Holy Mackerel!

You know you’re on a Japanese airline when the flight attendant asks if you want beef or mackerel!  Oh well, that’s better than a Thai Airways flight I was on last year when I was asked if I wanted fish or duck! And one thing is certain–on an American carrier the question will be "chicken or beef." Unless, of course you are flying domestically, then they offer you a snack box for five bucks!

I’m back in Beijing.  The sky is even blue.  Sort of.  I’m glad, since the papers reported that the pollution was off the charts last week.  Literally. Not today.