Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Typhoon Fengshen

Just experienced my first typhoon, whose name I now know to be my namesake in Chinese. The city completely shut down. All those cool city lights were extinguished last night while the wind howled and the rain pounded. It was eerie seeing Hong Kong dark at 10PM.

Missing Home

I miss K. I miss home. I miss our garden. TigerLily wrote, "We will miss you in Hong Kong. Make sure to meet the King!"

Friday, June 20, 2008

Cheryl's Worst Nightmare

This is Cheryl's worst nightmare. Cheryl is a colleague who eats American food.

This was my lunch at a vegetarian restaurant near where I work. It was quite nice, but not nearly as nice as my current favorite vegetarian restaurant, where my broken Mandarin is coming in handy.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Hong Kong

I have arrived safe and sound in Hong Kong after a 14 hour flight from Vancouver. Spent the weekend doing a little shopping, picking up some necessaries that I'll need during my stay (oil for making popcorn, butter for making popcorn, etc). My boss was thoughtful enough to have beer, noodles and some (tasteless) apples and oranges, and a mobile phone waiting in my apartment for me when I arrived. All helped to ease the shock of my trip somewhat.

My 336 sq ft apartment doesn't seem that small. One certainly can't beat the view!