Well, I can't sleep to save my life! And it probably would save my life, to be honest. Tomorrow is my first visit with the customer that I developed the classes for. And I'm nervous. And I'm homesick (I've been here two days. How am I going to survive another 12?). And I'm completely off on my sleeping patterns. This isn't a surprise to me, since I've been off for about two weeks. So maybe it is insomnia. I took half of an Ambien, which my doctor perscribed me to help with the plane sleeping, but at the moment, it isn't kicking in so much. So where do my thoughts go? To the blog!
Yesterday, I had time to explore a bit of the city - and by bit, I mean a few blocks - by myself. The first thing I really noticed about Hong Kong was the fact that it smells. Sometimes good, but mostly not so much. There are so many restaurants, whether inside at food courts, or outside on the street, that the smells begin to compete with each other and you end up with this hodge podge of aromas that really aren't supposed to go together. Add to that the fact that it is a city. There is trash and there are lots of cars. And you really have quite a mess for your olfactory senses. Sometimes, though, you catch a whiff of something that just knocks your socks off - in a good way. A bakery around the corner had me standing there for 5 minutes wanting to try something but unsure of how to order.
The stinkiest place I've been has to be the
For some reason, that fish market was very interesting. And it was just fish either (obviously, because of the turtles)!
That was the cutest little bunny ever! I snapped his picture and was getting ready to take a picture of the cutest dog ever, when the store owner told me "NO PHOTOS!" So no photos of the cutest dog ever, or the cutest cats ever. It was actually kind of sad that these animals are hocked on the street. But I did see several posters in the subway stations (MTR stations, they're called here) that said "A pet is for life. Think before you get one". So I guess that there is some social responsibility.
I think the Ambien is kicking in, as I'm starting to get a bit drowsy. I'll write tomorrow about the trip to my first yarn store!