February 2008


This picture is of the construction site just next to my office building. Can you see whats wrong? (the answer is below the picture)

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If you did not see it, the answer is what you cant see : Graffiti. The contruction site is surrounded by white panels to keep people out. There is not one single poster, sign, drawing or graffiti on either side. I know for a fact that in any other place, those nice white panels would be covered with graffiti within a few days if not hours!

Since monday PM, I am in New York for a few days of work. One thing is fore sure, I am no longer used to the cold. Its not all that cold (I estimate 7-10 degrees C). However, I have been wearing my hat (tuque), gloves & scarf while the New Yorkers dont seem to be minding the cold and walk around with their jackets open and I even saw some women in sandals! Thats what I get for being so used to 30 degree weather in Cayman :)

It was nice to have some time in the evening to get some shopping done and to walk around the usual tourist places as you can see in the pictures below. I fly back to Cayman on Thrusday ; Cayman Airways now has a direct flight from JFK to Grand Cayman. Gotta love direct flights!

Grand Central station

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The NY subway (used it to get to one of my clients near Wall St. in the financial district

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Ground Zero (World Trade Center)

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Times Square

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This is the airplane I took back to Grand Cayman. Cayman Airways recently redesigned their planes with the coat of arms of the country, changed the font & changed the location of “Sir Turtle” ; in my opinion their plane looks great.

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At work its the annual “busy season” ; lots of client and lots of work. Few US trips to Miami, NY & LA coming up. This period usually goes from January to March ; perfectly normal in an accounting firm. Its also busy season for visitors! After Julie’s parents, Laurent & Terri-Ann, Julie’ best friend will be over in 4 weeks. Then a buddy of mine will be over for easter in March.

During one of our east end drives, we stopped to look a bit at the blowholes. These holes, which are found in the iron shore give a pretty good show. Below are a few samples of the blowholes. Also, here is a short YouTube video of a larger and more impressive blowhole. (This video was taken by Julie’s dad) As you will see in the video, we almost got very wet since a very large wave can in as surprised us.

http://www.youtube.com/v/usxEj8LRjcM

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This last picture was taken by Laurent when he was with us. Although I am very used to driving on the other side of the road and having the wheel on the right, I must admit it still looks funny when you actually look at it in a picture. I guess thats what happens after 15 years of driving on the other side does to you!

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