A view of the apartment where we are staying. Don’t be shocked, as this a norm in HK. Considered luxurious as it comes with a string of facilities & clubhouse. Very well maintained and active owner association.
It’s been 4 months plus since we moved to Hong Kong. And I’ve not blogged since July!! My longest ever blog hiatus. Only had time to update FB on and off, that’s about it. Life been 1 word: H.E.C.T.I.C. So busy, I didn’t even have chance to download photos from my SD Card O.o.
First it was cleaning up the house when we just came. That includes all the unpacking of the stuff we hauled over. Thank god Hon already unpacked most of the stuff that we shipped over. New credit cards had already been issued and the old ones with Credit Cards Uk canceled and Hon had also transferred our bank accounts to a HK bank. We left in such a hurry as I was starting work end of July, so we basically work ourselves towards a timeline so that I can still get some rest after that before starting my new job.
Second, was settling the kids at school. Vyktore side was easy. We registered him to K3, just downstairs of our apartment and we were done. He started off with Summer Holiday Program and for first time in his life, he never cry/whine anymore when he needs to go to school. Finally!! Faythe took a while to adjust and everything seems so alien to her. Actually I pity her because she was not exposed to Cantonese at all, and Mandarin also half pail water. In fact I was struggling as well helping her to cope with homework. Not many, but tedious. I had to do some translation to assist her. In the end we decided to hire a tutor to come and teach both of them, 3 times a week, at least can help to ease some burden off me. If not, I would have gone nuts, after work, come home still gotta translate homework. She just finished her exam and results will be out in a few weeks time.
Then, it was my job that I had to adjust myself. I’ve always been lucky with my job, moving it closer and closer to home, but my current job requires me to travel at least 1 hour, 20 mins. Although it allows work from home, but it’s based on the project I’m assigned too. Unfortunately, I’m assigned to a project that is based in office..hu hu hu…It’s pretty tiring having to travel so far for work, though I can get a seat most of the time. But well, at least I’m not stuck in traffic jam. I usually do some reading (catch up with what’s happening in Malaysia) or play some games to kill time. Gotten used to it after a while. Colleagues are OK. But I do find them a bit strange, as some of them likes to tell grandfather story alot instead of telling you directly. So after a round of grandfather story, you gotta try figure out what they want you to do. Weird eh.
We have a group of friends here (mainly Malaysian & Singaporean), so it’s not a strange place after all. And coincidentally, one of them, his family is also here and his kids’ age same as ours, they’ve became best buddies ever since. It’s great to have friends especially when you are in foreign land. We are quite closely knitted though only knew each other for few months. Even went for short trips together.
That’s basically a quick update on us. Oh we also managed to get a part time helper to come over to help clean the house 3 times a week and help to pick the kids up after school. Extremely reliable helper and we feel so blessed.
Till the next update, I hope it’s soon…cya.