Archive for September, 2009

I love pigs, I try not to eat too much pork due to my fondness of them. Smarter than dogs you know? But I’ve known some dumb dogs in my time.

So Swine Flu still exists and it is literally snorting its way through Honkers schools.  I think there are one or two schools closed at the minute around HK and speaking from my own school I think there are probably half a dozen primary school kids confirmed with H1N1. I had the pleasure of teaching 2 classes during the week which had been hit by the most casualties. All kids are doing o.k. at home which is good.

Anyway before summer even the mere mention of H1N1 in a school would get it shut down. There was one reported case in a school and all schools were shut. Now the approach is very lenient and there needs to be 10% of the student population struck down with it for the school to close.

Ok, the severity of the flu has gone done in the world’s health peoples’ eyes but it strikes me as odd that the approach is so soft; especially when you are dealing with Primary School kids and less developed immune systems (yeah I studied biology in secondary school).

Well, I hope for the sake of the kids it won’t get any worse and I hope for the sake of everyone that it doesn’t take a serious Swine Flu “incident” to occur for the government to take more stringent actions.

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Koppu Hits

Not the most illustrative of videos on the strength of Koppu but you get the point.
Koppu kept up it’s fight and The Observatory kept the Signal 8 so that we didn’t get to go to work today.
It was the first typhoon that actually looked like one in our year here.

The after effects today were bouts of very heavy and swirling rain. Bye bye Koppu, thanks for dropping by.

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So Typhoon Signal 8 got hoisted (I don’t know where they do the actual hoisting) around 6pm. All the shops are shutting…up shop…and the bus lines are like bread lines in communist Russia of old.

So the likelihood that it is still around come 6am tomorrow is about as likely as me winning a Pulitzer for my inane ramblings on here.

So that’s that.

It sure is a purdy Typhoon. All fluffy and thwirly.

Koppu loada that!

I’ll stop now.

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Good morning children and welcome to a very special T1 morning!
To celebrate your first week back at school we will probably issue a T8 on Tuesday just so you can feel all messed up with your sleeping patterns and your teachers can reminisce on summer mornings long gone.

Don’t want to tempt fate or anything but this is exactly what happened last year too.

Maybe it will just go nuts and head for Hainan again…

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A very boring video of a short part of my bus journey every morning to show the video quality of the iphone 3Gs as requested by a reader who shall remain nameless. Actually it’s probably the worst sample I could give due to dirty windows and a dodgy suspension.

On Friday we went over to Hung Hom on the Star Ferry from Wan Chai. There is a weird little place called V King Bar on the pier. It shouldn’t really be there; that was my overall impression. And the smoking ban obviously hadn’t made it’s way there yet. Man its been a while since our clothes have smelt like crap. Anyway, it was nice to meet up with a few friends there and to experience a little different side of the pub scene in Honkers.

Iphone photos of getting there. Night time shots are not the iphone’s forte. That’s for sure. Feel the noise.

One of us loves the Star Ferry and one of us does not. ..I love it!
Setting off  from Wan Chai. Would have turned out better with My Casio P&S
The view from V King over to where the Star Ferry docks in Hung Hom.
This barely made it as it’s pretty lame. But there you have it. Looking over towards Honkers island; probably Quarry Bay area.

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