Archive | June, 2014

World Cup Fever

23 Jun

It’s the World Cup. Unfortunately, due to the time differences, I haven’t seen many of the games in whole. (Games are at midnight, 3 am, and 6 am in Hong Kong.) I did manage to watch the brutal England – Uruguay match, though. What I have seen a lot of are Nike ads on the metro. And frankly, this one is hilarious. Especially since the first time I saw it, I was in the silent car so there was no audio and I had to make up my own lines.

I’m pulling for Team USA to make it out of the Group of Debilitating Injuries and move on to the next round. Hey, it’s the World Cup. Anything is possible.

Hong Kong

16 Jun

Well, I’ve been sitting on some rather important news for a little while, mostly because my life has been amazingly busy the past few months. In addition to finally landing a translation job, I also moved to Hong Kong at the beginning of June. So, yeah. That happened.

hong kong cat says maoZoe says hi.

I’m living in a quiet section of Kowloon with an old friend — Mlle. A and her cat Zoe.  I’m really liking it so far. It’s warm and lovely, even if the pollution has been a little bad the past few days. I haven’t been exploring the neighborhood a whole lot in the past two weeks, mostly because I’m usually exhausted from my day job during the week and then from the boatloads of translating that I have to do on the weekends.  I did manage to find a place that does amazing takeaway roast duck three streets over, so at least I’m eating well.  (That is a lie; I am mostly eating PB&J sandwiches and Lucky Charms because I am lazy.)
I will do more exploring as time permits, no worries there.  If there’s anything in particular you think I should go visit, let me know in the comments. Otherwise, on y va!