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What is Plastic Surgery?

Plastic Surgery De-mystified

By Tammy Wu, MD

Plastic surgery is such a common term that when one hears it, one knows what someone is talking about. But more likely than not, people will equate the term “plastic surgery” with “cosmetic surgery”. Due to the recent popularity of media coverage as well as shows portraying lives of plastic surgeons and some plastic surgeries (ie. Nip Tuck, Dr. 90210, etc), and shows that “give away” plastic surgery, such as The Swan, plastic surgery is no longer “hush hush”, as it was in the past, but is in the very forefront of everyone’s television and/or internet.

But what IS Plastic Surgery? What does it entail? Who performs them? How is it different from Cosmetic Surgery, or is it?

These are the questions that I will address in this article.

The word “plastic” in plastic surgery came from the Greek word, “plastikos”, which means “to give form or to mold”. Hence the specialty of plastic surgery encompasses the field of Cosmetic Surgery, but also Reconstructive Surgery. As a plastic surgeon, I was trained on doing both reconstructive as well as cosmetic surgeries. In fact, if one were to read the history on cosmetic surgery, one will find that many cosmetic surgeries have their origins in reconstructive surgery. Many discoveries for either new ways or methods for cosmetic surgery came from the field of reconstructive surgery. Therefore, it makes sense then that a surgeon who is well versed in reconstructive surgery would also be well-trained in the field of cosmetic surgery.

What then is Reconstructive Surgery? How is it different from Cosmetic Surgery?

Reconstructive Surgery, in general, is surgery that is performed on abnormal structures to improve function or appearance. The abnormal structure may have been a structure that someone was born with, termed “congenital”, or due to acquired causes or external events, such as trauma, infection, tumor, or other disease processes.  Some examples of congenital structures that plastic surgeons perform to reconstruct, or correct the deformity, include cleft lip and palate, hemangioma formation or other blood vessel malformations, or limb abnormalities, such as absence of a thumb.

Some examples of trauma reconstruction would be soft tissue or bony injuries from car accidents or boating accidents, falls, dog bites, as well as burn care and burn reconstructions. Then there are also the reconstructive surgeries that are performed to restore a structure either deformed or taken away by cancer, such as breast reconstruction for breast cancer, facial reconstruction due to cancers of the head and neck, or limb reconstruction due to limb cancers such as sarcomas. Many of these reconstructive surgeries sometimes will involve microsurgery, which is the usage of a microscope, in order to perform very fine detailed work to optimize the outcome of the surgery.

As you can see, just the field of Reconstructive Surgery is quite extensive.

What is Cosmetic Surgery then?  Cosmetic surgery is surgery that is performed to reshape normal structures to improve appearance.  Therefore, most if not all cosmetic surgeries are elective in nature, meaning that one does not have to have the surgery, because the structure or body part that one does not like, is not necessarily abnormal or nonfunctional; but one wishes to improve upon its appearance. That is also why when a surgery is considered “cosmetic” in nature, insurance companies do not cover or pay for them. The range of cosmetic procedures is extensive as well. They include areas of non-invasive topical treatments to less invasive treatments such as Botox ®, fillers, medium-level chemical peels, to invasive procedures that require anesthesia in order for the procedure or surgery to be performed comfortably for the patient.  The cosmetic surgeries may involve any body part from head to toe. From the head (hair transplantation), to the face (eyelid lift and face/neck lifts), to the chest (breast augmentation /lift in women and gynecomastia treatment in men), to the abdomen (tummy tuck, liposuction), to the thighs (thigh lift, liposuction, etc.), and shaping of calves with contouring liposuction or other modalities of treatment. Thus, it does seem that the possibilities are almost endless.

So, is it true then, that when one starts down the road of plastic surgery, one can’t stop? This is an issue which shoulders the responsibility on both the patient and the surgeon, to ensure that  the patient does not become a cosmetic surgery “junkie”. However, there are certainly situations in which multiple surgeries are planned for the safety of the patient. For example, when one has lost a massive amount of weight (, ie, > 100 lbs), one may be left with a lot of loose skin all over. Due to the extensiveness of some of these body contouring procedures to remove the excess skin, it is necessary to divide up the surgeries and do them in multiple stages, so that we can minimize the perioperative risks and optimize the patient’s safety.

