Friday, November 5, 2010

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Saturday, September 6, 2008

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Haven't hiked with my dad for too long... A beautiful day.

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Finally met my niece baby Juno, aka. Shnoo.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

080901_in_tahoe_with_alec

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080820_back_home

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Back home, some familiar faces.

080819_final_farewell

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Baby Buddha for a farewell drink, on my way to the airport. I'll miss you guys.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

080731_RAD_farewell_party

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Farewell party for myself and 5 (or, secretly, 6) others leaving RAD. I'll miss you guys...

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My last days in Hong Kong, trying my best to leave my mark on the city... literally.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

080706_tung_ping_chau_island_adventure

Tung Ping Tsao, a little island close to the China border, can only be reached by one ferry a day. We went for a little diving and beach fun, but heavy rain surprised us and interrupted our plans a bit, but we managed to discover some other interesting things on the island anyway.
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080705_urban_safari_5_tai_po

Tai Po is a little town out in the New Territories, and by little I mean about 150,000 people live there probably. Anyway, some parts of it are really rural and sleepy, with winding pedestrian streets, and buildings blending with the jungle.
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080701_urban_safari_4_democracy_delay_no_more

July 1st is the annaversary of the handover of Hong Kong from the British to the Chinese, and so is a holiday now. The pro-democracy demonstration was something of a celebration too, really relaxed compared to other political deomonstrations, a "polite protest," very chinese.
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080628_urban_safari_3_ShamShuiPo_to_CheungShaWan

This was somewhat of a misadventure. Our original intention was to set out to Tseun Wan, but in the process if got dark and then some loopy road layouts led us to turn around, leading us to exactly back where we started!!! But that's not the point: got to see some nice stuff, some interesting buildings and spaces.
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Sunday, June 22, 2008

080609_cheung_tsao_island_adventure

Cheung Tsao is a small little island that Stevie, a friend from work, lives on. There are no cars on the island, and it's something of a tourist zoo for the Hong Kongers, but it's got a relaxed feel. We rented a trike, and set out with olo driving, but although he was not drunk, he managed to crash the bike into some fixed objects no fewer than three times.
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080608_the_polish_beach_crusade

Sunday set out to the beach at Tai Long Wan, which involves a hike. Met up with Wojtek and his brother and his brother's girlfriend, got some seafood in Sai Kung after. Wojtek had never had scallops before, explaining to me that the Communists in Poland wouldn't allow that kind of thing... So it was a nice culinary adventure for them.
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080607_urban_safari_2_in_KwunTong

After the jam session, we wandered around Kwun Tong, looking at the buildings and the innfrastructure, quite a brutal environment with some nice qualities ater all.
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080607_rockin_in_KwunTong

After a wild night at 99 Sense (this little private club in Sheung Wan that is basically some guy's house that operates as a speak-easy on the weekends) that featured some abstract-expressionist rapping from Olo to my beats on the drums, we wanted to continue jamming, and so went to Kwun Tong the next day to jam at this music studio in some old industrial building there. Olo had some trouble coming up with rapping material since we were lacking in alcohol, so he read from the pages of the economist, which needless to say produced some very unique sounds.
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080606_olo_bday

Olo is 28 now, this is the office celebration and the beginning of a long birthday-weekend of various types of partying...
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080601_safari_to_aberdeen

Hybrid urban-natural sarafi. Started out in Wan Chai, got some cheap chinese noodles, in the market, set out over the hill. Ended up in Aberdeen on the other side of the island.
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080531_urban_safari_1_TsimShaTsui_to_ToKwaWan

The first in the urban safari project. Got started a bit late since I dropped by the office this saturday to check on some renderings that I had running, so didn't get to go too far... Saw some nice stuff, some beautiful things, beautiful buildings, take a look:
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080525_sunday_in_admiralty

Some time goes by with nothing happening, feel frustrated by that, but got to take some time on Sunday to chill out by just walking through the city a bit, places that I normally go but this time with a different eye. Had this idea to start doing some "urban safaris", that is a hike through random parts of the city with no destination in mind, just us and the sea of chinese people around me that I am separate from, like being alone in the jungle.
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080520_a_bad_week

Don't know why, but this week was not the best, feeling down, work not good, but managed to find some nice moments towards the end...
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