Home Sweet Home!
Friday, August 09, 2013
What a long journey, hours and hours of flying and finally home! No luggage, but home! What an awesome experience I've had over the last couple of weeks. Interesting cultural shock and talk about HEAT... you don't know heat until you've been in Asia. Heat like, you just go outside in the morning with a fresh shower and clean clothes and in 5 minutes you are SOAKED all the way through to your skin. Heat so humid that you don't want to eat! REALLY!
I don't think I ever caught up with drinking enough water. No matter how much I drank, it just wasn't enough to cool me off. Not only that - I don't think I ever WANTED to eat - LOL!!! That's a switch!
Best observation was the gorgeous Asian people. Thinner than thin and I saw very few with any excess weight. They eat rice nearly every day - believe that? Just a little meat and a little vegetables. I recall going to a fancy restaurant in Singapore with my team and looking at what the waiter was bringing out. I thought oh my... going to walk away hungry. Couple of dumplings, some rice, a little chicken altogether. But, walked out of there stuffed. Much slower indulgence pace and a lot more social gathering!
There were many bakeries there and in Hong Kong, but no place to sit down and enjoy. Just buy it and get out. Interesting though, not so many people inside and not alot of people eating sweets. Too hot, too much "real food" available, and people generally not interested. (I still want to be one of those).
What I missed the most was my Sparksfriends, my HUMID (ha!) weather in the southern states, and my own bed. Yes there is no place like home and I'm not moving to Asia anytime soon!