How Are You?

I didn’t think I slept and so I woke up and called the office but was told to take a day off.

Went down to have my breakfast and then came up to the room, still feeling blur and tired. Then I realised I forgot my moisturiser. Tried to take a nap but I couldn’t sleep. Instead of staying in the room doing nothing, I decided to go to the mall…that is after much contemplating. You know…the idea of being alone, new country…on my first day.

Each time I entered a store, someone will ask “How are you?” or “How are you doing?”. I’m just so not used to this. After entering a few stores, it made me asked the same question back to the store attendants too.

My answers were always standard, so as the others.

“I’m doing good.”

“I’m good.”

Even though…I really wanted to say, “I’m very sleepy.”

Went to Fossil, got a watch for my sister. Very nice. Got bracelets for a colleague. I was so tempted to get a watch but didn’t get one for myself.

Got myself a moisturiser from Body Shop because I couldn’t find any other place that sells moisturiser. Within the 2-3 hours I was there, I felt like I spent a lot because I kept converting the amount to Ringgit which is triple of the amount I pay.

There were other clothings that I wanted to buy but I wasn’t sure if the price was cheap or pricey so I decided to just hang on and come back some other time.

Went back to the hotel and napped for 2 hours.

Went out to dinner with other colleagues who flew there earlier than I did. They are from other departments so I wasn’t very close with all of them. But of course we got to know each other better after that and I’m really glad I had people to accompany me for meals.

Went groceries shopping after dinner at Meijers which is opened 24 hours. Bought Haagen Daz (4 ice cream for USD5). Cheap like shit! That’s like USD 1.25 per small cup. Cheap even after converted to Ringgit. I was like a happy child when I saw the price.

Slept from 11:30pm – 1:30am. 2 hours only and I know it was going to be another tiring day tomorrow when I start work/training.