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10 things I’ll miss about Hong Kong

So I’ve left Hong Kong before the 7-year itch bit me. Here are 10 things I’ll miss about the territory. 1. Cantonese2. Winter3. Trams (or “ding ding” as the locals called it) – HK$2.30 gets you anywhere on the line in HK island.4. Getting to the other side of the Victoria Harbour via ferry5. Standing… Read More »

5 ways to annoy people

1. Repeat everything someone says, as a question 2. Produce a YouTube video consisting entirely of dire FBI copyright warnings 3. Do not add any inflection to the end of your sentences, producing awkward silences with the impression that you’ll be saying more any moment 4. Begin all your sentence with the words “Pursuant to… Read More »

Appsolutely useless?

How many iPhone apps have you downloaded but never used on a regular basis? Here’s my list in no particular order: Super Camera (crash prone) *deleted* Target Takedown *deleted* SiteAnalyser (use once and you will pretty much dump it)*deleted* Type n Talk ContactsTapLite (this cannot be branded as a Lite version; it expires and becomes… Read More »

20 ways to tick people off

1. Leave the copier machine settings at 200% reduction, extra dark, 17 inch paper, 99 copies.2. In the memo field of all your cheques, write “for sexual favours”.3. Specify that your drive-through order is “To go”.4. Stomp on little plastic ketchup packets.5. Insist on keeping your car windshield wipers running in all weather conditions “to… Read More »

Top 10 tunes for travellers

Travel and music go together like bacon and eggs. The folks at Travel+Leisure magazine recently compiled a list of top 10 songs that relate to travel in general: 1. Motel Blues by Loudon Wainwright III2. Refuge of the Road by Joni Mitchell3. Wide Open Road by The Triffids4. Leaving on a Jet Plane by Peter,… Read More »

Top 10 buzzwords in 2009

Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the last couple of weeks (not necessarily a bad thing, given the circumstances), you would have come across the following buzzwords (in no particular order) that will dominate news headlines in the months to come: 1. economic tsunami2. layoff3. AIG = arrogance, incompetence and greed4. stimulus… Read More »

Just get it done!

If you’re fond of procrastination, check out this 13-point manifesto by Bre Pettis and Kio Stark on how to make your good ideas happen. Why 13, you may ask? I guess Pettis and Stark wanted to leave room for people with a fondness to cross items out on lists, so they will have a Top… Read More »