Two Russian ladies in front of the Tschaikovsky statue at the
Moscosw Conservatory of Music (top). Two ladies near the Tchaikosky
Concert Hall (bottom).
- Two Russian ladies at the statue of Tschikovsky in front
of the main hall of the Moscow Conervatory of Music (2014).
- Two Moslem ladies from Azerbaijan. They are Moslems and
they are not supposed to touch a strange man, but they said I am not strange to them because I am
a professor in the United States. This photo was produced outside the Kremlin Wall (2014). Do you know
where Azerbaijan is?
- Lydia Arndt also works for
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research. She is a very quiet person, and
she comes with her daughter at social gatherings. This photo was taken
in Dubna (2000).
- Two years later, we met
again in Prague (2002). Again she was with her daughter, who became
- Three Russian Ladies in Moscow. I spotted
these three ladies near the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in November of 2010.
I asked them whether I could photograph them. They said YES. We then
took turns to produce two more photos.
- With two of them, I had a photo.
- Then another photo.
- Two Russian Ladies from Murmansk.
The city of Murmansk is at the harlfway between Moscow and the North Pole.
I met them at one of the samba theaters in Rio.
- Two Russian Ladies in Athens
(July 2008). I could tell they came from Russia, and they became
very happy when I started talking about their country. They
came from Moscow.
- Two Russian Friends in Shanghai
(July 2011). They came from Moscow and are working at the Wyndham
Hotel located at the East Bunt Region of Shanghai for practical
training. They came from Moscow, and they are mighty proud of
- Two Russian ladies from Moscow on
a narrow street in Venice (2014).
- A cool summer evening with two Russian
ladies in Yerevan (Armenia 1998).
- Rissian financial engineer with her
friend from Kazakhstan. She came from Moscow's Yasanevo residential
complex. I met these two ladies at the breakfast cafe of
a Zurich hotel (2104). I do not know too much about their business, but
I know there are many banks in Switzerland, and there are many rich people
Russia and Kazakhstan thanks to their petroleum resources. It is easy
to trace how the oil flows, but you need a professional skill to trace
how the money flows.
- Two Russian ladies running a gift shop in Munich.
One of them came from Novosirsk and the other from a town I do not know about.
They became very happy when I ask them when I asked them whether they are Russians.
- Russians in Rio de Janeiro. I met these two
Russian ladies at the Copacabana beach (2007). It was very easy to talk with
them because I know about their country. They came from Moscow.
- Victory Day March. We noted that
it was the 9th day of May. It was the Victory Day in Russia and Russian
soldiers march on the Red Square. We then started to march in the Russian
style. I did not do too well in walking like Russian soldiers.
Victory Day March. Let us see how Russian soldiers march.
- Two Russian Sisters. When I was
attending a conference at the Volga beach near Kazan in 2000, they
always stayed close to me. I asked them why they like a man as old
as their grandfather. They said I am like their elder brother. They knew
what I like to hear. They seem to be interested in how I made out
in the United States after coming from Korea when I was as young as
they are now.
- River Cruise. With two
students on a cruise ship along the Volga River. The Russian flag is
in the background (2001).
- Two Sisters from Tashkent. Tashkent
is the capital city of Uzbeckistan, which used to be one of the Soviet
Republics in the past. There are many people from Tashkent throughout
Russia. This frame contains two photos taken in Kazan (1999).
- Russian Lady from Omsk. I met her
on the Cote d'Azur beach. It was the first time to meet, but this Russian
lady behaved as if he she were with her brother. This photo was taken by
her embarrassed daughter. It was not the first time for me to have this
kind of experience with Russian ladies. This prompted me to do a research
along this line, and I constructed a theory of why.
Click here for the result of my research.
- Two Sweet Girls. While in
Kharkov (July 2000), I invited these two girls to a photo with my
colleague. They were just walking by. In November of 2001, they came
to me while I was attending the Akhiezer memorial conference held in
Kharkov. It was a total surprise to me. They asked me whether I brought
their photos. I apologized to them and promised to put the pictures
on my website, and I invited them to join me in the conference banquet.
However, my proposal was rejected by the conference organizers. Their
reasoning was that these girls are too young. We were thoroughly
disappointed. They wanted to spend more time with me. I now have their
addresses and will make every effort to heal their wounds.
- Two Medical Doctors
from Dnepropetrovsk staying at the President Hotel Kievsky in Kiev
(2006). They appeared to have beautiful minds. I asked them whether
I could photograph them. They invited me to sit down with them, and
I had a photo with them. There are many medical doctors in my family.
In order to be a successful doctor, he/she must have a beautiful mind
and must always be ready to help others.
- A Beautiful Set of Mother and
Daughter. I walked into Kazan's town hall to see what was
happening there. There was a wedding reception, and many teenager boys
and girls came in their formal dresses. I spotted there a mother with
he teenager daughter, and asked them whether I can have a photo with them.
- Photo without Mom.
Then the girl pushed away her mother, and wanted to have a photo with
me alone. Her mother happliy stayed away. Beautiful people with
- This is Kazan's Town Hall.
- I spotted these two girls
in the lobby of Kazan's concert hall. They agreed to be photographed, and then
invited me to have a photo together.
- My photo with them. How
do I look?
- Kazan's Concert Hall.
Everywhere in Russia, Russians believe in music.
- Mother and Daughter from
Khabarovsk. Khabarovsk is a Russian city at the eastern end of Siberia,
north of the Korean Peninsula. I met these two ladies in the
Church of Resurrection in
Saint Petersburg (November 2010). While I was in Korea until 1954, I used to
pick up Radio Moscow shortwave signals relayed at powerful shortwave stations
in Khabarovsk, but I had never expected to meet anyone from Khabarovsk.
