Next, I wandered toward the harbor front, to the imaginatively-named Central and Western District Promenade. This vast patch of well-kept lawns and spanking new plazas offered sweeping views of Kowloon across the harbor, and the modern architecture of Central. Most notable was part of the Hong Kong Convention Center, which looks like a poor man’s Sydney Opera House — except the poor man is rich. In fact, HK currently enjoys a massive budget surplus, and it shows.
This all started around 2009. Back then I hosted an internet video broadcast on a now-defunct Web site called BlogTV, which anyone could use to host a show. I averaged thirty or forty viewers at any given time over nightly shows that lasted up to four hours. I’d sit and bullshit about current events and share stories. I also played my favorite music from an iPod. I often just sat there rocking out in alcohol-fueled absurdity as my audience posted on a live chat board while watching me.
The Scooter McFarland Story - Part 1
By Garrett Phillips
August 15, 2019
Writing from a Rancho Palos Verdes, CA library, I'm ready to tell the story. The view of Long Beach from this computer terminal is breathtaking. An excellent spot to summarize the events of the past twelve days.
September 1, 2019 My last three days in SD were even more action-packed than the first one. I enjoyed the zoo past dark with a new good friend I met at the hostel. I scooted at high speeds in a mostly-abandoned Balboa Park late night, after which I scooted five miles back to the hostel. …
Here Come the Hostels! After losing my second room for rent, I had to do something to lower living expenses. I’m not particularly bright. I left both a small food cooler and my laptop charger at my buddy’s place in Denver. Ironically, I nearly left with my buddy’s charger plug but realized my error. I …