Monday, January 29, 2007

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

"It would be funny if it wasn't so sad"

So my sister told me this story & I couldn't really understand it until I read the article. Apparently a 29 year dude was shaving himself and putting on makeup to make him look like a 12 year old boy. His disguise fooled a 61 year old guy and his friend who was like 43 and the two older men used the "12 year old" as their boy toy.

The older guy (the 61 year old) then tried to enroll the 29 year old (disguised as a 12 year old) dude in school. Of course the school realized that he wasn't 12 and alerted the police. Turns out they're all messed up. The older perverts became "very upset when the detectives told them they had been having a sexual relationship with a 29-year-old man and not a pre-teen boy,"

It's messed up, right?

"This is the weirdest case I've seen in 18 years," sheriff's spokeswoman Susan Quayle said. "If it wasn't so sad it would be funny."

Sunday, January 14, 2007

And now for something fun

This is one of the Hoff's music videos...a remake of "Hooked on a feeling". Keep an eye out for what looks to be dachshunds, angels, Masai, & David Hasselhoff biting a fish.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Cool new things in Hong Kong

Ok, so some of these things might not be NEW new, but they were new to me when I went to Hong Kong. It has been about 10 years since I've been back and a lot has changed, but at the same time, its the same old Hong Kong. Here are some things that are new:

Protective doors for the MTR platform-They have doors now on the MTR platform so you can't fall in the tracks or kill yourself. They have also stopped saying "Please mind the platform gap" and have now changed it to "please mind the doors" since there are now two sets of doors to mind. There is a sticker on the ground though that still says "Please mind the platform gap".
They have retrofitted the buses so passengers can yell at the driver if he drives too fast. There is now a speedometer in the front of the bus so you can monitor the driver's speed.
They have infrared sensors for crosswalk buttons. You don't have to press a button now, but you just wave your hand over the sensor (not available at all crosswalks). They demolished the original Star Ferry piers and have made new ones. The ships are the same though and it now costs HK$1.70 to ride on the bottom of the boat.

They have implemented a new system to pay for transportation called the Octopus. This is very cool. You buy an octopus card and you can use it to pay for buses, trams, MTR rides, and even regular stuff like food. But that's not what's cool about the Octopus. The cool thing is, is that you don't even have to remove the octopus from your bag or wallet. You can just leave it in your purse and wave it over the octopus reader that is placed everywhere. So when you ride the MTR, instead of using the little cards and feeding it through the machine, you just place your bag over a reader and walk through. And when you ride a bus, you just wave your bag over the reader that's by the bus door and walk in. You don't have to open your purse or wallet and worry about losing your card.

The police have new uniforms. Sorry no pictures of that.

They have hand sanitizers everywhere now. Like in elevators and in coffee shops. Speaking of coffee shops, Starbucks is now in Hong Kong. They're even in the MTR.There's a new Peak building (at the Peak). It's huge and filled with even more shopping. Here's Anson in front of the new Peak Building. The old Galleria is still there, along with the spouting fountain (closed during winter). Here are some pictures of things you might recognize & remember:
No #4 floors in buildings (or 13 or 14s)

Park n' Shop stores:
The heaters in the bathrooms:

The Star Ferry:
More photos here:
From Hong Kong pic...

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Popo & Goong Goong's 60th Wedding Anniversary

This year was Anson's grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary. We got to go to the party in Hong Kong. It was really wonderful seeing all of Anson's family, especially his grandparents and his aunties and uncles. We had a wonderful time at the party and everyone looked so beautiful & healthy! It isn't every day you get to go to someone's 60th wedding anniversary. It truly was a special event.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Anson hates peacocks

One of the best things about the Hilo Zoo is that they let the peacocks roam free. We were lucky to find a male trying to show off to some females. But he wouldn't face me for a picture. I had to run circles around him, hoping that he would pause & I could get a good picture. Ans was not at all interested. Look at his facial expression in the background:
But in the end I did get a front picture of the peacock: