Tuesday, October 24, 2006


I recently went on a family trip to China. We took a direct flight to Chengdu. First thing that I notice is that the city is blanketed by haze. Did those bloody forest fire smoke from Indonesia blew all the way here? I doubt it. So it seems like Chengdu is a very foggy city.

The highlight of the trip is a cruise on the Yangtze river. Since we are a few days early, we went to a couple of attractions.

First stop, we went to Leshan and took a river cruise to admire the tallest stone Buddha. Leshan Giant Buddha is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1996.


The next day, we went to the Panda research base. This is the place to visit to see those cute Pandas, bar none.

It started to rain, so we had to leave before I have the chance to take a photo with a baby panda.

Next we went to Wuhouci temple and Jinli street. They are just next to each other. Jinli street was one of the busiest commercial boulevards during ancient times but have since been globalized by American culture.
Starbucks inside Jinli street

Next stop Chongqing city.

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Sunday, October 01, 2006

The real firefox

Will the real firefox please get on stage?


"You are thinking about the browser, ain't you? Well, I am much cuter than the browser! I am the real deal. Currently, I am staying in a research base in Chengdu, China with a bunch of lazy giant cousins."


"Since you are such a nice person, having taken an interest in getting to know me, I would like to introduce you to my family."


"And my girl."


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