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Tourist in New York

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Even though I have lived in NYC for almost 9 months now, I feel like there are still so many parts of the city that I haven’t seen yet. Today, Kris and I walked around the city and acted like tourists, looking up at the buildings and taking pictures of everything.

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See all the pictures on my Flickr account.

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me in my new shirt

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Support WHO membership for Taiwan!

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Taiwan has been excluded from the United Nations and its related organizations since 1971. Since then Taiwan has neither been privy to the health related work of the World Health Organization (WHO) especially regarding the spread of infectious diseases.

“The objective of the World Health Organization shall be the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.”So reads Article 1 of the Constitution of the World Health Organization (WHO). Article 2 stipulates that the function of the WHO, in general, is “to take all necessary action to attain the objective of the Organization.” And Article 3 states, “Membership in the Organization shall be open to all States.”

Taiwan’s participation in the WHO is being blocked by China. China’s political meddling is potentially dangerous to the 23 million people who live on the democratic island of Taiwan. Once again, China has gone too far!

Support WHO membership for Taiwan! Sign the petition.

Read more:

The Economist – Diseases Without Borders: Taiwan’s Unhealthy Exclusion from the WHO

Boston.com – Taiwan makes plea for WHO membership

Taipei Times – World body denies press accreditation to Taiwan

Reporters Without Borders – The UN and WHO deny accreditation to Taiwan journalists
International Herald Tribune – U.N. health chief faces test over bird flu cooperation, Taiwan membership bid

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Visited Countries Map

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visited 31 countries (13%)

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The Hobbit, AGAIN!

I saw Elijah Wood again! Twice in 2 days. This time he was at Despaña in Nolita buying jamón serrano at around 8:30 pm, as I was walking home from grocery shopping at Whole Paycheck. His girlfriend, Pamela Racine, was there too.

Frodo sighting #1

Frodo sighting #2