In the next article on Plastic Surgery, De-mystified, I will discuss in more detail some of these reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries.

Health Insurance Modesto Blue Cross

We don’t accept health insurance at our office, but for ourselves we could benefit from some health coverage.  What we selected was based on recommendations from a Direct Sales Agent of Blue Cross.

Below are some notes to myself about health insurance and perhaps they may be of help to you too.

1-855-383-7247 to make payment over the phone

Mirita Dorsey, direct phone number 1-844-470-6571.  Email Mirita.dorsey (at) wellpoint.com

http://www.anthemdirectca.com/mdorsey – to apply for California

Anthem Bronze 60 D Health Savings Account PPO

$465.10 per month for 2 people

Deductable $9,000 for family
Out of Pocket Max $12,500 for family (includes deductible)
Primary Care Visit to Treat an Injury or Illness You pay 40% after deductible
Specialist Visit You pay 40% after deductible
Tier 1 Drugs 30 day Retail: You Pay 40% after deductible 90 day Mail Order: You Pay 40% after deductible
Tier 2 Drugs 30 day Retail: You Pay 40% after deductible 90 day Mail Order: You pay 40% after deductible
Tier 3 Drugs 30 day Retail: You pay 40% after deductible 90 day Mail Order: You Pay 40% after deductible
Tier 4 Drugs 30 day Retail or Mail Order: You Pay 40% after deductible
Total Monthly Premium 465.10
Subsidized Premium 0.00
Total Member Responsibility 465.10

Dental

Total Monthly Premium
TOTAL $465.10
Disclaimers

 


 

Benefit Benefit details

Monthly Cost

$465.10 a month

Monthly Cost Breakdown
Total Plan Cost
$465.10
Subsidy Applied
$0.00

Total Member Responsibility$465.10

Issued By

Anthem Blue Cross

Deductible (s)

$9,000 for family

Primary Care Visit to Treat an Injury or Illness

You pay 40% after deductible

Out of Pocket Max

$12,500 for family (includes deductible)

Specialist Visit

You pay 40% after deductible

Most Generic Drugs (Tier 1)

30 day Retail: You Pay 40% after deductible 90 day Mail Order: You Pay 40% after deductible

Most Preferred Brand Drugs (Tier 2)

30 day Retail: You Pay 40% after deductible 90 day Mail Order: You pay 40% after deductible

Most Non-Preferred Brand Drugs (Tier 3)

30 day Retail: You pay 40% after deductible 90 day Mail Order: You Pay 40% after deductible

Most Specialty Drugs (Tier 4)

30 day Retail or Mail Order: You Pay 40% after deductible

Inpatient Hospital Services (e.g., Hospital Stay)

You pay 40% after deductible

Outpatient Surgery Physician/Surgical Services

You pay 40% after deductible

Emergency Room Services

You pay 40% after deductible

HSA Compatible

Yes

Live Health Online

You pay 40% after deductible

Pediatric Dental and vision

This product includes the required coverage for the Pediatric Essential Health Benefits which does not provide adult vision or dental benefits. Please review the Summary of Benefits for details

Mental/Behavioral Health Outpatient Services

You pay 40% after deductible

Urgent Care Centers or Facilities

You pay 40% after deductible

X-rays and Diagnostic Imaging

You pay 40% after deductible

Chiropractic Care

Benefit is not covered

Preventive Care/Screening/Immunization

You pay 0% – not subject to deductible

Prenatal and Postnatal Care

Prenatal Care: You pay 0% – not subject to deductible Postpartum Care: You pay 40% – not subject to deductible

Imaging (CT/PET Scans, MRIs)

