One morning, S woke up and immediately asked, “Want me to tell you about my dream?” Apparently he dreamt that he won a gold medal at the Olympics (we had recently watched the Winter Olympics). When I asked him in what sport, he said it was swimming… however, he clarified that it was swimming on his bed. And that Aquaman … Read More
I don’t usually write about work, but there has been a small project that’s been fun lately: I’ve been putting together videos for three projects as a test pilot in profiling different kinds of research. Here’s the first one, which is the simplest: a slideshow based on some great photos by my colleague Jason for his work on conflict diamonds: … Read More
actually, this is me cycling on my way home from work. traffic is the number one thing travelers to Hanoi notice most, and it took me a month of cycling before I got the guts to go for the motorbike.
this is fairly light traffic, but gives you an idea… [VIDEO]… Read More
it’s been raining for the past 2 days, apparently the worst since 1984. and by murphy’s law, I of course live on what seems (to me) the worst-hit part of the city. this video is from early in the day, when I first tried to get to work: it only got worse later. nowhere to stand without being submerged, and … Read More