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  • Global Entry – Hardest interview of my life

    If you apply for Global Entry to the US, you first submit a long list of things like your passport, driving licence, all the countries you’ve visited in the last five years, all the jobs you’ve had and all the places you’ve lived. Then you wait for a time, and (hopefully) get notified that you’ve […]

  • Adventures in pizza and chocolate eggs

    This afternoon I went to Tanglin Mall to buy my wife a chocolate egg. For the last few years, we’ve been in Hong Kong before Easter and that’s meant we can go to Great, (a supermarket where the name refers to the magnjtude of the prices as well as the quality) so I can drop […]

  • Awaiting takeoff

    I woke up this morning feeling rotten, and schlepped to the office for a meeting, before going back to the hotel to grab my bags and head to the airport. I resolved that I would eat as much as I possibly could before I boarded the plane; due to some screwup, I couldn’t request a […]

  • Waiting for takeoff

    I get the feeling that the captain on our plane is a practical joker. We were held up because somebody decided to not bother boarding the plane, which meant that the baggage handlers had to hunt through the hold for the errant luggage, and then because of congestion over Turkey, we wouldn’t be permitted to […]

  • Stuck in phone hell

    I’m trying to book flights to Hong Kong for the Easter weekend. I’ve got enough frequent flyer points for my wife and I, but I don’t have enough to pay for my daughter, and that’s a problem. It’s a problem because the designers of Cathay Pacific’s website never included the functionality there to book an […]

  • Waiting for take off

    Tonight we packed my bags for my flight tomorrow morning. I have a 7am departure from Singapore, which makes me feel like going to sleep is a waste of time. That is a delusion I’ve fallen for before: when flying across continents, you should hoard as much sleep as you can.

  • Slow times at the passport line

    The flight to Seattle was fairly uneventful. There wasn’t much turbulence, our daughter wasn’t too loud, and there wasn’t any bother jamming all our stuff into the overhead storage compartment. I did feel some guilt at taking up an entire compartment with our heavy duty baby carrier, a wheeled suitcase and two backpacks, but then […]

  • Terminal Ennui

    I caught the slowest taxi in Singapore to get to the airport tonight. Usually travelling out along the road to Changi is terrifying, as each driver seems intent on reenacting the final assault on the Death Star from Star Wars, but tonight my driver trundled all the way there at a sluggish 80 km/h, his […]