Sunday, August 31, 2008

Indian MX....

Umanling's lil' bro and I kicked it HK-style with some euro buddies at the motocross track when he was here a few weeks back...

Most girls like Hello Kitty...

track babe:

the ride back was excellent as lil' UB forgot to use the facilities before we left.

My favorite part of this little exchange:

UB: "Where do I go when I get out?"
Swede 1: "Inside"
Swede 2: "Inside fast"

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Summer Fun

We recently hit a local mall with a large water fountain/playground for the kiddies - they were having so much fun, we had to take a couple of snappies.

Monday, August 25, 2008

No Pictures . . .

We thought we'd try something new today . . . a post with no pics . . . we've struggled to capture some of truer representations of HK, like the unique fashion sense - shorts in the office, Eng-rish tees, a borderline obsession with trucker hats (including one that said "what the F--- is going on). This is mostly out of a fear of being deemed stalkers.

We've also been unable to capture the love of fobs, charms and cuties. No purse, no matter how many thousands of dollars have been spent, can exist without some little something hanging off the side. Use of cell phone charms seems to be some type of local requirement . . . again, hard to capture without seeming like a weirdo. And from time to time, the guys even seem to be fobbed to the hilt.

And then there are the "Japanimation" hairdos sported by young men of the the under 22 set . . . there are bangs . . . there are spikes . . . there is frosting . . . but a young man's hair is truly a life's passion around here.

Since we can't show you number of these items, we decided the least we could do is share some of the more "interesting" names we've encountered out here:

- Angel But (f)
- BoBo (f)
- Jeans (f)
- Icy (f)
- Vincy (f)
- Gemini (m)
- Zenobia (f)
- E Laine (f)
- Duki (m)
- Stoner (m)

Kinda gives Apple a run for her money.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Never Ending Sports Fever

As you may have realized, this town cannot get enough of the Olympics . . . even if there is no actual nexus to the games. We came across Robot Summer Sports Day, combining sports with the other all time fav, the panda. This was apparently just a competition for robots but obviously, the sports/panda angle was played up. Go for the Gold PandaBoy!

Monday, August 18, 2008


We went to drop UBB off at the airport....Hong Kong had one surprise left for him... inflatable FUWA! With real people inside!

More Oh Lympic Fun

M posing

And a very ambitious future Olympian (posing for her folks but just too hilarious for us not to get a pic of our own)!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Linus Shout Out

That's right - we went to Snoopy World . . . granted, we were a little bit older than the other children, but Umanling's Baby Brother (UBB) lent some legitimacy . . . too bad he forgot to shave!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

2008: Let the Madness begin....

We took a quick ride over to Sha Tin whereabouts the Olympic Equestrian events are being held.... in addition to the racetrack there is a huge mall there!!! And we were not disappointed as there was a lively show featuring both live action FUWA (the olympic mascots) as well as olympic-flavored dragons!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Ocean Park

Facing another idle Sunday afternoon, we opted to confront the humidity and visit Ocean Park, a combination zoo, aquarium, amusement park and carnival. Oh, and cause it is located on a cliff overlooking the sea, the views ain't so bad either . . .

Here's some of the fun!


Lazy Freakin' Panda

Did we mention the cable cars?

Fun at the Aquarium

Aviary - somehow the pics don't capture the fear of being pooped on . . .

And all the official fun!!

"Ride It
Feel the Depth"