So here we are : our third and last Friday before we go back HOME. From where I sit I see a collection of desks and chairs where we all work. There’s a Chinese SAP desk calendar on the right; and we all got little red gift boxes on the left from a guy that got married. The little box has a miniature pink teddy bear with a bow tie on the lid and has little pieces of candy inside. Little bears and other cuddly creatures are used on labeling and cards and advertising to signal a warm and fuzzy feeling, much as is the case in the USA. My weekend getaway plan is to go to Hong Kong by bus with a co-worler, only for the day Saturday. I am so glad to have a local person to go with – it’s very intimidating to try a bus-ride full of Chinese people, feeling they are staring at you (usually they are not)! I have not even been able to find a bus schedule on-line or at the bus stop. Without a bus my best shot at the moment is to walk down to the Sheraton hotel and see if they can get me a taxi.
The whole team went to dinner last night at the restaurant that serves up baby pigeons as its specialty. (Yes, I am horrible – I ate some baby pigeon as well. It is quite good!). The table has a lazy susan and they must have brought out 25 different dishes : roasted peanuts, spicy cabbage, jellyfish (none for me), fish and parsnip, a hot corn drink, beer, oolong tea, goose, noodles, green beans with garlic, most of it interesting and tasty.