- Two more Russian Ladies from
Khavarovsk at one of the Brazilian restaurents in Rio (2011).
- Two Russian ladies at a Russian gift
shop in Riga (Latvia 2008).
- Two Ukrainian ladies
at a trendy restaurant in Kiev (2006).
- Two Russian Gardeners
in Kaliningrad (2005). Do you know where Kaliningrad is?
- These Two Ladies are excellent
physicists from the Stepanov Institute of the Belarusian Academy of Sciences.
They are Raisa Zaporozhchenko and Tatiana Karlovich (younger lady). We had this
photo in 2004 while I was attending a conference held in Minsk.
- Two Belarusian ladies in Berlin (2015).
The Humboldt University of Berlin is seen in the background. They came
from Minsk. They became very happy when I told them I have been there
six times to attend conferences.
- Two Students from Minsk. This
photo was produced in front of Catherine's winter palace in St. Petersburg (2004).
- Two Physicists from Saint Petersburg.
This photo was produced in Minsk (Belarus 2004).
- Italian and Russian Physicists.
In 2002, we had a photo with an Italian physicist from Sicily in Minsk
- Two years later, we produced
the second edition of this photo again in Minsk.
- Two Russian ladies at the Kronshtadt
Island in the bay of St. Petersburg. This island was and still is a very
important naval base (2016).
- Two Russian ladies at the Gum department
shopping mall in Moscow (2016).
- Two Russian students from Siberia near Tomsk.
I met them in Las Vegas, at the Caesars Palace (June 2012). They came
to the United States in the travel and study program and came to Las Vegas
for curiosity. The young lady on my right is studying business and finance
and wants to become rich and powerful. The student on my left is studying
law and wants to become the president of Russia. It was a great pleasure
to talk with those young students.
- Unilke other girls in Las Vegas,
those Russian students were not wearing high hills. They were conservatively
- Under Hadrian's dome, this
photo was taken.
- The Caesar Palace looks
like this during the day time.
- Julius Caesar welcomes
you when you enter the Palace.
- In the evening, the front
of the Palace looks like this.
- Two Ukrainian ladies in Krakow (Poland
2013). They came from Lviv. When I told them Lviv once belonged to
Poland, they vehemently denied. Their place has always been an
- Russian physicist with her Italian colleague
while attending a conference in Boston (2003).
- Two Russian students at the
Louvre Museum in Paris (2010).
- Russian student with her Indian friends
working at a restaurant in New York (2010).
- Russian lawyer with her colleague from
Saudi Arabia. They were attending a conference held at a hotel in Fairfax,
Virginia (near Washington, DC 2014).
- Two Russian ladies at
the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, in front of the Medici Fountain (July 2025).
- Airline Ladies on the
S7 Siberian Ailines. This photo was taken at the Kazan Airport at the end of
a flight from Moscow. It takes one and half hours from Moscow to Kazan.
- Two Mona Lisas in Milan.
Look at their smiles. Their smiles are real, unlike the smile
of Leonardo da Vinci's imaginary lady. This photo was produced
on the street called "via Montenapoleone" in Milan (July 5, 2002).
This district of Milan is known as the fashion capital of the world.
Here is a close-up view.
These ladies look better
- Two Italians in Milan (2002).
- Another photo from Milan.
- Italians in Rome.
There are many Italian ladies in Rome. This photo was taken at the top
of the Spanish Steps in Rome. There are two ladies sitting, and another
enviously looking at us. This photo was taken by my wife while we were
vacationing in Italy (June 2000). Certainly God created me and then
- Green Power Advocates at the
Termini (main railroad station, 2010).
- Graduate Students in Physics,
at the Universita di Roma.
- Italian Students at the
Milvio (November 2010).
- Italian Sisters. I
spotted these two look-alike Italian ladies at a Verona park. I asked
them whether they are twins. They said No, but they said they are
sisters. I then asked who is older. They did not answer but asked
me to sit down with them, and we had
- I am in this photo.
I am very happy to be with them.
- Munich (2004). Open-hearted ladies from
Trieste at the Hofbrau-Haus in Munich.
- Italian Students in Milan.
I like students and they like me wherever I go. Milan cannot be an
- Italian Ladies at Florence's
restaurant Il Latini
(2004). It is not easy to meet Italians in the city of Florence.
- Naples. In a classy restaurant called
"Reginella" in Naples (January 1998). Very cheerful Italian ladies. They
think I am a funny man.
- Two physiciists in Salerno (2005).
- Two students on a train from Naples
to Caserta (March 2005).
- Alesandra Gatti is an outstanding Italian
physicist, and I meet her often at conferences. I have many photos with
her, but I look much happier with one additional lady.
This photo was produced in Iguassu Falls (Brazil 2011).
- with Alesandra Gatti and Olga Man'ko,
while attending a conference in Boston Boston (2001). All three in this
photo are distinguished physicists, and they know how to express
- Galileo's House in Padova.
I am with one Italian lady (sun glasses) and he friend from England.
- Two Ladies in Palermo.
How did I meet them? We just met at the city park and I proposed a
- A set of Palermo Ladies
while waiting in the check-in line at the Palermo Airport (2010).
- Two Physicists from Palermo
while attending a conference in Puebla (Mexico 2001).
- Italian and Russian Physicists.
They came from Sicily (real Italy) and St. Petersburg (real Russia)
respectively. Can you tell which lady is Italian, or Russian? Photo
taken in Minsk (May 2002).
- Copacabana Beach in Rio,
with Brazilian mother and daughter (2000). I am enjoying a fruit drink
not available in the United States.