You pay 40% after deductible

Laboratory Outpatient and Professional Services

You pay 40% after deductible

Mental/Behavioral Health Inpatient Services

You pay 40% after deductible

Delivery and All Inpatient Services for Maternity Care

You pay 40% after deductible

Inpatient Physician and Surgical Services

You pay 40% after deductible

Emergency Transportation/Ambulance

You pay 40% after deductible

Allergy Testing

You pay 40% after deductible

Durable Medical Equipment

You pay 40% after deductible

Outpatient Facility Fee (e.g., Ambulatory Surgery Center)

You pay 40% after deductible

Diabetes Care Management

You pay 40% after deductible

Other Practitioner Office Visit (Nurse, Physician Assistant)

You pay 40% after deductible

Outpatient Rehabilitation Services

Occupational Therapy: You pay 40% after deductible Physical Therapy: You pay 40% after deductible Speech Therapy: You pay 40% after deductible

 

calvinleeinsurance-t E21421087986843 Application Control Number

http://file.anthem.com/2015/OFF_HIX_CA_KIT6_2015.pdf

 


 

REQUIREMENT FOR BINDING ARBITRATION

 

YOU AND ANTHEM BLUE CROSS AGREE TO BINDING ARBITRATION TO SETTLE ALL DISPUTES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DISPUTES RELATING TO THE DELIVERY OF SERVICE UNDER THE PLAN/POLICY AND/OR ANY OTHER ISSUES RELATED TO THE PLAN /POLICY AND CLAIMS OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE, IF THE AMOUNT IN DISPUTE EXCEEDS THE JURISDICTIONAL LIMIT OF SMALL CLAIMS COURT AND THE DISPUTE CAN BE SUBMITTED TO BINDING ARBITRATION UNDER APPLICABLE FEDERAL AND STATE LAW, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT ANY DISPUTE INCLUDING DISPUTES RELATING TO THE DELIVERY OF SERVICES UNDER THE PLAN/POLICY AND/OR ANY OTHER ISSUES RELATED TO THE PLAN/POLICY, INCLUDING ANY DISPUTE AS TO MEDICAL MALPRACTICE, THAT IS AS TO WHETHER ANY MEDICAL SERVICES RENDERED UNDER THIS CONTRACT WERE UNNECESSARY OR UNAUTHORIZED OR WERE IMPROPERLY, NEGLIGENTLY OR INCOMPETENTLY RENDERED, WILL BE DETERMINED BY SUBMISSION TO ARBITRATION AS PERMITTED AND PROVIDED BY FEDERAL AND CALIFORNIA LAW, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND NOT BY A LAWSUIT OR RESORT TO COURT PROCESS EXCEPT AS CALIFORNIA LAW PROVIDES FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW OF ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS. BOTH PARTIES TO THIS CONTRACT, BY ENTERING INTO IT, ARE GIVING UP THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO HAVE ANY SUCH DISPUTE DECIDED IN A COURT OF
LAW BEFORE A JURY, AND INSTEAD ARE ACCEPTING THE USE OF ARBITRATION. YOU, ANTHEM BLUE CROSS AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. THIS MEANS THAT YOU AND ANTHEM BLUE CROSS ARE WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL AND/OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION FOR BOTH MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIMS, AND ANY OTHER
DISPUTES INCLUDING DISPUTES RELATING TO THE DELIVERY OF SERVICE UNDER THE PLAN/POLICY OR ANY OTHER ISSUES RELATED TO THE PLAN/POLICY.

懷憶停2015紐西蘭知性十日

懷憶停2015紐西蘭知性十日

行程簡表

1/1第一天 桃園ñ基督城                        CI055 23:00/17:45+1

今日搭乘豪華客機前往紐西蘭第一大城-基督城,夜宿機上。

(飛行時間約13小時45分中途停雪梨)

 

住宿:夜宿機上

 

1/2第二天 基督城                    

班機於今日飛抵紐西蘭南島的交通樞紐也是南島的最大城市—基督城。

◎基督城是南島第一大城。素有花園城市之稱的基督城。它保持了南島優雅而傳統的文化氣質, 建有古色古香的哥德式教堂,及19世紀灰石砌建築, 此地最早的英國移民有計劃地把城市建設為家鄉的模樣,因此又被稱為英國以外最像英國的城市,深具濃厚的古典英國風味,宛如花園城堡繽紛多彩,雅芳河緩緩地穿越市中心,編織出浪漫的風情。

