There’s an earlier, i.e. 5 minutes ago, version of this post that has disappeared. I have a magic negative touch. Passwords that worked the night before are useless the next morning. And blogs that I’d spent time on disappear into the vast morass, yea one might say miasma if not vast conspiracy, from which they will never surface.
Tthe upper photographs was taken at a formal dinner party The second, below, shows my daughter @Tina #KrisztinaBotond, whose birthday also falls on the 9th and who accompanied me to China, celebrating more informally but with equal relish. Tina also keeps me from falling down when stepping off sidewalks and protects me from being overwhelmed in crowds. This photo was taken in a stunning roof-top restaurant called @MontheBund or @Glam, run by an extraordinary Australian entrepreneur named @MichelleGarnaut who also established both the Beijing and the #ShanghaiInternationalLiteraryFestivals.