Part 3 of 3 in my “week in the life”. Read how I kidnapped a Swedish national and took him to Hong Kong to meet Jessica and Chip! (Yes, Chip returns!)
Whether you’re visiting Hong Kong in the near future or just generally curious, here’s my takeaway from my 3 months there. The good, the not-so-good and observations I probably won’t see anyplace else.
As I depart Hong Kong (for now), please enjoy my smorgasbord of random pics!
After several bites, I said something about the squid and Queenie said, “That’s not squid.” I can’t explain how it suddenly tasted bad – like slightly-spoiled meat – but it did.
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How quickly can you to tell which pics below are NYC and which are HK? Without any clue of what Hong Kong looked like, I took some pics in NYC before I left that I thought could look like HK. Then I recently did the same here in HK. View the original post (the NYC …
Finally finished an involved language project with Jessica. I almost bit off more than I had energy to chew with this. In Cantonese, it’s not enough to jot down how a word sounds; you need to have the intonation burned into your brain. I looked all over the internet for the kind of Cantonese video I …
Today was the day! Jessica and I ventured out to Monkey Hill! All my video can be seen in under 5 minutes here. It was much like I’d imagined; there were monkeys on the loose everywhere. They were doing a lot more hanging out and less patting people down for food than I anticipated. Oddly, …
Got up early to head out to Cyberport to visit this ad agency on my short (very short, actually) list:
Lan Kwai Fong is that part of HK where loads of expats dress up, meet up and drink it up at all hours, every day of the week.
Not a bad day to sleep until 11, stay indoors, not go to work. (What work?)
Remember Matt? He organized this expat junk trip I went on yesterday:
Jessica introduced me to this store and I love it! Lianca is a local Hong Kong business ( www.liancacentral.com ) that makes great-quality leather items at really good prices.
The should-be-15-minute walk back to the hotel from Life Cafe took about a year, because someone kept stopping to take pictures. And without telling me!
Dan’s a friend from high school and a bassist for Cirque du Soleil. He dropped by Hong Kong for a 1-day visit between Taiwan and Greece. Here’s our interview about him being internationally nomadic for 3 years.
Tai Mo Shan is no fancy, Hawaii-style volcano. Actually, Chip’s mom has lived nearly her whole life at Tai Mo Shan and never knew it was volcanic in the least.
Like I’ve said before, we take reader requests seriously at ohiasia. So when one of you suggested:
Took these on my way home from Classified.
Met Jessica today for her hair appointment and took some pics on the way to and from.