Archive for June, 2010
My wife loves Disneyland Resort. I think we’ve been there eight times in the last five years. By contrast, before I met her I went to Disneyland perhaps once every five years.
I posted Disneyland news earlier this year. What’s new since then is a new water display show Disneyland calls World of Color.
When I hear ‘World of Color’ I think of World of Good, the fair trade social impact company started by my friends Priya Haji, Siddharth Sanghvi and David Guendelman, now part of EBay and Charity USA. I was the first outside investor in World of Good, so it’s near to my heart.
What Disneyland has put together with World of Color is simply the most impressive water display I’ve ever seen. It is more impressive than the fountains in front of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
I brought my Canon 5D Mark II to the show and shot video of the entire show. My camera got soaked by the water spray, and the lens got so wet at times the video is a bit degraded. But the overall result is good, and it’s probably one of the better videos out there since the Canon can shoot very wide angle since I used a 16-35mm zoom lens for this video. There are lots of Disney movie references in the show, most that I didn’t get since I’ve seen so few Disney movies.
My wife Monika appears on page 25 in the current Stanford Neurosurgery Brochure for 2010. She plays a patient in the picture, but she works in the department, and they asked her to model for the photographer.
This brochure is a work of art, printed on paper so thick it’s almost card stock. The varnish on the pages is so shiny you can see yourself in the reflection. I don’t know what these cost to print, but it must be $10 or more per copy. It’s the nicest brochure I’ve ever seen for any business or practice. I think my wife looks beautiful.
An interesting piece of information is that one of the doctors pictured is Griff Harsh, husband of California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman. Monika and I got to meet Meg at her home during a Neurosurgery Department dinner. I didn’t know it was Meg when I shook her hand, but when Monika and I got in the car I said that woman who had shown us how to exit the large house looked a lot like Meg Whitman. It turns out it was Meg Whitman.