Daily Archives: May 8, 2012

First Work Trip

After a long weekend (it was labor day on May 1st, so I had Monday and Tuesday off), I travelled to Hong Kong to work with our team there.  Last time I was in Hong Kong was in 1995 and it has certainly changed. So much so, that I did not recognise anything!

View of Hong Kong from my hotel room

It was a very productive trip and even got to enjoy a night at the horses- a customer event at The Jockey Club (which was the Royal Jockey Club last time I was here!)

Night out at the Jockey Club

Down by the finish line

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Mail

We received our first letter yesterday!  Thank you to Laurence for his lovely card.  This is a big deal as we have been told that mail  is very unreliable here and not everything arrives.  Using the Chinese address is also highly recommended (Laurence wrote in plain old English!).

Apparently I used my UK debit card at an establishment that is known for fraud activity and my bank told me they would send me a new card.  That was almost 4 weeks ago and it still has not arrived.  I had this sent to my work address too!  Today, I requested a DHL shipment instead so hopefully it will be here soon.  Good job I have a local bank account!!

Thinking ahead to Christmas, I think we will be opening cards well into January, based on our Ex-Pat neighbor’s experience.