Sunday, September 29, 2013

I know it's been a while.  Just reading about Usagi, the typhoon that recently ravaged Guangdong.  Hope all my friends are okay.  Here is some news from the typhoon, and other recent reads:
Of course, my friends at One for the Road pub, sent out an advance notice that the pub would be open through the storm in British tradition (or interpret as you wish).  I don't see anything about it in their website or blog.  Assume they are still partying.

But one of the more interesting things I saw about Usagi, is the damage to two Buddhas in Guangdong.  You have to see for yourself:   Depressed Buddhas 

In the meantime, WalMart just continues to open stores in China:  WalMart Opens More Stores in Small China Cities


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Recent News Postings from China

It's always interesting hearing and reading the latest from China. A few newscast, were of particular attention:

Video Shows Young Girl Driving Down a Busy Street
- And this really means "Young"!
- But be sure to read all,
- watch the video,
- and best of all, be sure to get the commentary at the end
- And yes, I do agree too! She does drive better than most!

LinkChina Launches Spaceship to "America The Beautiful"
- You just can't find better "patriotic" music!

LinkObama Fried Chicken
- Shanghaisst blog (as usual) covered it first
- Gotta love the slogan: "We're so niubi (cool), aren't we?"

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Bike Photos from Shanghai

Just got an interesting link for photos from Huffington Post:

Portraits of Shanghai's Burdened Bikers

Some amazing photos here! Enjoy!

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Featured on Storyline Project

Before I left Winston-Salem, I was coaxed into telling my story about my life through kidney issues and transplant. The city started a project of capturing stories of residents a few years ago. They asked me to tell about my finding out about kidney disease through my health issues and getting the kidney.

This week Storyline Project is featuring my story on their website. You can go to the site and listen to a short version of my recording at: Storylineproject.org

I've tried to figure out how to put the whole long version on Youtube or something on the internet where I can link to it, but I've been unable to figure out how to convert the format so far. Maybe soon.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the short version.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Recent News from Myself & China

I haven't posted much lately. I'm busy! My new job is really keeping me busy! And I'm really enjoying it!

But there has been some extremely interesting news lately from China:

In another more curious move, China has copied a city in Austria! I'm sure it's not quite the same, but more interesting to me, is that this is not the first city copied by the Chinese! ........ I guess they do more than copy watches.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Bryson to Atlanta!!

Several friends have called or sent notes asking: “How hot is it in Vietnam?” Well, I usually answer: “Hot, as far as I know. At least, that is what my friends in Ho Chi Minh City tell me.”

I know many of you thought I had gone to Vietnam in March to work there for three months. Well, sorry, I haven’t updated the fact, that I never made it to the Mekong Delta area. Instead, I made the shortlist for a permanent opportunity in the US, that would require me to foreclose any chance of hiring had I gone to Vietnam. I opted to stay and take my chance on the new opportunity. And I got it!

On May 2, I start at Geiger International, a division of Herman Miller in the office furniture business. I’ll be a vice president for the casegoods manufacturing. The main facility is located in southwest Atlanta, and I’ll be relocating to the area over the next few months.

It’s a new beginning. I was blessed to receive a new kidney last year, and I’m taking this new lease on life to live the fullest with this new opportunity. I have a lot of preparations to make, but I can’t wait. The job will be challenging, but I know many of you are happy to hear I’ll be staying in the US. Equally, a lot of my International friends are sad I won’t be moving back to Asia. And actually part of me will miss Asia too. But I had to take the best available for me now. And I love getting back to the office furniture business, with the preeminent leader in high end wood furniture for the office. I should even be traveling back to West Michigan soon, where the Herman Miller headquarters is located. So I will see my many friends in that area!

Well, it’s back to moving preparations for now. I gotta find a temporary home for my dog, Goldie. I still don’t know what I’ll be doing with my home. And I have to get things packed. So it may be a while before I can pass on more progress. But my next post will probably be from HotLanta!

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Monday, January 31, 2011

China Plans Megacity ..... or Not

Did ya see the news recently about the plan by China to create a mega city of 42,000,000 people??!! Reports were broadcast widely from CNN to the internet. A good Aussie friend from Dongguan, Roger, sent me an article about it posted by several newspapers, including the Sydney Morning Herald and The Telegraph in London. The headline read:
42,000,000: China's mega city will eat Wales.
Reading you will see that the city, basically already exists. It includes the area between Guangzhou, with its 25 million, to Shenzhen. So that includes Dongguan. Total population of around 42 million!!

But reading a later report from an announcement by a Guangdong Province official, the efforts are just to integrate public and commercial services. Not necessarily to integrate governments. It would be good to integrate transportation efforts, and other public services!

I guess it's already basically VERY BIG!! Question is, will it be just one mega city or just a big Province?? Either way, it's a lot of people!!

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