May 04, 2004

About Me

This is a new About Me section. And it requires your help. This is going to work on a question and answer basis, a multilogue if you like. Place any question about me you would like either in the comments to this post or by email to simon -at- simonworld -dot- mu -dot- nu titled About Me. I will place the question and answer in the main body of this post with a link or mention of the questionner (unless you request anonymity). Otherwise you can read my interview with Jen. The usual rules apply (ie I make them up as I go along).
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Jim has lead the way:
Q: Why do you live in Hong Kong?
A: I got here because of a transfer via work. And people say that multinationals are bad! I was happy to move - 15% tax rate instead of Australia's 48%, no sales tax, no capital gains tax, on the doorstep of one of the most interesting places in the world (China), world-class city, more Ferraris than you can poke a stick at, family-friendly, the luxury of a helper...plenty of reasons. It's a great place to visit and an even better place to live. Plus it is thousands of miles from family. I love 'em and all, but a bit of distance is nice. We're making it in the world on our own.

Q: Do you like it better than Australia?
A: Australia will always be "home". This is just our temporary abode. The two places are so different it is hard to compare. But all Aussies I know one day want to go home.

Q: Have you ever played cricket?
A: I challenge you to find any Australian, male or female, who hasn't played cricket at least once. I'd wager even Pixy played once. You actually can't be an Australian citizen unless you have played cricket.

Q: Did you like it?
A: Yes. Because I was good. Still am. Used to beat my brother in the backyard version with monotonous regularity. Of course he'll dispute that, but he cheated anyway.

Q: If you could have 100 readers or 100 dollars which one would you choose?
A: This is obviously a trick question. I'd take the $100 and give $1 to each of those 100 readers. The blogosphere is a cheap place.

Q: Is your wife sexier when she's got a bun in the oven?
A: She's even sexier when she's pregnant! (That's a joke. You see bun in the oven is an idiom...oh, never mind).

Posted by Simon at May 4, 2004 05:50 PM | TrackBack
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I thought I left a comment earlier? You having problems with the comment bar?

Posted by: R. Shackleford at May 5, 2004 05:49 AM

Seems to be working OK now.

Posted by: Simon at May 5, 2004 10:29 AM

Of course it's working NOW...long after my caffeine induced witticism has long since gone dorment!

Posted by: R. Shackleford at May 5, 2004 11:31 AM

Why are you in Hong Kong? Do you like it better than Australia? Have you ever played cricket? Did you like it? If you could have 100 readers or 100 dollars which one would you choose? Is your wife sexier when she's got a bun in the oven?

Posted by: Jim at May 6, 2004 03:03 AM
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