Thursday, January 29, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

The First High-Tension Power Line

History of Portland, Lesson 1

The world's first long distance high-tension power line began operation between Portland and Willamette Falls by the Willamette Falls Electric Company on June 3, 1889.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

When Mosses Recreate the Landscape on the Roof

"Our Earth’s soils have not always been here! They have existed for many thousands of years and the Mosses, throughout this long evolution, have always been there - persisting and surviving."

Have a look at this article "BRYOTEC Technology". No, my major is not biology but sometimes it's nice to read about it to know a little about different aspects of science.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

PSU Library

See how this building has been built, not to cut the oldest tree in the campus. The building embraces the big old tree.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Ondine Residence Hall

Built in 1966, a 15-story high-rise with furnished double- and single occupancy studios and bachelor units, this building has it all. Spectacular views of Mt. Hood and downtown, Internet access, cable and telephone-ready rooms.

Ondine features single- and double-occupancy rooms and suites, a television lounge, pool table, conference and meeting space, laundry room and parking.

The studios (found only on floors 3-6) offer a private bath; the bachelors share bathroom and kitchen facilities with an adjoining apartment. All Ondine units are 20' by 11'. Bachelor rooms share a common bathroom and kitchen with the adjoining room. Rooms are assigned to like genders only. Amenities include laundry facilities, range/oven, small refrigerator, bed, desk, closet and parking for an additional fee.

Here is where I live, the Ondine residence hall.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Wish you luck Barack Obama

When the president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, sends a congratulation letter to the U.S. president-elect Barack Obama, it has a lot of meaning. Although president Ahmadinejad for Iranians is as 'good' as George W. Bush for Americans, but we look forward to our next presidential election. The next presidential election will be held in Iran on 12 June 2009. It will be the 10th presidential election to be held in the country and we hope a 'reformist' president will be elected.

There are two major political parties in Iran; Conservatives and Reformists. Mahmoud Ahamdinejad is from the Conservative party. People are really frustrated with his domestic and foreign policies. We look forward to a 'change' too.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Chapman Square, Portland

Side Trip to Washington DC: Washington Monument

I had a 5-day trip to Washington D.C. last week. It was very fun. I'll post some of my photos in the next few days.

Friday, January 16, 2009