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I NeverPosted Saturday, March 12, 2011, at 3:04 AM
Continuing on the theme of my last post, I thought I would write about some other expectations, those I didn't have. These are some things I didn't expect about coming to Hong Kong but have nevertheless encountered.
I never thought a two-bedroom apartment could be as small as 300 square feet.
I never thought 50 degrees could feel so cold.
I never thought I would enjoy drinking plain hot water.
I never thought two channels on TV would be enough.
I never thought I could get an hour-long body massage for the price of an all-you-can-eat sushi meal.
I never thought Hershey's kisses in Hong Kong could taste so different from those in America.
I never thought the peanut butter I buy here would be made in Missouri.
I never thought I would miss doing laundry.
I never thought I would buy both a pair of fake Ugg boots and fake Converse tennis shoes.
I never thought I would do yoga on the 25th floor of a skyscraper.
I never thought I'd go so long without baking cookies.
I never thought a city of 7 or 8 million people could feel so small, at times.
I never thought a big city could feel so safe.
I never thought I would like it here so much.
I never thought I'd want to stay another year.
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Sydney is a former staff writer for the Democrat-News. She received degrees from University of Missouri in both music and magazine journalism. She played oboe with the Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra and the Marshall Municipal Band while she was in Marshall.