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I’m an ex-pat who grew up in Zimbabwe and now lives in Hong Kong.
I have a few other blogs which are mostly business focused, but this one is purely personal, so it’s not really focused on anything.
It goes back to what blogs originally started out as before we all started using them for business and professional purposes: Web logs. Or online diaries.
When I was a kid growing up on a farm in Africa I spent a lot of my time on horse-back.
I took up a game called polocrosse (Lacrosse on horse-back) and actually became quite good at it. I played for my province and was a National Championship winner in 1975.
I also learnt to drive at the age of 8 – it’s easy to do when you’re living on a farm in the middle of nowhere. I still love driving today.
When I was 25 I moved to the UK and took up Go-Karting. As much as I loved that, I didn’t do a heck of a lot. But I did it whenever I could, both there and for while when I was working in Dallas, Texas, in 1995.
The last time I drove a serious Kart, though, was in 2001 at Macau. That was when I broke my right ankle in a crash and, since then, I’ve just driven social (public) Karts.
Today I do my racing vicariously – by following Formula 1.
I’ve lived here in Hong Kong since January 1995 and love it. Hong Kong has its frustrations, as everywhere does, but I don’t see my self leaving. Not at this stage, anyway.
Although I’ve spent a lot of my working life in the corporate environment my future is self employment.
In the past couple of months I’ve set up two new businesses: the first is my web services business, in which I’m focused on providing online marketing and web design services to small businesses (lawyers, accountants, pubs, restaurants etc).
The second, which I’ve set up in partnership with a friend in Australia, is a business operating short-term (day, week) flat rents by owners for people who own flats in Hong Kong but live elsewhere.
In the unlikely event you’re interested in my work background you’ll get most of that here. The ‘about’ page there is much more worky focused 🙂
Finally, the photos page has a gallery of pictures from both Zimbabwe and Hong Kong.
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