Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

08 Aug 2001, 9:05 a.m.

Back in Berkeley

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Hi there, all. I'm experiencing reverse culture shock here in the US. Everyone speaks English! (Well, not really.) The PA system folks at airports speak English as though they were native speakers! (Well, most of them are.) I'm listening to Naif -- one of the Russian CDs I bought. I need to keep in touch with the language if I don't want to lose it.

Here in Berkeley till Sunday, then a week in Stockton.

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