- Two Brazilian Ladies at the top
of the Jesus mountain in Rio de Janeiro (2011). Here is
- One Brazilian Lady and my wife
at the top of the Sugarload Mountain in Rio.
- Two Interior Decorators in
Iguassu Falls. They were working on a Japanese room at the Mabu Thermas
- Two Flower Artists working for
the Mabu Thermas Hotel in Iguassu Falls.
- Two Brazilian Students on
a bus from the Sao Paulo airport to the city (2011).
- Two Receptionists at the
Royal Boutique Hotel in Sao Paulo (2011).
- Two Brazilian Ladies in
Buenos Aires (2011).
- Two Brazilian Ladies in
Cancun (2013). We were waiting for a ferry boat to Mujares Island.
- Two Brazilian Friends I met
at London's Tottingham Court metro station (2009).
- Brazilian Sisters
in Athens (July 2008). This photo led me to think God created
two women for me. I was
standing alone there in 1999.
- Brazilian Ladies in front
of New York's Metropolotian Museum of Art (2002)
- Two Brazilian Ladies at the BWI Airport.
They came from a north-eastern province of Brazil (March 2014).
- Two young ladies from Argentina at the
Washington Harbor (2012). Washington's Kennedy Center is in the background.
Also seen is the Watergate Complex.
- Mexican Models, in Puebla
(June 2003). Models usually charge money for photos, but these
Mexican ladies gave me a free shot.
- Two sisters
from one of Mexico's northern provinces. This photo was taken by
their father in Cancun (July 2004).
- Two Mexican ladies in
the Mujares Island near Cancun (2004).
- Mexican mother and daughter
the ferry boat coming from the Mujares island to Cancun (2004).
Here the mother looks younger than her daughter.
- Mexican Mother and Daughter
in Amsterdam (July 2008).
- Mexican students at the GDG
Airport (Paris 2010). They were going to Moscow for a ballet
lesson during the summer months.
- Another set of mother and daughter
on the ferry boat (2013).
- French Police ladies in Marseille
- French Chemists at St. Peter's
Square in Rome (June 2000).
- Lalique. French ladies working at the
Lalique headquarters store in Paris (July 2002). I bought an item at
this store. They were very happy to have a photo with me.
- Two French Ladies from Lyon.
I met them at the Orsay Museum in Paris (2012).
- French mother and daughter
at the Monparnasse Metro station in Paris (2012).
- At the Pompidu Center in Metz, it
It was a pleasure to have a chat with these two artists and have this photo.
They are in charge of putting up exhibitions at the Center.
- Two officers working for the city hall.
I met them at one of the restaurants in Metz (2012). They are competent
administrators, and they know how people live. We had very interesting
conversations on many things in the world.
- Two more ladies in Metz.
I met these cheerful ladies in the Brasserie New York (2012). I was very happy to
see a Texaco gas pump which disappeared in the United States many years ago. This
pump was used when the gasoline price was less than one dollar.
- Two French students in
Strasbourg (2012). Very cheerful French girls. They spoke English fluently.
- French students in Geneva.
They came from Nice, the city of artists in France (May 2003).
They are studying commercial arts.
- French students. at the
Jean-Paul Sartre Square on Friday night because there are many young people in that area.
Christmas trees are in the background (January 2012). I am as old as their
grandfathers, but I can still talk like a student, because my profession is to
talk to students.
- Two French students in Budapest (2013),
in front of an old church.
- Two French students at
Sorbonne Univ. in Parid (2014).
- Two AirFrance ladies, during a flight
from Paris to Washington (2004.11.25)
- AF flight from Washington to Paris
- Sheraton Stockholm (June 1010) ready to
fly back to Paris.
- Two Austrian Ladies
I met in Pecs, Hungary (2002). They were travelling around Europe to
learn new things and to meet new people. They became very happy when
I talked about their city as the music capital of the world. They
came from Vienna.
- Austrian Airlines at the Dulles
International Airport serving the Washington DC area (September 2008).
- Two Austrian ladies
at the Mozart Square in Salzburg (2013).
- New Opera Dress Code.
During the intermission in the Frankfurt Opera House,
I noticed many black-tied gentlemen, and ladies were also formally
dressed. There were some informally dressed like myself, and I was
looking for the ladies with appropriately dressed. I found them and
we agreed that we are more in tune with the real world. There are
two ladies in this photo. One of them lives in Frankfurt, and the
other is from Vienna. Both of them are opera lovers (2001).
- Two German ladies at the
Semper Opera House in Dresden (2004). They have coffee/wine break
outside the building.
- Two German ladies on a
bridge in Nuremberg (2010).
- Two German ladies
Augustinerkeller restaurant in Munich (2011).
- Two German ladies is Paris. This
photo was taken at the pond near the Georges Pompidou Center (2012).
- German Medical Students
in Dusseldorf (november 2010). They were celebrating the beginning
of their traditional winter-long Carnival season which lasts until March.
- Two students at
the Univ. of Leizpig (2010).
- German Students
at a French cafe in Stuttgart (2012).
- Two German students at
the Cologne railroad platform (2014).
- Two German students
on the campus of the Ludwig Maximilian University of
- Two more students at
the metro station at the Kalrz Plaz in Munich (2016). They told me
how to go to their university. They are healthy, strong, and 60 years
younger than I am.
- German mother and daughter
at Berlin's Tegel Airport (2013). They were going to London for a
weekend retreat. The mother is a medical doctor, and the daughter is
a financial engineer. Two highly educated German ladies.
- German mother and daughter came with
bat masks. I mantioned "Die Fledermaus," meaning Johann Strauss's opera
about a New Year's Eve party. They understood what I was saying, and I had a
photo with them.
- Two German music lovers.
