While travelling around the World,
it is fun to meet interesting friends and talk with them.
- Sienkiewicz. On the
same park ground, there is a statue of Henryk Sienkiewicz. Who is he?
Sienkiewicz was the recipient of 1905 Nobel prize in literature. He is the
author of "Quao Vadis." In this photo, I am with a polish lady who has a great
respect for Sienkiewicz. She is very happy to meet a non-Polish man who also
respects this great Polish writer. Why do I like him so much?
Click here for the
- Polish Student in Warsaw I was talking with this Polish student while waiting for a bus. She was born in 1984, and she knows her country was under communist domination until 1991.
- Polish Students at the Market Square in Krakow (2009).
- Hillary Clinton used
look like this Polish lady when she was young. I made my first trip to
Poland in 1994. Since I knew Poland was a strong Catholic country, my first visit
after the Warsaw hotel was the Church of Holy Cross near the Copernicus
statue. This church contains many historical items including Frederic
Chopin's heart entombed on the Church Wall.
When I started asking questions to people, this lady came to me and
started explaining things in
her fluent English. She became very happy when I told her she looks
like Hillary Clinton. In 1994, Hillary was a young first lady of the
United States. I like to see this Polish lady again.
- Go to my Poland page, and more photos of my Polish friends.
- Russian Soldiers in Moscow.
Two of these soldiers turned away from camera when this photo was taken. They
did not show their faces (top military secret!). They are patriotic Russian boys.
- Tatyana: with a
Russian violinist who looks exactly like Tatyana Samoilova, who used to
be the most popular actress in the Soviet world. This violinist is about
15 years younger than Tatyana, and this photo was taken by my wife in London
in 1999. Russians, though not all, think she is the real Tatyana. What does
Tatyana Samoilova mean to Russians and to the world? Read the attached article.
- In July of 2008, I met these Russian sailors in Istanbul (Turkey). I asked them whether they belong to their Black Sea Fleet, they said No. I then asked whether they came from Kaliningrad. They said Yes. I told them I was in Kaliningrad in 2005, and promised to put their photos on this webpage. Next day, I met more at the Topkapi Palace Museum, and I am happy to put three more photos of those young sailors.
- Here is my Kaliningrad page.
- Istanbul page.
- Russian Family in Paris (2010). I met these people at one of the Paris cafes for late-night meal. The father appears to be a very successful capitalist, and the family travelled around the world including the United States. We had many things in common.
- Here is my Paris page.
- Russian 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.
- Without me, they look better. Can you tell who is the mother, and who is the daughter? They are both fluent in English, and they have been in the United States. The mother knew that North Korea's Kim Il-Sung was trained to be a Soviet intelligence agent in Khabarovsk, while the daughter did not. Indeed, we had many interesting topics to talk about. I like to meet them again.
- Click here for more Russian friends and
an interesting theory.
- Harrow Students. Etoan and Harrow
are two exclusive high schools in England. Winston Churchil came from the Harrow
- Here is my Eton-Harrow page. In Korea, I attended one of the top high high schools, and its principal used to mention Eton and Harrow every morning. I think, however, he was practicing his Confucian education. In either case, I was well prepared to study in the United States, and I received my PhD degree seven years after my high school graduation.
- Musicians in London.
I met them while walking from Covent Garden to Piccadilly Circus. I
was walking with Vladimir Man'ko whom I met unexpectedly in front of
the Covent Garden Opera House (1993).
Crabtree & Evelyn at New York's Rockefeller Center (2002).
- 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.
- 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.
- Information officer on Oxford Street in London (2013).
- British lady relaxing at the rooftop
terrace of new York's Metropolitan Mudeum of Art (2014).
- London is always an exciting place to visit. Click here for more British friends.
- Israeli family I met in
London (2008). I met them in one of the Garfunkel restaurants in London.
They said they are descendants of Israeli farmers who never left their
land since the time of King David. I asked them why God did not accept
Cain's offering, while he was a hard-working farmer. They said they do not
know, but this story has been bothersome to them for many years. I
told them I was in the same situation because my grandfather was a farmer.
I told them I found out the reason recently, and I gave my explanation.
They became happy. Like to know why? Please email me at email@example.com.
- Young students from Isarel. I met them in Krakow (Poland 2002). Vey cheerful people.
- Israeli mother and daugther at the Tel Aviv Airport (2019).
- Two Israeli medical doctors in New York (2014). They are fresh graduates of a medical school in Israel. They came to New York for their post-doctoral programs (called intern-resident ships in the medical world). I met them near the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and had a brief conversation with them. Very bright young ladies!!
- French Journalist from Paris
at Victor Hugo's statue in Besancon (May 2005). Hugo's father was a
very distinguished general belonging to the high class in Paris, but
Victor was born in Besancon about 350 kilometers away from Paris.
