anotherlongshot (anotherlongshot) wrote,

In Hong Kong

I had intended to write a proper update tonight but I am so tired now, and I also have to speed-read 4 papers for the Workshop tomorrow, so it's not a good time.

Basically, I am in Hong Kong. My hotel room is amazing: it's a one-room apartment that overlooks the sea. Of course, being Hong Kong, it's not the most unobstructed view of the sea, but it is better than nothing. I've spent a lot of time in my room, mainly to prepare for my presentation; but I don't quite mind, not just because the room is great, but more importantly, it is so hot here. I went out today at 12.30 to get lunch. I started sweating after 2 minutes. 15 minutes later, I was sweating as if I were working out.

So I basically felt hot and sticky the whole day, and it's really uncomfortable going into air-conditioning in a sweaty state. This constant hot/cold hot/cold is making me a bit ill.

Yes, I know that I am Singaporean so I should be used to this sort of climate. But I am never a tourist in my own country, and so I know better than to attempt to walk outside anytime between 10am and 8pm. The rare times I did, I was dying too.


Impressions of Hong Kong, then. In a few words: basically Taipei but hilly.

I'm not sure if I could ever live here.

I went to the shopping area (Mong Kok) at about 5pm because I was in dire need of a handbag, having neglected to bring anything from Cambridge but my backpack and suitcase, and I was bored after 30 minutes. Thankfully I found my bag within those 30 minutes; only HKD180. After that, I was bored.

Also, it's just so expensive here. And the lack of space. And the air. And the grimy-ness. I really don't know.
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