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June 28, 2004 06:59 PM Travel  |   Link
Hong Kong or Bust

...I've put in my notice at work and we're working on plans to sell many things...

We've decided to move to Hong Kong to get to know the Chan family, learn more about the Chinese culture and get an Asian perspective of the US. Over the next few weeks we'll be packing up sentimental items, renting the house, selling cars and art. We're aiming to leave around September 15.

Before we leave for Asia we'll be visiting friends and family throughout the US. So you'll be hearing from me soon.

Q: What do you plan to do?
A: We are not planning to work. We plan to just treat this as an extended vacation. However if we get bored or need to brush up on our skills we're still open to any consulting opportunities here in the US.

Q: You're selling the Porsche too?
A: Yes. There were many offers to babysit the Porsche but we've decided we can live more comfortably in HK with the cash from the car.

Q: You just got the BMW, you're selling it too?
A: Yes. Same reason as the porsche answer.

Q: What are some things you plan to do?
A: Hang out with relatives. Learn Chinese. Learn to cook chinese food. Perhaps take up taichi. Continue with my voice lessons. Of course will locate the closest Christian church and join their worship team.

Q: Are you planning to have a baby?
A: We're still not sure since we don't want to have to work while we're gone this might be put on hold until we come back.

Q: Do you plan to do any traveling outside of HK?
A: Yes. We'll probably stop by mainland China, Japan, and Philippines.

Q: Can we visit and stay with you?
A: Of course. We'll probably put a shared calendar on yahoo of any blocked dates. But friends and family are open to visit us, as long as you don't mind cramped accomodations.

Q: Are there IAs in HK?
A: I'm guessing there are since there are many websites in HK, however I'm not sure if doing any cocktail hours would work since folks have very extended work hours there.

Q: How can we get a hold of you? Will you write?
A: I will be keeping this website up. It will probably morph more into a travel log with many photos or insights on our trip. Stay tuned!

June 27, 2004 08:56 PM Whine  |   Link
Renewal of my Faith

I was baptized at Sequoia Christian Church on Sunday June 27, 2004 in front of the congregation. We've been attending SCC for about 1.5 years now and I recently joined the worship team. I am so happy to be able to share this special occasion of my life with everyone.

Photos from the submersion and group photo of family.

June 14, 2004 02:23 PM Cars  |   Link
Camry is Sold

I can't believe it...I didn't even want to watch the car drive away from our office window. I was very sentimental about this car since Jeff bought it for me. I'm glad it's going to someone who really cares about this car since he has one already and is just down the street. They teased us that we can have visitation rights :) In a few months we're going also sell the others cars...

June 10, 2004 08:08 PM Food & Wine  |   Link
UPS Notifications for Delivery

UPS Label

How would any driver test a receiver of this type of package? Do they carry around breath-alizers? I couldn't pass up sharing this interesting label of my latest wine club shipment.

June 03, 2004 09:24 PM Whine  |   Link
On turning 30

June 01, 2004 12:37 PM Whine  |   Link
Rested, Relaxed, Renewed

I am back.

Digital photos are up. Film being developed and will be put up later.

Articles in the pipeline to describe the experiences.

Details about my cottage.