Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Bird Singing Contest

In Thailand, see the 5th slide here.  Somehow the idea of staging a bird singing contest is fascinating.  I suppose it's no more odd than a horse race.  You don't (or at least the younger I didn't) think of Asians being competitive.  Competing in which bird sings best fits my old preconceptions; competing in races--horse, dog, pigeon seems more Western somehow.  (Of course Chinese athletes at the Olympics show my preconceptions are best forgotten.)

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