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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue

bob is dood?
Location: E19 Highway, Belgium
While driving to Antwerp last year, I noticed several signs on the highway that said, “Bob is dood?” since “dood” is the Flemish word for “dead”, I wondered what this person named Bob had done to deserve such publicity.

A little research on the Internet showed that it was actually part of last year’s summer campaign by the Belgian Road Safety Institute to promote dialogue and discussion against drunk driving. Bob was the nickname chosen for the designated driver who abstains from alcohol in order to drive others home safely.

Started in 1995, the Bob campaign has proved to be so successful that 80% of the population now considers drinking and driving unacceptable. As a result, Bob didn’t disappear last year. If anything, it was given a new facelift.

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August 31, 2014 at 4:31 pm 10 comments

weekly photo challenge: fray

location: san francisco bay area, california
i took this picture in front of a house in our neighborhood. as you can see, it’s becoming an eyesore with frayed and overgrown dry weeds around it. it wasn’t like this before. the property used to be well-maintained and taken care of.

several months ago, a murder took place in the house. for some unexplained reason, the husband shot his wife in one of the bedrooms. their eldest daughter found her body hidden in a closet when she came home from school.

it’s incomprehensible that a man would kill a woman much more if she was his wife and mother of his children. if there were irreconcilable differences between them, he could have divorced her instead of using excessive force that he might later regret.

as a result of this tragedy, the children, an 8-year old girl and a 14-year old girl, have lost both parents with the dad in jail and the mother dead. they must have felt abandoned like the house where they used to live.

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August 23, 2014 at 1:38 pm 9 comments

Love Isn’t Forever

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Romantics long for eternal love. For mere mortals like us, however, it’s not in the cards. Come to think of it, this isn’t really bad as we tend to appreciate something more when it doesn’t last. The best way to love somebody then is to realize that it will end.

June 30, 2014 at 2:53 pm 12 comments

Inside Germany: Lost in Trier

Last month, I signed up for a tour starting in Trier, Germany. Getting there was quite a challenge, but it was all worth it. As the oldest city in Germany, it’s rich in history and ancient landmarks.

From the Frankfurt International Airport, I went to the Fernbahnof Railway Travel Center and purchased a ticket to Mainz with a train connection to Trier.

I was told that the train would leave in 15 minutes, so I rushed to the train station right away. When I arrived, a train was already waiting on the platform track. I boarded it just in time before the doors closed. Only problem was it was the wrong train.

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June 13, 2014 at 2:59 pm 4 comments

Coming Home

I just got back from Europe and had the opportunity to visit places in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. It was a great time to go away and recharge. In future posts, I hope to share with you tidbits and photos about this trip.

A friend once asked her mother to visit California to see the redwood trees. “What for?” she replied. “There are also trees in Brooklyn.”

I can relate to her mother. Traveling can be a nightmare and not worth the hassle, especially if you’re coming home to the U.S. from abroad.

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June 10, 2014 at 12:57 pm 8 comments

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