雖然經過長途飛行以及中途轉機的辛苦,今晚也難掩與佛祖近距離接觸的期待。

 

早餐:機上套餐 中餐: 機上套餐 晚餐:日式壽司餐盒

住宿: Novotel Hotel Christchurch

Address:52 Cathedral Square Christchurch Canterbury 8011 New Zealand

Phone:+64 3 372 2111

 

1/3第三天 基督城v蒂卡波湖v好牧羊人小教堂v庫克山

早餐後,專車前往庫克山國家公園,之後穿過平疇綠野,牛羊滿山谷之南島風光,前往風光明媚之蒂卡波湖小鎮,蒂卡波湖其獨特近乎牛乳藍的美麗湖水顏色,讓您不禁深深讚歎,這裡您還可以看到風景最美的▲牧羊人教堂。接著前往有南半球阿爾卑斯山之稱的庫克山國家公園,它有紐西蘭屋脊之稱,也是海拔最高的國家公園,高達三千七百多公尺,面積達十七萬三千英畝,沿途流覽△庫克山國家公園區的美景,空曠的草原以及南阿爾卑斯山雄偉之山景,並眺望庫克山頭終年積雪不融之景色,我們抵達國家公園後▲庫克山國家公園風景區(MT. COOK)─有南半球阿爾卑斯山之稱的庫克山國家公園,是海拔最高的國家公園。主峰庫克山─毛利人稱其為歐拉奇:即「穿雲錐」之意;高達三千七百多公尺,面積十七萬三千英畝,聳立於庫克山國家公園為白雲所圍繞的群山之間。長年積雪、山勢挺拔,在公路上開車,漸漸接近庫克山群時,就可以感受到大山壓境的震懾感。公園內危岸陡壁,景觀特殊,高山湖泊之間,由奶油般的運河連接而成,運用於水利發電的技術。晚餐更是安排●豐碩豪華的宮庭式晚餐、一邊享受美食、一邊繼續放眼觀賞庫克山的山姿回味冰河的情趣、夜宿於山谷公園。

 

早餐:飯店內自助餐       中餐:日式鮭魚料理                   晚餐:旅館主廚推薦

住宿:Hermitage Hotel(Superior Room)

89 Terrace Road, Aoraki Mount Cook

Mackenzie, New Zealand

+64 3-435 1809

www.hermitage.co.nz.

 

1/4第四天庫克山v塔斯曼冰川Kia Point步道探索之旅v皇后鎮~包伯斯峰

早餐後展開一段輕鬆的健行之旅▲啄羊步道Kea Point ;一開始的路段是平整的石子路、木棧道,沿路可以欣賞高山野花,幸運的話還可以看到野兔在一旁跳來跳去,後半段則是略為爬坡的路段,這段路程接近冰河及雪山山脈,啄羊步道的終點是可以看見塔斯曼冰河及庫克山山峰的展望臺,絕美的景色令人心曠神怡。今日續南下首先前往克倫威爾水果重鎮。您可於當地路邊水果攤買到農地裡新鮮採摘的水果。結束後繼續前往皇后鎮,名聞遐邇的渡假休閒景區,依山傍水、四季暢宜,是最羅曼蒂克的湖邊渡假小鎮-皇后鎮。傍晚安排搭乘★高空纜車(SKY LINE GONDOLA)登上包柏斯山,欣賞湖光山色的景致。並於★SKYLINE RESTAURANT享用豐盛的KIWI式自助晚餐,邊吃邊欣賞著南十字星照耀下的小鎮夜景,極目遠眺,最為心矌神怡。瓦卡蒂普湖的美麗全景,傳進耳朵的是現場樂隊所表演悅耳動聽的音樂,讓您沉醉在如此浪漫的用餐氛圍裡。

2015年懷憶停紐西蘭法會假今晚在皇后鎮舉辦,我們選擇在Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa舉辦法會

