2004.04.11 Urumqi, China
The davidwong.com Spy Hunt has resulted in a tie. Readers were evenly split between the Japanese Girls and Ivy-League graduate students.
My vote for spy is absolutely for the Ivy-Leaguers, particularly the Princetonian.
Well it looks like you're not going to have pictures up, so I'll cast my vote for the Harvard and Princeton chums. Pretty fishy...
Nepotistically cast ballots assisted the Ivy-League students in arriving at their shared victory. As I laid out no rules, I accepted all votes. Some people even sent in multiple entries, all of which were tabulated.
Hmmm....One comment about Japanese girls. One of the Japanese girls could be a North Korean agent...you know, Japanese passport is the most attractive one for them to travel most of the countries in the world. Even though they said they are Japanese Girls, actually not and the truth is North korean agent!!!??? Dude, keep watching them....
Btw, they are *all* spies (duh). The really interesting question is "which one is the space alien?". I'd vote for "Dildar" (from Planet XXX?) for that role.
By the way, I know she's not in the running, but "Dildar" is so obviously a spy alias. No normal person would pick such a name; even if she doesn't speak much English, her friends would have told her it was a bad pun. Unless, of course, the people in her social circle all have silly code-names themselves (e.g., "Dr. Goodhead"), which is what I suspect.
Despite the Bond-girl associations (a la P. Galore) of a name such as Dildar, it's actually one of the most common Uighur names. My dictionary defines it as "a beautiful woman". I think it literally means "keeper of the heart" or something to that effect.
Something to note indeed: Adila seems to have gone underground since I posted the initial entry on this topic. Perhaps her superiors told her to abort the mission once her cover was blown.