After some 14 days away from the keyboard, I'm back! To be honest it feels weird to be touching the computer again. The mouse moves so smoothly, the keys seem to be at the wrong positions, the screen too bright, etc etc.
I went to China and Hong Kong (which is part of China btw. Singapore isn't.) during this period, having fun with a 100-year record rainfall and flood that kept me indoor most of the time. Yes, shopping malls are indoor, but you need to get outdoor before you can get indoor. When I was not getting myself wet, I stared at the street scenes and do some self-reflections. Reflections that needed time away from the keyboard. Reflections that I can't remember now.
I was away from keyboard but not away from keypad. I managed to update my twitter using my Nokia E51. The wifi coverage in Hong Kong is superb! The government and the telecom companies (such as PCCW) did a great job in spraying every inch of land with wireless connectivity. Sadly I screwed up my free subscription and had to piggyback people who didn't set password on their router (during the registration I entered my Singapore telephone number. I did include area code ok!)
If you are into shopping, what more can I say if the things there at normal price is cheaper than those in Singapore during the Great Singapore Sale? If you like Bossini, Giordano, Baleno, G2000, then you should go to their fatherland (ie, Hong Kong). I was quite surprised that the design I saw in week 1 was gone in week 2, and different branch has different collection. Food wise, dim sum is cheaper, cafe food (cha chaan teng?) is authentic. Just don't expect less oil or more vegetables. And the wine is tax free.
As for girls, let's say you randomly pick one from the street also will end up be a pretty girl. Sometimes you just have the urge to ask for the phone number at the cashier counter or in the shop... (for political correctness, I did NOT compare girls in Singapore with those in Hong Kong.)
Whatever it is, I'm back.
(I have some 300 odd photos which I risked my life to take. I will be posting them in my photoblog
as something like photo story. Stay tuned~)