Hola Amigos, it's been a long time since I rapped at ya.
I've been a busy busy man, what little time I have has been divided between freelance, childcare and filling forms at the DSS.
But just when I hit my lowest ebb, and all hope deserted me...
My lovely wife surprised me with a trip to the mysterious east.
Not the all-you-can-eat cantonese buffet next to the Acton Megabowl
But a two week trip to the Taiwan And the actual Hong Kong.
I thought, like a modern-day Marco polo that I would traverse the cultural barriers and bring you all that is strange and new from the orient.
But, once I got there, I was too busy singing 24 hour karaoke, drinking fine scotch whisky and trying to spot Batman hovering over Kowloon harbour to bother with the fickle vagaries of blogging.
Hong Kong is like blade runner, but without the flying cars and better weather.
Technology is everywhere. In the news: The week I was there, Alibaba.com the Chinese business portal floated for a profit of $507 million, And on the street: You can get a mobile signal on the tube for a start. There's free wi-fi everywhere.
And this leads on to my favourite ad of the year so far.
This little beauty (Above: click to embiggen) for vodaphone beats the crap out of the Sony Bunnies.
It batters the drumming gorilla into submission.
This ad gives you free broadband. In a taxi.
Just plug in the modem and off you go.
Marketing as a service in the back of a cab.
I'm moving to Hong Kong as soon as I can. With my laptop.