Journal

Entries in the Month : January, 2009

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Wednesday, 21 January, 2009

Content I had a think about some of the differences between London and Hong Kong. About the sort of things that make each place unique, and also personal to me. This exercise probably has more value over the course of the year when there is a chance to capture the details of living and to give time to reflect on them.

But as a start point, here are some lists which are quite superficial and which I will probably be ashamed of in a year's time. But it will be interesting to look back upon them.

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Tuesday, 20 January, 2009

Content I've grown up without technology having only bought my first Macintosh (8200!) in 1996. So during my plans to prepare leaving the UK for a year to go to East-Asia, I'm constantly shaking my bemused head at the ease at which you can take technology with you and still maintain aspects of your life (as a digital designer anyway).

Without technology, I'm guessing you pretty much have to close "everything" down and have a cut off point from when you leave one country to the next.

Technology rules

But I've been able to move alot of admin online, both personal and business, so that I can continue to do anything necessary to keep things ticking along, but still give myself the freedom to travel. I do most of my work on my laptop, so that can also come along with me.

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Travel.

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Sunday, 18 January, 2009

Content Strangely enough, the most ambitious resolutions I've ever made in my life, are also the most achievable. You see, I resolved to visit the major East-Asian countries this year; Hong Kong, China, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Taiwan.

Not quick, easy or cheap - unless you have a plan. And that my friends, is what I have.

Preparations

It's been a couple of years in the making, but I've worked my ass off and saved a bit of money, just so I can "take off" 2009 and live in Hong Kong. My heritage is in Hong Kong and in making the country my base, it will be more practical to visit the other East-Asian countries - like we currently do in the UK, with Europe.

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Observations. Travel.

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Saturday, 10 January, 2009

Content A while ago, my girlfriend and I resigned ourselves to having to book a table, rather than walk-in at the popular Inamo restaurant in Soho - on a week night. Touting all new interactive (but fully booked) tables including a chef cam and ordering system, I wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

Inamo 1

The restaurant

"Inamo is a pioneering Oriental fusion restaurant and bar where the control of the dining experience is placed firmly in your hands."

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Living in London.