Friday, April 20, 2012

Back from vacation

Came back from my nearly week long vacation with my parents. It was good to see them again. We had a decent time in Thailand and Singapore, although I still wish we had spent more time just relaxing. It all went by very quickly. We arrived in Bangkok late at night and got to our hotel very quickly. We were met by my dad's friend who helped us arranged pretty much everything. For the next two days, we had a guide who brought us around Pattaya and Bangkok. It was so hot that it was nice to have an air conditioned car to climb into. Otherwise, I really doubt we could have done everything that we did during those two days.

I didn't end up exercising as much as I would have liked to on this trip. And of course, I stuffed myself on the really nice breakfast buffets at the five-star hotels we stayed at. I think eating out every single meal for the past two weeks made me gained weight again. I think I definitely need to some trips to the gym again.

We did quite a bit in Singapore during the one day that we were there. We felt the swaying from the earthquake in Sumatra! We were back at our hotel in the afternoon and were napping on the bed. Anyhow, we saw all the touristy sights and made it into the Marina Bay Sands casino. My mom and I played around with the slot machines and made $6 turn into $70+. I can see how this can become addictive. Good thing I don't do well on ferries and therefore, am not tempted to take the ferry over to Macau to try my luck on the weekends.

When we got back to HK, one of my dad's long time friends came to HK for a night as well. So my parents hung out with them on that Friday when I went to work. I went back to work to discover that basically nothing had happened to the stuff I was working on. There was a minor crisis that was solved with the help of other people in the team. But otherwise, things were just as I left them.

My dad took the ferry back to Zhongshan with his friend. He had a lot of stuff to bring back and we were worried about him carrying it all through customs and such. But it turned out that the ferry lets you check in one piece of luggage per person for free (included in the price of your ticket). So they did that and didn't have to carry anything. I hope nothing was lost or damaged along the way though. My mom and I spent some time looking at apartments for me last Sunday but couldn't find anything in my price range. I helped her buy a lot of souvenirs and saw her off at the airport.

This past week at work was busy as ever. Big changes in our little bay over the next couple of months.


yalu said...

wow great returns on the gambling! haha..

one guy i work with, who is more senior, jokes that he dreams his projects get done while he's on vacation

YW said...

wo ya! totally!