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We just got back from Macau and it's midnight.  Macau is supposed to be a replica of Vegas, but it's not really the same.  Vegas looks a lot nicer and it has a different vibe, but apparently Macau brings in much more revenue. Our day started out with the alarm going off at 5:45 because we ...

Going to Hong Kong

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There are 8 hours and 35 minutes (of the 14:18) left until we reach Hong Kong, but I have to say, the time has flown by painlessly. We are flying with my brother-in-law and his wife.  Originally we were sitting together, but while checking in, hubby and I discovered that our flight was in a newer ...

National Geographic Genographic Project

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Last night, hubby and I attended the third series of the National Geographic Live Series at Roy Thomson Hall. The speaker was Dr. Spencer Wells, who is spearheading the Genographic Project. Spencer Wells is a population geneticists and an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society. The project is in its sixth year, and the ...

Chinese New Year – Dragon

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  This year, Chinese New Year came earlier, on January 23rd, marking the start of the Dragon year. To some, this year brings promise of change, and given how unstable the world economy has been lately, good change is always welcomed. In Asia, the lunar new year is very important, and I think it is typically ...

Wikipedia blacks out site

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Wikipedia started a 24-hour blackout of its English-language articles, joining other sites in a protest of pending U.S. legislation aimed at shutting down sites that share pirated movies and other content. The site's virtual wall, however, isn't impenetrable and there are ways for curious web surfers to access the online encyclopedia's free content. Read more

Sidecar Bar and Grill

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Last night we went to Sidecar for dinner with our friends.  It's located in Little Italy, but we managed to find a parking spot near the restaurant (Little Italy is always busy).  That was a good thing because the weather was not favourable last night. The restaurant is small but cozy and completely unpretentious.  When you ...