Friday, February 15, 2008

Back to Normal

Happy Valentine's Day! After all the Chinese New Year excitement, this week was back to normal. Erik and I are celebrating Valentine's Day tonight, Friday, since we both had classes last night; Chinese and yoga, respectively. Tomorrow we are attending a party from 6-8 p.m. Is it odd to go to all the effort of hosting a party that lasts only 2 hours? I think, yes. The party is inconvenient for us, because it will take over an hour to travel there, so we'll spend more time traveling then partying. The host is an important business leader at Gore, so we feel obligated to go. Sunday will be the standard cleaning, shopping, errands, relaxing day.

March is shaping up to be a very busy month for us due to Erik's crazy travel and work schedules, and my trip to the US. These next two weeks of February will be enjoyed for the relative peace they bring.

The weather has been so cold here for an extended time. I just looked up the facts: "it is the second-longest cold spell since 1885". It has been below 12C (52F) for 22 days straight. I am sure those of you on the east coast with recent temps near zero, don't extend any sympathy to us, but remember there is no heat anywhere in Hong Kong. Thus, our apartment is about the same temperature as outside. We wrap up with the down comforter from the bed to make TV watching bearable. Restaurants, shops, and work are all cold too, although some are a bit warmer than outside due to heat generated by people and appliances. All the space heaters have been sold out. Note to self: shop earlier next near.

Stay warm and have a good weekend.

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