It’s a bit bittersweet coming home from a lovely holiday. Sad to leave the beach, also looking forward to getting back to a normal lifestyle routine. From the blazing hot sun in Boracay to the wet and humid of Hong Kong in a matter of just hours. Usually, being away distresses me a little as I have a bit of a fear of missing out syndrome. But not this time. It’s only been heavy rain and grossness here in Hong Kong.
Proof that a God exists: With the black rainstorm warning in effect this morning means a little more time to sleep in. Nice to have a half day off after a holiday!
Proof that God doesn’t like you: No one wants to be out when it’s wet, humid, and hot… well, except for those damn mosquitos. It’s like a haven for them to feast on chubby cheeked children and bare legs. A collection of 47 bites can be found on just my legs. These little fuckers can do so much damage! It’s not a regular bite. These pests are mutants! I’ve now painful and swollen lumps over my legs that probably won’t go down for 2 days. Delightful! …EXCEPT NOT!
There’s a spot in hell reserved for people who don’t know umbrella etiquette. Avoiding puddles, buses, cars, and the stampede of people hustling to get to their offices is not fun. I’m 5’6. I’m not tall, but somehow taller than most people here in this overcrowded city. With people coming at you in every which way holding their umbrellas with spokes right at your eye level is the most frustrating thing in the world. Carrying an umbrella should be like driving a car, you should have a license for it. Why is it so fucking hard for people to be responsible enough to hold umbrellas and NOT take out someone’s eye? If an umbrella is too much responsibility, wear a raincoat please.
Such a huge contrast between just yesterday, sitting in a lounge chair with my current read (Eating Smoke by Chris Thrall – amazing book btw) to today of what seems like hell just commuting to the office!
I’m not an angry person. I just hate everything!
At least I got to take out my favourite umbrella! But that’s ALL I can be happy about right now. Maybe I’ll buy myself a pair of high wellingtons so I can kick up dirty rain water at everyone who attacks me with their umbrella, that should brighten up my day and teach them a lesson.