I live on my college campus and a lot of times I like to go and hear a speech and find out what is going on at the campus social center. This allows me a chance to get away from my dorm room and I am allowed to hear what people have to say. This is my outlet and I like to meet new people at these events since it is supposed to bring our campus together during the social hour every Friday. This week they were having a seminar on finding the best car insurance as a student as many of us have cars on campus and since we are full time college students we were able to have a great discount from the man that was representing his company. Read more [...]
I just started working here in Singapore a couple of weeks ago, but I really like it. I have decided to see the world and so I got a job with a hotelier I know who operates a lot of hotels and resorts in this area of the world. I was hoping that they would send me to Java, but he said that he needed me here, because he is about to open up a new restaurant in the duo residences condo tower. That confused me at first, but some times he and I have language barriers. It is weird, because my Boss is a Hong Kong Chinese businessman who went to school in Boston, MA. Some times he is speaking in Chinese to his associates and then all of a sudden he will start talking to me with this bizarre Boston slang that he picked up while he was at Boston University.
Watching a Red Sox game with him is really a strange sensation, because the guy is the definitely the biggest Sox fan in this part of the world and he absolutely hates the Yankees. His friends here have absolutely no comprehension of what he means. Of course if he were in Taiwan or Japan, then there would be tons of people who are intimately familiar with the culture of baseball. Here there just are not any people who understand the game, they play cricket though. So his friends think that baseball is some strange form of that game. He is a really great boss though and pretty much leaves me alone to run the kitchen as I want. He knows that I can do the job and so he figures that he has other things to do and spends his time on things where he might be needed.Read more [...]