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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.


7 Wonders of the World

Some dude in Switzerland has decided it is time to update the 7 wonders of the world.

The last list was made 2200 years ago by the Greek philosopher, Philo…who hardly had seen the world.

Now, with the world at most people’s fingertips, the world can vote on the new seven wonders.

China can boast that the Great Wall is among 21 finalists – chosen from among 19 million voters.

India can boast that the Taj Mahal is on the list.

There are rules to be included in the new list. The site for selection is

Of course, there are trips and prizes and propaganda and all sorts of businesses that will spring up once the final seven are determined, eh?

Here are 21 finalists.

1. The Acropolis

2. Alhambra

3. Angkor

4. Chichen Itza

5. Christ Redeemer

6. Colosseum

7. Easter Island Statues

8. Eiffel Tower

9. Great Wall

10. Hagi Sophia

11. Kiyomizu Temple

12. Kremlin/St. Basil

13. Machu Picchu

14. Neuschwanstein Castle

15. Petra

16. Pyramids of Giza

17. Statue of Liberty

18. Stonehenge

19. Sydney Opera House

20. Taj Mahal

21. Timbuktu

Have you made your choice for the new 7 wonders?

To do so, you have to register, but this link might take you there.

If not, try this one.

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

Bill Belew

Daddy and Christian.

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  • eat your babies says:

    my the wall of china always be viewed as a wonder of the world because of its haritage and the likeing of the long wall of stuff
    every time chines people build a wall dam mongorians have to come and knok it down

  • sapphirina says:

    I just stumbled apon this page for when I was doing a home work quiz… and I see we are talking about China being a wonder of the wrold.
    it hink it should, as it is such a long wall….
    I would also like to comment on the spelling of anthoher readers comment,eat your babies
    How old are you? can’t you spell? And you can at least choose a nice sounding name.
    Eat your babies? very weird….

  • toon says:

    Are you interest in the project to determine 7 new World Wonders?
    Everybody on this planet can vote! I have a website with a lot of information.
    It is in Dutch, but has a lot of pictures.

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