Sunday, November 21, 2010
Fun Fair and Birthday
On Friday it was my birthday and I'm so happy for all my friends and family that expressed their well wishes. Even though we're so far away it's nice to know that people are thinking about me. Friday night Erin took me out to see the latest Harry Potter movie. The movie was kind of dark and depressing, but it was an also exciting and seeing it in recliners while eating dinner and sipping cocktails made the experience very fun. In addition to going out Erin had ordered an apple pie that arrived Friday afternoon still warm from wherever it was cooked. It has been delicious and I'm glad she went through the effort to track down someone to make it.
Finally on Saturday night we went out to an American place called "The Brickyard". While none of the people we had invited were able to make it out that meant we got to know the owner of bar. Apparently he worked at KAS as an ESL teacher recently, but was let go as the school shifted its focus away from that area. With some experience in organizing parties he was able to get "The Brickyard" up and running with an American menu and local bands playing frequently. Our meal was very enjoyable and the place filled up quickly, so it seemed like he was doing something right. It was another example of how quickly things can change here.
This week is a short week for us with the Thanksgiving holiday. We're looking forward to going out to Hong Kong for the long weekend starting on Thursday. Before long it will be Christmas vacation. When we look back on it the year certainly seems to be moving quickly.