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…)

Last day…

I love that Singapore has Boost juice. It makes me so happy haha. Went to my favourite place today – Kinokuniya. And Gardens by the Bay. And I got to watch Charlie sing. And then I got upgraded, and now I’m waiting to board the plane!! Yay!! Such a blessed day mwahahhaha!!

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

Upgraded baby!!

First upgrade in my life!! The new Cathay Pacific business class is awesomeness!!! Still not used to being addressed by name on the flight though (the last time this happened was when I travelled business class to and from Sydney back in 2004). But it was great… super comfy. Stupendously blessed methinks! Yay!

Christmas dinner!!

Yay to roast pork belly and turkey and lots of mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts and delicious bread pudding and strange African tea… So blessed to get a proper Christmas dinner so far from home, heh, and more delicious than I would have had if I’d stayed in Hong Kong. Haha!! I have amazing friends, I really do.

Thanks to the Cho girls & dad, and Vic & Yuko.

Merry Christmas!