My cousins have come and gone. The visit was brief but filled with food, conversations, laughter and many strolls down memory lane. They gently chided me about the clutter in my condo. But it was my dismal Cantonese and Toisan that had them both howling in laughter and grimacing in mock horror. I mean, I don’t speak Cantonese to anyone nowadays.
In a few days from now, I’ll be on a plane for a vacation. I’m not even ready. I still have to get some extra memory cards, clothes, currency and the usual prep before vacation. There’s also a bunch of stuff at work I have to turn over and a couple of items are complex. It’s kinda stressing me out…. ironic isn’t it? It’s been awhile since I’ve traveled overseas for a vacation. I’m not taking my old backpack. It looks kinda sad. That backpack has been with me to Asia and Europe.
And I just noticed a hole in my sneakers. Sigh – I guess I’ll have to get a new one before my trip. In the old days, I would be laughing these things off. I should pack my “old self” into my suitcase.
Taiwan and Hong Kong – I’ll see you soon.