Thursday, March 8, 2012


Earlier this week Kelly and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary - we've been in Hong Kong for all three of them. We're lucky - moving to a new country, a different culture, new jobs, incomparable heat and humidity - gave us a common set of challenges to deal with and brought us even closer together. Of course, there have been many times when, soaked with sweat and trying to walk in 3-inch heels while lost in Mong Kok, I've gotten a bit snarky, but overall things have been great and I wouldn't change a thing. Marrying him was the best decision I ever made.*

And as I love Kelly, I love Hong Kong. Even with the quirks, the challenges, and the absurd. Oh! - speaking of the absurd, check out this advertisement for Hong Kong's latest attraction:

Rub fiberglass antelope faces! Touch LED screens with a look of wonder! Let your baby shove some scrambled egg in your face! Learn history from an animatronic meerkat! I made that last one up. Fine. But even overlooking the absurdity of this "attraction", this is a really bad advertisement. Luckily it's impossible to overlook the absurdity, so I guess the ad agency will escape criticism.

*Except maybe for that time in Guadalajara when everybody else had the carne asada but I decided to have the ceviche and the next day everybody was laid out with food poisoning and I was like "suck it losers!" and went to tour the tequila factory.