I met them at the lobby of the Maritaim Proart Hotel in Berlin (2015). They
were resting before going to an opera. We noted that the lobby was decorated
to be a garden of Eden. I
told them I am happy to be with two ladies because God pulled out two
ribs for two women, and I told them I have the same number of ribs on both
- Two Polish Students
at Krakow's Market Square (2002).
- Two Polish Students in
Warsaw (2003) at a bus stop in front of the Hotel Sobietski.
- LOT Polish Airlines at Warsaw's
Frederick Chopin Airport (November 2003). Polish ladies are
- Two Polish Ladies
at Gdansk's Solidarity Square (2010).
- with two ladies
next to the statue of Saint John-Paul II at Krakow's
Wawol castle (2013).
- Two Polish students
in front of the physical sciences building at the Univ. of
- Polish lady
interested in an amber jewelry in the market building
at Krakow's Market Square (2013). The shop keeper is also
in this photo. Thus, there are two ladies!
- At a Russian restaurant,
with two Polish ladies.
- One of the coffee
shops. Coffees and pastries taste the same everywhere.
The differenc is in the people who serve.
- Two Polish ladies
who know how to take care of their appearances. I spotted them at
the Sopot beach near Gdansk (July 2015), and I had a
photo with them.
- Two Polish students
in Sopot (near Gdansk) ready to attend a campus party (July 2015).
- At an Amber store in Vilnius,
these ladies are very happy with me because I spent $160 at there.
- Lithuanian Ladies working at a shopping mall.
- Lithuanian students going home after school (2008)
- Lithuanian Students working at a steak/lobster
restaurant. They are students at a medical school in Kounas (Lithuania).
They came to the United States for a work exchange program during the summer
of 2011. One of them was very tall, and she wanted to show she is
taller than I am. They became very happy
when I told them I have been to their country.
- Lithuanian Ladies working at the
Garfunkel restaurant near the Paddington station in London (2012).
- Two Latvian Professionals
in Cannes (France 2006). One of them (right) is an IT engineer and the
other is a fashion designer. Very smart ladies! I enjoyed talking
with them, and we promised to meet again preferably in the United
- Air-Baltic ladies at Radison Blu Hotel in
Riga (June 2010).
- Two Danish Students in Copenhagen.
They were kind enough to ask me to sit next to their table at a
sidewalk cafe in Copenhagen's main shopping street (June 2006).
- Danish Student in Athens
(July 2008). She studies Greek history in Athens. She was very
proud to tell that she is a gradue of the high school Niels Bohr
attended many years ago. Across from the table is her Greek friend.
- Two Swedish ladies in Vienna after
a Mozart concert at Musikverein (2007). Very cheerful ladies indeed.
- Two Swedish ladies in London.
I spotted them while walking along Bayswater Road north of Kensington
Gardens (2008). It was a cold winter day and they were properly dressed
for the weather, while I was not. I asked them whether they
came from Sweden. They became very happy.
- High School Graduation
is a very meaningful event to everybody. This is particularly so in Sweden.
These young prommers were walking on the street of Vaxjo in
their prom dresses. They were looking like dolls (2006).
I had a photo with them.
- Beer and Cigarette.
Here is another form of celebration of their graduation (2002).
- Two Swedish shop keepers
in Vaxjo (2010). I asked them whether their ancestors were Vikings.
They said they are the Vikings. Very cheerful ladies.
- Two Swedish ladies with a
Hungarian father. Their father came from Budapest as an
engineer for a Swedish telephone company and was responsible for
technical innovations. This company is now known as "Ericsson."
When there father was a high-school student in Budapest, he had a
classmate named Eugene Wigner.
When Wigner got his Nobel prize in 1963, these ladies accompanied
him to the Nobel dinner at the city hall, whose tower is seen in this
photo taken in (2010).
Click here for his high school page.
- Everybody is my friend
in Budapest (2002). I have been to Budapest many times, and I feel quite home
there. Everybody in Budapest is my friend. I have a theory of why I am
so close to Hungarians, but let us look at photos first.
- Two Hungarian Shop Keepers
taking a cigarette break in Budapest (2003).
- Two Hungarian students.
In preparation for the Wigner Centennial, I went to Pecs in April of
2000. It was a rainy day, but the students were kind enough to
take turns (or compete) to provide umbrella cover for me. Very kind
- In 2002, the Wigner
Centennial Conference was held in Pecs. I had a photo with these two
students who worked for the conference with dedication. They made every
- Two Hungarian ladies at a
Budapest subway station (2008).
- Two Hungarian Sisters in Budapest (2003).
- Two students
on Vaci Street, the main shopping area of Budapest (2003).
- Two students
at the Vorosmarty Square at the northern end of Vaci Street.
- Two students
at the southern end of Vaci Street.
- Two students
working for the Wigner 111 Symposium held at the Hungarian
Academy of Sciences (2013). They are graduate students
working tward their PhD degrees.
- Two Hungarian students
who worked for the Wigner centiniel conference in Pecs (2002).
- Two students working for
the Vodafone Telephone Company in Pecs (2002).
- Two Hungarian scientists at the Royal
in Athens (Greece 2010). They were attending a conference.
- Salzburg. Two Hungarian ladies working
at Ramada International Hotel In Salzburg (Austria, June 2013).
- Malev Hungarian Airlines,
during a flight from Milan to Budapest (July 13, 2002). This is a major
route between the Western world and Eastern European and Former Soviet
territories. I go to Hungary often on Malev flights.
- Two Alps ladies in Switzerland (2004).
I am drinking Alps water coming from the
- Alps snow.
- Swiss International Airlines
ladies in New York (November 2009). In the
middle. I was invited to stand between them.
