Trouble in Hong Kong…

an outsider's perspective of hong kong

out of bounds with ian wright

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there is something very aspirational about traveling the world and seeing how different peoples’ lives are. i met ian wright yesterday as the funny englishman  was here in hong kong to promote his new series out of bounds.

in real life, ian wright is animating and if you tied his hands together, he probably won’t be able to talk. again, my theory of the chihuahua personality trait is well and alive in ian wright. a small person that takes up a lot of space as he dances from one end to another, enthralling the audience with his crazy adventures.

after a one year hiatus, he is back with out of bounds. in short as he said, it is a show about where americans won’t like to go – cuba, sri lanka, siberia, syria and okinawa. he whetted my appetite as he told us questionable stories about buying flashing lights underwear in syria, throat singing in tuva and unravelling the secret  fact that in okinawa, the birth place of karate – karate masters despite the zen ulterior actually harbor the thirst to kill. i think of mr. miyagi very differently after yesterday.

i think ian wright and anthony bourdain have the best jobs in the world. someone in the audience asked a really good question yesterday – who have you enjoyed meeting the most?

ian’s answer to them – it is about ordinary people. it humbles you. it is about the nurse who survived hiroshima and who believes that her sole purpose of living is tell people about the real accounts of hiroshima. it is about the russian general who was imprisoned in a gulag for 20 years and rejoined his family after. it is the story where the human spirit counts.

watch out of bounds on the travel channel

here is a sneak peak of out of bounds


fancy swimming at -25 degrees in siberia?

don't think zen masters are that zen - they will kill you at first blow

such an honor meeting one of my favorite hosts!!!

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Written by smalltroubleinhk

April 26, 2010 at 6:50 am

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  1. Oooh Nat! He sounds like an amazing guy, lucky you for meeting him! Stories of the human spirit always make me cry.. I don’t think I would have made a good first impression.

    Christina

    April 26, 2010 at 8:16 am

  2. you would because no one else was crying. he is too funny to cry!

    smalltroubleinhk

    April 26, 2010 at 9:33 am

  3. Hey, that’s sounds like fun. How did you get invited to the dinner in HK? Was this on Sunday 25th April?

    @seaearthsky

    April 26, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    • I’m very special. U just have to meet me in person to know . I’m the girl I think when I die someday ppl will say thank god she is dead- too much trouble

      smalltroubleinhk

      April 26, 2010 at 2:44 pm

      • haha. I’m sure you are! Are you a journalist though? Was this a press dinner? Or open to the public? I’m just curious….

        @seaearthsky

        April 26, 2010 at 4:25 pm

      • No doll I’m not a journalist I’m HK’s goodwill ambassador. I can hook you up with the pr firm if you want. It was at balailaika..

        smalltroubleinhk

        April 26, 2010 at 4:36 pm

      • Thanks ‘small trouble’ 🙂 I like that word, HK’s ambassador. I am too, in a way. Would love to know the PR firm behind it. Balalaika is one ‘cool’ place. 🙂

        @seaearthsky

        April 27, 2010 at 1:14 am

      • Hi there. I sent you a personal e-mail with the contact. really? hope you are enjoying hong kong. are you a foreigner? if you are, what do you like to read most about in hk?

        smalltroubleinhk

        April 27, 2010 at 3:56 am

  4. And, I also want to know where it was held… Thanks for sharing!

    @seaearthsky

    April 26, 2010 at 4:26 pm

  5. Great! Thanks much for that. HK is home to me 🙂

    @seaearthsky

    April 28, 2010 at 3:38 am


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