My first blog entry

My first blog post, right now, right here. If someone had told me ten years ago I would be sitting in a Hong Kong skyscraper blogging on my lunch break, I wouldn’t have believed him. I came across this site (Blogger) after reading an article by Andrew Sullivan (whom I still haven’t forgiven for his fawning and unending praise of George W. Bush), and I found the idea intriguing. I’m not sure whether I understand it yet, but hopefully I’ll get the hang of it in time.

To introduce myself: I do public relations in Hong Kong. I was in journalism for several years, then fell into high-tech public relations. My background is in classical music and German, and my great passions are the operas of Richard Wagner, European history, great books (Brothers Karamazov, Austerlitz, Women in Love, Portrait of a Lady, Madame Bovary, The Great Gatsby, The Master and Margarita, etc.), most classical music (with a particularly soft spot for Mozart, Bach, Brahms, Faure and Dvorak, but I love all great classical music), writing, cats and The Simpsons, and surfing the web aimlessly. Did I mention Wagner? It is more than a passion, it is life itself.

I guess that’s enough for now. I am under intense deadline pressure, preparing to get my client on CNBC tomorrow, and the frantic emails are flying.

How’d I do for my first time?

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Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.

The Discussion: 5 Comments

I just discovered your website and now will have to read the whole thing. I wish I had discovered it earlier. The reason I am writing is because I think you said you would be returning to NY. If not this will be meaningless. If so, because you are Wagner fan, the entire Ring will be sung at the Met beginning on March 20 and will be played throughout until the season closes at the end of April. Here is the link with the schedule and you can see if you will be in town. It will also be broadcast on NPR.

http://www.metopera.org/home.html

Haynes

March 12, 2004 @ 4:01 am | Comment

Thanks so much. I am already planning to see Das Rheingold in a few days, but my new home is in Arizona so I’ll have to enjoy the rest on the radio.

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