A message about unity. A message about us.


But the main observation I came home with after this trip is this: America is a rich country that feels like a poor country.”

“If you look at the investment in and the care put into infrastructure, common areas, and the experience of being in public in places like Singapore, Amsterdam, Paris, and Berlin and compare it to American cities, the difference is quite stark.”

“Individual wealth in America is valued over collective wealth and it shows.Jason Kottke’s Trip to Vietnam, Singapore, and Qatar

I grew up in SE Asia, using chopsticks. To me, this is a parable about community, something that is fracturing in America today.