Hong Kong – that really happened.

OK, so I have lots to tell you, and hopefully I’ll get to it in due time, but first I would like to finish my series on Hong Kong. Finally. Let’s make it nice, and concise (I’m talking to myself here). Continued from here. [Fair Warning: this post turned out to be super long. So if you get tired, just scroll through pictures, there’s plenty of those] Day 2 Second day felt considerably better. The trick to getting over jetlag somewhat easier is going to bed by the local time. Do whatever you can to last until that sleepy time,...

Whatever you do, do not fan approach me

Ok so before I finish up my Hong Kong story, I would like to do a post on the current state of events. Because there has been a lot going on, and I now realized I mostly keep this blog as an events tracker for myself. And the rest of the world to read. It’s like a really fucked up secret journal. A really close friend of mine is moving to Oregon today. And that’s such a hipster thing to do, I’m not sure whether to feel sad or jealous. I’m happy for her because I’m sure whatever her plans,...

Hong Kong – City of Contrasts Part 1

Hong Kong happened. And it was awesome. First off, the flight was brutal. We flew with a stop over in LA, which came up to about 6 and 12 hours to Hong Kong. What helped were these noise cancelling headphones. I’m not getting any commission off of this, but I’ll link to them here because they are still currently on sale. I think it’s an all around great buy because you can use them in your daily commute, or to drawn out the sounds of your loved ones whenever they’re less love, and more like getting on your nerves. Also,...

Paris has my stamp of approval

So, I went to Paris this past weekend. And I’m not going to lie, it was great. My Ukrainian origins might have something to do with this, as we consider ourselves somewhat European, and being in Paris also felt like somewhat home. First things first, traveling is stressful no matter how you put it. As I found myself hyperventilating at one point or another. Airports, security, customs, herds of people, time tables, and rotating schedules. Honestly, I think all of it works by the sheer will of God, or careful planning and execution, either way. I did successfully make it to...

Israel: because repetition makes it perfect 3

Have you been curious to hear about the end of my trip? No? Well, I’m telling it anyway. Haven’t been able to do that since I literally got swamped by work stuffs. I fell into the hole of the corporate world. And it’s not pretty here, but they pay money. And money is like good, and buys things, so I’m sticking around for a while here. You might not hear from me much, so cherish these damn words. Continued from here and here. Next day I woke up really sick. And threatened my significant other that I’m not moving a damn...

Israel: because repetition makes it perfect 2

Elections happened. And I’ve been naturally pretty upset, mostly because I don’t want to be grabbed by the pussy. And I don’t know what will happen next. Some moments I even manage to feel hopeful, but mostly I feel pretty shitty about this outcome. Particularly being a female. Because this election result shows, among other things, that sexism in this country is stronger than even racism. And anything with an -ism isn’t good, but come on. Regardless, I will attempt to finish telling about my trip, which now seems very distant and irrelevant, but hey let’s take our minds off of things. Continued...

Isreal: beacuse repetition makes it perfect

So yesterday was my first day back to work, after a week’s vacation, and that went great. I missed everyone, and I was so happy to be back, in my old familiar cubicle, surrounded by dear friendly faces. Or more like it was fucking hell. I had 564 unread emails, and all my  enthusiasm for work related stuffs vanished pretty much by 3pm, and turned into ‘goddammit, not this shit again’. But that’s another story. I went away to Israel because I had a family wedding to attend, and I’ve been to Isfreal before, and wrote about it here. I’ll try not to repeat...

Utah – travel to the orange lands Part 2

Continued form here   So once we got to the Arches National Park (for free, ha ha ha), it was like driving through a different planet. It was all rocks and mountains, and mountain rocks. No arches though. The first view was saw was pretty damn magnificent and probably my favorite of the whole place. So there. Then we drove through the park, stopped here, and stopped there, and still no arches. So then we wiped out a map because this was getting ridiculous, you don’t call a place Arches and have no actual arches. That’s like false advertising. And...

Utah – travel to the orange lands

I went away for several days last week. And we went to Arizona and Utah to look at a bunch of canyons and canyon related stuffs. And although I was sort of looking forward to it, I was also skeptical. I expected myself to be hot, and tired, and miserable, and complaining all the damn time. And you know what? It was exactly like that: I was hot, and tired, and miserable, and complaining (I make a great travel companion). But it was also oh so worth it. Because the views we got to see were damn right gorgeous, and...

Florida, Frank, First class

Ok, so this past weekend I went away to Florida for a few days. And the whole purpose of the trip was to show my pale body that sun is a very much tangible object. And we didn’t go to Miami nor Key West, we stayed right in the middle-  in Key Largo. And this choice turned out to be exactly brilliant. Because it was just resort, pool, beach, one hammock, three kayaks, two paddle boards, palm trees (number of which I don’t know), 12 beer cans, one beef jerky bag, one cheddar popcorn bag, about five apples, one significant...