Sunday, August 31, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Not only do we have our windows cleaned regularly, we have professional phone and computer cleaners. About twice a month, a woman comes to wipe down and disinfect all the phones in the office. A different company sends a man who wipes the computer screen, de-crumbs the keyboard, and swabs the mouse. These cleaning services are not unique to my job but fairly standard in Hong Kong.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Erik enjoyed the down time. Note: our balcony plants have been moved inside.
Our great view!?!
The next day: these trees are very close to our house.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Me, Pinky & Monika:
Me & my colleague Sachin:
Me & Wenny:
This picture is a bit freaky, because Erik sat the camera on the sofa with the timer on and then switched the music on the iPod. The exposure was so long that he made it in the picture too.
These pictures would have been good if I had used a tripod, but I like them even though they are blurry. This is the late night crowd playing a Chinese dice game.
Friday, August 8, 2008
The front page of the paper: This countdown sign was installed a year ago in a busy subway station. I walk past it every day to and from work. It always attracts photographers, but today it was crazy.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Now that August has arrived, I realize the past few months have been light on posts. I strive for twice a week or eight per month. Sometimes I struggle with what to post when we are gliding along in the groove of daily living. Also, I feel fairly well adapted to the culture differences, and Chinese life isn’t as surprising as when I first arrived. The in-laws will be visiting in late September, and I am eager to see Hong Kong through their eyes. Their perception will be a gauge of how much we have adapted.
The next few months will be a whirlwind. Preparations are well underway for our trip to the US for Laura’s wedding. Then we have the in-laws’ visit and shortly after are my two craft shows. We are trying to plan a trip at Christmas but are still in limbo. Deep breath in, deep breath out. Enjoy this calm moment and savor the anticipation of great things on the horizon.