The question is then why he was born in this small town unknown
at that time. The story is
somewhat complicated. I asked this journalist whether she could
make my story known to Parisians. She said No, and told me French
people would not accept my story.
- French Air Force Officers (1996). They were wearing skirts.
- Matisse Museum.
This photo was taken at the entrance to the Mattice Museum (2002).
The Museum dedicated to Henri Matisse is in Nice, but this museum
does not allow photographing inside the building. I decided to make
my own artwork outside the building. This French lady came from
from Strasbourg near the French-German border.
- French Mother and Daughter above the Montparnasse metro station. I asked them where the Montparnasse cemetery is. They became happy when I told them I was interested in visiting the grave of Jean-Paul Sartre (2012). I asked them whether they are sisters. The mother became very happy.
- French writer at the Closerie Lilas (2012). Ernest Hemingway used to come to this restaurant often. Because of Hemingway's fame, this is a very expensive place. I dined here in 1995 for the first time. Since then, I went there six times.
- Grand Cafe Capucino. This is a very popular spot near the Paris Opera House (2010). I go there very often.
- French Chef in Paris in front of Cafe Deux Magot, in le martin de Paris (the morning of Paris).
- French Chef in Hamburg. French
cooking is respected throughout the world.
- Ingrid. While I was looking for a suitable place to eat at the cafe district of Marseille, I spotted Ingrid Bergman. I asked her whether she is Ingrd. She said No. I told her she looks like Ingrid and asked her whether I can have a photo with her. She said "As you wish." I then asked whether I can post the photo on my webpage. She said "As you with" again. She came from the French city of Becanson. When I told her I have been to her city twice, she was somewhat suspicious. I mentioned Victor Hugo's statue at the town center. She then trusted me.
- French Police ladies in Marseille (July 2008).
- Two French Ladies from Lyon. I met them at the Orsay Museum in Paris (2012).
- Students at the Univ. of Strasbourg
also called Louis Pasteur University. This is their
physics building. I went there in April of 2012.
- This is the Law School Building of this University.
- Two High School Students in Strasbourg.
- At the restaurant l'ami Schutz
in Strasbourg, I had a photo with this young lady. The
name of this restaurant
is a combination of both French and German words. The German dish called
pig knuckle with sauerkraut
came from this Alsacian area. This restaurant is somewhat expensive, and
people are somewhat formally dressed. They knew I came from the United States
from the way I was dressed.
- French ladies in masks. I spotted them in Metz (Lorraine Region). I joined them and produced this photo (2012).
- Two officers working for the city hall. I met them at one of the restaurants in Metz. They are competent administrators, and they know how people live. We had very interesting conversations on many things in the world.
- Texaco gas pump. There used
to a petroleum company called Texaco in the United States, but no longer. I was
very happy to spot this Texaco pump in Metz. These charming French ladies think
it is still a major petroleum company in the United States.
- George Pompidu Center is the major art gallery in the Lorraine region.
- At the Pompidu Center, 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.
- Click here for more photos of my French friends.
- 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).
- Another photo with Italians. This photo proves that God created me first and then two Italian women. Click here for my picture of the Garden of Eden.
- Italian Students at the Cafe Ponte Milvio.
- Graduate Students in Physics at the Univ. of Rome.
- Engineering students. The tall lady is wearing a green-leaf wreath because she is a new PhD.
- Here is another group of students. I become very happy whenever I mix up with students. This happened to be my life-time job.
- Italian High School Students in a subway train. One of them wants to go to Harvard.
- 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
- Italian TV Reporter at the Munich Airport (November 2003). She works for the Worldset TV station (Channel 5) in Milan, and this photo was taken by her camera man who was travelling with her.
- Italian lady from Milan. I met her at the Rodin Museum in Paris (2012). She wants to go to hell with me. She came with her friend. She also wants to go with me.
- The Italian lady in this photo is a physics professor from Insubria near Milan. Her name is Alessandra Gatti, and I see her fairly often at conferences. This photo was taken at the Iguassu Falls (Brazil) in 2011l. With Roy Glauber, she had a photo in Nuremberg (2013). She also had a photo with me.
- Murano Crystal Store
in Venice (2000). She was very happy because I bought some expensive
items there. She is holding the sales slip (money paper) in this photo.
I should have asked her whether I could put this photo on my webpage,
but I did not know how to make webpages at that time. I hope it is OK
with her. Here is
the webpage for her company.
- Italian Student on a train from Florence to Pisa (November 2004). She is studying art history at the University of Pisa. Here is another photo
- Italian Student on a train from
Verona to Milan (2008).
- 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 have another photo.
- Galileo's House in Padova. I am with one Italian lady (sun glasses) and he friend from England.
- Two Italians from Bari are
telling me that Southern Italy is the true Italy, and that Northern Italians
are simply Europeans. I seem to agree with them. I had known that my
personality is more consistent with my Italian friends from Naples,
Sicily, Palermo, Bari and other southern parts of Italy. This photo
was taken in Nice (France 2006).