- Swiss lady from Geneva. I met her at the
the breakfast room of one of the George Washington University Hotel
in Washington, DC (2012). When I propose a photo, she said Yes but No,
because she did not want embarrass her husband. She then came in when I
was having a photo from a medical researcher from Qatar.
- These two ladies
were at the statue of Urlich Zwingli in Zurich. They were very happy
a photo with me. I was very happy to see Zwingli's name.
I learned about him as a religious reformer when I was in high
- I met these two Swiss
ladies at the Zurich airport when I arrived there in September
of 2014. They work for the American Express, and they became
impressed when I told them I have been an Amex member since 1967,
long before they were born. They said they speak four different
languages. In addition, one of them was able to speak Japanese.
It had a pleasure of speaking Japanese with her.
- Czech Airlines ladies in an
elevator at the Hotel Pennsylvania (New York, December 2007).
- Czech and Slovakia in a
London subway train (September 2008).
- Moravian students
in Oloumoc. Moravia is a province of Czech Republic (2009).
- Two Czech students at London's
Kensington Gardens (2010).
- Czech lady with her Hungarian friend
in Frankfurt (Germany 2012). They are financial engineers.
- Czech sisters in London (2013).
Very intelligent and cheerful young ladies.
- Financial Analysts from Kazakhstan.
I met them in Vienna (October 2007). They were attending a workshop
on banking. There are people who trace the flow of oil in their country,
but the country needs those who can trace the flow of money.
- Students from Almaty studying
at American University in Washington, DC (January 2008).
- Two Sisters from Tashkent.
Tashkent is the capital city of Uzbeckistan, which used to be one of
the Soviet Republics in the past. There are many people from Tashkent
throughout Russia. This frame contains two photos taken in Kazan (1999).
- Two ladies from Kazakhstan at a
Georgian restaurant in Sopot (nr. Gdansk), Poland (2015).
- Mongolian Ladies.
Mongolians are ethnically different from Chinese, as Koreans are.
I met these ladies
at the Chatley metro interchange in Paris. This photo shows that
Koreans came to Korea from Mongolia some years ago. These ladies
knew that I am a Korean from my appearance. We exchanged pleasant
talks until their metro train came (July 2000).
- In the Coloseum of Rome, I met
these two Mongolian ladies (2012). They were also happy to meet a Korean
man. They look like Koreas.
- Click here for more Mongolian
- Japanese ladies in Milan.
I shared a dinner table with these Japanese ladies at an Italian
restaurant in Milan (November 2003). They are mother and daughter.
The mother studied American literature, and the daughter is studying business.
Where is the father? He is a prominent lawyer in Japan and is
- Japane Mother and Daughter in Rome (2010).
I met them at the breakfast room of the Hotel Metropol near the Termini.
- Japanese Students I met at
the British Museum (London 2009).
- Japanese Students I met in
Paris, near the Opera House (2010).
- Japanese Ladies in Buenos Aires (May 2011).
I met them at a Bulgarian festivel held at the city center.
- Two students in Tokyo
waiting in the line for a movie premier (2014).
- Japanese Mother and Daughter in
Las Vegas (2012). I met them in the Caser Forum with expensice stores.
They became delighted when I spoke Japanese.
- Japanese Ladies in Las Vegas (2012).
They looked so young that I thought they were students. They said they
are working for a financial company in Tokyo. I met them in the
the Caesar Palace Frorum, where people spend good time without gambling.
- Japanese Mother and Daughter in Vienna
(2013). I met them at the breakfast room in a hotel near St. Stephen's
Plaza. Very cheerful ladies!
- Two Japanese Professionals in New York
(2013). We met at one of the Korean restaurants on 32nd
Street (Korea Way). They seem to have their bright futures.
It was a pleasure for me to speak Japanese to them.
- Two young ladies in their Kimono
at the Imperial Palace in Kyoto. They said
their backs are more beautiful.
- Two Chinese Actresses in Santorini (Greece 2010).
They came from Beijing, and I had a photo
- Chinese Scientists in Vienna. I
met these ladies in Vienna's Musikverein (2007). They both studied at
Beijing's Tsinghwa University. One of them is working in Sinkiang
Province (west) and the other is working in Gwangjou Province (south).
As China becomes richer, I see an increasing number of Chinese in
music halls of Europe. I expect to see more in the coming years.
- Two Chinese Ladies in
St. Petersburg (Russia 2004). They were spending their vacation week in Russia.
I went there for attending a conference. Very cheerful ladies. They even
sent me an e-mail from Hong Kong.
- From Xinkiang.
These ladies came from China's Xinkiang province, the far-western province
which borders with Kazakhstan. We do not meet the people from this area
too often, but they were like neighbors when I was talking to them (Minsk,
May 2002). Very kind ladies!
- Chinese Students at the Amsterdam
Airport (2003). Chinese students are everywhere in the world.
- Chinese Students at the Manchester
- China Eastern Airlines. Flight
from Shanghai to Hongking (August 2, 2011)
- China Eastern Airlines. Flight
from Shanghai to Hongking (August 2, 2011).
This photo was taken by
this shy lady, but she should be included in this album.
- Cnina Eastern. Flight from
Hongkong to Xian (August 2011).
- China Eastern ladies to at Shanghai Airport
(April 15, 2014).
- China Southern Airlines from
Dandong to Shanghai (April 27, 2014).
- In Canton, they still speak the original Tang Chinese, while the Chinese language
got mixed up in the north dues to repeated barbarian invasions. Koreans still
maintain the Tang pronunciation, because they imported Tang poems and bulk of
Chinese culture during the Tang dynasty (600 -- 900 AD).
- In this photo,
I am closer to the Beijing lady, because Korea is closer to Beijing geographically,
and the Canton lady got turned off.
