Monday, June 26, 2006

Popular

I finished my final uni assignment last week. I'm now officially on semi-holiday, working only two and a half days per week.

Uni will start again in August but I'll only be taking one subject. Both my employers want to give me more work but this depends on funding decisions that might not happen for a month or two. I'm feeling lazy already but it doesn't seem worth looking for a third job in the meantime.

This gives me time to do less important things. I took a trip to the Columbia Road flower markets yesterday with friends. Carrying my purchase home wasn't that easy but it did make me incredibly popular. I was stopped about five times by admirers.

I'm thinking of taking it out for walks, just to get attention. I've just bought a new book, 'Maximum city: Bombay lost and found', maybe the plant and I could go spend a lazy afternoon in the park. I really should name it first, any suggestions?


I've also been able to give my blog some attention. I started out wanting to fix my profile photo and ended up attempting a complete makeover. It may look minor but it took hours with my non-existent HTML skills. Let me know what you think...

10 comments:

dimsumdolly said...

wah, what were you eating??? so much food laid in front of you in that profile photo!!!!

miriam said...

the blog looks great, i noticed straight away!!

Knuffy's Owner said...

As for naming the plant: Cousin It!

joe said...

The pic is from a fantastic Korean restaurant in HK. There is a 'little Korea' in lane near Granville Road. We were wondering why the prices were quite high - it was because each main dish came with about 8 side dishes! I finished them, of course.

Thanks Mim.

Yes, there is a definite resemblance. Maybe just 'it'?

cal said...

Ooh, I love Columbia Road Flower Market. Just down the road from me. It gets horrendously crowded - though I guess for you crowding just brings back fond memories of Mongkok.

joe said...

Yeah, it's very much like the Prince Edward flower markets. Despite both being equally crowded, I find it really hard to move around in Columbia Road. It might be the layout but I think a HK crowd also moves better.

dimsumdolly said...

I think you took me to that Korean place the first time i visited HK!

joe said...

Mmm, I think that the restaurant was full so we ended up going to the place next door which wasn't quite as good. That was such a great eating holiday!

cal said...

>>It might be the layout but I think a HK crowd also moves better.

Or could it be that in HK you're usually a head above the crowd?

joe said...

You could be right, I hadn't thought of that. Also, people tend to be purchasing more bulky items at Columbia Road... this is a very complex issue.