- Friday, 16 September 2011
It's 1:11AM right now (as always, I have a strange need to report the time for every blog post) and I am just chillaxing in my super messy living room. Chubbi is barking away right now. It's kind of freaky because apparently she barks everynight around this time to her own reflection (lol).
I got back from New York today and I gotta say, I am so happy to be back. Don't get me wrong, New York was great but there is no place like home. After living in Hong Kong for almost 2 years, Hong Kong is no longer just a country that I work in. It's now home to me. It just feels right.
When I arrived, I was actually expecting to see Tim outside in the gates waiting for me. He collects me most of the time and even though he said he wasn't gonna collect me this time, I still had a weird feeling he will since he always surprises me. I rolled my suitcase out expecting to see his little cheesy grin. No sign of him. My heart sank and I continued to scan the airport expecting him to jump out to surprise me. Nope.
I made my way to the bus terminal (still checking back and forth for Tim's appearance) and eventually got on the bus. I texted him "I'm on the bus =)" and 10 seconds later, I receive a phonecall from him asking me how did I manage to leave the airport without passing him. Turns out he DID come to the airport hoping to surprise me but somehow we managed to pass each other. What a fail blog moment lol. Kind of like something you'll see in a movie/tv drama. He ran for the bus but as he approached the terminal- he could only see the bus move off (another TV epic moment). I don't know why but I started to cry. It's the sweet thought that counts and it did make me happy knowing I have such a sweet boyfriend but I really really wanted to see him. I felt bad because he put effort to travel 1.5 hours to the airport to surprise me for nothing. He'll have to travel another 1.5 hours back himself. Nonetheless, I was still happy. I couldn't wait to get home to my small crammed apartment. I couldn't wait to see Chubbi's little face and I couldn't wait to hug my boyfriend.
I'll write a detailed post of my trip to New York next time but for now, I just want to let you all know I'm back safe and sound =). I have met amazing people on my trip and I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to visit New York and take part in Fashion Week. The city really doesn't sleep lol. I have the worse dark circles and skin right now actually.
Tim ran a bath for me immediately when we got back. We went downstairs for food. I wasn't dressed up, my hair was half dry and my face was bare. It felt good. We ate in those typical Hong Kong places where you rinse your bowls with boiling water yourselves. I missed my daily intake of rice. I held chopsticks and I was like 'OH YEAH'.
I can't wait to film again. I had serious Youtube withdrawal symptoms lol. I've got so much stuff to catch up on but needed to update this first.
Steph, if you are reading this- thank you so much for having me. I don't know why but I expected you to be in a suit and carrying a brief case. But you are stylish, chic and very fun (and crazy lol). Thank you so much for taking care of me this week.
Mike, you've been guiding me the entire week to be more comfortable infront of the camera. I'm sorry if I did a poor job lol. I'm a noob but in my defence- you guys told me I can be goofy.
Wendy, I got to spend so much time with you. I really cherish our time spent together and you are such a dear friend to me. We shall go shopping again but this time in flats and without the 5 inch heels.
Mystery man, alas I finally got to meet you. You are such a sweet and caring guy. I will miss your lame "that's what she said" jokes. Wishing you and Wendy the best. We shall play next time you visit Hong Kong ;)
Gill, you always complain that I walk slow but forget I am probably an entire foot shorter than you are. It was awesome rowing you guys around at Central Park.
Mel, thank you so much for visiting me. Was nice to chilling with you and stuffing our faces shamelessly. You are so much fun and I miss your random outbreaks of dancing.
Kandee, was so awesome finally getting to meet you. You are so bubbly and sweet and Cupcake is seriously the cutest baby in the World. We will definitely meet again ^_~
There are so much more people but it will take forever to mention all names. But I also want to give a special shout out to my better half, Tim.
We spend so much time together and I realise that sometimes, I take it for granted. Although it was only 7 days that we were apart, it felt like forever for me. I never want to travel anywhere again without you.
One day I got lost in New York because the taxi man dropped me off in a totally different place. I wandered around the city alone with a phone that doesn't work. In a city with so many people, I have never felt so alone. I never had problems with directions because you were always there with me. You have a great sense of direction (me? I have zero sense of direction) so 100% of the time when we go out- I just follow your lead because I know we'll be ok. Suddenly I was yearning for you. I was walking alone through dodgey alleyways and streets wishing you were there to hold my hand and lead me out. I didn't know where I was. I didn't know the address of my hotel. I couldn't even catch a cab because they were all full. When I was afraid, I heard you speak to me through my mind. First thing you said was "Don't panic. Find a police man" so I kept my cool and found help. You're sitting behind me working away on your computer now (and talking to yourself lol). We're just doing our own thing right now but there's no place I'd rather be. I'm going to hug you (and bug you) after this entry hehe... I love you Bubba ^_~. I dedicate the song below to you.
Ok- this entry is mega long so I'm going to end it now hehe.. But seriously guys- I missed you all so much. I realised that I am most comfortable talking to you guys in my living room through my own camcorder. I feel like I'm protected in my little bubble with you guys. I guess I'm not meant for bigger things. I'm happy with the way things are. I'll write a detailed diary post of my New York trip soon. I need some sleep x_X first.
I'm home <3
Much love, Bubz