Going out on a Limb Jong Un

Going out on a Limb Jong Un

It’s not a place you’d usually want to visit, but for one reason or another North Korea has always been on my bucket list. Call it a morbid fascination, or whatever it is that compels people to stop and watch a train wreck taking place — it was just such a bizarre, mysterious place and … Continue reading

Full circle

Full circle

I went back to the city where it all began. It felt a bit like meeting an old friend — or more accurately, like meeting an old acquaintance I wish I were better friends with. Still a city I’d love to go back to, but right now it isn’t home. Til next time.

New year, same resolutions

New year, same resolutions

Same old blogging resolutions, I mean. I finally made it through uploading my backlog of camera pics from last year on the usual social network outlets, and thought I should make some progress in blogging as well. A few travel posts coming up, with some local destinations. I’m hoping to get a bit more interstate … Continue reading

May you live in interesting times*

*Said to be a Chinese curse, but a quick Google search indicates this to have probably originated from England. “Interesting times” in this case refers to unfortunate or disastrous circumstances. I choose to think of ‘interesting’ as ‘never mundane’. Despite my laziness in updating this blog, 2012 was an eventful year for me. Not that … Continue reading

A Walk On The Sydney Side

A Walk On The Sydney Side

The eternal Sydney-Melbourne rivalry is a subject of amusement and fascination to me. I had never been to Sydney, but as Melbourne was where I first got a taste of what Oz had to offer, Melbourne > Sydney by default. :p But to make an informed decision, check in to Foursquare and unlock badges what who … Continue reading

Proof of life

Proof of life

This is a lazy post by a lazy person. It’s been a fair bit of time since I last blogged. Lately my life has been brimming with excitement* and jet-setting adventures** but I never really got down to describing them in excruciating detail, and for that, I apologize. So have some pictures. *where excitement = working … Continue reading

Greetings from a genuine artificial beach

Greetings from a genuine artificial beach

(Located just south of the CBD, beside the Brisbane river. I can’t fully appreciate this, coming from a country with amazing beaches.) It’s winter here in the Southern Hemisphere, which means blue skies in Brisbane. There *is* an actual, meaty entry forthcoming which will hopefully not fall by the wayside like, I dunno, London 2011 … Continue reading