I’m in Hong Kong right now. Took a trip over here (5 nights) since flights are so dirt cheap with the lowered fuel surcharges. Got in Thursday night pretty late. Talked to Spiderman but since our timing was horrible we aren’t going to be able to meet up this time. He’s heading to Thailand and won’t get back until the day after I head back to Japan. But we’ll probably get to hang out in August or September so it’s all good.

Today (Friday) I spent most of the day walking around the Tsim Sha Tsui area of Kowloon, doing some shopping, having a meeting, and doing a lot of eating. Arranged a meeting this afternoon for work-related stuff, but before that had to get some dress shoes. I had planned on doing this, since it would have been a hassle to bring along dress shoes when I can buy some here for way cheap. Walked around TST a lot, went through the Chungking Mansions where probably everyone is Middle Eastern or African, and got some good HK fast food: BBQ pork and roast duck on rice, before the meeting. After my meeting got some stewed beef on noodles at a small shop near Temple Street, followed up only a few hours later by more noodles at Satay King. I was ridiculously full but it was worth it because it was cheap and way good.

That’s about all I’m going to write for now, since I’m falling asleep and have to wake up early tomorrow to head out to Lantau Island. It’ll be a very touristy day but should be a lot of fun.

Random HK comment: escalators here are a lot faster than in Japan, which is a good thing.