Monday, June 26, 2006
Hotel Towers and a Local Bach Suite
Today was my first day of work in the SH office after coming off the flight last nite. It wasn't too bad as I woke up, but jetlag has finally kicked in during the afternoons. I felt like a zombie and dead tired after lunch and feel like i'm a swimming fish on the ground now. The traffic never ceases to amaze me as the taxi that I was in actually honked and cut an ambulance (that was flashing and beeping) yesterday... I also got finalized in securing a local bachelor condo suite close to the office place today too; it is a puny room that is just like a joke compared to the Hotel suite I'm staying at (somehow I'm on the VIP Towers suite, possibly because last time I stayed a long time in SH and they flagged my name down). Eitherway, I was supposed to move into this condo tomorrow, but I kinda decided to prolong my stay at the hotel instead - as long as it's within my covered budget >:p However, locals all suggests the place i rented has a nice environment and is a semi-expensive place for them already. Mmm... this also reflects the big poverty gap in China too; ppl driving fancy Mercedes honking the bikes off afraid that they will scratch their cars, while an old lady with her back crouched picking up garbage to eat just next to the car. Somehow there's not much middle class - either people are filthy rich or are extremely poor with foreigners like myself filling up a very small midclass vacuum. Anyways, enough for me today; I'm gonna rest ,watch some worldcup and try to to forget the small condo i'm supposed to move in soon.