.</p> <p>4. Log in and search with the desired route and time.</p> <p>For instance, I am interested in booking a flight between SFO and HNL, because I know there are only flights operated by AA for the route.</p> <p>You will see a screen similar to the following:</p> <p><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5108/5835342640_08339d564d.jpg" alt="screenshot" height="485" width="500"></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>5. Now you can either click on "Search" or "Include Parnter" for flights operated by AA.</p> <p>If you see the red error message "Unfortunately our systems are not responding, so we are unable to process your request at the moment. We apologies for this inconvenience and suggest you try again later." Don't panic. Just keep on clicking and it will go through eventually.</p> <p>With the above method, I was able to book two reward tickets from SFO to HNL with 35,000 miles + \$10 fee each.</p> </div></div> <ul class="links inline"><li class="comment-add"><a href="/blog/2011/06/how-redeem-british-airways-mileages-partner-airline-flights#comment-form" title="Share your thoughts and opinions." hreflang="und">Add new comment</a></li></ul><section> <a id="comment-71"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="js-comment comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1356773977"></mark> <footer class="attribution"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/0"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/default_images/default-user-image.png?itok=hWWOuuKw" width="100" height="100" alt="Profile picture for user Anonymous" title="Anonymous user" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </article> <div class="comment-submitted"> <p class="commenter-name"> <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous</span> </p> <p class="comment-time"> Sat, 12/29/2012 - 09:39 </p> </div> </footer> <div class="comment-text"> <div class="comment-arrow"></div> <h3><a href="/comment/71#comment-71" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Spending BA Miles on BA&#039;s partner airlines</a></h3> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p>Hi,</p> <p>Thank you so much for your information and the screen shots on how to book with BA's partner airlines. I only wish that BA's own website was a clear and informative as yours. I spent so much time trying to figure this out and BA's website is by no means user friendly when it comes to helping users spend points on partner airlines.</p> </div></div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=71&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="jjsJX07feELSKNXNoZfS8lQVcmZMiRw8hkIdPAlcm-k"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=118&amp;2=comment_node_blog&amp;3=comment_node_blog" token="EGJBW0MP0OE4J_7BVL57kA6t4K1Q3phr_fwfvH8r8Lk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"></strong> Wed, 15 Jun 2011 05:35:47 +0000 yunyao 118 at https://yyhh.org Top 10 Products for The Cats https://yyhh.org/top-10-products-cats <span property="schema:name">Top 10 Products for The Cats </span> <div class="field field--name-field-experience field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/experience/shopping" hreflang="en">Shopping</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/experience/pets" hreflang="en">Pets</a></div> </div> <span rel="schema:author"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/yunyao" lang="" about="/user/yunyao" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">yunyao</a></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2008-06-15T20:51:37+00:00">Sun, 06/15/2008 - 21:51</span> <div property="schema:text" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="tex2jax_process"><p>Must haves for new and experienced cat owners.</p> <script charset="utf-8" type="text/javascript" src="http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?rt=tf_mfw&amp;ServiceVersion=20070822&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;ID=V20070822/US/yunyaoshome-20/8001/6a1dc8cc-7b4f-43e2-b62d-26351653fddf">// <![CDATA[ // ]]></script><p><noscript><A HREF="http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?rt=tf_mfw&amp;ServiceVersion=20070822&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fyunyaoshome-20%2F8001%2F6a1dc8cc-7b4f-43e2-b62d-26351653fddf&amp;Operation=NoScript">Amazon.com Widgets</A></noscript></p> </div></div> <strong class="node_view"></strong> Sun, 15 Jun 2008 20:51:37 +0000 yunyao 99 at https://yyhh.org