I know that I am a lot safer as of today and that so is the world, thanks to the outstanding efforts of the teams here in Hong Kong and all around the globe.
Would my opening remarks turn into a reprise of the risible Rudy Giuliani’s infamous Four Seasons Total Landscaping post-election press conference as dark hair dye ran down the side of his face in the Philadelphia heat?
“The ox, in Chinese culture, is a hardworking zodiac sign. It usually signifies movements so, hopefully, the world will be less static than last year and get moving again in the second half of the year.”
The Walshes are taking part in what’s been dubbed ‘The World Tour’ for Dreamflight this month. They will virtually travel (walking and cycling) some 44,000 kms to circumnavigate the globe without leaving home.
What worked (or didn’t) in 2020 might not get the same result next year. Anticipate the next gust of favourable wind, constantly keep watch for the adverse variety.
My LinkedIn network is now heavily punctuated with that now familiar white out of green hashtag, ‘#Open to work’. When are those vaccines due again?
As autumn bathes the northern hemisphere in golden leaves and spring brings rebirth to the south, a pitch-black shadow that has hung over the whole world throughout all seasons may soon be lifting.
We would taste the whiskies from the individual countries and then compare them with the final blend, right? Wrong. Miyamoto san had a better way to show us what each constituent brought to the party.
It was like being the Captain of the just relaunched Singapore Airlines A380 flight from New York to Singapore (9,536.5 miles from JFK to Changi), switching over occasionally to my excellent Irish co-pilot Dermot Davitt on the Knowledge Hub sessions.
It’s been wonderful to chat with some of the leading Chinese retailers in their own language, similarly so for the teams from Lotte and Shilla in South Korea.
The year of the rat hasn’t done much for the public image of rodents and it has certainly proved disastrous for MICE (Meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions).
Bravo Becky Paskin. I am proud that you are our partner on World of Spirits, an event that will welcome women and men from all over the world but will bar sexism from entering the door.
Thanks to a range of enthralling virtual tastings that I have been invited to over recent weeks plus a barrage of entries for The QDF Factor (more of that in a subsequent Blog), I could now open one of the best bars in Hung Hom.