One of the most important things that I miss after a holiday in India is being surrounded by people ALL the time, most of the time or atleast as much time as you want to be surrounded. After I am back it takes me atleast a week or two to get over this need to be surrounded. I managed quite well the whole week keeping myself busy with the kids, my friends, playdates but starting this afternoon I longed for some extra company around me, some extra warmth, extra comfort. I did attempt to call a friend over with the idea of having a glass of wine (maybe a bit more than that) and some good cheese but more important a great conversation flowing. Alas….this is HK! I do need to give much more notice to people than a few hours, so there were no takers for my offer. My husband is determined to visit the gymnasium after office to make up for all the lost time this week, my boys are fast asleep thanks to all our swimming this evening, so that just leaves me all by myself writing my blog and writing it takes away all my loneliness as I am surrounded by my thoughts.
As I look outside my balcony, I see the Hong Kong that I like, I prefer. HK by night with its twinkling lights, calmer streets and a considerable decrease in the noise level. Yet I know that there is another part of HK which at this moment would be filled with a different kind of noise, a different kind of energy – maybe on the streets of Lan Kwai Fong. A HK that knows how to party and party hard. Some of my friends complain that I do not make the most of this “other” side of HK and that I am already outdated since I do not know the names of most of the ‘happening’ bars in the city. I laugh it out but the truth is that I really like to just be at home. I might ‘over-socialise’ during the day but as the evening draws close, I like being in my comfort zone with my family. Not that I do not party at all, I do just enough to suit my liking or when some new dresses scream out in the closet to be worn, but as the evening wears on, I prefer to head back home even if to watch a nice movie or to chat with my husband late into the night. Of course it was different earlier when I would beg for permission from my mum to party or when the night always felt too short before we had to head back home. But time flies and priorities change.
Couch….thoughts….melon…….words….talk……doesn’t take too much to satisfy me, does it? Good night!
Don't you mean the night life on Wyndam 😉 C xx
I have never been to HK but I would really love to go there and visit. I think as we get older and settled with our family, we no longer crave the night life but a nice quiet time at home with the family.
Sometimes when I am at home with my daughter and it's just us, I do crave adult conversation. My blog does that for me–reminds me that I'm not really in this by myself.
Lovely pictures of HK at night.
🙂 Absolutely…so happy to know that you are still reading my blog….thanks!
Absolutely agree! I remember during my pregnancy and early stages of motherhood, I would crave to talk to just about anyone who would care to listen to me. Wish I had thought about blogging then as it is a great outlet to let the whole world know what you feel and then share their feelings and stories!
A perfect time for you and only yourself is the best thing we can ever get mehroo, thoughts flow by, we that particular moment start enjoying and notice in particular the surroundings around us which we pass through all the day without noticing and the actual beauty and peace underlying every night which we miss occassionally.
A bowl of melon or a cup of coffee(which i prefer) are the best companions. By the way, if u would have called me, u have no need to give me prior notice, i would love to be around with u all time chatting chatting chatting which i used to do with u in london. miss those days. So, when u want that extra warmth, im there dear………….
you have always been and will continue to be a wonderful friend…yes of course all I had to do was to let you know and you would have been home in no time. Let's chat soon.
BIJAL MEHTA says
Hi mehroo I can't believe a bubbly girl full off life to be a homemaker an adorable mother an a loving wife i was touched by your blog and I am so happy for u. I remembered the days we have enjoyed together and for always being with me in those tough days of myl life .
hey bijal, so nice to know that you have started reading my blog- a big THANK YOU for that and for your very sweet…yes we have had some great times together but I must know about your 'tough' times real soon 🙂
come to HK!
Nice one Mehroo! Can totally relate to it as most of the times I too prefer to be just home, do miss being able to go out to watch more movies though…being a big movie buff 😉
Thanks Reena, but why miss out on movies, the best thing to do is what we did in London – go out for Hindi movies with girlfriends and let hubby watch the kids at home, that way there were no guilt feelings!
Oh I dont have guilt feeling at all if I leave kids at home once a week 😉 Its the rare viiewing of Hindi films here which is more of a problem!