Monday, November 14, 2005

Am Back!

After almost 3-4 mths of hibernation...this blog is back in action...no more snoring!

Well my first blog from the chiny land...hong kong...!

And well what am I doing here...dutifully fulfilling my marital vows to be here with hubby dear....so while he gets the moolah in, I make sure the moolah gets put to good use:-)

And what has life been like in the first one mth....here is HK files for u...

Well to begin with, life has changed.,..in all ways possible!…HK has done to me what even marriage couldn’t….have become a HOUSEWIFE!!….and well ahem….its not thaaatttt bad!!Well I actually enjoy watching desperate housewives!

After 2 weeks of exhaustive house search, scanning nearly 40 houses in this time, we have FINALLY managed to finalise an apartment….Thank you god lord for small mercies in life!

Day begins with the alarm at 6:30 pm…which is supposed to wake up hubby but ends up waking me up too….and then the dutiful wife prepares breakfast and well also packs the tiffin for hubby dear so that he doesn’t have to spend the day eating noodles.

8:00-11:00 am—nap time once again…(well some things cant really be expected to change)

11:00-11:30-ablution time

1130-12:30 –Gym time…well yeah am a part of the hip GYM going “housewives”….and well even though hubby dear might not agree…think am beginning to build some muscles on my arms and legs….full proudness happening….in fact it’s the most important chore for the day…cant be missed!

12:30-1:00 half hour bubble bath..hmmmm…..now u just have to be deep in water (and the bubbles of course) to know how it feels!…..hmmmmmmmmmmmm

1:00pm:- Lunch time and well oprah gives my company for lunch everyday….

2:00pm—Have to watch, cant be missed activity for the day—Bold and Beautiful time..well and I am not ashamed to admit that it is not as bad as I thot it Would be..I mean it gives me an hour of company….soooo…!

3:00-5:00pm- Dinner time….and yes the cook(err chef) works her magic!!….the entire course…rice, dal, vegetable and almost roti likes!(hubby dear will not agree with the roti likes though)

5:00-6:00- TV, more TV, Reading, more reading ,…have probably watched every serial on star world and every movie on star movie( coz these are the only two English channels available)

6:00 pm-9:00pm- Was house hunting time with hubby !

Note:- In between hubby dear would dutifully call 2-3 times to check if am still sane!

Well its not that bad really, though am still trying to figure out if it’s a completely different world or just another version of the same one I have been used to for the past 27 yrs!!

Some highlights to help you understand how ‘another’ this version of the world is:-
1) Mercedes also operate as cabs here!!!….Name the car and its there on the roads…actually saw a Ferrari, Audi, Mercedes(all types probably),Lamborgini,Rolls Royce…etc etc….amaziiinnnnggggg convertibles…..yummmmm….yet again makes us feel deprived and hubby dear is still gasping for breath!!
2) Monday –Friday the entire city seems to be a walking a newspaper (black, white and grey!)…must admit they look great dressed in business suits…probably the only reason that makes me want to go to work..!
3) Chinese seem to have a fetish (read obsession) for shoes, ALL shapes, sizes, colours ( the weirdest of them all)..are worn and adorned here!
4) Vegetarian food has to be hunted down(literally)…its almost like an adventure to find veg food places!
5) Infrastructure is amazing and transport is awesome….thank to bbay traveling seems like heaven here!
6) People here actually have the audacity to call a 5x6 sq feet cubicle as a room???…..(its now that I really miss my blore home!!)

Well that’s a snippet of life in first two weeks.,..managed to make friends with this Indonesian and now Australian lady also staying in the same service apartment and realized that well people everywhere are the same!

Beginning to feel more settled down here and of course begun to travel alone and well its nice to spend hubby dear's money…..trying to see how soon I can get myself occupied in the corporate world again….

Every week is a phase and well looking forward the next few weeks to get into our home and well start life all over again….doing the place, settling down and the works..guess feels like am at the beginning of the circle once again !!!

7 Comments:

At 10:27 PM, Blogger Hawkeye said...

And madamji has arrived with a humongous mail ;)

 
At 11:17 AM, Blogger mehul said...

back with a bang !!! ... do post some of pic's from the malaysia trip

 
At 4:14 PM, Blogger swar said...

"EVERYONE here is a chinki, small, smaller and even emaller eyes!!!…(still not sure if they actually see lesser than us with those eyese??)" - hmm...how come an educated person like you is indulging in such racist remarks? racism is not funny, more so in a country which is currently hosting you.

 
At 6:53 PM, Blogger Ekta said...

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At 8:45 PM, Blogger Ekta said...

Err!....Racism???...what has this remark got to do anything with Racism??

If I say that Americans have blond hair....Am I a racist??

Racism is a strong word and maybe its best left to people who really understand what it actually means rather than using or rather(abusing) the word loosely!

 
At 12:50 PM, Blogger Arunima said...

edited the post?

 
At 8:31 PM, Blogger Ekta said...

Yes Arunima,
removed one line which has been commented on!

Only coz, dont want people misinterpreting the intent of this blog!:-)

Thx for stopping by anyways!

 

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