Stanford’s German Student Association (SGSA) held its annual Oktoberfest event at Bechtel International Center yesterday. Having been SGSA’s president in 2003, this organisation and its socializing and cultural events hold a special place in my heart.
As a historical tidbit, I was asked about the band playing. I remarked that it is the Karl Lebherz Band and that I had brought it in in 2003 to replace the Edelweissband which had become too expensive. Commented a passerby: “Oh, so you are responsible for the noise.”
Enjoy some quiet photo impressions!
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These Christmas tree balls could double as soccer balls, at least in terms of size. I spotted them at the local CostCo in Menlo Park, CA.
Saw this toy after lunch today in Oberlindelbach, Bavaria.
This is the most hysterically funny post I’ve seen in a while. It is the 10 best Amazon reviews ever. Enjoy!!
Höhenrausch.2 is an art exhibition currently going on in Linz, Austria. I got to see it as part of the social program of the annual OODACH meeting. It is a wooden walkway on top of several major inner city buildings in the city of Linz, with various art installations and fantastic views along the way. Below, please find some photo impressions.
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The color is for real, not a fluke of my camera. It is a one-piece all-plastics wet cell.
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While at Tsinghua University last week, my generous host presented me with a traditional present (for the times): A box of Chinese mooncakes. I’m having them today, on Chinese Mid-Autumn Day, together with some good tea. Below, see how I unwrapped the box and mooncakes: Be merry and enjoy!
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Tomorrow, Monday Sept 12, 2011, is Chinese Mid-autumn Festival Day. On this day, Chinese eat “mooncake”, a small cake or something maybe better called a large cookie. It is also an important present to give to others. Observing the madness of mooncake (present) shopping I can’t help but think that in the future this day will not be remembered as Mid-Autumn Festival Day but rather as Mooncake (Madness) Day, much like Thanksgiving Day in the United States turned into Turkey Day.
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I was able to take a few photos of the fish offered at this Wumart before they shooed me away…
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