My first entry!
the site is still buggy, but i'll try putting some entries in once i get some time.
I've got a few minutes before i head down to TST and i thought i'd try to get some more old pics out of the way before the onslaught of new ones comes. here's some from the last two or three weeks that slipped through the cracks:
On tuesday before my mom left we went down to wanchai to get my china renewed and took the ferry to TST. the sky wasn't really that red, its augmented by the sunset filter on my camera... but still not a bad shot....Read more
As I mentioned last week, things have been quite busy lately. I have a lot of work to get through (lecture, research, etc) and then on top of that my mom is visiting this week with her friend (an old Argentinian-Armen!an lady). Since Sunday was the only free day I could go with them, they asked me to take them across the border to Shenzhen. I took them to Dongmen street, the same place I took my mom last November when she visited last:
After the 2nd night of partying in shanghai, I slept about 5 hours before waking up. My flight was at 4:20pm, so I didn't need to get to the airport until 3 or so.... which gave me just enough time to check out and enjoy a good lunch. And luckily I had spotted somewhere special i wanted to eat down the street:
No, not ...Read more
between my saigon trip and my seoul trip, I made a quick day trip across the border to SZ on wednesday. I had to give a talk at our research center up there, but afterwards I stuck around to do some shopping.
I went back to the D0ngmen shopping area. I discovered yet more blocks of shops of all sorts that I didn't see the last time. This one was ve...Read more
Now that I've finished updating my pics from last week's trip to Japan, let me jump back to the present: my mom's been visiting since tuesday. Today I took her across the border to Shenzhen.
She was mostly only interested in getting cheap gifts for her friends, etc. The problem is that the only shopping i've ever done in SZ is for electronics and DVDs... so it was a challenge to find the right places to go.
Everyone goes to Lu0 Wu city mall, which is right across the border (like 100 feet from the...Read more
Since friday was 'culture day' in Japan, Y0-chan had the day off and we took a trip to the neighboring island of Shikoku.
With the help of G00gle Maps. let me try to explain a little bit. Take
Here's the hotel our conference was held at,
the Gr@nd H0tel, which was M@d@m Chiang herself commissioned back in the day. Much money was spent:
And since our conference is pretty big (~900 people), and the Taiwan govt. has a lot of sponsorship money for hosting international conferences... so they went all out, including a line of flags along the dr...Read more
| Entry | As I mentioned yesterday, there have been tons of protests against the president of Taiwan the last few weeks. Since tuesday was Taiwan's (or rather 'The Republic of China's') National Day, they staged an extra large rally and march through the downtown area... which just happens to be right near my hotel.
I left the conference after the morning session to return to my hotel and I had to swim through a see of red:
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