Spoiler: I stayed awake. But my initial post-by-email attempt failed. Let’s try this again (and pretend this posted about 10 hours ago!)
For those of us who work and play in the GMT +8 time zone (Me! Me! Me!), 2014 is less than an hour away. I haven’t even had a nap yet tonight, and am aiming to make it to midnight without one bit of whining to KMN about how I’m falling asleep. This might be the first year (in the 7 years we’ve been together) that this has happened. Shocking.
And although we aren’t exactly party animals, KMN and I are celebrating the new year outside of Singapore (although still in GMT +8). You see, not even an amazing trip to the zoo on Sunday:
could convince my parents to stay on for a few extra days. To distract me, and to take advantage of the work lull for KMN (sometimes the end of the year is quite hectic for corporate attorneys; this year’s quiet was more the exception than the norm for him), he booked us tickets to Hong Kong – leaving at exactly the same time as my parents flew out to return to New Jersey.
Believe it or not, Hong Kong is a popular destination for trail running and hiking in Southeast Asia. I’ve been itching to check out some of the trails here, and this was the perfect opportunity. So we flew in Monday night, and on Tuesday morning (today), we packed up our brand new Salomon packs (Christmas present!!):
and headed out. Today, we explored Dragon’s Back and some of the surrounding trails. Despite a bit of haze, being out on the trails in moderate temperatures and beautiful sunshine was amazing!
We have another 1.5 days of hiking planned, so I’ll be pretty much MIA until Thursday evening. But I have big plans to catching up on both blog reading AND blog writing (2013 recap, 2014 goals, race and training plans, stretching, hiking in HK, a recap of our visit to Pulau Ubin, and more!) this weekend. I’ll see you there!!
(Also, in the waning hours of 2013, I’ve learned how to post by phone. I hope. Provided this actually posts in something more than gibberish. Fingers crossed!!)
So to ring in 2014, I leave you with the delicious fries we enjoyed this evening. They were seasoned with honey and some other spices, and served with mayo/sambal chili sauce:
Cheers, and Happy New Year!!!
What’s the best part of starting a ‘new year’ for you?
Tips for posting by phone? I’m a bit scared of how my photos will come out…