I think I am trying to not replay the 1998 saga in my head. Every bit of that saga is still vivid in my head, in my mind. So, while nothing of it has been purged from the deepest recess of my being, nothing of the latest events has escaped me.
I know that this is 2008. Anwar is not that same man who was dragged -- I mean, taken out of his home. And today he is the de facto leader of a political party.
I hope you all don't mind if I am not posting about it.....just yet!
So amid all this political development, let's lighten up a bit, while we can.
So, let me bring to your attention, this (Reuters) article about "walkable" cities.
Most of us who have been abroad would know because we often find ourselves enjoying walking - a lot of walking, I might add -- in these foreign cities, never quite depending on automobiles for transport.
Don't go too far. Singapore comes to mind.
And we know why!
Good pedestrian-friendly sidewalks/pavements. And great boulevards!
NEW YORK (Reuters) - , and are the United States' most walkable cities, according to new rankings from a website that evaluates how easy it is to live in the nation's cities and neighborhoods without a car.
Walkscore.com, which uses an algorithm to identify those neighborhoods boasting the most amenities per person, published its ranking on Thursday and deemed San Francisco the most walkable city, with a "Walk Score" of 86 out of 100.
The ultimate goal is to see the site's scores included in property listings, said Mike Mathieu, founder of the company that created the site's software.
"What we see is someone calling up a broker and saying 'I want three bedrooms, two baths, a walkability score of 85, what've you got?"' Mathieu said.
Type an address, and the site generates a map showing the nearby grocery stores, cafes, movie theaters, schools and parks.
New York received a score of 83, Boston a score of 79.
Scores greater than 70 indicate neighborhoods where it's possible to get by without owning a car, while scores greater than 90 qualify communities as a "Walker's Paradise."