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    birthday party
  • a party held on the anniversary of someone's birth
  • King Cole's Birthday Party (also known as Birthday Party) was an early American children's television series which aired on the DuMont Television Network. The program was broadcast from 1947 to 1949. Little is known about the series. Each 30-minute episode featured the real birthday of a child.
  • The Birthday Party (originally known as The Boys Next Door) were an Australian post-punk group, active from 1976 to 1983.
  • (decorate) deck: be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"
  • (decorate) award a mark of honor, such as a medal, to; "He was decorated for his services in the military"
  • Ornamentation
  • The process or art of decorating or adorning something
  • A thing that serves as an ornament
  • (decorate) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
  • Living in or originating from the west, in particular Europe or the U.S
  • relating to or characteristic of the western parts of the world or the West as opposed to the eastern or oriental parts; "the Western world"; "Western thought"; "Western thought"
  • (of a wind) Blowing from the west
  • Situated in the west, or directed toward or facing the west
  • a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development
  • a sandwich made from a western omelet

Twin Oaks Estate (Rear)
Twin Oaks Estate (Rear)
Cleveland Park Historic District in Washington, D.C. is known for its concentration of Colonial Georgian frame houses, many of which were designed by prominent architects. Among them, Twin Oaks is the only remaining example of a house originally designed to be a summer home. At more than 7.3 hectares--nearly the size of the White House compound--Twin Oaks is considered the largest privately owned estate in the District of Columbia. The house has been listed by the Washington, D.C. government as a historic building and placed on the National Register for Historic Sites. Twin Oaks, which is owned by the Republic of China (ROC), has also served as a residence for influential individuals in US history. Original owner Gardiner Greene Hubbard, for example, was the founder of the National Geographic Society, and his son-in-law Alexander Graham Bell was the inventor of the telephone. Visitors to the estate, which is open to the public on special occasions, can still see an early prototype of the telephone that was possibly used by Bell himself. Yet to the ROC government, Twin Oaks is not only a historic site, but also a symbol of decades of Taiwan-United States relations and friendship. Earlier this year, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Washington commissioned photographer Gary Landsman to create a photo exhibition as part of the activities marking the 120th anniversary of Twin Oaks. "My first visit was only to survey the property and determine which rooms and elements were to be photographed," Landsman says. "However, I soon realized that my task was to capture two architectures at once: the physical attributes of this exquisite building and the carefully arranged artifacts of the decades-long relationship between Taiwan and the United States." The land that Twin Oaks sits on originally belonged to Uriah Forrest, an American Revolutionary War general. In 1888, his descendent sold the tract to Hubbard, who then commissioned Richard Allen, one of America's leading architects at the time, to build a family summer retreat. The Paris-trained architect designed a 26-room house in the early Colonial Georgian style. The Hubbards began renting the home to a succession of prominent personages in the 1930s. In 1937, it was rented to the new ambassador from the ROC, Thomas C. T. Wang. According to a press report at the time, Wang had taken one look at the cramped ROC embassy and decided to rent a home in Cleveland Park to provide some elbowroom for his wife and two young daughters. He found the perfect place in Twin Oaks--a "big, old, yellow frame house on the hill." Over the next decade, the Hubbards continued to rent Twin Oaks to Wang and his successors. In 1947, the Hubbards sold Twin Oaks to the ROC, which was represented by Ambassador Wellington Koo at the time. Twin Oaks' front parlor, replete with rosewood furniture and Chinese rugs, is also referred to as "the blue room." The painting of a plum tree on the wall is by renowned Taiwanese painter Au Ho-nien. (Photo by Gary Landsman) The estate remained in the possession of the ROC after the government left mainland China and moved to Taiwan in 1949. Between 1937 and 1978, nine ROC ambassadors lived at Twin Oaks, where they entertained members of the US government and diplomats stationed in Washington. Then, quite unexpectedly, the ROC temporarily "lost" ownership of Twin Oaks due to changes in US diplomatic policies. The changes began when former US President Jimmy Carter announced on December 15, 1978 that the United States would switch diplomatic recognition from the ROC to mainland China on January 1, 1979. Fearing that mainland China would claim ownership of all its assets in the United States, the ROC government asked Thomas G. Corcoran Sr., who was known as a staunch supporter of Taiwan and a "whiz kid" in former US President Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration, to help arrange for the sale of the Twin Oaks estate to a private US group, the Friends of Free China Association. The deal was closed less than a week after Carter's announcement. The passage of the Taiwan Relations Act in April 1979 helped Taiwan's efforts to retain Twin Oaks. Under the terms of the act, the US recognition of mainland China was not to "affect in any way the ownership of or other rights or interests in properties, tangible and intangible, and other things of value, owned or held on or prior to December 31, 1978, or thereafter acquired or earned by the government authorities on Taiwan." The Carter administration, however, continued trying to help mainland China claim ownership of the property. It was not until September 1982 that ownership of Twin Oaks was legally transferred to the ROC government. Since then, according to Fredrick F. Chien, a former ROC representative to the United States, there has been a "common understanding" between Taipei and Washington that T
Birthday Bow for 'Bibi!
Birthday Bow for 'Bibi!
Young gorilla Kibibi celebrated her first birthday on January 10, 2010!! A wonderful pink assortment of treats and decorations were provided for the whole gorilla group. Here Kibibi removed the festive bow from her "present" and holds it in her mouth while she continues to explore her treat. "Bibi is the daughter of supermom Mandara and studly dad Baraka, and resides at the National Zoo. Many thanks to her wonderful keepers for throwing a wonderfully girly pink and green bash for our favorite little gorilla girl!!

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