And a good evening to you from across the globe after another GREAT DAY in the Lion City. It was a quiet and quick one for Team Taylor, as the work day was quite busy. That being said, no complaints on our front, as I did make it to the gym to log a quick 5 K, turning in my best time in YEARS - 21:01!!! I definitely had more gas in the tank the last quarter mile, and I wish I'd known the time (I was clocking the mileage only on the treadmill) as I got near the end, as I could have upped the velocity. That being said, I'm very pleased to have my first sub-7 set in YEARS, and I'm hopeful that, with the 2 good runs this week, I'm definitely primed and ready for Sundown.
It should be noted that, in an effort to assimilate culturally, I greeted everyone on my first call today in Chinese - or at least I thought I did. Everyone joined the call with the normal "Hello!" or "How are you!", but I decided to spice things up. So when the Bull joined, he said, "Nee Haw Ma!", which is supposed to be "How are you?" However, the silence on the phone suggested that I didn't quite make that impression, and so when I said it again, Evelyn politely said, "Um, Sam - you need to slow that down. You're actually cursing at us." Now granted, I thought she might be kidding, but then, this evening at dinner, I relayed the story, at which point someone at dinner said, "Yeah, you just said cock and bollucks - TWICE." AWESOME. I mean, I'm nothing if not cultural.
The person who explained this to me, it should be noted, was the perennial nomad. That's right, ladies and gentlemen, back from their 28 day stay in Indonesia, Money and Big D are back in Sing Sing! We had some drinks at Red Dot (Steve - AGAIN, the Green Monster was available) before heading over to "Ladies Night" at Sailors, where girls eat free every Wednesday. It was SO GREAT to catch up with them, especially since they'll be off to Malaysia in 3 short days!
Okay, that's all the news that's fit to print. Chat tomorrow!
Sam and Jenny