- Naples. In a classy restaurant called "Reginella" in Naples (January 1998). Very cheerful Italian ladies. They think I am a funny man.
- Italian Lawyer
on a train from Naples to Pompei (March 2005).
- Two students on a train from Naples to Caserta (March 2005).
- Capri. With a very friendly
Italian lady on the island of Capri (1999). Here is
- another lady.
- 2005. I went there again six years
later. Still beautiful and friendly!
- Natural Beauty of Capri.
- Another View.
- another lady.
- Sicily. At a Greek-style amphitheater with excellent acoustic condition, an Italian lady from Naples is singing Italian songs, and
- I am listening (June 1994).
- One of the Greek temples. Sicily was a Greek colony some years ago, and there are also Greek temples in this island.
- Police Officer in Palermo (October 2010).
- Two ladies in Palermo. We just met at a park.
- Italian Student on an Alitalia flight from Palermo to Rome. A very cheerful young lady.
- Click here for more Italian friends.
- Austrian Lady. It is a pleasure to be admired by a lady who understands the world. This photo was taken at a sidewalk cafe in Pecs (Hungary, 2003).
- Two Austrian ladies in Pecs.
- Austrian Student in front of the Wilson Park in Geneva (2006). The Wilson Park was the site of the League of Nations, which served as the United Nations after World War I and before World War II.
- Two Austrian ladies at the Mozart Square in Salzburg (2013).
- Austrian Airlines, on a flight from Minsk to Vienna (September 2011).
- Danube River seen from the plane.
- Austrian Airlines at the Dulles International Airport serving the Washington DC area (September 2008).
- Without me, they look better.
- Another Group of the Austrian ladies (New York, November 2009).
- Have you been to Vienna? Yes or No, Click here.
- 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).
- German Sisters born in Koenigsberg
before 1945. Koenigsberg became a Russian city of Kaliningrad, which used to
be a Soviet submarine base during the Cold War era. These days, many German
tourists come to this city to find out their family roots. This photo was
taken when I went to Kaliningrad in 2005
in order to do my research on Kant and Einstein.
- German teacher in Verona. I met this gentle lady from Germany in Juliet's House in Verona. She was sitting on Juliet's chair, I was on Romeo's seat. She came with her students, I also had a photo with them.
- German Students at a pizza house near the Spanish Steps in Rome (2012).
- Two students at the Univ. of Leizpig (2010).
- I met a professor too at the Univ. of Leipzig (2010). We on the side of Leibniz's statue.
- Singer at the Hofbrau-Haus in Munich. She sold me two tape cassettes containing her songs (1994).
- Another Singer ten years later explaining her songs on a CD (2004).
- Hofbrau-Haus musicians in Munich (June 2004).
- Two German ladies at the Augustinerkeller restaurant in Munich (2011). Two more.
- German models at the Ratskeller restaurant in Munich (2011). To them, I look like their grandfather. Here is another photo.
- This Hilton lady came from Germany, and is now a hostess at the Hilton Copenhagen Airport (June 2002). Earlier, she worked at the Hilton hotel in Arlington near Washington, DC (U.S.A). Since I live in the Washington area, we had many things to talk about. Indeed, Hilton knows how to run the hotel business.
- Paris Hilton at the Charles de Gaulle Airport. This delightful lady came also from Germany, and was very kind to me when I was staying in the hotel (May 2005). Hilton seems to be consistent with German ladies.
- German vacationers in Gdansk (Poland 2009). They were with Japanese cameras. I asked them why they are not using Leica cameras made in Germany. They said the Leica does not mean to them as much as it does to old people. Yes, I am an old man. Click here for a story.
- Lufthansa. This German lady was exceptionally kind to me at Washington's Dulles International Airport (May 2002). The flight was overbooked, and I offered my cooperation, and she offered the maximum benifit available to me. Great!
- Lufthansa Flight. This
German lady was interested in adding her originality to her airline
uniform. I like "original" people. This photo was taken during a
flight from Frankfurt to Copenhagen (May 2002).
- Lufthansa Ladies at
Washington's Dulless International Airport (May 2004).
- Frankfurt to Warsaw (June 2010). She was with her colleague. She looks better with him. On the same flight were three off-duty ladies.
- Lufthansa Ladies with their captain, at Washington's historic Mayflower Hotel (October 2011).
- Click here for more German friends.
- 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 Museum. They do not live in Beijing, but this 13-year-old daughter was spending her summer months in Beijing to learn English. While her mother was not able to speak English, the daughter was able to communicate fluently with me. The mother was somewhat lost, but was very proud of her daughter. When I proposed a photo with them, the daughter came very close to me. She perhaps thought it was the American way.
- The coastal city of Qingdao was developed by Germans, and there is a Western style residential area. This area is very popular among young people, and we can meet many interesting people.
