Mathmatically Vietnam

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Berkeley is popular with Asian students. Last weekend, I heard that an acquaintance got accepted and would be travelling to Houston to start college.

But many young Vietnamese study abroad chose University of Chicago.

It is no surprise  that Ngo Bao Chau, the math wiz, pitched his tent there.

Windy city. Cold. Home of Oprah and Ebert, the late movie critic.

I spent two years in a Chicago suburb, with my long coat in tow.

And one of my recent jobs was with a company based in Chicago.

So, Chicago, Chicago. Memories of jogging along the railway, in freezing temperature. You got to be there to experience heartland America. You have to read “The Devil in the White City” to understand Chicago’s place in the scheme of things.

Sears tower is no longer called Sears. Nor is it now world’s tallest.

Chicago itself used to be…

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