 

早餐:飯店內自助餐       中餐:飯店西式料理       晚餐:包伯峰西式自助式晚餐

住宿:Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

Kawarau Village, 79 Peninsula Rd,  Queenstown,  9300,  New Zealand

TEL: 64-3-4509400 FAX: 64-3-4509401  

 

1/5第五天皇後鎮v魔戒之旅vTSS厄恩斯勞號蒸汽船瓦爾特峰高原牧場

早餐後獨家安排參加★Wilderness魔戒之旅來一趟驚險刺激的冒險旅程,Wilderness魔戒之旅始于格林諾奇,深入阿斯帕林山國家公園世界遺產保護區。觀賞令人屏息的美景,在交錯蜿蜒的冰川湖泊中乘快艇縱橫馳騁。快艇將深入聞名於世的阿斯帕林山國家公園(Mount Aspiring National Park)中心地帶。您不僅能觀賞到令人屏息的美景,還能體驗在交錯蜿蜒的冰川湖泊中乘快艇縱橫馳騁。知識豐富、幽默風趣的嚮導將為您講述該地區的歷史文化。漫步在古老的櫸木林中,觀賞已有8000萬年悠久歷史的森林,參觀《魔界》電影中描述中土世界的取景地。在100%純淨的世界體驗原汁原味的紐西蘭之旅。傍晚時分來到皇后鎮碼頭安排★搭乘有百年歷史蒸汽引擎遊輪-TSS厄恩斯勞號蒸汽船,暢遊景色秀麗絕美的【瓦卡蒂普湖】。位於兩側高聳入雲的山嶽、山巒起伏的青翠草原與清澈見底的湖水所建構成的絕色美景之中。牆紅瓦周圍全是花團錦簇★瓦特峰高原牧場,和勁拔挺立的松柏,美不勝收令人流連忘返。在牧場主人帶領下參加牧場活動及觀賞精彩有趣的剪羊毛秀和牧羊犬趕羊表演,您可以抱小羊,與牛羊合照。之後來到上校田園之家,享用道地的紐式BBQ餐,屋內裝飾古色古香,處處可見當初先人胼手胝足的歷史痕跡。

 

早餐:飯店內自助餐       中餐:中式午餐七菜一湯          晚餐:紐西蘭傳統風味餐

住宿:Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

Kawarau Village, 79 Peninsula Rd,  Queenstown,  9300,  New Zealand

TEL: 64-3-4509400 FAX: 64-3-4509401 

 

1/6第六天 皇后鎮v米佛峽灣海上巡航v蒂阿納v蒂阿納螢火蟲洞

早晨專車前往環繞於群山森林之間的▲峽灣國家公園,宛如人間仙境般的秀麗風光。在峽灣國家公園中,最熱門、最具知名度的觀光點便是米佛峽灣 (Milford Sound)。「Sound」在英文的意思中是指很深的峽灣。米爾峽灣在冰河時期便被侵蝕成很深的峽穀,兩旁直立高聳的山崖,高達一千公尺,水底最深處則有290公尺,相當驚人。早餐後專車沿▲第阿鬧湖,前往紐西蘭最大、世界排名第五的峽灣國家公園,公園內景色既壯麗又秀致, 有著名的鏡湖、河馬遂道、千瀑之穀等。國家公園的湖泊、森林、高山與瀑布舉目皆是。午間抵達米佛峽灣,億萬年冰河解凍期,冰河歸向大海,陡峭山勢令人讚歎;我們將搭乘★峽灣遊艇遊覽,觀賞由冰河遺跡及海水切割深谷而成的峽灣景觀,其中米特峰海拔1692公尺,為 全世界最高的獨立岩塊,於巡曳行程中您並有機會可觀賞特有的寒帶動物: 如海豹、海豚等。峽灣國家公園的出入口, 也是南島第一大湖—第阿諾湖。晚餐後安排★搭乘遊船遊覽第一大湖,隨後抵達旅客服務中心,展開★國家公園螢火蟲洞窟之旅TE ANAU CAVE, 在休息室內先觀賞第阿納湖及螢火蟲生態的介紹影片, 並提供咖啡及熱茶, 之後分批前往進入洞穴內展開一段奇異旅程, 搭乘無動力的小船無聲無息的滑入地下湖中,螢火蟲奇境似天星閃爍,令人陶醉。

