Back in August, I
shared the news that I’d be coming here to New York this academic year to study business and economics journalism.
Nine months later — and I can still hardly believe it’s true — I’ve finished. Here’s the proof:
Here I am with some pals before the main Columbia commencement ceremony yesterday morning:
And below — and on YouTube
here — is an especially fun moment from the conclusion of the event.
Once things had ended, Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” blasted from the loudspeakers. And then came this more contemporary New York-related anthem…
Yesterday afternoon was the Journalism School commencement event, which included a talk by Errol Morris and remarks by Nicholas Lemann, our outgoing dean, and others.
You can find more details about that gathering on the
Journalism School’s site.
So what comes next for me? Stay tuned.
For now, I can say this: I won’t be blogging for the next couple of weeks. But you can find me, as ever,
on Twitter. You can also subscribe to my public Facebook updates.
Thanks, as ever, for reading.
mentioned a few weeks back that Anasuya’s new Channel NewsAsia TV show, “The New Myanmar,” would soon air.
Well, the first two episodes have been broadcast, and they’re now available online.
Embedded above on
online here is episode one, “Artistic Freedom,” about music and the arts in the country.
And embedded above on and
online here is episode two, “Saving Yangon,” about the city’s architectural heritage.
There are several more episodes to come. You can see them live on Channel NewsAsia on Mondays from 8:30 to 9 p.m. Singapore time.
Embedded above and on YouTube
here: “Space Oddity,” by Chris Hadfield.
This week’s Mother’s Day themed
, which you may have already seen, is remarkable. New Yorker magazine cover
But I also found another element of the issue to be notable — for a reason that should come as no surprise given my previous
posts about stateside reminders of Thailand.
So: What happens when you combine the
often inscrutable with a parody of exclusive New York City ethnic dining? New Yorker cartoon aesthetic
You get this:
One thing, if you’ll forgive my pedantry: Even allowing for the cartoon’s cryptic nature, we all know that except for eating some soups, chopsticks aren’t typically used in Thailand. Forks and spoons are the norm.
But let’s not let that stand in the way of the joke…
File under: Just because.
Here’s a recent photo, supplied by our friend
P, of our beloved adopted street dog, Ashley, previously discussed here and here.
Ashley turns five in August, so she’s technically a middle-aged pooch. But, as you may be able to tell in this image, she still has a youthful face and many puppy-like traits.
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