I am in Thailand this week. I don’t think I know any bloggers here, but if I’m wrong, please feel free to correct me and get in touch! Do I sound unusually clipped and formal? Perhaps its because I’m spending this entire week away from my safe world of family and friends and only in the company of the people I work with.
There are masks all of us wear and juggle. I’m wearing my ‘office’ face till next Sunday. It isn’t necessarily bad.
Right now I’m sitting at the comp alone and typing this out, while most of my colleagues are out on a break. Some have put up their feet for a rest, someone is smoking outside in the lobby, someone is reading and one of them is missing her husband. Or perhaps I’m wrong. After all, none of them know what I’m doing right now. Or that I’m thinking about each of them and what he or she is doing.
This is going to be a week of plenty of new experiences. I am in a country I’ve never visited before, in a professional and personal setting that I am not familiar with. New food, new language, new culture but also new ideas, new people, new etiquettes. And in the midst of it all, the thoughts. I’m on a watch-only, think-later mode. So I’ll try to blog as often as possible, not with well-thought out posts but just things that rattle around in my head all day.
Whew…it feels good to spit all that out.