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The Hong Kong Experience: Day 11

It’s 2015.


Previously on The Hong Kong Experience…

When you wish upon a star,

Makes no difference where you are.

Anything your heart desires

Will come to you.

Weeeelll, the first part is true, the second part, we’ll just have to wait and see. 😉


On the eleventh day of Christmas–vacay–my brain said to me,

don’t sleep and watch four movies.

And the adventure continues…

So, yeah, that happened. Who needs to sleep on a 10+ hour flight, right? Not this girl. Well, totally this girl, but she couldn’t. Me. I mean me. I’m not one of those “talking in third person” type people.

With the help of a certain Doctor friend, my journey home went a little timey-wimey. We left Hong Kong around 16h20 New Year’s Day, flew for almost eleven hours and got to Vancouver at 11h20ish that same morning. Gotta love how the world works.

Of course, it did a number on my system. While I didn’t quite experience jet lag going forward timewise in Hong Kong, this time reversal was a doozy.

I tried to combat boredom and impending muscle atrophy while dealing with the poor ventilation onboard. Cue the online movies. I had an interesting marathon: Boyhood, Begin Again, Guardians of the Galaxy, and, yes, Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles. An interest mix that kept me entertained both as a writer and a watcher of films.

Speaking of writing, I got a nice New Year boost for all things writerly seeing a passenger across the aisle mapping out her upcoming (first/next… no idea, really) trilogy. I didn’t want to read anything but just caught the main headers: Book 1, Book 2, and Book 3. The next time I glanced over, she had a page full of notes. Glad at least one of us was able to focus on something during that time.

Still, that burst of inspiration was enough to recharge my excitement for the upcoming semester. Only days away, at this point, I’m ready and not ready, you know? That excitement for the new classes and new people to learn with appeals to me, but after what felt like a long December, it’s suddenly over too soon.

As is 2014.

So much happened this year, good, bad, and ugly, but 2015 looks to be epic.

Until next time…

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