I live alone in Hong Kong. But I rarely feel I am alone because the frenetic pace of life here sometimes blow me by. At the same time, technology and Hong Kong’s structured life has brought convenience in me.
* Convenience that I could stay home (room) the whole day and be in touch with many people using phone, e-mail, sms and instant
messaging without going away.
* Convenience that I can be a lector at Our Lady of Mount Carmel church in Wan Chai one Sunday, hear Mass at St Joseph the next and be part of a choir to sing in distant St Vincent Church in the next.
* Convenience that I still have time to play squash with Karen or Zandro and company once every five weeks or so.
* Convenience that I manage to teach Filipina domestic helpers, who care enough that they deserve to learn more, every Sunday afternoon.
* Convenience that despite being on my own I do the cooking, attending to laundry, housework and grocery every Wednesday night or Saturday
* Convenience that I am able to arrange things such as watching a orchestra performance (this 29th at City Hall).
* Convenience to see beautiful things around such as the well done Airport simulation by Cathay Pacific at Hongkong MTR station and seeing the physical structures of shops whose pages I do optimize at StarStreet.
But I have to admit I also stopped doing things I wanted to do.
* I could not study Japanese calligraphy and prunounciation.
* I could not write about my previous travels in Korea and Vietnam.
* I could not check my telephone bill discrepancy nor follow up the expiring Powervantage account.
* I stopped scribbling my diary since early last year.
I don’t know if I do manage my time well but I think even if I am the most efficient person in the world, there are a lot of other things that can be done.
Unfortunately there isn’t a lot of time in a day to do things I want to do.