Monday, December 10, 2007

Apartment, Revised

Here are some new photos of the apartment taken just before our party on Saturday. We had about a dozen people over for an open house/Christmas party. It was a fun event and I think most people had a good time. You can see our solution to a Christmas tree. The plant will live on the balcony the rest of the year.

I started my new job this week. So far so good, but it is always overwhelming and stressful to start a new job. The gal who I am taking over for, stayed on this week to train me, which is great. However, she also gave me the nitty gritty details on why she is leaving and the office politics. It’s good to know these things up front. We’ll see how it goes. In the meantime, I will learn some new skills and the job will look good on my resume. It is such as culture shock to be working in Central compared to Mon Kok where Gore is. Central is the heart of the financial district and it is so wealthy. The amount of money in Hong Kong is just staggering, and I am working amongst it all.

We leave for Bali next Friday, the 21st, and I am very excited. I have been so focused on the job thing, that I kind of forgot about the vacation. I booked a spa day for Erik and myself at the resort. This weekend we are going to the Gore Christmas party and a wedding. It is a Christian wedding, but the bride and groom are Chinese. It will be interesting to see how they incorporate Chinese and western customs.

For the time being, I have stopped my Mandarin lessons, since they were during the day. Currently, the language school is booked up for evening lessons. I am on the waiting list.


Anonymous said...

Your place looks great!
Merry Christmas, have a great trip!
Love the Christmas is perfect!
Lots of love!
Keri and Family

Maura said...

Your place looks absolutely fabulous -- what a calm haven to come home to! Good luck with your new job, and have a great holiday in Bali. - Maura