Friday, November 03, 2006

Hong Kong Winterfest On From November 24-January 1, 2007

Traveling to Hong Kong in the next few weeks? Here's the latest from Discover Hong Kong:
Hong Kong Winterfest runs from November 24, 2006 until January 1, 2007, in and around Hong Kong’s famous Statue Square in Central the festival will include the Dazzling Christmas Tree, lit up nightly; Santa’s Town with a Snowy Chapel, Santa’s Clock Tower, a variety of live performances and, of course, a photo opportunity with the jolly old fellow himself; a Nativity Display showcasing Christmas collectibles and traditional ornaments and much more. The live entertainment will include festive performances and Christmas carols performed by international and local performing groups. These will take place during Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and the festive days of the holiday period.

Cheap Alternative to Battery-powered Organizers?

(Current information for allowable carry ons)
For those of you not traveling, here's a snippet of Friday levity. Its only relevance to travel is the fact that I live in Canada, and the snippet in question appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald Column 8, one of the main papers in Australia, and unless you live in either, you'd have to travel to get there.

"We thought we'd buried the subject, but this is too silly to ignore.

"On the subject of useful home hints, here's a tip for those who prefer an old-fashioned address book to an expensive, battery-powered palm organiser," offers Doug Anderson, who appears in this newspaper from time to time giving surreal couch-oriented lifestyle advice. "Take a copy of the White Pages, cross out all the names of people you don't know and, hey presto! Instant directory. Cost: nil."