I do send out regrets to one and all. I haven't abandoned you, I've just been traveling for work and then a long overdue vacation. (My first non-puzzle one in about 10 years! I kid you not).
In the past week I've met fellow blogger Jerry in Singapore and twisty puzzle builder extraordinaire Traiphumi in Thailand. When I return to HK next week I promise to write out a trip report and post photos. Sadly, I've found no puzzles in either place that I don't already have.
Stay tuned for an update in about a weeks time!