Archive for October, 2010

Oct
11

Digital Camera Fun

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So I’m on this business trip and really do dislike dining alone (note to self: make an effort to be more hospitable when my foreign colleagues come to visit!).  Tonight, I entertained myself by checking out the photos on my digital camera that never, ever, get downloaded.  What a blast.  I laughed outloud throughout the whole dinner, enjoyed my meal, and got back to the hotel quite happy.  What was so funny was the photos my daughter had taken, mostly of her stuffed animals and plastic animal figures all around the house.  I had no idea she had spent so much time with my camera!  The shots were artistically arranged by her 7 yr old hands and oh, so cute!  No one else would have laughed as hard as me, but I really got an unexpected kick out of it.  A great way to feel connected to my loved ones at home instead of moping around and missing them!

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Oct
10

My Singapore “Vacation”

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There is a silver lining to business trips, even those you don’t want to go on – especially for working moms.  Having just arrived in Singapore, I’ve been working on switching my mindset from “I really wish I was home” to “how do I enjoy every moment of this trip”.  Here’s how my “vacation” is going so far:

The flight was very long, but with absolutely no hiccups.  Thank you, Bose headphones and aisle seats!

The hotel is stunning.  My view is spectacular and the service is optimal.  The room service person today saw that I have a cold and came back, completely on her own accord, with a tea service for me.  Now, if I could only figure out how to drink it!  I’ve made a real mess of it, I must admit.  There was loose tea in the tea pot, and another tea pot with hot water, and a strainer do-hickey.  So I put the hot water in the teapot with the loose tea, then tried to pour that mixture through the strainer and into my tea cup.  Apparently, that’s not how it’s done!  Instead, the loose tea blocked up the tea pot’s spout and I got water all over the place. 

Enjoyed a lunch of mushroom soup and a salad full of veggies, did a little yoga (www.exercisetv.tv is a great resource!) and am now I’m off to the Singapore zoo.  Not bad for a first day.  Tomorrow, the meetings begin.

 

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