I can’t believe it’s been more than a week since I left the UK- where did the time go? I’m slowly adjusting to the way of life, although I’m still feeling a little bit homesick. Yes, I’ve even had a little cry (on my own) and thought, ‘I’m so far away from everyone why am I even here?!?’ Lots of self-doubt as usual and negative thoughts but that’s the way I am with anything and everything (ask Sam, he keeps on telling me to be optimistic about things but I’m one big pessimist for sure!)
It’s been a weird week.
I always thought I was incapable of communicating in Cantonese; talking to relatives is different as I tend to switch back and forth from Cantonese to English. I’ve managed to ask for directions and get a new PIN number for my ATM card! I do feel a lot more confident speaking in Cantonese, which is a positive sign.
Emotionally, it’s been a tough week so I’ve been keeping myself preoccupied and doing loads of touristy things on my own. It’s nice being lost in Hong Kong; there’s no pressure for me to be anywhere and I can do things in my own time. Although I’m quite ashamed to admit this but I’ve been going to Starbucks to get my coffee fix! More like on a constant mission to find a coffee shop…
Some things are never going to change.