The 26th of the month passed me by without noticing and so I missed the opportunity to mark the two month anniversary of the day I arrived in this amazing city/country/region. What a hell of a ride this adventure has been so far!
My time here began so well with a luxurious two weeks in a 5 star hotel. From the comfort of this base I was able to focus on securing and furnishing an apartment and starting a new job. I was also able to meet a whole bunch of amazing new colleagues and plant the seeds for growing friendships. It wasn't long after this initial orientation period that I needed to call on these acquaintances to help through what has been one of the most physically and emotionally difficult times for me. I'm hoping now not to jinx the situation, but doctors tell me there are good signs I am on the mend. What started out as an ill timed bout of bronchitis quickly escalated to the potential for more sinister diagnoses. An operation, numerous scans and procedures and many antibiotics later, I hope soon to have the physical strength and energy to return to work and to explore the sights of Hong Kong that the many new friends who visit me have described.
I am positive I can regain my health. I am positive I will flourish here in Hong Kong. I am also positive that I am going to enjoy living here. Below are some images I have captured in my first two months! I love this place :-)
|Special birthday hedgehog steam buns. Cute and delicious!|
|The view from Matilda Hospital down the Peak in Hong Kong|
|Kim Jong Il is alive and well driving a taxi in Hong Kong|
|Cows wait for buses in Sai Kung|
|New clothes anyone?|
|Great name for a funeral service, Hong Kong|
|The view from my roof, Sai Kung, Hong Kong|
|Love the street names in Hong Kong|
|High Rises in Hong Kong|
|Keeping Hong Kong Tidy|