Friday, September 29, 2006

spilling over from CH into Joe's blog

In Times Square again

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

be sure to read the comments

Today's picture from one of the photoblogs I check daily: Times Square.

Monday, September 11, 2006

nine-eleven, where were you?

One of those relatively rare events that occur in ones lifetime that warrants the question of: “where were you when it happened?” And more so, the answer to which is vividly recalled. Can’t believe it’s been five years. Feels like ages ago, but at the same time seems like only yesterday…

I was in Baltimore, getting ready for class, with the radio on in the background. Thought nothing of it when they casually announced that a plane hit one of the twin towers. Didn’t realize what had happened until an hour later, when I was walking to class, and a classmate hysterically reported the news, saying class was canceled, since terrorists have attacked, the world trade center has collapsed, etc. Admittedly, I blew him off at first, thinking he must be exaggerating…Then spent the rest of the morning and afternoon watching the footage in shock…

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Fung Wah lives up to their reputation

So turns out there was reason to be weary of Fung Wah. During my two years in the Boston area, I took the Chinatown buses, either Fung Wah or Travelpack, at least once a month, and urged many others to use them as well, saying they were safe enough, or at least, other than feeling like the bus was going to flip on several occassions, I always arrived safely at my destination and usually on time (and most importantly for only $15). But alas, Fung Wah bus crash hurts 33:
A packed Fung Wah bus that overturned and injured 33 people yesterday appeared to have taken a curvy highway exit at high speed - a mistake authorities said came despite increased scrutiny of the company’s safety performance.