Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Hotel in Singapore. I must admit I think this would be a good start to every day, sitting in bed with automatic blinds: [ Javascript required to view QuickTime movie, please turn it on and refresh this page ] Working at a this desk (spot the Mac) I think would be far more productive:

Too much walking around.

… My wallet would be tiny, my tummy would be huge !

16 minutes from wheels touching runway to airport door. Amazing !

Sitting in the lounge at Bali airport. The airport experience departing was far more enjoyable than the arrival. Makes me feel a bit stupid paying for the VIP service. Still, it’s was probably the smoothest airport experience I’ve had in a long day. Now onto another Singapore flight to experience quality service. The big question [...]

I am writing this stuck in a car to the airport. I absolutely hate car travel. Ever couple of minutes we move about 200m. It feels like being back in toytown.

Some things are just too good to be experience once in life. So, I had T-Bone steak again last night, much to the amusement of the waiting staff at the restaurant. What I liked was the look they gave me when I asked for substitutions – not that Cambridge dumbfounded look that you don’t want [...]

Needed to post some things back to the UK. Of course my expectations of Post Offices in Asia are significantly higher after experiences described a couple of years back here. However, I was a little concerned when I arrived at what was supposed to be the ‘main’ Post Office: Of course my concerns were unfounded, [...]

Full size (i.e. people size) chess boards seem to be popular here in Bali. I forgot to take a picture of one at the first hotel I stayed at, so was delighted when I spotted another one at a hotel visited for lunch today: I like to use a chessboard analogy for corporate planning in [...]

Queuing at an ATM today, blazing heat, inferior intelligence people in front of me clearly never having used an ATM in a foreign country before. Whilst queuing a guy comes up trying to sell newspapers. He’s got a number of Aussie newspapers he’s trying to sell. When I say no to them, he pulls some [...]