Thursday, June 29, 2006
In my opinion, the Star Ferry is still the best bargain on the planet. For HK$2.20 (US .28 cents) you can take a first class ticket voyage from the tip of Kowloon Penninsula to the Heart of Hong Kong Island. Granted, it only lasts for 10 minutes or less, but it has views that are worth a LOT more.
Imagine sitting on the upper deck of a huge ferry out in the middle of Victoria Harbour. HK Island to the front and Kowloon to the rear. A gentle breeze refreshing the trip, unless of course, you elect to ride in the air conditioned cabin. The ferry is gently rocked by the waves of other vessels transiting the harbour.
The Star Ferry is one of the little things that makes Hong Kong special. It's the best 28 cents you'll ever spend!
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
[Mr. Buffett, Is there any chance you'd throw a couple million my way? Hong Kong is more expensive that I thought.]
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
We found this sign at the mall this morning.
I found this diagram at Tropical Storm Risk
Well, the first typhoon signal to be hoisted since we arrived was done so today. Tropical Storm 03W is currently located at 17.3 N and 114.7 E. It doesn't appear to be a threat to us today, but it was kind of "fun" nonetheless, to see the sign in the mall.
For complete information about it, go to the HK Observatory detailed information site HERE. It is almost a "non-event".
Sunday, June 25, 2006
This is the view from our living room looking southeast. You can just BARELY see the harbor. (It is in the lowest gap between the buildings.) I'll take another when I get my good camera repaired. I'll have to hurry, as it looks like they are building another building right in our line of vision.
This the view from our living room looking southwest. (we live at the apex of a curve). The tall dark building to the right of the street is the Langham Offices. There are no stores or shops on our street, which is really weird for HK. There are only schools and apartments.
Friday, June 23, 2006
THE HUNGRY TRAVELER
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Thursday, June 22, 2006
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Sunday, June 18, 2006
The internet/cable TV installers will be here tonight, so tomorrow, we should be
"wired for sound".
We had a GREAT time at Disneyland. The kids (and Sally and I) got our picture with Mickey Mouse. Emily LOVED Space Mountain and Audrey loved everything else. It was perhaps, our best family day yet. It was a great time. Pictures will follow when I can get a good connection.
Anyway, just wanted to let you know that we are alive and well in HK.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
We have gotten our HK ID cards taken care of, our bank account opened, and our new SIM cards ordered. We have some temporary phone numbers, but I really don't want to spread those around, just yet.
Now, it is off for dim sum! Yum, yum!
Monday, June 12, 2006
Krispy Kreme announced yesterday tha the first of TWENTY KK stores will open next month in Causeway Bay, right here in Hong Kong! How about that!
That was the very first piece of news I learned when I came into the office this morning, right here in HK, to work on other things. Krispy Kreme. Here! Oh My Goodness!
We arrived last evening after a delightfully uneventful flight to HK. We got into our guesthouse flat at about 9 pm and enjoyed a huge thunderstorm for most of the night.
We trampled off to McDonald's for breakfast (they don't serve breakfast at McD's in Thailand).
It appears we are off to a good start.
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Today, I give up my laptop to my Thai company. I will be computer-less until our crate arrives in HK and we are able to get it all set up. Meanwhile, I’ll enjoy an email-less weekend, the first in quite some time. I am not sure that I will have any access to the internet over the next week, so don’t expect much from me on my blog for a short while.
By the way, Sally is feeling MUCH better now and I think we are all back to normal, whatever that is.
Lookout Hong Kong; here come the Boynes!
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
This is the customs' seal that was placed on our container. It left our house for the port in Bangkok and will arrive (Lord willling) in HK next Wednesday. I don't know how long it will take to actually get to us. The truck pulled away from the house at 3:30 pm. Wow!
Monday, June 05, 2006
Now for the complications: my bride isn't feeling well. She is asleep at the hotel trying to get over a bout with bronchitis; my good digital camera is kaput. The LCD screen broke on my trip to China and yesterday the thing just stopped taking pictures. (an excuse to get a nice new one? hmm!) Then some personal family matters back home in Oklahoma that I don't want to blog about. Then, of course, the transition of actually moving to a new country! Yikes!
Pray for us.
Saturday, June 03, 2006
We are ready for this whole mess to be over with. The packing company called this morning and said that they have consigned a container for us and it will be at the house on Tuesday morning. Hopefully, we could even be finished packing it by Tuesday. They said it should be in HK on the 14th. That would be great.