Thursday, December 31, 2009

K W L G u i l i n

Did You Know?

  • KWL has 208 flights departing per week for short haul destinations.
  • KWL connects with 32 cities nonstop.
  • There are 30 flights per week flying on small aircraft from KWL.
  • There are over 436 domestic flights per week from KWL.
  • Over 64,995 passengers can travel out of KWL every week.
  • There are 32 nonstop flights per week departing from KWL.
  • There are over 43 long haul flights per week from KWL.
  • The longest flight from KWL is 1,648 miles.

Pappa bear?

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Tonka XXIV issue, vol 22

Taiwan Tonka......


Transporter 12

The livestock edition: chickens, pigs, water buffalo & a goat

And yes, that is a goat on the back of that scooter..........

Wonder where they are heading?


Monday, December 28, 2009

Top Ten Things I Say on a Scooter That Have No Cussing

  1. You have no headlight.
  2. You have no taillight.
  3. You have no brake lights.
  4. You have no lights.
  5. Don't turn off my lights.
  6. I said, don't turn off my lights.
  7. You know, the full-face, dark visor you wear to protect you from the sun's rays may be okay during the daytime, but at night, you might want to rethink that.
  8. That big bag of produce in front of your headlight...ooh, nice illuminated very well. However, your vehicle and the road in front of you are not.
  9. Blithering idiot.
  10. Incredible nincompoop.

下 一 項

College football - Of course you have the national championship game with UT and Alabama, but you also have a more locally (Taichung) interesting game going on. That being Texas Tech vs. Michigan State. I, of course, support the good guys, Tech. My friend, Sam, a Michigan native, went to State and at the moment sorta supports the Spartans.

If you want to watch the game live, let me know. D-Wayne proposed using his computer and FuBar's wireless to watch it outside on SoHo Street. I'm thinkin that might be a bit cold and windy. An Internet cafe sounds a bit more hospitable to me. D-Wayne, Mr. Bean,let me know, but let's watch it.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Top Albums of the Decade

Why don't I post these albums and we maybe we can get a forum going of albums I've missed.

1. Absolution - Muse
2. Hot Fuss - The Killers
3. Parachutes - Coldplay
4. Funeral - Arcade Fire
5. Wintersleep - Welcome to the Night Sky
6. Bob Dylan - Modern Times
7. Neil Young - Prairie Wind
8. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
9. Snow Patrol - Eyes Open
10. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand

Special Mention to Radiohead, The Strokes and Queens of the Stoneage.
Albums I want if you feel generous
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver

I would say Muse is my favorite band of the decade!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Griz Update

After coming from 27 behind in Round 1, winning 51-0 in Round 2, and playing the game of the year (for any level) in the snows of Missoula in Round 3, the Griz fell two points short on Friday night, falling to Villanova 23-21. After squandering an early 14-3 lead, the boys were simply outclassed in the second half, ruining my chance at the rare double alma mater football championship. Alas.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

IJ pick up your Cowboy shirt at Fubar

See Keron.....

Thursday, December 10, 2009

What I did at the Airport this Trip

On the way out, in Hong Kong airport, two mainland Chinese cut in front of me (and many other people) in the immigration line. You know, the arrival line that has miles of roped areas to form a perfect, snaking line.

I let the first youngster do this, but next it was Grandma. Then I spoke up and told them off.

"Don't cut in line. This is an international airport and everyone has to stand in line. Please don't let the Chinese people lose face like this."

They were suitably embarrassed and I hope the HK airport staff figure out that this is really their job, not some job for slightly-buzzed good Samaritans to be doing.

So, guess what happens when I arrive back at Taipei airport?

Sure enough, again two Chinese cut in front of me. (Why do they try this in pairs?)

I did an encore performance. (Maybe did not mention the losing of Chinese face this time - that is a pretty harsh thing to drop - I am sure those folks had nightmare where Confucius, Mao, andHu Jin-Tao visit them as the Ghosts of Chinese Face.)

The Taiwanese hall monitor then stepped up and corralled the Chinese mustangs back to the rear of the line.

I encourage everyone to speak up and stop this sort of activity whenever you see it. The airport in Taipei was packed to the gills with Chinese tourists and so was Hong Kong. Best to nip this in the bud before you are fighting for your place in line with half of Guangzhou.

Also, its fun to watch them freak out when someone calls them on their line-cutting. These people can afford the plane ticket - they ain't peasants who just fell off the cabbage wagon.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

D-Wayne needs our prayers

According to D-Wayne's co-worker, D-Wayne went to the hospital this morning to receive a stent for angina. No word yet, because he is being kept in ICU for 2 days with no contact - as in visitors. According to the co-worker, that includes his wife. He went to work this morning and very shortly thereafter drove himself to the hospital. His school received a phone call from the hospital telling them that he would not be returning. His wife went to his school and informed the principal and the co-worker about the situation. Please remember that the only thing that is certain is that D-Wayne is in the hospital with a heart condition and does need our prayers.