Reflections

Gators growl

Every fall, the University of Florida hosts a homecoming event at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, "Gator Growl," considered one of the largest pep rallies. Thousands of students, alumni, faculty and fans fill the bleachers to enjoy music, comic talent and fireworks. It's an opportunity for the students to get pumped up just before the big… Continue reading Gators growl

Reflections

India’s Aadhaar lays foundation for an era of efficiency

Last week, I was pleasantly surprised to read that India has started enrolling its residents into Aadhaar, a biometric database of fingerprints and eye scans that assigns an identification number to each of India's citizens. It issues a unique number to everyone, including rural farmers out in India's most isolated villages. This way, the poorest… Continue reading India’s Aadhaar lays foundation for an era of efficiency

Travel

Lan Kwai Fong: Meeting Strangers In the Night In Hong Kong’s Party Zone

I had worked up an appetite following my trip to Lantau island, so I wanted to find a place where I could grab a bite while also being able to mingle. Lan Kwai Fong seemed to be the perfect place to do that, so I walked there from Hong Kong Central Pier. Only occasionally missing… Continue reading Lan Kwai Fong: Meeting Strangers In the Night In Hong Kong’s Party Zone

Travel

Built on Stilts – Tai O Fishing Village

From the Po Lin Monastery, bus tours typically head down to┬áTai O, which, for more than a century has remained a fishing village built on stilts by the Tanka people, according to the Hong Kong Tourism Board. The floating village reminded me of similar villages I've seen in Phang Nga Bay, Phuket in Thailand, where… Continue reading Built on Stilts – Tai O Fishing Village