Hello there dear friends, I just had a little look and am slightly concerned that the last time I posted on here was October 28th, can you imagine? What was once close to daily has turned into a rarity, am I even a blogger anymore? It's hard to say. Let's just play it by ear.
I have some time on my hands as I've left my job and am starting a new one in just over a week, I've spent the last few days in Hong Kong making the most of this valuable time. Aaah Hong Kong! Such a torturous place, I feel so greedy and overwhelmed with consumerism, there is so much great stuff everywhere, I want, want, want it all. Food, shop, coffee, shop. It's been 4 days and all I've done is hopped around exploring what's on sale, no sight seeing, no ferries or whatever it is people do here.
Things got off to a sketchy start when I was staying in a gross and grimy hostel, vile doesn't cover it. I spent 2 nights trembling and unclean, being out in the city was great but as soon as I got back to hell, it was a matter of lock the door, fix the chain and thank the lord for being hard of hearing.
Facing (somebody else's) non-moving blood clot every time I brushed my teeth became too much, I must be stronger than I think.
Since leaving the clot I've found a much nicer hostel and Hong Kong is so much better for it.
When packing for the trip I carefully thought about choosing clothes that could double up for day and eve, as usual my confidence in this decision making process was flawed and impractical. I packed two pairs of high waisted-lycra, shiny leggings, no jeans, one t-shirt and a load of awkwardness. Things seemed so attainable, fun and glamorous until I arrived, realised I had no friends and no comfortable clothing.
To make things worse, I paid no thought to how my hair was going to react to the change in climate and suddenly captured myself through non-Jing eyes and saw my eyebrows as if for the first time.
Anyway my new safe environment provided a social opportunity, finally I got a chance to dress up a little and integrate with travelers and locals.
Today has been lovely, it's been raining but that's fine, great, who cares? It's not minus 20 and my skin isn't cracking up... Rain on me all you want HK. I walked for hours, exploring a variety of markets and shops including:
Of all places the goldfish market was the most interesting, tropical fishes in bags and turtles desperate to escape, causing emotions to build and erupt in an almighty crash as I fell in love with a young pup.
Jokes aside, I have honestly fallen for this little chap, since I said bye I've thought of little else, picturing a life with the two of us. Ginger and I in the Jing.
Love and kisses, speak soon perhaps.