Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Made in China



It seems like a lot of things are fabricated by China these days.

They also make a lot of things.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Three's a Crowd

So we’re lying in bed about to go to sleep when Ryan says that he wants to have a threeway. This totally came out of nowhere. I asked him why and he said it’s his lifelong dream. His lifelong dream is to be a rock star. I didn’t want to point that out since most rock stars probably have threeways all the time.

We talked about it a little, but it was late and I was tired. I just wanted to go to sleep. Eventually Ryan realized that he wasn’t going to get anywhere with this while I’m half asleep so he gave up and went to sleep too.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Typhoon Songda part 2



Typhoon Songda has completely ignored Hong Kong, completely changed course and is headed toward the Philippines. That’s great news for us. Not so great for the Philippines.

It’s now a super typhoon. That means the winds get higher than 100mph. That’s just ridiculous.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Typhoon Songda

Typhoon Songda is headed our way. It scraped over Japan and is coming right toward Hong Kong. They’re saying the wind speeds should hit 100mph. That sounds pretty big to me!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Introducing Lily

I haven’t really talked much about Lily. She’s my best friend here in Hong Kong – other than Ryan of course. We started out as rivals since we’re both singers and dancers, but since she’s a blond and I’m a brunette we’re not really up for the same parts as much. Now that I’m Belle and she’s Tinker Bell there’s no competition at all. My next goal is Snow White and hers is Cinderella. The funniest part is that most of the characters have to wear wigs anyway since it would take too long to do the hair right.

Everything at Disney is divided by appearance far more than talent or training. If you’re too tall you can’t get some parts no matter how talented you are. Ryan could easily play characters, but they won’t let him since he’s over 5’7 – that’s the limit. Welcome to Hong Kong!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Celebration in the Air



I finally get to be Belle! I’ve mostly been singing and dancing background, but now I get to be the star! Once a week, at least.

Disney’s doing all kinds of new things for the big “Celebration in the Air” anniversary. One of those is the introduction of Tinker Bell. My friend Lily gets to be one of the Tinker Bells. Every night Cinderella’s castle becomes Tinker Bell’s castle. They put a bunch of lights on it and make it look like it’s covered in fairy dust. It’s really pretty impressive.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Condom Shopping

So we’re about to have sex and I can’t help but notice that Ryan doesn’t have a condom. I have a lot of rules that bother him, but the condom rule has always been something he can get on board with. He said he’s out and I told him to go get more. No guy likes to stop when he’s got a raging hardon, but getting pregnant right now is really not something I want to do. Ryan knows this – and he knows if the options are go to 7-11 or not have sex, he’ll go to 7-11.

This is Hong Kong. 7-11 is everywhere – and open 24 hours. From our apartment you can turn left or right and hit a 7-11 in less than 5 minutes. There’s also Circle K – open 24 hours, Wellcome and Jason’s Market. They all sell condoms. There doesn’t seem to be any taboo about it either. I’ve bought condoms at 7-11 and the clerk didn’t even blink. I don’t know if it’s because I’m a foreigner or that’s just the attitude. Nobody seems ashamed of anything they sell.

Ryan’s complaint is that Hong Kong condoms are too small. I’m not so sure about that. I don’t know if Asian guys really are smaller, but I know that Ryan’s not exactly a bull elephant. Condoms can stretch a lot, so if they’re really too small then Asian cocks must be tiny. I think it’s more likely that Ryan just doesn’t want to buy more condoms.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Typhoon Season

I almost got to experience my first typhoon. There was a storm coming up from the Philippines, but it died out long before it hit us. Now there’s a storm coming from Japan, but they don’t think it will be strong enough to make it this far. It’s bringing some rain, though.

The strange thing to me is how hot is gets when it rains. Back home it gets cold when it rains. During tropical rains it actually gets hotter!

We don’t have typhoons in Minnesota, so I’m almost looking forward to my first one. I know they’re destructive and can be dangerous, but the city is pretty well protected so I’m not too worried. They don’t last nearly as long as a blizzard – typhoons usually only last a day – so I don’t think it will be too bad.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

#82 - Macau

The legal age in Macau is 18 – just like in Hong Kong. This means Ryan and I can drink all we want since we’re both still under 21. I’m not much of a drinker anyway, but a cold beer goes pretty well with hot pot. In Hong Kong it really only means you can drink when you’re under 21. In Macau it means you can gamble.

Our hotel had an average size casino. We played some of the slot machines and Ryan tried roulette. We mostly lost.

We also went across the street and tried out the Wynn and MGM. I don’t know much about gambling so I mostly stayed with slot machines, but I tried out some strange Chinese numbers game that I still don’t understand – and walked away $10 richer.

Ryan tried out some of the more advanced games and played blackjack for over 3 hours at the Wynn. He walked away with about $500 dollars! We quickly spent most of that with an afternoon at their spa with massages and seaweed on our faces and then an expensive dinner at a really nice Italian restaurant.

The Venetian is father away – on a different island, but it’s an event in itself. Even if you don’t gamble it’s worth looking at.

We also went to the Sands, but it was a bit of a let down after the Venetian. I liked the Fisherman’s Wharf across the street much more than the casino.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Finally



Just a little break from my boring Macau stories for something far more important. Osama bin Laden is dead. Finally.

I’m not a violent person. I hate war. I hate the way we kill each other like animals. I know hunters who have more respect for the lives of the animals they kill than people seem to have for other people. Having said that, I’m glad they killed Osama. He was pure evil. Letting him get away was the biggest mistake Bush ever made, in my opinion. As long as he was alive his terrorist buddies would always feel they could do whatever they wanted to the United States. Maybe if he was killed right away things wouldn’t have gotten so bad.

Monday, May 2, 2011

#80 - Macau

Another difference between Macau & Hong Kong is that Macau has pockets of empty streets. You really never see that in Hong Kong – there are people everywhere.

Ryan’s on a flashing kick lately so he wanted to do it while we were somewhere less crowded than usual. I told him he could go first – and he did! So I took a lot of pics of Ryan in various states of undress on deserted Macau streets. He wanted to get completely naked at a Chinese temple, but I thought that would be too disrespectful. Streaking on an empty street is one thing, but we’re just visitors here. We shouldn’t completely piss off the locals.

I’m hoping this is the end of this little fantasy.