The author, smiling winningly Scott Raymond home

Special Administrative Region

12 Oct 2003

I tell ya, I love this modern world we live in, where so much can change and yet so much remain the same. After 20-some hours of travel, my morning routine was virtually identical to that of any other: sipping an americano in a over-stuffed chair at Starbucks, where they were playing James Taylor.

I’ve got another hour wait before my connecting flight to Tokyo, and I’ll try to post an update from there, and some pictures.