Archive for November 25th, 2009

Last week Honkers got cold.

I usually scoff at the locals wearing gloves, scarves and heavy coats as the weather gets a few degrees colder. But no, this time it was warranted. It was almost cold enough to go and buy a heater but then sense prevailed and we managed to survive. We dusted off our hoodies every morning and headed off to work; it certainly was a change to hunch the shoulders against the chilly air.

This week it has got milder and is almost perfect. Walking along in a work shirt is just a joy. I think it may stay like this for the week going by the useful Honkers Observatory website.

So we hope the mildness will last and the humidity and heat will stay away until the new year. And world peace.

I still can’t organise our Christmas holidays and I don’t know if it’s laziness, lack of determination or willpower. Or all of them. I was looking in to Tokyo but the package deals either stop at Christmas or the flights are full. Choosing flights and hotels separately works o.k.  but then I need to weigh up the dozens of different websites I can use to formulate this plan. Blurbity blurbity blurbity. I can’t even write about it without crossing my eyes.

from https://bonkersinhonkers.wordpress.com


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I love learning about the history of Hong Kong and how things have changed throughout the years.

One blog that sates my quest for this knowledge is Gwulo: Old Hong Kong which hunts down and investigates the Hong Kong of olde.

So imagine my surprise when a recent post highlighted the corner of three streets that our very apartment looks down on. The building on the corner has always reminded me of the Flatiron Building in New York (obviously to a lesser extent). As Gwulo and his readers mention all the buildings surrounding are around 50 years old with the particular flatiron-esque building just been refurbished very recently hence it’s current facade. I can tell from peering through the windows with powerful binoculars that most of the units within are apartments.

As I posted a comment on their blog saying I would post a few pictures from a different viewpoint I thought I would do so here to kill two birds.

One at night with ubiquitous gweilo teenagers fooling around on the terrace of Lee Gardens Two.

And two in the cold light of day. Even the roof looks refurbished!
I should really polish of my cobwebbed Nikon D70 and take some more composed photos. Excuses, excuses I know.

from https://bonkersinhonkers.wordpress.com

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