07 July 2010

[HK 28] : Current tidbits

I am ...

_ Grossed out _  First cockroach sighting.  Today.  2 scuttling across the sidewalk.  They were each about 3 inches long, and seeing them made my skin itch.  I truly hope I never find one in my room...


_ Pondering _  Trips to take before I leave HK and this side of the world.  Top on my list is Bangkok to visit my dear cousin.  Second is likely Singapore or maybe Kuala Lumpur to visit some more dear friends.  I've wanted to visit some place quite different from Hong Kong, but have started to consider that seeing people I care about is probably more important than slashing my way through the jungle somewhere new.  My wallet is also something to consider, but thanks to local upheaval and turmoil, ticket prices are cheap ...

_ Anticipating _  Visits by no fewer than 3 friends this weekend!  Dan and Joseph from my MIT fellowship will be around for the weekend, and then May from Beida will be in town early next week for a business trip.  Exciting!

_ Reading _  Articles about author David Mitchell, so many that I really just want to read another one of his books, particularly the newest one (The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet).  This NYTimes article did a good job in rekindling the interest.

_ Missing _  Singing!  Hearing about Cross Linked, the summer Christian a cappella group back on campus, made me miss it more.  It's ok though - my vocal chords get plenty of exercise in the shower.

_ Craving _  Soup noodles.  Actually, it ends up they are my favorite thing to eat here, whether wonton noodle, fish ball with rice noodles, ramen, or whatnot.  I just won't go for the Cup Noodles...

_ Getting _  Bitten by the mosquitoes that sneak into my room, one at a time.  Let's hope I don't get bitten by something odd...which just about always happens when I travel.  Alas.