Monday, June 27, 2011 by
My 10-year old daughter wrote an essay about what she wants to do
when she becomes a teenager. Of all the things she wants to do, one
item in particularl made me not only smile, but think. She wants to
drive a tiny purple car; tiny, because she wants to leave the
smallest bio-foot-print possible and purple because she is really
into it, "a royal color" as she describes it.She realizes there are
not that many tiny or purple cars out there. But it doesn't stop
her from wanting one. "I still...
Friday, June 17, 2011 by
I am planning a trip to the NE of China to visit my parents. I
usually fly to Beijing and then take a train during the next day to
arrive at their home. After booking my flights, I called my
official chauffeur, a retired uncle living in Beijing, to arrange
for my usual pick-up. This time, he asked a lot of questions about
my flight arrival time and when my train will leave the next day.
It seems his car is not allowed to be on the road from 7:00 a.m. to
9:00 a.m. or 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m....
Friday, June 3, 2011 by
Before I came to the U.S. in 1992, one of my headaches living in
China was finding a parking space for my bicycle when I went
shopping in downtown Beijing. I was wondering where people would
park their cars when I was helping GM gain the Chinese Contract to
build a Buick plant in Shanghai and sell cars in China. Today, the
GM Buick is built in Shanghai and it is one of the most popular
cars in China. My brother in China owns one. Where does he park it?
On the sidewalk at night.Almost every...