 

早餐:飯店內自助餐       中餐:峽灣遊船自助餐              晚餐:中式料理七菜一湯(含龍蝦半隻)

住宿:Distinction Te Anau Hotel (Lake View)

Address: 64 Lakefront Terrace, Te Anau 9460, New Zealand

Telephone: +64 3 249 9700         Facsimile: +64 3 249 7947

 

1/7第七天蒂阿納v但尼丁       

早餐後前往丹尼丁前進,沿途農家處處,彷彿一幅世外桃源的景色,起伏的山巒,低頭吃草的牛羊。有如時空交錯一般,讓人有置身英國。沿著紐西蘭南島最有蘇格蘭風情的風景路線,來到位於南島東南海岸─但尼丁 (Dunedin),但尼丁 (Dunedin)是以壯麗景色著稱於世。散佈在沙灘上的巨大圓型鵝卵石—▲毛利奇龍珠石MOERAKI,此為歷經數百萬年歷史見証之巨大圓石,成百上千各重達3-4噸。又是另一大自然創造萬物的奇景之一。但尼丁也以石楠花聞名於紐西蘭,一到了十月陽春的這個時分,石楠花便開遍滿城滿園,無限芬芳。前往奧塔哥半島的保留區拜訪★【黃眼企鵝】,由專業嚮導帶領解說。最有趣的是,遊客需透過各種偽裝,以不打擾企鵝作息為考量(例如將臉用木炭塗黑)走入預設的壕溝、隱藏在觀察小屋…等等,以便可以貼身觀察黃眼企鵝,遊客有機會近距離拍下黃眼企鵝的倩影。特別安排★【百年歷史啤酒中心SPEIGHT’S-風味餐】紐西蘭百年歷史啤酒廠SPEIGHT’S BREWERY,成立於1876年是紐西蘭最老的傳統蘇格蘭啤酒工廠和紐西蘭人最愛喝的啤酒之一,進入酒廠內您就可以聞到濃濃的麥香和啤酒的香氣和傳統的銅製的大型發酵槽和介紹啤酒的古老歷史,您將有機會看到裝瓶過程並在酒廠吧檯品嚐新鮮的啤酒。(依紐西蘭法律規定,未成年不得飲酒。)

 

早餐:飯店內自助餐       中餐:中式午餐七菜一湯          晚餐:SPEIGHT’S-風味餐

住宿:Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge

30 Duke Street – North Dunedin

9016 Dunedin – New Zealand

Tel : (+64)3/4775360 – Fax : (+64)3/4775460

www.mercureleisurelodge.co.nz

 

