Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Solar Eclipse

This excellent picture was taken in Hong Kong by Ken Ken Ho, a friend of a friend. I was not adequately prepared with proper viewing glasses. I tried to see the eclipse, but the sun was too bright for only sunglasses. Many people left the office and gathered on the sidewalks to watch it. From inside the office, the sky got dark as if it was going to rain. It was cool to be in this part of the world to experience it. Here are some other great shots in Hong Kong on Flickr:

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Sorry I haven’t posted in awhile. I have been preoccupied by some potential life developments and am anxiously waiting for news. All is well, and regardless of the outcome, I’ve enjoyed the ride. Hopefully, more information soon.

Monday, July 6, 2009

July 4th Celebration

Erik's company was invited to a party hosted by the US Consulate to celebrate the 4th of July. Erik and I attended along with his colleague. The party was in Guangzhou, China, an industrial town, two hours from Erik's office in Shenzhen. It was an honor to be invited and attend. The party's theme was traditional American BBQ style, but it was mainland China so not 100% authentic.

After the party, we drove back to Shenzhen and spent the night. Erik went to work the next day, and I spent the day at the spa. The spas in China are quite an experience and much cheaper than Hong Kong and much, much cheaper than the US. That evening, we went to dinner with Erik's Shenzhen colleagues to a delicious Sichuan dinner. There were 8 of us dinning and some drank beer; everyone was very full. It was a very nice restaurant. The total bill was about $60. Two unique and fun days.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sai Kung

Wednesday, July 1 is Hong Kong’s Reunification Day; the day in 1997 when Hong Kong returned to China’s rule. It is a public holiday, and we decided to go to Sai Kung, a small fishing village in the New Territories. It was very hot, but the sky was super clear—a rarity in Hong Kong. We ate a late lunch at Anthony’s Ranch which is described by food critics as the best American food in HK. It was quite good, Texas style BBQ.