Monday, April 07, 2003

Now that I'm back at work I can catch up on all my newspapers! The National Post on Saturday had a story about SARS that not only mentions Taiwan, but addresses its thwarted attempts to join the WHO and blames the mainland. It's the kind of info we get a lot of over here, but that rarely makes it into Western papers, so it's a perspective that is worth a read: "China sets itself at odds with world over SARS".

The anti-French (not to mention anti-Canada) sentiments in the U.S. these days make me very nervous. But I love how complex international politics are being dealt with on a personal level, and how an entire nation can be represented by its baked goods: "Organizers of lecture series on French Impressionism debate serving croissants". Next time you're at Starbucks, think very carefully before choosing between a croissant and a scone. You're either with us or you're against us, you know.

I love Toni Collette, and so does The Age. They think she's "Kooky, but cutting edge".

There is very good news for all of us in Taipei -- news so good that no one believed it could be true. Holy crap, the Beastie Boys are coming!

[In this post, there was a photo of the Beastie Boys here.]

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