A couple days ago, I wrote this in my blog post:
[Yeah, I’m back home for the weekend to escape the heat before going back to work on Monday. Yeah, I know, it seems pretty stupid to come back this weekend and then go back to work when next weekend will be CNY. Yeah, the heat was that bad in Penang, and I was that desperate…]
I’ll own up now. I have been rather misleading. You see, I said I am going back to work on Monday, but I did not specifically said I am going back to work in Penang. And it was really desperation that prompted me to drive home for the weekend. I could’ve stayed in Penang over the weekend and take a flight to the place where I am as we speak now.
So I am working for this coming week. But I’m not exactly in Penang, nor am I in KL. Where exactly am I in? I don’t want to make a direct reference, but well, here, I’ll show you where I had my dinner just now.
This is from an award winning buffet spread in a very fancy hotel. I figured I should start my first business trip in over a year with a bang. The Yum List could probably recognize where this is from. I came here because of the wonderful stuff I read and saw from her blog post, after all.
Well, if she doesn’t, maybe she could recognize this view from this very fancy hotel. The hotel is so nice that I came out to snap some pictures of it before dinner.
After that fancy buffet dinner at that fancy hotel, I went to check into the actual hotel that I will be staying in…
And so here I am. For my personal security purposes, I will not tell you the actual hotel that I am staying in. You could probably figure out which city I am in, but I will not let you know which hotel I am in. And don’t bother guessing in the comments. If you get it wrong, I will not acknowledge it. If you get it right, I will also not acknowledge it. That’s how personal security purposes work.
But I will tell you that I am going to be here for the entire work week, and I will be driving straight back to KL on Friday to make it in time for Chinese New Year.
Which brings us to the main point of me writing this blog post…
You see, while you may think: “Wah! Syok lah! Travel using company’s money again!”, but the fact is I’m here for work.
My daily schedule for the week would probably be:
Wake up, have breakfast, go to work, get off work, embark on an eating binge after work, come back to the hotel and pass out immediately.
No, that doesn’t sound right. It sounds like I am having far too much fun. So let me re-phrase. My daily schedule for the week would probably be:
Wake up, have breakfast, go to work until late evening, get off work at 8 PM, embark on an eating binge, come back to the hotel to read 50 emails from Penang, reply to 10 or 15 of those emails, AND THEN pass out immediately.
Can you see what this means? What’s missing from my schedule? Yes, the word BLOG is missing from my schedule…
I’m not sure if I will have the time or energy left to blog after
the eating binge reading 50 emails and replying to 15 of them daily. I for sure as hell would not have the time and energy to visit all your blogs after the above mentioned activity. I don’t have a choice. I am being paid by the company to come and do work related to the company. If it means I have to sacrifice my blog for a week, that’s something that I will have to do.
So I guess it is better to just declare upfront that I won’t be blogging, and won’t be visiting your blogs for the whole of this coming work week. If you noticed me disappearing from your comments section, please don’t hate me for it! Well, actually, if you are going to hate me for it, then you’re not really a considerate person and I don’t care about you anymore anyway.
But I will make sure to take photos for all my eating binge adventures as they come up. I’ll (hopefully) have tonnes of stuff to write about when I get back. In the mean time, if you want updates from me, you should follow me on Instagram or Facebook (if you haven’t already), I’ll post teaser photos of ALL THOSE FOOD occasionally.
Otherwise… I guess I’ll see you again this coming Saturday…
Or if you are already away for Chinese New Year by then, then I’ll see you again after your CNY holidays, and let me wish you here a HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS CHINESE NEW YEAR! GONG XI FA CAI! HUAT ARRRR!!!!