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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Unique English Signs

Okay, this isn't a culturally interesting sign, but still it's one of those "wet paint" on the park bench type deal.

I was watching kids and the elderly walk up and down this ramp, as I read the following.

Yes, I pointed it out to them. What do you think I am? A monster?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Phuket, Thailand 2010

I took a trip with the family to Phuket for a much needed break from the craziness of Hong Kong city life.  While there we went Elephant trekking, ate bugs at the night market and of course got some Thai massages. I also finally met Mark Smith. He's another script monkey of such works as Amazing Joy Buzzards, Popgun and The New Brighton Archaeological Society.

We talked online like so many of us do, so it was a blast that he was there for a Thai boxing vacation at the same time. He's a rocking cool dude that cannot tan and shouldn't be driving a scooter, but damn can he write.

I have photos galore and videos of the elephant trekking and Phuket Town Night Market below.

There will be more posts later for sure. Been working and renovating our apartment as of late. Not to mention changing jobs. I'm freelancing at the moment for a cool toy company. For now enjoy these vacation photos and videos of mine.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Madame Tussaud's Hong Kong

We had free passes and it was at the Peak so we invited some of the students from my wife's school to come along. Would I suggest hitting this place? Well, only if you're into such waxy things. It was a mix of celebrities from Hollywood, Asia and world leaders. You can walk it in half an hour. Photos below with commentaries, which you'll need to click to read them.

Madame Tussaud's Hong Kong

Lingnan Univeristy Walk-a-thon at the Peak

Last weekend, my wife was doing a charity walk around the Peak. So we took the kids to give support and go for a stroll around the mountain. The views of the city were fantastic and a must do when you come to Hong Kong. This was my first time walking on this path and wish I did when I was visiting many moons ago. Enjoy the photos below. Remember to click on them for commentaries.

Lingnan University Walk-a-thon on the Peak

Where in the World?

Like so many blogs in this world, this one went on a bit of a vacation. Not my intention, but between my last post and now, I was working on a intense project writing a comic book and film here. Now that I have a breather before more freelance gigs kick in, I'm going to be posting a slew of things. I also picked up a new camera to help forge more posting. So, here we go!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Dragon Boat Festival

Went to the Dragon Boat Festival in Aberdeen this year. There are few event throughout Hong Kong. It was loud and full of people. A great event for the family.

 Old school fishing traps. It's interesting seeing that the newer version isn't that far off from the original design.

Real life dragon boat for us photo hungry touristy like people.

This was one of the trophies given to the winners. You can see the celebratory roasted pig right next to it.

So with so many people coming to an event, what do you do for seats? Bamboo of course! Bamboo is used everywhere here. It's environmentally friendly and just great to see still in use.

Fishing nets.

 Stanley's Dragon Boat Festival.

Cardboard dragon boat!
 A French team I believe that were stretching before the races. My kids joined in, which was fun to see.

 I don't know if you can see the dragon boat races in the background.

 There was a family swimming and grabbed up some crabs and other edible seafood.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


In Hong Kong there's a strong commuter population. There's barely no one that owns a car, so public transportation is big here. With it comes wonderful advertising and print media to fill the time spent stuck in the MTR, buses, mini buses and taxis during rush hour.

Of course there's digital media via cell phones. You can use them anywhere here in Hong Kong. Yes, even in the MTR. Thus, magazines have created added value here to entice you to pick up an issue or two. I really think it would work back home. Could you imagine buying a magazine and getting a pair of flip flops? Or how about a backpack!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Weird Food Stuff

 No I didn't try this drink/dessert. The name was just too funny not to show you folks