Monday, August 25, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Belated pics from our trip to Asia!

Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Rainy day at Lalbagh Fort. Dhaka.

The Taj.

Workers on the Red Fort in Delhi.

Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Man Moh Temple, HK.


Ching Chong

I guess it's not just fifth graders who do this. The Spanish basketball team does it, too. See NYT article.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Young Swim Instructors, Part 2

My new instructor said, "I've been swimming competitively basically all my life. And I'm going to be 21 soon. That's a long time. So you should listen to me."

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Young Swim Instructors

I started taking swimming lessons a few weeks ago. I do know how to swim (I feel compelled to tell you that), but I hardly ever swim except when I'm on vacation. So I signed up at Pasadena City College.

My swim instructors are college students, back home in Pasadena for the summer. I've been improving on all my strokes. I've even learned the butterfly, a real thrill. I love swimming. It's now my favorite part of the week.

Class will be over soon and I'm thinking about joining the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center to keep it up. I stopped by last weekend to check out the facilities. Two very clean, very nice Olympic size pools. I asked my teacher what she thought of the Rose Bowl. Here's our exchange:

Me: I took a look at the Rose Bowl and it looks really nice.

Her: Yea, it's great. I lifeguard there. They maintain it really well. It was built for like the '94 LA Summer Olympics.

Me: You mean '84.