Friday, September 28, 2007

Teacher's Day...

Well this one was totally off my radar. Been busy on trying to get more business together here to do my part on helping Taiwan's economy(mine too of course-:)), but I digress. To all of the teachers out there in Greater China and elsewhere thanks for the hard work and dedication.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Go figure...

Here in Taichung this year we've had 3 typhoons com into the area on fairly direct course with predictions of some major action on the least one, but all small potatoes. Now Wipha comes through with tail way up by Taipei and brings some real gusts and dumps a bunch of rain on us. Just goes to show you that typhoons are as predictable as the winner of the Kentucky Derby.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Remembering 911

I guess I'll reflect here since I was in Taiwan when 911 occurred. First thing is wishing the families and friends of those lost in 911 are doing better with their pain. I was sitting in friend's restaurant that night when another friend's cell phone rang. He was being informed of The WTC 1st tower being hit. Some bad jokes were made. Surely this whole thing was just a bad joke but... Then the TV was turned on over the bar-the images of horror, devastation and loss were all there. Then my phone rang. An incredulous wife calling to tell me the very place we'd been to on a family trip earlier that year had been attacked. The WTC that I could see daily from my Brooklyn home was soon to be no more. An icon leveled to dust.

All I can say-let's honor the lost by working harder for peace and understanding between each other and by cherishing our loved ones.

Friday, September 7, 2007

1:50 Something wake-up...

Yikes-last night we got shaken awake by 6.6 scale earthquake here in Taiwan. I was shaken awake and not wanting to get up in the hope that my son was still sleeping. Our condo is on the 10th floor and part of a massive multi-building structure that is all joined together. So picture a giant spring and we're doing the "Twist" but only horizontally. This caused me to reflect on how I was overseas on a business trip when my wife and son got a much bigger fright from "921" earthquake back in '99. Fortunately, was able to go back to sleep after an hour of reading.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Favorite time of year

We are entering my favorite time of year here in La Isla Formosa. The cooler drier weather agrees with me and serves to remind me that Moon Festival is not far off. I love that holiday for it's social appeal. Friends and family getting together around the barbecue grill with good conversation and maybe some grog to ply it along.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Geek Enabling In Computer Alley

Taken in Taichung's Computer Alley-geek porn palace or choice to so many. Paul and Martha happy guests and video stars. Taichung's Moshang provided the excellent remix tune for the background. Fun was had by all-several rubber chickens were sacrificed, and yes they were made in China. xD