10.292 Bomber

10.292

24 (Thu) October 2019

Bomber

3.5

from Lucky

in my room

(QT Wellington)

-Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand-

solo

Mission to New Zealand, Day 6.

In Wellington.  In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and National Ethics Advisory Committee, I was here to coordinate the proceedings of the Second Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting for National Ethics/Bioethics Committees, Tuesday to Wednesday.  I also coordinated the first AP-NEC meeting two years ago in Seoul (see 8.292 Grilled Lamb).

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Sponsored participants, as well as secretariat, were provided accommodations at the QT Wellington.

Located across the street from Te Papa (10.290 Fish with Salsa Verde), the QT is also a museum in itself, reminded me of Tolarno Hotel in Melbourne (see 5.340 Fried Cauliflower, Chilli, Coriander).

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I may have already mentioned it in a prior post, but hotels always seem to give me a room at the very end of the hall.  Flights that I’m on also seem to board from the farthest gate in the terminal.

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The room was something of an elongated suite, but the TV was way …….. at the other end.

With an extra day in town, I spent the morning at Te Papa, this time to view the art.

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For the sake of GMTD, I present the display depicting what the soldiers ate in the trenches, such as corned beef, crackers, and flies.

One highlight was Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War, a larger-than-life installation remembering the New Zealand experience in World War I.

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Spent the rest of the day shopping for records – scored an original 1990 Dutch print of my all-time favorite album The Soul Cages by Sting.

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On the way back to the hotel, I encountered a pair of food stalls: Tommy Millions (pizza) and Lucky (fried chicken burgers).

Too tired to go out for dinner, takeout seemed like a fine idea.

The Bomber consisted of a fried chicken patty, coleslaw, pickles, and Lucky sauce on a toasted burger bun.  Awesome.

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Porker (left) + Fun Guy (right)

The pizzas were also great – not so much the toppings but the crusts.

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