Sunny Sunday in Seattle

Submitted by patho on Sun, 23/03/2008 - 16:59

Way back in June 2005, I spent my very first time near Seattle (Washington State) for the Microsoft BizTalk 2006 Technology Adoption Program. That's when I finally learned that Redmond - Microsoft's HQ - is located far/up North/West of the United States - with it's wet feet in Pacific Ocean - about 225 kilometers South of Vancouver in British Colombia (Canada).

ST2W mounts Tirol

Submitted by patho on Sat, 16/02/2008 - 16:51

As a sequel to 2006, ST2W - our Euro/Chinese Community based in SinT STevens Woluwe - organised a great ski-trip to Ehrwald (Austria/Tirol) during 2008 once more. Skiing, sledging & eating are much more fun performing & experiencing then talking about, anyway I decided to publish a few photographic impressions of this year's edition.

China Spotting Dec/Jan-07/08

Submitted by patho on Sat, 29/12/2007 - 14:37

Nowadays the People's Republic of China is often being caught in generalities - communism & capitalism, economic wonder & danger, natural medicine & ecologic catastrophe - but there moves a lot more beneath, and - like viewing through a kaleidoscope - colours compositions continue to shift suddenly, while underlying patterns endure. To fully appreciate it's rich cultural aspects, one has to be forever vigilant & curious, below a selection of some interesting facts - and stepping stones to more background information - which caught my eye this month.

Weathering Nigeria's Go-Slow

Submitted by patho on Sun, 23/12/2007 - 13:28

Shanshan spent Tuesday 27th to Friday 30st November in Nigeria's capital Abuja to understand and improve a Customer's purchasing and logistic processes. Her first time on the African continent, she witnessed business & opportunities in this oil-drenched and resourceful country, as well as great struggle of society and its members alike to embrace modernity.

Our Atos Origin Running Team raced 20 kilometres through Brussels

Submitted by patho on Mon, 28/05/2007 - 23:00

The final tunes of the Bolero of Ravel and the Brabançonne - in crescendo - echoed through the 3 arches of the "Parc du Cinquantenaire" covered by cloudy skies. Then suddenly a tidal wave of 28.000 runners engulfed Brussels on Sunday 27th May 2007, once a cannon fired the 28th edition at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Among them 9 athletes (4 women and 5 men) trooping the colours of Atos Origin, mind-set to the target of completing the 20 kilometres ahead with grace. First to cross the finish this year in 1 hour sharp was Mohamed Abduh Bakhet from Qatar.