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hong kong has some similarities to la when it comes to flashiness, particularly with cars.  there is the oft-quoted statistic of highest number of rolls-royces per capita, and with that comes a multitude of ferraris, maseratis, lamborghinis, bentleys, and even the lowly porsche/bmw/mercedes.  for even more eye candy, head to the oil-rich countries in the middle east and see some real show wheels.  the currency market is currently in extreme turmoil with gains and losses hitting records on a daily basis.  so get yours while the getting’s good.

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chromed benz in dubai (emirates mall)

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i’m off to seoul in the morning to go see the parents, harmoni, imo, cousins, and best of all, alicia & kai.  it’s been a long week without them around.  speaking of all things korean, many of you may be familiar with my love of music.  it started a long time ago and has ranged far and wide across the scope of my varying interests. i’m one of those people that likes to have a soundtrack for life.

i generally make the new discoveries and get alicia to like at least some of them.  one of the few times alicia has opened my eyes to a new artist was a couple of months ago when she told me about priscilla ahn.  i knew that one of her songs had popped up on my grey’s anatomy ost, but hadn’t paid too much attention.  now it’s my new favorite album.  there’s nothing like a long day of ringing phones, stressful decisions and market mayhem slipping away with a smoothly lilting voice and a gently rocking double decker bus.  check it out.

most parents must wonder at some point…what is it about a little red puppet with bubbly eyes and an orange nose that drives kids to extreme levels of delirious ecstasy?  it’s like soulmates at first sight.

i have to admit to being on the fence about the candidates in this presidential election.  at various times i find things i agree strongly with, disagree strongly with, and things that i find repulsive.  unfortunately too much falls in the last category.  in my current work environment there is a tv on about 10 hours a day playing cnn or cnbc and inevitably the coverage seems to flip between financial armageddon and the election.  i’ve heard and read and watched a lot about the issues, seen the debates, and generally involved myself more in the process than ever before.

so i found it interesting when i took the quiz provided by glassbooth about which candidate is most closely aligned with the issues i think are important.  it breaks down where you match up by percentage and provides further background on each candidate’s stance on the issues.  while i feel that the results are too private for me to post here, i can say that i was surprised both by the “favorite” as well as where each aligned with issues i feel strongly about.  in the end i feel like there is a lot more riding on the election than stated policies.  but you might want to give it a try and find out more before decision day comes.

it is fascinating how fast this baby has gone from being a little tubby helpless thing, to a tall(er) active little man who knows what he wants.  everyday i find myself negotiating with this little 17 month old kid, or trying to think of a creative way to get him to obey me.  despite my efforts, his hitting phase has not stopped yet and i think i end up more tired after running him around hk (probably the stroller lifting and kai wrestling on the bus) than he is!  oh course we still can’t resist his charms…my crazy little man.

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