Tonight, the Chan siblings watched “Spellbound” the documentary about 8 kids in the 1999 National Spelling Bee. It was super-interesting, especially some of the parents. And robot-voice kid. Wow – it’s worth watching. My brother really wanted to pick some Val Kilmer action flick, and I was kinda going for “Whale Rider” but in the end, we (Tiffanie and I) decided that Spellbound would be a good compromise, that Jonathan would like it even though he was protesting. We also survived our first ride in the car with my little brother driving, the only near-mishap as he pulled out of the driveway narrowly (and I mean narrowly! I shut my eyes!) missing my sister’s parked car.
In other news, I’ve been reading Nicholas Kristof (NY Times Columnist) and this slideshow of Darfur, Sudan is pretty compelling. This journalist went there, and wrote bunches of columns in order to bring more attention to the crisis there. Makes me admire journalists.