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Meanwhile in Hong Kong

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Josh And The Shank

Hong Kong Office View

Roof Top Wedding Party in Kowloon

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Sorry I missed the do it yourself rooftop BBQ party in Kowloon with about 50 of Josh and Polly’s friends. Was exhausted with jet lag so went to bed early. Sigh.

Marriage Registry

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Marriage Dinner

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Joshua Goetz and Polly Li Getting Married!

Thursday, October 27th, 2016
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Out And About in Hong Kong

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

View From Josh’s Apartment

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Mainlanders Jump The Queue!

Friday, October 14th, 2016
Well, that was entertaining! After dinner Polly got in a verbal fight with some mainlanders who jumped the taxi queue. Learned a lot of bad words in Cantonese and Mandarin tonight! There is no love lost between mainlanders and Hong ... [Continue reading this entry]

Back To Hong Kong!

Friday, October 14th, 2016
[caption id="attachment_3937" align="aligncenter" width="720" caption="Out To Dinner in Hong Kong"][/caption] 24 hours and 4 planes to Hong Kong from Oaxaca for my son Josh's wedding to Polly Li.

Hong Kong and Thailand 2015-16

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
It's been two and a half months since I left Oaxaca on Oct 3. The time is slipping by without me even noticing it. Flew into Las Vegas first to spend some time with Greg and a return visit to a ... [Continue reading this entry]

I’m Out Of The Box?

Friday, October 3rd, 2014
My son Josh is watching the demonstrations in Hong Kong right now. Back to containment againl No doubt given a push by the U.S. [caption id="attachment_3425" align="aligncenter" width="376" caption="Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution"][/caption] The ... [Continue reading this entry]

Feast Fest In Hong Kong

Saturday, January 11th, 2014
Josh and Polly have treated me to five days of an eating orgy. From famine in Oaxaca, except for extraordinary Oaxacan food, to Chinese feasts in Hong Kong! Oh my! [gallery]

Hong Kong 2014

Saturday, January 4th, 2014
Yesterday I took a Dragon Air flight from Chiang Mai to Hong Kong. The efficient 20 minute high speed train from the airport passes through Kowloon and ends in Hong ... [Continue reading this entry]

Surreal Senility Or Sneaky Sane?

Sunday, June 13th, 2010
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Back Home in Oaxaca

Saturday, May 29th, 2010
Whew!  What a ride! A week in Vegas, a month in Salem Oregon, a week in Hong Kong, 5 months in Thailand (4 in Bangkok and a month on Koh Samui) a week in Hong Kong again, 2 weeks in ... [Continue reading this entry]

Video Skype Mishap

Monday, May 24th, 2010
You can just imagine the look on my son Josh's face in Hong Kong today as my chair collapsed out from under me in Las Vegas as I disappeared from view in his skype video frame! He he. Fell on ... [Continue reading this entry]

Hong Kong! Relief from Heat And Chaos of Bangkok

Monday, May 3rd, 2010
So the Reds are keeping up the pressure in Bangkok. My yellow shirt friend didn't want me to take a taxi to the airport yesterday for a flight to Hong Kong (taxis being almost all Red because most ... [Continue reading this entry]

Best Dinner Partner

Thursday, December 17th, 2009
Last month I had the best company and dinner partner son who is a chef at The American Club...a family club for American expats living and working in Hong Kong.  Because employees and their families are not allowed to ... [Continue reading this entry]

Experiencing a Hong Kong High-Rise

Monday, November 2nd, 2009
Well, as expected,  here I am at 2am wide awake on the island of Hong Kong. After a somewhat frenetic 3 weeks with Bob and I taking up Doug's kitchen and entire dining room table in Salem Oregon, Bob has ... [Continue reading this entry]

A Month in the States on the Way to Asia

Sunday, October 18th, 2009
 This mainly for fam and friends... Flew into Las Vegas from Oaxaca the end of September to spend a few days with my oldest son, Greg.  Always a big treat.  My old U.S. Samsung flip phone was on it's last legs ... [Continue reading this entry]

Oregon In Summer

Thursday, July 31st, 2008
Oregon is most delightful in summer! Everything is so green. And my mouth has been watering for local strawberries, raspberries, peaches and cherries. And Walla Walla Sweet Onions! Cars obey the rules, garbage is picked up and motorcycles ... [Continue reading this entry]

Hong Kong Two

Sunday, January 27th, 2008
After a week here, I leave Hong Kong this morning on the 1.5 hour long train ride to Guangzhou China. Hong Kong is Hong Kong. The mainland is China according to the locals here who needless to say ... [Continue reading this entry]

Hong Kong

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008
I did it! It's 9pm January 22 here now. Never going to take long 20 hour plane flight again! Will stop off somewhere...anywhere...Hawaii...Figi...anywhere! Fast efficient train to Kowloon and then taxi to the Star Guesthouse on Cameron ... [Continue reading this entry]

No Chinese Visa In Germany

Wednesday, August 4th, 2004
Today we try to get our China visa in Berlin, but were refused because we weren't Germans. It was suggested by the Chinese embassy that we could get a visa in Hong Kong, but since our trans siberian tickets ... [Continue reading this entry]

Island Of Mindoro,Philippines

Friday, January 10th, 2003
YUqE3FCf1Hd9CjfG1qqmt0-2006171134418578.gif After the cold nights in China, we were looking for warmth so we flew from Hong Kong to Manila in the Philippines for a couple nights and then took a ferry to the island ... [Continue reading this entry]

To Guangzhou China

Friday, November 22nd, 2002
YUqE3FCf1Hd9CjfG1qqmt0-2006171132705308.gif Friday November 22 2002 Hong Kong to Guangshou Across the street to noodle shop for breakfast. Sat with woman who worked as a buyer for a British department store & whose English was very ... [Continue reading this entry]

Westerners Go In The Back

Thursday, November 21st, 2002
YUqE3FCf1Hd9CjfG1qqmt0-2006171132705308.gif Video Thursday November 21 2002 Reading "The Coming Collapse of China," a book written by a Chinese American economist...a dissenting opinion...he gives China five years to get their banking system in order...which he doubts will ... [Continue reading this entry]

Hong Kong

Wednesday, November 20th, 2002
YUqE3FCf1Hd9CjfG1qqmt0-2006171132705308.gif Wednesday November 20 2002 We flew to Hong Kong from Bangkok on China Airways at 3pm...a one hour time change. We noticed the metal spoon and fork that came with our food service ... [Continue reading this entry]

China’s Secrets I Will Never Know

Wednesday, November 20th, 2002
S2bYNL6zJRrgaMn9LtR9tg-2006170195030775.gif Major Cities We Visited "The opening up of China is a stirring idea," Lonely Planet says. A foreigner traveling alone today is privileged to see more of China than almost any Chinese has seen ... [Continue reading this entry]