Friday, March 18, 2005

Wan Two Free Four?

So, it looks like we might have found something to enjoy about Hong Kong, at last. The Wan Chai Computer Centre is the temple of tech that makes your average Circuit City look like a pitiful shed full of half-bright underinformed salesmen. Which we dare say it is, but the WCCC is a warrenlike collection of small electronic stores that encourages comparison-shopping and dealmaking. We were ostensibly there to buy a replacement firewire cable for our iPod, but the pospect of buying a 1GB flash drive the size of my little finger proved to be too alluring. This gentleman does not seem to have liked the experience, and he's probably right that if you don't know what you want you will probably get something peculiar, but the sheer number of shiny things was very intoxicating, and we wished we had known of it last time we were here, because we got rather badly stung on some portable speakers on Nathan Road in Kowloon.

But we performed our functions todaay with relative ease, despite our hotel being 30 minute's walk from the nearest subway. This on top of one of those epic, aimless, bacchanalian rambles, that managed to take in the party spots of Central, Wan Chai, Lan Kwai Fong, and Western. Along the way we heard many fine Filipino-staffed cover bands play Two Princes, playeed unwitting wing man for an amoroous anime voiceover artist, and ended up in front of a bok choi and pork shack at 5.30 in the morning with a psychotically drunk rugby player/farmer from New Zealand. Which is god's way of telling you to go to sleep.

Bah, it'll still be good to get back. Tomorrow night we rock Prospect Heights.


At 6:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grincorp, I salute you.


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