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Shangri-La ain't what it used to be


Cover of Lost Horizon (1936) by James Hilton, touted as the first paperback ever published</a>

Hey, miajesbar, do you remember last Saturday when I told you my uncle and his wife went off to China, but I couldn't point out on a map where they went?

Well, I just got this e-mail from him:

Subject: Hi from Da Li
Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2004 07:01:37 -0500 (CDT)

Hi everyone! We are in Da Li of Yunnan province today. Have seen Guiyang and Kunming. Saw China's largest water fall, Huangguoshu, near Guiyang, and a number of minority peoples' villages (Miao, Yi, Bai, Dong, ....)

The booklets on China's tourist highlights [were] perfect timing, we took a handful of them and read onm the plane.

Tomorrow will be Li Jiang, and then Shangri La, etc before flying to Shanghai on the 21st.
Hope everyone is doing well. BTW we are not affected by the typhoon at all.
Will call you in about 8, 9 days.

David


What's next? Air cards right in the heart of Shangri-La?
(No, forget I said that, it will come to pass all too soon. :-P)

Edit, 02:45 CDT Sun 15 Aug 2004 - slides, transparencies, and handouts are printed. Thanks to thanatos_kalos for the suggestion!

In other news:

Prayers for all affected by Hurricane Charley.
Off to Austin to present a BNJ-related paper at the International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies (CCCT-2004). See you all next Tuesday!

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Banazir

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thanatos_kalos
Aug. 14th, 2004 09:24 am (UTC)
Have fun in Austin! Remember to make enough copies for everyone. ::g::
banazir
Aug. 14th, 2004 09:27 am (UTC)
Texas is the mind-killer
Have fun in Austin!
Thanks! I will, for all 5 hours of it. :-)
I am Texas power!

Remember to make enough copies for everyone. ::g::
Copies?

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Banazir
thanatos_kalos
Aug. 14th, 2004 09:32 am (UTC)
Re: Texas is the mind-killer
Have fun in Austin!
Thanks! I will, for all 5 hours of it. :-)
I am Texas power!


yay!!!!

Remember to make enough copies for everyone. ::g::
Copies?


of handouts or whatever else you're using during your paper presentation.
banazir
Aug. 15th, 2004 12:55 am (UTC)
Re: Texas is the mind-killer
yay!!!!
I'll take my digicam and snap some picutres for you during breaks.

Remember to make enough copies for everyone. ::g::
...
of handouts or whatever else you're using during your paper presentation.

Done, and thanks for the suggestion. I've printed:

  • 5 color copies, single-sided 2-up (printed on the department color laser printer, hand-collated and stapled)

  • 10 B&W copies, double-sided 2-up (auto-collated, and would you believe I have a duplexer unit and the department doesn't?)

  • 20 B&W copies, double-sided 6-up (ditto)


Going to sleep - hitting the road in 5 hours. See you!

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Banazir
myng_rabbyt
Aug. 16th, 2004 07:37 am (UTC)
Whit (heart) China!
My sister just got back from a month of teaching English in China. She was in Chengdu; she was kind enough to point it out to me on a map and explain its size relative to other cities in China (i.e., Shang Hai and Hong Kong), and then give me something to compare it to in America.

I wish I could go to China. And Japan. She wants to go back to China. And live there. And be a dentist.

banazir
Oct. 7th, 2004 11:31 am (UTC)
Re: Whit (heart) China!
My sister just got back from a month of teaching English in China.
So cool! One of cousins (Connie) did that in Taiwan.

She was in Chengdu; she was kind enough to point it out to me on a map and explain its size relative to other cities in China (i.e., Shang Hai and Hong Kong), and then give me something to compare it to in America.
Heh. Guess what Banamum's hometown is?
Yep. She's one of the Li of Chengdu, Sichuan province. She's also a Tennessee Volunteer, but that's another story.

I wish I could go to China. And Japan. She wants to go back to China. And live there.
Cool! I sometimes wonder if it wouldn't be fun to live in Asia for a while. There are so many important things to do there.

And be a dentist.
Eeek!


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Banazir
myng_rabbyt
Oct. 11th, 2004 07:39 am (UTC)
Re: Whit (heart) China!
What a cutie! Who's that precious pumpkin?
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