Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Mastery 2016 In Hawaii: Day 6-Day 9
Woke up early morning and saw a fireman bringing surfboard to work. I wonder if he is going surf boarding after work at the seaside opposite the firestation after work:)
My buddy, T, suggested that the Asian group can gather for a meal and since we ended early, we decided to all go for a meal at a recommended thai restaurant:) Our classmate A, who is British joined in as well cos she says she is "half asian" given that she is born in HK and has black hair like us:) hahahahaha...
Then the lao ban niang took out many of their specials of the day to show us so that we can take photos...
Apparently all these dun look like the normal thai food I know!:)
I thought the fish is very fresh and it is such a waste that they deep fried it:) But that is the Chinese in me speaking:) hahaha
Time flies and before we know it, it is Day 7 already!:)
We were given a 3 our lunch break and instead of going to the beach, we decided we shall go eat at cheesecake factory!:)
I must say tat the mains we ordered to share are not too bad actually:)
I learnt that tipping here in the US is compulsory and they have recomended gratuities... either 15%, 18% or 20%.... but you are generally free to tip however much you like. If we did not like the service, there were times we only tipped 10%.
Something interesting happened on our way home. In our experience, Hawaiians are generally very polite and they are very patient on the road.
While driving back to The Barn, something interesting happened.
There was this young chap in a car and we were trying to filter into his lane. But he was far away and dunno why just when we filtered, he sped up and so almost knocked into us...
Despite us signalling beforehand, he still sped up lor.. and he still thinks it is our fault and he was so angry that he opened the car door, used one hand to hold on to the door, and put the other hand out to show us the middle finger! So dangerous lor! But I saw his face and I think he did not look local... so maybe that is why so aggressive...I can't believe that he will risk his life just to show how unhappy he is though.. I hope he drives safe siah...
First stop- Macy's.
Alas, they only sold aunty-looking clothes and din sell toys lor:)
Then we walked around the mall and I tried to find toys in this party shop... Alas only saw this..
I then accompanied A around and she bought this set of skin care made from truffles that looks good. The kind sales girl even gave me a free body lotion and some nail file free.. I gave the body lotion to A lah... cos I have so many that I cannot finish using at home anyway and since she has the body scrub liao... probably more useful for her to use a lotion of the same series:)
Woke up the next day LATE! Hahahahaha... but weather was great!:)
We heard that there is this place called Ross where the things are cheap.. so we decided to go for a full meal at Teddy's and then visit Ross to do some shopping.
While we were at Teddy's we met this really cute family of a mum and her two kids. The girl looked about 7 and the boy maybe slightly younger . They were so friendly and the boy asked us if we spoke Japanese and told us all about their lives:) hahahahaa.... We were chatting about life and they told us that they migrated over here to Hawaii from another part of the US and used to live on the Big Island but are now happy here to be Oahu....
We were looking at this poster that mentioned Sriracha Sauce and I wondered it is... and suddenly...
After the meal, we went to Ross for shopping. Finally found some toys there! woo hoo!:)
Time to go to bed!:)
The next day was a fun day at the workshop. Time always flies when you are having fun. It was P's birthday and so we sang a song and had a break to eat cake... so happy it is an ice cream cake!:)
Somehow at night, almost our whole class ended up here for dinner:) We actually made plans seperately but still ended up here together:)
That night, I was seated with Y and K who both did not speak english. So leh, I shared my food with them and acted as interpreter so everyone could have a conversation. My german classmates told me they were thankful I was there cos they always wanted to chat with Y and K but had no chance and now they could, thanks to me :)
It was a great night and we talked about the movies to watch, S shared about a dream she had that she thought of making into a movie and Y recommended a few movies that was very good. I learnt more about all my classmates and found out one of them is taking voice lessons and writing a book and making a movie... found out another is on a one year break.... and found out yet another is getting married soon and of cos the KPO in me made sure she shared her proposal story with us as well:) hahahahaha
I think I started to miss everyone a little by then cos tomorrow is last day of work shop liao...
By the time we reached home, it was pretty late already. We chatted a little and went to bed...
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