Author Archives: Fabrizio

Osama Bin Laden and a Chinese Reaction

I review a great article by Evan Osnos, staff writer for the New Yorker living in China. How does the Chinese community interpret the sudden death of Osama Bin Laden? Continue reading

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Pictures from the Carnival Cruise and Key West

A number of my favorite pictures from our recent few days spent aboard the Carnival Imagination and a short trip to Key West. Sunrises abound. Continue reading

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Back Home

We finally made it back home yesterday afternoon, 30 hours after starting our trip in Miami. This disaster of a travel day was the result of a variety of problems that just happened to occur at the perfectly bad time. Continue reading

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Atlanta

The good news is that the president managed to land safely in Miami. The bad news is that he did so shortly before our plane was meant to take off. For those of you that haven’t experienced such a thing, … Continue reading

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Miami Airport

I’m sitting in the Miami airport while writting this, and using prepaid wifi. We just got back from our cruise through the western carribean, and now have several hours to wait until we can board our flight to Atlanta. The … Continue reading

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Cruising

I’m heading out on a cruise to Florida and the Caribbean.  Not exactly China related, but hopefully I’ll have some good pictures and a story or two once I’m back.  Until then-

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China, Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg

I have not doubt that Zuckergberg is serious in his commitment to bringing Facebook to China. With a market 420 million strong, how couldn’t he be? But is it really meant to be? Continue reading

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Podcast

I have been playing with the idea of creating a weekly Borrowed Culture podcast.  I have no experience with such things, nor do I know if it is actually in line with the format of this site, but most of … Continue reading

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China Boom

A look at the Asia Society’s ‘China Boom’ project. One hundred experts answer the same question in an attempt to explain China’s growth over the last thirty years. Continue reading

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Creating a Global iPhone

A major question that comes up for any traveler is that of communication. I go over the steps needed to turn an iPhone into a travel ready, global phone. Continue reading

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