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Now I’m A Believer…

Four months. Four wretched months. So, what’s a bear to do when the markets grind inexorably higher? What I mean to say is: Where’s the pain, the mental anguish that filled them all with joy at the end...

The Fortune Deity Cometh

The lunar New Year is imminent and Hong Kong is basking in the soft winter sunshine. And if you can ignore the dire air quality it is an ideal place to enjoy the early part of the year...

A Christmas Bessie, Then and Now…

“So here it is, Merry Xmas Everybody's having fun Look to the future now It's only just begun…” Slade Whilst the good folks of Linlithgow prepare for Santa’s arrival on the other side of the world, we in...

FAANGs for the Memories

In a few days it will be our wedding anniversary. Much to my surprise the memsahib has asked to celebrate with a trip to hear the Wiener Sängerknaben yodel a few Christmas carols. I always thought Sängerknaben were...

Snakes and Ladders

Let’s start with a quiz. The VIX is A German DIY chain Something granny used to rub on your chest when you were ill A metric of fear If you answered A, B or C I am afraid...

The Merry Sound of Guillotines Being Sharpened

“I thought we lived in an autonomous collective…?” Python, Monty The world has been captivated this week by the Conservative Party Conference. It is at times more Pythonesque than Python. I half expected Boris of Nazareth to fling...

The Moon Cake Over Mangkhut

Wild celebrations may have been on the cards at French Connection after a broker forecast it would break even in the financial year of 2019. It says much about the state of the high street in Britain when...

Bye, Bye Miss American Pie…

This week the latest edition of the Great Communist Bake Off featured two titans of the ovens going head to head. Vladimir ‘Pork Pies’ Putin and Xi ‘Cup Cake’ Jinping both chose to demonstrate their pancake skills. Sadly...

The Bell Bottom in 50 Shades of Orange

“Bell bottom blues, don't say goodbye.I'm sure we're gonna meet again” Eric Clapton Mr. Hu recently had a 5 day pink ticket for an expedition to Malaysia. The penance for same was a trip with the memsahib to...

Only in Hong Kong

Following last week’s endurance test at the cinema (see Mamma Mia! I Wasn’t Bjorn Yesterday) I was recently roped into driving Mrs. Hu to the supermarket. It was quite an education. The memsahib purchased an onion to go...