- I met this stylish lady taking photos with her expensive camera. She came from Beijing to meet interesting people in this area. Her purpose was the same as mine.
- Young ladies in Chonging enjoying their evening hours (April 2014).
- On the Yangtze bank I spotted this young lady reading her phone message. I invited her to pose with me to produce this photo. A very neat and cheerful lady.
- In front of a
Chinese painting on the bank of the Yantze River.
- Chongking is rapidly becoming like New York, but the city still maintains Chinese tradition. Look at
- Chinese student at McDonald's at Shanghai's Nanjing Road. She is studying chemistry at her college, but she wants to switch to a more abstract subject such as physics. She was talking to a right man. When I proposed a photo, she asked me to come to closer and embrace her. Her behavior was not consistent with Chinese tradition, but she wants to be kind to me who became completely corrupted by American culture.
- Two Chinese students with Shanghai's International Financial Center in the background (2013).
- Chinese students working for a tourist company in Shanghai.
- Three Chinese students at Shanghai'a Xintiendi (new world) district (April 2004). They were studying architecture. I told them China should stop building high-rise apartment buildings and should develop houses with beautiful gardens in the true tradition of China. They said they understood what I was saying.
- From Guangjhou to Beijing (April 23, 2012).
- China Eastern Airlines. Flight from Shanghai to Hongking (August 2, 2011).
- Traditional Chinese Dress on another Chinaeastern flight from Hong Kong to Xian (August 5, 2011).
- ChinaEastern from Wuhan to Chongking (April 18, 2014). This Chinese lady was able to speak Korean.
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- 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).(2013).
- In Washington, DC (2007). There are also many Mongolians in the United States. This Mongolian lady not only looks likg a Korean but also speaks Korean fluently. Amazing!
- In Virginia. near Washington, Mongolian student working at a Korean restaurant. She looks like and talks like a Korean. She has been to Korea.
- Mongolian lady working
at a Korean restaurant near the White House.
- 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.
- Mongolian familiy at the Berlin Tegel Airport
- AeroMongolia ladies. I met
these Mongolian ladies at the lobby of the Artotel near the Brandenburg Gate
in Berlin on January 3 of 2016. Since Koreans share the same ethnic root
with Mongolians (different from Chinese), I feel close to them, and they
have the same feeling toward me. I like to see them again.
- Albanian Government Officials at CDG
Airport in Paris (1999). They were going to the United States to see how
the U.S. government works. They say this and that about the United States,
but many people still like learn things from American Institutions.
- Turkish Professor in Stockholm (Sweden 2005).
She came to Stockholm to attend a conference in mechanical engineering. I went
there to attend a physics conference. This photo was taken in the hotel's
breakfast room (2005).
- Turkish Students on the campus of the Middle East Technical University in Ankara (2006).
- Turkish Students in Prague (2009). They became very happy to hear that I have been to their country many times. I promised I would post this photo on my website.
- Ephesus Book Store. This lady is very
happy because I bought books from her (August 1999)
- Turkish lawyer at the Catholic Cathedral in Cordoba (Spain 2019). She went to a law school in Amsterdam. When I asked her whether she is married, she said she could not find any man smarter than she is. I asked her whether I sound smarter. She said YES, but she told me I am too old for her.
- In Ephesus (Turkey),
there are many ancient remains, but they cannot match one Turkish student
at her prime age (August 1999). Those ancient art works were
made by men/women, while this student was created by God, according to
Apostle Paul who was here 2000 years ago.
- Turkish Student at the Topkapi Palace Restaurant in Istanbul (July 2008). This student studies business in London. After this photo was taken, she was scolded by an elderly Moslem lady from Saudi Arabia for her non-Moslem behavior.
- Turkish Poet in Berlin (2016). This photo
was taken in front of the statue of Otto von Bismarck. We were looking at Bismarck,
and the victory monument is in the background.
- Turkish Economist in Strasbourg (France 2012). She speaks French and English fluently. I assume she also knows how to speak Turkish. She was very intelligent and self-assured.
- Turkish Hospitality. With the cafeteria manager near the guest house of Middle East Technical University in Ankara (Turkey 2005). This pleasant cafe is called Doyurucu. She works with her colleague who is a very courteous businessman. Both of them speak English very fluently.
- Hotel receptionist at
the Crown Plaza Hotel in Kyoto (April 2014).
- Two young ladies in their Kimono at the Imperial Palace in Kyoto. They said their backs are more beautiful.
- Two Kimono-wearing ladies waiting for a bus in Kyoto (April 2014).
- In Samurai dress at a pastry shop in Osaka.
- Kimono-dressed lady at a a gift shop in Kyoto. Gift in Japanese is "Omiyage," but this shop calls it "Kyomiyage," meaning gift from Kyoto.
