Jan 19, 2011

Catch up

Ok so last post was a half a month ago....anyways since I got back from Canada a lot has happened. My friend Sam was here so I got to play tour guide for a bit which is always kind of fun because then you can see Hong Kong through someone else's eyes in a new and exciting way, like when I first got here. We went around Tsim Tsa Tsui and the harbor to the Avenue of stars, I know 8 stars on the avenue of stars, I counted and I think that that's not too bad since they are all Asian stars. We went up to the peak and walked around and got to go to Bubba Gumps Restaurant (a take off of the Forrest Gump movies, and best shrimp ever!!!!) We visited some museums and went to Central and Wanchai of course. We also spent some time experiencing the local cuisine, dim sum not so much of a hit for him but hot pot was a definite favorite! i think the hot pot night may have just been one of his favorite nights. Of course we also got a taco tuesday in there becasue how could you pass up $10HKD ($1.27 cdn)tacos and $29 ($3.70 cdn)HKD margaritas. We also had a texas hold'em night here which Sam waged until the bitter end before finally losing out to my brother. His trip was fun for me but also a bit frustrating as I had to work quite a bit more than before Christmas. which brings me to next thing going on...I started a second job in Hong Kong......
I figured while I was here I might as well take all the money that Hong Kong can offer after all that is kind of why i'm here instead of working in jobs that involve my degree. So my second job is in the mornings on a rotation and I work for Cyclone Publishing, going out and teaching certain seminars for their company. The one I'm doing right now is all about the workplace like how to find a job, how to apply, how to write a cover letter/resume etc etc.. the next one I will be doing is teaching social issues to form 4's (13/14 year olds) which is kind of using my degree so that's a plus. I'm really enjoying this job a lot as the kids are older and the topics are really interesting for me as well as for the kids.
I'm also gearing up for my birthday to come, we are going to have a James Bond themed party at my flat, so everyone has to dress up in some sort of James Bond character so i'm pretty excited for that, the costumes should be really fun provided everyone dresses up but then again why wouldn't they its such a fun dress up idea. I know that my mom and brother already have their costumes ready and mine is almost complete just a few odds and ends to get all the details right.

hot pot 
Last night I went to Oyster with Emily and Lucia for $10 beers and then we hopped over to The Wanch to watch Corey Tam play with Gabe and Zane. Definitely a great show as those are three of Hong Kong's best musicians on one stage. So a really great night all and all. As for my volunteer jobs happening in August so far the only one that is a go for sure is the archeological trip in Macedonia, I'm still waiting to hear back from the Sea turtles trip in greece and trying to make up my mind about Oct/Nov/Dec's trip. I was going to go to Nepal but I am really feeling an African vibe and feel like that might be where I'm supposed to be going. I guess I'm just kind of reading and researching right now and hoping that something will jump out at me and I'll get a definite feeling of needing to be there. So wish me luck, pray for me and if you have any suggestions or places tat have been put on your heart please let me know. My next post probably won't be until my party on the 29th but maybe if something interesting happens i'll squeeze in another post. Thanks for reading and write to ya soon!!

No comments:

Post a Comment