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SU LEE NEWS 2001-10-10
as time goes by... we're already thinking about christmas and whether some of you will have white christmas or not for this year. Well, for habby.net one thing is certain: WE WILL HAVE WHITE CHRISTMAS. On Christmas Eve we'll be sitting on a long white sandy beach - somewhere around Phuket I guess. So, this much for christmas.
as time goes by... we just finished a trip to Europe which was a few days in France, some time on Ibiza and most of the time in Germany. Pity is, that, when travelling to the legendary Mosel area in Germany, famous for it's outstanding Riesling white wine, we drank red wine from Bordeaux (France) - well, okay, in the end we had a supherb Riesling Auslese demi secco. In France, we stayed near Auxerre which is the western part of Burgundy - nothing more to say for that! Well, and for Ibiza - even though for most of you this place doesn't ring a "wine bell" - we found this very nice 'bodega' selling 'Caus' and 'Jean Leon' from Penedes, the area surrounding Barcelona. Wonderful! So all in all this was a very successful trip.
as time goes by... habby.net has changed it's content strategy. Since we cannot avoid spending so much time in Thailand and so little time in the rest of the world, we decided to focus mainly on Thailand and handle the rest of the world according to our impressions. Therefore we took down most of the stuff about Europe and compensated it. The result is the "world" section. We started off with two left-overs, both actualized and both being repeatedly impressive.
as time goes by... habby.net wants to share some puzzling, puzzling questions, confronted with, during our recent travel:
> Why is it that "diesel" is the same word in French, English, German and Spanish - even in Thai! - but "petrol" is spelled and pronounced in the most various ways?
> Why is it that most policemen in Germany have a moustache (by the way so has Bin Laden) and in comparison French policemen have more hair on their chest - and, even funnier, the Spanish police calls the German policemen Kartoffel?
> Why is it that the Germans eat more Kartoffel than the French and the Spanish consume more meat than the Germans - still, the common German policeman doesn't call a Spanish policeman Meatball?
as time goes by... habby.net was able to find the answer: it's all because of the Swiss! Don't ask why - trust us! And now their airline went bankrupt - and do you know why? They couldn't decide what kind of fuel to use. Over all those years they never really knew - is it "bensi" or is it "diesi"... There was just too much confusion. And confusion leads to bankrupcy. And bankrupcy kinda asks for snow and more and more snow - and finally it's white christmas.
There's a lesson somewhere...
An open heart for the habby,
for the rich, for the free, Su Lee.
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