- Japanese college students
looking for boys. They are happy because they found one, but they
have to find more (Osaka 2014).
- This student was wiser. She came to me alone.
- Two students in Tokyo waiting in the line for a movie premier (2014).
- Two Japanese student at the coffeee shop in Osaka's Takashimaya Store (2017).
- Japanese girls in Osaka. It was late Friday afternoon. They are relaxed and were looking for fun.
- Japanese students in front of the
Japanese Embassy in Seoul (2017). I asked them which university they are attending.
They said "Chuo University." I the said "Chuo Daigaku" in Japanese. They became
very happy when I spoke Japanese. They came here to have photos with the statue
of comfort woman. They are doing their research on what really happened during the war
- They were taking photos and notes.
- I had a photo with them.
- They became very happy when told them I am a professor in the United States, and I am expert on Dr. Yukawa Hideki who was Japan's first Nobel laureate. Here is my webpage dedicated to Yukawa.
- Japanese student studying music in
Vienna. We shared an AirFrance flight from Vienna to Paris
(2001.11.5). She was visiting Japan to participate in concerts given by
distinguished Japanese musicians. This photo was taken at the CDG Airport
in Paris. From there, she took a JAL flight to Tokyo, and I took an AF
flight to Washington. She was holding her red-colored Japanese passport,
and I was carrying a heavy backpack.
- Japanese Student in Beijing. We met at a conference held in Shangxi Province. On our way home, we met again at an up-scale department store in Beijing (1995). We were wondering why Chinese ladies should look like European ladies.
- Japanese student studying ballet in Tokyo. I met her in the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden (London, 2004).
- Japanese Students in New York. This photo was taken in the lobby of the Hotel Pennsylvania at on the 7th Ave. and 32nd Street (November 2006).
- Japanese Student at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (2007).
- Japanese students in San Diego (2015). They were spending their spring vacation in U.S.A. Nice place to visit. One tall man in this photo is a Korean student.
- Japanese students from Osaka. I met them at Berlin's Brandeberg Gate Square in the evebing of December 31, 2015. They were among the people who came to this place to celebrate the Happy New Year.
- Japanese Journalist in Naples
(March 2005). She came from Nagoya.
- Japanese Honeymooners in Berlin (2006).
- 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 Forum, where people spend good time without gambling.
- Japanese Mother and Daughter in Rome (2010). I met them at the breakfast room of the Hotel Metropol near the Termini.
- Japanese mother and daughter in Las Vegas (2012). I met them in the Caesar Forum with expensive stores. They became delighted when I spoke Japanese.
- 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!
- Japanese mother with two young daughters. I met them at a hotel breakfast room in Fairfax, Vriginia (USA 2015).
- with Erico Tanaka (Japanese Physicist),
at a Volga beach near Kazan (Russia 2010), while attending
the Petrov Centennial Conference. A very romantic setting!
- Japanese Lady in Brazil. We had this photo at the Rio de Janeiro airport (May 2011). She came from Fukuoka.
- Japanese reporters from the Ashahi TV.
They came to a seminar on the U.S.-Korea FTA held in Washington (October
2011). Japanese are very sensitive to what happens in the relations
between Korea and the United States.
- 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 cheerful Japanese ladies at the breakfast room of the Hotel National in Moscow. This hotel is west the Red Square, and its breakfast room provides a spectacular view of the entrance to the Reds Square. This photo was taken in May of 2018.
- In 2018, in Wurzburg (Germany), I met four of the JAL ladies at
the palace museum. and had
this photo with three of them. One of them should operate
- We then took this photo to include
the lady who took the first photo.
- All Nippon Airways in front of the Crown Plaza Hotel in Vienna, Virginia (August 2009). After one night's rest, they were ready to go to a nearby shopping center. This photo was taken by their colleague who also deserved a photo. with me.
- Another group of ANA ladies at the
Crown Plaza Hotel. It was a pleasure to have a photo with a large
number of Japanese ladies (2015).
It was a pleasure to exchange pleasant words with them in Japanese. The only agony for me was I am a very senior person to these young ladies. These young ladies came to the Dulles Int'l Airport (serving the Washington area) from Tokyo and stay at this hotel for two nights before returning to Japan.
- We then took this photo to include the lady who took the first photo.
- After breakfast in Cancun, at
the Hyatt Regency Hotel, and
- before lunch at the Margarita Restaurant in Cancun.
- Two sisters from one of Mexico's northern provinces. This photo was taken by their father in Cancun (July 2004).
- This young lady was very courtenous when I proposed a photo at Cancun's Isla shopping village (2013).
- Group of Mexican ladies
at the Isla shopping village.
- Young Artists in the Mujeres Island (July 2004). From Cancun, it takes 20 minutes by a ferry boat to go to fun-filled island.
- This young lady is luring a shy Mexican boy in a comic show. She then lured me (2004).
- Two more ladies in this paradise island (2004).
