Santa Paws is coming to town...

Getting excited about Christmas already! Woof!

Wedding Vows...

So I am sitting in bed minding my own business and then:

Mrs B: "Why don't we re-read our wedding vows?"
Me: "Sure, if you get fat, I'll divorce you!"
Mrs B: {sound of unamused silence}

So now I am sitting on the couch minding my own business until Mrs B forgives me... I may be here for a while...

{Update: Mrs B says I can't have an Ipod touch as it wasn't in our wedding vows}

Damn the cunning woman!

Travel Photography Book is published!

Well its been a while coming, but finally my first book is being published. The email came through today and I should have the first copy next week. This is the first of two very different books that I am publishing or helping to publish.

First out of the gate is my travel photography book and the second is a book for the Hong Kong Dog rescue charity

The travel book is one that I am particularly proud. It features my very best photos from around the world that Caz and I have visited. The photos range from shots taken in England to fantastic shots taken in Cuba and NYC in December. In fact almost all the photos come from trips in 2006 and 2007 covering 12 countries and 18 cities which is an impressive stat to go with the photos.

I will try and get more of the book online but for now if you want to check out some of the photos please click here.

In the meantime wait for Christmas as a book {or two} may well be coming your way.

Book descriptions:
Travel Photographs by ali bullock | HKDR: Photographs by ali bullock

And here is me thinking I'm having a bad day...

“Malaysian doctors have reattached a man’s nearly severed penis after his first wife, enraged by his comparison of her sex skills with those of his younger second wife, decided to chop it off with a kitchen knife.

The man, a 43-year-old Indonesian worker in southern Johor state, was lying in bed with his 48-year-old wife talking about his newly wed second wife, who is in her 30s, when the incident happened, the New Straits Times newspaper reported.

Despite his shock and pain, the man managed to pull on his trousers and ride his motorcycle to a nearby hospital, where doctors had to put in 11 stitches to reattach the organ.

The man later complained to police, who arrested the woman and plan to charge her with voluntarily causing grievous hurt with a dangerous weapon, which carries the penalty of a three-year jail term and a fine, the newspaper reported.”

I don't need you OLD friends anymore!

Peasants! Eat cake!

Today is a great day for me and a sad one for you. You are no longer needed as a friend of mine.


Wait, you want a reason? Well its very simple. My friends in Nigeria have come thorugh for me and I am now a millionaire!!! Yes, I am rich beyond my wildest dreams!Thanks to Bill Jean and the nice people in the Federal High Court (a court in Nigeria, how can I go wrong!)

See you later suckers! Work is for loosers...

I'll share my good news by showing you the email I recieved:


Attn: beneficiary. {THAT'S ME BY THE WAY!!!!}

This to acknowledge you that your winners money has been approved from the
supreme high court here in Nigeria and I whose as to contact you by
the Nigeria
president on how to send you the ($3.5million)united state dollars by the
diplomatic courier and the fund as been cash in dollars here in Nigeria bank.

So you are advice to contact the lawyer in charges of this fund and
his name is
Barrister Bobby James and make sure you contact him with your full contact
information such as.

* Full Name: ......
* Residential/Contact street Address: .....
* City: .......
* State: ........
* Zip code: .......
* Contact Phone number(s):.......
* Email: .........
* Gender: .......
* Marital Status: .......
* Age: .............
* Occupation: ........

For more information on how to make the money send to you because many people
complain about scamming every day from Nigeria and we are trying to stop this
fraudulent from Nigeria and am sure it we stop because we are now working with
the internet operation such as GMAIL, HOTMAIL and also the united
state FBI and
Nigeria police with Nigeria EFCC so the scam can be eradicated in this country
and I want you to follow your fund code which follow bellow,and whish is givin
to you by the high court of Nigeria and the code is (NG74678FGN)and i want you
to keep this code, because this code will ensure you and alart you in any day
you receive a scam e-mail from this country.

And as soon as you contact Barrister Bobby James with your full contact
information requested, he will be forward everything to the Nigeria presidency
office to issue out your award certificate as the rightful beneficiary of the
($3.5million) united state dollars from the President of Nigeria .

And here is the contact information from the lawyer in charges of this fund so
contact him and he we forward the picture of the concernment to you for you to
see your fund in cash before the diplomatic courier can deliver it to your

And here is the contact address of the lawyer in charge which follow below.

Name: Barrister Bobby James
E-mail Address:
Direct Telephone: +234-807-215-8154

Contact him in regarding of the fund to be deliver to you by the diplomatic
courier service and also any beneficiary we be responsible for
shipping fees to
avoid any scam and the fees is just only $480.00 and receive your fund
from the
high court because as soon as you contact the lawyer in charges of
your fund he
will alert the united state bureau and also the your state police for the fund
so you we not have any problem when the fund get to you in your location area.

