Either my phone has given up trying to understand Shenzhen weather or someone is playing a bad prank on me. If you are, stop it. Stop it right now.
I was in HK today but wasn't able to find the world's largest ducky. It wasn't for lack of trying. I just discovered why... From Gawker:
Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's inflatable sculpture had the wind knocked out of it sometime overnight, and many in China immediately rushed to suggest that someone had deliberately deflated the duck.
Several hours later, however, Harbour City officials suddenly claimed the deflation was part of planned maintenance work, and the duck merely "needs to freshen up."
Disappointing. It will still be in the harbor until June 19th though, so maybe I'll get another chance to see it before it leaves forever.
Insane. Videos to follow.
Pouring rain outside. Grilled BBQ chicken and English tea inside. Laptop open to the front. Jazz/funk band practicing behind.
Not a bad place to be.
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Loses points for being matte green and for not being washed in a month.
Kowloon, Hong Kong
This tea calendar was designed by Hälssen & Lyon, a German based tea manufacturer, and distributed exclusively to select business partners of the company, which naturally makes us all want it more.
Made up of 365 days of brewable deliciousness, each day on the calendar is made up of “finely flavored tea leaves and pressed until wafer-thin”.
So encouraging to discover it exists and yet so disappointing it may not be easily available for consumer purchase (hopefully I'm reading the quote wrong and it is available for purchase by the general public).
Is Christmas here yet?
And you decided to stay closed on a Monday. So I spent it instead on Starbucks. No hard feelings, okay?
Coco Park Mall, Futian, Shenzhen.
Jazz's happy place.
Central, Hong Kong.
Yoav feat. Emily Browning.
I just finished reading Ender's Game for the first time since elementary school (it's still an amazing work of literary art). I was inspired to buy and read the iBook edition after seeing the trailer for the new Ender's Game movie. Much as 'Exile Vilify' came to symbolize the emotional exhaustion felt by Abraham Lincoln while reading Team Of Rivals, 'Where Is My Mind' became my anthem for Ender and his battle against isolation, loneliness, and depression.
"Give Me An Ax"