27Jan/110

Dodging Assassins, Ninjas and Triads

It’s Thursday! We made it. Now if we only had tomorrow off.

I have a quick announcement before getting to the meat of this thing: Saturdays are now–at least on my website–officially Classic Blog Post Day! What does this mean? It means that MySpace has a ton of blogs I wrote from 2006 on and since so many of us are waiting for the site to simply shut down and cease existing, I figured I’d better rescue all the blogs while I can.

There are about 238 pages of blog material sitting on my desktop that I’ll be sifting through and sharing a posting of each and every Saturday. And the great thing about having a WordPress blog is that I can load them in and select a pre-determined time for them to post. Am already loaded into March right now, so rest assured there will be new “old” material to amuse yourselves with. Ooh, the angst when I was a tad younger!

Second, thank you to each and every person who’s been reading these things and to those of you posting comments. It honestly helps to know folks are out there and I do read every comment, even ones Betty Walker writes. Seriously, even hers. I do appreciate feedback, though. Yup, even her’s. heh heh Don’t know Betty? Look for her on my Facebook page and send her a friend request. You’ll tooooootally make her wonder!

Finally, Ralph is off to Hong Kong in a couple of days for his first visit of the year. I took last year off from going since I had no idea when my job of 5 years would be ending and I wanted to go this time to join in the Chinese New Year festivities again, but extenuating circumstances are preventing it. Thinking about it, however, has brought back memories of my very first visit there in 1998.

As often as I document his grandmother’s attempts to have me knocked off and sleeping with the fishes, that first trip was incredibly memorable and we did things then that we haven’t in the many trips I’ve taken there since. There was the floating restaurant that was featured in the TV mini-series “Noble House,” Ocean Park (a water park aquarium) and The Peak (the highest point on Hong Kong island) just to name a few.

I’ll miss it, but it did get a bit troublesome dodging all the assassins, ninjas and triads that the she hired.

Ciao for now and don’t forget to check out the first of the Classic Blog Posts!

 

Original Responses

Jeff says:
January 27, 2011 at 9:46 am
Best to stay as far away from his grandmother as possible. You security team is very taxed when you are within 1000 miles of her.

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Sandy says:
January 27, 2011 at 11:52 am
Kage, I’m sorry you were not able to join Ralph for the New Years trip. I remeber you were looking foward to going, Assassins, Ninjas and Triads asside. Look on the bright side, now you can join us for brunch on Sun instead.

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Carl says:
January 28, 2011 at 10:34 am
Hong Kong is beautiful, even when you see it once. You are blessed with talent and worldly enlightenment. You can go next time round. You have this great talent and have to keep putting out those novels, we all know you can put out. Waiting for this novel about his grandmother on it’s own. Just the snippets sound like an action, adventure waiting to hit a movie screen.

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Kage says:
January 29, 2011 at 8:56 am
HK is an experience, but a good one. It’s nothing like you’d expect, yet everything you could hope for with just a hint of unease because you’re not a native.

As for the grandmother book, it’s on hold for right now. I need to get over there and immerse myself in the culture again to get the scent of the story back. Am working on another sequel in the meantime, but shhhhhhh.

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Kristoffer Gair (who formerly wrote under the pseudonym Kage Alan) is the Detroit-based author of Honor Unbound, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To My Sexual Orientation, Andy Stevenson Vs. The Lord Of The Loins, Gaylias: Operation Thunderspell, several short stories featured in anthologies (to be combined in a forthcoming book), the novella Falling Awake (also to be re-published under his real name), and the upcoming Falling Awake II: Revenant.

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