Entries in the Month : December, 2009


Thursday, 31 December, 2009

Content I know when I've been out of the UK too long as I begin to fawn over new BBC productions. The latest was the remake of The Day of the Triffids and though end-of-the-world storylines now seem commonplace, I was interested in seeing the BBC's take on the killer plants. Well, I'm going to keep this short - I thought it wasn't very good.

Triffids 1

The biggest gripe I had was in the unbelievability of the characters and how the human reactions and relationships developed. Even spread over two feature length episodes, the evolution seemed rushed.


Friday, 25 December, 2009

Content For me, Christmas is preferably a quiet time of year. It's a strange one this year since its the first one I've experienced in the tropics, whilst I read about all the snow that's falling in the UK (and across the northern hemisphere). It doesn't feel the same without the cold. But then, I kid myself. Hong Kong actually does get cold, worsened by the fact that our place has no heating (cue investment in a portable fan heater) and no carpet.

Regarding Christmas almost wholly as a commercial exercise, I cannot think of a better country in recent visits, than Hong Kong as the setting for lots of retail displays, shoppers on a mission, and superficial events to draw in the crowds.


Living in Hong Kong.