Sunday, July 8, 2007

First few days in Sydney

Weather in sydney is pretty cold and dry. Even with my normal moisturer, my face was drying up pretty much and i had to slap on the thick hydrating cream. Thank god for La Mer. Expensive but does the trick every time and rescue my face almost instantly!!!! Forget Estee lauder or Lancome which only works for me in summer.

Come to think of it, I have practically lived close/coming to a year in winter and autumn between HK and Australia by end of the cold season! I love it I love it. I simply love the cold wind in my face. And the crispy clean air here compare to HK. Its a sharp contrast mind you. The funniest thing was that the wind was so strong yesterday that I thought it was going to lift me off the grounds! Jamie laughed when i told him "if i have longer hair all over my body, I would prob be flying now!!"

People ask me if i miss HK, i hate to blog this but my instant reply was no. For one, it isnt my birth country and much that it gave me great moments in the one year plus there, i cannot honestly say i love staying there. I missed sg, but just not HK. Its not an easy place for me to love considering i dun like to hang out, I dun club or pub and constant shopping isnt my sort of scene (unless i need to get something).

However after saying that, I forgot the appreciation of late hours in HK for the food and malls just to get groceries and stuff. For the first few days in sydney, strangness hit me when all the shops were close by 6pm and I didnt know where to look for late food. Luckily the service suite I'm staying for the time being had 24hrs dining and that solve my dilema for a while. And today, we had to rush around because the mall close at 6pm and we needed to grab a new HDTV and towels for the new place. Talk about making snap decision.

In term of service response time that I had to remind myself constantly to slow down and be patient. I wish they would stop chattng so much during serving and just go about to get the Q moving. And i couldnt understand why getting a new phone+ internet account with Telstra required us to be on phone for over 30mins and put on hold for multiple times! Crazy (but still not as bad as HK PCCW where no one even picks up the damn hotline). So its those efficient things that I am missing from Singtel / singapore already. I thought HK was frustrating, i can see it will not get any better here...

3 comments:

LPPL said...

Are you trying to promote ur Anna Sui moisturizer again? I agree, I like the cold wind on my face too eventhough it numbs it. Over here is like -5 at night...

"Know Thyself" said...

holy cow!!!! your side is even colder than mine!!! No no.. not promoting my anna sui! haaa haa. am promoting La mer!!!

Karen said...

Heya. I thought that odd about Australia and NZ as well. If even the shopping centres and supermarkets close at 6pm, then the average working person has no time to get things on weekdays at all! But then, maybe they assume that working people just like to head home instead of going shopping after work.