It’s that time of year again… the time when all my weekends are consumed by dragon boating racing. We kicked it off Sunday with the Lamma 500 — the best race in the world, obviously.
The first part of our trip to Myanmar (or Burma, as it was once known) and the peg for us timing the trip when we did was the first-ever Yangon International Marathon in the former capital city — which though no longer the capital as it was recently moved to a newly created city, Naypyidaw — is still the country’s largest city. Continue reading
RTHK, which as I mentioned earlier is the station that profiled my paddling partner and friend, also profiled one of our dragon boating teammates, a Cantonese-speaking Japanese woman.
The video is shot nicely, with some cool images and footage of us racing (you can catch glimpses of me too). It’s all in Cantonese, but even if you don’t understand, you can still watch it to see us in action.
Somehow, after two years in Hong Kong, I finally stumbled upon a co-ed softball league (I thought they didn’t exist here). The league consists of six teams and they play every Sunday here, on the fields at the Hong Kong International School. It’s not really a softball diamond, but it works. When away from America, you do what you can.
I played for the first time since I left America last weekend, it was a blast and I was only a little bit rusty. Hoping this can become a new weekend routine.