GBA Lifestyle News
By Yannie Chan | December 8th, 2015

Three random thoughts from a Hong Kong millennial.

1. Why I wake up at 6am to work out: My jeans were so tight they gave me a stomachache. The other day, I had to carry a giant box of event supplies at work and my arms felt extremely sore the next day. It made me realize how weak I was. I also want to realize my #officepantrygoal: to effortlessly change the water cooler bottle on my own.

It’s honestly kind of nice to start my day with something other than an unpleasant one-hour commute. Not to mention the impressed looks on people’s faces when I tell them of my morning workout. Oh, I get so drunk on those. I have to shower and blow-dry my hair in the morning = great hair, rest of the day.

One of the most amazing feelings I’ve had? When I went from feeling like I would pass out after a 30-minute run to feeling totally fine in just under three weeks. It’s one of the few times I truly felt swag.

2. I showed up at work today with incredibly swollen eyes, and my friend was understandably concerned. When she asked me about it, I couldn’t bring myself to explain my argument with my SO the previous night, because what we fight about can seem like the smallest, most trivial things.

So, in reflection, here are some of the things that I get too upset over: When I serve a carefully prepared dinner and he remains glued to the TV or his iPhone and does not eagerly try out my cooking. He nods off while reading Jin Yong (the greatest wuxia novelist ever), which I recommended to him. When he drinks Coca-Cola, because I don’t want to die alone. *Tear*

3. From the internet… The best party hosting tips I’ve ever read, from Amy Sedaris via NY Mag: “Try filling your medicine cabinet with marbles. Nothing announces a nosy partygoer more successfully than an avalanche of marbles striking a porcelain sink.” Need to seriously try that, though I have a feeling it might backfire.