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Styling Librarian: Hong Kong Transition: Week 15 Update

Returning to reality after a vacation is always a challenge. Exhausting to be honest. I personally had that situation where my body crashed and I fought through throat/fever/cold- now wrapping up the cold (or so I think) and so I took things slightly easier this past week. I additionally experienced two training days and one sick day which led to an odd professional week. I am looking forward to five full days of work coming up, then a three day- no weekend- PYP/IB workshop for Teacher Librarians.

I was able to enjoy a few books since I had that sick day and also we didn’t explore very much. We did go to an amazing, overwhelming mall that sold way too much for my senses. (Toys, games, books, knick-knacks, etc. It was amazing!– Hong Kong friends, think you might enjoy if you haven’t been there- in Fortress Hill.)  My favorite part of the mall was the local vendor area, felt like going to an amazing craft sale. I mentally shopped for many items and was very impressed with the creativity displayed there. One of my favorite items was a mini-book necklace that you could actually write in and the other was a small pencil case made of a paper bag that had fabric corners. Love that local artists have a place to share their items. — I wasn’t allowed to take pictures in the store, sigh.

We did enjoy Hong Kong trick-or-treating first just in our apartment but then also at a lovely educator’s apartment complex tagging along with her family. Quite a fun time experiencing the walk down each level of two apartment buildings and visiting various generous neighbors.

Have I made enough of a big deal about assigned seats in movie theaters? I’ve seen such a shift in myself since adjusting to this concept. Extremely lovely to be peacefully walking in right as movie previews begin vs. rushing to claim a decent seat. Enjoyed the new James Bond movie Skyfall, long movie but entertaining!

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Here are past posts on Hong Kong Transitions through the weeks: I bounce between professional and personal reflections.

Week 14: Styling Librarian: Hong Kong Transition: Week 14 The Thailand Edition
Week 13: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/10/22/styling-librarian-hong-kong-transition-week-13/
Week 12: Hong Kong Transition: Week 12
Week 11: Styling Librarian: Hong Kong Transition: Week 11
Week 10: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/10/02/styling-librarian-hong-kong-transition-week-10/
Week 9: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/09/23/styling-librarian-hong-kong-transition-week-9/
Week 8: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/09/17/styling-librarian-hong-kong-transition-week-8/
Week 7: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/09/09/styling-librarian-hong-kong-transition-week-7/
Week 6: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/09/02/styling-librarian-hong-kong-transition-week-6/
Week 5: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/08/26/styling-librarian-hong-kong-transition-update-week-5/
Week 4: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/08/19/styling-librarian-hong-kong-transition-week-4-update/
Week 3: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/08/13/styling-librarian-hong-kong-move-update-week-3/
Week 2: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/08/03/styling-librarian-hong-kong-transition-positives-and-negatives-week-2-update/
Week 1: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/07/27/styling-librarian-post-about-hong-kong-move/

 

29 comments on “Styling Librarian: Hong Kong Transition: Week 15 Update

  1. Johanna Johnson
    November 4, 2012

    Hi Debbie!
    You’ve commented on the movie theater seat situation a couple of times now so thought I’d share my own first experience with an Asian movie theater. As a high schooler living in Taiwan, a friend and I decided to go to a movie…this was early in my three years there and we didn’t know about the assigned seat thing. We got McD’s to take in with us, and had unwrapped and set our food all around us when a lady comes over and starts talking to us in Chinese, gesturing and pointing to our seats. By the time we figured out that there must be assigned seats and we were sitting in hers, the theater was getting ready to go dark with the movie about to start. We wrapped up all our food, made it to our new seats, unwrapped the food again, getting ready to eat and next thing we know everyone around us is standing as they start to play the Taiwanese National Anthem – augh! So again two high school Americans scrambling with fast food trying to stand as fast as possible so we don’t look like the “rude foreigners”!
    I’m still in touch with that girl and we laugh every time we talk about it 🙂
    Sounds like you are enjoying all of the quirks and perks that come with living overseas!
    Johanna Johnson
    (former colleague in Beaverton)

    • The Styling Librarian
      November 5, 2012

      🙂 Very funny! 🙂 We’re always worried about appearing as the rude foreigners. 🙂 We’re trying to enjoy the quirks and perks!!

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