Re: [OM] Reminiscing [was: Re: iPhone et al]

Subject: Re: [OM] Reminiscing [was: Re: iPhone et al]
From: Jim Couch <zuikoholic@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 22:02:37 -0800
Cc: bwhitmire@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

I think that was my photo.


The photo was taken in Hanoi on Christmas Eve 2008. The celebration was 
a football (soccer) victory over Thailand. Shop in the background was 
Calvin Klein. The contrast of Vietnam flags and a western corporate logo 
did strike me at the time, and still does. Vietnam is still a communist 
country, but certainly has a thriving 'capitalist' economy in many ways. 
BTW, one would think that Americans would be less than welcome in 
Vietnam, but that is certainly not the case. We were warmly welcomed 
wherever we traveled in the country.

Jim Couch

On 11/7/2010 3:58 PM, Bob Whitmire wrote:
> Hummmm . . . kinda depends on your point of view. It's much to soon for 
> history to to render any kind of verdict on Iraq or Afghanistan, never mind 
> that Afghanistan technically is a NATO operation. As for Vietnam, well, I 
> think I recall mentioning here having seen a photo within the last year. Some 
> kind of celebration in Hanoi, maybe whooping it up over whipping the nasty 
> imperialists . . . bunch of young people in Hanoi, all wearing western garb 
> and dancing in front of The Gap. Not The Giap, but rather The Gap. in Hanoi. 
> Makes you wonder who won what and who lost what . . . .<shrug>
> --Bob Whitmire
> www.bobwhitmire.com

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