Patrick Lam

Thoughts and travels of Patrick Lam

August: Here's Delta

The 1pm show starring Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Dr. Ashley Bloomfield is back. Really we could do without, but here we are.

July: to the Realm

This month’s highlights: three trips, including one outside of New Zealand; ten new restaurants; normal non-teaching term month.

June: non-teaching term month 2

This month’s highlights: SCAM paper submission; less successful tournament result at the Waikato Bays Open (Rotorua); rainy weekend trip to Masterton and PÅ«kaha National Wildlife Centre; COVID scare in Wellington (got lucky)

May: non-teaching term month 1

Incremental progress throughout May; as usual, non-teaching terms are much less of a grind.

April: end-of-term slog

April has overall been a real grind, with an attempted paper submission and now grading. We had one trip to Christchurch, where our planned objective got rained out, but we still did a bunch of elevation gain (though not much distance, which means steep ascents).