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Silicon Valley Melting Pot

I was at a corporate event yesterday, at Coyote Ranch, a bit south of San Jose.  Looking at the faces of people there, I was struck by how diverse the Silicon Valley population is.  Not to discount the atrocious past, or the discrimination that still exists today, I think America has the will officially to work towards racial harmony.  On a global scale, talents tend to migrate into areas where there is demand or opportunity.  Silicon Valley has attracted students, engineers, business people from China, India, and other parts of the world.  Steve Jobs was a by-product of that trend; his birth parents are ethnic Syrian and adoptive parents Armenian.  Following is a collection of pictures I took – and I shall refer to them as “Silicon Valley Melting Pot.”

Petting Zoo

Proud Father


Amazing Voice

The guitar player + vocal backup


Paper craft

Waiting for mommy to find age-appropriate activity

  1. Hong Konger
    June 25th, 2012 at 21:27 | #1

    yinyang — These are really lovely. You’ve got a great eye for people.

  2. June 25th, 2012 at 21:41 | #2

    @Hong Konger
    Thanks. Actually, I am more of a portrait photographer than landscapes. Kids especially.

  3. June 25th, 2012 at 21:42 | #3

    Also, this BBQ chicken would be a bit out of place if in the OP. But I gotta share it. Yum!

  4. Zack
    June 25th, 2012 at 22:22 | #4

    great thread on the multiculturalism, yinyang;
    Silicon Valley is also a dear spot as it’s where returning ‘sea turtles’ like Robin Li got their teeth cut before setting up Baidu in China.

  5. June 25th, 2012 at 22:26 | #5


    I need to hire you to take Kevin’s pictures. Seriously…

  6. June 25th, 2012 at 22:35 | #6

    Thanks Zack.

    Heh, Allen, any time. You just continue to help me see where the stinks are in this world.

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