(27.09.2015 – 03.10.2015)
The life of a hotelier is never mundane. Some days things seem to go smoother than others and you are blessed to start and end the day well and even manage to be amused by some of the silly things that the guests say or do while other days you feel like you are dragged through the mud and then put on a roller coaster ride with all sorts of behind-the-scene challenges thrown at you and before you can catch you breath and steady yourself there goes another big dip! I try to stay sane and leave my work behind when I step out of the hotel (well, at least I try to!) and find time for little things that bring me pleasure or simply just try to relax and exhale….
We had a very stressful week this week at work with some air-conditioning challenges and employee turnover issues but hey, life is not all about work and I was determined not to give in to the stress and let it bring me down. So here’s my week in pictures, showing a few things that I took time to do as well as the life around me in general…
After church service my friends David and Diane took me to the Borneo Orchid Show 2015 to look at my favourite flowers all under one roof. It seemed like not long ago that we were at the same local community centre for the last orchid show, has it really been a year already?
We saw the half-filled hall and weak competitions in each sections and left with slight sadness in our heart just like the year before for fear that in a few years’ time there would not be any orchid show anymore. It truly is a dying art, what a shame!
These are just a few selected pictures of the show…
After the orchid show I made a date with my godchildren Hannah and Isaac to go to their house in the evening to join them and their cousins for the lantern walk as Sunday was the Mid-autumn Festival/Moon Cake Festival/Lantern Festival in the Chinese calendar.
Our Front Office Manager and I were taken out for dinner after work by an online agent so we got to sit back, relax and talk nonsense over dinner…
The bush fire from Indonesia which, sadly to say is a yearly occurrence now affects Malaysia and the neighbouring countries badly with haze from the smoke. Fortunately it is still bearable in East Malaysia where we are and life goes on as usual unlike in Peninsula Malaysia and Singapore where people cannot even stay outdoor without a heavy-duty mask on and on some days schools were closed when the air pollution index was high.
Being an upcycler myself of course I support fellow upcycler and hence, we supply a junior from my school Japson, the plastic containers and bottles from our hotel for his upcycling craft projects.
Public holiday = no work = time to chill!!!