11/30

今天想說說的,是種族。

很多在亞州的朋友不其言地問到美國是否有種族歧視?
我的答案一般都是完全沒有那是騙你的。但相對而言,
北美地區的種族融和程度,尤其在大城市,我敢肯定在世上是相當高的。

不錯,在新聞中,不時仍有一些多少對某些族裔社區的報導。但再生活中
我常常看到的例子倒是如下:

一個白人和一個非裔在公園下棋,聊天。

「聯合國」會議差不多是每個星期都有的事。不論是學術上,工作上,甚至
消閒上。

我倒覺得,在北美,不同種類之間的宗教和文化的不同而帶來的隔閡是絕對有的。
但在生活中,更多的例子是大家因的工作,學習和嗜好的關係而走在一起,而不會
去管對方的皮膚是甚麼顏色。<

11/29

You can’t see very clearly from the picture but it was snowing when I
took it at Denver International yesterday. That reminds me my last
visit to Denver in six years ago via Greyhound (!) I remember my bus
was greatly delayed by snow that I couldn’t get a single photo of
Denver before I changed the bus to Omaha. Some thought yesterday at the
airport when I was waiting my flight back to Orange County and I really
want to write it here before I forget. The trip that I mentioned back
in 2002 always labeled as one of the most important event happened
during college years. I try not to say that is my life-changing event
but I tend to say that trip changed myself to see certain things. Let’s
say I felt very sad that I can’t took one single photo of RTD bus due
to the snow but later on I start to understand that life and myself are
not perfect at all times. (Rephrase- I am far from perfect) No matter
how well you planned ahead, things are not always go as planned . Back
then I always feel angry and frustrated, but after that trip I started
to learn try to accept and appreciate things around. My lesson learned
: Forcing on something to see what you want won’t get better results.
Try my best on what I have and history told things go surprisingly well
sometimes overtime. Don’t we always want to have a straight flush at
the poker game but most of the time we get is not a single pair with no
aces in sight? How to play the game takes the real courage, and to
myself, hand work and patience.

11/22/08

這星期在下被「抽調」到安大略分公司做事,超累的。
細節在此按下不表了。今晚想談談的,是一些道路指示牌的標準。

每個國家(及其 行政區域)的道路設計基本上係由當地交通或運輸部門釐定。但總括而言世上的道路標誌設計可以籠統地隸屬兩大派系。一為歐系為首的維也納會議關於道路標示法 則(Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals) 二為美系為首的道路交通管理標誌統一法則。(Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, 簡稱MUTCD)

兩大派系的分別如要詳細地講,恐怕是一篇論文也說不完。不過大體分別在於, 維也納會議下的國家會使用三角標誌為警示 ,圓形的話以紅主色為限制或禁止,藍主色為指示;其他主要為四角形狀。MUTCD下的路牌就大體為四角形狀(正方,長方或菱形) 例外的有州或州際公路。鐵路平交。及兩者都有的: 停 (八角)及 讓(倒三角)

在此強調,這兩套法則不是世上唯二的標準。不過在演變過程中,各國的交通法則係
可以看到這兩套法規的影子。<

11/17/08

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Friend of mine get married today. Although it is not the 1st wedding I attend in So. Cal. This is
first one that whole ceremony is on the boat in Newport Beach, CA.

According to the couple in the picture, cost is not that expensive as most people think, so that leave me some thoughts (That it is way too early for me to think about this – in anyway. )

Good to have some beer, champaign, and cocktails. I will leave the wine for this coming Saturday (Dec 8th) in Temecula, CA.

11/1

The highlight for this week is definitely Halloween. I came across a
lot of people and places in So. Cal. I can’t tell how happy try to
relax myself a little after the stress for a while.

You may ask me the pic for the day but this time I’d like to save it to myself for now. Sorry folks!