Monthly Archives: September 2010

Bringing Home a Piece of Australia

Ok… I think this is the final post on the Sydney leg of the trip. I got a little behind there with the posting… but I didn't want to not mention (double negatives! Love those!) the mementos I decided to … Continue reading

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I Really Love My iPod

I just spent 30 minutes trying to figure out how to turn on the stove top in the service apartment. I looked through the management binder to see if there were any tips in it. There weren't. I Googled the … Continue reading

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Commuting! In Sydney

I am always fascinated by how people commute in different parts in the world. I love the every-day-ness of different cities. Like. In Sydney, you order coffee in a REALLY weird way. And I use the word "weird" because even … Continue reading

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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! What a GREAT festival this one is! Primarily because my coworker's mum VERY very sweetly sent me a moon cake (which I keep almost slipping and calling a Moon Pie) to help celebrate. I mean. Honestly. How … Continue reading

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Getting Back to HK

Flew back into Hong Kong from Sydney last Sunday… and was So. Incredibly. Exhausted from the trip. I have no idea why flying takes so much out of a person, when really all you're doing is sitting for 9.5 hours … Continue reading

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Good On Ya, Australia

My last night in Sydney… last Saturday… and my coworker very sweetly came and picked me up from the service apartment and took me out to an early dinner in her neighborhood of North Bondi…. where we had a dinner … Continue reading

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I want to walk around eating pie

I want to walk around eating pie.

 I was walking into work at the World Trade Center a couple of weeks ago listening to Loretta Lynn. And I saw this guy. This random guy. Eating an Entemann's pie out of … Continue reading

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I Went Down in the River..

This is likely one of my favorite songs in the universe… and I'm both compelled by and disturbed by how the Victorias tourism folks are using it… Like this:Like Loading…

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Manly Beach. And Why Sydney is a Really Great Place to Put a City

On Sunday I decided on the spur-of-the-moment to go over to Manly.  Mostly because Julie R* is gonna be living there in a couple of weeks and I wanted to get there first scope it out for her. Now, I've … Continue reading

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I Know! Let’s Go See a Show!

Realizing I have yet to ever see either the The Pirates of Penzance or the inside of Sydney Opera House, earlier this week I booked a ticket to accomplish both on Saturday evening. You can't see her but the 14-year-old … Continue reading

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