Friday, October 31, 2008

Steel Bridge

I don't think if you can imagine how large this bridge is by this photo. So I post a zoomed in photo to show you a cyclist and a pedestrian on it to have a better comparison of their size; see below.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008


Thank you all for your visits and comments. I'm so sorry that I can't visit your blogs everyday and comment. Everything is okay with my classes and professors. Tuesday I'll have a presentation in our lab.
Good to know that we're going to travel to Seattle next week for TransNow conference, to Washington D.C. in January for TRB conference and to Denver in June for ITE conference. :) Hoooray!!! But I will stay all the new year holidays here in Portland because I have no where else to go.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

International Rose Test Garden

Several kind of roses (native and not-native) are planted here to test if they can adopt themselves to the weather of Portland.

He is Wei, my Chinese roommate. He asked me to take this romantic photo of him, while smelling a big red rose flower.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Portland Street Car

Thank you so much Ann, Laurie, and Sara for awarding me the BFF. Now it's my turn to give the award to five other bloggers according to the following rules:
1. Only five people are allowed
2. Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog
3. One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world
4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award

I give the BFF Award to the following lovely blogs and bloggers:
1. Elaine, Willits Daily Photo
2. Dina, Jerusalem Hills Daily Photo
3. Laurie, Glimpse of South Pasadena
4. Ann, Sydney Meanderings
5. Sara, Mashhad Daily Photos

There are several other people/blogs who really deserve this award. Thank you all my aunts, and friends. I LOVE YOU!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

Japanese Garden II, Water Fountain

See this Japanese style water fountain. How cute it is.

Thank you all for your kind comments: Elain, Laurie, Hope and others. I expected this feeling and it needs time to relieve, as Elaine said. I'm trying to keep myself as happay as possible but sometimes when I remember my home, I can't control my feelings and my tears drop. I should remind myself, why I am here and how hard it was to came here. Keep going Meead! Your parents will proud of you.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Japanese Garden I

I'll post more photos of Japanese Garden in next few days.

September 19 - October 19, 2008; One month has passed since I came to the US. I feel that I'm getting home sick a little. :(

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Do not hide yourself behind your camera

I think there are lots of meanings in this sentence: "Do not hide yourself behind your camera." Please let me know what you think.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

"Wireful" intersection

Look at this crowded intersection; crowded not by cars, but by lots of electronic and traffic devices.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Is it really a school?

This building is a school but it looks like a big old church ;)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Portland from Dean's Office

We were in the dean's office yesterday: fifth floor of the Engineering Building. He has a nice view of Portland there; from a big window, like a galssy wall.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Ondine Dorm

Here is where I live: Ondine Dorm, 14th Floor (the one before the toppest floor) :)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Farmers Market, Beaverton

Do you have seasonal markets in your town?

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Portland MAX Light Rail

I was in the tram (it is called MAX in Portland) from Portland Down Town, where I live, to Beaverton.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Bike & Roses

My friends, thank you again for your warm visits and nice comments. I talked to that chinese girl. Her name is Shan Shan and she is a master student in financial analysis. This is all what I know about her ;)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Diversity in cultures, in nations, in colors, in races, in everything except one: humanity. I am so excited being among international students, as I'm one of them. When you are among lots of international people, you can feel peace; you can fully understand how people all around the world can live with each other with peace. I have several international friends from: India, Turkey, China, Russia, France, Kenya, Pakistan, UAE and etc.