Highlights of January 2006
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The first day of 2006, our friend George, who we met on our Bhutan trip was in San Francisco visiting his friend David. George and David came out for a rainy afternoon brunch and reminiscing about all of our travels.
January 7-8, Jon was the keynote speaker at a conference of 140 Chinese Architecture professors in Guangzhou, China discussing a digital architecture curriculum. The professors represented 40 schools of architecture in China.
In addition to the modern campus buildings, we toured a new art gallery complex - complete with new Chinese row houses, mixed in with some old buildings, and a stream running through the center. The compex also featured a wall made of oyster shells.
After Guangzhou, Jon went to Sanya, a resort town on Hainan Island, to participate in the Autodesk Greater China Employee Kickoff. In addition to the indoor program, we did a team building exercise building a "great wall" on the beach.
Jim, Lang, Ping, and Jon went out sightseeing one afternoon. Our first excursion was taking some small motorboats out to see a famous ocean rock. Once we were out on the water, the boat drivers tried to negotiate a higher fee to take us further and almost refused to take us back.
Hong Kong On the way back from Sanya, Jon transited through Hong Kong and had a little time for sightseeing in one of our favorite cities.
Chinese New Year! Tasz and Asia wish everybody a fruitful and prosperous year of
the Dog. They are proud to have a whole year devoted to celebrating their
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