Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Hong Kong here I come

In my doing shit before I become incapable or drop dead project. I'm just booked my flights to Hong Kong in September.

Why Honk Kong? Mikey said he had a trip palnned, never been there, not been to Asia in ages, don't know how soon I'll be dropping dead, Mikey's ben there before and can do all the complicated shit.  Easy trip, crosses off stuff.

I'm 61 going on 62. Reassuring as it is to see younger acquaitances croak, a little realism is relevant. How many years of fun remain? For me, I mean. This may sound heartless, but I don't care about anyone else's countdown to oblivion. This is all about me, me, me. How long do I have left, what do I want to do with the time.

Doing stuff before it's to late. My Dad didn't make it past sixty. That' always concentrated my attention. Life isn't endless, or even necessarily long. War and catastrophe excepted, life's fickle flame can easily flicker out.

Where's that lighter, Lexie?


Martyn Cornell said...

You'll have great fun, it's become an excellent beer scene. Do try to get across the border into Schenzhen if yoiu can, it's an easy daytrip, and fascinating - and also has a thriving craft beer scene …

Sokratees9 said...

Yeah, great city, so many fascinating aspects to it, and in the past few years, beer has finally taken off.

Young Master is probably the largest of the craft breweries, and make a solid and slightly rotation selection. You can visit their brewery any time as it's open during normal business hours, but HK laws say you can only sell for take out (but you can sample everything on tap).

There's not a lot of cask in the city, but if you look hard enough you might find one or two local ones. Maybe something imported, but you may as well wait until you get back to blighty.

Darius Jiang said...

Hi, Ron. I am a beer lover and beer blogger in China and I gladly to hear you come to hong kong.

I admire you very much and I am considering whether we can have a drink together.

Hope you have a good trip.

Ron Pattinson said...


send me a message via the gadget at the top left of my blog. I'll see if we can work something out.