Sunday, July 11, 2004

Posting here is (largely) suspended as I make my way around China.

Friday, July 09, 2004

Languages I heard today on my trip into Los Angeles:

  1. American English - at the train station.
  2. Spanish - on the train into LA.
  3. Korean - Koreatown, next to the Chinese embassy.
  4. Mandarin Chinese - visa pick-up line.
  5. Tagalog - on the subway.
  6. A southeast-Asian language I didn't recognize - walking through Chinatown.
  7. Cantonese - in the music shop in Chinatown.
  8. Vietnamese - in Vietnam Plaza, an outdoor market on the edge of Chinatown.
  9. Australian English - at Union Station, in the Amtrak line.

Picts: Los Angeles Visa Trip.

As regular as clockwork, the 9:30 PM Disneyland fireworks are popping on the aural horizon.

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Kevin Sites may get all the attention (and BBC spots) because he is a great self-promoter and willing to make broad generalizations about Iraqis and the conflict in their country, but Dave Enders and Tarek Lubani know (and communicate) that reality is much more complicated, and thus are relegated to the backseat of history.

Saturday, July 03, 2004

Pasadena photos.