I usually make great efforts to get out of town during any public holiday, especially when it’s combined with a weekend, as in the case of Christmas 2011 — perfectly lined up to allow for a 4 day weekend! But this year I did nothing.
Well I’ve done a few things. I’ve done my laundry, cooked a few meals at home, watched DVDs, got a haircut. What a life. I realized that it’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed a long weekend at home, and it reminds me of “normal” life from back when I lived in NY. There was no pressure to go anywhere, and holidays meant just relaxing — not racing off to see the sites and do adventure activities. As much as I love to see and do, I realize it’s easy to forget that it’s ok to just sit and relax and just how good it is to catch up on slowing down.
It’s hard to remember that in HK where even locals tend to get out of town for most holidays due to the ease of travel here. Also, when you don’t have family around, you tend not to want to stick around either (last year two of my sisters came to visit and we had a lot of fun).
This year it was me and one great friend in HK, and lazying around was all that was needed. We have grand plans to go ice skating and see a movie. I think that will be the most action that is needed. Happy holidays everyone!