Sending my support to the Hong Kong protesters

I know I tend to post bits of fluff these days, but it’s a coping mechanism. There is so much going on in the world that has me beyond worried. (The climate crisis. Human rights abuses. Threats to democracy near and far. To name a few.) As a case in point, it’s heartbreaking to see … Continue reading Sending my support to the Hong Kong protesters

Hong Kong trip recap, Day 5 (part 2): The Harbour Cruise of Torment

In August 2011, I was lucky enough to travel to Hong Kong for a conference. I started to post recaps of my adventures there long ago, but got sidetracked by life. Sparked on by a request from YTSL, I will now begin to dive back in. Where last I left off, I was part way … Continue reading Hong Kong trip recap, Day 5 (part 2): The Harbour Cruise of Torment

green spaces of Hong Kong (friday foto finder: green)

Hong Kong, one of the most densely populated cities in the world, is known as an urban jungle. But the territory also boasts a wide range of green spaces, which more closely resemble “jungle” than “urban jungle.” When I visited Hong Kong in 2011 for a conference, I enjoyed exploring the urban jungle, and also … Continue reading green spaces of Hong Kong (friday foto finder: green)

ships in Hong Kong Harbour (friday foto finder: ship)

Seriously, I thought I’d manage to get my friday foto finder post up by the end of Friday this time, but clearly that ship has sailed. Here we are on Saturday Sunday Monday¹ once more, and I am finally getting around to posting for the theme of “ship.” I do welcome the chance to dig … Continue reading ships in Hong Kong Harbour (friday foto finder: ship)

Hong Kong trip recap: days 3 and 4

My third full day in Hong Kong was the first day of the conference. The conference is a very high-quality international meeting with hundreds of phoneticians presenting their cutting edge research. The program looked fantastic. However, I found myself resenting the conference for keeping me from exploring more of Hong Kong. (Not very fair to … Continue reading Hong Kong trip recap: days 3 and 4

The Year of the Horse, coming around once again

Happy New Year! Welcome to the year of the horse. I love the cyclical nature of the Chinese zodiac. To celebrate the return of the horse, I offer up a set of photos of merry-go-round horses going around and around. I am still working through my list of suggested and requested posts. Coming up soon … Continue reading The Year of the Horse, coming around once again