Monday, June the 30th, 2008

Nuzzling into this soft orange couch with my warm glass of cocoa this lazy Friday afternoon, I look around to see a nearly-deserted research facility. The clear glass walls and brilliant sunlight spotlight the lonely chairs and abandoned computers. Out of habit, I casually glance at my watch and that’s when it becomes apparent what is remarkable about this serene picture: It’s just past 1 in the afternoon, and everyone’s gone for the day.

There are a slew of things about life here that put it in stark contrast with that in the U.S., but it is this that I find most striking: The work-life balance in this part of the world leans rather heavily toward life.

Which is nice.

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4 Responses to “Dim monitors”

  1. anita says:

    I think most of the world leans more towards life than the U.S.

    I should move.

  2. Michelle says:

    So THAT’S what my problem is, I’m a European trapped in an American’s body!

    I blame this entirely on my Scottish mother.

  3. V.R says:

    Ahh.. I wish, if I were to get to see a day like that here!! Oh.. where are all the rats!

  4. niyati says:


    verrry nice.


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