Wednesday, June 8, 2011

First "vacation"

Flying back to the US tomorrow!! Actually I find this very strange. I've just settled in here. Actually, seeing that my microwave is still sitting on the floor, I still have a few things to do before I can live comfortably. The concept of taking a few days off and flying back feels strange. This is also my first time taking vacation from work! Never had vacation days before.

I went to Mong Kok after work today and yesterday to get some gifts. Much more efficient and effective today. I amazed myself. Maybe it's a good thing I have limited cash these days. I used up most of my last month's paycheck to buy furniture and haven't submitted the reimbursement form yet. I still have a few more things I need to buy. But I should have another month's worth of pay in my bank account after I get back from the US! haha.

Our floor is doing a big renovation and seat rearrangement. I packed up my stuff today, which wasn't very much. I'm very glad that I was able to get rid of things that wasn't mine. Looking forward to having more space for my own stuff in the new space. Hopefully the new space will have good feng-shui. Emphasis on the "feng" part because the current space is under a vent and therefore very cold. Some of the guys on my team started packing stuff too. The movers are coming Friday at 5:30pm so they need to get their stuff packed. I kind of wish I could be there on Friday to see everyone frantically packing and then LEAVING the office at 5:30pm! haha.

The guys asked if I had packed already and all the usual questions. They have no requests for stuff from the US. I mean, you can get pretty much everything you want in HK. I might bring back some snacks for us to share at the office. Anyway, one of the guys asked something like, "how have you found your past two months here?" I was like, "uh, I think I've only been here for a little over a month." And then they started trying to remember when I started. One guy actually got it right. The other two was like, "we came back from vacation and there was a girl sitting in this space!" At some point during this conversation, one of the guys commented that it felt like I've been here forever and it doesn't feel like I've just started. I think I'm a pretty self confident person but I still welcome comments like these. There's always that small doubt that I don't really fit in with the rest of the group.

Anyway, I'll save the reflections for when I'm sitting back at home. Going to sleep now and then heading off to the airport in the morning. I think I'm going to take the Airport Express there. I think there are cheaper ways but the buses don't seem that much cheaper. And I'm going to bring back two large suitcases so I don't want to be wandering around looking for these buses. I'll be more adventurous and take a bus from the airport once I get back to HK.

1 comment:

yalu said...

yay, hope you enjoy your trip back! do you still have your old phone number?