1/8第八天  但尼丁ñ羅吐魯阿  NZ5016/NZ5374  08:20/11:30

早餐後搭機飛往前往毛利族聚居地~羅吐魯阿。位於紐西蘭北島中部的城市,座落於羅吐魯阿湖南岸,Roto在毛利語裡意為《湖》,Rua意為《第二》,也是北島第二大湖~羅吐魯阿湖的所在地。每年有超過七十萬左右遊客到訪。羅吐魯阿,一個表面上看起來出奇的平靜的地區,但在寧靜的風景下,有著劇烈的地熱活動,使得這裡從十九世紀維多利亞時代開始,觀光客始終絡繹不絕!這座城市至今仍是紐西蘭中部毛利人最集中的地方,也是毛利文化的熱門據點。毛利文化是羅吐魯阿,也是紐西蘭原住民文化重頭戲,毛利人融合傳統儀式、語言,利用歌聲及表演活動,讓旅客瞭解其民族性及文化。
午後前往有【上帝的調色盤】之稱的★地熱異世界公園(WAI-O-TAPU)參觀,五彩繽紛的熱池,是「懷歐塔普」最大的天然泉,觀賞自然色彩水池的獨特自然奇觀!“Wai-O-Tapu”意指「聖水」(Sacred Waters),發音為” 哇歐塔撲”。 Wai-O-Tapu地熱公園占地18平方公里,位於Maungakakamea(Rainbow Mountain)火山之南,是陶波火山區內最大的地熱區,園區內景觀包含倒塌火山口(Crater)、冷/熱泥池(Mud Pool)、間歇泉(Geyser),以及會噴水/噴泥/噴氣的火山噴孔(Fumarole)。安排參觀▲漢默拉納冷泉,北島第一大冷泉、漫步紅木森林區,享受森林浴、吸收芬多精。晚餐特別推薦: ▲Aorangi Peak Restaurant白雲峰餐廳被壯麗秀美的景色,休閒放鬆的自然環境所包圍。Aorangi Peak Restaurant 白雲峰餐廳剛好坐落在著名旅遊城市羅托魯阿的Mountain路的頂端,就仿佛屹立在天空之中的夢幻小屋。Aorangi Peak Restaurant白雲峰餐廳提供各式精緻美味的佳餚,羊羔肉的烹飪更是讓人垂涎欲滴,讚不絕口,在國際上都享有不錯的聲譽。Aorangi Peak Restaurant白雲峰餐廳特別精心設計的功能表更為前來品嘗美食的客人全面呈現最好的當地美食和高水準的烹飪技巧。每日更新不同的新穎菜式,給客人與眾不同的新鮮感。人生最愜意的的享受時刻就在Aorangi Peak Restaurant白雲峰餐廳。

今晚還有更重要的就是佛祖可能會來開釋喲!

 

早餐:飯店內自助餐       中餐:紐西蘭野味鹿肉養生      晚餐:白雲山頂景觀西式餐

住宿:Distinction Hotel Rotorua 

Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre

390 Fenton Street 3040 Rotorua

New Zealand

Phone: +64 7 349 5200

Fax: +64 7 349 5201

 

1/9第九天  羅吐魯阿v奧克蘭ñ台灣   CI54 20:45/06:00+1

愛哥頓牧場是羅吐魯阿的五星景點,羅吐魯阿地區是紐西蘭農產品出口的重鎮之一。在★愛哥頓牧場搭乘觀光農車參加農車遊牧場之活動參觀奇異果園、餵食紅鹿、牛羊群和可愛羊駝。品嚐奇異果汁、蜂蜜等系列活動;後往紐西蘭羊毛被製造工廠,讓您親身參觀體驗其專業的製造過程,也可於此購買到期物美價廉的產品。奧克蘭,它可說是紐西蘭的代表城市,尤其是其兩側均臨海的狹長地形與居民擁有私人船隻的世界最高比例,均可說是獨一無二的城市特質,也因此它贏得了「帆船之都」的美名。中午安排前往▲朗豪酒店”八國風味餐廳”享用美式、中式、日式、法式、印式等異國風情料理。抵達後隨即展開市區觀光,之後前往MISSION BAY的高級住宅區,欣賞港灣美景。之後前往名品及免稅商店林立的皇后大街~Queen Street,為親友選購禮品。午後驅車前往機場搭乘華航直飛班機返回台灣甜蜜的家園。

 

早餐:飯店內自助餐       中餐:八國風味餐           晚餐:機上套餐

住宿:夜宿機上  

 

1/10第十天  桃園

06:00 班機於今日抵達桃園機場出關後返回溫暖的家

Learning about my new Computer to help our Plastic Surgery Practice in Modesto, California

I just got a new PC desktop, small form factor from HP

It has a 1 terabyte boot-up hard drive.

Right out of the box 5/30/14 with very little newly installed software, it has a boot up time of 41 seconds and a shut down time of 11 seconds.

