Wednesday, August 08, 2007

back to the other side of the world

I'm back from a whirlwind China trip, and am finally settling into a normal pace of life again.

I've added some trip photo sets on Flickr, here and here.

Since my return, I've been more attuned to news articles about China. This one was particularly interesting, given that it's an Asian paper. In order to "clean up" Beijing, they're fining people for spitting & swearing. But, my favorite line is at the end:

"I wonder if they can make everything from buildings to people seem perfect," quipped retired university professor Dong Yaohui. "Does it have to be?"