December 2009

A brief visit to Madrid

Madrid was a bit of a blur to be honest as I was jetlagged as hell, not sleeping that well as I was far out of sync, still dealing with the installing-server-over-iPhone hassles, and making my first attempts at proper conversations in Spanish with people who don't speak any English – who were in overwhelming majority, surprisingly for a big city like this.

Posted Thu 10 December 2009 23:39 (+1300)

Attention Lufthansa

While your 747 from Hong Kong to Frankfurt was a little old and so not so flash, it was fine and the flight was uneventful. However, when you are a German airline, and have an plane full of mostly German passengers, flying via a German airport hub, and the two meal options are tasty German sausage, or basically inedible chicken dish, you will run out of sausage almost exactly halfway down the cabin. Load more of the sausage.

Posted Tue 08 December 2009 21:20 (+1300)

Roller derby photos

People have been posting some great photos from Saturday's first-ever NZ inter-league match between Wellington's Richter City and Auckland's Pirates.

Posted Tue 08 December 2009 21:03 (+1300)

Chariots of hyperbole

Also, I'm pretty sure that Mongolia's steam trains are not “The LAST STEAM TRAINS IN THE UNIVERSE”.

That is all.

Posted Sat 05 December 2009 00:22 (+1300)

En route to Madrid

After a bit of last-minute panic I hit the airport and after a short connecting flight to Auckland, and got on one of Air NZ's nice new 777 ‘dreamliner’ services to Hong Kong.

Posted Sat 05 December 2009 00:07 (+1300)

Recent photos

Hong Kong at night, from Victoria Peak
An IFC monolith
Lucky Dessert neon
Hong Kong sign overload near Mong Kok
Sunset from Hong Kong Island
One of the stalls making Mong Kok overpoweringly smelly
Making the most of the land you've got
Cool arch up Nong Ping

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