Best Regard.
Barriter Bill Jean, San
Chief Justice of Nigeria

Pictures of our new flat in Hong Kong

We have been in our new flat for 2 weeks now so I thought it would be time to put up some photos of our new flat. We love it here in Hong Kong and things have got even better now that we have moved into the new place.

Our living room

My study

This is the view from our front balcony

View into the flat at dusk

Wine fridge in the lounge

Our view of Hong Kong at night

Our maid, Sally cooking in the kitchen

Facebook is just a personal arms race

So today is a half day in Hong Kong and as all my meetings are finished I have come home. And like millions of other people {and 131 friends of mine at the last count} I am busily updating and working on my Facebook account.

Caz asked me why I spend time on it - The simple answer is that is the personal version of an arms race. Examples include having more friends than my German rival/nemesis Jens Jaeger {ha! Only 61 friends at the last count}, its the simple fact that no Facebook member wants to admit; that they accept most people into their profiles after only fleeting meetings. Long term partners and friends of course make it into the list, and as they read about their friend they jealously scan their friends listing looking for people that they might know who they can sign up.

Secondly, Facebook is an arms race due to the fact that people have to show off their best photos showing them in ever more exotic locations/holidays/parties ect. The fact that you can in one click update your status only confirms this "Jens is in Zanzibar," "Amanda is recovering from an amazing party," the list goes on.

But now its has got worse, even pets are put into the mix in this race for superiority. Pooches are but pawns in this war for the best profile and most wonderful life.

Facebook has become little more than a PR exercise to many people. Now thats no bad thing, but I wonder where it will all end? I have no idea, but its back to updating my profile for me...

Join or view my Facebook profile here or view my web site

Updating web site to

Well big day here in Hong Kong {for a Sunday that is} I am finally moving the web site and all its contents from to

This will combine my work site and and my personal site all into one.

I have done this for several reasons; one of the main reasons is one that I have lectured on several times, and that is it is critical to carefully manage your personal brand online.

As I am listed on Facebook as ali bullock and my email is ali bullock/ it makes a lot of sense to use the url and not So that is the main reason.

Of course this has been a chance to make various page updates and changes which have also been completed in this release but there are too many to list here {with the additional excuse that I can't be bothered} so check out the site and enjoy the photos:

Pandas: When will they all die?

So science tells us that Pandas should be extinct due to the fact they are lazy, fussy eaters and don't have enough sex.

I have another theory: Smoking. You can see by the picture on the right that this is the real threat to them. That and the constant flash bulbs that they are exposed to by all the tourists trying to take their photos at Ocean Park.

Lazy buggers should get some exercise and quit smoking. Thanks to Shanghai China Snippets for the heads up on this one.

HKDR Shoot: September 15 Photos

See the photos here.

Well another day in the studio (with thanks to Timon and crew at Red Dog Studio). Every dog was great and thank you again to all the owners.

We also had the volenteers in, a great photo of the team.

That is now it for the shooting, next stop publishing the book.

See the photos here.

Time to move on...

I am not of course talking about this blog or anything like that. I am however talking about our move into our new flat! Yes, finally we have moved into the new palace {AND I MEAN PALACE}

While I don't have any photos (yet..) I can tell you that its around 2,500 sq ft and the rent would be at least $10,000 (US dollars) a month (yes, you read that correctly). Luckily the flat is part of the British Consulate so we don't have to pay this.

How good are we? Caz is even trying to save tax paying money even though we are not in the UK. God bless her. If the queen ever thinks about retiring, I think she would make a fine monarch. You lucky people you...

So we love the flat, and as soon as we have all the furniture in and its tidy I will put up some photos. Yu have to see the view from our balcony, the Hong Kong skyline is quite something (Ok, I'll stop now)

My photos are {VERY} good, But these are {AMAZING}

Oh to have an ounce of the talent that these guys have to create these images.

... I would also need their patience as well.

The photo you can see is an example of their work. The "arms" are actually lights. The effect is achieved with low light photography.

Now if I was "back" in European marketing with a budget to spare I would use these guys for a campaign. I suspect that Nokia (again) will have stolen this idea and will be working with them soon. Damn their budgets!

View the {AMAZING} gallery here.

Trip to Vietnam

Well its been an exciting week here; Just back from Vietnam and you can see our photos here;

View the photos

Vietnam was a great place and I highly recommend a visit. Check out some of our travel tips here

Thanks to our friend {well Caz's friend} Kara who put us up in her fabulous home in the center of Haoi and showed us round.