- I then moved closer to the
Canton lady, because we speak in the same way. She became very happy.
- Two Students at a Bus Stop in
Xian (2011). I was a total stranger to them, but they had a chance to practice
their English. They became very happy when I proposed a photo. They seem to
know how to dress up.
- Two hostesses at the rooftop
tea room of the Sofitel Hotel (French chain) in Xian (2011). This hotel
makes every effort to offer a combination of Chinese elegance and French
- Two hostesses at the
Japanese restaurant called "Koi." One of them is dressed like a
Japanese lady, but both of them are Chinese.
- Two artists at the
Xian airport. We were waiting for a flight to Shenyang (2011).
- Two sisters in Nanjing.
I spotted these two sisters at the Opium War Museum in Nanjing.
However, they turned out to be mother and daughter. Later
there appeared a younger boy, and I had a
photo with the daughter
and her younger brother. About one minitute later, their father
came, and I was fortunante enough to have a photo of this
Chinese family with two children.
- Tall hotel receptionists
at Nanjing's Jian-guo hotel. I stayed in this hotel when I
was in Nanjing (April 2013). I thought they would be good candidates
for airline hostessed, and I said so. They said they would think about.
- Two ladies from
China's Yunnan (south of cloud) Province. They were wearing
their traditional dresses.
- Two research scientists
at a hotel breakfast room in Nanjing. They enjoyed speaking
- Two medical doctors from
Shanghai (April 2014). We shared the same table on an evening
cruise boat on the Yangtze River in Chongking.
- In Beijing (1995).
Chinese ladies shy to pose with a strange man, but feel secure with police
officers. Things were different when I was there in 2011.
- Two Tour Guides during their off-duty
hours. They wanted to practice their English near the Tian Anmin Square (2011).
- Two Restauranr Receptionists
at the Beijing Hotel. They were so persuasive that I had to go into the restaurant and
order expensive items.
- Two Students at Peking University.
We had this photo earlier, but
these girls pushed away their male classmate. In the background is the main library of
the University. Chairman Mao Zedong once worked in this libray's old building.
- Two Chinese Financial Engineers
working for a petrolium company bringing oil from the northwestern region of
China. One of these ladies studied in England. This photo was taken in the
lobby of the Beijing International
Hotel (2011). I stayed in this hotel in 1995. In 2011, I was
surprised to see so many young
capitalists in the lobby of this hotel.
- Chinese Mother and Daughter at
the National Library. They do not live in Beijing, but this 13-year-old daugther
spend summer months in Beijing to study English. While her mother was not able to
speak, the daughter was able to communicate fluently. The mother was somewhat lost,
but was very proud of her daughter. I was very happy.
- Two Chinese Students
I met in the Forbidden City. They are studying Spanish. They like
to go to South America.
- English Ladies in Windsor, after
afternoon tea (March 2004). Windsor is about 60 kilometers from London,
and the Windsor Castle is the residence of the Queen.
- English Lady with her Granddaughter
in London (2004).
- British mother and daughter. I met
them in the breakfast room of the Hotel Tropicana in Las Vegas (2012). Many
Europeans come to Las Vegas to satisfy their curiocity. So did I. It was
my first trip to this city.
- British Students at the Imperial
College (London 2010).
- Two students in a London subway train
on the first day of January (2012) after seeing the Thames firework.
- British Airways, from London
Heathrow to New York JfK (January 2007).
- In New York, I met these
cheerful Virgin Atlantic ladies on Broadway at 32nd Street (March 2007).
- Check-in ladies at
the Edinburgh Airport in Scotland (June 2013). Here is
another photo. Beautiful and cheerful
- Irish lady and her granddaughter,
in the lobby of the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York (November 2006).
They came from Dublin for vacation.
Australian Sisters. I met these Australian sisters at a
restaurants on the Vorosmarty Square in Budapest (2003). One of
them is working in London, and the other came from Sydney to visit
- Another set of Australian mother and daughter
in Athens (Greece 2008).
- Two ladies from the Quantas Airlines.
This photo was taken in London (2008).
- Spanish Ladies in London. This
photo was produced at one of the Mark & Spencer department stores. I met
them the day before in one of the restaurants. We were very happy to
- Spanish Students at London's Kensington Parks (2010).
- Two Spanish students in Berlin near the main campus
of Humboldt University (2015).
- with South African Ladies,
while waiting for a flight to Copenhagen at the Frankfurt Airport
- Indian Sisters on a cruise boat
in Miami (January 2004). They are both computer professionals.
The younger sister (next to me) lives in Miami, and the elder sister
came to Miami from Mumbai to visit her younger sister.
- Two Malaysian Engineers in Shanghai.
We were attending the same conference (2011).
- Independence Day of the Philippines.
I met these two Philipino ladies at a drinking room in Copenhagen's
Marriott Hotel where I stayed in 2002. They told me they were making preparations
for the celebration of their country's independence day on the 12th day of June.
They then invited me to the celebration. At that time, I was going to Sweden
for a conference and was going to come back to Copenhagen a week later. I
thus accepted their invitation, and went to the party.
- Two philipino sisters at the
Claude Monet Garden in Giverny (France 2014). This photo looks like
- Two philipino ladies I met at
the Horiuji Temple in Nara (Japan 2014).
- Pakistan International Airlines in New York.
Moslem ladies working for the Pakistani International Airlines
(February 2001). This photo was taken in the lobby of the Hotel
Pennsylvania at the 8th Ave. and 32nd St. This hotel was called "Statler
Hilton" in the 1950s, and used to host annual APS meetings for physicists.
These days, this hotel hosts airline crews from many different countries,
and serves as a heaven for girl watchers. The hotel managers know this,
and there are no sofas in the lobby. Sorry! You have to stand up.
