I was in the Shanghai airport on the 4th of July to catch my flight back to San Francisco. I just finished a one-week business trip in Shanghai, so I was thinking quite a bit about how much China has changed and how bright China's future is. I was also feeling a bit patriotic since it was Independence Day in the USA. I was busily making my way towards the gate with all the regular airport hustle bustle when I caught this announcement: "Flight xxx from Shanghai to Moscow is now boarding". I stopped in my tracks. When I was a kid, I never imagined I would get to visit countries like China or Russia, and there I was in the Shanghai airport on July 4, 2008 where I just as easily could have boarded the flight to Russia as the flight to the US. The world is indeed becoming a small place!