Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Alternative Hobbies

Athletic teenage boys in my hometown of Kalmar (Sweden), are being harassed by a man the media has named "Kick-in-the-Balls-Johan". Kick-in-the-Balls-Johan has been contacting a number of boys offering money in return for being kicked in the balls. One 17-year-old told the papers that Kick-in-the-Balls-Johan had requested no less than 15 kicks in his balls. In addition, he has shown interest in facebook photographs, particularly of feet.

I'm not judging- we all need to get our kicks somehow!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Tippex Air

I'm booking my flight to Nepal today. I'll be flying Nepal Airlines. Nepal Airlines used to be known as Royal Nepal Airlines but since Nepal is no longer a monarchy, the "Royal" bit has been dropped.
I'm not sure, but I would imagine that most airlines would undertake an airplane re-painting following a name change. The Nepalese are far more pracitcal.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Working hard or hardly working.

I haven't got the toughest job in the world. I prefer to think of it as a job with lots of time for creative activities - like watching TV, reading, talking rubbish...

...or as my co-worker so elegantly put it:

-"Well, I suppose I have to get on with not doing anything"

Call me again in February.

The Queen of Lalaland phoned me up on Saturday evening. I was in bed.

Q: You're sleeping? At mightnight! On a Saturday!

M: Yes, I know it's unusual but I'm not drinking this month so I haven't really got anything to do.

Q: Still doing the January white month then?

M: Yep. Trying my best at least.

Q: You know, NOT drinking AT ALL for a month matters little when you drink every day for the rest of the year.

M: I'm happy in my delusion. Please go away until next month.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Making progress...

Three years in to my stay in Hong Kong, I can now proudly announce that I have finally learned to recognise my first Cantonese squiggle. My lunch time escapades will be so much easier from now on.

雞 = Chicken