What I remember about 9/11

I remember waking up on the morning of September 11, 2001 not knowing what was going on in New York. I didn’t watch TV in the morning. I was just rushing to get ready to go to school.

As my dad drove me to my school, he loved to listen to his Chinese radio new station. They were talking about the planes crashing but because it wasn’t an English station, what they portrayed didn’t make it seem like a big deal. The magnitude of this event didn’t hit me.

It wasn’t until I got into class and the teacher just flipped on his radio and we sat and just listened through the entire period. I was trying to make sense out of this but I couldn’t. I hadn’t yet seen footage on the television. I was just hearing all about it and it was hard for me to understand.

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Happy 40th birthday, BART!

Forty years ago, BART opened.

Happy birthday, BART! Today is the 40th birthday for Bay Area Rapid Transit. BART opened up service for the Bay Area on September 11, 1972 and has been a huge part of my upbringing.

This isn’t really a sports-related post but in a way, it is. For many people, BART was the way to go for A’s, Raiders and Warriors games. The Coliseum Station is right next to the Oakland Coliseum and Oracle Arena and for me, a huge A’s fan, the BART train has been a huge part of my visits to A’s games.

And also, whenever I decide to go watch the Interleague games at AT&T Park, taking BART to Montgomery Station and walking to the park isn’t bad either.

So here’s to you BART. Happy 40th birthday!

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