Archive for the ‘Non-Hong Kong’ Category

Feb 11th to Feb 20th

Bangkok, Thailand
Penang, Malaysia

Reasons and what for? Why? Huh?

It was Chinese New Year so we were off work for the best part of two weeks. This coincided nicely with TedxBKK. I hope you, my dear reader, know about TED conferences. They kick ass and the talks cross the gamut of Technology, Entertainment and Design. Get it?

We didn’t just go though, I like to terrify and subject myself through immense bouts of panic from time to time.
So I applied to speak and accepted I was. So I was speaking at a TedX conference. Yippee! I felt so important.
To cut a very entertaining, inspiring and  nervous couple of days short; it was awesome. I didn’t fall of the stage and land in the orchestra pit (if there was one) and I got lots of positive feedback. And we made a lot of new friends from the experience and ones that I look up to in my profession.

I don’t usually post things work related up here but as it was my own opinions on a topic I’ll go ahead and post a pic of me onstage and the general idea is behind me of what I was talking about. Bangkok still rocks, by the way, I love it (4th time there, with another visit in the pipeline early 2011). Takes like an hour to get anywhere though. Spraaawwwling.

(C) TED/Aloha Lavina

And here’s the view from the stage before I bored everybody.

So after all that excitement we headed off on a short flight to Penang, Malaysia. We splashed out a bit and stayed at the Shangri-La resort. Nothing much to report just relaxing, eating and drinking.

Few pics from walking in extreme humidity around Georgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Tiring!

We did all our flights with AirAsia and had no problems, pretty nice airline and as the equivalent of Ryanair they stand head and shoulders above them in service, friendliness and organisation. Will fly again.

Tomorrow I’ll get up a little tale from my short trip to Singapore.

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Yes, that’s what it felt like earlier this week when I caught the last episode of the current season of Curb Your Enthusiasm; Larry David’s hilarious comedy on HBO.

For all of you whom I don’t wish to know who do not know who Larry David is; he only just created Seinfeld along with Jerry Seinfeld all those years ago.

Anyway he plays himself in CYE and in the current season he gets back the old cast for a Seinfeld reunion culminating in last night’s episode.  So my reality twisted and my perception of what was real warped as I watched Larry play himself, Larry play George for a minute whose character is based on Larry, Jerry playing himself playing himself etc etc.

It was sublime. I loved it. It had quotables, it had Seinfeldisms and it had Larry Davidisms

…on the other hand…..

….Mocha Joe!………….

…….do you respect wood?…………..

…….acting without acting……………….


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Non-Honkers post alert!

This is one of my favourite videos doing the rounds of the internet at the minute. Inspiring. We’re not all doomed to wars and hatred after all…

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