- Group of Mexicans on the street of the Mujares island.
- Another set of mother and daughter on the ferry boat (2013).
- Mexican Lady in San Jose at a Mexican restaurwnt (March 2014).
- Brazilian Sisters
in Athens (July 2008). This photo led me to think God created
two women for me.
- Copacabana Beach in Rio, with Brazilian mother and daughter (2000). I am enjoying a fruit drink not available in the United States.
- Brazilian Ladies in front of New York's Metropolotian Museum of Art (2002).
- Tall Brazilian Lady in Amsterdam. She was one of those Brazilians who were going to Berlin to cheer their football team during the 2006 World Cup held in Germany.
- Two Brazilian Friends I met at London's Tottingham Court metro station (2009).
- Brazilian Lady at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin (2010).
- Two Brazilian Ladies at the top
of the Jesus mountain (2011).
- Brazilian Lady in Sao Paolo. Two police officers were there and perhaps they thought we were funny people, but they were without expressions (2011).
- Two Interior Decorators in Iguassu Falls. They were working on a Japanese room at the Mabu Thermas Resort Hotel (2011).
- Two Flower Artists working for the Mabu Thermas Hotel in Iguassu Falls (2011).
- Morning Stroller in Rio (2011).
- Entrance to H. Stern's headquarters (2011).
- Ladies in Rio. I met them in the restaurant district in Rio de Janeiro (2011). I asked them whether I could have a photo with them. They said Yes.
- Medical students at a
Spanish restaurant in Buenos Aires (2011). I like medical students.
They are smart.
- Engineering students at the University of Buenos Aires. They are also smart. They can do mathematics.
- Che Guevara is highly respected in Buenos Aires. This is his portrait in the city hall.
- Folk Dancers. Their ancesters came from Bulgaria. They are eager to preserve their Bulgarian tradition.
- Evita Peron's tomb at the Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires.
- Two Argentine ladies at the Washington Harbor in DC. (2012). The Kennedy Center is seen in the background.
- Linda Lewitt is a film artist
directing a special international program for graduate students at
Saas Fee, a ski resort town in Switzerland (June 2004).
Snow-capped Alps mountains are seen in the background.
- Snow and cloud of the Alps.
- Water from the Alps snow tastes OK.
- Grass-eating cows enhance the Alps scene.
- American lawyer in Vienna (1997).
I met her during a Danube boat trip. She worked with John Tall
while he was the president of the State Univ. of New York at
Stony Brook. Earlier, I worked with him when he was the chairman
of the physics department of the Univ. of Maryland. It was a
pleasant surprise for us to find out a distinguished mutual friend.
- Canadian artist. I met this Canadian artist
at a conference on arts and science held in Budapest (Hungary 2003). I met her
again at he airport when I was leaving for St. Petersburg. We had a
- Canadian Medical Doctors on the
St. Lawrence River (Montreal 2004)
Another set of doctors, and
One more set.
- Troubadour musicians at the Cabaret du Roy in Old Montreal (Canada 2004).
- with a Canadian Professor in Montreal, while attending the "Space-time Ontology" conference (May 2004).
- Canadian Medical Doctors on the St. Lawrence River (Montreal 2004) Another set of doctors, and One more set.
- Daria Zieminska. She
came to the Univ. of Maryland from Poland in 1979 as a post-doc in high-energy
physics. This photo was taken in the spring of 1980 in Annapolis, while
her husband and son were still in Poland. Together with them, she is now
an exemplary citizen of the United States.
Click here for Daria's home page.
- with Elena Georgieva,
in front of the Physics Building of the University of
Maryland (April 2000). She is one of my most valuable co-authors in
- with Marilyn Noz (New York 1975) has been my co-author since 1973. This photo was taken in 1975 at the Greenwich village in New York. Here is another photo taken at the Oystar Bar restaurant in New York (2003).
- Lady from Vermont. She came to Washinton to look for opportunities after her college graduation in Burlington, Vermont (2012). I met her at a Georgetown festival.
- with Elena Georgieva, in front of the Physics Building of the University of Maryland (April 2000). She is one of my most valuable co-authors in physics.
- 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.
- Two receptionists at Montreal's Lekeg steak house (2004).
- American Lady from Puerto Rico. I met her in Washington's Bobby Van's restaurant (2010). This restaurant is near the White House, and many distinguished politicians come here to dine and make deals.
- Two American hostesses at a riverside restaurant Washington, DC (2012). I was walking by. They asked me what they can do for me. I told them then can pose with me for a photo. Very cheerful Americans.
- This American hostess is in charge of the Eiffel Tower restaurant in Las Vegas. I was there in 2012.
- Les Halles French Restaurant
eight blocks south of the Empire State Builing. I go there fairly often and
meet interesting people. This restaurant basically serves American dishes with French
names, and thus the price is reasonable.
