Friday, November 27, 2009

Armin Van Buuren, Beijing China - 2009






Need I say more?

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What does a 7.7 Million dollar necklace feel like?



I agreed to accompany my classmate to a function on behalf of his family and didn't know what to expect. But, I must say that I enjoyed it throughly. A girl's true delight - the most beautiful and expensive jewelry I've ever seen. Chopard's designer has my deepest respect - she truly makes ART!

Beijing, China.

This is a video of me trying on a 52$ RMB necklace...just do the math.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Superficial thoughts on Hong Kong and Jing...





I must start this post by saying that it is simply not fair to compare Hong Kong and Beijing.

Having said that, please indulge me and let me share a few superficial observations about Hong Kong:

Hong Kong is 21 degrees warmer than Beijing (Celsius)
People in HK were smiling...and for no apparent reason. (radiant faces)
Everyone I met in HK spoke basic English. (No surprise)
Old men dye their hair. (not so good on the root upkeep, however)
People in HK WAIT until people get off the subway before entering.
In HK got a handout for a good cause - to recycle old clothes.
In HK kids were running around, playing and being...kids.
No one spits massive phlegm on the streets of Hong Kong.
Men wear different kinds of belts in HK. (difficult to explain)
People aren't just SHOPPING in GUCCI, they are BUYING GUCCI.
and can someone tell me:
WTF IS an "Administrative" district anyways?

And yes, Beijinger's still go to Hong Kong to shop!

Though, I must admit that Hong Kong felt a bit like Las Vegas? How so? Well, you know how in Vegas it is almost impossible to find your way outside of the casino? And, if you do, there is a conveyor belt taking you to the next casino? Well, Hong Kong's subway system is pretty much designed to take you from shopping malls to more shopping plaza's. Seriously. Too much shopping!!!


Friday, November 13, 2009

Hong Kong...first evening.

Harbor Grand Hotel:



I just arrived in Hong Kong and have had such luck. So much for Friday the 13th...This has been a GREAT day!

More to follow tomorrow.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

First Snow in Beijing

I looked out the window this morning and was startled to see that it was snowing... Here comes winter!

Yet, I don't feel cold.