Early Morning Hike

October 25, 2010 at 9:09 am | Posted in Hong Kong, me | Leave a comment

The plan was to rush up to the top of Lion Rock early in the morning, but it ended up being more like a stumble-up.  Never take more than one step at a time, you won’t last more than 50 steps like that.  And while it was mostly my thighs that were working, the toes, calves and lower torso are also extremely vital in helping you keep balance on uneven ground. So, photos!

on the way up

took me 8 minutes to reach the starting point, and 16 minutes to get up to the Kowloon pass resting hut, which has been renovated.  Look! A picture of Leo as proof! no photoshops, I swear.

The onwards to the top of Lion Rock

a mix of views facing Victoria Harbour, with one of Shatin/Shing Mun at the end.

And then I rushed down (really carefully).

Total time for the round trip was around an hour.  And my shoulders hurt, inexplicably.  Maybe too much arm-pumping.  Lots of grannies and grandpas spotted.  And overtaken.  And one pretty lady, on the way down at the resting hut though, so I really didn’t get a chance to admire her for very long before my momentum and gravity dragged me down the hill.


Japan Photos

September 23, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Posted in me | Leave a comment

My mum just came back from a Japan trip, partly financed by the koofle foundation(aka – fun tax).  Here are a selection of less-boring photographs as taken by one of my mum’s three sisters that she went with.

vending machines




more dogs

yet more dogs

Dogs with nappies

and road signs.


Late August blood Sacrifices to the Hong Kong Economy

August 24, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Posted in me | Leave a comment
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Leo has encountered a wild Bookshop!
Bookshop uses “30% off!” discount section on Leo!
Leo loses $128.80!

Leo runs away!

Plotless, Pointless, Pathetic
by Joshua Wright $53.20
Here be Monsters! by Alan Snow $75.60

And a basketball for $179, which I got yesterday, that will replace my superheavy, 10 year old ancient excuse for a basketball that I’ve had for…10 years.

Random pages from the “Here be Monsters!” book

Look at those illustrations.  Who could possibly resist?!

Hong Kong Bookfair 2010 loot

July 25, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Posted in Hong Kong, me | 3 Comments

total expenditure – Just under 300 HKD.

Watch out for next week, when I go visit the mother of all money drainers, the HK Anime/comic/game convention.

I write like…

July 19, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Posted in facts and figures, me | Leave a comment

This is a site which analyses your writing and tells you which writer your writing style is closest to.


Copy-pasting various long blog posts of mine…here are the results.

I write like…
H. P. Lovecraft
Margaret Atwood
Cory Doctorow
David Foster Wallace
H. P. Lovecraft
Cory Doctorow
David Foster Wallace
Cory Doctorow
Charles Dickens    <- https://koofle.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/pretz/
Cory Doctorow    <-https://koofle.wordpress.com/2009/08/20/soundproof/

I think I’m seeing a pattern here.  This is mostly my random observation stuff, so really all the writing samples I used were of a reporting, observational nature, and probably nothing like the fictional short stories that I have started but never finished.

I suppose I ought to find some writing samples from these authors to see what they’re all about.  Could be an interesting exploration!

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