Upgraded baby!!

SUPER blessed that I got a fantastic seat in premium economy. I’ve always scoffed at premium economy – I never really saw the difference… until tonight. Hahaha. I suppose it helped that I had a front seat – as in, super extra legroom – and there was no one next to me (although there was someone next to the empty seat). I never used to like the super extra legroom because I sit weirdly most of the way, but these new front seats have leg rests which were pretty damn perfect. SO DAMN BLESSED. And movies-on-demand, which means no more stupid missing the beginning of the film thing… YAYYY!! CX FTW!!! (And I so very rarely say that hahaha…)

Dinner party!

A long time ago – a few years ago – I had friends in HK who would host dinner parties, and invite a few friends over (max 6) and we’d all have great food and great conversations and they were some of the best times I’ve ever had in HK. Sadly, those days are gone. Said friends have moved to New York, and have tried to get me to go too. It’s not happening haha.

Anyway. Tonight I had a great dinner, with five people who I’d never met before. In actual fact, I crashed the party – it was a dinner for six, but I made it seven. But I’m so grateful that everyone there was so welcoming and the most amazing thing, was that I clicked with them. These people I’d never met before. There was banter and then there were real conversations, too. It’s so rare, I don’t think I’ve been in a setting like that in ages. And it made me miss my friends in New York so very much.

Sadly, I don’t think I’ll be seeing these people again. Not in the near future anyway. But it was good to meet them, to know that I don’t always suck in social settings… Sigh. It was a fabulous dinner indeed.

NY Bagel

The last time I was here was in December 2007. It was the first time I learnt about the Baha’i faith, and it was the first time I’d had a serious-ish conversation with K. We sat in NY Bagel chatting for hours… such a long time ago.

This time, I sat in NY Bagel chatting for hours with q. We talked about everything – life, love, films, dreams, procrastination… It was great. I love hanging with her – we really do make great friends. I’m so glad our past is past, and I’m so glad we are still friends.

It’s strange how a place like NYB can’t survive in HK (I’m thinking Flying Pan, but it’s no where near as awesome as NYB). Oh well. I guess it just makes me look forward to my next trip to Taipei. Yup.

NYB coffee mugs

NYB coffee mugs