- The hostesses eager to make me happy (2006). They seem to be happier without me.
- In 2009, I went there again.
- American hostess (2007) at one
of the Clyde's restaurants (trendy place). She told me she was in my
physics class. We were very happy to meet again.
- Another American lady who was in my class. This photo was taken at the year-end party for medical doctors in the Washington area (2011). She used to come to my office often when she was a student, and we used to go out for lunch. Here is a lunch table photo. Her family came from Iran.
- This lady was in my graduate class. She was an excellent student with a positive attitude toward the world. I met her at a meeting of the American physical society held in Washington, DC (2002).
- This American nurse was in my physics class (2000) to become a medical doctor. She used to come to my office often for physics questions and to dicusss her future plans. Unlike other students, she understood this world very well, presumably from her work experience in hospitals. After graduation, she came to my office and produced this photo.
- American Lady from Los Angeles. She
lives in Munich with her German husband. She becomes happy whenever she
meets someone from the United States. I met her at Munich's Augustinerkeller
Restaurant (September 2011). We talked about Arnold Schwarzenegger.
- American Lady from Chicago with her friend in Florence (Italy 2004). I met them in a restaurant called "Ciubbee Rosse" located at Piazza Republica in Florence. It is always a pleasure to talk with intelligent American ladies while dining in Europe. We share the same feeling about Europe and Europeans. It is also fun to talk about American presidents, including of course George Bush and Bill Clinton.
- Four American ladies in Vienna (2006), at the New Year's Eve concert held in the concert hall of the Schonbron Palace. This photo was taken during the intermission.
- Two American ladies at the Temple of Zeus in Athens (Greece 2010). They came from Annapolis (Maryland) not far from my house.
- Three Canadian Ladies in front of the London Beetles Store. This photo was taken in London (2012).
- 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.
- Americans in Stockholm.
While I was having a dinner at a small table in a Stockholm restaurant
(Sweden, June 2005), these three ladies came in and sat down at a big
table next to mine. I asked where they came from, they said very proudly
"United States." They thought I came from China or Japan. When I asked
where in the United States, they said "Washington, DC." I then asked
which area in
Washington, they became somewhat annoyed, and asked me why I am asking so
many questions. I told them I also came from the same area. They did not
believe me, but they asked some questions about the area. I answered
them all. I said I am a professor at the University of Maryland. They
said they are office workers at the headquarters of one of medical
associations and came to Stockholm to provide secretarial services for
the association members attending a conference. We talked about many
things like a brother and sisters.
- Princeton Ladies. Princeton University
was an all-male school until 1969 (graduation year 1973). These ladies a
re mighty proud of being the first girls to enter Princeton.
This photo was taken during the 2000 Class reunion at Princeton.
- Princeton students enjoying their late Sunday brunch in the Wilcox Hall dining hall (2001).
- Student from Bulgaria also enjoying a late Sunday.
- Princeton's Class of 2007 after the P-rade.
- 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.
- 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.
- Brooke Shields
in her graduation gown (Princeton, 1987).
- Brooke in preparation for the 1987 P-rade.
- Brooke Shields and Kim's wife, during the graduation festival (Princeton, 1987).
- Brooke with her signature. Photo hanging in the Yankee Doodle Restaurant in Princeton's Nassau Inn.
- Brooke in New York (2004), from the NYC Official City Guide (December 23, 2004).
- I become very happy whenever I meet American students while
travelling in other countries.
- Harvard Student in Paris. This photo was produced also at the Grand Cafe (2002). Her parents came from India and established themselves in New York. I told her my son got his PhD degree from Harvard in 1994, and I am a princeton PhD. She was very happy to meet a Ivy-League man in Paris.
- with a Vassar student on the Miami Beach (January 2004). Before Princeton University became co-educational in 1969, Princeton boys had special relations with Vassar girls. Vassar also became co-educational in 1969. They decided their own boys.
- Students from Rutgers. These three young ladies from Rutgers University were spending a weekend in Princeton's Hyatt Regency Hotel (February 2002). They said they like this hotel because it has a nice swimming pool, when I met them in an elevator one hour earlier. They became very close to me when I told them I am a professor, and they would wait for this photo on my webpage. You would agree that America is a beautiful country.
- 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).
- Smith College is another exclusive college for women in Massachusetts. I met these students on the campus of Stanford University in March of 2014. Very cheerful young ladies.
- How about Stanford ladies. They are here (March 2014).
- U.Penn. The University of Pennsylvania
is in Philadelphia, and is another east-coast elite school. I met this cheerful
student on a train from Washington to New York. She got on the train in
Philadelphia. She was going home in New York for Christmas vacation (2004).
- 50 Years Younger. I was talking with an
entering student at Carnegie Mellon University in the fall of 2004, fifty years
after I went there as an entering freshman. She came from California to study
architecture at CMU. She had an excellent future ahead of her.