Statistics:

  • 41 seconds to boot up
  • 11 seconds to shut down

I’ll be posting more information soon as I learn more about my new computer

  • Model: HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF
  • Windows Experience Index: 5.1 (1-7.9)
  • Processor:  Intel Core i7-4770 CPU @3.4 GHz 3.4GHz
  • RAM: 32 GB
  • 64 bit operating system
  • Intel HD graphics 4600
  • 4 cores, 3.4GHz, 8 MB cache

Windows Experience Index

  • Processor: 7.7
  • Ram: 7.8
  • Graphics: 6.7
  • Gaming graphics: 6.7
  • Primary hard disk: 7.9

 

HP Promo EliteDesk 800 SFF, Core i7-4770 Quad Core3.40 GHz, 500 GB 7200 RPM, 4 GB (1×4 GB) DDR31600 MHz, Windows 7 Professional 664 with Windows8.1 Pro License, 3-3-3. 3763085

SAMSUNG 840 EVO 2.5" 1TB SATA III TLC InternalSolid State Drive (SSD)

HP Z24i 24in IPS display, AC power cord, DVI cable,USB cable,  DisplayPort cable, CD (includes user guide,warranty, drivers) 3618140

HP 14-in-1 USB2/3 3.5 Media Card Reader

 

Vegan Options at Thai House in Modesto, CA

Vegan choices at Thai House in Modesto, CA

When ordering we should specify that we want the VEGAN version of the dishes (see below).  Sometimes we order dishes for lunch at Surgical Artistry – sometimes for presentations from Modesto plastic surgery vendors: Botox, breast implants, Restylane, Juvederm, Belotero, Radiesse, Dysport, Xeomin, Artefill, Liposuction devices, Lasers, etc.

Hours:

11:00am-3:00pm

4:30pm-9:00pm

Address for Thai House in Modesto, CA

3430 Tully Road, Suite 2, Modesto, CA

Telephone number for Thai House in Modesto, CA

  • (209) 544-0974 (telephone)
  • Fax: (209) 544-0975

 

Appetizers

  • Satay Fried Tofu – Vegan
  • Fresh Spring Roll – Vegan

Salad

  • Som Tom (Papaya, spicy)
  • Salad Khack, request no eggs (vegan).
  • Pla Goong, Vegan (lemongrass, chili, onions, tomatoes, carrots, ginger, cilantro, spicy lime dressing)
  • Yum Talay, Vegan (similar to Pla Goong when made Vegan?)
  • Yum Woon Sen, Vegan (mungbean noodles, lemon juice)

SOUPS

  • Tom Yum Goong, vegan (hot and sour soup)
  • Kang Jerd Woon Sen, vegan (glass noodle soup)
  • Tofu Soup
  • Combination Ball Soup, vegan

Noodle Soups

  • None

Fried Noodles

  • Pad Thai Vegan
  • Pad Ke Mow Noodle, vegan (no big noodles for Dr. Wu – because of gluten sensitivity).
  • Rad Na, vegan
  • Pad Se-Ew, vegan with pad thai noodles (non gluten)
  • Grapao Noodle, vegan

Fried Rice

  • Kao Pad, vegan – Thai style fried rice, available with pineapple
  • Kao Pad Grapao
  • Thai House Kao Pad vegan

Stir Frys

  • Pad Grapao vegan
  • Pad Prid Khing vegan
  • Pad Ma Kuer vegan
  • Pad Ke Mow vegan
  • Pad King vegan
  • Pad Priew Warn vegan
  • Pad Hima Parn Vegan
  • Pad Kao Poad vegan
  • Pad Kratiam vegan
  • Praram Long srong vegan

VEGETABLES

  • Entire section on the menu
  • Pad Tao Hoo Grapao
  • Ruam Mitt
  • Pad Tao Hoo
  • Tao Hoo Priew Warn
  • Pad Ma Kuer
  • Tao Hoo Prig Khing
  • Praram Pk
  • Tao Hoo Pad Khing
  • Puk Pad Grapao
  • Puk Pad Ped

Curry

  • Keang Panag Vegan

Seafood

  • Goong Opp Woon Sen vegan
  • Goong Pad Broccoli vegan

Deserts

  • Sweet sticky rice with Mango
  • Sweet sticky rice