Monthly Archives: September 2004

Moon Festival

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Ele in Taipei! The Moon Festival is one of the biggest annual festivals in Chinese culture. It is a centre-piece of the Lunar Calendar, but mainly seems to involve the entire island making barbecues. The whole place is full of smoke (I am convinced you […]

Jackie Chan!

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Life demonstrated perfect harmony on the final evening, with Jackie Chan’s instant classic New Police Story at Kowloon’s Golden Harvest cinema. Obviously, the plot mattered little but the main thing is that it was set in all the tourist sites we had seen over the […]

Canton Express

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We made sure that on Monday we experienced downtown mid-week. The travelling sums it up, the world’s longest escalator (800m) takes us up the mountain – totally cool! Then a walk down and we take the trams back and forth since they were so cheap […]

Hong Kong & Lamma Island

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I had saved seeing Hong Kong Island on the first day so I could do it with Ele together. We also met up with Olivier and Jean-Marie – two of Eleanor’s distributors from CSR. Although the three new arrivals were severely jet-lagged (I had no […]

Lantau Island

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Ele was set to land in the morning of Saturday. However, big delays at Heathrow meant that she had to fly via Bangkok (thus one upping me in the number of Asian countries she has visited!) and instead landed in the evening, about 9 hours […]

Rumble in Hong Kong

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I finally take a holiday! After 4 months of no days off, at the end of a project, and looking forward to meeting my sister, it was ideal timing to take a long weekend in Hong Kong. Only one and a half hours away by […]

Model Shop Romance

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When we get models made, since we do not have our own workshop (gripe no. 274), we outsource it to one of a number of model shops in the local area. When Aken, Sandie and I went along we met with the boss and chief […]

Michael’s Birthday

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I had a great weekend that helped me recover from a stressful and frustrating week learning Pro Engineer software at work. I best not speak about that, as all I will do is get angry again! Anyway, Tanja – Michael’s girlfriend – planned a big […]

Party Time

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Here are some pics of the party…. lots of scooters, not quite enough beer (midnight run to 7-11 required) but plenty of food… and awoken by 30 keen Taiwanese who set up their breakfast sets next to our tents. Okay, we admit – camping and […]

Rain rain rain

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Well, Taipei certainly knows how to deliver water. Another typhoon is playing silly buggers off in the Pacific which of course means.. rain for us. Last night, after drinking with my Swiss buddy Lorenzo, I took a taxi home and the water in the road […]