Friday, July 04, 2008


Well, here I am back in my favourite blogging spot, Hong Kong airport, and it makes me realise that I have not been giving as much time of late to tapping away at the keyboard - or this keyboard at least.

It's probably quite dull to read that it has been a busy couple of months - yeah it is, Jonathan - but here I am at the start of July and heading back for my sister's wedding! Blam. The thing on the fringe of my radar has run up and slapped me in the face. Well, I am more than certain this week will be simply magic. I have oodles of good food, drink and people lined up, some introduction to wakeboarding that I am sure will fill my sister with glee when she sees me smash into the water, and catching up with several dozen family members that I have not seen in ... wow ... quite a few years. It should be bloody marvellous.

The next post will be from ground level, staring at clouds from the garden, French beer stubby in hand. Roll on CX 255!

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

HK Work Mode

I need to do some catching up on the old blog, but I always seem to
find a few minutes to e-mail in a post while I am in HK airport
(blessed by thy free wifi).

This time I am sadly working through the wait do the plane, and
arrival in "Asia's World City" seems pretty pedestrian this time round.

Yes, I finally get to ride the infamous Hello Kitty Eva Air Jet. Awesome.

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Wednesday, December 05, 2007


Well, here I am in Hong Kong airport, on my way to Shanghai. I am coming over at the last minute to kick off one of my projects. In typical DEM style, schedules were changing by the minute right up until I left work yesterday, as we juggled schedules from people flying in from all over Asia. Quite a feat.

And here I am, waiting for four hours in arrivals, waiting for the Visa to be processed. I can't really go anywhere as they have my passport, and all the fun stuff is really in departures. One bright light is the fact that Cathay Pacific have (cynically) offered me free membership to their 'Marco Polo' business club, and with the Silver card have access to all the lounges and cool stuff I have for so long been denied access to. Finally! Of course, it coincides with my almost having enough air miles for a return trip to London, so it is a sweetener to make me stay loyal, obviously, before I splurge it all on going home. But, the quicker check-in, extra 10kg and sense of elitist satisfaction I have more than makes it worth it!

Next stop Shanghai ... there for two days on business, then a weekend of fun with Anke & Lars ... and who knows, I might be in Korea and Beijing next weekend. It's all to play for!

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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Medicine No Fakes

Medicine No Fakes - a funny sign in Macao

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Friday, December 22, 2006

Gin & Tonic

I have had this vision in my head of drinking a G&T in Honk Kong airport for the last week. And here I am. And it tastes just rather bloody wonderful!

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