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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Upcoming visit to Hong Kong

I will be spending the next week (2nd - 9th March) in Hong Kong. This is primarily a business trip, however there should be some time for relaxation too. Hoping to go for a hike with Roland and a run with Kamlesh. Kamlesh might put me to shame, having just completed the 100Km hike in Hong Kong.

Pictures later.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Only in Asia - Part 2

Chinese New Year is the time when 7 Million Malaysians travel from North to South and another 6 Million the other way. Joining the stampede, we went to Taiping to see the rest of the family. Instead of booking the usual spot, Thomas wanted to try something different. The food was "as normal", with all the typical ingredients. No surprise here. When he mentioned entertainment, we were all expecting a lion dance. Well,... someone danced. I think this must have been the most interesting interpretation of this song I have seen so far. Only in Asia...

Sunday, February 7, 2010


The old man walked in while we had our lunch. He ordered coffee and smoked his cigarettes (Malboro). No one came to join him. No one spoke to him. All he did was stare at the traffic while he enjoyed the cigarette and coffee. I wonder what stories he would have to tell. The sunken eyes look like they have seen a lot.