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Hong Kong, December 15, 1999

JenJen Likes Pocari Sweat

JenJen is great at keeping in touch!

Check out the big picture, and look, it really is called Pocari Sweat!
Jen & I drinking Pocari Sweat
The loving couple on the streets of HK
Street action in Quarry Bay
Ten years ago, in 11th grade Biology Class, an interesting young lady appeared. Direct from Hong Kong, running around with rudimentary English, was Jennifer. Ok, her English name is Jennifer anyway, since her Chinese name was unpronounceable to Western tongues. Me being the outgoing guy I am, said hi the first day, becoming her friend quite quickly. We spent the remainder of the year having fun and finding out about each other's culture.

We met again, two years later when she came back to Florida at Xmas, from her University in Kansas, but after school we lost touch, though it wasn't from lack of trying. I kept writing to the address she'd given me, but no replies ever came. I finally gave up a year or two ago, so you can imagine my surprise when my Mom forwarded a letter from her while I was wandering through Siberia. Immediately, I fired off a letter to her, telling her I was indeed alive and kicking, and on my way to China to boot. Again, no reply, which made me wonder if I'd lost her yet again.

Luckily, when I called the number on her last letter, she answered, and we exchanged surprised greetings after our long silence. With my impending trip to Hong Kong, we arranged to meet, and voila! there we were.

Today, Jennifer is enjoying the city life of Hong Kong, working and living on Hong Kong Island. Her boyfriend, a coastal engineer for the administration, is a cool guy. The three of us went out one night while I was there, consuming more baby-back ribs and beer than I can soberly remember. Since then, Jennifer keeps bugging me about moving to Hong Kong. I can't say that the thought isn't tempting, especially with winter approaching in Beijing.

Hong Kong, December 13, 1999

I'm Gonna Live My Dreams!

I had a dream and your gonna come along for the ride! Sean, my Aussie Stud Cuz Aww, gee, time to wander I had a dream. I had an amazing dream on the train from Shanghai to Hong Kong. I had a dream that I would wander from Singapore to...

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Hong Kong, December 6, 1999

Hong Kong is Paradise

Hong Kong is the dream we all dream of My little slice of heaven Even the Star Ferry is cute! Now this is fresh seafood! Montreal, Miami, New York, Los Angles, Chicago, Boston, Baltimore, Atlanta, Dallas, Seattle, Washington DC, Istanbul, London, Paris, Munich, Berlin, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Moscow, Kyiv, Novosibirsk,...

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Hong Kong, December 1, 1999

Better Like Funky Foods in Your Hot Pot

Is it Chinese or Mongolian Hot Pot? My very first time A stud ready for the pot It was first introduced to me as Mongolian Hot Pot, though I never did see it in Mongolia, but none the less, hot pot is a Chinese way of eating. A bowl of...

Hong Kong, November 10, 1999

An Afternoon with Harry

Harry is a human Wallpaper* Reading the Bible of Style Harry in Action Mode I can't remember where I saw my first Wallpaper*, it was in someone's swank bathroom in Moscow, and if you wanna talk form over function, style as religion, Wallpaper* is your bible. I've only bought Wallpaper*...

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Hong Kong, November 8, 1999

Vertical Living in Hong Kong

You want lights? You want action? You want Hong Kong! The view from the top The view from the bottom Vertical living at its best Beauty in Chaos The Portuguese do know color More Hong Kong photos! As Jennifer and I climbed into the back seat of a taxi outside...

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