- Another Set of Pakistan Ladies
in different costumes. This photo was taken again at the
at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York (2003). I meet them frequently
when I go to New York. In spite of their Moslem tradition, they
become very happy whenever I propose photo with them (April 2003).
This of course encourage me to fly on their airlines.
Wihtout me, they are more relaxed.
- Croatian ladies on
Mariyln Monroe's subway grates (2009). Monro was at this spot when her
1955 movie was shot. The title of this movie is "Seven Year itch."
- Croatian Mother and Daughter
at New York's Solomon Guggenheim Museum (2007). They
came from Dvornik and invited me to visit them when I come to the
- Card Vender and her Daughter in
Ankara (January 2005). I bought five post cards from her. She is very
happy not because she made money, but because her daughter's
math grade became improved. Three Turkish men are laughing because this
lady is having a photo with a strange man, and were threatening to tell her
husband about this abnormal incident.
- Moon Light, with
one Turkish professor and one Spanish professor (Naples 1999).
- Turkish ladies of Armenian Origin.
There are many
Armenians in Turkey. They are Turkish citizens, but they are Christians.
This photo was taken on a ferry boat in Istanbul (August 1999).
- Turkish Sisters
at a Ritz-Carlton Hotel near Washington DC, USA (February 2005).
We were having a Sunday brunch at the hotel's restaurant. There
are many well-to-do Turkish immigrants in the United States.
- Navy.The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis
is a college producing top-class scientists. These scientists serve in the U.S.
Navy. Jimmy Carter (the president of the United States 1977-1981) studied here,
and was a nuclear engineer. This is
the campus seen from the Severn River Bridge.
- Barnard and Columbia.
I met these young ladies during a
summer concert by New York
Pops Orchestra held at New York's Central Park (July 3, 2004).
- American students in Budapest.
They are roommates at the University of Washington (2008). They were
making a European tour to celebrate their graduation. This photo was
taken at Fisheman's Fortress. Here is
my Budapest page.
- Two American students at a light house
in Maine (2008).
- Two Stanford students on their campus
during the weekend (March 2014).
- Two students at George Washington University,
near the White House in Washington (2012).
- Two students at Carnegie Mellon
University (2004). I was a student there from 1954 to 1958. They
are therefore 50 years younger than I am. While I was there,
all female students had to cover the knees with their skirts.
Even these days, they seem to know how to handle their knees.
Click here for my webpage dedicated
to Carnegie Mellon University.
- Two students at Chatam College, all
female school near the Carnegie campus. They are also 50 years
younger than I am.
- Princeton students enjoying their late
Sunday brunch in the Wilcox Hall dining hall (2001). When I was a
graduate student there (1958-61), Princeton was an all-male school,
and Princeton girls were unthinkable then. Naturally, I beome very
happy to meet Princeton girls and Princeton female graduates.
- Two Princeton students
at London's Heathrow Airport (March 2012). I become very happy whenever
I meet Princeton boys and girls, especially in foreign lands.
I still become curious when I see princeton girls
because there were no female students in Princeton when I was there.
- This new Princeton graduate, the day
after her commencement (June 2012), came to Washington, DC with her
mother to look for opportunities in the nation's capital city. Their
car carries a Princeton sign.
- In October of 2013, Princeton
University gave a big re-union event in order to strengthen the organization
of graduate alumni. I am in this photo (second from left on the third row).
When I was a student (1958-61), there were no girls. Princeton started
granting PhD degrees to women in 1973. It was indeed
exciting to see so many female Princeton PhDs there. Here is
a pdf version of this photo.
- I am like their grandfathers to
these young PhDs. Here is another photo.
- Well-estblished professionals
among the participants.
- When I was in Florence, Italy (September 2014), I noticed Enrico Fermi's
tomb was added to the wall of the Basilica of Santa Croce.
- Fermi's tomb was about 25
meters away from the
tomb of Galileo Galilei. I was happy to see Galileo's tomb
when I was there in 2004, but Fermi's tomb was not there.
- I had a photo of myself
in front of this tomb, but I wanted to brag about myself to some
- I then met an
American lady with her Australian friend. They
I explained to them Fermi was the person who opened the nuclear
age while he was a professor at the University of Chicago. These
ladies then asked me whether I met Fermi. I said No, but told them
my PhD thesis advisor was Fermi's student. They then became impressed,
and were very happy to have a photo with a Princeton boy.
- American Mother and Daughter in
Paris. It is an unusual pleasure to meet American ladies
at a Paris cafe to talk about various regions of the United States (2004).
I become happier when I meet with both mother and daughter. I
like to talk to the mother because I belong to the same generation
as hers, and the daughter because I teach young people like her.
- Two American Actresses in New York (2003).
There are many interesting people in New York.
- Canadian mother and daughter in Paris
(2010). I asked them whether they are sisters. The mother became very happy
and confessed she is older than her daughter.
- Another set of Mother and Daughter.
I met them at a classy tea room in one of the Ritz-Carleton hotels
near Washington, DC. Can you tell who is the mother?
They were kind enough to have a
photo with me (April 2006).
- Two American tourists at the Temple of
Zeus in Athens(Greece 2010). They came from Annapolis (Maryland) not far
from my house.
- Two Californian ladies from Los
Angeles (2012). This photo was taken in front of the Trevi fountain
at the Caesar Forum in Las Vegas. Californians are special Americans.
- Two American ladies from Atlanta.
I met them on a ferry boat from Cancun to the Mujares Island (2013).
I asked them whether they met Jimmy Carter. They said their children
and Carter's grandchildren go to the same school.
