Archive for August, 2005

Official: Coffee is GOOD for you!

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

I can now enjoy my large number of cups per day guilt-free! 🙂 Wired News: Java Joy in Coffee Study

Things to do on a lazy Sunday: read Harry Potter!

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

A lazy Sunday evening hiding in my air-conditioned apartment from the humidity and rain meant I finally got time to finish Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. (Potential spoilers below!)

Exploring NYC

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

My first week at work was fairly quiet — we had some fun breaking computers (and then fixing them again) but there was some dull admin to fill the evenings too. My fellow trainees and I have explored a couple of bars near work — they’re not bad, if a little expensive (and we haven’t […]

White earbuds everywhere

Thursday, August 18th, 2005

I walked to work for the first time today. Although it’s about a 30 minute walk, it’s actually a lot more pleasant than taking the subway as it wasn’t too hot on the streets, and while subway trains are air-conditioned, the subway stations are not and often suffocatingly hot. There also seemed to be many […]

A Day in New York

Monday, August 15th, 2005

Today really reminded me how New York is so fantastic. It started with a group of us having lunch in a classic 50’s style diner featuring singing waiting staff who were very entertaining. To get an idea of how long it was going to take to walk to work, I wandered down Seventh Ave back […]

Arrival in New York

Sunday, August 14th, 2005

A quick post to confirm my aliveness, and location as being currently New York, NY, USA. The appartment is lovely (it has a coffee machine and broadband Internet)[1] and the location is fantastic. Although my Australasian adventure is over, I hope I am just setting off on a whole new one so I shall endeavour […]

Hong Kong for the Weekend

Saturday, August 13th, 2005

(Apologies for the lateness of this post: life has been very busy since I returned to the UK.) After the endurance test that was my flight from London to Sydney, I was very much looking forward to the opportunity to break the return journey and spend a weekend in Hong Kong. Departing my Auckland hotel […]