Irregular Posts; Hong Kong

Thursday, Nov 26, 2015                 Deepwater Bay, Hong Kong Happy TDay, Wowzah it sure is different here in Hong Kong.  Bhutan was amazing; a truly beautiful country and vibrant Buddhist culture. The crowds of HK was a culture shock!  We had spent all our Nu in Bhutan, converted all our Baht in Bangkok and ATMed some more HK dollars at the airport. The ticket agent recognized that we deserved senior passes, 160 HK$, for the express train into Central HK; the machine did not recognize seniors and did not accept my 500 HK$ bill for the 200 HK$. Good! I saved 40 HK$.  25 minutes later In Central, son David picked us up.  Later we picked up Alice and grandson Tristan. Chillin’ in Deepwater Bay, an ex-pat suburb of HK; south shore hillside with views of lights on other hillsides and lining the roadway from HK proper! Tristan knows “Uppy” for a “pick-me-up, Papi”.  He also says “Encore.” when he wants more of my dinner fed to him sitting in my lap.  Alice’s fine bolognese sauce on noodles and some Australian merlot for TDay supper.  “Encore.” Tristan said from my lap.  “Hey, you already had your supper!”, I said as I gave him a noodle on my fork. Then “Encore for Papi.” I said as the full fork flew over his head and into my mouth.  He can be unhappy if I say “No mas.” or “C’est fini.”  He squirms and I say “Down.” and off he goes on nimble feet. He saw a tiny picture of Mao on a book end and pointed and said “Nai Nai.” for Meg. ...

Irregular Posts; Bangkok and Bhutan and Hong Kong

Tuesdayday November 10, 2015; Hong Kong Airport G’Day, First Saturday November at Western Ave Studios was a typical one with a few sales and talking to many people who enjoyed my work in my studio, and my show in the Loading Dock Gallery with Laurie Simko. The usual post reception energy let-down for the show was lessened by the need to finish packing and get to the airport. Monday 10PM, NO traffic going into Boston and into the airport or through TSA security. “Last fight of the night.” so only one pane of people would be there for the TSA and 1:30 AM take off. At midnight there are FEW stores and services available.  Wait for the boarding. Big decision: go to sleep immediately or wait for dinner and then sleep. Cathay Pacific does a good job with food and wine even in economy, so wait. Good choice.  I went to sleep at 2:30A for about 6 hours. It was that “not quite deep kind”; you are aware of dreaming when you “come up” a bit but can never remember what was in the dream. The map showed the ongoing plane route due north from BOS; Rimouski Canada, Labrador City, and the North of Canada. Later on we were over Russia and then Mongolia on the way due south to Hong Kong; just under 16 hours. HK airport is still busy at 5:30 AM. Food court with FREE WIFI is open but not the stores. OK.  7:30AM and the stores are beginning to open. Givenchy just opened below the food court balcony. Now we need to find out what...