Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Beijing Beautiful

U.S Ambassador to China Gary Locke has a secret weapon at home, and her name is Mona.  Mona Locke, recently featured in Vogue Magazine as the "Toast of Beijing", certainly steps out in style.  She has quite a following in Beijing, patronizes local designers, and has been out and about, demonstrating her public speaking prowess and intellect.  Mona has a background as a TV reporter, and has the poise to prove it.  Mona, we thank you for setting an awesome example of how spouses (both men and women) bring so much to the diplomatic table!

Mona Locke New U.S. Ambassador to China, Gary Locke and his wife Mona (R) address the media in the courtyard of their residence on August 14, 2011 in Beijing, China. The former U.S. Secretary of Commerce becomes the first Chinese American to be appointed as U.S. Ambassador to China. During the news briefing, the U.S. Ambassador to China stated that Beijing and Washington should work together to promote a greater understanding between the two nations.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Synchronized Swimming: My New Favorite Sport

I've been trying to sneak a peek at synchronized swimming during the day, but stupid work keeps interfering. Luckily, file "gawking at bizarre swimming outfits" in the drawer of "things the Internet is good for." Behold:

synchronized swimming

Canada is rocking a soccer theme. Those hats: not something I would wear.


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