Happy New Year from 38,000 feet

We were somewhere over Eastern Europe when the Captain got on the intercom and announced that it was officially 2010. The flight attendants came out with champagne and everyone had a toast, and then in our case, quickly returned back to sleep. Where ever you were and who ever you were with Laura and I…

Xin Nian Kuai Le – Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone back home.  The year of the pig is ending and the year of the rat is just about upon us.  The lunar new year officially starts on Thursday, but the big celebrations and fireworks start tomorrow night.  They are really into the fireworks here so I’m sure the cats will…

A red suit and a microphone

Here’s a gift for all of you this year. Enjoy it while you can, because you’ll probably never see anything like this again. I had the ‘privilege’ of hosting this year’s staff party as Santa. If you could see the look on my face as I write this you’ll see just how pleased I was…

Happy Birthday Laura!

  A photo from Laura’s birthday party last year.  It seems like so long ago.  Tis the season for birthdays and this time it was Laura’s turn to celebrate her birthday.  The birthday parties started at 10AM and lasted through the night.  After leaving school we headed over to the American Club to meet some…