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Off to Hong Kong and China

This update is rushed since I’m in a time crunch to get other stuff done before I leave for my cousin’s wedding in Hong Kong.

I’m off for Hong Kong today and will be there for about 6 days. After that, I will be traveling to Shanghai and Beijing with my father. Not 100% what we’ll be doing but I’ll have my camera and will hopefully be going trigger happy 😉

I won’t have my beloved blackberry with me since its on the bell/telus CDMA network here in North America. Perhaps a 2-week blackberry withdrawal will be a good thing! 😉

Will try and keep the blog updated with photos and stuff about what we do.

Looking forward to a 14 hours plane ride…..NOT

where the heck is heston?

I know I haven’t updated my blog in a long time. I’ve been busy!

What have I been doing? Here’s a basic run-down.

I finished working at Summer at St. George’s on August 14th. I then had family in town and was busy shuttling people around. Sometime around then I decided to install windows 7 on my desktop and laptop. More to come from that story later!

On Sept 3rd, I flew out to Ontario to visit friends at the University of Guelph. I subsequently went to London, Ontario and stayed with friends who go to western there.

I returned to Vancouver on the 22nd and am now just bumming around and doing tons of maintenance my servers and network.

Why am I not in school? Well I’m taking the year off to work for the Olympics. I’ll tell you more in the next post!!

delays & riding accross canada

Lack of updates! I know..no excuses, I’ve been busy….kinda. More of my friends are back and so I’ve been out and about. Also, I think I am just blog-lazy if that’s even a term. In reality, I’m really not on the computer as much now than I am when in Guelph. There’s just that much more to do here 🙂


Just over a month ago, I mentioned that one of my friends, Garrett Reynolds and his buddy Dylan, are riding across Canada via bike. Well their adventure started a few weeks ago Wednesday (May 6th, 2009) when they landed in Victoria, B.C.

They landed here in Vancouver on Saturday, May 9th. I biked from my place to Stanley Park to meet them since I figured they’d get lost trying to find my house. We promptly found some all-you-can-eat sushi at Tampopo, on the corner of Pendrell and Denman. We brought 3 bikes right to the top floor since we didn’t feel safe locking them outside with of their equipment. Garrett had his first slice of sashmi and Dylan was able to fullfill his Ontario-long crave for Japanese food!

Garrett and Dylan stayed a night over here, allowing them to relax and regroup after biking the island. We did a MEC trip as well as a visit to Tom Lee Music to equip Dylan with a harmonica.

They’ve now been on the road for about 2.5 weeks and are recently just passed Nelson, BC. I’m pretty sure they’ve seen a variety of BC weather even though it is mid-late may. I do recall relaying some weather reports before they entered Manning Park; snow at elevations of 1700m! And the regular BC weather, rain…next 5 days! Prepare to never be dry.

Once again, their website is www.canadianodyssey.ca and you can also follow them on twitter