Maybe I’m a magnet for people who think Hong Kong is part of Japan; I sure have run into enough of them. Here’s my own theory of the strange misconception. Continue reading
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Off to Hong Kong with Viktor
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!) Continue reading
Hong Kong: Overall Impressions
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. Continue reading
Let’s get outta here!
Made it through customs, ordered breakfast, ready to get to Rob’s place! Continue reading
Ultimate odds & ends: unposted HK photos
As I depart Hong Kong (for now), please enjoy my smorgasbord of random pics! Continue reading
Today I practiced packing. Tiger Airlines to Singapore is allowing less than Delta to Hong Kong, so I had to pare down. Here’s everything I’ve got with me now:
I liked cow stomach better when I thought it was squid
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. Continue reading
Reader request: Let’s Go Get Lunch
If you have 7 minutes, you can go to lunch with me by clicking here.
NYC or HK?
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 … Continue reading
Friday Odds & Ends (videos galore!)
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 … Continue reading
Monkey Hill (video!)
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, … Continue reading
Cute little candlesticks
Here’s what I’m bringing Rob from Hong Kong. Two teeny candlestick holders (gumball-sized) and eight skinny, 8″ candlesticks. I tested one out and it burned all the way down without dripping. I like little gifts that don’t take up space and will get consumed. (In this case, by fire.) Total was $24HK (about $3 US.) … Continue reading
Mexican Food in Hong Kong: el Taco Loco
The term “Tex-Mex” would be more accurate here, but I’ll take what I can get. While I won’t be sitting down to chiles rellenos or tamales anytime soon, Taco Loco filled the Tex-Mex shaped hole in my belly last night. I found El Taco Loco at #4 on this list, located close by, at the … Continue reading
Hong Kong Healthcare: a firsthand report
The ankle I sprained 4 months ago swells up all like an old lady’s every time I walk on it for over an hour. (Good luck being in Hong Kong and not walking everywhere!) A know-nothing friend proclaimed “it’s just water!” STFU, friend. That makes no sense. Even if it is “just water”, a pint … Continue reading
On my way back from F.A.B. brunch with Jessica this morning, I made some new furry friends.
Wednesday odds & ends
Got up early to head out to Cyberport to visit this ad agency on my short (very short, actually) list:
Shampoo in Hong Kong: Motherlode
Every shampoo I haven’t seen in Hong Kong, I saw tonight at Senda Salon in Causeway Bay. This place was stocked full of Nioxin, Kerastase, Paul Mitchell, Redkin, Joico,
It’s a good day here at Ohiasia. We woke up to find that some of the feet from Saturday’s boat trip made it to the illustrious Toe Blog!
In her interview, Chip mentioned “laksa” as something she misses most about Singapore. If you’re like me, you thought, “(Latka?) No wait…what’s ‘laksa’?”
Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary
The elevator at my hotel is s-l-o-w and I’m on the 20th floor so…