- Two more students 50 years younger. They seem to know how to handle their knees. 50 years ago, all female students had to cover the knees with their skirts.
- Two students at Chatam College, all female school near the Carnegie campus. They are also 50 years younger than I am.
- American students in China. I met these young ladies at the Nuruhachi shrine in Shenyang (August 2011). They are students from Smith College, Middlebury College, and one of the high schools in Vermont.
- 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 students at George Washington University, near the White House in Washington (2012).
- Wellesley. Hillary Clinton went to Wellesley College. she once came to the University of Maryland to give a speech, and I took photos. I was not able to have a photo with her, but I have a webpage dedicated to her.
- During the trans-Atlantic or trans-Pacific flight, we have to spend many hours
within a airline cabin. In order to reduce this boredom, I often ask airline
flight attendants to have photos with me. They cheerfully agree with me most
of the times, because they are also bored.
- From New York to Athens (2010).
Delta ladies seem to have various uniforms. This lady wears a red
uniform with a hat (October 2010).
- A Warm-hearted Delta Lady on the same Athens flight from New York (2010).
- at the Cincinnati Terminal before flight to Washington (January 2012). This team of three has been working together for sometime. The lady on my right has been with Delta for 34 years. She likes her job.
- Sheraton Rio: An off-duty
United Airlines purser in front of the Hotel Sheraton Rio (Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil, 2000). I was holding a Rio licence plate carrying
Feynman's name. This bogus plate was made by the Brazilian
gentleman in the photo. Later, we were on the same flight coming
back to the States. I was assigned to a business-class seat even
though I had an economy-class ticket, while she was working for
the economy-class passengers. I must have appeared to her like a
rich Japanese businessman, but she was very smart. She knew I was
a professor of Korean origin and spoke some Korean words to me.
A very pleasant experience. Be careful. Those airline ladies
know about you.
Her father was a distinguished
physicist. His name was
- American Airlines, during a flight from Durham (NC, USA) to London (February 2010). This lady became very happy when I told her I am a physicist, and I know about her father, Wesley Britain.
- Click here for a longer list of the airline people, and also for a longer list of American and Candadian friends.
- From New York to Athens (2010). Delta ladies seem to have various uniforms. This lady wears a red uniform with a hat (October 2010).
- I become very happy whenever I meet Koreans, particularly Korean students, when
- Korean Students in New York (February 2004).
- Sydney. With a Korean student at one of the bay-side restaurants in Sydney (Australia). In the background (across the bay, not seen in the evening) is the Sydney opera house (one of the most famous buildings in the world). One hour earlier, we were in the opera house enjoying Verdi's La Traviata (July 1998).
- Picasso Museum in Antibes, France (July 2002). Many Korean students spend their vacation weeks in Europe, and they like to visit historical sites. Koreans love Picasso.
- Korean Students in Moscow (2010). They are studying cinema acting. Russians are excellet film makers.
- Two Korean students at the McDonald's in Munich. One of them was studying the Korean literature at one of the prestigious universities in Korea. It was very refreshing to talk about this interesting subject.
- Silver Medalist. A Korean student who
earned a silver medal in an international weight-lifting competition held
in Minsk (Belarus, May 2004).
- 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. This photo was taken inside the Roman Colosseum.
- Two Korean economists attending a conference in Dresden, Germany (2018). They were staying at a 5-star hotel in Dresden. I met them at the hotel's breakfast room.
- Ewha graduate studying at the
London School of Ecomonics as a graduate student. I met her
at London's Heathrow Airport in December of 2015. She was going
home for the winter vacation.
- Korean nurse in Germany. After 1970, many nurses went to Germany to work at German hospitals. They were the first immigrants to this strange country. You can imagine how much they missed their fatherland. I met one of them at the Goethe Museum in Frankfurt (2012).
- Two fashion designers from Korea in Seville (Spain 2019). This city was originally built by Arab Moslems during the years 800-1200 AD. Apparentely they had an idea of constructing their city as a botanic garden. Brilliant idea!! There are many trees about 1000 years old.
- Koreans from Central Asia.
There used to be many Korean farmers in the Vladivostok area of Russia.
In 1936, Stalin forced them to move to the empty lands of Kazakhstan and
Uzbeckistan. They developed their new lands and became respectable farmers.
Man of their second and third generations are now main-stream Russians.
Naturally, I become very happy whenever I meet them.
- Defectors from North Korea.
They are settling down in the Washington area by opening a Korean
restaurant offering Pyongyang delicacies. They are also artists
performing song-and-dance shows at the Korean gatherings. Photo
taken in Annandale, Virginia (2010).
- 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.
- Click here for a longer list of my Korean friends.
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- Garden of Eden. How can you make this world your Garden of Eden? Obey what God told you.
- Art lover.
Moses talked to God by writing five books about God. I talked to Einstein by making webpages about him.