Sat 10 Apr 2010
7:15am – Wake up call, turn on the water heater (it’s not continuous hot water, you need to flip a switch), turn on kettle for tea, skim emails
7: 15 – Shower, talk to Rich while I get ready
8:00 – Go down to the cafe by the pool for breakfast and wolf down breakfast (Usually something Asian like miso and rice and muffins, cereal, fruit, etc. No soy milk!)
8:20 – Catch the shuttle to work, listen to music or read
8:37 – Ride the lift up to the 24th storey
9:00 –Superheat milk in the espresso machine (how decadent!) for a proper cup of chai
12.30 – go down for lunch. Taiwanese, Japanese (I had the prettiest bento box today), Starbucks, and really bad Asian-Italian (they even ask how much heat you want in your pasta!)
1:30 – Back to work
4:30 – Tea break for 5 minutes or so (Twinings tea bag)
6:05 – leave work
6:17 – Catch shuttle
6:45 – Arrive home
7:30 – Leave for dinner (this is usually a community activity, groups of teams meet up. Surprisingly, I don’t mind it. It’s been years since I socialized, since all I did was home and work for 3 years of school).
8:30 – Dinner (most people do drinks around 8)
10:00 – Get on the train to come home
10:45 or 11 – answer emails, prep for next day
Midnight – read and fall asleep
The late nights are really taking some getting used to.
Today's special: Manila clams. And the way the locals eat them is to pick up the shell with chop sticks, pop the whole thing in your mouth, shell and all - and then deftly use your tongue to pull the meat off the shell and then use chop sticks to pick out the shell from your mouth. Me, not so deft!