24 (Thu) October 2019
in my room
-Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand-
Mission to New Zealand, Day 6.
- Day 1 (10.287 Lamb Meatballs in Spiced Tomato Sauce)
- Day 2 (10.288 Te Mana Frenched Lamb Rack)
- Day 3 (10.289 Bacon-Scallop Rolls)
- Day 4 (10.290 Fish with Salsa Verde)
- Day 5 (10.291 Wellington Sourdough)
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).
Sponsored participants, as well as secretariat, were provided accommodations at the QT Wellington.
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.
With an extra day in town, I spent the morning at Te Papa, this time to view the art.
One highlight was Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War, a larger-than-life installation remembering the New Zealand experience in World War I.
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.
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.
The pizzas were also great – not so much the toppings but the crusts.