I know, I’m terrible. It’s been over a month since I’ve written anything! I have a slew of excuses prepared, rest assured!
1. I have been devoting a lot of my creative energies to the Official Blog of Teach and Learn with Georgia!
2. The weather has been getting better! Last weekend I sprang out of bed and just decided to go for a walk! I wound up meandering for 2 hours along Nariqala fortress and Old Tbilisi. It was a lovely sunny day and armed with the Judge John Hodgman podcast and a burst of energy, I even managed to get a little sun!
3. I came into some money and decided to finally buy myself an amp for my bass and I’ve spent more time playing it!
4. I’m getting back into back into reading! Hooray!
5. Angela’s boyfriend came to visit! Plus I’ve got new friends that I spend some time with!
6. I lose myself in Star Wars: The Old Republic during my rare bouts of utterly free time!
7. Haven came to visit for an excellent holiday weekend!
Anyway, none of these excuses are really worth a damn, but I thought I’d give a shout out to self-acknowledgement of my delinquency.
The point is, here I am! Writing!
Flashback to late January, when I was visiting Cristen and Marissa in Hong Kong!
Marissa and I decided on taking a nice big adventure, one day. We rode the train out past Disneyland and found ourselves at the far end of the Hong Kong subway system. After taking a bus further up and around the hill, we arrived at a quaint little touristy town composed of shops and incongruously placed gondolas from cable cars all around the world. Seemed like an odd thing to display, but given the presence of a (temporarily closed) cable car, gives it some meaning. I suppose.
The town was completely shrouded in an epic, majestic mist that gave the entire locale an air of mystery (and of water vapor).
We wandered around the touristy town atop the hill for a little while, taking in the sights of the buddhist prayer tree, the Dragon pavilion, and more!
I don’t know how lion dances work, but I think they might be a new years thing. Then again, they could be an all-the-time thing. Either way, I was in Hong Kong for Chinese New Year and we got to see lots of Lion/Dragon dances! None in the major parade, but a bunch at the malls and in random streets!
We finally (as the above photo teased) made it to the Big Buddha! The mist made it all the more awesome and we hiked to the top for a quick lookaround.