|My desk week two and already stacks on it!|
|John rented ou the top section right under the|
One story that I forgot to mention from Wednesday night that just came to me is that a few of us were at dinner eating and Amanda who works later than us because she gets to go in later ( she has the best internship, event planner. she got to plan a concert for Lil' John in Macau!" walks in. Now outside it was raining and super windy because of the tsunami in the Philippines. She orders her food and then comes over to us to sit down and says "literally the most embarrassing thing in my life just happened to me!" She then began to proceed to tell us how when she was walking across campus she was holding her laptop in one arm and umbrella in the other and a all of a sudden a huge gust of wind blew her dress up so it was over her head!!!! The worst part is that there were people near her. Now the funniest thing is that she didn't know what to do because she obviously didn't want to get her computer wet so putting it down on the ground or putting the umbrella down wouldn't work so she tried like shaking or something hahaha. Finally she said she put her umbrella down real quick to pull it back down. Priceless. Now when its super windy we just say there is a "Windy Amanda" warning so ladies dress properly. After our dinner on Wednesday we had our speaker series event in which professionals come and talk to us about their experiences how they got where they are and so on. The one this past week was named Siju Daniel and he is the managing director for FXCM Asia Limited. He was a interesting speaker and I am really happy I went and was able to talk to him after his talk as well. Thursday night I didn't do anything. I went for a run and worked out which was good, Michaels gift to me once again is great! Before and after running I did a lower ab routine (reverse crunch, flutter kicks, leg lifts, scissors), a push up routine (regular, wide, diamond, fingertips) and pullups on the soccer goal (knuckles in, and out till fail) It was a great workout and I felt great after, except my calfs which were burning because of how many freaking hill there are here! fyi high humidity + running up hill = multiple calf cramps throughout the night!
After my run I showered then went down to dinner which here at City University is always interesting. First off let me tell you the menu is like reading friggin brail its so confusing and I never know what to order. Then there is always stuff on the menu that they don't ever have available, super annoying! So I usually just stick with fried rice because its easy to order and its consistent. The only issue is they run out of it a lot so sometimes you have to be adventurous. I have been asking for tuna sandwich which is on the menu for the past two weeks and they never have it. Finally on thursday they had it available so I ordered that plus a side of vegetables and rice. Homey Kitchen is what they call their cafe which is interesting. Ordering your food and waiting to see what you actually get is always a fun adventure, because first you have to order off the menu of hieroglyphics then you try to tell a lady who can barely understand you what you want! So when my dinner was finally ready I wasn't super shocked to see that the side of vegetables I ordered was really just warmed up damp lettuce. I guess to get the broccoli I was supposed to say "mixed vegetables" but now I know! After dinner I didn't really do anything except video chat with LG and Dad and then write a blog entry that got deleted!
Here is funny story #2 for this blog entry ( I like how neither of these stories are about me!) As I was video chatting Lauren and my Dad, my Dad told me that Laur did something super dumb that week. Apparently my little brother has been going to golf camp all week and Lauren had to pick him up from it. On monday apparently mike and his other campers and the Golf Pro were all on the 18th hole when all of a sudden they see this little Chevy coming down the cart path!!! She thought it was a little road. I guess my mom had told her she had to pick him up in back and Lauren thought this is where she had to go!! (I was literally crying I was laughing so hard!) Poor Mike was humiliated, I really don't blame him! She had to do a K Turn right near the green to turn around after the Golf Pro asked her what she was trying to do. This guy definitely thinks she retarded because then on Tuesday Mike was didn't go because he had a bday party, however my mom forgot to tell Laur so she went there and was frantically searching for Mike everywhere until the Pro told her he was not there.
Friday was a pretty good day as well, I just worked on my project all day trying to get it ready for Andrews meeting on Monday. Also it was Andrew's 50th birthday so we sang to him and had cake in the afternoon.
I also bought him his lunch because I did not have a gift or anything to give him. Also at work I received a call from Jingjing's friend who wanted to have a little interview with me after work with her and an associate. The interview went well it was very unformal and more of just a feel out session. After the interview I bolted home to get ready for the eventful night! We planned on going to Mr. Wongs at night and meeting Stanley and Coco from work. I had never been there but heard great things about it and let me tell you they all lived up to it!!! The place is awesome, its all you can eat, drink (beer) for $50 HK!!! Such a great deal its not even funny and Mr. Wong is the man, real fast talking little guy, very funny. We also learned a new skill, how to pop a bottle cap off with a chopstick!!! I have a video of us doing it which I will post later at some point.
|Getting unreal with chopsticks!|
I taught everyone how to play international drinking rules throughout the night which helped everyone get a little buzzed
Mr. Wongs really just set the tone for the rest of the night which I will admit did get a little sloppy for me but we had a blast! However when I woke up today I was useless so that was annoying but whatever. Nick, myself and this kid Alex from Jamaica did our bar hop again with international rules. We also danced up at the Azure or skybar again. (keep forgetting to take pics up there!!!)
|Sierra Nevada in HK!|
Meet Mr. Wong! Interesting Guy!