- Canadian Medical Doctors on the
St. Lawrence River (Montreal 2004)
- Another set of doctors, and
- Troubadour musicians at the
Cabaret du Roy in Old Montreal (Canada 2004).
- Two American Ladies outside the
Old Ebbit Grill near the White House during the Christmas season (December 2012).
The Old Ebitt is an up-scale trendy restaurant and is a gathering place for
young Americans working for the government.
- Two American Shoppers during the
Christmas season (December 2008) at the Tysons Gallery Mall near Washington, DC.
This shopping mall looks
like this during the holiday season.
- Two Canadian receptionists at Montreal's Lekeg
steak house (2004).
- Two American Hostesses at
Les Halles Restaurant in New York (2009). This place is a moderately
priced French restaurant
French restaurant south of the Empire State Building. Many interesting
people come here to spend their evening hours. I go there often. This photo was
taken in 2009.
- Two Americcan Receptionists, at
an upscale riverside restaurant in Washington (2012). When I was passing by
they asked me what they can do for me. I told them they can have a photo
with me. Very cheerful ladies.
- Northwest. These NW ladies
were still cheerful after a tiresome trans-Atlantic flight from Amsterdam
to Washington's Dulles Airport. This photo was taken on a moving lounge
at the Dulles Airport (May 2003).
I took a NW flight when I was coming to the United States from Korea
in 1954 right after my high school. Those NW ladies took care of me well.
One of them scolded me for my unruly boyish behavior. Indeed, the
Northwest has a special meaning to me. I feel quite secure with those
NW ladies. At that time, the airline was called the Northwest-Orient
Airlines, and was the dominant trans-Pacific carrier.
- From Detroit to Shanghai (July 2011).
I was fortunate enough to be in the business-class cabin of another
Northwest flight, and I met these two senior pursera who spent most of their
professional years with NW. Because the Northwest was absorbed into
the Delta Airlines recently, they were wearing Delta uniforms.
- During a Delta flight from Detroit
to Shanghai (April 2013).
- From Shanghai to Atlanta (April 2013).
- American Airlines, during
a flight from Miami (Florida, USA) to Cancum (Mexico), July 2004.
- Business Class.
Experienced ladies serving in the business class cabin during an
AA flight from Frankfurt to Chicago (January 2005).
- In February of 2013, at the George H. Bush
Airport in Houston, these Continental ladies were still wearing their
traditional uniforms. They became very happy because I was able to
recognize their uniform. The Continental Airlines became merged into
the United Airlines in 2011.
- U.S.Airways information officers
at Munich's Frank Joseph-Strauss Airport (June 2013). On my right
is an Italian lady. On my left is a British lady from England.
- Korean Singers. I become vary happy
when I attend Korean parties. I am enjoying a party for those Koreans
who came from the North to South during the years 1945 - 50, because
they did not like the communist rule being installed in the North.
- Two Korean Ladies in Vienna dancing on
Karnstner Street (October 2001).
Another set of Korean Ladies at the same spot.
- Top Lady Physicists from Korea.
These two ladies are the leaders of women scientists in Korea. Korea is
indeed fortunate to have many bright lady researchers, and they play
an increasingly important role in Korea's research community. The
lady next to me is Dr. Kwang-Hwa Chung of the Korea Research Institute
of Standards. The other lady is Dr. Yong-Hyeon Shin who is Dr.
Chung's colleague. I met Dr. Chung in
Pittsburgh when she was a student at the Univ. of Pittsburgh in 1975.
These ladies were kind enough to came to my office while visiting
the Univ. of Maryland in August 2002. Dr. Chung is now the director
of Korea Research Insttitute of Science and Standards.
- I am younger than these
two ladies. Both came from very distinguished families. The lady next
to me is an established pianist. Her father was one of the richest men
in Korea, and he used to be the biggest financial contributor to the other
exclusive high school, not to her daughter's school. I assume he had good
reasons. I had three overlapping years with in Pittburgh with her while
her husband was a graduate student at Carnegie Tech (now called
Carnegie-Mellon University). She talks to me like my elder sister.
- Two Korean Ladies in Paris (July 2015).
This photo was taken near the Picasso Museum in Paris. We were there.
Koreans are art-loving people.
- Korean Students in Paris.They were
travelling around Euopean cities during their winter break (January 2010).
- Samsung Employees in Copenhagen
(2010). They were spending their vacation week in Europe.
- Two Korean Ladies in Rome (2012).
One of them (closer to me) is studying in France, and the other lady
came from Korea. They were friends in Korea, and they met in Rome.
- Two Korean students in Salzburg, Austria (2013).
We met at Morzart's childhood house. I noted that I am as old as their
- Two Korean students in Venice on a
waterbus to Murano (2014).
- Two office workers from Korea (2014).
at one of the glass shops in the Murano Island of Venice.
- Korean student and her aunt in Moscow.
This student came from Korea to Moscow to participate in the annual
Tchaikovsky competition for young musicians (2014). She came with her
aunt who lives in California.
- Two Korean students at Stanford University.
- Korean folk dancers from Los Angeles
who came to who came to Washington, DC for the Hallyu meeting held
at the Cannon Caucus Room of the U.S. Congress. They were born in
USA, and are in their high schools.
- Korean Airlines (2004). When they
come to New York, these Korean Airlines ladies stay in the Holiday Inn
located in New York's prosperous Korean town around Broadway and the
32nd Street. This photo was taken on December 24, 2004. These ladies
had to spend the Christmas day away from home.
- Two Korean Defectors from the North.
I was very happy to have a photo with them near Washingto, DC (2010),
because I am also a defector from the North. I came to the South in 1946
before Stalin and Beria of the Soviet Union formally installed in 1948 their
Democratic People's Republic of Korea with Kim Il-Sung as their puppet.
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