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Quote of the day ::

June 4, 2009

Too good not to share. This is why I like the people I work with.

CA, 3:29 PM: What are you doing tonight?

Z, 3:29 PM: CANDLELIGHT VIGIL (Tiananmen Square Anniversary vigil in Victoria Park)

CA, 3:29 PM: what time does that end?

Z, 3:30 PM: um…until Beijing apologizes?

Bravo Z, Bravo.


:: Overheard in Hong Kong – Cafe O

May 8, 2009

White guy to girl, “There were no witnesses.”

I looked up from my book, then they spoke in hushed tones. O_o I scurried home.

Swine Flu ain’t got nothin’ on me ::

April 28, 2009

I was chatting with my old man in gmail today about this whole swine flu pandemic insanity and was presented with a startling revelation. I know this isn’t specifically about Hong Kong, but I had to share. Not often does one get such insight into himself via gmail chat

Dad: Pandemics and epidemics are nature’s way of thinning the herd, so to speak, of the population…

4:11 PM in fact, YOU benefited from catching a virus when you were about five years old…
4:12 PM ‘Benefited? WTF? Are CRAZY, old man?” Why, not at all…it has been proven that viruses are a driving natural force in improving the function of the mind/brain…
4:14 PM You were sick as a dog and when you came out of the hideous flu your IQ had been pushed higher by the bug! You were talking, putting ideas together and just generally better at EVERYTHING you did after that attack.
4:19 PM me: wait….
I had a higher IQ after I was sick?
Can we infect Congress?
Dad: LOL!!!
me: ūüėÄ
Dad: I’d inject those idiots with perhaps too much!
4:20 PM
Dad: Oh yes, you were DEFINITELY more powerful intellectually…it was very noticeable and exciting and a bit scary…
Dad: you can query your Mom about it…
me: that’s weird.
4:21 PM you guys never told me that.
What else haven’t you told me?
Was I abducted by aliens?
Dad: The doc said there was something to my theory about this back then…
4:22 PM you WERE, however, struck on the head by the backroom beam in the Camera Shop when I tossed you into the air and you hit it!!! But that may not count…
me: lol
Dad: you LOVED to be thrown into the air and, preferably, snagged before landing off the runway, as it were.
4:23 PM yeah. I thought I’d really skulled you but as a hard-headed (last name), you shook it off rapidly and returned to being your newly intellectual self.
On second thought, you probably WERE abducted by evil aliens from outer space.

I love my dad, he’s obviously awesome, and this is only part of the reason why.
What did I learn today? Infected shortly after birth with a nasty flu made me smarter, only to be dropped on the head. Swine flu? Bring it on.

Top 5 Hong Kong Happy Endings ::

April 7, 2009

Happy endings come in all forms. These are easily the top five happy endings in Hong Kong.

5. The Road to Hong Kong: (1962) Bob Hope always dished out the happy endings.

4. Whang Long in Hong Kong: (1976)¬†“Are you Chinese or Japanese?” “I am half and half.” “Then I will only half kill you!!”

3. Barok Goes to Hong Kong: (1984) Before there was Borat, there was Barok.

2. Chop Socky – Sword Fighting: (2003) Not a happy ending per say as this is a documentary, but its called “Chop Socky – Sword Fighting!” I mean come on! That counts right?

1.¬†Happy Ding Dong: (1986) I’m not exactly sure if this takes place in Hong Kong, or if it has a happy ending. But judging from the title, I’m guessing it has at least one of those.

While on the subject of Ding Dongs, here’s a questionable cartoon of the King Ding Dong peddling¬†his wares.

Hurray for King Ding Dong!

Hurray for King Ding Dong!

What did you think this post was about? Perv.

::The Hong Kong Assassin

April 7, 2009

“Get out of my country or I will execute you.”

I don’t typically get death threats, so when I checked the comments on my blog yesterday I was a bit surprised to see a threat from the self proclaimed “Hong Kong Assassin.” Now, as terrified as I was, I managed to keep it together and not wet myself right then and there. I mean, THE HONG KONG ASSASSIN (Scary shit right?) I was ready to look for a Nick Cage Bangkok Dangerous type (anti)hero to save me from this nefarious¬†villain¬†of doom.

Where's Nick Cage when I need him?

Where's Nick Cage when I need him?

Before I phoned Hollywood, I pulled my panties out of the bunch they were in and put a call out to my online peeps that read, “I’m reporting Hong Kong Assassin to WordPress.” Well, low and behold the culprit stepped forward and admitted to hiding behind the facade once he realized what he wrote was more “creepy than funny.”

Aspiring Assassins take note; when you comment on a blog it shows your IP. So when somebody named “Hong Kong Assassin” posts from New Jersey, well…remember to use a proxy next time.

Internet, how I love thee.