Gong Xi! Gong Xi!
I must start off today's post with the CNY greeting. I can feel the festival although I have to work today. Why? You will know when you read this post further.
I woke up and felt a little lazy. Dang, it's laundry day again. I marked today as a memorable day as it would be the last day I would ever use the washing machine. What to do? Must save electricity so that the bill will not be so high and I don't have to pay extra money for rental. Hehehe!!! I shall drink less water and shit less too.
The last sentence is obviously a joke. I am not that insane (yet) to shrink my water intake and die a slow and painful death.
Back to this morning, I was feeling cheapskate so I had my breakfast at the hotel.
A glass of Milo to start my day. It's lovely.
First day of Chinese New Year and there were very few Chinese in sight. I guessed all of them had already returned home for the festival. The only remaining Chinese in the hotel were the pathetic ones who had to sacrifice their public holidays for another year. Poor thing. This is one cruel reality that I have to accept to work in the hotel industry. Sad.
I could hear "Dong dong chiang, dong dong chiang" coming from outside when I went into the spa sanctum. Then Zaki said the lion dance troupe would be coming soon. I went into the office to start typing the promo letters for guests checking in tomorrow and halfway through, Liang asked me to go out and see the lion dance. So I went.
They are finally here! Dong dong chiang!!
A video of how the 'lion' got the angpau from the boutique entrance.
Remember why I said I could feel the festival even when I was working? This was how!!
The spa was nominated in some competition and the judge came for the treatment today. Everyone, especially Zaki was exceptionally concerned and made sure everything was in tip-top condition before the guest arrived.
In the end, we got good remarks from her. Phew! Now there's a greater chance to win the award.
Zaki suddenly decided to treat me so we went to KFC for dinner.
Two-piece chicken, coleslaw, mashed potato and a bun. A classic KFC meal. I am still bloated after dinner. Two hours had passed since I reached home. Can you imagine how filling the food was?
Was about to fall asleep last night when I heard the fireworks outside. This was recorded from my room window. Not a good angle because I was too lazy to go to the balcony to have a better video.